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Striking an Optimal Balance Between Assurance and Consulting Services — Practical Insights From Internal Audit Leaders

Written By Karen Brady, CIA, CRMA, CFE





Five Key Characteristics of an  Effective Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP)

Obtaining the many rewards that consulting services can generate requires smarts, flexibility, and a first-rate approach to walking the, at times, fine line of objectivity. As leading CAEs emphasize, the balance between performing advisory work in addition to fulfilling assurance responsibilities requires careful attention and ongoing consideration.

The report addresses what it means to provide consulting, compliance, and assurance services as an internal audit professional, what is the right balance, and how to pursue it in the right way within an organization without owning management’s responsibilities.


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