Chambers on Internal Audit

May 28, 2014

Whose Risk Is It, Anyway? When Management Says ‘No’ to Internal Audit

One of the most frustrating events in my career was one of the first times an internal audit client firmly and repeatedly said “no” to one […]
May 20, 2014

Walking a Tightrope: When Stakeholder Expectations Don’t Align

One of the features that makes internal auditing so valuable to modern enterprises is that we serve multiple stakeholders, including the board, various levels of management, […]
May 12, 2014

For Internal Auditors, Awareness Begins at Home

Most of us in internal audit leadership roles naturally assume that board members and management fully understand our capabilities and appreciate the value that internal audit […]
May 6, 2014

Should We Try to Keep Everyone in Line?

It seems that internal auditors are increasingly hearing from stakeholders who are concerned about a duplication of efforts between internal audit and other oversight functions within […]
April 29, 2014

Is Internal Audit Losing Value? Not So Fast, My Friend!

I recently spotted the headline “Is Internal Audit Losing Value?” in a respected business journal. It was for an article based on survey results in one […]
April 21, 2014

Managing Perceptions: What Should Internal Auditors Say on the Elevator?

I was recently interviewed about internal auditing by Federal News Radio, an AM and Internet station out of Washington, D.C. That interview was a great opportunity […]
April 14, 2014

5 Risks That Should Be On the Internal Audit Radar – Now!

Generally speaking, I think internal auditors do a good job of assessing risks and developing risk-based audit plans. But there is always a danger that unfamiliar […]
April 7, 2014

Changing Times, Changing Priorities: Are We Passing the Test?

On the surface, opportunities for internal auditors seem to be better than ever, with great prospects for career advancement. We are in a growing field and, […]
March 30, 2014

American Center for Government Auditing: A Platform for Guardians of Public Trust

Government auditors often don’t get the respect they deserve. Not only do they contend with notoriously tight budgets and limited staff, but they also work in […]
March 23, 2014

10 Vital Lessons From the Audit Trail

Over the years, I have sought to use this blog to offer critical imperatives that I believe internal auditors needed to address. Sometimes, these were strategic. […]