Chambers on Internal Audit

June 11, 2018

Internal Audit’s Role in Picking up the Pieces

I have written several blog posts on high-profile risk, control, and governance failures over the past few years, from Volkswagen to Toshiba to Wells Fargo. Some […]
June 4, 2018

The Perils for Internal Audit of Donning a “Black Hat”

One of the enduring challenges for internal auditors is how to sustain trusting relationships if they are frequently called upon to assist in investigations of executive […]
May 29, 2018

Defining Moments in an Internal Audit Career

In a few days, I will celebrate a personal milestone. It was August 1975 when I graduated from college and took my first job as an […]
May 21, 2018

Internal Audit Must Connect the Dots, Then Shine the Light

I’m always gratified when one of my blog posts solicits a strong response, whether the reaction agrees with my views or contradicts them. Chambers on the […]
May 14, 2018

​​C-Suite Owes More Than Simple Awareness of Internal Audit Reports

An unfortunate truth about our profession is that risk and control failures can and do happen despite internal audit’s often heroic efforts. This reality is highlighted […]
May 6, 2018

5 Myths That Cloud Awareness About Internal Audit

Once again, we are celebrating International Internal Audit Awareness Month. Awareness is defined as “knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.” From my experience in […]
April 29, 2018

Internal Audit’s Role in Fighting Bribery and Corruption

I recently spent two days in Paris participating and speaking at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) annual Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. Surrounded […]
April 23, 2018

What Will Internal Audit’s Future Leaders Look Like?

It is a safe assumption that every profession will change dramatically the deeper we go into the 21st century. Technological innovations, the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence, […]
April 12, 2018

5 Reasons People Stay in Toxic Cultures

For more than two years, I have been writing about toxic cultures and internal audit’s role in identifying how they can impact organizations’ performance. Examples abound […]
April 9, 2018

Will Outsourced Internal Audit Become the Victim of Its Own Demise?

The unraveling of the United Kingdom’s second-largest builder created a firestorm of controversy over warning signs that were missed or ignored. Few associated with the downfall […]