Chambers on Internal Audit

October 17, 2022

Don’t Tell Me That!

Things Audit Committees Don’t want to Hear From Internal Audit Over the summer, I authored a blog for AuditBoard on the 20th anniversary of the WorldCom […]
October 11, 2022

New Report Calls External Audit Independence The “Big Lie”

Calls for reform of external audits are nothing new. Proponents around the world are constantly advocating the need for greater independence of the individuals/firms who undertake […]
October 4, 2022

Followup Audits Are a Waste of Time!

There’s a Better Way to Monitor Progress During a recent seminar I was leading in Dubai, the topic of followup audits came up, the frustration in […]
September 26, 2022

Internal Auditors – Beware of Your Own Ethical Lapses

Internal auditors are ethical, right? After all, we see ourselves as “beacons of ethical behavior,” shining a light on the misdeeds of others in our organizations. […]
September 20, 2022

New European IIA Report Offers Internal Auditors an Early Glimpse Into 2023

Each year, internal auditors can draw on a series of reports to augment their perspectives on the risks that are expected to confront their organizations in […]
September 15, 2022

Recession Clouds Are Forming – What Should Internal Audit Do To Get Ready?

Over the past couple of months, fears of a looming recession have percolated around the world, with politicians and pundits in the United States debating whether […]
September 9, 2022

Internal Auditors Know That Smart People Can Do Dumb Things

I recently shared a blog that proved very popular with the profession. Internal Auditors Must Remember: Good People Can Do Bad Things resonated with readers around […]
August 29, 2022

6 Strategies for Generating a “Big Impact” With a Small Internal Audit Staff

In a recent blog post, I shared some statistics that confirmed an inconvenient truth: the typical internal audit department is small – averaging less than 5 […]
August 24, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Sometimes Break The Rules to Ask The “Right Questions”

I recently saw an ad for an internal audit seminar on interview techniques, and it reminded me once again why this is such an important skill […]
August 15, 2022

Internal Auditors Must Remember: Good People Can Do Bad Things

When internal auditors think of fraudulent acts, we tend to associate them with nefarious characters who intentionally set out to do something bad. However, as I […]