Chambers on Internal Audit

March 30, 2020

​Initial Pandemic Responses Didn’t Leverage Internal Audit

In last week’s blog post, I made the case for internal auditors to step up and demonstrate their value ahead of the looming recession. A new Quick […]
March 23, 2020

Pandemic and Looming Recession Demand Internal Audit to Step Up

The health crisis spawned by the COVID-19 virus screams out via daily headlines from around the world. No one would deny that the immediate focus must […]
March 15, 2020

2020 Pulse of Internal Audit: There’s Good News and Bad News

The fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought into sharp focus risks on many levels, from employee safety and productivity and supply-chain weaknesses to the extent to which […]
March 9, 2020

Coronavirus: Life and Death at the Speed of Risk

The coronavirus outbreak is quickly becoming one of the greatest global risks we have seen in a decade. Its rapid emergence and maturation into an imminent […]
March 2, 2020

In the Face of the Coronavirus, Internal Auditors Must Do More Than Don Masks

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has transformed from a growing medical crisis to also a macroeconomic one in a matter of days. The potential impact of the virus […]
February 24, 2020

A QAR Should Never Be Weaponized Against Internal Audit

As The IIA’s president and CEO, I address many audiences about the internal audit profession. When I have the opportunity to speak to members of boardrooms […]
February 17, 2020

10 Signs Trouble May Be Brewing for the CAE and Internal Audit

For more than 20 years, I have been cautioning chief audit executives (CAEs) to always be attuned to signals from their stakeholders, whose expectations can vary […]
February 10, 2020

​After 440 Blogs, There Is One Topic I Dread Most

Today marks exactly 11 years since Internal Auditor magazine published the first post of Chambers on the Profession. When I wrote that first blog post on Feb. […]
February 3, 2020

New NIST Privacy Framework: A Tailor-made Resource for Internal Audit

In the 21st century, data is gold. It is what underpins some of the biggest companies in the world, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The need for […]
January 27, 2020

Are Assaults on Truth Hastening a Doomsday?

For billions of people around the world, Jan. 23 was a day like any other. However, for a select group of scientists, public policy experts, and […]