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									                                                                                                                                                                                                             CSO REPORTS

         Item                      Austria                         Belgium                          Bulgaria                            Finland                               France                               Germany                                  Italy                              Netherlands                               Norway                               Spain                               Sweden                                UK & Ireland
No. of members         285 company members, 65           1,340 and goal of 1,500          379, still growing                 656                                3400 end 2007; expected 3700 end 1868                                       2750                                    2,000, expected to grow through        722, still growing                  1880 target 3.000 in 2009             645. Growing at approx 10% a year       8,279 at 31.3.08 - still growing -
                       personal members                                                                                                                         2008                             1264 personal 604 company                                                          2,500 and further after integration                                                                              (target 1 000 members in 2011)          target 10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                 members                                                                            with VRO (end 2007)

No. of organisations                                     360                                                                                                    about 700                                                                                                           290                                    190                                 380                                   145

Division of members    15% manufacturing,                42% financial services         32% private sector,                  20% services (including big        33.6% services (including big four),   Corporate Members:                   28% banking, financial and              27% manufacturing,                     29% government/public sector,       10% public sector,                    30 % public sector,                     31% public sector,
into industry groups   40% financial industry,           21% government (180            19% financial industry,              four),                             24.4% government,                      Services:12,3%;                      insurance,                              40% financial industry,                23% financial industry,             40% industry and commerce,            21 % financial sector (20 % of which    25% industry and commerce,
(mfg / finindustry /   25% government,                   members from EC)               49% government                       25% government,                    21.8% banking sector,                  Energy: 9,5%;                        22% communication & tranport,           23% government,                        24% industry,                       30% financial services,               the 4 major banks),                     23% financial services,
services / govt)       10% services (mainly big-four +   12% manufacturing services                                          20% financial sector (banking,     13.8% industry,                        Retail: 6,4%;                        20% services,                           8% services (mainly big-four +         16% big four/consultants,           15% professional firms,                6 % insurance sector                   15% professional firms,
                       universities)                     13 % services (mainly big four                                      insurance),                        6.4% insurance                         Industry: 21,6%;                     19% manufacturing,                      universities)                          8% students and individual          5% no company                         18% consultants (essentially Big        2% voluntary sector,
                                                         + universities) 7% Transport &                                      30% industry,                                                             Banking: 32,3%;                      10% PA                                                                         members                                                                   Four growing rapidly due to SOx and     4% no company.
                                                         Communication 5 % Others                                            5% retired.                                                               Public Law: 4,3%;                                                                                                                                                                             Swedish "mini-Sox", but also IT
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Assurances: 10,5%;                                                                                                                                                                            audit consultants)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Accountants: 2%;;                                                                                                                                                                             19 % private sector (growing rapidly
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Personal Members:                                                                                                                                                                             due to SOx and Swedish "mini-Sox",
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Services:14,7%;                                                                                                                                                                                 7% Students. We recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Energy: 5,6%;                                                                                                                                                                                 introduced a student cathegory, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Retail: 3,9%;                                                                                                                                                                                 now have some 50 student
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Industry: 19,2%;                                                                                                                                                                              members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Banking: 27%;
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Public Law: 9,1%;
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Assurances: 6,3%;
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Accountants: 10,9%
No. of volunteers      ~ 15                              41 engaged in Committees         Around 20 on paper in different About 40 (board and committee         about 150,                             60                                   About 120                               About 50 regular                       8 Board Members and about 70 in     15                                    10 Board members and some 30 on         200+ committee members, trainers,
                                                                                          committees, but less than 10    members)                                                                                                                                                  (plus 45 for the International         different Committees.                                                     the committees, in total 1/2- 1 man-    examiners etc
                                                                                          are active                                                                                                                                                                                Conference)                                                                                                      year
