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24.11.2020 - 16:45


Risk in Focus 2021: Practical guidance on macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty

This practical guidance is part of the Risk in Focus 2021 publication and addresses the key topic:...

24.11.2020 - 07:15

Mike Jacka

Flocking and the Value of Internal Audit

​It is perceived value that will sell our clients on our value, not esoteric ideas like independence and objectivity.

23.11.2020 - 13:38


Webinar | Cybersecurity: what is the role of the human factor

Cybersecurity and data security have been one of the top three priority risks identified in Risk in Focus over the past five editions.

Despite increasing investments made by organisations, it...

23.11.2020 - 12:30


ESMA: consultation paper on draft to the EC under Article 8 of the Taxonomy regulation

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Consultation Paper on its draft advice to the European Commission on Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation.  Stakeholders are invited to provide...

23.11.2020 - 01:37

Richard Chambers

The Talent Disruption Risk Looming in 2021

I believe a perfect storm is coming that will create more pervasive talent disruption risks in 2021 than any time in memory. 

20.11.2020 - 02:08

Mike Jacka

We Will Never Get Back to Normal

​What are you doing differently from a year ago that is making you better?

18.11.2020 - 18:25


EFRAG: New developments in the field of non-financial reporting

Two progress reports have been submitted by EFRAG to Commissioner McGuiness and have been published on...

18.11.2020 - 16:49


Member States start discussions on content of digital operational resilience proposal – Financial services Regulation

The proposal for a Regulation on digital operational resilience in the EU financial sector (DORA) is making its first steps through the EU legislative process. The proposal, which would introduce a detailed legislative framework on operational resilience for financial institutions in...

17.11.2020 - 06:47

Mike Jacka

Stagnation in a Time of Great Change

​The role of external influence on innovation in internal audit cannot be overstated.

16.11.2020 - 02:06

Richard Chambers

Is GE's Rotational Audit Announcement Good News or Bad?

I shared an article about the decision last week on social media, and it generated a lot of reaction — both positive and negative.

10.11.2020 - 15:42

Mike Jacka

Turn the Page

​Internal audit may be able to provide a lesson to the world.

09.11.2020 - 15:48

Richard Chambers

Are We Ready to Move Beyond COVID-19 Risks?

The “normal” we return to will be decidedly different than the one we left, and internal auditors must be ready to adjust their planning, processes, and mindsets.

09.11.2020 - 11:46


Risk in Focus 2021 | Practical guidance

This practical guidance about Cybersecurity and data security is part of the Risk in Focus 2021 publication. It...

04.11.2020 - 12:57


EBA: consultation to incorporate ESG risks into the governance, risk management and supervision of credit institutions and investment firms

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a Discussion Paper on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks management and supervision aiming to collect feedback for the preparation of its final report on the topic. The Discussion Paper provides a comprehensive proposal on how ESG...

03.11.2020 - 13:03


European Commission: consultation on sustainable corporate governance

The European Commission launched a public consultation on sustainable corporate governance: to foster long-term sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour

As indicated in the ...

01.11.2020 - 22:51

Richard Chambers

New IIA Report Yields Valuable Clues on Risks for 2021

The value of OnRisk 2021 lies in insights drawn from measuring how key players in risk management view risks in relation to each other.

27.10.2020 - 06:46

Mike Jacka

Internal Audit's Responsibility to the Public

​How far should internal auditors go in delivering the truth?

25.10.2020 - 23:47

Richard Chambers

When Audit Committees Want to "Hear No Evil" From Internal Audit

Any reluctance by audit committees to hear/solicit everything internal audit needs to say presents the profession with a call to action.

22.10.2020 - 14:51


ECIIA | New management board members

The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) elected new board members during the General Assembly, held virtually on the 20 October 2020.

Five board members were elected at the General Assembly and two are newly elected.

  • Verra...

20.10.2020 - 12:56


European Commission: 2021 work programme

The European Commission has presented the 2021 Commission Work Programme: “A Union of vitality in a world of fragility”.

The European green deal and a Europe fit for the digital age remain top priorities for 2021.

Read more at the...

18.10.2020 - 22:02

Richard Chambers

Suspicious Internal Audit Deaths Demand Answers

Any time a public sector internal auditor is harmed or killed in retribution for his or her work, it amounts to nothing short of an attack on our systems of government.

16.10.2020 - 07:08

Mike Jacka

Thanks We Already Know That

​Most organizational leaders underestimate the knowledge and skills within internal audit. 

13.10.2020 - 17:44


EIOPA: Guidelines on information and communication technology security and governance

EIOPA issued the Guidelines addressed to the supervisory authorities to provide guidance on how insurance and reinsurance undertakings should apply the governance requirements foreseen in Directive 2009/138/EC5 (“Solvency II Directive”) and in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2015/356 (“...

