Chambers on Internal Audit

April 22, 2019

The Fallacy of Follow-up Audits

During my early years in the profession as a young internal auditor, I was always proud of my reports, particularly the findings and recommendations. So, issuing […]
April 15, 2019

​Internal Audit’s Technology Challenge Is No Easy Road

I often refer to the end of the first quarter as “whitepaper season” for the internal audit profession. Typically starting in late February and into March, […]
April 8, 2019

Facebook Data Exposure Offers Critical Lesson for Internal Auditors

Facebook, once the social media darling that could do no wrong in the eyes of users and investors, was hit with another setback recently. Researchers at […]
April 1, 2019

​Every “Where Was Internal Audit” Moment Presents an Opportunity

One of the constant challenges for internal audit is to overcome being the unwelcome guest at the party. So, it is not a common occurrence when […]
March 24, 2019

10 Emojis That Sum Up An Internal Auditor’s Life

Last week, The IIA successfully hosted its annual Global Council where delegates from more than 80 countries assembled in Japan. While there, I learned that emojis […]
March 11, 2019

​The Journey for Internal Audit Holds Valuable Lessons

We kick off the 2019 General Audit Management (GAM) conference today in Dallas-Fort Worth with more than 1,200 in attendance either in person or through our new livestream […]
March 4, 2019

A Preview of the 2019 Pulse of Internal Audit Report

For nearly five years, I have been urging practitioners to “audit at the speed of risk.” I first used the phrase in a July 2014 blog […]
February 25, 2019

​It’s Your Career: Write Your Own Story

I recently had the opportunity to address a graduate internal audit class at my alma mater – Georgia State University (GSU). My message that night was […]
February 18, 2019

​Internal Auditors: What Is It You Do?

Anyone who spends time with internal auditors will quickly learn there is a quiet passion that drives many of the best practitioners. It is built on […]
February 11, 2019

5 Ways Internal Audit Can Fail to Adequately Serve Its Organization

There are a multitude of pressures on modern internal audit departments. Expectations are high, resources are limited, and risks are emerging at unprecedented speed. Many chief […]