Annual Turnover /                                        550,000 Euros/10,000 Euros                                       420 k Euros / 10 k Euros              4300 Keuros, exoected 6000 Keuros                                                                                   1 million Euros /                      483 k Euros / 73 k Euros            1,6 Million € / 200k €                680 k Euros/Loss of 40 k in 2007        Euros 6.6 million
Net Income                                                                                                                                                      in 2008   //170Keuros                                                                                               205 k Euros                                                                                                      but expect a profit again in 2008 of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     some 40 k (raising service fee and
No international                                                                      2                                      1                                  IIA 4 (IRC, COQ, Advanced              3                                                                            6:                                     4                                   1                                     higher volume of courses)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4:                                      IIA Global total = 4:
volunteers                                                                                                                                                      Technology, Board of Regents,          - Board of Directors                                                         - Board of Trustees                    - Board og Regents (BOR)                                                  - Research Foundation                   1x Global board member plus 2 x
                                                                                                                                                                Board of Directors)                    - Committee on Quality (CoQ)                                                 - PIC                                  - Professional Issues Committee                                           - IRC                                   global committee members -
                                                                                                                                                                ECIIA : 1 (MB)                         - Communications Advisory                                                    - Academic Relations                   (PIC)                                                                     - Academic relations                    Standards, IRC
                                                                                                                                                                UFAI : 1                               Committee                                                                    - Government Audit                     - Advanced Technology Committee                                           - ECIIA MB                              ECIIA - 1 Management Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Advanced Technology Committee                                              - Ethics Ctee                          (ATC)                                                                                                             member
                                                                                                                                                                                                       (ATC)                                                                        - International Conferences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - BREA (nomination 2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (not yet clear how many will remain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in 2008)
Governance (board /    7 board members,                  9 board members,                 1 Chairman of the Board + 6        10 directors,                      17 elected Directors ; 1 ex officio    9 Members of Board of Directors      10 directors,                           currently 11 board members,            8 board members                     12 Board members                      10 Board members + 1 Secretary          Maximum 15 directors:
committee structure)   2 board sections (Education,      3 board members in Exec          Board members                      8 committees                       Director for 2 years (former           (Executive Board),                   11 commitees, Audit commitee,           4 board sections (Executive,           8 committees                                                              General (co-opted).                     6 regional directors,
                       Communication),                   and 8 committees                                                                                       president )1 honorary Director ; 4     10 Members of Supervisory Board      Nomination committee, Ethics            Professional Issues, Education,        - Public Realtions                                                        6 committees:                           5 directors at large,
                       9 permanent branch working                                                                                                               committees : Audit committee,                                               Committee                               Communication),                        - National Conference                                                     - Education,                            2 co-opted directors,
                       groups                                                                                                                                   Nomination committee,                                                                                               11 committees:                         - Education/Seminars                                                      - Marketing,                            Treasurer,
                                                                                                                                                                Remuneration committee,                                                                                             - Professional Practices,              - Magazine Editorial                                                      - Information & Communication           Chief Executive (plus paid company
                                                                                                                                                                consultative committee                                                                                              - QA,                                  - Nomination                                                              (home-page and journal)                 secretary)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - GAIN,                                - Professional Practices                                                  - International,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Education / Academic Relations       - Members                                                                 - Technical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Seminars,                            - Diploma                                                                 - IT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Training,                            5 specialty groups                                                        and Networks (Public, Financial,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Congress,                            - financial sector                                                        Private) are used to reach out to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Marketing & Communication,           - government                                                              members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Website,                             - IT auditing                                                             We also have a membership project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Magazine Editorial Board,            - fraud                                                                   that will result in a Membership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Membership                           - Audit Director Roundtable                                               Committee. High priority.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - IRC (to be re-installed in 2008)

