Chambers on Internal Audit

February 1, 2016

Risk, No Action” Doesn’t Justify “Risk, No Audit”

A recently released EisnerAmper report, Concerns About Risks Confronting Boards – 2015 Survey, includes an interesting warning the authors describe as “risk, no action.” The report […]
January 25, 2016

What 2015’s Top 10 Blogs Tell Us About Internal Audit

I have written many times in this blog of the challenges and opportunities that a dynamic and fast-paced global marketplace creates for organizations and the internal […]
January 18, 2016

Has VW Put Its Transparency Efforts in Reverse?

When is an apology really an apology? When is contrition a reflection of true regret? When is a pledge for transparency more than just a hollow […]
January 11, 2016

Internal Audit: More Than Brakes, It’s Part of the Navigation System

I am always on the lookout for clever ways to describe internal audit’s role in an organization. Elevator speeches are fine when you have 60 seconds […]
January 4, 2016

Five Resolutions for Every Internal Auditor’s List in 2016

New Year’s resolutions typically are made in the midst of good feelings surrounding the holidays as we look back at the past year’s accomplishments. That’s what […]
December 21, 2015

Five 2015 Headlines That Had High Implications for Internal Auditing

It has become my habit to make the final blog of the year a look back at the top five stories that will likely have a […]
December 15, 2015

Getting at the Truth: Companies Such as VW Discover Internal Audit’s Credibility

The saga of Volkswagen’s auto emissions scandal has been well-chronicled in recent months. Company engineers installed software in the engines of 500,000 U.S. vehicles and 11 […]
December 7, 2015

Looking Back We Should Have Looked Ahead

As I have often commented, the internal audit profession in its early years was focused extensively on the past. Strong internal auditors were the ones with […]
November 30, 2015

Managing Internal Audit’s Reputational Risk

As internal auditors, it’s quite natural to assess and advise our organizations on effective risk management. With greater frequency, we provide assurance to management and the […]
November 16, 2015

Undermining Internal Audit With Low CAE Pay Is No Accident

In a recent conversation, a seasoned CAE recruiter shared his frustration that a number of high-profile companies are offering below-market salaries for their CAE positions. I […]