September 20, 2022

New European IIA Report Offers Internal Auditors an Early Glimpse Into 2023

Each year, internal auditors can draw on a series of reports to augment their perspectives on the risks that are expected to confront their organizations in […]
September 15, 2022

Recession Clouds Are Forming – What Should Internal Audit Do To Get Ready?

Over the past couple of months, fears of a looming recession have percolated around the world, with politicians and pundits in the United States debating whether […]
September 9, 2022

Internal Auditors Know That Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

I recently shared a blog that proved very popular with the profession. Internal Auditors Must Remember: Good People Can Do Bad Things resonated with readers around […]
August 29, 2022

6 Strategies for Generating a “Big Impact” With a Small Internal Audit Staff

In a recent blog post, I shared some statistics that confirmed an inconvenient truth: the typical internal audit department is small – averaging less than 5 […]
August 24, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Sometimes Break The Rules to Ask The “Right Questions”

I recently saw an ad for an internal audit seminar on interview techniques, and it reminded me once again why this is such an important skill […]
August 15, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Remember: Good People Can Do Bad Things

When internal auditors think of fraudulent acts, we tend to associate them with nefarious characters who intentionally set out to do something bad. However, as I […]
August 10, 2022

You Don’t Have to Be a Clown to Audit the Circus

My friend and fellow blogger Norman Marks reminded us recently of an enduring challenge that many internal auditors face. In a blog post titled “You Can’t […]
August 7, 2022

The Big-Impact Audit: It’s About More Than Money!

In a recent blog post, I explored the reality that most internal audit departments are actually small, with a staff of five or fewer full-time auditors. […]
August 1, 2022

An Inconvenient Truth: Most Internal Audit Departments Are Small

When I first became a CAE almost 30 years ago, I inherited an internal audit department with very limited resources, especially considering the size of the […]
July 25, 2022

Are Internal Auditors Influenced by ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​’Beauty Bias?’

Shortly after I became a chief audit executive, a member of my team identified a fraud in the organization. We all knew the suspect, and there […]