7. Boost Your Resume
Like I said before, those three letters at the end of your name on a resume will let everyone know you’re a pro. Employers will see you stand out from the pile of other resumes since you possess expert knowledge of internal audit knowledge elements.
Companies are just now realizing how important the internal audit function is to the mitigation of risk and prevention of fraud. With the dramatic increase in internal auditing jobs, your premier designation demonstrates to employers that you have the extensive knowledge, experience, and study that it takes to fill the position for which you are reaching.
8. You Are Up-Close and Personal with the Corporate World
CIAs have an in-depth understanding of organizations since they are usually partnered with management when evaluating potential fraud risks. Consequently, a CIA will be able to provide invaluable operational knowledge and industry insight. This means frequent exposure to the board and an opportunity to be in the corporate spotlight.
9. It Sounds Like You Work for the CIA
Okay, yes, this perk isn’t as serious as the other perks. But it is seriously cool to say you work as a CIA. You’re instantly a badass who is affiliated with spies and top secret missions. Not a bad association to have!
You might not be defusing bombs seconds before they explode, but you will definitely be helping organizations avoid disaster with your skill in risk management. So in some ways, you are a spy in the auditing world, helping your company from financial threats.
10. It’s the Coolest Profession out There
Tom Peters, author of the best-seller In Search of Excellence, gave a speech at the IIA’s International Conference where he began by saying internal auditing “has got to be the coolest profession in the world.”
Many scoff at that statement, thinking about how that could even be possible. Well, for Certified Internal Auditors, there is virtually nothing they can’t dive into. They can and should touch all aspects of a business in order to help an organization. CIAs add value and protect companies from fatal fraud and business risks.
It’s a job with an importance that can’t be matched. Every day as a CIA, you will be intellectually stimulated and deal with a diverse and interesting set of challenges. Fair to say, this is definitely one of the coolest jobs out there and what Mr. Peters said isn’t hyperbole!