2015 planning priorities for internal audit in financial services
Assurance for growth
In this paper we explore the key planning priorities that internal audit functions should be covering in 2015, whilst they continue to operate against a backdrop of heightened regulatory scrutiny, emerging best practices and increasing stakeholder expectations.
A number of new areas of focus have emerged, driven by the development of new corporate strategies in response to increased economic confidence, shifting regulatory priorities, and the need to build on 2014’s ‘first-cut’ approaches to topics such as governance and culture.
The paper also focuses on the broader challenges internal audit functions face in ensuring that their approach to these areas is effective and insightful.