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April 7, 2014

Changing Times, Changing Priorities: Are We Passing the Test?

On the surface, opportunities for internal auditors seem to be better than ever, with great prospects for career advancement. We are in a growing field and, […]
March 30, 2014

American Center for Government Auditing: A Platform for Guardians of Public Trust

Government auditors often don’t get the respect they deserve. Not only do they contend with notoriously tight budgets and limited staff, but they also work in […]
March 23, 2014

10 Vital Lessons From the Audit Trail

Over the years, I have sought to use this blog to offer critical imperatives that I believe internal auditors needed to address. Sometimes, these were strategic. […]
March 17, 2014

The Amazing Growth of Internal Auditing in the Middle East

I am posting my blog this week from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where I am addressing IIA–UAE’s 15th Annual Regional Internal Audit Conference. In […]
March 10, 2014

Five Things the Audit Committee Won’t Tell Internal Audit

Most audit executives work hard to develop open relationships with their audit committee members. The effort generally pays off. Regardless of how hard we work at […]
March 3, 2014

Being the Corporate Conscience: Where Are the Boundaries?

My colleague and fellow InternalAuditorOnline blogger Norman Marks recently wrote that “Internal Auditors Should Be Brave,” meaning they should not hesitate to speak up about the […]
February 20, 2014

Feed a Fever, Starve an Internal Audit Function

Earlier this week, I came across an article that discussed an ongoing dispute in Delaware over funding of the State Auditor’s office. Partisan politics appear to […]
February 11, 2014

Has It Been 5 Years Already?

This week marks the fifth anniversary of this blog, which I launched only days after joining The IIA’s Global Headquarters as president and CEO. It was […]
February 4, 2014

Do You Know What Your Third Parties Are Up To?

Internal auditors are right to be concerned about third-party risks. The days of a company’s suppliers or partners being well-known and trusted businesses on the same […]
January 27, 2014

Internal Audit Licensing: Be Careful What You Wish For

Numerous vocal internal audit leaders from around the world are promoting the idea of licensing practitioners as a way to enhance the profession’s stature and proficiency. […]