Le pouls de l’audit interne en 2013 | Rapport de l’Institut des auditeurs internes (IAI)

Vous trouverez, ci-dessous, un rapport de l’Institut des auditeurs internes (IAI), partagé par Denis Lefort, expert-conseil /Gouvernance, Audit interne, Contrôle, sur les résultats du premier sondage de l’année 2013 concernant l’Amérique du nord, portant sur le pouls de la profession de l’audit interne (Pulse of the profession).

La fonction de l’audit interne au sein des entreprises est de plus en plus importante. Ce document comporte une foule de tableaux et d’illustrations qui seront, selon moi, très précieux pour évaluer l’essor de la profession. Je présente ici l’introduction au rapport suivi du sommaire des résultats et de la méthodologie.

Bonne lecture.

Defining Our Role In a Changing Landscape | The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

The IIA’s Audit Executive Center conducts the North American Pulse of the Profession Survey to assess the state of the internal audit profession. This survey looks at trends and emerging issues in the internal audit profession within the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Last year, the survey results indicated the strongest Outlook for internal audit resources seen since the 2008 economic downturn. Continuing this trend, the 2013 survey suggests that the vast majority of the 428 CAEs and others in audit management roles who responded to this recent Pulse survey expect that their staff and budget resources will increase or stay the same in 2014.

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With resource levels stabilizing close to pre-recession levels, the focus for internal audit seems to have settled into more diversified audit coverage than would have been seen a few years ago. The survey results indicate that audit departments are expecting a greater focus on compliance risks and less emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley. At the same time, limited coverage of strategic business risks suggests a misalignment with the priorities of executive management and audit committees. “Historically, internal audit has witnessed that stakeholder expectations are a moving target,” states IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. “Even if we are aligned today, those expectations may change tomorrow.” Chambers goes on to say that “at the end of the day, stakeholders expect us to be risk-based, and if we are not aligned with their priorities, then I think there is a risk that we will fail to meet their expectations.”

This year, as in previous years, The IIA focused a portion of the survey on emerging issues that affect the practice of internal auditing. This survey introduced two focus areas:

– 2014 Requirements of the U.S. Affordable Care Act and anticipated risks.

– Preparedness for COSO 2013 Internal Control–Integrated Framework implementation.

Responses pertaining to the U.S. Affordable Care Act suggest that a potential expectation gap is emerging related to internal audit’s ability to help stakeholders understand their associated risks. In contrast, survey results regarding COSO 2013 implementation indicate that internal audit departments that are implementing the revised framework by December 2014 foresee an easy transition.


The IIA Audit Executive Center’s 2013 North American Pulse of the Profession Survey of 428 North American internal

audit professionals yielded the following overarching results:

1. The outlook for internal audit resources remains strong with steady increases in budget and staff levels and fewer decreases in some areas than in previous years.

2. One area of misalignment with stakeholder priorities appears to be strategic business risk.

3. Compliance risks are predicted to elicit greater audit coverage in 2014, pushing ahead of competing risk areas.


The IIA Audit Executive Center’s 2013 North American Pulse of the Profession garnered responses from 428 CAEs and others in audit management roles within North American organizations, varying widely in type, size, and industry sector. Publicly traded organizations comprise the largest group of respondent organizations (38 percent). Privately held organizations and public sector entities also represent a significant portion of respondents — 27 percent and 23 percent, respectively. In addition, 14 percent of all respondents work in Fortune 500 companies.

The survey also shows a wide variation in staff size among respondent organizations, ranging from one person (11 percent) to more than 100 people (3 percent). The largest segment (38 percent) report staff sizes between two and five auditors. Participants represent more than 26 industries, with the highest representation from the financial services industry (22 percent). Other industries that participated at notable rates include insurance (8 percent), health services (8 percent), manufacturing (7 percent), and education (7 percent).


*The IIA’s Audit Executive Center is the essential resource to empower CAEs to be more successful. The Center’s suite of information, products, and services enables CAEs to respond to the unique challenges and emerging risks of the profession. For more information onthe Center, visit http://www.theiia.org/cae.

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