21 Sep 2021
16:05 - 18:00
DAY 1 - TRACK 6 - SESSION 3
The Next-Generation Internal Audit Journey: Protiviti’s 2021 Internal Audit Next-Gen Survey ResultsAccording to Protiviti’s 2021 Next-Generation Internal Audit Survey, most of CAEs and senior internal audit leaders surveyed reported that their teams are still in the early stages of, or have yet to embark on, their next-gen internal audit journeys. However, amidst the digital acceleration perpetuated by the COVID-19 pandemic and as internal audit teams face a more disruptive environment and demands to add value to their organizations, the positive news is that 66% of survey respondents report plans to increase their focus on innovation and transformation initiatives.
During this session, we will engage in a lively discussion about this year’s findings, with a particular focus on how most audit functions need to quickly improve their acquisition and development of next-generation auditing skills.
- • Describe the importance of prioritizing next-generation internal audit competencies — especially enabling technologies.
- • Outline why CAEs need to take the lead in getting the function’s transformation on the audit committee’s agenda.
- • Discuss the urgent need for internal audit groups to adopt technologies and upskill in order to be a more strategic partner and advisor.