Chambers on Internal Audit

November 28, 2016

Can Companies Act Immorally?

A recent Financial Times column asked an intriguing question: Can moral companies do immoral things? The writer cited two U.K. studies that examined, in part, how […]
November 21, 2016

Talent Management Is Critical to Internal Audit’s Success

​​The IIA recently released Global Perspective and Insights — a whitepaper that includes some sobering information regarding how the internal audit profession is addressing emerging risks globally. The […]
November 14, 2016

Corporate Mergers: Internal Audit’s Role in “Happily Ever After”

The challenges associated with mergers and acquisitions are myriad. Yet every year, hundreds of companies across the globe conclude the potential upsides of combining two successful […]
November 4, 2016

Presidential Election Outcome Not Likely to Lessen Risk Uncertainty

The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign will go down as one of the most volatile and strident in the nation’s 240-year history. Despite more than a year […]
October 31, 2016

Whistleblowers Need Protection – Not Cash!

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosted a conference in October that looked at reforming culture and behavior in the financial services industry. In his […]
October 24, 2016

No Internal Audit? It Could Be Worse

Those who regularly read my blog posts will know that I have been an outspoken critic against publicly traded companies not having internal audit functions. In […]
October 17, 2016

Where Was Internal Audit? Beware Rushing to Judge

There has been no shortage recently of corporate scandals born from ineffective corporate governance, poor risk management, and toxic cultures. In each case, I inevitably hear […]
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 […]