Chambers on Internal Audit

October 13, 2011

Internal Auditors: Let’s Practice What We Preach

There will be no false modesty in today’s blog. Let’s admit it: At most organizations, internal auditors are the unparalleled experts at internal controls. We work […]
October 3, 2011

How Many Auditors Did It Take Last Year?

When I hear jokes about internal auditors, usually I can just laugh and blow it off. After all, there are plenty of jokes about doctors and lawyers […]
September 8, 2011

Generating a Big Impact With a Small Audit Staff – Part II

In my last blog post I discussed how often CAEs of small audit shops lament about the challenges of working with limited resources, and I expanded on three […]
September 6, 2011

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I had an incredible experience today while preparing to unveil The IIA’s new Hall of Presidents. I was reflecting on the contributions made by The Institute’s […]
September 2, 2011

Generating a Big Impact With a Small Audit Staff – Part I

I often hear chief audit executives (CAEs) of small audit shops lament about the challenges of working with limited resources. In a way, I can sympathize. […]
August 18, 2011

Beyond Cost Savings: Defining the Big-impact Audit

Whether it’s in internal auditing or in life in general, we all aspire to make a difference. We want that feeling of accomplishment that comes with […]
July 28, 2011

The Hunger for Risk Appetite

There is no doubt that when it comes to risk, the internal audit profession is maturing. A few years ago, annual risk assessments were considered a […]
June 25, 2011

Drawing the Line: From Professional Skepticism to Suspicion

I enjoy working with new auditors, in part because they so often see the world in terms of clear black-and-white issues. “Should we do an audit?” […]
June 6, 2011

As Governments Teeter Financially – Government Auditors Can Help

The global financial crisis has played out over the past two years like a “slow motion” train wreck. Following the spectacular implosions of iconic financial services […]
May 20, 2011

Crisis Management: The Inevitability of the Unlikely

Mary Poppins had it right: Impossible things are happening every day. Or at the least, extremely improbable things are happening all around us. In these uncertain […]