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Online Conference " Ethics in Internal Auditing - Navigating the grey Zones"

When: 7 December 2022 from 12:30 to 14:00

​Deadline to register: 2 December 2022


Internal Auditors play a critical role in providing independent and objective assurance that is designed to add value and improve an organisation´s operations. At the same time, their role is getting more and more challenging: by increasing complexity and uncertainty, and often by running a tight ship.

In such a challenging environment Internal Auditors more than ever must ensure that they build and keep the trust of their clients, in order that the auditor´s assessments build a sound basis for an organisation´s challenges ahead. With all the inherent ethical pitfalls of an Internal Auditor´s role, they must work on the basis of strict ethical principles, such as being defined by the IIA´s Code of Ethics.

Conference programme

  • Back to Basics

  • Dismantling the principle and rules of the Code of Ethics

  • What´s difficult about ethics?

  • Grey zones… and some myths

  • Ethical pitfalls and ethical decisions

  • Internal auditors´ ethical challenges and strategies to overcome them

  • Q&A Session



Ursula Schmidt, Independent Advisor







Ursula has 20+ years of broad cross-cultural experience in internal auditing, compliance, governance and controlling. She is former Executive Vice President, Audit & Compliance, RTL Group. In her role she led the internal audit and compliance practice and together with her team investigated compliance cases and ran a multitude of audit projects in over 30 countries worldwide. Prior to taking over the audit & compliance practice she held senior positions in strategy and controlling at RTL Group and served as chairman of the audit committee of Channel Five for several years.

After having helped operations in 30+ countries in setting up compliance frameworks and internal controls, risk management and anti-fraud processes, Ursula launched her own business in 2021 to share her passion and broad experience in everything "Controls, Audit & Compliance" with her clients internationally. She is also serving as independent director on the Board of Luxembourg public limited company. Ursula holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nuremberg and is certified CCEP-Int.



CPE credits: 2 hours

​A certificate of participation will be provided on request to participants who have fully attended the conference.


Best regards,

IIA Luxembourg 

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