Chambers on Internal Audit

April 18, 2011

Better Never Than Late

The iconic Larry Sawyer once observed that “few sources of friction within the audit department exceed that caused by the process of report writing.” Sawyer went on to […]
April 18, 2011

Better Never Than Late

​​The iconic Larry Sawyer once observed that “few sources of friction within the audit department exceed that caused by the process of report writing.” Sawyer went on to […]
March 28, 2011

You Don’t Have to be a Clown to Audit the Circus

Over the past two years, I have heard executives complaining ​with increasing frequency that “internal auditors just don’t understand the business.” My sense is that some […]
March 7, 2011

Stakeholder Expectations: How Do You Assess Them?

In my last blog entry, I explored the concept of internal auditing’s stakeholders and who I thought they were. I identified the primary stakeholders of a typical […]
February 9, 2011

So, Who Are Internal Audit’s Stakeholders?

In my last blog entry, I cited some emerging challenges and identified five key priorities that chief audit executives (CAEs) should be pursuing as 2011 gets underway: […]
January 14, 2011

Enough Celebrating – It’s Time to Fill the Glass

The past three years have been both remarkable and challenging for internal auditors. We have demonstrated remarkable agility in swiftly refocusing our efforts to address emerging […]
December 15, 2010

Looking Ahead to 2011: What Does It Hold for Internal Auditing?

It is that time of year again when bloggers have to choose whether to look back or look ahead. Looking back is much less risky. After […]
October 29, 2010

ISACA and The IIA Sign MOU

In September, we announced the results of a meeting held at the ISACA International Headquarters office between the senior management staff of ISACA and The IIA. […]
October 22, 2010

On the Profession in Europe

As you may have noted, my blog has been silent for the past two weeks. This is not because I didn’t have anything to say. Instead, […]
September 27, 2010

With the Recession Officially “Over” – How Has Internal Auditing Fared?

I am sure you were as relieved as I was to learn the recession in the Un​ited States officially ended in June 2009. If we had only […]