This segment is dedicated to Domain III Principle 8 – Overseen by the Board. Domain III is the Domain that speaks to Governing the internal audit function. Within this segment that covers Principle 8, we delve into the four standards under principle 8.

  • Examine Standard 8.1 – Board Interactions
  • Examine Standard 8.2 – Resources
  • Examine Standard 8.3 – Quality
  • Examine Standard 8.4 – External Quality Assessments

The new Standards emphasize that quality performance requires conformance to the Standards. Each standard within Domain III specifically identifies the responsibilities of the CAE and the board, as well as joint responsibilities.

The new Global Internal Audit Standards were released on January 9, 2024, and will become effective January 9, 2025. The previous version, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, released in 2017, remains approved for use during a one-year transition period. The Global Internal Audit Standards guide the worldwide professional practice of internal audit. They serve as a basis for evaluating and elevating the quality of the internal audit function. The Standards use 15 guiding principles with five separate Domains that enable effective internal audit implementation and examples of evidence of conformance.

The Global Standards are organized into five domains.

  • Domain I: Purpose of Internal Auditing
  • Doman II: Ethics and Professionalism
  • Domain III: Governing the Internal Audit Function
  • Domain IV: Managing the Internal Audit Function
  • Domain V: Performing Internal Audit Service

This is part 2 of Domain III which will focus on Principle 8.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore and evaluate Domain III – Governing the IA Function.
  • Explore and examine Principle 8 – Overseen by the Board.
    • Examine Standard 8.1 – Board Interactions.
    • Examine Standard 8.2 – Resources.
    • Examine Standard 8.3 – Quality.
    • Examine Standard 8.4 – External Quality Assessments.
Last updated/reviewed: July 09, 2024
Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Global Internal Audit Standards Domain III - Part 2: Principle 85:18
  Domain III8:22
  Principle 8 Overseen by the Board7:58
  Standard 8.1 Board Interaction24:24
  Standard 8.2 Resources10:52
  Standard 8.3 Quality16:50
  Standard 8.4 External Quality Assessment22:42
  Global Internal Audit Standards (GIAS) Domain III - Part 21:42:27
  Slides: Global Internal Audit Standards (GIAS) Domain III - Part 2PDF
  Global Internal Audit Standards (GIAS) Domain III - Part 2 Glossary/IndexPDF