December 2020

December 27, 2020

Top Headlines That Defined Internal Audit in 2020

In a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to imagine much else of significance cracking my annual blog post on the biggest internal audit headlines for the year. While it is true that the deadly virus and its impact on business, society, and internal audit operations dominated our lives in 2020, other events also influenced the profession.

So, here are the top seven headlines that I believe defined internal audit in 2020.

Global Pandemic Reshapes the Risk Landscape

There have been few events in my career and lifetime that have had such a profound impact as COVID-19. I’m certain most others would say the same.…

December 20, 2020

10 Internal Audit Thought Leaders of 2020

This time last year, I shared my personal views on the “10 Internal Audit Thought Leaders of the Decade.” I honestly wasn’t prepared for the tremendous reaction, and I quickly realized that I am not the only internal auditor who is looking for new sources of insight and advice on our profession.

As we near the end of an extraordinary year, I couldn’t help but reflect on which thought leaders I believe have contributed immeasurably to the advancement of our profession over the past 12 months.

As I started compiling this year’s list, I reached out via social media for ideas.…

December 13, 2020

What My 10 Most-read Blog Posts of 2020 Say About Internal Auditors

This year, my weekly blog has received more than 300,000 views from internal auditors and other professionals from around the world. Each year since 2016, I have dedicated time to examining the most-popular blog post for clues about internal audit priorities over the past year. It should come as no surprise that 2020’s list is dominated by content related to COVID-19. The pandemic has been the driving force behind world-altering changes, from reshaping business models and redefining the workplace, to accelerating digital transformation and rewriting the rules of consumerism.

Five of the top 10 posts for “Chambers on the Profession” in 2020 regarded COVID-19’s impact on the internal audit profession.…