Chambers on Internal Audit

July 9, 2023

Is a Crucial Internal Audit Skill in Decline?

For more than a decade, chief audit executives have consistently rated critical thinking as one of the top three skills sought when recruiting internal audit staff. […]
July 5, 2023

Internal Auditors: You Can’t Be a Change Agent if They Don’t Know What You Do

For the last five years, I have been encouraging internal auditors to become more assertive and adept in “telling their story.” Telling our story is simply […]
June 30, 2023

Courageous Internal Auditors Know When to Walk Away

I frequently scan the headlines for articles related to internal audit. Some news reports are encouraging and indicate how the profession is making real progress. Others […]
June 21, 2023

What Does ChatGPT Really Think About Internal Audit?

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world by storm. Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT (an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI) has been used […]
June 19, 2023

Internal Audit Must Provide Assurance on Ethics in the C-suite, Too!

There haven’t been as many recent high profile corporate scandals involving ethical misconduct by corporate executives, but that doesn’t mean the risk has diminished.  As recent […]
June 11, 2023

The Big Myth: Only Accountants Make Good Internal Auditors

I recently shared results of an academic research report that indicated companies seek internal auditors who have accounting, information technology, and business systems knowledge after experiencing […]
June 4, 2023

5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing for a Job in Internal Audit

We’ve all been there. The interview for that job we desperately want has gone well – so far. We feel good about our answers, but then […]
May 31, 2023

New Research: Companies Appreciate Internal Audit More After They Get in Trouble

I am always on the lookout for academic research or thought leadership that reflects different or contrarian points of view on the internal audit profession. So, […]
May 23, 2023

Heads Up Internal Auditors: Emerging AI Compliance Risks Are Genuine

For the past few years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether artificial intelligence (AI) will present risks or opportunities for the internal audit profession. […]
May 15, 2023

Forget What Happened in the Past: Internal Auditors Really Are Here to Help!

It’s Internal Audit Awareness Month, and a good time to revisit one of the age-old challenges for the profession: Why don’t people believe “we are here […]