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June 8, 2015

Everybody Loves a Watchdog … Until It Barks

It’s not clear when the label of watchdog was first attached to the U.S. federal Inspectors General, but it has become a welcomed term for these hard-working […]
June 1, 2015

The FIFA Scandal: Five Lessons for Internal Audit

The global soccer community was rocked this past week when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges and arrests for “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption […]
May 31, 2015

EHS and Internal Auditors: A Natural Coalition in the Battle for Risk Management

Last week, The IIA received some exciting news! The merger of The Institute of Internal Auditors with the leading environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional organization, […]
May 18, 2015

Internal Audit’s Work With General Counsel Doesn’t Have to Be a “Privilege”

In my previous post, I discussed some potential challenges that can strain relationships between CAEs and their organizations’ general counsels. In it, I included five principles […]
May 11, 2015

For Internal Audit — Is the General Counsel Friend or Foe?

When I first became a CAE, it didn’t take me long to realize that the relationship with my organization’s chief legal officer (general counsel) was going […]
May 4, 2015

​​Enduring Awareness of Internal Audit’s Value Takes More Than a Month

It is May again, and that means International Internal Audit Awareness Month is upon us. The IIA, along with its North American chapters and more than […]
April 28, 2015

Internal Audit Quality: Coping With Snails and Rabbits

Occasionally, it helps to take a light-hearted look at a serious topic. I have been speaking and writing about the imperative of internal audit timeliness for […]
April 20, 2015

Navigating the New Internal Audit Talent Shortage: Strategies for Success

Over the years, I have noted that the demand for internal audit talent can be cyclical. I’ve concluded that the need for qualified practitioners is influenced […]
April 20, 2015

Internal Audit: Providing Assurance not Insurance

Regular readers of this blog know my assertions about the value of internal audit. Our profession offers an indispensable service that is essential for businesses, governments, […]
April 13, 2015

China: The New Frontier for Internal Auditing

As I write this week’s blog, I find myself once again in perhaps one of the most dynamic places in the world for the internal audit […]