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10083 CERT Certification Bro FNL Lo CX

10083 CERT Certification Bro FNL Lo CX

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BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH
ONE IMPORTANT PIECE
IIA CERTIFICATION
CCSA
®
CFSA
®
CGAP
®
 
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www.theiia.org/Certiication
THE CIA: THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
The Certifed Internal Auditor
®
(CIA 
®
)
is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors and thestandard by which individuals demonstrate their professionalism in internal auditing. Moreover, earning the CIAdesignation is more than just proof of what you know and what you’ve achieved – it’s the best way for auditingprofessionals to communicate to the world that they are prepared to meet today’s challenges.
EXCELLENCE IS THE NEW STANDARD.HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?
The CIA credential elevates your standing in the audit community, boosting your career opportunities and earning you increased credibility and respect within the profession and your organization.Ultimately, the CIA designation will:
•Distinguishyoufromyourpeers.•Carryweightwithinternalstaffandexternalclients.•Developyourknowledgeofbestpracticesintheindustry.•Demonstrateyourprociencyandprofessionalism.•Giveyoupersonalsatisfactionofachievement.•Layafoundationforcontinuedimprovementandadvancement.
Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages
oftheircareers,includingchiefauditexecutives,auditmanagers,auditstaff,riskmanagementstaff,andalso
 
studentsenrolledinanaccountingorotherbusinessornancialdegreeprogram.
Internal auditing is all about standards. Standards or governance.For ethics. For rocesses. For systems. Well, what about your standards?You know, ater all, that the only way to continue to grow, to get to the to,to reach the innacle o your career, is by execting more rom yourseland then achieving it.
 
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www.theiia.org/Certiication
THE EXAM
TheCIAexamtestsyourknowledgeofcurrentinternalauditingpractices,risksandcontrols,andmore.JusttheprocessofpreparingfortheexamwillenhanceyourprofessionalinsightandstrengthenyourgraspofTheIIA’s
International Standards or the Proessional Practice o Internal Auditing.
The CIA exam is oered in our parts, each consisting o 100 multiple-choice questions.
PART 1
The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk, and Control –
 Topics tested include aspects of The IIA’s
International Proessional Practices Framework
,responsibilities of the internal audit activity, independence and objectivity, governance
concepts,riskidenticationandmanagement,managementcontrols,andauditplanning.
PART 2
Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement –
Topics tested include steps for
conductingauditengagements,typesofengagements(suchastechnology,nancial,
 or operational), fraud elements, audit engagement tools, audit documentation andreporting, and follow-up procedures.
PART 3
Business Analysis and Inormation Technology
Topics tested include business
processanalysis,qualitymanagement,balancedscorecard,nancialaccounting,
 managerial accounting, regulatory and economic impacts on business, and informationtechnology concepts.
PART 4
*
Business Management Skills –
Topics tested include strategic decision-making,competitive analysis and strategies, product and industry life cycles, managing in aglobal business environment, organizational behavior, team building, negotiation,and leadership skills.
* Candidates with certain approved certifcations may apply or credit or Part 4 o the CIA exam, based on their areao specialization, rather than testing on the general business concepts in Part 4. No other parts may be waived.
ELIGIBILITY AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
CIA recipients represent the elite members of the internal audit profession. Therefore, the following requirements
mustbemetinordertotaketheexamandbecomecertied:•Education:CIAcandidatesmustholdabachelor’sdegree(orhigher)oritseducationalequivalentfrom
 an accredited college-level institution.
•Professionalconduct:CIAcandidatesmustprovideacharacterreferencefromaqualiedindividual
 and must agree to abide by The IIA’s Code of Ethics.
•Experience:CIAcandidatesmustobtainaminimumoftwoyearsofinternalauditexperienceor
 
equivalent.Experienceisnotrequiredbeforesittingfortheexambutisrequiredforcertication.Oncecertied,CIAsarerequiredtomaintaintheirknowledgeandskillsandstayabreastofimprovementsand
current developments in the internal audit profession through continuing professional education requirements.

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