Chambers on Internal Audit

June 16, 2021

How Space Aliens Factored Into my Most Controversial Audit

This week, members of the United States House Intelligence Committee will receive a classified briefing on a topic of universal and enduring controversy: Unidentified Flying Objects […]
June 14, 2021

For Some Audit Reports: It’s Better Never Than Late

I recently heard from an old acquaintance that I had worked with as an internal audit colleague years ago. He eventually moved on, and today holds […]
June 7, 2021

In the Face of Dire Cyber Threats – Internal Auditors Should Seize the Home Field Advantage

In October 2019, I authored an article titled: Ready or Not — Here Come the 2020s in which I offered my predictions for the decade ahead. […]
May 31, 2021

5 Reasons People Stay in Toxic Cultures

In a recently published blog, I discussed why internal auditors need to use more than their senses of sight and sound when auditing culture. I quoted […]
May 24, 2021

Auditing Culture Also Requires a Sense of “Smell”

When I launched my internal audit career, the idea of auditing the “softer” side of an organization’s culture was anathema to the profession. Back in the […]
May 16, 2021

Creating Awareness About Internal Audit’s Value Takes More Than a Month

It is May again, and as many internal auditors know, that means International Internal Audit Awareness Month is upon us. The IIA, along with its affiliated […]
May 11, 2021

The 7 C’s That Should Be on the Risk Radars of Boards (and Auditors) in 2021

In 2019, I authored a blog titled “The 5 C’s That Should be Keeping Boards (and Auditors) Awake at Night.” I first shared the list at […]
May 5, 2021

Why I Chose AuditBoard as the Next Step on My New Journey

After I left The IIA earlier this spring, I shared five goals for my next chapter on the audit trail. Among those goals were to (1) […]
April 27, 2021

Should Internal Audit Change its Name?

Over the four decades that I have been part of the internal audit profession, I have been struck by how often I have heard the refrain […]
April 18, 2021

Internal Auditors Can’t be Change Agents if They’re Secret Agents

For almost two years, I have been encouraging internal auditors to become more assertive and adept in “telling their story.” Telling our story is simply another […]