December 18, 2017

2017 Headlines Reflect Big Challenges, Opportunities for Internal Auditors

The end of the calendar year is customarily a time to reflect on one’s personal and professional accomplishments. It also offers me the opportunity to look […]
December 11, 2017

What My Most-read Blog Posts in 2017 Say About Internal Auditors

Periodically, I am provided statistics about my blog by Internal Auditor magazine, and I was pleased to learn that my posts in 2017 were read more than 100,000 […]
December 4, 2017

Internal Audit Standards: The Only Option Is to Conform

It was more than 40 years ago when the first internal audit standards were introduced. Since that time, the profession has matured immensely, and the proliferation […]
November 27, 2017

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Risks Too Big to Overlook

Regular readers of this blog know its focus is to provide internal audit practitioners insight and advice on doing their jobs and ultimately helping their organizations […]
November 20, 2017

Internal Auditors Need Foresight to Provide Foresight

I frequently observe that the internal audit profession is on a journey — from hindsight to insight to foresight. Following its origins more than a century […]
November 13, 2017

Courage Is Easy When There’s Nothing on the Line

Courage is often discussed as a necessary trait for internal auditors, and over the decades countless practitioners have put their livelihoods on the line to bring […]
November 6, 2017

Corporate Transparency Should Shine a Light on Internal Auditing

Data in a recently published report from our colleagues at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) reflect an encouraging trend. Publicly traded companies are sharing more […]
October 30, 2017

5 Things That Should Spook Internal Auditors About the Future

Halloween is celebrated this week across large parts of Europe and North America, bringing a quirky combination of costumed revelers and things that go bump in […]
October 23, 2017

When Auditing Compliance, Look to Health Care

With few exceptions, organizations in every sector and industry face compliance risks, and those risks grow every year. This is reflected in statistics that show compliance […]
October 16, 2017

Seven Signs You Might Be a Jurassic Auditor

Every profession evolves as the body of knowledge expands and new tools and technology become available. The best and brightest professionals embrace evolution and leverage new strategies […]