Chambers on Internal Audit

April 22, 2013

Google Glass: Should Internal Auditors Wear It?

One of the occasional criticisms of internal auditors is that we are not as innovative as some in other professions. There is a grain of truth […]
April 11, 2013

2013: An Exclamation Mark On a Decade of Progress!

A couple of weeks ago, I responded to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) request for input on a proposal that NASDAQ-listed companies have an […]
April 1, 2013

Seven Attributes of the Ethical Internal Audit Leader

Every profession makes ethical behavior a cornerstone of accountability for its members. Internal auditors are no different, and we hold ourselves to a very high standard […]
March 25, 2013

What Do They Think When They Hear We’re Coming?

Auditor: n) from the Anglo-French auditour — listener. Are you a good listener? Funny how “auditor,” a word that started out as something so desirable, has come (for […]
March 18, 2013

Remembering One of the Unsung Heroes of Our Profession

There are times when I look back at the history of our organization and I’m awestruck. Today is one of those days. I reflect with gratitude […]
March 13, 2013

Why Tone Is So Important for Internal Auditors

You’ve heard: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” Well, in internal auditing, I’d say it’s a combination of both. What we say […]
February 25, 2013

When The IIA Flexes Its Global Muscle, It’s Quite Impressive

This week, The IIA is hosting its annual Global Council meeting in Lima, Peru. Global Council is a truly extraordinary forum that enables delegates from IIA […]
February 11, 2013

Five Things Internal Auditing Has Taught Me About Human Nature

As a young internal auditor, I concentrated extensively on learning the technical skills of the profession. I learned early in my career about the importance of […]
January 28, 2013

The U.S. Federal Reserve Sends a Strong Signal on the Value of Internal Auditing

Every now and then, regulatory bodies around the world issue guidance documents that make a profound statement about internal auditing. Last week, the U.S. Federal Reserve […]
January 18, 2013

Conformance With Internal Audit Standards: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

This year marks the 35th anniversary of The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Over the years, the Standards has become recognized as a critical […]