The role of CAE requires multiple competencies, motives, and skills, and specific levels of integrity not often required of other executive roles. Further, it is believed that the actions of a CAE can seriously impact an organization.
The results of the 2015 Global Internal Audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) Stakeholder Study—specifically, the results from the questions asked of executives and board members who work closely with internal auditors—reveal four key messages for the CAE on how they can perform better in their roles, lead high-performing internal audit teams, and positively impact their organizations.
The advice outlined in this 16-page report was compiled by research conducted using a large group of global stakeholders. It is recommended that each CAE engage with their own stakeholders when considering implementation of the four key messages, along with the action items, in an effort to align with expectations.
Download Stakeholders' Advice to the Chief Audit Executive