Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

 

Man typing on laptop.The School of Accounting and Finance is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) program. To receive IAEP program designation, schools must demonstrate a commitment to internal audit education and pass a rigorous review of their curriculum.

The IIA is an international professional association that serves as the profession’s global voice and recognized authority, and provides leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Members of the IIA work in diverse areas such as internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, fraud investigation, and security. Because of these broad experiences, internal auditors can quickly gain the knowledge and experience needed to become upper level managers capable of helping their organizations identify potential problems and develop solutions. Many of today’s successful senior level executives have spent parts of their careers in internal audit positions.

Students from the SAF’s AFM undergraduate program will now be able to take specified accredited courses to receive advanced preparation for the CIA designation exam. Along with their co-op work experience, these students would be well positioned to complete the final designation exam by the time they graduate. This accreditation provides our students with broader opportunities for co-op experiences and career paths across the country; and will allow them to count time spent working in internal audit functions towards their CIA designation requirements.

Students interested in receiving more information about careers in internal auditing, the SAF’s IAEP program, or co-op opportunities in internal audit should contact Clark Hampton at champton@uwaterloo.ca.