With the rapidly evolving landscape driven by disruptive technologies and many other geo-political and social factors, expectations by organizations from and role of internal audit have also grown higher and evolved from traditional output and reviewing past activities into advisory role that is insightful, forward-looking and agile.
The Forum aims to foster collaborative discussions and explore innovative strategies to align and enhance the internal audit curricula with industry needs and prepare future internal auditors for the dynamic challenges and disruptive and evolving business landscape ahead.
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Strengthening Academe-Industry Partnership
The internal audit profession is vital in ensuring the effectiveness of organizational governance, risk management, and internal controls. With the rapid pace of technological advancements, ...
The internal audit profession is vital in ensuring the effectiveness of organizational governance, risk management, and internal controls. With the rapid pace of technological advancements, regulatory changes, and globalized business operations, the role of internal auditors has expanded beyond traditional financial oversight to encompass areas such as cybersecurity, data analytics, and sustainability reporting. This evolution necessitates a collaborative effort between academia and industry to equip professionals with the relevant competencies and tools.
Let us delve in this session, beyond knowledge enrichment and curriculum enhancement, in what ways and how else can the Academe Sector and the Industry work together in shaping the growth and evolution of the internal audit profession.
As organizations navigate an increasingly complex and dynamic business landscape, understanding the demand and expectations of the industry by the academe sector is significant in ensuring a...
As organizations navigate an increasingly complex and dynamic business landscape, understanding the demand and expectations of the industry by the academe sector is significant in ensuring a holistic learning ecosystem for future professionals.
In this session, let us gain insights and delve into aligning the curriculum with the practical needs of internal auditors and what other methodologies or programs can help bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Through this session, let us also work collectively in identifying the opportunities and action plans to enhance the foundations to produce skilled, adaptable, and forward-thinking internal auditors who can effectively navigate and meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving and complex business environment.
Hiroshi Naka is a Professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), at the University of Tokyo. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1983 and retired in 2018. He served abroad for fourteen years in various capacities, including Vice President and Auditor General of the World Bank from 2014 to 2018. He conducted audits of the World Bank Group's operational strategies and key operations. His expertise covers financial systems, international finance, anti-money laundering and terrorist finance, economic sanctions, social and economic development policies of developing countries, such as SDGs, and risk management and compliance issues. Graduated from the University of Kyoto in 1983 (LL.B). Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).