No. of staff           1 full-time , 2 part-time         2.8 FTE                          3 Full-time + 1 Part-Time          2                                  21 + 2 part time                       10 + 2 part time                     15                                      5 (4,5 FT),                            2                                   6                                     3.1 FTE for 2008. 1 Klas - Secretary 38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    planning to go to 6 early next year                                                                              General, 0,69 Gorel - Membership,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 CSO                                                                                                          general administration and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 Marketing & Communications                                                                                   homepage/journal 0,27 Kicki -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 Seminars and Training admin                                                                                  Acounting and controlling, 1 Maria -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 Financial Admin / application                                                                                Courses and paid seminars, 0,14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    manager                                                                                                          Yvonne, Annual conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 general / membership admin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 professional issues manager
Yearly no. and type of 1 conference,                  1 conference (2 days),              1-2 conferences (1-2 days),        2 conferences (2 days each),       5/6 conferences                         5 Conferences;                      2 conferences,                          1 annual conference,                   1 conference                        3 conferences,                        1 conference,                           1 conference,
events                 2 one-day workgroups,          21 trainings (53 training days)     25 trainings (2-3 days each),      7-8 monthly meetings,              10 montly meetings                     180 Seminars;                        10 meetings,                            8 seminars,                            10 training courses                 45 seminars within IIA Spain (42      15-20 courses (growing - partnering     110+ courses and events
                       GA,                            1CAATTs day (growing!);             3-5 yearly meetings with           8-9 seminars (1 or 2 days each),   36 seminars ; 500sessions              10 Events for exchange of            93 seminars delivered in 198            60 training days (growing)             6 semninars                         held in Madrid and 3 in Barcelona);   when we don't have resources to do      (mix of training courses, seminars,
                       35+ trainings (growing!);      Certification preparation           members                            3 basic courses (5 days each)      2 dinner debate                        experiences                          training sessions                       separate CIA courses (2 days per       16 half day seminars within the     6 in-house seminars/co-operation      it on our own)                          HIA forums, core regional events)
                       CIA-course (2 days per part),  workshops.                                                                                                several regional meetings                                                                                           part);                                 speciality groups                   with the college of Economist and     15 free seminars (2-4 hours)
                       CFSA-course                    Events: round tables,                                                                                     annual meeting with the banking                                                                                     8 CAE roundtables                      4 half day seminars for all the     CEU Business School
                                                      information sessions about                                                                                regulator                                                                                                                                                  members                             2 social events
                                                      certifications, discussion                                                                                annual golph trophy
                                                      forum, certification
                                                      celebrations, CAE event,
                                                      breakfast discussions around
                                                      30 per year
Yearly no. and type of * Audit Journal (quarterly)    * Newsletter to active members      * Magazine "Internal auditor" (6   1/3 "Tilintarkastus - Revision"    "Audit Interne" magazine (5 issues     Magazine: 6 issues per year (ZIR),   "Internal Audit" magazine (3 issues     * Audit Magazine (4 issues, going to   Internal Audit magazine (2 issues   Quarterly basis magazine.             "InternreVision" Journal, 6 -> 4        * Internal Auditing & Business Risk -
publications           * Book - Risk Management       (bi monthly),                       issues per year)                   magazine (6 issues a year).        per year),                             Newsletter,                          per year, plans to pass to 4 issues),   5 in 2008),                            per year)                           Books: Fundamentals on internal       issues per year, improved quality       monthly magazine sent to all
                       (2006)                         * 2 position papers per year        * Professional Practices           Newsletters when needed:           Monthly newsletter,                    6 Books incl. updates,               Tone at the top newsletter (3           * Newsletter to active members         Frequent newsletters by mail        auditing, Translation of COSO for     (content/layout)                        members
                       * Book - Internal Audit -      * a satisfaction survey             Framework, Red Book in             Standards, PA's and COSO ERM       Research booklets (3 a year on         1 Standard                           issues),                                (monthly),                             Countinously updates and news       small business                        No newsletter, we are trying cover      * Head 2 Head - monthly newsletter
                       Organisation and Daily Work in * general analysis about IAa in     Bulgarian                          (Executive Summary)                average).                                                                   2 monthly newsletters,                  * Combined newsletter to               updated on our homepage             Web site/ Monthly Newsletter (We      this via our home page and html-        to CAEs ,
                       Practice (2008)                the country every 2 years           * Gleim CIA Review Books -                                            Translation of different books:                                             2 Position papers and                   membership of IIA+VRO                                                      have hired a free lance to supply     mail to members                         * Members Direct – monthly e-mail
