March 10, 2014

Five Things the Audit Committee Won’t Tell Internal Audit

Most audit executives work hard to develop open relationships with their audit committee members. The effort generally pays off. Regardless of how hard we work at […]
March 3, 2014

Being the Corporate Conscience: Where Are the Boundaries?

My colleague and fellow InternalAuditorOnline blogger Norman Marks recently wrote that “Internal Auditors Should Be Brave,” meaning they should not hesitate to speak up about the […]
February 20, 2014

Feed a Fever, Starve an Internal Audit Function

Earlier this week, I came across an article that discussed an ongoing dispute in Delaware over funding of the State Auditor’s office. Partisan politics appear to […]
February 11, 2014

Has It Been 5 Years Already?

This week marks the fifth anniversary of this blog, which I launched only days after joining The IIA’s Global Headquarters as president and CEO. It was […]
February 4, 2014

Do You Know What Your Third Parties Are Up To?

Internal auditors are right to be concerned about third-party risks. The days of a company’s suppliers or partners being well-known and trusted businesses on the same […]
January 27, 2014

Internal Audit Licensing: Be Careful What You Wish For

Numerous vocal internal audit leaders from around the world are promoting the idea of licensing practitioners as a way to enhance the profession’s stature and proficiency. […]
January 20, 2014

Good Internal Audit Leaders Encourage Others to Lead

As someone who has been a part of the internal audit profession for almost four decades, I have had the privilege of working with many outstanding […]
January 13, 2014

Repairing a Broken Relationship in Your Internal Audit Department

Throughout my career, there have been times when I joined a new internal audit function and it quickly became apparent that the chief audit executive (CAE) […]
January 6, 2014

Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Internal Auditor Should Make for 2014

The New Year affords a great opportunity to re-assess your life and identify a few resolutions that can help you break bad habits or enhance your […]