Chambers on Internal Audit

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 […]
April 1, 2019

​Every “Where Was Internal Audit” Moment Presents an Opportunity

One of the constant challenges for internal audit is to overcome being the unwelcome guest at the party. So, it is not a common occurrence when […]
March 24, 2019

10 Emojis That Sum Up An Internal Auditor’s Life

Last week, The IIA successfully hosted its annual Global Council where delegates from more than 80 countries assembled in Japan. While there, I learned that emojis […]
March 11, 2019

​The Journey for Internal Audit Holds Valuable Lessons

We kick off the 2019 General Audit Management (GAM) conference today in Dallas-Fort Worth with more than 1,200 in attendance either in person or through our new livestream […]