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

IS A GENERATION GAP FUELING AN INTERNAL AUDIT TALENT CRISIS?

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

5 STRATEGIES FOR MORE TIMELY INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS

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 […]