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August 15, 2016

When Internal Audit Finds Itself at the Plaintiff’s Table

A situation is playing out in Houston that should interest anyone who is part of or follows the internal audit profession. Its repercussions are far reaching […]
August 8, 2016

If Strategy Is Culture’s Breakfast, Then Governance, Risk, and Controls Are Its Appetizers

The focus on culture and its impact on the organization is increasingly on the radars of regulators and investors. A series of spectacular scandals involving well-known […]
August 1, 2016

7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins

The vast majority of my blogs are focused on the strategies and practices that internal auditors can deploy to generate value and succeed as professionals. However, […]
July 25, 2016

Short-term CAE’s Can Create Long-term Risks

The recently completed IIA International Conference in New York brought together more than 2,500 internal audit practitioners to share knowledge, network professionally, strengthen old friendships, and create […]
July 18, 2016

Can Internal Audit be the Canary in the Coal Mine?

A recent blog I read raised serious questions about the health of a well-known online enterprise. The thrust of the article was that the enterprise had […]
July 11, 2016

5 Global Trends in Internal Auditing

In a blog last January, I shared​ “5 Resolutions for Every Internal Auditor in 2016.” At the outset of the year, I urged members of the profession […]
July 5, 2016

An “Opening Bell” for Internal Audit

I recently had the distinct privilege of joining several IIA volunteers, including former IIA Global Chairman Denny Beran, on the podium of the New York Stock […]
June 27, 2016

Fraud Risk Hasn’t Reemerged – It Never Went Away

The father of modern internal auditing, Larry Sawyer, once observed: “Employee and management fraud is a poisonous weed that flourishes in a permissive climate where the […]
June 20, 2016

Does Scandal Raise Awareness About Internal Audit’s Value?

Two investor groups issued recommendations last week urging rejection of the upcoming vote of confidence in VW’s management board. The messages from investor advisory groups PIRC and […]
June 14, 2016

Forensic Examination May Explain Why You Aren’t a Trusted Advisor

I know from experience how frustrating it can be as a chief audit executive (CAE) or member of the internal audit staff when management does not […]