April 5, 2021

Five Goals for My Next Chapter on The Audit Trail

As the old saying goes, “when one chapter closes, another one opens.” For me, I recently closed the longest and most extraordinary chapter in my career […]
March 28, 2021

My 500th Blog Post: Final Reflections from The IIA

When I assumed the role of President and CEO of The IIA on Jan. 5, 2009, little did I know that I was embarking on what […]
March 22, 2021

​How Agents of Change Can Shape Internal Audit’s Future

As most of my readers are aware, I will be stepping down as president and CEO of The IIA in a few days. While I am […]
March 15, 2021

2021 Pulse of Internal Audit: We Are All in the Same Storm, But Not the Same Boat

​It is hard to believe COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now. Few could have imagined the depth to which it would […]
March 8, 2021

U.S. SEC: Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks Better Be on Your Radar

Organizations are under increasing pressure from shareholders, regulators, and other key stakeholders to report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The movement to accurately measure […]
March 1, 2021

​U.S. Navy Wants to Throw 70% of Its Internal Auditors Overboard

The courageous men and women who risk their lives for our national defense also face dangers from volatile risks, such as cyberattacks and the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
February 21, 2021

Why Do They Think Internal Auditors Are Looking for Problems?

Last week, the globally popular business comic strip “Dilbert” took on management’s perception of/reaction to internal auditors. Like all Dilbert strips, there is enough truth in […]
February 15, 2021

It’s Hard for Internal Auditors to “Follow the Risks” When There Is No Consensus

One of the persistent challenges internal auditors face is finding alignment with stakeholders on the risks that most threaten their organizations. For many years, I have […]
February 7, 2021

How Do You Answer, “What Do Internal Auditors Do?”

Shortly before the onset of the pandemic, my wife and I moved to a different part of Florida. Living in a new community can be rewarding […]
January 31, 2021

I Still Believe Internal Audit Shouldn’t Report to the CFO

​Readers of my blog know there are a few things I have harped on over the years. One of them is what I consider to be […]