December 31, 2018

8 Headlines That Defined 2018 for Internal Audit

With the end of the year it’s time to look back at the headlines that should have attracted internal auditors’ close attention. Like recent years, 2018 […]
December 26, 2018

​”We Are Here to Help You”: Managing Relationships When Management Is Skeptical

“We are here to help you!” This phrase is often uttered at the opening meeting of a new internal audit engagement. The words seem so innocent, but […]
December 17, 2018

​My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018: What They Say About Internal Auditors

End-of-year stories and blog posts can serve an important purpose: They allow us the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and put issues into […]
December 12, 2018

If Internal Audit Is Not Making an Impact, Roll Up Your Sleeves

If you occasionally have doubts about the impact of internal audit on your organization, you are not alone. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Chief Audit Executive […]
December 5, 2018

Will The IIA Redraw the Lines of Defense?

Good governance is part art, part science, and probably a bit of luck and magic. But the payoff when it is achieved is an organization that […]
November 26, 2018

When Executives Go Rogue — It’s Too Late to Point Fingers

Once again, excesses in the boardroom are putting a globally recognized organization in the white-hot glare of unwanted publicity. Nissan Motors board Chairman Carlos Ghosn was […]
November 19, 2018

​An Early Look at Internal Audit Priorities for 2019

Like the speed of risk, the end of 2018 is approaching very rapidly. That means many of you are putting the finishing touches on your 2019 […]
November 12, 2018

When the SEC Speaks About Cybersecurity, We’d All Better Listen

I often find myself talking with reporters about internal audit’s role regarding risks, particularly cybersecurity. Recently, a rep​orter asked me about a new U.S. Securities and […]
November 5, 2018

5 Future Developments That Could Elevate Internal Audit’s Stature

I have written extensively about the work internal auditors must do to fulfill their own potential and that of the profession in enhancing and protecting the […]
October 29, 2018

Internal Auditors Must Live in a Shatterproof House

I have long believed that internal auditors have a tougher challenge than many others in an organization. It’s difficult to sustain a reputation for objectivity when […]