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Survey on internal audit in the public services


This survey will examine the impact of internal audit and client expectations of internal audit. It is open to internal auditors, clients and stakeholders of internal audit.

This research is part of CIPFA's commitment to supporting the internal audit profession, good governance and strong public financial management. The findings and conclusions of our research will be published by CIPFA in early 2022. The report will support all those with an interest in effective internal audit in the public services.

CIPFA knows how valuable internal audit can be in supporting an organisation to better achieve objectives, gain better understanding of their controls and more effectively manage risks. Internal audit plays a key role in supporting public statements on internal governance, provide valuable advisory services to aid the decision making of the leadership team and support oversight by the audit committee. We are very keen to obtain the views of both internal auditors and their clients. The results will be considered along with findings from research and discussion groups.

Complete the survey here.

  • By clicking the link you agree to participate in the survey by CIPFA. You may withdraw at any point. All feedback with be aggregated and therefore individual responses will be anonymous.
  • The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete and will be open until 29 October 2021.
  • If you wish to have further information on the survey please contact