Internal Audit Trends and Priorities

September 20, 2023

New PwC Report Offers Insights and Optimism for Internal Audit’s Future

There have been plenty of regional and country-level reports on internal audit in recent years, but the well has been pretty dry when it comes to […]
September 7, 2023

Are Internal Auditors as Efficient as They Expect Others to Be?

Like many chief audit executives, when I was leading an internal audit function, I periodically found my company facing financial pressures. Inevitably, management and/or the board […]
August 7, 2023

Four Key Risks Dominate the Outlook for the Remainder of 2023

I am often asked for the most common advice I offer to internal auditors seeking to deliver greater value for their organizations. I offer 3 simple […]
July 9, 2023

Is a Crucial Internal Audit Skill in Decline?

For more than a decade, chief audit executives have consistently rated critical thinking as one of the top three skills sought when recruiting internal audit staff. […]
June 19, 2023

Internal Audit Must Provide Assurance on Ethics in the C-suite, Too!

There haven’t been as many recent high profile corporate scandals involving ethical misconduct by corporate executives, but that doesn’t mean the risk has diminished.  As recent […]
May 23, 2023

Heads Up Internal Auditors: Emerging AI Compliance Risks Are Genuine

For the past few years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether artificial intelligence (AI) will present risks or opportunities for the internal audit profession. […]
March 20, 2023

New Report Reveals Surprising Insights from Internal Audit Executives

Readers of my blogs will know that I often draw attention to new thought leadership on the internal audit profession. I recently highlighted some timely benchmarking […]
March 13, 2023

New IIA Report Is a Timely Benchmarking Resource for Internal Auditors

For 15 consecutive years, The IIA has used its impressive reach to survey internal audit professionals throughout North America. The 2023 North American Pulse of Internal […]
December 8, 2022

Here Comes 2023! What’s Keeping the C-suite Awake?

Each year, there are a handful of survey-based research reports that are highly anticipated for those of us who like to peer toward the risk horizon. […]
December 1, 2022

New Report: 2023 Will Likely Present More Challenges Than Internal Auditors Think

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 […]