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Welcome to the IIA Saudi Arabia


The Saudi Institute of Internal Auditors is Professionals Institute, established under the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (84) dated 28 February 2011, the non-profit affiliate of the IIA that is locally under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment. IIA Saudi Arabia governed by a Board of Directors whose members are Internal Audit experts based in Saudi Arabia. IIA Saudi Arabia is a Full Institute under IIA Global Institute since July, 2012. The IIA-Saudi training team works diligently to research relevant Internal Audit topics and schedule courses that we believe will add value to our partners and their professional internal auditors.


The mission

"To be the professional reference and voice of the internal audit profession in Saudi Arabia ; work actively to develop , promote and disseminate the culture of internal audit ; develop close relations with relevant international professional institutions; and provide its members with all services they need."


Definition of Internal Auditing

"Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes."

Source: The Institute of Internal Auditors


Mission of Internal Audit

"To enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight."

Source: The Institute of Internal Auditors


Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

·         Demonstrates integrity.

·         Demonstrates competence and due professional care.

·         Is objective and free from undue influence (independent).

·         Aligns with the strategies, objectives, and risks of the organization.

·         Is appropriately positioned and adequately resourced.

·         Demonstrates quality and continuous improvement.

·         Communicates effectively.

·         Provides risk-based assurance.

·         Is insightful, proactive, and future-focused.

·         Promotes organizational improvement.


Source: The Institute of Internal Auditors


Standards & Guidance

·         Standards (2017)

·         Standards (2013)

·         Code of Ethics


International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)