Chambers on Internal Audit

July 6, 2015

Internal Audit’s Imperatives – Relevance, Reliability, and Reinvestment

This week The IIA will host its 74th International Conference in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Over the next few days, The IIA will be unveiling several important […]
June 29, 2015

Internal Audit Should Never “Belong” to the CFO

One of the most revealing statistics to come out of a recent IIA Audit Executive Center survey is the fact that internal audit functions that work […]
June 22, 2015

Internal Audit’s Role in the Too-big-to-fail Debate

The July 1 deadline for some of the United States’ largest banking institutions to submit “living wills” for review is looming, and there will be a […]
June 15, 2015

No Internal Audit Function? Investors Beware!

According to a recent Gallup Poll, about 55 percent of Americans report they invest in the stock market, which is consistent with historical trends. The statistics […]
June 8, 2015

Everybody Loves a Watchdog … Until It Barks

It’s not clear when the label of watchdog was first attached to the U.S. federal Inspectors General, but it has become a welcomed term for these hard-working […]
June 1, 2015

The FIFA Scandal: Five Lessons for Internal Audit

The global soccer community was rocked this past week when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges and arrests for “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption […]
May 31, 2015

EHS and Internal Auditors: A Natural Coalition in the Battle for Risk Management

Last week, The IIA received some exciting news! The merger of The Institute of Internal Auditors with the leading environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional organization, […]
May 18, 2015

Internal Audit’s Work With General Counsel Doesn’t Have to Be a “Privilege”

In my previous post, I discussed some potential challenges that can strain relationships between CAEs and their organizations’ general counsels. In it, I included five principles […]
May 11, 2015

For Internal Audit — Is the General Counsel Friend or Foe?

When I first became a CAE, it didn’t take me long to realize that the relationship with my organization’s chief legal officer (general counsel) was going […]
May 4, 2015

​​Enduring Awareness of Internal Audit’s Value Takes More Than a Month

It is May again, and that means International Internal Audit Awareness Month is upon us. The IIA, along with its North American chapters and more than […]