Internal Auditing Reputation

August 28, 2023

Business Acumen: The Differentiator for Internal Auditors

“I just wish the internal auditors understood the business better!” I can’t count the number of times I have heard this lament from company executives during […]
July 23, 2023

Internal Auditors Serve the Public Interest – Even When the Public Doesn’t See Their Work

Seven years ago, I had the distinct privilege of joining several IIA colleagues on the podium of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to ring the […]
July 5, 2023

Internal Auditors: You Can’t Be a Change Agent if They Don’t Know What You Do

For the last five years, I have been encouraging internal auditors to become more assertive and adept in “telling their story.” Telling our story is simply […]
June 21, 2023

What Does ChatGPT Really Think About Internal Audit?

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world by storm. Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT (an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI) has been used […]
May 8, 2023

Did Banking Regulators Just Throw Internal Audit Under the Bus?

When Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) closed its doors in early March, I joined many in wondering what kind of risk and control environment the bank had. […]
May 1, 2023


If it’s May, it must be Internal Audit Awareness Month. This is when internal audit leaders and advocates around the world turn up the collective volume […]
February 20, 2023

The Perils of Internal Audit as ’Corporate Police’

I recently saw a LinkedIn post with a compelling photograph of a smiling police officer and the caption, “Internal Auditors Are Not the Organization’s Police Force.” […]
December 19, 2022

Fines Against Internal Auditors Raise Serious Questions

With greater scrutiny should come greater protections Not much surprises me these days, but recent actions by an administrative law judge for the U.S. Office of […]
October 31, 2022

Internal Auditors: Put Away Your Radar Guns (and focus on traffic safety)

As my faithful blog readers know, I like use analogies to make a point to members of the internal audit profession. Over the years, I have […]
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 […]