Welcome to CIAN (Charities Internal Audit Network)

We are dedicated to developing excellence in this field and providing the opportunity to share skills and experience through networking, meetings, workshops and training.

About Us

Founded in 1994, CIAN has over 150 members working in a wide range of charities, many of which are household names.

CIAN has the active support of
 the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland.

The aim of CIAN is to assist its members in the effective discharge of their responsibilities and to promote the profession of internal audit in the voluntary sector, thereby helping charities to achieve their objectives more efficiently. To this end, CIAN provides its members with a 
LinkedIn forum
 for the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities for further training.

CIAN is a registered charity Number 1087283.


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 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

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.  
To apply for membership, please complete the application form below and email to info@cian.org.uk.

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.

All members of CIAN should be aware of and endorse the standards required of professional internal auditors as applied by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Special interest groups

CIAN has helped establish special interest groups which meet regularly as separate bodies and have separate communication forums in the following areas:

  • Small audit teams
  • International Heads of Internal Audit
  • Retail Auditing

They are sometimes mentioned in our quarterly newsletters and other communications but if you would like to be directly linked to the groups please contact info@cian.org.uk.

CIAN is kindly supported by the following: 

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