Embracing innovation to deliver confidence and insights
New technologies are changing the way we do business, making new things possible and creating new products and services. For internal audit to continue to deliver value, it needs to understand and address the impact these technology innovations have on their organizations. Boards and executives expect internal audit functions to have a point of view on emerging technologies—and to be able to provide advice on how to embrace them—while managing the risks and implementing strong controls.
Organizations that are more advanced in their adoption of technology are also considering its impact on their talent model. Availability of talent is driving technology decisions and vice versa. Different skills may be required to bring new technologies into everyday internal audit operations.
Technology skill sets Canadian organizations believe that require more investment or improvement to meet internal audit needs.