Blog: Internal Auditing and the Public Good
In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here’s an excerpt from his latest post:
Regular readers of my blog understand the emphasis I place on internal audit’s role in helping organizations achieve their objectives. It is integral to the Definition of Internal Auditing and is at the core of what we do as professionals. No matter where we perform our duty as internal auditors, serving the organization must be ingrained in our DNA.
There is a large part of the internal audit community where this is particularly and peculiarly so: the public sector. There are unique challenges for public-sector auditors that relate to serving organizations that, in turn, serve the public and public good. Among the most selfless men and women in our profession are those in public service.
The IIA is keenly aware of this and has published a new practice guide, Unique Aspects of Internal Auditing in the Public Sector, which delves into the singular differences that public-sector auditors must cope with and offers important guidance.