Chambers on Internal Audit

April 3, 2012

Five Dilemmas Every Internal Auditor Will Face

As I have commented on numerous occasions, internal auditing can be a rewarding profession for those who enjoy making a difference in their organization. However, as […]
March 26, 2012

When the Finger Points at Us

Recent media coverage has focused on prosecutors who are scrutinizing a draft internal audit report from a globally recognized company in an attempt to determine whether […]
February 6, 2012

Five Proven Strategies for More Timely Audit Reports

In his iconic book Sawyer’s Internal Auditing: The Practice of Modern Internal Auditing, author Lawrence Sawyer observes that, “Few sources of friction within the auditing department exceed […]
January 17, 2012

Setting the Record Straight: The Real Internal Auditors at Olympus Have Not Been Implicated

Like everyone else, I have been following the Olympus financial scandal with great interest. My ears perked up with the first mention in the Western media […]
December 29, 2011

Five Defining Events for The IIA in 2011

It is hard to believe that another year is coming to a close and we are preparing to ring in 2012!  I always find this time […]
December 5, 2011

Five Things Not to Say During an Internal Audit Entrance Conference

If you have been in internal auditing for a few years, you’ve probably seen it happen. When you start your entrance conference, everything is going smoothly. […]
November 17, 2011

Five Signals That Your Last Internal Audit Hit a Home Run

I think internal auditing can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. But let’s face it — no matter how good you are […]
November 9, 2011

Should Internal Audit Be More Transparent?

I talk to quite a few members of the press in my travels for The Institute, and most of the time the questions are fairly similar. […]
October 27, 2011

Chief Audit Executives Have Never Been Stronger!

Let’s cut to the chase! The past decade has seen a rise in stature of the internal audit profession that is unparalleled in its history. Leading […]
October 21, 2011

Ten Things Not to Say in an Internal Audit Report

I’ll never forget my seventh-grade English teacher telling us, “It’s not what you say but how you say it that counts.” Obviously she was exaggerating, but […]