UAE – IAA launches Arabic version of Sawyer’s Guide for Internal Auditors

WAM DUBAI, 24th July, 2013 (WAM) — Building on its continuous efforts to advance the profession of Internal Audit in the UAE and throughout the entire MENA region, the Internal Audit Association (UAE – IAA), a locally chartered organisation affiliated with the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA – Global) announced today the launch of Arabic version of Sawyer’s Guide for Internal Auditors, a reference work for internal auditing.

The launch volume of Sawyer’s Guide includes the basics and application of internal audit, and internal audit theories. It also includes basics of corporate governance, risk management and compliance. For the first time, the book has been translated to a language other than English. Translating this reference to Arabic was mainly to serve the Arabic speaking Internal Auditors.

Abdul Qader Obaid Ali, Chairman, UAE – IAA said, “The launch of the Arabic version of Sawyer is definitely an achievement for our association. We have always strived to be trendsetters in the industry and looked forward to carrying out such initiatives”.

The book focuses on meeting the requirements of Internal Auditors and adapting to the guide’s position as an “added value” for any organization. The book has a philosophy manual that emphasizes on the role of the internal auditor to monitor emerging trends and keep up with changing times. The auditors also need to be updated with international standards for the practice of internal auditing and development.

The UAE Internal Association (UAE – IAA) also took the lead in the translation into Arabic of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam, which was a combined effort of several Arab Institutes.


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