Chambers on Internal Audit

September 7, 2021

Great Internal Auditors Can “Read the Room” (even online)

It didn’t take long for me as a young internal auditor to realize how important it was that meetings with clients go well. Actually, we called […]
August 29, 2021

“When Management Goes Rogue” – How Should Internal Audit Respond?

When it comes to corporate governance, I believe there is one enduring lesson from the past two decades: When boards of directors fail in their oversight […]
August 24, 2021

Four Strategic Risks Internal Audit Faces in the Decade Ahead

Last January, I shared perspectives about a recently released World Economic Forum Report on “The Future of Jobs.” In my blog, I shared that a magazine article […]
August 16, 2021

5 Frequent Sources of Tension Between Management and Internal Audit

In the past year, management and internal audit have stood together in the vast majority of organizations in the face of the unprecedented risks presented by […]
August 8, 2021

Workpaper Retention Presents Internal Audit With Its Own Compliance Risks

I am often surprised by the engagement my social media posts generate by internal auditors around the world. Ours is a profession where benchmarking and networking […]
July 26, 2021

Internal Auditors: It’s What You Say – AND How You Say It!

We live in a world today where the words we choose are more important than ever. An insensitive comment made today is likely to elicit a […]
July 18, 2021

Courageous Internal Auditors Are Storm Chasers

As the world slowly emerges from the historic Covid-19 pandemic, I have been giving a lot of thought to the lessons the internal audit profession should […]
July 12, 2021

5 Steps to Avoid Career Burnout

As we emerge from the great pandemic, a lot of predictions and “buzz phrases” are being thrown around. One that recently captured my attention is “the […]
July 5, 2021

Six Signs You May Be the “Internal Guard-it” Department

Traditionally, internal audit was seen as a value protection element in the organization’s system of risk management and controls. It helped organizations protect value through a […]
June 28, 2021

How Internal Auditors Quietly Foster Trust in Capital Markets

Five years ago this week, I had the distinct privilege of joining several IIA colleagues on the podium of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to […]