These links shouldn’t change over time. They are mainly confined to UK And US sites but there should be information which is generally applicable to internal audit. The list is not complete but hopefully does provide some useful information. Some sites require membership to access some information. All links open in a new window.
Official standard setting organizations (US)
Public Company Accounts Oversight Board (PCAOB) (pcaobus.org)
The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports. Although its standards relate to external auditors, they are very relevant to internal auditors.
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is a joint initiative of five private sector organizations and is dedicated to providing thought leadership through the development of frameworks and guidance on enterprise risk management, internal control and fraud deterrence. Its publications are very influential in setting internal audit policy.
The Financial Reporting Council is the UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment. The UK Corporate Governance Code is particularly relevant to internal auditors.