The future of internal auditing
The annual conference of the Internal Audit Service of the European Commission offers an opportunity to explore questions that go beyond the scope of current internal audit work. This reflection is inspired by the need to be efficient and effective in light of increased scrutiny and resources constraints. But it is also motivated by the need to reflect on the internal audit function and to consider possible changes to enhance the value added of internal audit.
The IAS Conference 2008 will offer an opportunity to discuss some issues, challenges and opportunities that internal audit in the public sector needs to consider in order not only to remain relevant, but to continually modernize and improve its services.
The following topics will be discussed:
• Innovative internal audit practices,
• Should internal audit broaden or narrow its field of activities?
• Risk management and fight against fraud: boon or bane for internal audit?
• What learning takes place in audited organizations as a result of internal audit?
• What would managers suggest if invited to comment on internal audit?
• Audit committee expectations,
• How internal audit can lead to improvement in the public sector.
As usual, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion, including through voting sessions.
Follow the link https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fmi/scic/IAS08/Start.php
Click here for the programme.