The Next Generation of Internal Auditing – Are You Ready?

Next Generation Internal Audit

The Next Generation of Internal Auditing – Are You Ready?

Catch the Innovation Wave

Businesses are changing as they embrace the innovation economy. Well-documented advances in new technologies and the drive for innovation and digital transformation are upending industries and increasingly are challenging internal audit functions to remain relevant. The era of digitalization is a golden opportunity for internal auditors. Our widening embrace of advanced technology in the internal audit function, include but not limited to, data analytics and robotics, is allowing for more forward-looking and less reactive actions in our own work.


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“There needs to be a fundamental rethinking of the design and capabilities of the internal audit function to be more forward-looking and help improve the business.”

Brian Christensen, EVP Global Internal Audit

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Attending the IIA Financial Services Exchange Conference?

Protiviti is proud to be a sponsor and speaker at the event on October 1-2, 2018 at the Renaissance Downtown in Washington, DC.

On day one of the conference, Monday October 1, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., join Protiviti’s Jim McDonald and Brian Kostek for a panel discussion with industry practitioners Abel Clark (TruSight), Amy Hellen (TD Bank), Mazahir Kothari (JPMorgan Chase) and Sriram Padmanabham (Citigroup) on Creating Business Value Through Effective Third-Party Management Auditing and discuss how financial services organizations and audit teams can support the value creation process throughout the third-party risk management life-cycle with innovation and technology supported auditing techniques.

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Top Priorities For Internal Audit In Financial Services Organizations

2018 top priorities for internal audit in financial services organizations

Top Audit Plan Priorities for 2018

  1. Fraud Risk Management

  2. Cyber Security Risks/Threat

  3. Vendor/Third-Party Risk Management

  4. Enterprise Risk Management – Alight Risk with Strategy and Performance

  5. Revenue Recognition Standard (FASB Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-19)

  6. Agile Risk and Compliance

  7. Auditing Corporate Culture

  8. Cloud Computing


Brian Christensen

EVP, Global Internal Audit


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Michael Brauneis

US Financial Services Industry Leader


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Jonathan Wyatt

Global Head of Protiviti Digital


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Michael Thor

US Internal Audit & Financial Advisory for Financial Services Leader

+1 312.510.4685

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Andrew Struthers-Kennedy

IT Audit Practice Leader


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Barbi Goldstein

Managing Director

+1 212.603.8351

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Scott Jones

Managing Director


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