Chambers on Internal Audit

February 20, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Draw a Line Between Skepticism and Suspicion

I have always enjoyed working with new internal auditors, in part because they so often see the world in black and white. “Should we do an […]
February 16, 2022

When Friction Erupts: 5 Ways Internal Auditors Can Mend Broken Fences

My recent blog, “Five Things Not to Say When You Are Starting an Internal Audit,” was far and away the most popular I have written in […]
February 7, 2022

Five Things Not to Say When You’re Starting an Internal Audit

I was recently speaking with an old colleague who is now chief audit executive of an American company. She was lamenting how “testy” management seems to […]
February 3, 2022

To Live a Life in Color, You May Have to Change Channels

Earlier this week, the legendary American pro football quarterback, Tom Brady, announced his retirement. That was big news because, at 44 years old, Brady was considered […]
January 24, 2022

Beware! Internal Auditors’ Assets Can Become Their Liabilities

In a recent blog, I shared my thoughts on ​whether internal audit should be a career path or a career stepping stone for modern practitioners. The […]
January 18, 2022

Internal Auditing: Career Path or Steppingstone?

The “great resignation” is upon us. Recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that more than 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in November. […]
January 10, 2022

Inflation is Back! What Should Internal Auditors Do Now?

When I joined the internal audit profession in 1975, the U.S. rate of inflation averaged more than 9 percent. After a slight decrease over the next […]
December 27, 2021

Internal Audit Isn’t the Brakes, It’s Part of the Navigation System

I have always been on the lookout for clever ways to describe internal audit’s role in an organization. Elevator speeches are fine when you have 60 […]
December 19, 2021

A Dozen Who Made a Difference

The 2021 Internal Audit Beacon Awards In 2019, I shared a list of the internal audit thought leaders of the decade. The list alerted internal auditors […]
December 13, 2021

What My 10 Most-read Blog Posts of 2021 Say About Internal Auditors

Each year about this time, I reflect back on the year and the blogs I have written. Having authored more than 530 blog posts over the […]