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January 20, 2014

Good Internal Audit Leaders Encourage Others to Lead

As someone who has been a part of the internal audit profession for almost four decades, I have had the privilege of working with many outstanding […]
January 13, 2014

Repairing a Broken Relationship in Your Internal Audit Department

Throughout my career, there have been times when I joined a new internal audit function and it quickly became apparent that the chief audit executive (CAE) […]
January 6, 2014

Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Internal Auditor Should Make for 2014

The New Year affords a great opportunity to re-assess your life and identify a few resolutions that can help you break bad habits or enhance your […]
December 19, 2013

Five Key Headlines From 2013 That Will Shape the Future of Internal Auditing

As the year draws to a close, I find myself engaged in the familiar practice of looking back on the year and reflecting upon the major […]
December 11, 2013

Internal Auditors Should be ‘Willing to Throw the Flag’ Before the Play

In a speech that I delivered last spring, I discussed the various roles that an internal auditor can play across what I called the “ethics continuum.” […]
December 4, 2013

2014: Where Will Internal Audit Be Focused?

I started this year with a blog post detailing what I thought auditors should be focused on in 2013. As the year draws to a close, […]
November 25, 2013

When All Defenses Fail: Internal Audit Lessons From the HealthCare.gov Debacle

A lot has been said and written over the past couple of years about the Three Lines of Defense Model — a tool that is often […]
November 18, 2013

The Transparency Debate: How Does It Affect Internal Audit?

For years, investors, global regulators, the media, and others have been clamoring for greater transparency in the corporate sector. Following the global financial crisis in 2008, […]
November 11, 2013

To Recruit the Best and Brightest, Internal Audit May Need to “Lighten Up”

I often have commented in this blog on how vital talent is to the effectiveness of an internal audit function. Not only is it important for […]
October 30, 2013

Independence and Objectivity Are Not the Same Thing

After taking the opportunity with my last blog to focus on acquiring and retaining internal audit talent, I return in this blog with the final installment in […]