Chambers on Internal Audit

September 2, 2019

Why Social Accountability Must Be on Internal Audit’s Radar

Two significant developments in business took place at the end of August that could have profound and long-lasting impacts on how organizations operate. Internal auditors should […]
August 26, 2019

What Happens When Internal Audit Is Ignored? It Happens Too Often

TheNew York Times reported last week on what it called a “summer of crippling ransomware attacks” on Texas cities. Hackers are simultaneously holding hostage computer systems […]
August 19, 2019

​Should Internal Auditors Worry About Digital Spies in Our Midst?

During one of the lighter moments of a recent meeting at IIA Global Headquarters, the following joke was shared: Wife to husband: “Why are you always […]
August 10, 2019

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Go?

A recent CNBC report by business journalist and former Harvard Business Review editor Suzy Welch offered 4 signs it’s definitely time to quit your job. This brought […]
August 5, 2019

​Are Companies Capitulating on Cybersecurity Risks?

The latest cyber breach is raising awareness about vulnerabilities involving cloud services, insider threats, and third-party risks, reflecting how complex and intertwined cybersecurity risks can be. […]
July 29, 2019

​Internal Audit Must Monitor Ethics in the Corner Office, Too

In a recent review of PwC’s annual Strategy & CEO Success Study, I was stunned by one revealing statistic. In 2018, more CEOs lost their jobs […]
July 22, 2019

​When Culture Is the Culprit: Lessons From Toshiba, Hertz, and FIFA

Over the past four years, I have written and spoken extensively about corporate culture, its influence on good governance, and internal audit’s role in monitoring and […]
July 15, 2019

​Internal Audit May Work for the Wrong Individuals — But Not the Wrong “People”

My role as the head of a global organization offers me the opportunity to interact with people who enjoy a certain amount of celebrity and fame. […]
July 9, 2019

​California’s Earthquakes and Europe’s Heat Wave: The Latest Gray Swans

Last week, I arrived in California early to prepare for The IIA’s 2019 International Conference. While relaxing a bit outside my hotel on July 4, I […]
July 1, 2019

Exposing Internal Audit’s Work: Too Much of a Good Thing?

The CPA Journal recently published a provocative article, “The Benefits of Internal Audit Disclosures,” which examined research into what investors know about internal audit functions, how […]