January 29, 2018

When Good Accountants Go Bad, More Questions Are Raised Than Answered

I’m sure I visibly cringed when I read news accounts of criminal charges being brought against former U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and KPMG […]
January 22, 2018

Without Trust, There Is No Trusted Advisor

In my recent book, Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, I explored what it takes to ascend to the level of trusted advisor in our […]
January 16, 2018

What Should Internal Auditors Do When the Empire Strikes Back?

Let’s be honest. The vast majority of internal audit engagements are positive and constructive. Internal auditors and the clients whose areas of responsibility are being audited […]
January 8, 2018

Jail Time for VW Exec Offers Important Lessons on Risks and Compliance

The seven-year federal prison sentence for former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has weighed on my mind since it was handed down in December. Schmidt led Volkswagen’s […]
January 2, 2018

Five Internal Audit Resolutions for 2018 and Beyond

When a new year dawns, people tend to embrace it with optimism and confidence despite the uncertainty that lies ahead. I don’t know whether this hopeful […]