Chambers on Internal Audit

November 5, 2018

5 Future Developments That Could Elevate Internal Audit’s Stature

I have written extensively about the work internal auditors must do to fulfill their own potential and that of the profession in enhancing and protecting the […]
October 29, 2018

Internal Auditors Must Live in a Shatterproof House

I have long believed that internal auditors have a tougher challenge than many others in an organization. It’s difficult to sustain a reputation for objectivity when […]
October 22, 2018

​​7 Social Media Posts Internal Auditors Love

One of the many ways I communicate with internal auditors around the world is via social media. With more than 10,000 Twitter followers at @rfchambers and […]
October 15, 2018

​​Fact or Myth: Internal Auditors Are All Accountants

Last week, I found myself once again in front of accounting students at one of the nation’s top universities. I was joined by The IIA’s chairman […]
October 8, 2018

The CEO’s Brand: A Blessing or a Curse?

The actions of high-profile CEOs and board chairmen can create share volatility and investor uneasiness, and the troubles of Tesla CEO Elon Musk provide a perfect […]
October 1, 2018

Stakeholders Have Last Word on Whether Internal Audit Adds Value

If you were to ask your stakeholders to describe how internal auditing adds value, you might receive a different response from each person you talked to. […]
September 24, 2018

When the Wheels Come Off an Internal Audit, the Culprit Is Usually Poor Planning

In my role as president and CEO of The IIA, I meet and converse with internal auditors around the world. It’s gratifying to hear abou​t their […]
September 17, 2018

Is There Too Much Civility in the Boardroom?

Let’s face it, civility is in short supply in the 21st ​century. Whether in politics, social media, on the highway, or in line at a fast-food restaurant, […]
September 10, 2018

Writing an Impactful Audit Report: 6 Tips for Being More Persuasive

If you ask internal auditors why they write audit reports, some might answer that it’s to communicate an engagement’s objectives, scope, and results. Others might offer […]
September 3, 2018

​​​​Research: IIA Membership a “Powerful Catalyst for Change”

One of the fundamental goals for any professional organization is to recruit members. Often, practitioners who are busy building and advancing their careers fail to recognize […]