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This main category contains non-commercial resources that are directly related to the professional practice of auditing. Categories within 'Profession':

Professional associations

Professional associations are organizations of civil or public law, whose members are auditors. Membership of these associations is mandatory for auditors to pursue their profession and to use a professional designation. Furthermore, these organizations promote the profession by setting standards for education and ethics. The following types of associations can be distinguished:

Financial auditors

AustriaInstitut Österreichischer Wirtschaftsprüfer (IWP)

AustriaKammer der Wirtschaftstreuhänder (KWT)

BelgiumInstituut van de Bedrijfsrevisoren (IBR)

BelgiumInstituut van de accountants en de belastingconsulenten (IAB)

GermanyInstitut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland (IDW)

GermanyWirtschaftsprüferkammer (WPK)

IrelandChartered Accountants Ireland

IrelandInstitute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland

IrelandInstitute of Incorporated Public Accountants (IIPA)

NetherlandsNederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA)


United KingdomAssociation of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

United KingdomAssociation of International Accountants (AIA)

United KingdomChartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

United KingdomInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

United KingdomInstitute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Internal auditors

AustriaInstitut für Interne Revision Österreich

BelgiumInstitute of Internal Auditors - Belgium

GermanyDeutsches Institut für Interne Revision (DIIR)

InternationalInstitute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

NetherlandsInstituut van Internal Auditors Nederland

SwitzerlandSchweizerischer Verband für Interne Revision (SVIR)

United Kingdom and IrelandChartered Institute of Internal Auditors - UK and Ireland

IT auditors

BelgiumISACA Belgium Chapter

AustriaISACA Austria Chapter

GermanyISACA Germany Chapter

InternationalInformation Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

IrelandISACA Irish Chapter

NetherlandsISACA Netherlands Chapter

NetherlandsNederlandse Orde van Register EDP-Auditors (NOREA)

SwitzerlandISACA Switzerland Chapter

United KingdomISACA Central UK Chapter

United KingdomISACA London Chapter

United KingdomISACA Northern England Chapter

United KingdomISACA Scottish Chapter

United KingdomISACA Winchester Chapter

Umbrella organisations

EuropeEuropean Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs (EFAA)

EuropeEuropean Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA)

EuropeFédération des Experts-comptables Européens (FEE)

InternationalChartered Accountants Worldwide

InternationalGlobal Accounting Alliance (GAA)

InternationalInternational Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

United KingdomConsultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)

Other organizations

Besides professional associations, auditors can organize themselves in other ways on a voluntary basis. These groups organize educational activities and may represent the interests of their members, but they do not have of official status.

GermanyDeutscher Wirtschaftsprüfer Verein (DWPV)

GermanyGerman CPA Society (GCPAS)

GermanyIT-Revisoren- und Prüferstammtisch in Düsseldorf

InternationalInternational Association of Airline Auditors (IAAIA)

NetherlandsOrde van Register Adviseurs Nederland (OVRAN)

United KingdomAccountants Group in Germany (AGIG)

Verenigd KoninkrijkCertified Public Accountants Association (CPAA)

United KingdomChartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

United KingdomCouncil of Higher Education Internal Auditors (CHEIA)

United KingdomHousing Internal Audit Forum (HIAF)

United KingdomIndependent Certified Practising Accountants (ICPA)

United KingdomInstitute of Financial Accountants (IFA)

United KingdomInsurance Internal Audit Group (IIAG)