CEB Audit Leadership Council

Our Research Focus

Equipping our members with strategic guidance and tactical tools on the topics most important for their function is at the heart of what we do. We don't just point to where you need to go: we provide you with a roadmap and a suite of implementation tools to get you and your team there. Key topics include:

Audit Planning and Risk Assessment

Audit Process Optimization

Audit Stakeholder Communications

Audit Talent Development

Audit Performance Management & Quality Assurance

Audit Plan Hot Spots

Fraud Mitigation

SOX Compliance

Risk Management

CEB Audit Leadership Council is a membership for innovative chief audit executives (CAEs) who want to optimize the performance of their function and business. Our research and insights are rooted in the challenges our members deem most important and span topics that impact your organization's day to day as well as longer-term strategic initiatives. We use relationships and learnings from the best CAEs to help you and your team save time and make better decisions.

The Changing Impact of Information

Our Latest Research

Confronting a fast-moving risk landscape, competing stakeholder demands, continued regulatory complexity and flat resourcing, Chief Audit Executives need to more effectively use the resources they have to provide assurance over the organization’s top risks and make sustained improvements in the organization’s risk management and control effectiveness.  CAEs see two ways to increase their business impact:

  1. Free up capacity in the audit plan to conduct more audits and focus these audits on higher-risk, higher impact areas of the business
  2. Deliver more impact in each audit engagement by getting audit staff to  deliver more business-relevant, actionable audit findings.

Increasing Audit's Business Impact

Learn how chief audit executives are either freeing up capacity in the audit plan to do more audits or increasing the output of individual audits.

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Membership Features

Research and Insight: Unique research and tools to help business leaders evaluate new issues and challenges

Proven Best Practices: Tested approaches to solving business challenges from our network of leading companies

Advisory Support: Personalized expert guidance and project support for pending decisions, new tactics, internal presentations, and other needs

Decision and Diagnostic Tools: Customized, actionable views of the most important performance metrics in your function

Peer Benchmarks: Relevant, quantitative data and analysis to help allocate resources and target areas with the highest impact

Executive Networking: On-request advice, feedback, and perspective from peer interaction with hundreds of leading executives

Live and Online Learning Events: A wide variety of events exclusively for senior executives, as well as staff training and skill development opportunities

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From Our Blogs

How to Audit Corporate Culture and Reduce Conduct Risk
Internal audit teams can help manage and reduce 'conduct risk' – the risk that financial services customers aren’t treated fairly – by auditing the company's culture. A four phase approach will help. Tue Nov 29 03:00:20 EST 2016
Internal Audit: 3 Steps to Successful Data Analytics Application
Understand how data analytics will support an engagement before using it, prioritize those engagements that analytics will benefit the most, and make sure you can get the data you need. Thu Oct 06 03:00:00 EDT 2016
Risk Management: Why and How Boards Should be Involved
All board members are required to have a deeper understanding of the risks facing their company than ever before, including from regulators. Boards and the executive team need to learn which questions to ask. Wed Sep 21 03:00:29 EDT 2016

In the News

Three Questions Every Director Should Ask (And Be Able To Answer) About Internal Audit
Corporate Board Member (see p. 48-49) Mon Nov 07 00:00:00 EST 2016
Survey Roundup: Integrating Compliance Into Your AML Program
Wall Street Journal Fri Aug 05 00:00:00 EDT 2016
Three Easy Ways to Communicate Risk
Risk Management Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016
Top Ten Risks to Watch for in 2016
Audit & Risk Thu Jan 28 12:00:00 EST 2016
Security and Privacy: Head-On Collision or Blissful Matrimony?
Corporate Compliance Insights Wed Dec 16 12:00:00 EST 2015

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