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January 27, 2015

Global survey of internal auditors launches

Altamonte Springs, FL--A survey providing the most-comprehensive global look into the practice of internal auditing will launch February 2, bringing new insight into a profession whose value continues to grow as ever-evolving risks and opportunities challenge business operations worldwide.

The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) 2015 Global Internal Audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) practitioner survey will take a deep look into the profession with input from front-line internal auditors and chief audit executives (CAEs).

The survey will be distributed to the more than 180,000 members of The Institute of Internal Auditors worldwide, as well as through other international professional organizations. Internal auditors who are not members of the IIA, as well as those in related fields such as risk managers and compliance officers, also are being urged to participate. More than 10,000 participated in the previous CBOK survey, in 2010.

“This CBOK survey will give us valuable insight into the practice of internal auditing from Beijing to Boston,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA.

The survey period, which runs from Feb. 2 to March 27, will allow internal auditors the opportunity to share information about key business areas, including governance, management, talent, risk, and technology, as well as the future of the profession.

Results of the survey will be shared in a series of reports beginning with 10 Imperatives for Innovation, which is scheduled for release in July at The IIA’s International Conference in Vancouver, B.C. In total, more than 30 CBOK reports are planned for distribution through 2016. The reports will come in a number of forms, from in-depth “Core Reports” focusing on broad topics of significance to the profession to shorter “Fast Facts” and infographics. Each will be complemented by corresponding PowerPoint presentations so that the information can be easily shared in other forums. All reports generated from the CBOK survey will be available for free to the public.

Additionally, customized survey data will be distributed to educators as support material for curricula, academic researchers, and The IIA’s more than 150 North American chapters and more than 100 national institutes worldwide.

The co-chairs of the 2015 CBOK effort, Richard J. Anderson, DePaul University clinical professor, and Jean Coroller, French Institute of Directors certifications director, are urging as many professionals who either work in internal audit or interact with internal auditors to participate in the survey in order to make the resulting database as comprehensive as possible.

Access to the survey will be available through The IIA’s CBOK Resource Center beginning February 2.

About the IIA The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, The IIA today serves more than 180,000 members from 190 countries. The association’s global headquarters are in Altamonte Springs, Fla. For more information, visit

About The IIARF Established in 1976, The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) is the global leader in sponsoring, disseminating, and promoting research and knowledge resources about internal auditing. Its mission is to shape, advance, and expand knowledge of internal auditing by providing relevant research and educational products to the profession globally.



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