Chambers on Internal Audit

June 10, 2019

Why Tone Is So Important for Internal Auditors

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 3, 2019

What Do They Think When the Internal Auditors Are Coming?

As we wrap up International Internal Audit Awareness Month, my plan is to flip the coin for June. Just as our profession focused outward over the […]
May 26, 2019

The 5 Cs That Should Be Keeping Boards (and Auditors) Awake at Night

I traveled to South Africa earlier this month to speak at an Institute of Directors (IOD) event in Johannesburg. In addition to interacting with seasoned corporate […]
May 20, 2019

Did the “Watchdog” Bark Too Much in Glendale, Ariz.?

One of the highlights from each year’s International Internal Audit Awareness Month is the numerous public proclamations promoting the profession. They typically praise internal auditing’s role […]
May 12, 2019

To Be Good Leaders, Internal Auditors Must Also Follow

It is often said that great leaders also possess the capacity to follow. As I have gotten older, I have begun to fully appreciate how true […]
May 6, 2019

​Internal Audit Awareness Month: More Than Just Talking the Talk

I was thrilled to announce recently that The IIA surpassed 200,000 members. This momentous milestone couldn’t have come at a better time as we enter International […]
April 29, 2019

​Willful Subversion of Second Line of Defense Can Land You in Jail

Among my earliest memories as an internal auditor was the constant refrain from officials in my organization that, as internal auditors, our job was to keep […]
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 […]