Chambers on Internal Audit

August 6, 2014

Tact and the Art of Bringing About Positive Change

“Thank you for meeting with us today. As you know, we have already found quite a few things wrong in your department.” One of the first […]
July 31, 2014

Auditing at the Speed of Risk!

Well into the 21st century, businesses worldwide are focusing more and more on managing risks, be they internal or external, financial, operational, strategic, involve technology or regulations, […]
July 29, 2014

Auditing the Organizational Culture: A New Frontier for Internal Audit

When I think about how the role of internal auditing is evolving, I am struck by the diversity of issues we address. Internal auditors deal with […]
July 21, 2014

Creating Awareness With Internal Audit’s Stakeholders: Sometimes It Takes “Marketing”

At The IIA’s recent International Conference in London, I heard a colleague mention that he absolutely hated explaining internal auditing to non-auditors. “When I have to […]
July 15, 2014

The Dangers to Internal Audit of Donning a “Black Hat”

As if we don’t have a tough enough time clarifying to stakeholders what exactly we bring to the table, I am seeing an increasing number of […]
July 3, 2014

5 Sure Signs You Are Well-suited For a Career in Internal Auditing

Job growth for auditors is projected to outpace overall employment gains over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That makes internal […]
June 25, 2014

Are Organizations and the Media Playing “Fast and Loose” With Headlines About “Internal Audits”?

As part of my​ ongoing engagement in social media, I routinely monitor the media for references to stories involving “internal audit.” The past few weeks it […]
June 16, 2014

5 Things Management is Reluctant to Say to Internal Auditors

A few months ago, I wrote about Five Things the Audit Committee Won’t Tell Internal Auditors. Based upon feedback I received from around the world, it appears […]
June 10, 2014

Revenue Recognition: “The Next Big Thing” Is Here. Are You Ready?

Every few years, a game-changing event materializes that generates a significant impact on the internal audit profession. Take, for example, the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 […]
June 3, 2014

10 Characteristics That Weak Internal Audit Leaders Demonstrate

Internal auditors tend to be very good at most managerial tasks. We understand the importance of budgets and schedules, and we believe in developing clear policies […]