Chambers on Internal Audit

May 10, 2010

What Would It Take to Make You More Assertive?

This week I am attending the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA) Conference in Sydney, Australia. It is always exciting and richly rewarding to […]
May 3, 2010

Don’t Confuse Independence With Objectivity

I recently attended an internal audit conference outside of North America. One of the keynote speakers delivered a presentation on what he thought was a very […]
April 12, 2010

Things Are Looking Up for Internal Audit

A fe​​w months ago, I noted in this blog that the worst seemed to be behind the internal audit profession. I based that assessment on some very […]
March 24, 2010

Fraud Is Back (on Internal Audit’s Radar)

I first noticed the faint drum beat around internal auditors reengaging on fraud about a year ago. In recent weeks, the drums have become almost deafening. […]
March 3, 2010

Our Potential Is Unlimited: The IIA in Emerging Economies

This week I have had the opportunity to visit Russia for the first time. After three days of meetings with senior government officials and chief audit […]
February 22, 2010

Is This the First Defining Event of the New Decade?

At the end of December, I offered my opinion on the five defining events of the p​ast decade for our profession. These types of lists are often best drawn […]
February 11, 2010

Sometimes Life Takes Us Full Circle

Call me sentimental, but I’ve always found it intriguing when twists of fate take people “full circle,” and reconnect them with an event or a milestone […]
February 8, 2010

Internal Audit Imperatives for the Decade Ahead

In late December, I wrote about the five events that defined the past decade for internal auditors. It is too speculative (and far too early) to predict […]
January 26, 2010

New SEC Proxy Disclosure Rules: What Do They Mean For Internal Auditing?

In the event you missed it, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the adoption of new rules on enhanced proxy disclosures (PDF) December 16, 2009. The […]
January 12, 2010

An “Executive Session” Does Not Mean Every Executive Is Invited!

One of the most significant developments of the internal audit profession in the past decade has been its rise in stature relative to audit committees. A […]