Chambers on Internal Audit

November 9, 2020

Are We Ready to Move Beyond COVID-19 Risks?

The desperation for normalcy grows daily after more than eight long months battling the insidious COVID-19 virus. This anxious desire for a return to a comfortable […]
November 1, 2020

New IIA Report Yields Valuable Clues on Risks for 2021

All crises eventually provoke some level of introspection, whether personal, organizational, or societal. Certainly, COVID-19 has borne this out. Much has been written about the pandemic’s […]
October 25, 2020

​When Audit Committees Want to “Hear No Evil” From Internal Audit

I have long been fascinated by the dynamics between internal audit and the audit committees to whom it reports. Let me say right up front that […]
October 18, 2020

Suspicious Internal Audit Deaths Demand Answers

There is growing shock and concern over the suspicious deaths of four public-sector internal auditors in Liberia. While their violent deaths remain under investigation and there […]
October 11, 2020

​Internal Audit: Do Your Part and #BeCyberSmart

Cybersecurity remains one of the top and most vexing risks facing organizations large and small. Even as many in the global community face existential challenges from […]
October 4, 2020

Europe’s Internal Auditors Are Already Identifying the Risks for 2021

As we enter the fourth quarter of a historically difficult and disruptive year, internal audit leaders around the world are looking to next year with some […]
September 28, 2020

​Internal Auditors: Be Trusting But Skeptical

From the early days of my career, I was told that internal auditors should not simply accept what we are told, that we should always take […]
September 20, 2020

​We Are Here to Help You — This Time We (Really) Mean It

“We are here to help you!” That phrase seems so innocent, but those six little words are sometimes referred to as “the biggest lie of the internal […]
September 13, 2020

​Internal Audit, COVID-19 Risks, and the Year Ahead

Readers of my blog know that, in recent years, I have constantly emphasized the importance of internal auditors anticipating future risks for our organizations. As I […]
September 6, 2020

​Curse of the Happy Workpapers

As a young internal auditor, I took very seriously the painstaking art of documenting the results of my internal audit work in workpapers. I believed that […]