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  others.  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:    SOURCE  Protiviti  Kathy Keller, (650) 234-6252,  CO: Protiviti ST: California NI: FIN INS EDU TRN CPR ELE MNG HEA RET NP  
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