March 15, 2021

2021 Pulse of Internal Audit: We Are All in the Same Storm, But Not the Same Boat

​It is hard to believe COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now. Few could have imagined the depth to which it would […]
March 8, 2021

U.S. SEC: Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks Better Be on Your Radar

Organizations are under increasing pressure from shareholders, regulators, and other key stakeholders to report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The movement to accurately measure […]
March 1, 2021

​U.S. Navy Wants to Throw 70% of Its Internal Auditors Overboard

The courageous men and women who risk their lives for our national defense also face dangers from volatile risks, such as cyberattacks and the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
February 21, 2021

Why Do They Think Internal Auditors Are Looking for Problems?

Last week, the globally popular business comic strip “Dilbert” took on management’s perception of/reaction to internal auditors. Like all Dilbert strips, there is enough truth in […]
February 15, 2021

It’s Hard for Internal Auditors to “Follow the Risks” When There Is No Consensus

One of the persistent challenges internal auditors face is finding alignment with stakeholders on the risks that most threaten their organizations. For many years, I have […]
February 7, 2021

How Do You Answer, “What Do Internal Auditors Do?”

Shortly before the onset of the pandemic, my wife and I moved to a different part of Florida. Living in a new community can be rewarding […]
January 31, 2021

I Still Believe Internal Audit Shouldn’t Report to the CFO

​Readers of my blog know there are a few things I have harped on over the years. One of them is what I consider to be […]
January 24, 2021

Using the New Global Risks Report to Be Risk Beacons in Our Organizations

Given the global mission of The IIA, I frequently share global studies that should be of interest to internal auditors around the world. These reports come […]
January 19, 2021

Are Boards Negligent When Internal Audit Heads Are Hired and Fired?

Great internal audit functions are noted for their organizational independence, and the professional men and women who lead them are noted for their objectivity. It’s for […]
January 13, 2021

From the Epicenter of Corporate Governance, Internal Auditors See Modest Improvement

​A great deal has been written about the impacts of COVID-19 from every imaginable angle, from workplace culture, talent management, and evolving business models, to changing […]