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  • ECIIA newsletter January 2018

    26/1/2018 NEW

    Catch up with the latest ECIIA newsletter here.

  • Open access to data vital to role of internal audit

    25/1/2018 NEW

    Internal auditors must be able to freely access any information they need to perform their work effectively, the ECIIA has said in response to the European Commission’s (EC) consultation on the free flow of non-personal data. “Internal auditors use non-personal data in the course of their audits and...

  • Internal auditors must speak out on governance


    ECIIA President Farid Aractingi tells the newspaper Les Echos-Cecile Desjardin that auditors must speak out on governance. Here is a translated transcript What are the current challenges for the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing? Working with others, internal auditors are important actors in a governance system...

  • ECIIA hosts the first European Forum for Internal Audit, Banking, Regulation and Supervision


    ECIIA launched the inaugural meeting of the European Forum for Internal Audit, Banking, Regulation and Supervision in Frankfurt am Main between November 20 to 21, 2017. “Good governance requires an effective and independent risk management function, including strong compliance and internal audit operations,” said Pentti Hakkarainen, Executive Director...

  • Auditors must remain vigilant


    Internal auditors need to remain vigilant following recent data showing that macro risks, such as economic growth and the state of monetary policy, weigh heavily on the minds of chief executives in the insurance sector. “Despite some positive developments, the continuing low-yield environment and the observation that market...

  • Cyber risk tops internal audit list


    Cyber risk was the most commonly cited threat by heads of internal audit across Europe regardless of nationality or business sector, according to a new report written by some members of ECIIA. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the broader challenge of managing data came second in the survey...

  • Farid Aractingi elected ECIIA President



    The ECIIA elected Farid Aractingi as President of its management board at the body’s annual conference in Switzerland. Aractingi (centre in image) was previously Vice President of ECIIA. He is Chief...

  • ECIIA welcomes cyber package


    The European Commission has launched measures to strengthen cyber security across Europe. It proposes to extend the powers of ENISA, Europe’s current cyber agency. In particular, the proposals aim to ensure ENISA is better placed to support member states in implementing the NIS Directive. And the agency will...

  • Ten years on – greater focus on ethics still needed


    Ten years on from the financial crisis a greater focus on ethics is needed in how businesses are exploiting new technologies, according to a recent report from the accountancy body ACCA. Nearly two thirds of respondents in its recent survey Ethics and trust in a digital age call...

  • EC adopts non-financial reporting guidelines


    The EC has adopted guidelines to help companies make better disclosure on the environmental and social impact of their activities. The guidelines aim to help companies develop their non-financial reporting in ways that are more consistent and comparable. The EC says it wants to boost corporate transparency and...



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