                                                                                          Part I, II, III and IV (in                                            COSO Report (1&2), Gleim.                                                   4 research papers                       * Infrequent booklets                                                      technical contents for both)                                                  newsletter to members,
                                                                                          Bulgarian)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         * Assurance Briefing – quarterly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             newsletter to Audit Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             * Professional Guidance Direct -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             monthly technical email bulletin to
        Item                     Austria                             Belgium                           Bulgaria                           Finland                                France                                Germany                                 Italy                             Netherlands                               Norway                                     Spain                                      Sweden                                 UK & Ireland
Main threats         * Too little (time for) efforts as   * Lack of real support from       * Lack of support and              Lack of resources / Lack of         No major threats                        No major threats                    No major threats                       * Deteriorating relationship with       * CBT-site in Oslo not ready even       * Lack of resources to provide               No major threats at present.              * Failure to really lead the
                     to advocacy                          volunteers ( not enough           motivation from volunteers, the support from volunteers and                                                                                                                               NIVRA,                                  though testing is supposedly taking     services to our growing number of            * Potentially our relation to the         profession,
                     * Insuffucient added value for       concrete output),                 staff of IIA-Bulgaria is the main members, Lack of time!                                                                                                                                  * Too much internal focus,              place as of Monday.                     members.                                     external auditors could be a threat, if   * Profession gets de-valued by
                     government auditors                  * Administration still in         driving force                                                                                                                                                                             * Too little (time for) efforts as to   * Only two staff members makes the      * Translation task force together            not handled in the right way. But at      regulatory environment,
                     * Certifications for public sector   automation process ( still a      * The level of the profession in                                                                                                                                                          advocacy,                               Secretariat and ongoing project         with IIA Mexico and Argentina.               present we have a very good               * Competition from accounting
                     auditors (MBA and academic           long way to go)                   the country is still at low level.                                                                                                                                                        * Insufficient content/services with    vulnerable to any kind of absence.      * I have the feeling we shoul                relation with them.                       bodies
                     supreme audit court auditors         * Insufficient content with       The managers are not very                                                                                                                                                                 regard to professional issues,          * Too little time spent on advocacy.    provided more technical guidance             * Too much internal focus and not
                     (Akademischer                        regard to professional issues,    keen to invest in internal                                                                                                                                                                * Insufficient added value for          * Not enough time to take               to our members.                              enough time for advocacy efforts.
                     Rechnungshofprüfer)                  ia evolution, ...                 auditing                                                                                                                                                                                  government auditors,                    andvantage of CBOK results.                                                          * Insufficient content/services with
                                                                                            * That is combined with the                                                                                                                                                               * Too little focus on younger (high-                                                                                         regard to professional issues.
                                                                                            lack of resources not only                                                                                                                                                                potential) auditors and smaller IA                                                                                           * Not enough focus on younger
                                                                                            financial but also professional.                                                                                                                                                          functions,                                                                                                                   (high-potential) auditors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * Diminishing commitment from                                                                                                * Our service to the major Swedish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      board members, while staff do not                                                                                            international companies needs to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      always get sufficient leeway to act                                                                                          improved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      independently,                                                                                                               * No tailor-made service to the new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * Growing distance between board                                                                                             audit shops starting up as a result of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and committees (and even further                                                                                             the Swedish Code.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from members)                                                                                                                * Too much interest in giving advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and highlighting weaknesses in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   processes, not enough interest in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   actually performing work against our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   agreed upon objectives.

