Protiviti's Internal Auditing Around the World 10th Anniversary Edition Examines Future Auditor Role

   Protiviti's Internal Auditing Around the World 10th Anniversary Edition
                         Examines Future Auditor Role

A look at 16 global companies leading internal audit's evolution

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 8, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Protiviti
(, a global consulting firm, has released the tenth
anniversary edition of its Internal Auditing around the World series of publications, which examines the pressing
issues, new challenges and evolution of internal audit that affect global

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Titled Building on Experience to Shape the Future Auditor, the tenth edition
of the publication profiles 16 global companies from a variety of industries,
and explores the ways these organizations have been leaders in how they
approach the internal audit function. Throughout this edition, the progression
of the internal auditor's role toward a strategic leadership function is a
prevailing theme.

"Internal audit is most effective when it's integrated across the organization
and engaged in a way that helps to drive and facilitate the overall business
strategy," said Brian Christensen, executive vice president, global internal
audit, Protiviti. "The role of the internal auditor has changed dramatically
since we started this benchmark series ten years ago. There is a shift in
internal audit from looking to the past to being more forward-looking and
helping to improve the business."

"The next generation of audit leaders will need to be multi-skilled and have a
good understanding of business, finance, accounting and information
technology," said Audrey Han, chief audit officer at the National University
of Singapore, which is profiled in Protiviti's latest edition. "They also will
need to be comfortable moving further away from the traditional 'back room'
role to engage management in addressing emerging risks on a real-time basis."

Protiviti identifies many ways that "future auditors" will serve as advisors
and strategic business partners who provide even greater value to their
organizations. They can do this by:

  osounding early warning alarms for emerging risks and helping to manage
  osupporting operations and non-financial reporting issues
  oimproving the flow of information throughout the organization – including
    leveraging big data and real-time monitoring of business transactions to
    guide business decision-making.

Companies profiled in the tenth anniversary edition of Protiviti's Internal
Auditing around the World include Atlas Air Worldwide, Baidu, Barclays PLC,
Booz Allen Hamilton, Estee Lauder Companies, NTT Data and Under Armour, among

To download a complimentary copy of the 10^th anniversary publication or view
past editions, please visit:

About Protiviti
Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that helps companies
solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and
internal audit, and has served more than 40 percent of FORTUNE 1000^® and
FORTUNE Global 500^® companies. Protiviti and its independently owned Member
Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20
countries. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including
those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.

Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in
1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does
not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

Editor's note: infographics available in PDF or JPEG formats:

  -12 Ways the Future Auditor Contributes Value

  -Notable Internal Audit Milestones

SOURCE Protiviti

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