PROFILE OF IIA TANZANIA
The Institute of Internal Auditors is a global leader in certification, education, research and technological guidance for the internal audit profession. It is the only institution that provides universally applicable International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as well as Code of Ethics to promote an ethical culture in the profession of internal auditing.
IIA Tanzania is a professional institute which brings together internal audit practitioners and interested parties in internal audit in Tanzania as members. It is registered in Tanzania as a Public Company Limited by Guarantee with certificate of incorporation number 101075.
IIA Tanzania was established for the purpose of creating awareness on the contemporary role of internal audit, promoting implementation of the IPPF and advocating for acceptability of the globally accepted and recognized Certified Internal Audit certification (CIA) and other specialty certifications such as Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Government Auditing Practitioners (CGAP),Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership(QIAL) and Certification in Risk Management Audit (CRMA).
Key Activities of the IIA Tanzania
IIA Tanzania was formed to promote the internal auditing profession in Tanzania by equipping its members with the relevant tools and techniques to discharge their responsibilities more effectively. Key activities of the Institute, therefore, are as follows: -
a)To advocate for the implementation of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) in the performance of internal auditing in Tanzania;
b)To register members and issue membership identification;
c)To provide members with library facilities where they can access books and materials on internal auditing profession;
d)To train members and other interested parties and apprise them on the best practices in the performance of the internal auditing;
e)To undertake quality assurance reviews;
f)To encourage and facilitate attainment of IIA professional certifications by its members. IIA certifications include the globally accepted Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification and specialty certifications such as Certification in Control Self- Assessment (CCSA), certified financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).
IIA Tanzania is governed by the Board of Governors which is elected by members at the General Meeting comprises of ten members. The Board is composed of the President, Vice President, and Treasurer, two recent past presidents and five chairpersons of the Board Committees.
The Board’s committees are Ethics & Disciplinary Committee, Audit, Risk & Compliance (ARC) Committee, and Nominations Committee. Operational Oversight Committees are Advocacy Committee and Research & Technical Advisory Committee. The Board is assisted by the Permanent Secretariat which is led by the Executive Secretary/CEO in the discharge of its duties.
IIA Tanzania Envisions: –
To be the best institute in Africa promoting professionalism in internal auditing through quality training and customized value adding services to members and other stakeholders.
IIA Tanzania’s Mission is: –
To promote professionalism and improve quality of internal auditing through
Implementation of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) in Africa by: endeavouring to provide high quality training, and value adding services using world-class trainers and consultants, state of the art technology, and modern facilities.
IIA Tanzania’s Core Values (PETATI)
• Professionalism: We always respond the way the customers expect us to respond but in accordance with our Code of Ethics.
• Efficiency: We endeavour to offer cost effective service without compromising on quality.
• Team Spirit: We work as a team in serving customers; a customer deserves a response from any one of us on any query.
• Accountability: We are answerable for our actions and/or omissions to members and stakeholders with a view of building public confidence.
• Transparency: We will be open to members and stakeholders about our practices, policies and decisions.
• Innovation: We will always find simple, effective and efficient ways of serving our customers.