December 29, 2011

Five Defining Events for The IIA in 2011

It is hard to believe that another year is coming to a close and we are preparing to ring in 2012!  I always find this time […]
December 5, 2011

Five Things Not to Say During an Internal Audit Entrance Conference

If you have been in internal auditing for a few years, you’ve probably seen it happen. When you start your entrance conference, everything is going smoothly. […]
November 17, 2011

Five Signals That Your Last Internal Audit Hit a Home Run

I think internal auditing can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. But let’s face it — no matter how good you are […]
November 9, 2011

Should Internal Audit Be More Transparent?

I talk to quite a few members of the press in my travels for The Institute, and most of the time the questions are fairly similar. […]
October 27, 2011

Chief Audit Executives Have Never Been Stronger!

Let’s cut to the chase! The past decade has seen a rise in stature of the internal audit profession that is unparalleled in its history. Leading […]
October 21, 2011

Ten Things Not to Say in an Internal Audit Report

I’ll never forget my seventh-grade English teacher telling us, “It’s not what you say but how you say it that counts.” Obviously she was exaggerating, but […]
October 13, 2011

Internal Auditors: Let’s Practice What We Preach

There will be no false modesty in today’s blog. Let’s admit it: At most organizations, internal auditors are the unparalleled experts at internal controls. We work […]
October 3, 2011

How Many Auditors Did It Take Last Year?

When I hear jokes about internal auditors, usually I can just laugh and blow it off. After all, there are plenty of jokes about doctors and lawyers […]
September 8, 2011

Generating a Big Impact With a Small Audit Staff – Part II

In my last blog post I discussed how often CAEs of small audit shops lament about the challenges of working with limited resources, and I expanded on three […]
September 6, 2011

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I had an incredible experience today while preparing to unveil The IIA’s new Hall of Presidents. I was reflecting on the contributions made by The Institute’s […]