Chambers on Internal Audit

October 2, 2013

Sometimes Failures Can Be the Keys to Success

You can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way they respond to a setback. I often comment in this blog on best practices […]
September 22, 2013

Should Internal Auditors Participate in the Evaluation of External Auditors?

In my recent blog on the uptrend in compliance audits, I wrote that internal audit should be risk-centric, meaning that our focus as auditors should evolve […]
September 16, 2013

The Amazing Growth of Internal Audit in Africa

In my role as the Global CEO of The IIA, I have the great privilege of traveling and meeting people in different sectors and industries from […]
September 9, 2013

The Compliance Audit Phenomenon: It Is All About Being Risk-centric

As I have commented often in this blog, one of the remarkable attributes of our profession has been our ability to adapt our coverage to address […]
September 3, 2013

Risky Business: Are You Following the Right Risks?

The guidance I provide most often to internal auditors is to “follow the risk.” It’s easy for internal auditors to go through our own process of […]
August 19, 2013

The Inevitable Challenge of Mending Broken Fences

Anyone who has spent much time as an internal auditor has inevitably generated audit results that created friction or tension with those whose areas of responsibility […]
August 5, 2013

Past Performance or Future Potential: Why Is Internal Audit on Regulators’ Radar?

With attention comes attention. Internal audit has been looking to elevate its “seat at the table” for as long as I can recall. And, in 2013, […]
July 29, 2013

Yes, CPAs and CAs Can Be Internal Auditors, Too!

One of the things I enjoy most about social media is its ability to stimulate passionate and seemingly endless debates over the most insignificant topics. For […]
July 22, 2013

Are You Auditing Up the Wrong Tree?

One of the most important things internal auditors can do to meet stakeholder expectations is to ensure internal audit priorities align with those of the board […]
July 11, 2013

Risk Management in Government: An Oxymoron?

Recent risk-management failures in Washington, D.C., have reflected what happens when an organization with so many risks associated with the achievement of its mission fails to […]