Advance Your Audit Career by Participating in Profession Organizations

Knowledge and Networking are the ultimate keys to career advancement.  Historically, obtaining both effectively was reserved for the exteremly seasoned professional  The internet, specifically search engines (like Google) and news feed aggregators, have been instrumental in flattening out the learning curve.  However, knowledge is only one element to successful career management.  It is important that we also develop and maintain a sound support network.  Having a support network is just as much about giving as it is getting.  Therefore, volunteering your time, talents and knowledge is fundamental to building and maintaining a successful support network.  The following is a list of ways internal auditors can share their time, talents and knowledge with others to advance the profession as well as build their support network.

  • Attend local chapter meetings and interact with others
  • Volunteer for one of the many leadership roles in local IIA chapters
    (i.e. Treasurer, Secretary, President, Vice President, Webmaster, Event Coordinator, etc)
  • Perform a speaking engagement
  • Teach a course
  • Become a Quality Assurance Review volunteer with the IIA
  • Participate in activities that earn your chapter Chapter Achievement Program (CAP) points
    If you are not sure that that is ask your local chapter leadership
  • Actively participate in relevant online message boards and groups
  • Comment on audit web sites

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The following is a list of well established audit related groups

The Institute of Internal Auditors (Official Global Group)

Chief Audit Executives Group

Risk, Audit, and Compliance Executives (RACE)

Internal Audit Professionals

Information Technology Audit and Governance Group


The following is a list of good smaller and/or up and coming groups

Auditor Exchange – I manage this group.  Its purpose is to facilitate audit program and request that are shared on

Internal Audit – Small Shops


The following is a list of audit related blogs with good information (of course)



  • Advancing in the audit profession requires knowledge and network
  • Obtain knowledge via training and research
  • Network online and in person
  • Volunteering is a great way to provide valuable services and network
  • Remember it is just as much about giving as it is giving


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Robert (That Audit Guy) Berry is a risk, compliance and auditing advocate, educator and innovator. He helps good professionals become better by creating articles, web services and training that allow them to expand their knowledge network.

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