About The Institute of Internal Auditors

​Established in 1941, The IIA is an international professional association with global headquarters in Lake Mary, Fla., USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, IT audit, education, and security.


The mission of The IIA is to provide dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing.

What is internal auditing?

Performed by professionals with an in-depth understanding of the business culture, systems, and processes, the internal audit activity provides assurance that internal controls in place are adequate to mitigate the risks, governance processes are effective and efficient, and organizational goals and objectives are met.
The IIA has developed the globally accepted definition of internal auditing, as follows:
Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
For more information on The IIA, visit www.theiia.org.

Audit Channel

Audit Channel launched in November 2011 as an extension of The IIA’s communications, marketing, and advocacy efforts. Through Audit Channel, The IIA informs and educates its members, others interested in the practice of internal auditing, and stakeholders by being the source of internal audit news and information using video.
Audit Channel is a free service that offers short three- to five-minute videos on topics based on their relevance and significance to the internal audit profession and those who practice it.
Videos focus on timely subjects of importance to internal auditors in how they approach their daily work. Topics areas include governance, risk, controls, compliance, fraud, IT, talent management, and much more. As required, videos offer information on the latest IIA standards and guidance, research, professional certification information, educational offerings, and networking opportunities.
Audit Channel is a component of both www.globaliia.org and www.theiia.org​ to better serve IIA members and the profession.