Oversee the Internal Audit Foundation’s internal research activities, serving as the content developer and project manager for internally run projects, including the development of quick to market research addressing the impact of emerging issues, technology, and disruption on the practice of internal auditing and longer-term research, such as The Global Internal Audit
Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), the largest ongoing study of the internal audit profession.
*This is not a marketing position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Identifies and utilizes new and innovative research methodologies.
Using extensive research methodologies performs detailed research on the practice of internal auditing, administers the information gathering, analyzes the gathered data, and presents relevant actionable findings.
Coordinates with Foundation staff, volunteers, and IIA Content Team to determine research objectives, develop project briefs, create project plans, establish project goals, and manage projects to completion.
Analyzes current business environment, guidance planning documents, IIA committee priorities, regulatory/legislative environment, and new guidance from outside organizations to identify emerging issues for research projects.
Performs exploratory and applied research, providing both operational and strategic insights on the current practice of the profession of internal auditing and how it is responding to the implementation of emerging technologies and disruption in today’s complex landscape of global business.
Maintains and broadens professional ties with the academic community, internal audit practitioners, service providers, and stakeholders of the internal audit profession.
Gathers data via a variety of methods including, the design and execution of surveys, questionnaires, polls, interviews and other applicable approaches.
Utilizes various professional sources to find and extract pertinent information of relevance to projects in process.
Crafts digestible reports targeted toward internal audit professionals and their stakeholders that are well-written and include, organized findings in graphs, charts, mock-ups, infographics, and diagrams.
In collaboration with Foundation leadership, volunteers, and IIA Staff develop and implement a refreshed vision for CBOK that includes an on-going and continuous benchmarking component.
Reviews and edits externally produced foundation content including, technical reports, reference material, and publications.
Organizes material and completes writing assignments according to set standards, e.g., order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
Remains current on new developments in technical writing, editing, and publishing.
Coordinates global research projects with affiliates as appropriate. Act as liaison to affiliates on coordinating research activities.
This position has no direct reports but requires collaboration within The IIA including the Foundation, IIA Content Team, Business Insights, and Professional & Stakeholder Relations among others.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Master’s degree preferred, minimum requirement of a Bachelor's degree (B.A. /B.S.) from a four-year college or university and five to seven years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. General knowledge of internal auditing, risk management, and governance is preferred.
Experience conducting both applied and fundamental research leveraging varied methodologies and techniques
Critical Success Factors include:
Ability to write and edit publication worthy content
Possession of effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and summarize findings
Strategic and innovative mindset relative to content value creation
Ability to engage and facilitate virtual teams
Strong collaboration skills
Demonstrated experience prioritizing and balancing multiple, on-going high profile projects with the ability to meet critical deadlines.
Proven ability to oversee all aspects of projects from start to finish.
Self-motivation and ability to work independently.
Demonstrated significant attention to detail.
Ability to recognize and appropriately handle highly confidential information.
High degree of reliability and integrity.
Ability to consider the global perspective and applicability of projects and content.
About The Institute of Internal Auditors
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. We provide education, guidance, certification and other services to our members who work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit and other related areas. Want to learn more? Go to www.theiia.org.