About us

The Institute of Internal Auditing Switzerland (IIAS) combines the Internal Auditing departments of the most important private and public companies as well as public administrations in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Since its foundation (SVIR) in 1980, the IIAS has always been open to individual persons working in Internal Auditing. We also welcome organizations that deliver Internal Auditing as a professional service to their clients.

Our experiences and common endeavor to adapt the profession of Internal Auditing to the changes in technology and the economy as a whole allow us to make an important contribution to the further development of organizations in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Thanks to permanent contact to international professional organizations many economic developments can be observed. Therefore, we are in a position to early draw conclusions for the future practice of Internal Auditing.

Mission Statement of IIAS

The Institute of Internal Auditing Switzerland (IIAS), as the national institute of the IIA Inc., is the Swiss Association of the Internal Auditing profession. The IIAS delivers first-class services in the practice development as well as in the professional education of Internal Auditors. Furthermore, we take care of favorable economic conditions for the professional practice of our members and support the necessary attention of companies' boards and management.


Promotion and Professional Development

  • Enhance the image of and trust in the Internal Auditing profession.
  • Optimize economic conditions for the professional practice.
  • Active representation of interests.
  • Application of and compliance with international professional standards.
  • Excellent network of relationships with other professional organizations such as the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants, IIR, ARGE, IFACI and the IIA.

Practice Development

  • Identify new developments and signal changing trends.
  • Assure that the Internal Auditing practice follows national and international developments.


  • A highly attractive professional education.
  • Integration of international practices and scientific results.
  • Ensure a body of knowledge for the professional practice that is high standing and future-oriented.
  • Integration of the CIA exam in the professional education of Internal Auditors.


Institute of Internal Auditing Switzerland (IIAS)
Vulkanstrasse 120
CH-8048 Zurich

Phone   +41 (0)44 298 34 34