January 2011

January 14, 2011

Enough Celebrating – It’s Time to Fill the Glass

The past three years have been both remarkable and challenging for internal auditors. We have demonstrated remarkable agility in swiftly refocusing our efforts to address emerging risks in the wake of the global financial crisis. While resources have been reduced commensurate with corporate downsizing, the glass is arguably very much “half full.” As we move into 2011 and beyond, however, it will become imperative to “fill the glass.” Many internal audit stakeholders are once again growing restless in terms of internal auditing’s knowledge of the business, efficiency, and overall “value proposition.”​

In my last blog entry of 2010, I reiterated once again how much internal auditors have accomplished in the past two years.…