Chambers on Internal Audit

June 19, 2017

Management vs Internal Audit: 5 Frequent Sources of Tension

In an ideal world, management and internal audit stand together in a common pursuit to strengthen their organization’s risk management, internal controls, and governance processes. For […]
June 12, 2017

Ford’s and GM’s Fortunes Offer Lessons for Internal Audit

American business icons General Motors Corp. (GM) and Ford Motor Co. recently have traveled divergent roads. While GM has seen a resurgence in the past three years, Ford’s weak stock […]
June 5, 2017

Forecasting Risks: Internal Auditors and Approaching Storms

It is a truism among internal auditors that explaining what we do as a profession often leaves the uninformed confused. So, it was a pleasant surprise […]
May 30, 2017

10 Things Not to Say in an Audit Report

I’m taking a short break from my blog, so I’m reposting one of the more popular posts from previous years that remains relevant to today’s internal […]
May 22, 2017

Lessons We Can Learn from Small Audit Departments

Organizations face risks today that are as varied and challenging as ever. Cybersecurity, technology, big data, social and geopolitical dynamics, and other factors are contributing to […]
May 15, 2017

Does Your Organization’s Cyber Culture Make You #Wannaaudit?

It didn’t take long for social media to adopt #wannacry for last week’s massive cyberattack, which hit computer networks in nearly 100 countries from the U.S. […]
May 8, 2017

Are You Pursuing Your Career in Color?

In 2013, I published a blog post that resonated widely with readers. In “Do You Live Your Life in Color?” I reflected on the passing of […]
May 1, 2017

Outsourcing Internal Auditing: Do’s and Dont’s

The majority of publicly listed companies in Malaysia (54 percent) fully outsourced their internal audit functions in 2016, according to a survey conducted by The IIA’s […]
April 24, 2017

Investors Deserve Disclosure on Internal Audit

During a recent visit with U.S. Congressional leaders, I explored support for making disclosure of whether a company has an internal audit function a requirement for being […]
April 17, 2017

United Airlines: A Lesson for Internal Auditors on the Risks of Social Media

The past several weeks will rank among the worst periods ever in which global companies inflicted damage on their brands with clumsy operational, marketing, public relations, […]