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Figure 4–11: Reporting Items on Internal Control in the Annual Report IAA as it relates to internal control Compliance with laws and regulations Safeguarding of assets Effectiveness/efficiency of operations Reliability and integrity Governance Financial accounting controls 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Note: Since respondents were able to select all items that apply, percentages add up to more than 100 percent. In response to the question on who signs the report, the CEO/president/head of government agency is ranked number one for signing the report on internal controls, then the CFO/vice president of finance, followed by the CAE.

X X X X X I&V 8 How many total years have you been the CAE or equivalent at your current organization and previous organizations you have worked for? X I 9 Where do you administratively report (direct line) in your organization? X I&V Do you receive at least 40 hours of formal training per year? org/research). The following table provides an overview of the questions and groups that answered the specific questions. In addition, the table indicates in which report the survey data were (mostly) used.

Activities where respondents indicate that their internal audit activities have less of a role are implementation of extensible business reporting language (XBRL), executive compensation assessments, migration to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), social and sustainability audits, and quality/ISO audits (refer to Table 4–1). A Component of the CBOK Study 25 Characteristics of an Internal Audit Activity Emerging Internal Audit Activity Participants were also asked to select one or more from a list of activities that they anticipate their internal auditors will perform in the next five years.

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