IIA ja ECIIA blogidest

14.11.2019 - 12:00


Auditing Cybersecurity within Insurance firms

The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) released a report on Auditing Cybersecurity within Insurance firms.

Internal Audit plays a vital role in the...

12.11.2019 - 15:37


Introduction of guidelines on interaction and cooperation between prudential and AML/CFT supervision

The Basel Committee is consulting on Introduction of guidelines on interaction and cooperation between prudential and AML/CFT supervision.

Consistent with the goals and objectives of the standards issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and principles and guidelines...

12.11.2019 - 07:14

Mike Jacka

Is Everyone Taking Care of the Customers

​Internal audit has as much responsiblity to ensure organizational customer excellence as anyone else in the organization. 

12.11.2019 - 06:08

Richard Chambers

Enforce or Enlighten? This Should Not Be a Dilemma for Internal Audit

Practitioners can be so much more effective and valued when they are not seen as the organizational “cops.”

06.11.2019 - 16:23


Webinar: GDPR & Corporate Governance: The role of Internal Audit and Risk Management One year After Implementation

ECIIA and FERMA are co-organising a live webinar about our recent project, “GDPR & Corporate Governance: The role of Internal Audit and Risk Management One year After Implementation”. The webinar will be held on 5...

04.11.2019 - 15:16

Richard Chambers

The Road Ahead for Internal Audit: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2020s

The coming decade will pose significant new challenges and opportunities for the internal audit profession.

01.11.2019 - 07:10

Mike Jacka

The Giants Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand

​To understand the businesses we audit, we have to understand the theories upon which they are based.

29.10.2019 - 05:34

Mike Jacka

Geysers, Butterflies, and Internal Audit

​Stick around, look around, and be amazed by what you might discover.

28.10.2019 - 14:40

Richard Chambers

Internal Auditing and the Public Good

​Among the most selfless men and women in our profession are those in public service.

25.10.2019 - 08:03

Mike Jacka

Dude, Where's My Risk

​If you want to know where the latest risks are popping up, pay attention to the news.

23.10.2019 - 16:55


EFRAG: new projects

​The European Corporate Lab&EFRAG has published a feedback statement summarising the input received from the public consultation on the European Lab’s future agenda, in which ECIIA...

21.10.2019 - 15:01

Richard Chambers

When Boards Are Surprised, Who's at Fault?

Findings from a recent IIA report point to boards having an unrealistic view of risk management.

21.10.2019 - 12:33


Better protection of whistle-blowers: new EU-wide rules in 2021

In February 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding the protection of whistleblowers as beforehand, there was no protection framework in place for them. In October 2017, the Committee on Legal Affairs adopted a report which called the European Commission to present a...

15.10.2019 - 15:14

Richard Chambers

Groundbreaking IIA Report Could Reshape Views on Risk Management

Boards, executive management, and internal audit leaders must be aligned in their approach to risk.

14.10.2019 - 20:30

Mike Jacka

The Lapses That Can Destroy Us

​When internal auditors lapse into rhetoric, we can no longer claim to be critical thinkers.

08.10.2019 - 08:07

Mike Jacka

Internal Audit's Eight Stakeholders

​Internal audit exists to benefit its stakeholders. But who, exactly, are they?

07.10.2019 - 15:40

Richard Chambers

Ready or Not — Here Come the 2020s

When we make a concerted effort to look ahead, we open our minds to see beyond the day-to-day. 

04.10.2019 - 07:04

Mike Jacka

Where You Been Lately

​Deadlines are nice. But, before insisting they be met, ensure you understand your priorities. 

01.10.2019 - 11:26


EIOPA: Opinion on Sustainability and Solvency II

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published an Opinion on Sustainability and Solvency II.


01.10.2019 - 10:58


Fraud Conference 2019

The Institute of Fraud Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Belgium and the Institute of Internal Auditors Belgium have the pleasure to inform you that they are jointly organizing a full-day event on 19 November...

