Chambers on Internal Audit

October 3, 2016

An Open Letter to Newly Appointed Audit Committee Members

To: The newly appointed audit committee member From: IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers Re: Preparing for your pending role on the audit committee Congratulations […]
September 26, 2016

Does the Cost of Courage Have to be Unemployment?

During a recent wide-ranging interview with a well-known editor of a global business journal, the issue of CAEs dealing with unethical corporate behavior came up. Part […]
September 19, 2016

Internal Audit as Trusted Advisor: Do Women Hold the Key?

There are few things that capture the public’s attention faster than widespread flight delays. Ask Delta Air Lines and British Airways. This summer the two venerable […]
September 12, 2016

The Extraordinary Risk of Business Continuity Interruption

There are few things that capture the public’s attention faster than widespread flight delays. Ask Delta Air Lines and British Airways. This summer the two venerable […]
September 6, 2016

Is Houston Another Place Where Oversight Goes to Die?

In a disappointing, but not surprising move, the Houston Independent School District failed to renew the contract of its chief auditor last week. Richard Patton, whose […]
August 29, 2016

7 Characteristics of the Virtuous Internal Auditor

In a recent blog, I offered 7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins that have the potential to ruin an otherwise bright internal audit career. This week, I’d […]
August 22, 2016

Baylor Scandal Offers Lessons on Governance and Culture

A situation is playing out in Houston that should interest anyone who is part of or follows the internal audit profession. Its repercussions are far reaching […]
August 15, 2016

When Internal Audit Finds Itself at the Plaintiff’s Table

A situation is playing out in Houston that should interest anyone who is part of or follows the internal audit profession. Its repercussions are far reaching […]
August 8, 2016

If Strategy Is Culture’s Breakfast, Then Governance, Risk, and Controls Are Its Appetizers

The focus on culture and its impact on the organization is increasingly on the radars of regulators and investors. A series of spectacular scandals involving well-known […]
August 1, 2016

7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins

The vast majority of my blogs are focused on the strategies and practices that internal auditors can deploy to generate value and succeed as professionals. However, […]