Welcome to IFIAR’s Website
Please take a look around to learn more about our work and our members.
By accessing the IFIAR Members only website, I acknowledge that this website is for use by current IFIAR Members only and that access to this website by, or transmission of information from the website to, any non-IFIAR Members is not authorised. I further acknowledge and agree to abide by the confidentiality obligations imposed by the IFIAR Charter.
The International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators
Established in 2006, the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) comprises independent audit regulators from 55 jurisdictions representing Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Our mission is to serve the public interest, including investors, by enhancing audit oversight globally.
Member volunteers are dedicated to practical outcomes that will enhance audit quality through their participation in a number of formal Working Groups, Task Forces and Outreach Team that meet regularly throughout the year. IFIAR’s six Working Groups are focused on practical deliverables in the following areas: Engaging with the six largest global audit networks; inspections; enforcement; international cooperation; investors and other stakeholders, and standard setting.
Every year, IFIAR convenes a plenary meeting for Member representatives to discuss emerging regulatory issues, challenges facing the audit profession, and strategic approaches to sustainable audit quality. The organization hosts an annual workshop focused on inspection processes and challenges, enhancing insight into Members’ oversight regimes and identifying better practices. IFIAR also holds an annual enforcement workshop with similar goals. Other stakeholder and issues-driven meetings and meetings of the Board take place throughout the year.
To help measure audit quality trends, IFIAR conducts an annual Inspection Findings Survey which informs IFIAR’s collective efforts to promote audit quality globally, complementary to individual regulators’ audit firm inspection and oversight regimes. Results are made public every year.