IIA ja ECIIA blogidest

24.09.2021 - 05:53

Mike Jacka

Analyzing the Words We Use

​To understand if we are writing effectively, it may take an in-depth examination of what we write.

22.09.2021 - 11:24


Webinar | Remote auditing: experience from internal auditors

Auditing, just like technology, is evolving. Once an exclusively on-site exercise, be it a face-to-face
meeting with an auditee, having a coffee in the boardroom with a senior manager and discussing context and leadership, or having a site tour of the facilities with a member of the...

21.09.2021 - 16:28


Risk in Focus 2022: hot topics for internal auditors

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the corporate landscape in the present, the new edition of the ECIIA Risk in Focus report highlights climate change as the rising risk of the future.


21.09.2021 - 06:02

Mike Jacka

Do the Pieces Support the Whole

​Effective audit reporting requires that the nuts and bolts support the purpose.

14.09.2021 - 12:29


EFRAG: Climate standard prototype

The EFRAG Project Task Force on European sustainability reporting standards published a working paper entitled...

03.09.2021 - 06:42

Mike Jacka

The Knowledge Needed to Run Amuck

​Successful creativty and innovation must be based on an understanding of how things are. 

31.08.2021 - 07:25

Mike Jacka

Control, Freedom and Trust

​Creativity and innovation need more than just freedom from micromanagement.

27.08.2021 - 07:21

Mike Jacka

Living in the Shadow of Fear

​Success cannot be achieved when shackled by the need to avoid risk 

23.08.2021 - 14:48


European Parliament: Improving corporate sustainability reporting

The European Parliament has developed an interesting briefing note that provides an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s impact assessment on corporate sustainability reporting accompanying the proposal, submitted on 21 April 2021. The document...

17.08.2021 - 07:18

Mike Jacka

Stopwatch Auditing

​Some internal audit practices can trace their roots to early 19th century management theories. That's not always a good thing.

10.08.2021 - 06:57

Mike Jacka

Why Do You Audit

​Internal audit is a nobel profession. But why do you - you - do it?

09.08.2021 - 14:08


ESMA/EBA: Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) published their revised ...

06.08.2021 - 04:49

Mike Jacka

Who Needs the Red Book

​The standards may be the foundation of the profession of internal audit, but who cares about foundations?

04.08.2021 - 13:38


European Commission: Platform on sustainable finance’s draft reports

The Platform on sustainable finance published 2 drafts to advise the Commission on potential social and extended environmental...

04.08.2021 - 13:26


European Commission: new anti-money laundering package

The European Commission presented four legislative proposals which form the anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) package. It consists of:...

03.08.2021 - 17:56

Mike Jacka

Suddenly Nothing Happened

​You cannot sit back and wait for successes to come rolling in.

27.07.2021 - 17:29


European Commission: Sustainable Finance

The European Commission has adopted a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance. First, the new Sustainable Finance Strategy ...

13.07.2021 - 16:47


EIOPA: Financial Stability Report

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published its ...

12.07.2021 - 16:46


Sustainable corporate governance: future role for audit committees

In February 2021, Accountancy Europe and ecoDa organised a collaborative workshop supported by...

09.07.2021 - 06:59

Mike Jacka

The Impact of King Kongs Fall

​Internal audit is important, but we have to balance that importance against the rigors of everyday life.

08.07.2021 - 14:55


OECD: The Future of Corporate Governance in Capital Markets Following the COVID-19 Crisis

This report provides an evidence-based overview of developments in capital markets globally leading up to the COVID-19 crisis. It then documents the impact of the crisis on the use of capital markets and the introduction of temporary corporate governance measures.

Although the...

06.07.2021 - 05:50

Mike Jacka

What Do You Want

​Success with any project, assignment, or undertaking requires you to know what you want.

05.07.2021 - 15:39


EBA: Guidelines on internal governance

These draft Guidelines aim at further harmonising institutions’ internal governance arrangements, processes, and mechanisms across the EU, in line with the new requirements in this area introduced in the fifth Capital Requirements Directive (CRD V) and the Investment Firms Directive (IFD) and...

05.07.2021 - 12:27


EU Taxonomy Compass

The European Commission released an online tool that will provide an easier visual representation of the EU Taxonomy contents, including the Delegated Act on the climate objectives. It will be regularly updated to include future delegated acts.

These acts will specify technical...

01.07.2021 - 14:44


Integrated Reporting in the European Public Sector: It’s time to act!

The European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) and the European Confederation of Internal Audit Institutes (ECIIA) are working together to promote good governance,...

30.06.2021 - 13:06


EBA: Report on management and supervision of ESG risks for credit institutions and investment firms

EBA published its report on management and supervision of ESG...

30.06.2021 - 12:26


Council of the European Union: Slovenian Presidency 2021

Slovenia will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July. In line with the work of the last two presidencies, the Presidency set up four main priorities:

  • achieving resilience, recovery and strategic autonomy of the EU: implementing the NextGen EU and...

29.06.2021 - 06:54

Mike Jacka

Paying Attention to Paying Attention

​Documentation is important, but not as important as listening.

23.06.2021 - 16:52

Mike Jacka

Welcome Back, Let's Get Away

​Does your department know what it is going to do in this new world?

23.06.2021 - 12:43


EFRAG: Due process procedures on EU sustainability reporting standard-setting

The European Commission’s proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) envisages the adoption of EU sustainability reporting standards (ESRS).  In this context, EFRAG is requested to provide Technical Advice to the European Commission in the form of fully prepared draft...

22.06.2021 - 03:58

Mike Jacka

Welcome Back, Let's Get Away

​Does your department know what it is going to do in this new world?

18.06.2021 - 05:37

Mike Jacka

Take the Time

​Different times; different pressures. And we all need a break before going to the next stage.

11.06.2021 - 12:16


Guidance on unlocking the value of Internal Audit functions by implementing Data Analytics / Science

The ECIIA Insurance Committee, assisted by Specialists* has described the journey to adopt a data-led approach in the internal audit departments and give examples from the Insurance industry, on the new ...