Internal Audit

Assure. Advise. Anticipate.

Deloitte’s Internal Audit (IA) services help companies look below the surface to achieve superior performance through a full range of outsourcing, co-sourcing, and advisory services—including with respect to technology and data analytics. Teaming with—or working as—a client’s IA function, Deloitte transforms these functions to achieve a high level of performance, assisting with enhancing process efficiency, fraud detection, operational quality, internal control, and regulatory compliance. We enhance the overall value delivered by IA functions through strengthening quality, flexibility, efficiency, and value. Additionally, Deloitte helps clients extend their IA oversight to gain greater understanding of key enterprise risks such as evolving IT systems, applications, and other technologies.

We offer:

  • Internal Audit Strategy, Effectiveness Advisory, and Review – We help organizations strengthen the effectiveness of their IA Function, including through transformational activities and strategy development or redesign.  We also perform independent effectiveness reviews of IA Functions, typically evaluating conformance with Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) Standards, comparing IA’s practices against leading practices and assessing IA’s performance relative to stakeholder needs and expectations. 
  • Internal Audit Outsourcing and Co-Sourcing – We assist clients in the deployment of their IA capabilities, ranging from performing all of the organization’s IA activities through an outsourced model to partnering with the in-house IA function to co-source the delivery of their activities.
  • CEO/CFO Certification ICFR Testing – We help organizations understand and comply with their internal control certification requirements, whether scoping, developing and/or executing the organizations’ internal control certification programs. 
  • Information Technology Internal Audit – We serve as subject matter advisors—or as part of the outsourced/co-sourced IA function—to help organizations evaluate and address risks related to IT, including applications, networks and infrastructure.

The innovation imperative: Forging Internal Audit's path to greater impact and influence

The 2018 Global Chief Audit Executive survey report explores the current state of Internal Audit functions worldwide, focusing on those with the greatest impact and influence within their broader organization.

Internal Audit insights 2020: High-impact areas of focus

We see Internal Audit functions around the world continuing to expand their impact and influence within their organizations, building on the advances reported in our most recent global survey of chief audit executives.

Becoming agile – A guide to elevating Internal Audit’s performance and value 

From their origins in software development, agile methods have been effective in countless initiatives in various business settings. ‘Becoming agile’ is a three-part series that presents Deloitte’s methodology for applying agile principles and practices to internal auditing as we help organizations lead, navigate, and disrupt to accelerate performance. An Agile Internal Audit approach can help the Internal Audit function elevate its value to the organization and its delivery of assurance, advisory, and risk anticipation services.

Key Contacts

Peter Astley

Peter Astley

Partner, Risk Advisory

Peter focuses on the provision of Internal Audit, Risk Management and other control and assurance related services to the Corporate Sector. He is the firm’s Global and EMEA lead Internal Audit Partner... More

Sandy Pundmann

Sandy Pundmann

Partner | Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

As a Risk & Financial Advisory senior partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Sandy works with CEOs, chief risk officers, chief audit executives, and compliance officers to help develop company-specific r... More

Neil White

Neil White

Principal | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Neil runs Deloitte’s Center of Excellence and is globally responsible for Internal Audit Analytics, addressing analytics for risk dash-boarding, continuous controls monitoring, fraud, and forensics an... More

Sarah  Fedele

Sarah  Fedele

Principal | Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

Sarah leads the US Internal Audit (IA) practice within Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory and is a member of Deloitte’s Global Internal Audit executive team. In these roles, Sarah and her teams are hy... More