Over the years, I have sought to use this blog to offer critical imperatives that I believe internal auditors needed to address. Sometimes, these were strategic. Sometimes, they were tactical. Many of the blog posts were drawn from my experiences as an internal auditor and chief audit executive. I recently took the next step and assimilated the lessons I’ve learned throughout my career into a book. Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail is being released this week by The IIA Research Foundation.
While I draw on my personal and professional experiences for the book, it is the “lessons learned” that I believe will be of most value to the reader. These lessons range from those a young internal auditor should know about managing career expectations to what a chief audit executive needs to understand about attaining and retaining the elusive seat at the table.
There are many key points in the book, but I’d like to single out 10 for those who strive to succeed in the profession. These lessons, and relevant passages from the book, include:
I recognize that some of these lessons might sound like some of my former blog posts. That is because many of those posts were an inspiration for the book as I delved extensively into critical issues facing the profession.
I welcome your thoughts and encourage you to share lessons you have learned on the audit trail. For a copy of Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, visit The IIA Research Foundation’s Bookstore. The book is available in hard copy or as an eBook, with all proceeds going to the Research Foundation.