October 9, 2017

Ratings in Audit Reports: Lights or Lightning Rods?

The practice of including ratings in internal audit reports to highlight or summarize results is not something new. I began exploring and lecturing on the pros […]
October 2, 2017

The Vatican’s Noble Internal Audit Experiment Ends in Finger Pointing

The world recently learned the Vatican’s former auditor general believes he was forced out of the post by an “old guard” at the Holy See. Libero […]
September 25, 2017

5 Steps to Extinguish Internal Audit Career Burnout

Let’s face it. We all hit the wall occasionally when it comes to generating the energy and enthusiasm that make us great internal auditors. Maybe we […]
September 19, 2017

When It Comes to Cyber Breaches, Just Stop Digging

The iconic American humorist Will Rogers once said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” It is a timeless expression that is as applicable […]
September 13, 2017

My Personal Risk Management Journey Through Hurricane Irma

My blog post is a bit delayed this week because of the unwelcome​ visit to Central Florida by Hurricane Irma. Like the thousands of people in Texas […]
September 6, 2017

COSO ERM Update: A Vital Tool in 21st Century Risk Management

Internal auditors around the world should take note of an important development this week – the release of the updated COSO enterprise risk management framework. Several […]
August 28, 2017

Five Things the Audit Committee Is Still Reluctant to Say to Internal Audit

Relationships between audit committees and chief audit executives (CAEs) have become increasingly more complex as the risks facing organizations have become more diverse and dynamic. Indeed, […]
August 21, 2017

The Risks of Living in Turbulent Times

News of violent acts snuffing out the lives of innocent bystanders assaults our senses seemingly on a daily basis. Heart-wrenching events, such as last week’s deadly […]
August 14, 2017

Courageous Internal Auditors Sail Toward the Storm

Trouble is something most people avoid. With rare exception, the desire for safety and security is deep seated. The same holds true in business where often […]
August 7, 2017

Undermining Internal Audit With Low CAE Pay Is No Accident

​(First published on Nov. ​​16, 2015)​ This summer, I have been taking the opportunity to share blogs from my archives that generated a lot of interest […]