Katie Clinton, UK Head of Internal Audit, explains why softer skills and business acumen are key to internal audit’s future role.
Internal audit will have a huge role helping businesses deal with change and uncertainty. It needs to understand commercial realities, issue constructive but firm challenges to risk orthodoxy – and develop outstanding communication and influencing skills.
How should audit committees, heads of internal audit and senior executives shape the function for the business journey ahead?
For KPMG’s UK Head of Internal Audit Katie Clinton, the challenge has three dimensions: influence within the business; the context for growth; and internal audit’s own skill-set.