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 Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

The IIA COVID-19 Resource Exchange​

The challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow and evolve with each passing day. Organizations require timely information and a sophisticated approach to manage the pandemic’s impacts on employee health and productivity, fiscal implications, supply chain disruptions, cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the health of local and global markets, and more.

Internal audit has an important role to play in supporting organizational efforts to navigate these challenges. Responding to this dynamic risk, both short-term and long-term, requires access to relevant, up-to-date information. The IIA is here to support our internal audit professionals with a number of timely resources, developed and aggregated by our internal subject matter experts, in one easy-to-access site.

The IIA COVID-19 Resource Exchange is a comprehensive source for internal audit practitioners around the globe, featuring risk guidance, thought leadership, training, tools, events, and more relating to COVID-19.

Upcoming Events

March 31, 2020
IIA Members-only Webinar: Social Distancing and Internal Audit: Strategies for Auditing in a Time of Crisis, powered by the Audit Executive Center
April 7, 2020
IIA Members-only Webinar: Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and its Growing Importance to Corporate Boards
May 7, 2020
IIA Members-only Webinar: Utilizing Resources and Technology to Advance Internal Audit to Solve Company Problems

Articles

Are You Prepared? (Internal Auditor Magazine)
Auditing Cyber Resiliency  (Internal Auditor Magazine)
Audits From Afar (Internal Auditor Magazine)
EHS Planning for COVID-19 and Beyond (Knowledge Brief)
Enterprisewide Business Continuity (Internal Auditor Magazine)
Lessons From Ebola (Internal Auditor Magazine)
Pandemics: Considerations for Social Distancing (IIA Bulletin)
Rethinking Preparedness: Pandemics and Cybersecurity (IIA Bulletin)

Blogs

Pandemic and Looming Recession Demand Internal Audit to Step Up
Coronavirus: Life and Death at the Speed of Risk
In the Face of the Coronavirus, Internal Auditors Must Do More Than Don Masks 

Guidance

Auditing Capital Adequacy and Stress Testing for Banks (Practice Guide)
Auditing Liquidity Risk: An Overview (Practice Guide)
Auditing Third-party Risk Management (Practice Guide)
Business Continuity Management (Global Audit Technology Guide 10)
Business Continuity Management (Practice Guide)
Coordination and Reliance: Developing an Assurance Map (Practice Guide)

Internal Audit Foundation Publications

Auditing Social Media: A Governance and Risk Guide, 2nd Edition (Internal Audit Foundation)

Newswire

Access The IIA COVID-19 Newswire, compiled by Internal Auditor magazine, provides curated content relevant to internal audit practitioners about the pandemic and its impact on employees, organizations, and governments.

Additional Resource Powered by the Audit Executive Center

COVID-19 Quick Poll Results
This Quick Poll describes organizational response to COVID-19 in North America during the first two weeks after the virus was declared to be a pandemic. Audit Executive Center CAEs responded to questions regarding initial actions taken by their organization — strategic, financial customer-focused, employee-focused, unique approaches —prioritizing stakeholders, and internal communications. Read the poll results.

Need Something More? Contact Us

The IIA stands ready to serve our members and internal audit professionals around the world during these uncertain times. Please contact us directly at ProfessionalMembership@theiia.org with any questions regarding your membership and ways The IIA can better support your needs.

Coronavirus Impact Update ​

    The IIA is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, members, event attendees, and other partners around the world. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, relying on credible information and updates from respected organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other federal, state, and local agencies in the United States and globally.

    We encourage all members, event attendees, and others to stay on top of developments, heed any guidance from your organizations and appropriate authorities in your area, and practice appropriate protective health measures.

    Please check this page often, as we will post updates as available. If you have any questions, please contact IIA Customer Relations.

    Learn More About Upcoming IIA Events​

    •  Global Assembly

      Global Assembly, originally scheduled for March 29–April 1, has been canceled. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but our actions are intended in the best interests of all participants. The decision, based on the latest information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel and attendance restrictions, and other circumstances, was made out of an abundance of caution and to help limit the potential risks associated with this global event.

      A number of organizations in Europe and worldwide also have announced cancellation of their conferences and meetings.

      Because there remain many unknowns around the COVID-19 situation, there will not be another in-person Global Assembly meeting held in 2020. However, we are exploring alternate ways to fulfill the goals of Global Assembly and gather insights on 2020 topics. We will share further details on these alternatives in the near future.

      If you have any questions, please contact IIA Global Relations at Institute.Relations@theiia.org.

    •    Training

      Training courses provide valuable learning opportunities to support internal audit practitioners in their professional development. Currently, scheduled public seminars at various locations will be held as planned. We expect continued strong attendance and the environment is classroom-style versus a large-scale event. 

      Host hotels and classroom centers have assured us that they are taking precautions to safeguard attendees and guests. When you arrive onsite, you can expect additional information from the facility, including local resources available.

      If your organization has issued travel restrictions, The IIA offers many virtual training options, including livestreaming of certain public seminars as well as a full portfolio of online courses.

      For a full listing of our instructor-led online courses (eSeminars), as well as our self-study OnDemand training options, and CIA exam preparation, please see our website.

      We encourage all registrants to stay on top of developments and heed any guidance from appropriate authorities in your area.

      If you have any questions, please contact an IIA Customer Relations representative at CustomerRelations@theiia.org.

    •    Certification Testing

      The IIA is deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of those taking certification exams at our testing centers throughout the world. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and following guidance from global health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

      Due to public health hazards attributable to COVID-19, PearsonVUE has issued additional guidance via their COVID-19 Update page. If you have any questions, please contact an IIA Customer Relations representative at CustomerRelations@theiia.org

    •    Leadership Academy

      Leadership Academy, originally scheduled for April 5–7, has been canceled. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but our actions are intended in the best interests of all participants. The decision, based on the latest information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel and attendance restrictions, and other circumstances, was made out of an abundance of caution and to help limit the potential risks associated with this global event.

      We are working on options, including potential virtual sessions, to provide registrants with the information and other benefits that come from attending the events.  Additional information is being provided to registrants.
      If you have any questions, please contact IIA Global Relations at Institute.Relations@theiia.org.
    •    International Conference

      Based on the latest information available, The IIA’s International Conference will be held as planned in Miami Beach, July 19–22. We expect strong attendance and a full array of planned general session and concurrent presentations.

      If the coronavirus persists into the summer, all venues for International Conference have assured us that they are taking precautions to safeguard attendees, vendors, and guests.

      We encourage all registrants and vendors to stay on top of developments and heed any guidance from appropriate authorities in your area.

      If you have any questions, please contact an IIA Customer Relations representative at CustomerRelations@theiia.org.​