New Edition of Internal Auditing Around the World from Protiviti Explores Changes and Trends

Publication profiles 10 global companies, revealing how their internal audit groups address transformation and reinvention while adding business value

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti, a global consulting firm, today announced the release of its 2015 Internal Auditing around the World publication (www.protiviti.com/iaworld). For more than a decade, Protiviti has analyzed and reported on the evolution of the internal audit profession through the eyes of select companies from around the globe as a means to providing senior executives and internal audit professionals with a deeper understanding of this strategic business function.

The 2015 edition of Internal Auditing Around the World, the eleventh in the series, profiles ten global companies from a variety of industries and examines new macro-economic challenges and business trends, and the impact they have on the internal audit function. In this year's edition, Protiviti shares insights into the differences between expectations of chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit stakeholders and examines what both parties can do to reduce and eliminate these differences. The publication also focuses on the tools needed by internal auditors as they continue to break down barriers and analyze strategic processes across their organizations.

"The role of the internal auditor has shifted dramatically during the last several years, and it's important to recognize these changes and plan accordingly," said Brian Christensen, executive vice president, global internal audit and financial advisory, Protiviti. "In our 2015 edition of 'Internal Auditing Around the World,' we share the perspectives of ten companies' internal audit functions on the delicate balancing act of becoming a more strategic partner to the business while not compromising their independence and objectivity."

Companies profiled in the latest volume of Protiviti's new Internal Auditing Around the World include AMP Limited, Australian Taxation Office, Bayer AG, Euroclear SA/NV, JCPenney, Kimberly-Clark, London Stock Exchange Group and United Overseas Bank, among others. To download a complimentary copy or view past editions, please visit: www.protiviti.com/iaworld.

About Protiviti Inc.
Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20 countries. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.

Named to the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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For further information: Kathy Keller, (650) 234-6252, kathy.keller@protiviti.com, http://www.protiviti.com


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