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The impact of the new IIA Global Standards
on Good Governance

The aim of the event was to address the impacts of new Global IIA standards on good governance, which are of strategic importance within the framework of corporate governance principles, and to guide decision-makers on what needs to be done as the next steps.

This event is part of the Digitalization and Corporate Governance Research Forum.

The programme is part of the Good Governance Research Forum which guides and equips organizations, academics and researchers to connect and establish effective governance practices.

About this event

The aim of this event was to address the impacts of new Global IIA standards on good governance, which are of strategic importance within the framework of corporate governance principles, and to guide decision-makers on what needs to be done as the next steps.

Background information

Global Internal Auditing Standards are changing. In this context, this event discusses why these changes are needed, what will be changing specifically, and what are the business implications that these areas of change may lead to. The event was planned to assist the audit and risk professionals as well as the audit committee and management board members and academics who are working in this field.

Presentations

Guest speakers

Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Associate Professor of Finance at the Bakirçay University

Sezer is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Bakirçay University, in Izmir, Türkiye, and an academic associate of the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the University of Johannesburg. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, AI, Blockchain, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring, and NLP. Sezer is the associate editor of two indexed journals and the AI book series editor at Springer. Sezer is a Steering Committee Member at the Good Governance Academy Research Forum and a co-founding member of the registered Engaged Scholarship project, Continuous Auditing in Public Sector Internal Auditing (CAPIA).

Lethiwe Nzama-Sithole

Member of the Research Ethics Committee and High Degrees Committee at the University of Johannesburg School of Accounting

Lethiwe holds a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting (Cum-Laude), a Bridging Certificate in Theory of Accounting, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, BCom Honours in Internal Auditing, an MCom in Computer Auditing and a PhD in Auditing — all qualifications obtained at the University of Johannesburg. Lethiwe previously worked as an accountant and an internal auditor, and she currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

 

Through her PhD, she was a holder of the ADAPPT Scholarship, which enabled her to be a visiting scholar at the University of Florida in the United States of America for three months. In 2022, she won the Educator of the Year Award from the Institute of Internal Auditors (South Africa). Lethiwe is currently a member of the Research Ethics Committee and High Degrees Committee at the UJ School of Accounting. She is currently a chairperson for First-Year Experience Committee and the Peer Mentorship Programme coordinator. She recently joined CAPIA. Her research interests are Auditing, Governance, AI application governance and Accounting Education.

Dirk Strydom

Acting Head: Technical Department,
Institute of Internal Auditors, South Africa

Dirk is an experienced internal audit, governance, and risk management professional, with more than 15 years of experience in providing internal audit, risk management and governance services to clients.


Dirk is the acting head of the IIA SA Technical Department and responsible to provide members of the IIASA with insight and knowledge, especially with reference to technical matters, such as the International Professional Practices Framework and the Standards. He has a master’s degree in internal auditing and is a passionate internal audit professional that believes that the internal audit profession has much more value to offer.

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