oa Meditari : Research Journal of the School of Accounting Sciences - Quality assurance in internal auditing : an analysis of the standards and guidelines implemented by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1022-2529



Via the Institute of Internal Auditors, founded in 1941, the internal auditing profession actively promote the quality of internal auditors and internal audit activities. Since 1999, internal auditing standards have been revised. From 1 January 2002, all internal audit activities/any consultant rendering internal auditing services must undergo quality control, according to the provisions of Attribute Standard 1300. The revised internal auditing standards on quality control in internal audit activities reflect fundamental changes for the internal auditing profession. This article analyses the formal prescriptions and guidelines on quality in internal audit activities contained in the internal auditing standards and related practice advisories.

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