Chambers on Internal Audit

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 […]
September 12, 2016

The Extraordinary Risk of Business Continuity Interruption

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 […]
September 6, 2016

Is Houston Another Place Where Oversight Goes to Die?

In a disappointing, but not surprising move, the Houston Independent School District failed to renew the contract of its chief auditor last week. Richard Patton, whose […]
August 29, 2016

7 Characteristics of the Virtuous Internal Auditor

In a recent blog, I offered 7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins that have the potential to ruin an otherwise bright internal audit career. This week, I’d […]