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January 11, 2016

Internal Audit: More Than Brakes, It’s Part of the Navigation System

I am always on the lookout for clever ways to describe internal audit’s role in an organization. Elevator speeches are fine when you have 60 seconds […]
January 4, 2016

Five Resolutions for Every Internal Auditor’s List in 2016

New Year’s resolutions typically are made in the midst of good feelings surrounding the holidays as we look back at the past year’s accomplishments. That’s what […]
December 21, 2015

Five 2015 Headlines That Had High Implications for Internal Auditing

It has become my habit to make the final blog of the year a look back at the top five stories that will likely have a […]
December 15, 2015

Getting at the Truth: Companies Such as VW Discover Internal Audit’s Credibility

The saga of Volkswagen’s auto emissions scandal has been well-chronicled in recent months. Company engineers installed software in the engines of 500,000 U.S. vehicles and 11 […]
December 7, 2015

Looking Back We Should Have Looked Ahead

As I have often commented, the internal audit profession in its early years was focused extensively on the past. Strong internal auditors were the ones with […]
November 30, 2015

Managing Internal Audit’s Reputational Risk

As internal auditors, it’s quite natural to assess and advise our organizations on effective risk management. With greater frequency, we provide assurance to management and the […]
November 16, 2015

Undermining Internal Audit With Low CAE Pay Is No Accident

In a recent conversation, a seasoned CAE recruiter shared his frustration that a number of high-profile companies are offering below-market salaries for their CAE positions. I […]
November 15, 2015

When Your Professional Assets Become Your Liabilities

Are you one of the best and brightest internal auditors in the profession? Are you dedicated, determined, and detail-oriented? Are you knowledgeable and self-reliant, and so […]
November 9, 2015

One Bad Apple Can Tarnish Us All

I am often asked by those within the internal audit profession, “What keeps you up at night?” My answer often surprises. One of the things I […]
November 2, 2015

Internal Audit and the Value of Perspective

Great internal auditors understand the value of perspective. When grown and nurtured through exposure to all areas of the organization, it is the driver of insight. […]