IIA-Australia issues helpful governance tools

By Cutcher & Neale Accounting and Financial Services - March 25, 2021

The Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia has issued the following publications, which should interest boards and management:

  • Procurement integrity
  • 20 Critical Questions – What to ask yourself during a pandemic lock-down
  • 20 Critical Questions – What directors should ask of business continuity, and
  • 20 Critical Questions – What directors should ask of compliance.

In its ‘20 critical questions’ series, the institute has examined what directors should ask of risk management.

Questions are posed under headings such as risk management foundations, risk assessment, risk registers and review.

The first is ‘Does the organisation have (a) risk management framework aligned to an appropriate standard such as ISO 31000:2018 ‘Risk management – Guidelines’ (b) defined risk appetite ideally encapsulated in a risk appetite statement?’

And a ‘killer question’ is posed. ‘How does management, audit or risk committee and board of directors clearly know the organisation has identified and is effectively managing its risks in a timely way?’

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