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October 21, 2013

Six Things Every CAE Should Do to Retain the Best Internal Audit Talent

The global economy continues to improve, and there’s plenty of evidence that organizations are investing in stronger risk management and internal control infrastructure, including internal audit […]
October 15, 2013

Due Professional Care: What Is Reasonable and Competent?

In my last blog, I observed that internal auditors are expected to demonstrate a number of core attributes. I went on to explore the concept of “professional […]
October 10, 2013

Professional Proficiency: What Does That Really Mean for Internal Auditors?

As professionals, internal auditors are expected to possess a number of core attributes. An overarching attribute that is not the subject of very much discussion is […]
October 2, 2013

Sometimes Failures Can Be the Keys to Success

You can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way they respond to a setback. I often comment in this blog on best practices […]
September 22, 2013

Should Internal Auditors Participate in the Evaluation of External Auditors?

In my recent blog on the uptrend in compliance audits, I wrote that internal audit should be risk-centric, meaning that our focus as auditors should evolve […]
September 16, 2013

The Amazing Growth of Internal Audit in Africa

In my role as the Global CEO of The IIA, I have the great privilege of traveling and meeting people in different sectors and industries from […]
September 9, 2013

The Compliance Audit Phenomenon: It Is All About Being Risk-centric

As I have commented often in this blog, one of the remarkable attributes of our profession has been our ability to adapt our coverage to address […]
September 3, 2013

Risky Business: Are You Following the Right Risks?

The guidance I provide most often to internal auditors is to “follow the risk.” It’s easy for internal auditors to go through our own process of […]
August 19, 2013

The Inevitable Challenge of Mending Broken Fences

Anyone who has spent much time as an internal auditor has inevitably generated audit results that created friction or tension with those whose areas of responsibility […]
August 5, 2013

Past Performance or Future Potential: Why Is Internal Audit on Regulators’ Radar?

With attention comes attention. Internal audit has been looking to elevate its “seat at the table” for as long as I can recall. And, in 2013, […]