Integrated Approaches to Internal Auditing
The key is the approach taken to integration considerations and the flexibility to deliver value based on context and the most important objectives and risks facing an entity, function, or process.
The focus of this paper is to show how integrated thinking and reporting, effective internal control, enterprise risk management (ERM), and independent assurance provided by internal audit functions align to help organizations achieve their objectives and meet stakeholder expectations.
Risk Managers and Internal Auditors are needed for their expertise when it comes to anticipating the effect of double materiality. The two professions can also help the Board in the dialogue with relevant stakeholders. Companies should first assess their level of maturity in terms of overall approach to sustainability.
Liquidity is key to a robust and solvent financial sector. Supervisory principles hold boards accountable for an organization’s liquidity adequacy assessment and advocate a relevant and active internal audit role in assessing an organization’s liquidity risk management (LRM) process.
Cybersecurity attacks are increasing as the tools for detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities in networked systems and devices become increasingly sophisticated or commoditized. Threatening technologies and methods are advanced by criminal enterprises, state-sponsored hackers, and others with malicious intentions.
Intended to serve as a practical, step-by-step approach for internal audit leaders, this guide summarizes the standards, staffing, and resources needed to successfully plan and implement or improve an internal audit activity in the public sector.