Chambers on Internal Audit

May 1, 2013

Five Probing Questions the Audit Committee Should Be Asking the CAE

No relationship for a chief audit executive (CAE) has been transformed more over the past decade than that with the audit committee. According to The IIA’s 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 […]