Three main           * Lobbying to influence laws         (1) Improve quality and content   (1) Advocacy - promote the        (1) Developing the Institute's        Position Paper on "The architecture    * Planning and Performing the ECIIA- * Increase image and visibility,      (1) Professional issues and             (1) Implement our proposed EQA-         (1) 2008 is our 25th aniversary,             1) Change attitude, work towards          * Sustaining membership growth -
challenges           and regulations                      of trainings,                     benefits and the value of         strategy,                            of Internal control, how to improve     Conference and other Conferences * Increase Corporate training,            research                                model.                                  and we are planning three                    the global strategies . When we work      particularly students,
                     * Servicing to CAE's and             (2) Improve Services to           internal auditing                 (2) Developing the Institutes role   its efficiency,what role for internal   for 2008 as well as the Event "50    * Redesign Web site and introduce     (2) Advocacy and information            (2) Increase the standing of the        conferences, three business                  for IIA (paid or volunteer) we are not    * Difficult to agree common
                     government auditors                  members,                          (2) Providing quality trainings   in QA's.                             auditing"                               year IIR- Germany";                  ERP                                   services, getting a foothold in the     profession/advocacy.                    breakfasst, two social events apart          auditing each other, we are in the        messages and authoritative
                     * Promoting CIA-Certifications       (3) Get concrete deliverables     and professional literature       (3) Advocacy                         Guidance relative to the internal       * Planning the national Conference                                         CG arena                                (3) Encourage the Finance Ministery     of the usual life, so it will be difficult   business of education and                 positions,
                     (besides the CIA)                    from the volunteers               (3) Strengthening the                                                  control of information systems          for 2009;                                                                  (3) Services to CAEs and to             to implement an investigation about     to keep in the loop                          marketing and we need to be               * Raising the profile of internal audit
                                                                                            administrative capacity of IIA                                         Recommandations of the role of          * Improve services to members                                              government auditors                     the organisation of internal auditing                                                focused!                                  with Audit Committees
                                                                                            Bulgaria and raising our funds                                         internal audit with Governance                                                                                     (4) Settling office premises,           within the government sector and                                                     2) Find enough time to do a proper
                                                                                            in order to continue our growth                                                                                                                                                           becoming privatized and                 advocate the use of IPPF herunder.                                                   advocacy job.
                                                                                            (4) Involve more volunteers                                                                                                                                                               independent (also personnel)                                                                                                 3) Continue to make money.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (5) Relationship with NIVRA - highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      political; restoring mutual trust

Best practices to    * Website                            * on line registration-admin      IIA-Bulgaria is relatively a      Conferences, Basic courses,           Research Activity ,By June 2008, 5 Websites for sharing information;       Issue of "Appuntamenti di              * Website                               * Specialty networking groups. In       * Translations               The reason for our last year financial                    * Technical guidance,
share                * Educational and training           automation                        young institute, we are still     Webropol                             research books will be issued        events for sharing experience;         governance", the Italian version of    * Magazine (both as regards to          2008 a CEA group was successfully                                    performance was that we got the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * New owned headquarters quite                                                         * Magazine,
                     programs                             * Board decision follow up,       developing and learning.                                               "Keys to implement internal control" DAX Roundtable CAE-meetings            Tone at the top, sent to presidents,   content and economically a great        established.                            representative               volunteers to do more work and that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   *                                                         * Heads of Audit Service,
                     * Temporary work-groups on           * Round tables organisation       Neverthless, some good                                                 "Internal control and Quality"                                              CEO, general managers of listed        success)                                * Master of Management Program in                                    we were able to significantly improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      *collaboration with Latin American                                                     * Audit Committee Briefings
                     specified topics ending with a 1-    and output,                       practices are:                                                         "French CBOK"                                                               companies, universities and            * GAIN (3 large national groups of      Internal Auditing, ERM and                                           sponsoring of our annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Institutes in QA, Publicacions, on
                     day presentation and a                                                 * publishing activities                                                "Audit guidance of the sustainable                                          institutions                           participants, divided into financial    Corporate Governance endorsed by        line magacine, …             conference. Our Chairman Guidon
                     publication                                                            (magazines, books);                                                    development"                                                                                                       services, government and industry)      IIA. Diploma title. As of 2008 the                                   Berggren from KPMG played a
                                                                                            * CIA Review Courses and                                               "Audit guidance of the business                                                                                    * Educational and training              candidate have an option to take the                                 significant role in this. The
                                                                                            trainings                                                              continuity"                                                                                                        programme (very good committees)        CIA exam instead of the final                                        challenge is to make the financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * Specialty groups Corporate            Norwegian exam and have the                                          result sustainable. We will make a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Governance (SOx) and for small          Diploma and become sertified at the                                  loss in 2007, but we're not to worried