13.10.2020 - 17:34


European Commission: New Platform on Sustainable finance

The European Commission published the list of members of the Platform on sustainable finance. The platform will advise the Commission on the development of technical screening criteria for the EU taxonomy,...

13.10.2020 - 17:29


EBA: work programme for 2021

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its annual work programme for 2021, describing the activities and tasks of the Authority for the coming year and highlighting its key strategic areas of work.

In 2021, the EBA will focus on six strategic areas: (i) supporting the...

12.10.2020 - 12:06



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11.10.2020 - 23:41

Richard Chambers

Internal Audit: Do Your Part and #BeCyberSmart

Internal auditors worldwide should be reminded of the urgency to keep up with changes in this risk area.

09.10.2020 - 05:14

Mike Jacka

The Black Bag Auditor

​Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, it breeds familiarity.

06.10.2020 - 11:46


EIOPA: 2019 annual and Q1 2020 insurance statistics

EIOPA published statistics based on quantitative Solvency II reporting from insurance undertakings and groups in the EU and the European...

05.10.2020 - 04:25

Richard Chambers

Europe's Internal Auditors Are Already Identifying the Risks for 2021

A new report from the ECIIA provides valuable insights for the coming year.

30.09.2020 - 11:58


EBA: risks to the financial sector after the outbreak of COVID-19

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA,...

29.09.2020 - 20:55

Mike Jacka

The Sin of Certainty

Certainty is knowledge petrified.

29.09.2020 - 14:45


EBA: input from institutions on their ESG disclosure practices

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published an online survey to receive input from credit institutions on their practices and views in the area of disclosure of information on environmental social governance (ESG) risks. The survey, which is addressed to large credit institutions that will be...

28.09.2020 - 15:43

Richard Chambers

Internal Auditors: Be Trusting But Skeptical

​Maybe it is time to be more skeptical about our own professional skepticism.

25.09.2020 - 16:24

Mike Jacka

Hypocrisy and Internal Audit

​Hypocrisy is the epitome of unethical behavior. Internal auditors must be alert for it everywhere we look and in everything we do.

22.09.2020 - 17:07


Risk in Focus 2021: hot topics for internal auditors

For the past five years Risk in Focus has sought to highlight the key risk areas identified by Chief Audit Executives (CAEs). The purpose of this...

21.09.2020 - 00:30

Richard Chambers

We Are Here to Help You — This Time We (Really) Mean It

I believe 2020 presents a great opportunity to closely examine how we are viewed and how we can change any mistaken perceptions in the minds of skeptical clients. 

18.09.2020 - 07:55

Mike Jacka

I Remember It Exactly

​The memory of what we have seen with our own eyes isn't what we think it is.

16.09.2020 - 17:02


European Commission: a sustainable and transformational recovery

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today pledged that the European Commission will drive a sustainable and transformational recovery that will give Europe a global platform to lead economically, environmentally and geopolitically. The initial objectives remain,...

15.09.2020 - 13:18


Webinar- GDPR & Corporate Governance: evaluation after 2 years implementation

ECIIA and FERMA are organising a joint webinar entitled  “GDPR & Corporate Governance: evaluation after 2 years implementation.”


15.09.2020 - 08:07

Mike Jacka

Adding Value to the Value-Adding Value We Add

​Was there a time you weren't adding value?

13.09.2020 - 23:45

Richard Chambers

Internal Audit, COVID-19 Risks, and the Year Ahead

Anticipating risks has never been more critical than it is today. 

11.09.2020 - 07:00

Mike Jacka

SOX, Internal Audit, and a Disturbing Number

​Internal audit's involvement in SOX compliance: is the news good or bad?

09.09.2020 - 11:00


European Commission: new consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance

The Commission published the findings of its study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance. The study shows that listed companies...

07.09.2020 - 11:52


Towards a more resilient Europe post-coronavirus: An initial mapping of structural risks facing the European Union

The current coronavirus crisis emphasises the need for the European Union to devote more effort to anticipatory governance, notably through analysis of medium- and long-term global trends, as well as structured contingency planning and the stress-testing of existing and future policies. In order...

07.09.2020 - 11:38


EBA: updated work programme for 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

EBA has published its revised working program. Main assumptions that impact advocacy are:

  • Freeze of publication of new consultation papers, unless considered critical
  • Limit to the minimum interaction with the industry. Only voluntary exercises with industry were planned...

07.09.2020 - 02:07

Richard Chambers

Curse of the Happy Workpapers

When everything an internal auditor encounters during the course of an audit is simply captured and included in the workpapers, they soon can be measured in linear feet.