Manager Professional Practices
Peter Hartog joined IIA–Netherlands in 2018 as manager of professional practices. He is presently engaged in developing and sharing knowledge on a wide range of topics related to the internal auditing profession. Hartog previously worked for 25 years as a consultant on internal auditing and management control, mainly at KPMG and ACS.
He is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, including the Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance. His experience includes serving as an audit executive responsible for IT and operational audits and as a second line manager responsible for compliance and for risk management.
Thursday, 19th -11:20 a.m to 12:10 p.m.
Concurrent session 1.1 - Lessons from External Quality Assessments - the 2018 Dutch experience
All Internal Audit Functios must have an external, independent assessment at least once every five years. It is part of the mandatory Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP).
What can we learn from our colleagues and how can we prepare at best for these?
IIA Netherlands has made an analysis of the results of all external quality assessments carried out in 2018. This presentation provides insight into the conclusions and recommended points for improvement that occur frequently.
This analysis and in particular the points for attention mentioned, provide handles to further improve compliance with the Standards. Not just for its own sake, but as a means to optimise the quality and ultimately the added value of the IAF for the organisation. After all, the professional standards make up the core requirements for good, effective and result-oriented professional practice of internal auditing. Conformity promotes professionalism and encourages continuous improvement. And that helps us as internal audit to increase our value for all clients and stakeholders.
IAFs can use it as points of reference for the next step in their quality improvement. The study is also an aid for IAFs when preparing for an external quality assessment.