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      audit shops (start up phase)            same time.                                                           about this. Service fees will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * 2007 International Conference                                                                              increased next year and volume of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      * setting up new (modularly coupled)                                                                         courses will also increase.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      member, events and financial admin                                                                           * Website, magazine and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      system                                                                                                       advertising income from both.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   * Audit Director Roundtable for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "VIP" gorup of some 20 CAE's.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   * Our "Helping yourself" quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   service which is successful and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   which will help us get on the right
Advocacy successes IIA Austria is member of the           Establishing relationship with    Strong relatinnships and          Good relationships with the          Strong relationships with the French    Established relationship with       Restarted relations with Stock     Establishing relationship with      * Shared office facilities with another Several courses in the university to Public sector. The work that I have                       Very good relationships with
                   group of organisations which           Banking sector organisation;      standing in the public sector;    Finnish Association of Board         Institute of Directors, the French      Banking sector organisation and     Exchange, Bank of Italy and Consob Corporate Governance Monitoring     audit organisation (public sector,      teachers of business                 done over a period of 10 years has                        Financial Reporting Council (the
                   are invited by the Austrian            BBFA, Febelfin and also           Position Paper on internal        Member, the Finnish Stock            Stock Exchange regulator, the           other public organisation                                              Committee. Very good relationships about our size).                         administration                       now resulted in my position in a                          UK's independent regulator for
                   Ministry of Justice to place           Corporate Governance              auditing issued at the            Exchange regulator, Banking          Association of Major French             Improving Academic Relations                                           with external providers, which help * Every two years we arrange a huge                                          "revisionsrad" under the government                       corporate reporting and
                   statements to draft acts               Institute, Directors institute,   beginning of 2006; two very big   Supervision, Insurance               Corporations, the French Business                                                                              to get access to advocacy goals. A conference with the auditors from                                             to advise on quality improvement of                       governance). Good relationships
                   concerning Risk Management,            Chartered of Accountants          conferences that attracted        Supervision, Public sector           Confederation as well as the French                                                                            threat here is that the NIVRA is    the public sector.                                                           IA.                                                       with accounting Institutes.
                   Internal Control, Corporate            institute, Associations of        significant attention             authorities                          Institiute of Certified Public                                                                                 nationally seen to be the all-                                                                                   I'm on the Ministry of Finance
                   Governance and fincial                 belgian corporations and                                                                                 Accountants. The French Stock                                                                                  important and authoritative voice,                                                                               reference group for Solvency II, and
                   accounting                             Universities                                                                                             Exchange regulator entrusted a                                                                                 not only on behalf of the                                                                                        I was able to influence the Swedish
                                                                                                                                                                   working group to develop an internal                                                                           accountants, but as a derivative                                                                                 response relating to the definition of
                                                                                                                                                                   control reference framework for use                                                                            also for ALL auditors                                                                                            Internal Audit so that it now is much
                                                                                                                                                                   by French companies subject to the                                                                                                                                                                                              closer to the IIA definition.
                                                                                                                                                                   obligations of the August 1st 2003
                                                                                                                                                                   law which specifies that the
                                                                                                                                                                   Chairment of the Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                   "gives an account...on the internal
                                                                                                                                                                   control procedures that the
                                                                                                                                                                   company has implemented". IFACI
                                                                                                                                                                   was in charge of the secretariat and
                                                                                                                                                                   the reporter of the results.
         Item                  Austria                        Belgium                           Bulgaria                         Finland                             France                               Germany                                Italy                               Netherlands                                 Norway                               Spain                             Sweden                              UK & Ireland
Status / setupQA    IIA Austria does not conduct    Two external validation          One external validation          Looking forward                   2007 :24 assignments, turnover       Training course and certification   Good results in training courses for     2005/6 were pilot years (10 pilots),      A special task force is preparing    15 QA projects expected in 2008   Our "helping you to prepare yourself No plans to set up QA programme.
