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The Top 7 Skills CAEs Want:
Building the Right Mix of Talent for Your Organization

Written By: James Rose, CIA, CRMA, CPA, CISA, CHC

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The Top 7 Skills CAEs WantThe evolution of the internal audit profession toward a more value-added risk assurance function continues to move forward. While technical skills are needed for day-to-day work, analytical/critical thinking and communication are personal skills that continue to be at the top of any chief audit executive’s (CAE’s) wish list.

What other skills are most desired by internal audit managers for their staff? This report identifies the top 7 skills sought after by CAE and attributes that most CAEs are recruiting or building into their internal audit functions.

Findings and conclusions are based on the CBOK 2015 Global Internal Audit Practitioner Survey, the largest ongoing survey of internal auditors in the world.


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This research report is made possible through a sponsorship from:

Larry Harrington, CIA, QIAL, CRMA

2015–16 Chairman,
IIA Global Board of Directors