The Charities Internal Audit Network (CIAN) is dedicated to developing excellence in this field and providing the opportunity to share skills and experience through networking, meetings, workshops and training.


Membership of CIAN is free and available to any charitable or not for profit organisation interested in furthering the objects of CIAN. This membership eligibility criteria means that CIAN does not accept as members:

  • Trustees, employees or contracted individuals who are not responsible for internal audit, internal control or risk management;
  • Professional firms who are engaged to provide internal audit or risk management services to a charity or not for profit organisation.  
Acceptance of ordinary membership is subject to approval of the Executive Committee and is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a CIAN Membership Application and Directory Questionnaire with details of the charity.


Membership benefits include:

  • Quarterly meetings at which expert speakers talk on selected subjects followed by a group discussion and an informal networking session
  • Access to the CIAN directory, listing all members, their Internal Audit department and charity composition and their contact details
  • Training opportunities with competitive rates
  • CIAN library of audit templates, publications and presentations
  • Recruitment section of internal audit vacancies within member organisations
  • Links to other relevant organisations and forums for examples charity retail auditors, information security groups and the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
  • LinkedIn forum to discuss and share ideas here

Further information and an application form can be found below.

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CIAN Administrator,
7 Dec 2016, 04:40
CIAN Administrator,
8 Sep 2016, 02:42