Promoting the profession beyond May.


By all accounts, International Internal Audit Awareness Month (May) was tremendously successful. Internal auditors around the world enthusiastically promoted the profession in a variety of ways.

Multiple chapters received proclamations from their state and/or local government officials, including The IIA's Bahamas, Ottawa, North Central Florida, Los Angeles, and Hawaii Chapters, among others. Like IIA-Singapore and The IIA's Colorado Springs Chapter, many institutes and chapters held networking events for their members, where they served sweet treats and offered educational materials promoting the profession.

A number of professionals also promoted internal auditing within their organizations. Carolyn Saint, vice president of internal audit for 7-Eleven, took to her company's intranet and email newsletter to introduce her audit team and spread the word about how 7-Eleven's internal auditors add value. Emirates Transport's internal auditors promoted the profession within their office by educating coworkers about internal auditing, internal controls, and global studies, as well as distributing posters about internal audit's...

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