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Quality Assessments Self-assessment with Independent Validation

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Self-assessment with Independent Validation


The Self-assessment with Independent Validation (SAIV) approach is a more cost-effective Quality Assessment solution. The organization’s internal audit activity completes its self-assessment per the Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity. IIA Quality Services provides a competent, independent validator who is well-versed in quality assessment methodology to provide an independent validation of the internal audit activity’s self-assessment. In addition to reviewing the self-assessment, the validator also substantiates work completed by the self-assessment team and interviews senior management. Upon conclusion of the SAIV, the validator will either co-sign the internal audit activity's report regarding conformance to the Standards or will issue a separate report on the disparities.