Stakeholder Relationships

​Internal audit has a number of stakeholders, or “customers” for their efforts. Maintaining strong, transparent, two-way relationships with stakeholders is essential for CAEs to ensure internal audit serves their needs, as well as enlisting the support internal audit needs from stakeholders to be able to perform its role to bring the most value to its organization.

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Featured Resources​​​​

Stakeholders' Advice to the Chief Audit Executive

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stakeholders' Advice to the Chief Audit Executive

​The latest report from the CBOK Stakeholder Study explores what stakeholders would say to their CAE if they had a chance to sit down with them informally and have a heart-to-heart discussion. Download th​e report

​CAE Administrative Reporting Line and Auditing Activities

​CAE Administrative Reporting Line and Auditing Activities

The administrative reporting lines for the CAE can be critical. This short PowerPoint presentation walks the CAE through this topic. Download the presentation.

​Building an Effective Audit Committee Relationship

​Building an Effective Audit Committee Relationship

Learn how the CAE of FedEx works to build and maintain an excellent relationship with the Audit Committee. Read the Knowled​ge Brief.

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