SGV Consulting Partners Christiane Joymiel C. Say-Mendoza (CSM), Joseph Ian M. Canlas (JMC), and SGV Senior Adviser and Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA) President Rebecca G. Sarmenta (RGS) were among the presenters at the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) 2021 International Virtual Conference last 14-18 June. They discussed the results of the Internal Audit Transformed survey conducted by the ACIIA and SGV. The survey explored the emerging role of Internal Audit (IA) and the future of the IA profession in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
They discussed how internal auditors from different industries across APAC perceive the role of IA in identifying and addressing risks in their respective organizations, how internal auditors adapt to new ways of working, and how organizations are focusing on employee well-being.The poster of the IIA Conference
CSM and JMC highlighted that as business operations become more complex and digitalized, internal auditors are in the best position to guide businesses in navigating the risks in their industry and organizations. To meet management’s expectations, IA needs to revisit its procedures and adapt to the rapid changes in the business landscape by recalibrating its methodology, operational model, technology and talent. They also emphasized that “IA’s role is vital and the momentum to transform should start now.”
With the theme Scaling new Heights, the Conference gathered more than 1,000 IA professionals from over 100 countries to share leading practices in IA. The event’s local organizing team included CSM, JMC and RGS; Consulting Managers Eudes Joshan Dural and Ruma Cris Faltado; and Associate Cloyd Edrei Reyes.