CHICAGO (July 18, 2018) – A flash poll conducted by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) indicates over half of insurers are only partially prepared to be responsive to change or disruption within their internal audit function.
“Internal audit is in a state of transformation, especially in the insurance industry where innovations are bigger, faster, and require quicker and more fluid responses,” John Romano, CPA, CFE, CIA, senior manager in Baker Tilly’s risk, internal audit and cybersecurity insurance industry practice, said. “Chief audit executives need to respond to these transformations with innovative strategies and agile approaches supported by the appropriate talent.”
“Agile methodologies have been around for a while, but it is finally starting to be incorporated into areas outside of software development within recent years,” Phil Schmoyer, CISA, CFE, senior manager in Baker Tilly’s insurance advisory practice, said. “Through adaptive planning, early development and continuous improvement, the agile methodology is able to assist the internal audit function adapt to emerging risks and the innovative transformations currently affecting the insurance industry.”
Baker Tilly recently held an educational webinar, Internal audit in insurance organizations: Driving value through continuous risk assessment and agile plan delivery, to assist insurers learn about agile methods and its applicability to internal auditing in insurance organizations.
The webinar presenters discussed:
Presentation slides and a recording of the webinar are available at bakertilly.com/insights/internal-audit-in-insurance-organizations-driving-value-through-continuous/.
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