2016 Global Chief Audit Executive Survey

Internal Audit at a crossroads

“Evolution or irrelevance,” Deloitte’s 2016 Global Chief Audit Executive Survey, provides insights on the current and near-term challenges facing the Internal Audit function. With responses from more than 1,200 Heads of Internal Audit in 29 countries and a wide range of industries, this is Deloitte’s most comprehensive global examination of Internal Audit to date.

Within Switzerland alone, more than 70 Heads of Internal Audit participated in the survey, making the results particularly relevant to Swiss organisations.

In this report you will find:

Current views and future expectations: Heads of Internal Audit provide their views on their groups’ capabilities, impact, influence, and stakeholder expectations—currently and over the next three to five years.

Gaps to close and challenges to address: Areas in which Internal Audit groups need to upgrade skills and tools to meet stakeholders’ expectations include IT, data analytics, model risk, innovation, and fraud prevention and detection.

Specific plans and actions: To enhance their performance, value, impact, and influence, Internal Audit groups will expand advisory services, improve analytics skills and tools, evaluate strategic planning and risk management, and use visualisation tools in reporting.

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Steffen Pietz

Steffen Pietz


Steffen is a Partner in our Risk Advisory team in Zurich with a focus on operational risk management. He has significant experience in technology and process risk, process controls and risk auditing, ... More