Internal Audit Resources

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 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 […]
August 10, 2022

You Don’t Have to Be a Clown to Audit the Circus

My friend and fellow blogger Norman Marks reminded us recently of an enduring challenge that many internal auditors face. In a blog post titled “You Can’t […]
August 7, 2022

The Big-Impact Audit: It’s About More Than Money!

In a recent blog post, I explored the reality that most internal audit departments are actually small, with a staff of five or fewer full-time auditors. […]
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 […]
May 16, 2022


At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world were working feverishly to appropriate relief funds to mitigate the pain and suffering of their […]
May 2, 2022

Internal Auditors: When It Comes to Your Career, Write Your Own Story!

Back before the pandemic, I had the opportunity to address a graduate internal audit class at my alma mater, Georgia State University (GSU). My message to […]
April 11, 2022

Drive-by Auditing: 5 Signs of a “Hit-and-Run”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The IIA’s adoption of risk-based audit standards. I chaired The IIA’s Internal Audit Standards Board at the time, and […]
March 7, 2022

5 Signs Your Last Internal Audit Made a Big Impact!

It is no secret that I consider internal auditing one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. I make no apology for being a champion […]
February 3, 2022

To Live a Life in Color, You May Have to Change Channels

Earlier this week, the legendary American pro football quarterback, Tom Brady, announced his retirement. That was big news because, at 44 years old, Brady was considered […]