The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA-Inc.) is the world's leading professional organization for internal auditors.
IIA Netherlands is affiliated with this organization. IIA-Inc. was founded in New York in 1941 and has now affiliates in more than 100 countries. IIA-Inc. promotes the profession at global level and sits around the table with organizations such as the International Federation for Accountants (IFAC), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank.
All members of IIA Netherlands automatically become members of the international institute. This means that members can share in the collective knowledge of colleagues throughout the world. For instance through a subscription to the Internal Auditor magazine. Because of this 'global membership', members also have the opportunity to participate in the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam with a discount.
IIA-Inc. has eighteen international committees. Members of IIA Netherlands are in the Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees of the Research Foundation, the Professional Issues Committee, the Public Sector Committee, the International Conference Committee, the Advanced Technology Committee, the Ethics Committees and the Committee on Quality.
IIA's Global Footprint 2016-2017
IIA Netherlands is also part of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ECIIA). Over 30 countries are represented in the ECIIA.
The ECIIA promotes the profession of internal auditor at European level. This includes inter alia consultation with the European Union and the European Commission, Ferma (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) and Ecoda (European Confederation of Directors' Associations). The ECIIA also coordinates the promotional activities with the affiliated IIA institutes around Europe. In addition, the ECIIA conducts research into relevant developments in corporate governance, risk management and internal audit. Every autumn, the ECIIA organizes a two-day European conference.