A study of current internal audit practices and strategies in the light of changing business trends.
PwC's fifth annual state of the internal audit profession study reveals an internal audit profession in flux, making rapid adjustments to a world that seems at once expanding, contracting, and changing...always changing.
Key trends in this year's report include:
2007 State of the internal audit profession study: Pressures build for continual focus on risk* (144kb)
To enhance organizational risk management, internal audit must embrace ongoing risk monitoring and frequent enterprise-wide risk assessments.
2006 State of the internal audit profession study: Continuous audit gains momentum* (84kb)
Continuous auditing solutions are being pursued by chief audit executives as a means to shorten audit cycle times and provide more timely risk and control assurance to key stakeholders.
2005 State of the internal audit profession study: Internal audit post-Sarbanes-Oxley* (153kb)
As demands on internal audit escalate, chief audit executives must strike a sound balance between their priorities and available resources in order to meet stakeholder objectives.