The ECIIA has had its most effective year in promoting the value of internal audit in corporate governance in Europe, according to the ECIIA Activity Report 2013.
In addition to publishing three new guidance notes – Making the most of the internal audit function (with Ecoda), The role of internal audit under Solvency II, and Reinforcing audit committee oversight over global assurance and internal audit – it has worked hard to build bridges with partner organisations in Europe.
This has included responding to public consultations, participating in a roundtable event at the European Parliament, and garnering the views of key players in the governance arena for publication in its most recent brochure The Future of European Governance: Key views from key people.
The ECIIA also launched its new website at its annual conference in Vienna and plans to increase its press relations activities.
“This year ECIIA has enhanced the visibility of the profession among European authorities and its targeted stakeholders,” says ECIIA President Marie-Helene Laimay, in her forward to the report.
The European Commission is to introduce a directive on the communication of non-financial information and on board diversity for large companies. And it is in the middle of a major consultation on audit reform in the region, so 2014 promises to be another busy year.