                    QA’s/SAIV’s by itself. IIA      performed so far, QAS training   performed by The IIA Inc. in                                       340Keuro                             process is well implemented and     IA and assessors                         in 2007 setting up of independent         Self-Assessment check lists, report                                    for an EQA" service har been quite
                    Austria performs QA training    organized locally but still no   2005 with regards the full                                         2008: 20 new certicatio audits; 3    highly requested                                                             entity, however without strong link       templates for SA and RFP in                                            succesful and we plan to do a EQA's
                    courses according to the IIA    real "green light" from the      accreditation of the Institute                                     three-year renewal audits; 15 annual                                                                              with NIVRA that was earlier foreseen      Norwegian. We are preparing our                                        or SAWIV's next year, but our
                    QA Manual. IIA Austria makes    Board to market the services                                                                        surveillance visits, Tunover                                                                                                                                EQA model and hope to do a pilot                                       resources are limited. We will leave
                    contact between interested      from IIA Bel!                                                                                       700Keuro                                                                                                                                                    testing fall 2008. Have been talking                                   the bulk of the work to Big 4.
                    companies and persons who                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to Sweden about setting up peer
                    passed the QA test positivly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   reviews across the borders. Norway
                    About 10 companies started                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will sign the QA-agreement with the
                    with SAIV’s this year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IIA this year.

Certification       CIA begin to get "market value" CIA is successful : around 100                                    CIA begin to get "market value"   CIA 763 candidates in 2007           CIA and other Certificates (CCSA, 372 CIA, 275 CCSA, 20 CFSA and 2           steady participation in CIA               We are facing CBT-site issues.      Expectant about CBT impact on      I don't have the exact number, but I Certificate in Internal Audit &
                                                    participants per part and                                                                                                                CFSA, CGAP) and related seminars CGAP. Good initialresponse to CBT.          examinations of about 200 persons         When resolved we anticipate a       candidates attendance              think some 150 of our 645 members Business Risk (IA Cert)
                    ~ 150 CIA's in Austria          around 40 new CIAs for each                                                                                                              are highly requested                                                         (100 per part),                           much higher participation in the                                       are certified. I'll check the number. Diploma in Internal Audit Practice
                                                    round                                                                                                                                    1032 CIAs end of 2007                                                        20-40 new CIAs per examination            certification program compared to                                                                            (PIIA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          round.                                    the paper exam.                                                                                              Advanced Diploma in Internal Audit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 & Management(MIIA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 New Certificate in IT Audit to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 launched September 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Over 40% of members hold an IIA -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UK&I designation

Sponsor relations                                   Deloitte & RHI : 2 years                                                                                                                 Sponsor agreements related to the   Sponsor agreements with ACL,             Sponsor agreements with all Big-                                              Just close a year Sponsorship      Sponsor agreements for Annual          Sponsorship received from
                                                    contracts                                                                                                                                ECIIA Conference                    Operari, Protiviti and Poste Italiane.   Four + Jefferson Wells + Protiviti:                                           under the scheme Platinum, Gold,   Conference 2007                        Jefferson Wells for 2008 Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Good response for events                 partly monetary (mainly to cover the                                          Silver) Sponsors: Audisoft, Big     - Platinum (Euro 7'): All Big Four,   Gala Dinner (Eu20k). Joint project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sponsorships                             adverts in the Magazine), partly in                                           Four, Control solutions, MadCAt,   and Transcendent a local Swedish       with Deloitte on Future of Internal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          joint actiities ssuch as CAE                                                  ACL, SAFE Consulting               IT oriented consultant                 Auditing (Eu12,500k) (Sponsorship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          roundtables - increasingly difficult to                                                                           - Gold: (Euro 5'): Swedbank and       in kind from PWC , Deloitte, &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          arrange to both sides' satisfaction.                                                                             SEB                                    KPMG - eg free venues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Also agreements with Robert Half                                                                                 New draft sponsor program for 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and one software deliverer - both                                                                                can be presented in London.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          very satisfactory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All get their logo and a page on the

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