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How mature is internal audit? A real-world analysis

In an effort to fully understand the real world maturity of internal audit departments and help internal auditors to benchmark themselves against a predefined framework, we compiled a comprehensive self-assessment quiz that was completed by more than 300 internal auditors globally – via email and across social media platforms – between October 2015 and May 2016.

The quiz covered four specific areas – protocols, resources, methodology and technology. Respondents were asked various questions, with the available answer choices divided into five categories or levels – beginning, defining, developing, maturing and optimizing – that describe the maturity of their internal audit functions with respect to each area.