Chambers on Internal Audit

January 22, 2018

Without Trust, There Is No Trusted Advisor

In my recent book, Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, I explored what it takes to ascend to the level of trusted advisor in our […]
January 16, 2018

What Should Internal Auditors Do When the Empire Strikes Back?

Let’s be honest. The vast majority of internal audit engagements are positive and constructive. Internal auditors and the clients whose areas of responsibility are being audited […]
January 8, 2018

Jail Time for VW Exec Offers Important Lessons on Risks and Compliance

The seven-year federal prison sentence for former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has weighed on my mind since it was handed down in December. Schmidt led Volkswagen’s […]
January 2, 2018

Five Internal Audit Resolutions for 2018 and Beyond

When a new year dawns, people tend to embrace it with optimism and confidence despite the uncertainty that lies ahead. I don’t know whether this hopeful […]
December 18, 2017

2017 Headlines Reflect Big Challenges, Opportunities for Internal Auditors

The end of the calendar year is customarily a time to reflect on one’s personal and professional accomplishments. It also offers me the opportunity to look […]
December 11, 2017

What My Most-read Blog Posts in 2017 Say About Internal Auditors

Periodically, I am provided statistics about my blog by Internal Auditor magazine, and I was pleased to learn that my posts in 2017 were read more than 100,000 […]
December 4, 2017

Internal Audit Standards: The Only Option Is to Conform

It was more than 40 years ago when the first internal audit standards were introduced. Since that time, the profession has matured immensely, and the proliferation […]
November 27, 2017

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Risks Too Big to Overlook

Regular readers of this blog know its focus is to provide internal audit practitioners insight and advice on doing their jobs and ultimately helping their organizations […]
November 20, 2017

Internal Auditors Need Foresight to Provide Foresight

I frequently observe that the internal audit profession is on a journey — from hindsight to insight to foresight. Following its origins more than a century […]
November 13, 2017

Courage Is Easy When There’s Nothing on the Line

Courage is often discussed as a necessary trait for internal auditors, and over the decades countless practitioners have put their livelihoods on the line to bring […]