Sie sind auf Seite 1von 12

STUDY UNIT ONE

Mandatory Guidance
Prepared By : M Yasir Siddiqui (ACCA-UK, CIA-USA, CRMA-USA, CICA-USA)
CHAPTER OVERVIEW

1.1 Applicable Standards


1.2 Code of conduct for professionals
1.3 Internal Audit Ethics - Introduction & Purpose
1.4 Internal Audit Ethics - Integrity
1.5 Internal Audit Ethics - Objectivity
1.6 Internal Audit Ethics - Confidentiality
1.7 Internal Audit Ethics - Competency
1.8 Internal Audit Charter
1.2 CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PROFESSIONALS
Definition
Business ethics are an organizations policies and standards established to ensure
certain kinds of behavior by its members.
a. Individual ethics are the moral principles and standards of conduct adhered to
by an individual.

Reasons for codes of Ethical Conduct


The primary purpose of a code of ethical conduct for a professional organization is
to promote an ethical culture among professionals who serve others.

A typical code for auditors or accountants in an organization requires


Integrity; A refusal to compromise professional values for the sake of personal goals.

Objectivity; A commitment to providing stakeholders with unbiased information.

Confidentiality; A refusal to use organizational information for private gain.

Competency; A commitment to acquiring and maintaining an appropriate level of


knowledge and skills.
1.3 INTERNAL AUDIT ETHICS INTRODUCTION &
PURPOSE
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of The Institutes Code of
Ethics is to promote an ethical culture in the profession of
internal auditing.
Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance
and consulting activity designed to add value and improve
an organizations operations. It helps an organization
accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic,
disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the
effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance
processes.
A code of ethics is necessary and appropriate for the
profession of internal auditing, founded as it is on the trust
placed in its objective assurance about governance, risk
management, and control.
1.4 INTERNAL AUDIT ETHICS INTEGRITY
RULES OF CONDUCT
1. Rule of Integrity
Internal auditors:
1.1 Shall perform their work with honesty, diligence, and
responsibility.
1.2 Shall observe the law and make disclosures expected by
the law and the profession.
1.3 Shall not knowingly be a party to any illegal activity, or
engage in acts that are discreditable to the
profession of internal auditing or to the organization.
1.4 Shall respect and contribute to the legitimate and ethical
objectives of the organization.
1.5 INTERNAL AUDIT ETHICS OBJECTIVITY

2. Objectivity
Internal auditors:
2.1 Shall not participate in any activity or relationship
that may impair or be presumed to impair their
unbiased assessment. This participation includes
those activities or relationships that may be in
conflict with the interests of the organization.
2.2 Shall not accept anything that may impair or be
presumed to impair their professional judgment.
2.3 Shall disclose all material facts known to them that,
if not disclosed, may distort the reporting of
activities under review.
1.6 INTERNAL AUDIT ETHICS - CONFIDENTIALITY

3. Rule of Confidentiality
Internal auditors:
3.1 Shall be prudent in the use and protection
of information acquired in the course of their
duties.
3.2 Shall not use information for any personal
gain or in any manner that would be contrary to
the law or detrimental to the legitimate and
ethical objectives of the organization.
1.7 INTERNAL AUDIT ETHICS - COMPETENCY

4. Competency
Internal auditors:
4.1 Shall engage only in those services for which
they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and
experience.
4.2 Shall perform internal auditing services in
accordance with the International Standards for
the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
4.3 Shall continually improve their proficiency and
the effectiveness and quality of their services.
1.8 INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER
1000 - Purpose, Authority, and Responsibility
The purpose, authority, and responsibility of the internal audit activity
must be formally defined in an internal audit charter, consistent with
the Definition of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics, and the
Standards. The chief audit executive must periodically review the
internal audit charter and present it to senior management and the
board for approval.*

*The term board here and elsewhere in pronouncements of The IIA


includes an organizations governing body, such as a board of
directors, supervisory board, head of an agency or legislative body,
board of governors or trustees of a non-profit organization, or any
other designated body of the organization, including the audit
committee, to whom the chief audit executive may functionally report
(Glossary).
1.8 INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER

Internal Audit Charter


The importance of a formal written internal audit charter
cannot be overstated. The IIA provides the following
Interpretation to Emphasize the point:
Interpretation on Standard 1000
The Internal Audit charter is a formal document that defines the IAAs
position within the organization, including the nature of the CAEs
Functional Reporting relationship with the board; authorizes access
to records, personnel, and any physical properties relevant to the
performance of the engagements; and defines the scope of IAA. Final
approval of the internal audit charter resides with the board.

Engagement Clients must be informed of the IAA


Purpose, Authority & Responsibility. This will prevent
misunderstanding about IA assess to records and
personal.
1.8 INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER

1010 - Recognition of the Definition of


Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics, and the
Standards in the Internal Audit Charter
The mandatory nature of the Definition of
Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics, and the
Standards must be recognized in the internal
audit charter. The chief audit executive should
discuss the Definition of Internal Auditing, the
Code of Ethics, and the Standards with senior
management and the board.
THANK YOU.
ANY QUESTIONS