Chambers on Internal Audit

February 20, 2023

The Perils of Internal Audit as ’Corporate Police’

I recently saw a LinkedIn post with a compelling photograph of a smiling police officer and the caption, “Internal Auditors Are Not the Organization’s Police Force.” […]
February 13, 2023

When an Internal Audit Client Shows You Who They Are – Believe Them!

Famed American poet Maya Angelou once observed: “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” I have always found that to be […]
February 6, 2023

​​​​‘Good Internal Auditors Ain’t Cheap’ and ‘Cheap Internal Auditors Ain’t (Always) Good’

OK, I know, my headline isn’t grammatically correct. But in full transparency, I repurposed the phrase from Norman Keith Collins, known popularly as Sailor Jerry,a prominent […]
January 31, 2023

Recent Advice on Hiring Internal Auditor’s You Can ‘Trust’ Is Misdirected

I frequently peruse various news feeds for articles on internal audit. Some of those written by non-internal auditors are quite good. Some are quite bad. And […]
January 24, 2023

Do Performance Bonuses Impair Internal Auditors’ Independence and Objectivity?

Internal audit functions are essential to effective risk management, control and governance. And vital to that effectiveness is independence of the function and objectivity of its […]
January 16, 2023

Are Internal Auditors to Blame When Boards Are in the Dark?

Over the years, I have spoken to countless board members about their roles and expectations for internal auditors. Most are complimentary of the internal auditors in […]
January 9, 2023

Follow the Leaders in 2023

In my last blog of 2022, I recognized 12 outstanding thought leaders from around the world as A Dozen Who Made a Difference over the past […]
January 2, 2023

Six Tips for Internal Auditors When Delivering “Bad News”

In a recent blog, I observed that in many companies management and boards do not welcome – or even permit critical scrutiny by internal auditors. Fortunately, […]
December 28, 2022

A Dozen Who Made a Difference:

2022 Internal Audit Beacon Awards ​In 2019, I shared a list of the internal audit thought leaders of the decade. The list alerted internal auditors around […]
December 23, 2022

A Bad Month for Internal Audit Just Got a Little Better

Earlier this week, I posted a blog about recent fines levied against two former Wells Fargo internal auditors. The blog was a call to action for […]