Protiviti's Internal Auditing Around the World 10th Anniversary Edition
Examines Future Auditor Role
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 8, 2014 /CNW/ -- Protiviti (www.Protiviti.com), a
global consulting firm, has released the tenth anniversary edition of its
Internal Auditing around the World www.protiviti.com/iaworld 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
"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
-- 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 (www.protiviti.com) 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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