Knowledge Brief: Political Pressures Faced by Internal Auditors in the Public Sector

Public sector governance structures provide internal audit with less independence than is often afforded internal audit in the private sector. Add in political pressures from constituents and public officials' concern with re-election, and internal audit can be caught in very difficult situations. This knowledge brief addresses how to identify and deal with political pressures. 

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