Chambers on Internal Audit

August 1, 2022

An Inconvenient Truth: Most Internal Audit Departments Are Small

When I first became a CAE almost 30 years ago, I inherited an internal audit department with very limited resources, especially considering the size of the […]
July 25, 2022

Are Internal Auditors Influenced by ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​’Beauty Bias?’

Shortly after I became a chief audit executive, a member of my team identified a fraud in the organization. We all knew the suspect, and there […]
July 19, 2022

New AuditBoard Report Offers Rare Glimpse Into Internal Audit Mid-year Progress and Priorities

Regular readers of my blogs will know that I frequently share highlights from new research or thought leadership that sheds light on the trends and outlook […]
July 11, 2022

Internal Audit and the Endangered Art of Tact and Diplomacy​​

We are living in a world where frustration and confrontation borne out of resentment, mistrust and anger have become commonplace. It feels like the days are […]
July 5, 2022

Winning Over Skeptical Internal Audit Clients: 5 Strategies To Remember

In my recent blogs, I have been focusing on the basics of effective client service by internal auditors. I even wrote an article for AuditBoard on […]
June 30, 2022

Courageous Internal Auditors Don’t Wait For a Choir

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the internal audit at WorldCom that shined the light on a $3.8 billion financial reporting fraud. My recent article […]
June 28, 2022

The First Half of 2022 Has Been Risk-Induced Bedlam

When a new year dawned almost 6 months ago, the world had every right to expect calmer seas ahead. After all, we had collectively lived through […]
June 22, 2022

Everybody Loves a Government Watchdog … Until It Barks

It’s not clear when the label of watchdog was first attached to government auditors, but it has become a frequently used term for these hard-working public […]
June 13, 2022


The “great resignation,” coupled with a surging global economy and resulting labor shortage, is frustrating HR and management leaders in virtually every industry and profession. Internal […]
June 6, 2022


Lawrence Sawyer, one of the “fathers” of modern internal auditing once observed that, “Few sources of friction within the auditing department exceed that caused by the […]