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We offer helpful information and useful documents relating to internal auditing.

We promote the ongoing advancement of our professional field and collaborate with partners on various publications. These and other useful documents relating to internal auditing are available below. They can be downloaded as PDFs and/or ordered as hard copies in our shop.

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NOW LIVE: Risk in Focus 2024 survey

Your views count - help us to develop and inform the future of internal audit. Our annual Risk in Focus survey is now open, and your contribution is vital. Make your views count by filling in the survey. 

Please note, the survey is anonymous, takes less than 4 minutes and should be completed till end of March 2023. 

Thank you for sharing your insights and for supporting us to provide thought-leadership and guidance to the profession. 

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IA Magazine

The IIA publication, six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, December)

The online magazine by «the Institute of Internal Auditors, Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA».

The new Internal Auditor Magazine is designed for digital consumption and features a clean look, opportunities for comments and interaction, larger fonts and more visuals. It contains articles, blog posts and videos on various topics relating to internal auditing.

The magazine is available for members free of charge here.

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International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards)

2017 Edition

Principles-based framework for carrying out internal audits.

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IPPF Evolution - The further development of the IPPF and the Global Internal Audit Standards

The special issue Global Perspectives & Insights - Updating Standards for a Changing World provides an overview of the new Global Internal Audit Standards, background information on their development and considerations on their application. 
The GLOBAL INTERNAL AUDIT STANDARDS button leads you to the new standards to study. 
You can participate in the survey by clicking PUBLIC COMMENT - SURVEY. If you have any questions, a tutorial is available on The IIA Global website.

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Internal Audit Ambition Model (IA AM)

The Internal Audit Ambition Model (IA Model) was developed by the Netherlands branch of the IIA and published in 2018. Applying the Ambition Model makes internal auditing more professional, helps meet the expectations of stakeholder groups and ensures ongoing improvement. In doing so, it increases the overall value of internal auditing contributions.
The tool is the result of a Europe-wide collaborative project and takes the form of an Excel spreadsheet in English, a scorecard and a set of instructions. Zertic NL provides technical support for the tool.

IIA Switzerland pays a licence fee to access the model and makes it available to all corporate members free of charge upon request. Individual and associate members are charged a licence fee of CHF 200.00.

Please send requests for access to the model to IIA Switzerland. The request should include the following information:

Subject: Ambition Model
Details: the company name and the full name, role and email address of the person who would like access to the model.

Zertic will send access to the IA model directly to the user. Please note that access will either be delivered to the CAE or their deputy.


As the head auditor of your company, you can request access to the online tool

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Internal Auditing Guidelines

Fourth Edition, April 2021

We have reviewed our Internal Auditing Guidelines in collaboration with the Institute for Accounting, Control and Auditing at the University of St. Gallen. This fourth edition is based on the IPPF (last updated: 2017). Based on the definition of internal auditing and the Code of Ethics, the guidelines explain the principles of the IIA Standards, taking into account the specific context in Switzerland. The guidelines are available in our shop.

2020 survey

Led by Prof. Marc Eulerich from the University of Duisburg-Essen and in collaboration with our partner institutions, the German Institute of Internal Auditors (DIIR) and IIA Austria, we periodically conduct surveys of auditing managers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The study serves as a guide for auditing managers and company stakeholders to the current and future trajectory of auditing.

The study is available to our corporate members free of charge. It can be downloaded as a PDF from the secure member area. A bound copy is available from our shop.

Risk in Focus 2022

Led by ECIIA and in collaboration with EIRG and 12 European internal auditing institutes from 13 countries, we conduct annual surveys and interviews with Chief Audit Executives (CAEs), audit committee chairs and CEOs. The Risk in Focus report reveals key risks for companies and shows how they are developing. These insights help internal auditing departments formulate their auditing plans.

The study is available to our individual and corporate members free of charge. It can be downloaded as a PDF from the secure member area.


Special ‘Internal auditing’ edition

In collaboration with EXPERTsuisse, we publish a special edition of EXPERT FOCUS SPECIAL dedicated to internal auditing every 18 months. The latest edition was published in May 2023.

All magazine articles are available for our members to download free of charge in secure member area area.


Ausgabe 2017

Prinzipienbasiertes Rahmenwerk für die Durchführung von internen Revisionen.

Die gebundene Ausgabe (deutsch oder englisch) bestellen Sie im Shop. 

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Quality Assessment Manual

The QA Manual for internal auditing offers step-by-step modules to help establish and maintain a quality assurance and improvement programme (QAIP). It offers a way for both internal and external assessors to evaluate the quality of an internal audit. The first four chapters are available free of charge; the complete manual is available to order.

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Quality Self-Assessment Tool

2017 Edition

The IIA Standards require audit managers to have a quality assurance and improvement programme in place. This includes carrying out periodical internal and external quality assessments alongside ongoing internal monitoring. IIA Switzerland has developed a Quality Self-Assessment Tool (Q-SAT) for this purpose. It takes the form of an Excel table and is based on the current IPPF and IIA Standards. The Q-SAT contains 208 statements and is designed as a self-assessment tool for evaluating internal auditing quality. It can also be used to prepare for external quality assessments.

The tool is available for our members to download free of charge in the secure member area.

Non-members can purchase the tool from our shop.

IIA Switzerland general meeting

All information and documentation relating to the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 ordinary general meetings are available for our members to download from the secure member area.

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IIAS Library

Our members have access to a specialised library with resources on topics related to internal auditing.
You can reserve the desired publication(s) by email ( You can find our list of books here.


Lending period

Lending period

Two weeks


In person to the IIAS offices or via post (at your own cost).

Overdue notices

  • You will receive an initial notice 10 days after the return deadline ⇒ No notice fee
  • You will receive a second notice after an additional 10 days ⇒ CHF 10 notice fee
  • You will receive a third, registered notice after an additional 10 days ⇒ CHF 20 notice fee


If an item is damaged or lost, you will be charged the cost of a replacement plus a processing fee of CHF 80 per item.

Shipping costs

  • Basis Packaging charge: CHF 9
  • An additional CHF 10 is charged up to a total weight of 5 kg.
  • An additional CHF 15 is charged up to a total weight of 10 kg.
  • CHF 25 is charged for any additional weight
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Our members can publish their job vacancies on our homepage free of charge for 30 days.
Non-members are charged a flat fee of CHF 500.

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