Chambers on Internal Audit

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 […]
December 22, 2009

Five Events That Defined the Decade for Internal Auditors

As the decade comes to a close, the media seems to be awash with re​ports ​reflecting o​​n milestones of the 2000s. Some have focused on the top […]
December 9, 2009

Fraud Risks Are Once Again on the Rise

Throughout my career of more than 30 years as an internal auditor, I’ve seen several recessions come and go, and the impacts on the internal audit profession have […]
November 5, 2009

It’s Time to Move Beyond the Finger-pointing … and Start Identifying Solutions

One of the most predictable consequences of corporate financial failures is the inevitable finger-pointing that follows. There was plenty of finger-pointing following the Enron, WorldCom, and […]