30.09.2019 - 15:43

Richard Chambers

Internal Auditors Must Stand Tall — But Know When to Walk

​How should we proceed when tone at the top is ineffective, or perhaps toxic, and our ability to effect change is compromised? 

26.09.2019 - 18:03


Banking Forum 2019: the outcomes

The ECIIA Banking Forum 2019 was a success! We have welcomed 87 attendees, representing 79 banks from all Europe, in Luxembourg.

After plenary introductions about the impact of the events from the last decade on the Financial System, we were updated on the new regulations from...

24.09.2019 - 13:17


ECIIA welcomes its new President!

The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) has elected its new President, Thierry Thouvenot, Chief Audit Executive of KBL European Private Bankers and Board member of IIA Luxembourg. His election took place at the General Assembly held in Luxembourg on September 21,...

24.09.2019 - 12:23


ECIIA Annual Report 2018/2019

The ECIIA Annual Report 2018/2019 has been presented at the ECIIA General Assembly in Luxembourg, on 21 September 2019.

The post...

23.09.2019 - 15:13

Richard Chambers

When It Comes to Internal Audit Principles — The Stand Must Be Complete

I offer my observations on the second half of the Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

17.09.2019 - 07:14

Mike Jacka

Turning an Idea into an Identity

​Internal auditors must take personal accountability in changing the perception of their departments and the profession.

16.09.2019 - 15:41

Richard Chambers

Internal Auditors Should Stand on Principles

The Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing drive home what we do as practitioners.

10.09.2019 - 17:44


Risk in Focus 2020: Hot topics for internal auditors

About the report

Risk in Focus helps Heads of Internal Audit to understand how their peers view today’s risk landscape as they prepare their forthcoming audit plans for 2020.

The full report is available ...

09.09.2019 - 15:47

Richard Chambers

6 Risk Management Lessons I Learned From Hurricane Dorian

The recent storm provided several risk management lessons both at the organizational level and on a personal level that deserve sharing.

03.09.2019 - 08:28

Mike Jacka

Please, Sir, I Want Some More

​More data may provide more assurance, but it doesn't really provide more information.

02.09.2019 - 17:55

Richard Chambers

Why Social Accountability Must Be on Internal Audit's Radar

Practitioners should take note of two recent developments in business that could have profound and long-lasting impacts on how organizations operate.

27.08.2019 - 08:01

Mike Jacka

Report Writing is Communication

​To effectively communicate, internal auditors must understand more than just the craft of writing reports.

26.08.2019 - 15:51

Richard Chambers

What Happens When Internal Audit Is Ignored? It Happens Too Often

The prospect of a cyberattack should be continuously on our radar, and internal audit's recommendations when vulnerabilities are found should be heard and given immediate attention.

20.08.2019 - 07:37

Mike Jacka

Every Report is Telling a Story

Internal auditors must make sure readers believe the story that is being told.

19.08.2019 - 15:36

Richard Chambers

Should Internal Auditors Worry About Digital Spies in Our Midst?

Internal audit must remain informed and vigilant as to how data-driven technology will impact privacy, data protection, and risk.

16.08.2019 - 07:19

Mike Jacka

I Read the News Today Oh Boy

​Are you ready for the next big risk?

10.08.2019 - 23:59

Richard Chambers

How Do You Know When It's Time to Go?

There are a few fundamental questions that anyone considering a career move should contemplate.

09.08.2019 - 15:49

Mike Jacka

When a Truth Becomes a Lie

​All internal auditors really have is their word and their integrity.

05.08.2019 - 15:09

Richard Chambers

Are Companies Capitulating on Cybersecurity Risks?

Part of internal audit's scope must be to assess the organization's cyber culture and help build a culture that is cyber savvy.

02.08.2019 - 07:35

Mike Jacka

I'm Sorry, I'm Not In the Office Right Now

​Internal auditors need to remember that risks can come from unexpected places.

29.07.2019 - 15:44

Richard Chambers

Internal Audit Must Monitor Ethics in the Corner Office, Too

The potential for conflict should never deter auditors from raising a red flag when unethical behavior is suspected.