September 28, 2020

​Internal Auditors: Be Trusting But Skeptical

From the early days of my career, I was told that internal auditors should not simply accept what we are told, that we should always take […]
September 20, 2020

​We Are Here to Help You — This Time We (Really) Mean It

“We are here to help you!” That phrase seems so innocent, but those six little words are sometimes referred to as “the biggest lie of the internal […]
September 13, 2020

​Internal Audit, COVID-19 Risks, and the Year Ahead

Readers of my blog know that, in recent years, I have constantly emphasized the importance of internal auditors anticipating future risks for our organizations. As I […]
September 6, 2020

​Curse of the Happy Workpapers

As a young internal auditor, I took very seriously the painstaking art of documenting the results of my internal audit work in workpapers. I believed that […]