Chambers on Internal Audit

February 4, 2019

​Wells Fargo Further Empowers Internal Audit

I have often quoted Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard regarding what motivates change. He wrote, “All change is preceded by crisis.” American economist and Nobel laureate Milton […]
January 28, 2019

Being the Bearer of Bad News Is Never Easy for Internal Audit

Every profession has its ups and downs, and internal audit is certainly no exception. In fact, some of the most awkward and, yes, even painful moments […]
January 20, 2019

The Challenges to Internal Audit in a Zettabyte World

The long-promised next generation of mobile connectivity, known as 5G, will soon be reality, with some experts predicting a quantum leap in the technology in as […]
January 13, 2019

Internal Auditors: If You See Something, Say Something

Last week, my blog post “5 Internal Auditor Resolutions for 2019” included an important point that is familiar to most in a far different context, but […]
January 7, 2019

​5 Internal Auditor Resolutions for 2019

In many English-speaking nations, there’s a tradition of singing “Auld Lang Syne” as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day. Based on a 1788 poem […]
December 31, 2018

8 Headlines That Defined 2018 for Internal Audit

With the end of the year it’s time to look back at the headlines that should have attracted internal auditors’ close attention. Like recent years, 2018 […]
December 26, 2018

​”We Are Here to Help You”: Managing Relationships When Management Is Skeptical

“We are here to help you!” This phrase is often uttered at the opening meeting of a new internal audit engagement. The words seem so innocent, but […]
December 17, 2018

​My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018: What They Say About Internal Auditors

End-of-year stories and blog posts can serve an important purpose: They allow us the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and put issues into […]
December 12, 2018

If Internal Audit Is Not Making an Impact, Roll Up Your Sleeves

If you occasionally have doubts about the impact of internal audit on your organization, you are not alone. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Chief Audit Executive […]
December 5, 2018

Will The IIA Redraw the Lines of Defense?

Good governance is part art, part science, and probably a bit of luck and magic. But the payoff when it is achieved is an organization that […]