Why Choose The IIA For Your QA?
The IIA-Australia is uniquely positioned to provide external QAs to chief audit executives, audit committees and CEOs in both the private and public sectors.
The Quality in Internal Auditing program delivered by the IIA-Australia is one of the most mature programs globally, and Australia is recognised as a worldwide leader in the delivery of quality assessment services.
Our key points of difference are:
The IIA-Australia has been conducting external QAs in Australia since 2002 and all our reviewers are hand-picked internal audit experts.
As an institute we have access to an Australia-wide network of highly skilled and experienced internal audit practitioners, extensively supported by global networks and excellent research.
The IIA-Australia prides itself on its continuing, clear independence. The Institute does not provide other types of internal audit service and thus can be seen to have no conflicts of interest in terms of a review of an organisation’s internal audit activity.
Our client surveys boast an average score of 98%* and many internal audit executives say they wish they had arranged the quality assessment earlier.
What our clients have said about our External QA service
“The experience and qualifications of the assessors was excellent, this helped us engage senior management and Audit Committee members in this review. This was a very positive experience for the team, the reviewers were great advocates for internal audit and the review has raised our profile within our business and with the Audit Committee.
"The assessors were extremely professional and respectful when interviewing staff and audit clients."
The recommendations from the report were both valuable and practical”
. . . . SP AusNet Internal Audit Team (2009)
“Professional, courteous and competent assessors – would recommend them”
. . . . Stephen Helberg, Rio Tinto (2009)
“Quality of review team was excellent, both team members were well received by management and the audit committee members. The review team worked well with the flexible timetable and logistics. The report provided constructive improvements that were practical for the type of organisation”
. . . . Paul Stanley, Oil Search Limited (2009)
“Overall I was really pleased with the process. I think that the self assessment combined with the independent validation worked well as it gives the internal audit unit the opportunity to really look into their processes behind the Standards to ensure that they are working in the best possible way and if not where it can be improved.”
. . . . Alan Lee, ING Direct (2008)
“Review conducted in an efficient, professional manner by competent/experienced reviewers. Appreciate the feedback and the opportunity to use reviewers as a sounding board especially being in the set-up phase of the internal audit function”
. . . . Ighsaan Adams, FuturePlus (2008)
“We were very pleased with the thorough, professional and efficient manner in which the audit was conducted. It was obvious that the team were old hands at this type of assignment”
. . . . Internal Audit Section, Department of Immigration and Citizenship (2008)
“The review team was professional and gave some good ideas for improvement”
. . . . Neville Moo, DETA (2008)
Source: Survey results from clients who received a Quality Assessment in 2008.