About Us

About Richard F Chambers and Associates, LLC

We are a Limited Liability Corporation based in Florida, USA. Our associates bring almost a half-century of internal audit experience,
and our mission is to elevate the internal audit profession through the publication of timely and relevant thought leadership, by advising and assisting chief audit executives of organizations in all sectors and industries on leading practices in internal audit; and through training and education for internal auditors around the world.

Our associates have worked inside or alongside more than 50 Fortune 500 companies in the United States and with organizations that span the globe. Our clients look to us for insights and advice on internal audit strategy and operations.

About Richard F Chambers

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, CFE, CGFM, QIAL, CRMA, CGAP, is the founder and Chief Executive of Richard F. Chambers and Associates, LLC. From 2009-2021 he served as the president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. Chambers has more than four decades of experience serving in and on behalf of the internal audit profession.

As The IIA’s president and CEO Chambers led the organization to record levels of membership and certification. He presided over the launch of the Audit Executive Center; Pulse of Internal Audit; Audit Channel; Internal Auditor Online; the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA); the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL); the American Center for Government Auditing; the 2015 Common Body of Knowledge study and reports; the Financial Services Audit Center; and the Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center.

Previously, Chambers was national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PwC and vice president of The IIA’s Learning Center. He spent the majority of his early career in public sector auditing, including serving as inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service; and director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon.

Chambers served for more than a decade on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Board of Directors. He also previously served on the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); The IIA ‘s North American and Global Board of Directors; and the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Committee for Audit Effectiveness.

Accounting Today has named Chambers one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. Chambers has been recognized by the NACD as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance. He is the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Frank Greathouse Distinguished Leadership Award and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Legacy Award. In 2016, Chambers was honored by American City Business Journals’ Orlando Business Journal as a top CEO of the Year.

Chambers has authored three award-winning books: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail in 2014; Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors in 2017; and The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition in 2019. His most recent book, Agents of Change: Internal Auditors in an Era of Disruption was released in 2021.

Chambers holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration at Georgia State University, as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations at Salve Regina University. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.