Rachael Singh, Accountancy Age, Monday 1 November 2010 at 10:24:00

A partnership between the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors andconsulting firm Protiviti hopes to develop the profession and raise its profile

The internal audit profession received a boost to raise its profile as theChartered Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA) and consulting and internal audit firm Protiviti joined forces.

Protiviti has been awarded IIA partner status, and they will work with theinstitute across a variety of activities aimed at raising the profile of theinternal audit profession.

Tim Brooke, MD ofProtivitiUK, said: "As the independent voice of the profession, the IIA is leadingthe way to ensure internal audit?s role and value are understood by all thosewithin and outside organisations who have an interest in improving riskmanagement and promoting strong corporate governance."

His comments were echoed by Ian Peters, chief executive of IIA, who said hehoped the partnership would help develop the profession further and raise itsprofile.

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