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2021 Internal Audit Hot Topic and Focus Areas

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

A summary from across the web of 2021's Internal Audit Hot Topic's, Focus Area's and Risk Priorities.

We have searched across the web; through each of the Big 4's websites, through the IIA, and across thought leadership sites to find out what they all consider to be the top risk / focus areas for Internal Audit going into 2021.


These guys are generally on the mark. Last year, the IIA Risk in Focus report said business continuity was one key focus area for Head's of Audit going into 2020, and they weren't wrong! For those who paid attention to the IIA Risk in Focus and added a business continuity review to your plan for Q1 2020, you would be very grateful. You can see what the 2020 hot topics were by reading this blog post.


In this post, we will show you what the IIA, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Gartner all consider to be the main focus areas for 2021.