Chambers on Internal Audit

December 19, 2016

Five Headlines from 2016 With Implications for Internal Audit

​As has become my custom as the year comes to a close, I reflect on the top five headlines or developments that I believe will continue […]
December 12, 2016

The IIA Establishes an Advocacy “Beachhead” in Washington, D.C.

Starting this month, The IIA will have a full-time presence in Washington, D.C., with the hiring of our first director of government relations. This marks the […]
December 5, 2016

Should Internal Auditors Throw a Flag on Company Ethics?

In my previous blog post, I commented on the dangers of assigning human characteristics to organizations. Specifically, I argued that assigning traits to the organization instead […]
November 28, 2016

Can Companies Act Immorally?

A recent Financial Times column asked an intriguing question: Can moral companies do immoral things? The writer cited two U.K. studies that examined, in part, how […]
November 21, 2016

Talent Management Is Critical to Internal Audit’s Success

​​The IIA recently released Global Perspective and Insights — a whitepaper that includes some sobering information regarding how the internal audit profession is addressing emerging risks globally. The […]
November 14, 2016

Corporate Mergers: Internal Audit’s Role in “Happily Ever After”

The challenges associated with mergers and acquisitions are myriad. Yet every year, hundreds of companies across the globe conclude the potential upsides of combining two successful […]
November 4, 2016

Presidential Election Outcome Not Likely to Lessen Risk Uncertainty

The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign will go down as one of the most volatile and strident in the nation’s 240-year history. Despite more than a year […]
October 31, 2016

Whistleblowers Need Protection – Not Cash!

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a conference in October that looked at reforming culture and behavior in the financial services industry. In his […]
October 24, 2016

No Internal Audit? It Could Be Worse

Those who regularly read my blog posts will know that I have been an outspoken critic against publicly traded companies not having internal audit functions. In […]
October 17, 2016

Where Was Internal Audit? Beware Rushing to Judge

There has been no shortage recently of corporate scandals born from ineffective corporate governance, poor risk management, and toxic cultures. In each case, I inevitably hear […]