Chambers on Internal Audit

July 11, 2022

Internal Audit and the Endangered Art of Tact and Diplomacy​​

We are living in a world where frustration and confrontation borne out of resentment, mistrust and anger have become commonplace. It feels like the days are […]
July 5, 2022

Winning Over Skeptical Internal Audit Clients: 5 Strategies To Remember

In my recent blogs, I have been focusing on the basics of effective client service by internal auditors. I even wrote an article for AuditBoard on […]
June 30, 2022

Courageous Internal Auditors Don’t Wait For a Choir

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the internal audit at WorldCom that shined the light on a $3.8 billion financial reporting fraud. My recent article […]
June 28, 2022

The First Half of 2022 Has Been Risk-Induced Bedlam

When a new year dawned almost 6 months ago, the world had every right to expect calmer seas ahead. After all, we had collectively lived through […]
June 22, 2022

Everybody Loves a Government Watchdog … Until It Barks

It’s not clear when the label of watchdog was first attached to government auditors, but it has become a frequently used term for these hard-working public […]
June 13, 2022

IS A GENERATION GAP FUELING AN INTERNAL AUDIT TALENT CRISIS?

The “great resignation,” coupled with a surging global economy and resulting labor shortage, is frustrating HR and management leaders in virtually every industry and profession. Internal […]
June 6, 2022

5 STRATEGIES FOR MORE TIMELY INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS

Lawrence Sawyer, one of the “fathers” of modern internal auditing once observed that, “Few sources of friction within the auditing department exceed that caused by the […]
May 31, 2022

NEW ACFE FRAUD REPORT IS AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS

I have been a proud member of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for more than 25-years. The organization is known and respected around the […]
May 23, 2022

INTERNAL AUDITORS MUST BE CREDIBLE BEFORE THEY CAN BE INCREDIBLE!

As a young internal auditor, nothing was more frustrating to me than presenting a great internal audit recommendation or new idea to an audit client (or […]
May 16, 2022

THE STAGGERING TOLL OF COVID RELIEF FRAUD: WHERE WERE THE THREE LINES?

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world were working feverishly to appropriate relief funds to mitigate the pain and suffering of their […]