April 18, 2022

5 Questions the Audit Committee Should Ask Internal Audit – But Doesn’t

No relationship for a chief audit executive (CAE) has been transformed more over the past 20 years than that with the audit committee. According to The IIA’s […]
April 11, 2022

Drive-by Auditing: 5 Signs of a “Hit-and-Run”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The IIA’s adoption of risk-based audit standards. I chaired The IIA’s Internal Audit Standards Board at the time, and […]
April 6, 2022

New Surveys Raise Alarm Bells for Internal Audit

I have been avidly monitoring the health of the internal audit profession for the past two decades. During my initial tenure at the IIA, later at […]
March 28, 2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​“Where Was Internal Audit?” It’s Easier Asked Than Answered

I have recently been speaking again with members of the press seeking my perspectives on internal audit, risk management and governance in the post-COVID era. While […]
March 20, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Detect Changing Weather Patterns Before the Storms

In speaking to an audience recently, I observed that the past year has been the most tumultuous I can ever remember when it comes to risk […]
March 14, 2022

New IIA Pulse Report Shines a Bright Light on the State of Internal Audit!

For the 14th year in a row, The IIA is using its extraordinary reach to survey the internal audit profession in North America, and once again, […]
March 7, 2022

5 Signs Your Last Internal Audit Made a Big Impact!

It is no secret that I consider internal auditing one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. I make no apology for being a champion […]
March 2, 2022

New IIA-UK Report Takes a Fresh Look at Auditing Culture

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors in the United Kingdom and Ireland (IIA-UK) is a pioneer in advocating internal audit’s role in auditing corporate culture. So, […]
February 27, 2022

War in Europe: Why Geopolitical Risks Should Always Be on Internal Audit’s Radar

Following weeks of ominous intelligence reports, the world once again finds itself grappling with a destabilizing geopolitical event – this time on the European continent itself. […]
February 20, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Draw a Line Between Skepticism and Suspicion

I have always enjoyed working with new internal auditors, in part because they so often see the world in black and white. “Should we do an […]