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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Transformation of Skills Key to Success

Transformation of Skills Key to Success for Internal Auditors, Reveals Report

Robert Half, The Institute of Internal Auditors Identify Seven Attributes of Highly Effective Professionals

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Internal auditors looking to gain a professional edge will want to sharpen a number of non-technical skills, according to a new white paper just released by Robert Half and The Institute of Internal Auditors. Succeeding as a 21st Century Internal Auditor: 7 Attributes of Highly Effective Internal Auditors outlines the qualities that have emerged as essential for practitioners in a constantly shifting business environment.

The white paper is co-authored by Richard Chambers, president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors, and Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half. Audit executives from global organizations representing diverse industries -- including financial services, manufacturing, defense and retail -- contributed their insights to the report.

The seven attributes essential for success are:

  1. Integrity
  2. A talent for relationship-building
  3. Ability to partner
  4. Communication abilities
  5. Teamwork
  6. Openness to diverse perspectives
  7. Commitment to continuous learning