Compliance with Continuing Professional Development (IES7) of Internal Auditor and Quality of Internal Audit Function

Yaser Saleh ALfrijat


This paper aims to highlight the importance of compliance with continuing professional development (CPD) of internal auditors and its relationship to the quality of internal audit. The study utilised a Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM), which emphasise on the analyses of regression and variance by distributing a questionnaire to the study sample of internal auditors in four countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and Kuwait), and the number of samples valid for statistical analysis reached 104. The paper has reached positive results regarding the importance of CPD in improving the quality of the internal audit, focused on the continuous follow-up to changes related to income and sales tax law, international financial reporting standards (IFRS), International Accounting Standards (IAS), and International Auditing Standards (IAS). Besides, modern Computer and Technological Applications in Internal audit practices and audit ethics. The results also indicated that CPD represents in professional skills is the development of skills to detect and combat theft and fraud, critical thinking skills of analyzed data. Original/Value, the CPD is the impulse by which internal auditors continue to learn new technical knowledge and skills that support them in professional work, to make them more qualified and developed in terms of knowledge and the skills needed within the labour markets.

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