October 22, 2021

​​​​​​​​Five Leadership Lessons Colin Powell Taught Me

Like much of the world, I was deeply saddened by the recent death of former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. He was a man […]
October 11, 2021

One Company – Two Chief Audit Executives: Twice as Effective or Double Trouble?

A recent headline from Reuters caught my eye: “Scandal-hit Credit Suisse names new interim heads of internal audit – memo.” According to Reuters: “Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) […]
September 30, 2021

For Internal Audit Credibility Must be Rooted in Objectivity

In an effort to raise awareness about objectivity, I often pose a series of questions to internal auditors. Have you ever been called upon to direct […]
September 21, 2021

“Risk in Focus” – New Report Focuses on Internal Audit Priorities in 2022 and Beyond

We are approaching the time of year again when many internal audit departments around the world initiate their audit planning process for the upcoming calendar year. […]
September 16, 2021

Why Is Internal Audit Still Assessing Risks Like It’s 1999?

For years I have been writing about the need for internal audit to modernize its approach to risk assessment. I authored a blog in 2018 calling […]
September 7, 2021

Great Internal Auditors Can “Read the Room” (even online)

It didn’t take long for me as a young internal auditor to realize how important it was that meetings with clients go well. Actually, we called […]
August 29, 2021

“When Management Goes Rogue” – How Should Internal Audit Respond?

When it comes to corporate governance, I believe there is one enduring lesson from the past two decades: When boards of directors fail in their oversight […]
August 24, 2021

Four Strategic Risks Internal Audit Faces in the Decade Ahead

Last January, I shared perspectives about a recently released World Economic Forum Report on “The Future of Jobs.” In my blog, I shared that a magazine article […]
August 16, 2021

5 Frequent Sources of Tension Between Management and Internal Audit

In the past year, management and internal audit have stood together in the vast majority of organizations in the face of the unprecedented risks presented by […]
August 8, 2021

Workpaper Retention Presents Internal Audit With Its Own Compliance Risks

I am often surprised by the engagement my social media posts generate by internal auditors around the world. Ours is a profession where benchmarking and networking […]