Chambers on Internal Audit

January 10, 2022

Inflation is Back! What Should Internal Auditors Do Now?

When I joined the internal audit profession in 1975, the U.S. rate of inflation averaged more than 9 percent. After a slight decrease over the next […]
December 27, 2021

Internal Audit Isn’t the Brakes, It’s Part of the Navigation System

I have always been on the lookout for clever ways to describe internal audit’s role in an organization. Elevator speeches are fine when you have 60 […]
December 19, 2021

A Dozen Who Made a Difference

The 2021 Internal Audit Beacon Awards In 2019, I shared a list of the internal audit thought leaders of the decade. The list alerted internal auditors […]
December 13, 2021

What My 10 Most-read Blog Posts of 2021 Say About Internal Auditors

Each year about this time, I reflect back on the year and the blogs I have written. Having authored more than 530 blog posts over the […]
December 9, 2021

New 2022 “Top Risks” Report Is Required Reading for Internal Auditors

Each year, there are a handful of survey-based research reports that are highly anticipated for those of us who like to peer into the risk horizon. […]
December 6, 2021

The IIA at 80: A Legacy of Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy

Two events occurred 80 years ago this week that are still remembered decades later. The Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States […]
November 29, 2021

Internal Audit’s Relationship With the General Counsel Can Be Complicated

As a newly appointed chief audit executive many years ago, I tried early to identify the other executives in the organization who would be our strongest […]
November 22, 2021

When There is No Internal Audit – Investors Should Run!

A recent Gallup Poll found that 56 percent of Americans invest in the stock market, which is consistent with historical trends. The statistic varies in other […]
November 15, 2021

Making Auditors “Civil Servants” Isn’t the Right Answer

From time to time, I hear of ideas for “improving” the auditing profession. Some are pretty good, but others catch me totally by surprise and, well, […]
November 12, 2021

Call for Nominations: Internal Audit Beacon Awards

Professions thrive through advocacy and diversity of thought. The internal audit profession is no different. For the past two years, I have recognized 10 men and […]