Reference Quantity: ST0587

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational Profile:

The position of inside audit departments is to offer an unbiased, goal assurance and consulting exercise so as to add worth and enhance an organisation’s operations. Inner Audit helps an organisation accomplish its targets by bringing a scientific, disciplined method to guage and enhance the effectiveness of danger administration, management and governance processes. Inner Audit has an enterprise-wide remit and mandate, which implies assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of all areas of an organisation together with the chance administration, compliance and finance capabilities. Inner Audit is the final line of defence in an organisation and, as such, should stay neutral and unbiased in the way it works alongside all areas of the organisation.

IAPracs shall be competent in endeavor all facets of inside audit engagements. They’re usually a part of an audit workforce working below the administration of the Inner Audit Skilled (IAProf) or Head of Inner Audit.

The IAPrac’s typical tasks embrace:

  • researching the actions being audited by spending time with the world of the organisation being audited; strolling by means of how they function a job/course of; evaluation coverage, processes and requirements associated to the exercise being audited
  • knowledge gathering, evaluation and interpretation by means of nose to nose, e mail and different types of knowledge gathering practises used within the organisation
  • documenting the enterprise course of and management surroundings by means of course of mapping, e.g. flowcharting, and validating the method through a ‘walkthrough’
  • figuring out and evaluating the related governance, dangers and controls by means of mapping towards governance coverage set out within the organisation, reviewing the documented inside danger course of together with any documented administration controls in place as set out by the enterprise
  • performing assessments and analyse to guage the effectiveness of controls (i.e. do the controls shield the organisation towards potential dangers, as recognized by the organisation, administration or inside management capabilities)
  • figuring out vulnerabilities and exposures
  • speaking the outcomes of their audit work to audit administration

Inner auditor roles shall be discovered within the public, personal and voluntary sectors, the place the Inner Audit perform is acknowledged as a cornerstone of excellent company governance important to the success of an organisation, as recognised by the UK Company Governance Code (or different sector-relevant codes of follow). The occupation is overseen by the Chartered Institute of Inner Auditors (Chartered IIA), which units out steerage and requirements on how the occupation ought to handle itself and ship inside audit companies for organisations. 



IAPracs, on completion of the apprenticeship normal, will meet the next data necessities:

Business Consciousness IAPracs will perceive the inner (operational transactions of the organisation/enterprise space being audited) and exterior (political, industrial, financial, social, cultural, technological, legislative, environmental) surroundings of the organisation being audited.
Company Governance and Danger Administration IAPracs will show an consciousness of the traits of excellent company governance and danger administration, and the position of Inner Audit, and can be capable of assess the contribution they make to organisational effectiveness and assurance. IAPracs shall be anticipated to work with IAProfs within the audit of extra complicated matters, e.g. tradition, danger administration, technique, fraud prevention.
Organisational Enterprise Processes IAPracs may have an understanding of their organisation’s technique and success measures, and be cognisant of how their work contributes to the success of the perform/organisation’s trade. They may even perceive the chance and management implications of various organisational buildings, enterprise processes and IT Methods, and the way these relate to particular audit work. IAPracs will know the place to search out related inside coverage, processes and requirements related to enterprise space being audited and exterior regulation/laws which could affect the organisation.
Danger and Management / Audit Methodology IAPracs will know the various kinds of controls, administration management strategies, and inside management framework traits (e.g. Committee Organisations Sponsoring Treadway Fee (COSO), Worldwide Requirements Organisation (ISO), Management Aims for Data & Associated Applied sciences (COBIT)) used inside their organisation and trade. IAPracs will show an understanding of the way to apply inside auditing methodologies and requirements all through all phases of an inside audit task and can contribute to adjustments/updates to the Inner Audit guide primarily based on inside audits undertaken and on an appreciation of what’s and isn’t working for the organisation.


IAPracs, on completion of the apprenticeship normal, may have developed the next expertise:

Constructing Relationships IAPracs will construct sustainable relationships primarily based on belief and respect, inside their perform and with stakeholders, on an audit by audit foundation. This may drive two-way communication with the enterprise being audited to tell the audit plan, assist plan adjustments and help Inner Audit’s understanding of the chance profile of the enterprise, how the coverage, processes and requirements in an organisation are being utilized by the enterprise as detailed throughout course of mapping, i.e. the walkthrough course of.
Communication IAPracs will talk clearly and succinctly each verbally and in writing. IAPracs will adapt their communication fashion to swimsuit totally different conditions. IAPracs will promote open communication, demonstrating the flexibility to use applicable interview strategies throughout supply of their audit work and successfully articulating findings to IAProfs. IAPracs will be capable of successfully contribute to conferences.
Collaboration IAPracs will collaborate successfully with different audit colleagues to achieve understanding and insights to tell audits and collect knowledge to ship outcomes, and shall be workforce gamers.
Information Evaluation With steerage, IAPracs will choose and use instruments/strategies to acquire related knowledge/info for particular audit assignments. IAPracs will apply sampling, knowledge evaluation and different statistical strategies to analyse and assess knowledge and draw preliminary conclusions.
Time Administration IAPracs will handle their time successfully to ship prime quality work inside applicable timelines to ship their audit assignments and different work necessities.
Methods and IT expertise IAPracs shall be proficient within the use applicable enterprise techniques and software program e.g. sending emails, utilizing phrase processing and spreadsheet software program, documenting workpapers utilizing organisation’s applicable audit techniques and so on.


IAPracs, on completion of the apprenticeship normal, may have developed the next behaviours:

Ethics and Integrity IAPracs will act with integrity to their occupation and the moral code of conduct of their organisation/auditee, will show organisational values in how they work, and can show confidentiality, independence and objectivity.
Add Worth/Steady Enchancment IAPracs will add worth to the organisation/division they’re auditing by proactively sharing points recognized in the course of the course of their audit work with their line supervisor. IAPracs will assist the continual enchancment of the chance and management surroundings of the organisation/enterprise being audited by suggesting new concepts.
Skilled Growth IAPracs will take accountability for their very own skilled improvement by looking for out alternatives to be taught and develop.
Proactive and Adaptable IAPracs will show drive and power to get the job carried out and an open mindset in all their audit work, in a position to adapt in altering circumstances.
Skilled Scepticism IAPracs will show an angle that features a questioning thoughts and being alert to circumstances which will point out potential misstatement of data because of error or fraud. IAPracs will be capable of converse out courageously in their very own organisation.



This can be a stage 4 apprenticeship


The size of this apprenticeship ought to usually be 18 to 24 months, relying on prior {qualifications} and related work expertise.

Entry Necessities:

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her apprenticeship, however apprentices are more likely to have GCE A Ranges or equal.


Inner Audit Practitioners shall be required to finish the:

  • IIA Certificates in Inner Audit and Enterprise Danger
  • Inner Audit Practitioner

(Be aware: Apprentices registered onto the Inner Audit Practitioner earlier than 1 November 2020 can sit the CIA one examination. Apprentices registered onto the Inner Audit Practitioner after 2 November 2020 will sit the Inner Audit Practitioner examination)

Apprentices with out Degree 2 English and Arithmetic might want to obtain this stage previous to taking their Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the English and Arithmetic minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3, and British Signal Language {qualifications} are a substitute for English {qualifications} the place that is their main language.  

Hyperlink to skilled registration and development:

The Chartered IIA is the recognised skilled physique for inside auditing within the UK and Eire. The apprentice will apply for membership of the Chartered IIA on the outset of the apprenticeship. Completion of the IIA Certificates results in the IACert designation.


This apprenticeship needs to be reviewed after three years.

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