Good News: More Jobs, Better Budgets, Higher Salaries Ahead for Internal Audit

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here’s an excerpt from his latest post:

If you are looking for a job in the internal audit field, I have good news: Despite everything you may have heard about economic uncertainties and a looming “fiscal cliff,” the internal audit job market is heating up. According to our Audit Executive Center’s Pulse of the Profession survey of 545 chief audit executives and internal audit directors, about a fourth of internal audit groups expect staff levels to increase in 2013, and 71 percent expect staffing to remain steady. These are the strongest results we’ve seen in years, and I believe it’s a reflection of the value that audit committees and management are placing in having a strong, well-resourced internal audit function.