June 25, 2013

When It Comes to Fraud, Internal Auditors Need to Get There Early

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE’s) 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse estimates the global cost of internal fraud at US $3.5 trillion, […]
June 10, 2013

Five Words to Banish From the Internal Audit Dictionary

I recently spoke at a conference where one of the sessions was called “Four Most Dangerous Words in Finance.” It reminded me of a blog I […]
June 3, 2013

NASDAQ Hesitates in Its Quest to Mandate Internal Audit

As we recently learned, NASDAQ has withdrawn a proposed new rule (PDF) requiring that companies listed on the exchange establish and maintain an internal audit function, citing push-back […]
June 1, 2013

Cultivating Soft Skills

In an era of sophisticated data analytics, Larry Harrington, chief audit executive (CAE) of Massachusetts-based Raytheon Co., relies on a relatively old-school key performance indicator (KPI) […]