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Celebrating 25 years of CIAN

Our committee celebrating our 25th Birthday with the IIA.

CIAN was first set up in 1994 which makes 2019 our 25th birthday. Over the course of this year we've launched a new logo and website and in July 2019 we held a 25th birthday celebration in the form of an all day Network Meeting with presentations from speakers including the ICO Head of Assurance and Chartered IIA President as well as plenty of birthday cake.

CIAN was established by a handful of volunteers who recognised the need to offer guidance to, and share experiences among, internal auditors working in a sector that has great need of good governance, but often extremely small budgets. We are proud the organisation is still going strong today and has the active support of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland. Details of what our free membership offers to charities is set out below. If you have an idea for anything else we can do either to round off our year of celebrations or to help our members more generally, let us know at


Membership of CIAN is free and available to any charitable or not for profit organisation interested in furthering the objects of CIAN. 

Membership benefits include:

  • Quarterly meetings at which expert speakers talk on topical subjects, followed by a group discussion and an informal networking session

  • Access to the CIAN directory, listing all member charities and their contact details

  • Subsidised training courses for Internal Auditors at member organisations

  • Annual CIAN Benchmarking Survey participation and data

  • CIAN library of audit templates, publications and presentations

  • Free advertising for Internal audit vacancies within member organisations

  • Links to other relevant organisations and forums for example charity retail auditors, information security groups and the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

Membership eligibility criteria means that CIAN does not accept as members: Professional firms who are engaged to provide internal audit or risk management services to a charity or not-for-profit organisation, and individuals within charitable organisations who are not responsible for internal audit, internal control, or risk management at their organisation.  

In order to use our website, please register a user account (this must use your work email address), which will be approved upon verification against our data that the organisation you represent is one of our member charities.

To register a new member charity, click here.

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