Chambers on Internal Audit

September 14, 2023

A “PESTLE” Analysis: 6 Steps For Identifying Emerging Risks

In a recent blog for AuditBoard, I observed that the world has seemingly entered “a state of persistent crisis, with no sense of how we’ll escape.” […]
September 12, 2023

For Clients, Drive-by Audits Feel Like a “Hit-and-Run”

During a recent lecture on internal audit’s enduring timeliness challenge, I was once again preaching of the dangers of audit engagements that take too long. A […]
September 7, 2023

Are Internal Auditors as Efficient as They Expect Others to Be?

Like many chief audit executives, when I was leading an internal audit function, I periodically found my company facing financial pressures. Inevitably, management and/or the board […]
August 28, 2023

Business Acumen: The Differentiator for Internal Auditors

“I just wish the internal auditors understood the business better!” I can’t count the number of times I have heard this lament from company executives during […]
August 21, 2023

Gaslighting the Internal Auditors Should Never Succeed

The term “gaslighting” has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Its origins date back to a British play later made into a film during […]
August 14, 2023

Sky-high CEO Pay Can Create Significant Risks

There has been a surge in news regarding CEO compensation. Always a topic of intense interest, CEO pay can become especially contentious during periods of economic […]
August 7, 2023

Four Key Risks Dominate the Outlook for the Remainder of 2023

I am often asked for the most common advice I offer to internal auditors seeking to deliver greater value for their organizations. I offer 3 simple […]
August 2, 2023

Professional Resilience Means Never Being Defined by Our Failures

My blogs normally focus on topics of direct interest to internal auditors. However, I often receive notes from readers outside the profession who can relate to […]
July 23, 2023

Internal Auditors Serve the Public Interest – Even When the Public Doesn’t See Their Work

Seven years ago, I had the distinct privilege of joining several IIA colleagues on the podium of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to ring the […]
July 17, 2023

Shout-outs in Audit Reports Can be as Powerful as Findings

I had a conversation recently with several attendees at The IIA’s International Conference about including positive commentary in internal audit reports. Some were in favor of […]