Chambers on Internal Audit

April 27, 2021

Should Internal Audit Change its Name?

Over the four decades that I have been part of the internal audit profession, I have been struck by how often I have heard the refrain […]
April 18, 2021

Internal Auditors Can’t be Change Agents if They’re Secret Agents

For almost two years, I have been encouraging internal auditors to become more assertive and adept in “telling their story.” Telling our story is simply another […]
April 11, 2021

Six Questions Boards (and Internal Audit) Should Ask About Cybersecurity

For more than a decade, cyber-related risks have been at or near the top of all risks faced by organizations around the world. Too often, cybersecurity […]
April 5, 2021

Five Goals for My Next Chapter on The Audit Trail

As the old saying goes, “when one chapter closes, another one opens.” For me, I recently closed the longest and most extraordinary chapter in my career […]
March 28, 2021

My 500th Blog Post: Final Reflections from The IIA

When I assumed the role of President and CEO of The IIA on Jan. 5, 2009, little did I know that I was embarking on what […]
March 22, 2021

​How Agents of Change Can Shape Internal Audit’s Future

As most of my readers are aware, I will be stepping down as president and CEO of The IIA in a few days. While I am […]
March 17, 2021

When You Spot Fraud, Don’t Break the Eggs

The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing are clear: Internal auditors must possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to carry out their responsibilities. Some […]
March 15, 2021

2021 Pulse of Internal Audit: We Are All in the Same Storm, But Not the Same Boat

​It is hard to believe COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now. Few could have imagined the depth to which it would […]
March 8, 2021

U.S. SEC: Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks Better Be on Your Radar

Organizations are under increasing pressure from shareholders, regulators, and other key stakeholders to report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The movement to accurately measure […]
March 1, 2021

​U.S. Navy Wants to Throw 70% of Its Internal Auditors Overboard

The courageous men and women who risk their lives for our national defense also face dangers from volatile risks, such as cyberattacks and the COVID-19 pandemic. […]