Chambers on Internal Audit

June 25, 2014

Are Organizations and the Media Playing “Fast and Loose” With Headlines About “Internal Audits”?

As part of my​ ongoing engagement in social media, I routinely monitor the media for references to stories involving “internal audit.” The past few weeks it […]
June 16, 2014

5 Things Management is Reluctant to Say to Internal Auditors

A few months ago, I wrote about Five Things the Audit Committee Won’t Tell Internal Auditors. Based upon feedback I received from around the world, it appears […]
June 10, 2014

Revenue Recognition: “The Next Big Thing” Is Here. Are You Ready?

Every few years, a game-changing event materializes that generates a significant impact on the internal audit profession. Take, for example, the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 […]
June 3, 2014

10 Characteristics That Weak Internal Audit Leaders Demonstrate

Internal auditors tend to be very good at most managerial tasks. We understand the importance of budgets and schedules, and we believe in developing clear policies […]
May 28, 2014

Whose Risk Is It, Anyway? When Management Says ‘No’ to Internal Audit

One of the most frustrating events in my career was one of the first times an internal audit client firmly and repeatedly said “no” to one […]
May 20, 2014

Walking a Tightrope: When Stakeholder Expectations Don’t Align

One of the features that makes internal auditing so valuable to modern enterprises is that we serve multiple stakeholders, including the board, various levels of management, […]
May 12, 2014

For Internal Auditors, Awareness Begins at Home

Most of us in internal audit leadership roles naturally assume that board members and management fully understand our capabilities and appreciate the value that internal audit […]
May 6, 2014

Should We Try to Keep Everyone in Line?

It seems that internal auditors are increasingly hearing from stakeholders who are concerned about a duplication of efforts between internal audit and other oversight functions within […]
April 29, 2014

Is Internal Audit Losing Value? Not So Fast, My Friend!

I recently spotted the headline “Is Internal Audit Losing Value?” in a respected business journal. It was for an article based on survey results in one […]
April 21, 2014

Managing Perceptions: What Should Internal Auditors Say on the Elevator?

I was recently interviewed about internal auditing by Federal News Radio, an AM and Internet station out of Washington, D.C. That interview was a great opportunity […]