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 
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 8, 2014 /CNW/ -- 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 companies. 
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: 

    --  sounding early warning alarms for emerging risks and helping to
        manage risk
    --  supporting operations and non-financial reporting issues
    --  improving 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.

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SOURCE  Protiviti 
Kathy Keller, (650) 234-6252, 
CO: Protiviti
ST: California
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