February 11, 2013

Five Things Internal Auditing Has Taught Me About Human Nature

As a young internal auditor, I concentrated extensively on learning the technical skills of the profession. I learned early in my career about the importance of […]
January 28, 2013

The U.S. Federal Reserve Sends a Strong Signal on the Value of Internal Auditing

Every now and then, regulatory bodies around the world issue guidance documents that make a profound statement about internal auditing. Last week, the U.S. Federal Reserve […]
January 18, 2013

Conformance With Internal Audit Standards: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

This year marks the 35th anniversary of The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Over the years, the Standards has become recognized as a critical […]
January 4, 2013

Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Internal Auditor Should Make for 2013

Over the years, one of the practices I have followed in writing my blog is to open the year by sharing five New Year’s resolutions that […]
December 21, 2012

Five Key Headlines From 2012 That Will Shape the Future of Internal Auditing

At about this time each year, I like to look back at the news events and stories that are shaping our profession. Occasionally, we have a […]
December 5, 2012

Good News: More Jobs, Better Budgets, Higher Salaries Ahead for Internal Audit

If you are looking for a job in the internal audit field, I have good news: Despite everything you may have heard about economic uncertainties and […]
November 26, 2012

It Is Time We Move Out From Under the CFO Shadow

I learned important lessons early in my career about internal audit independence and the impairments that can come from reporting relationships. I began my career as […]
November 6, 2012

A Dead End Job? I Hardly Think So!

Anyone who knows me or follows this blog and my social media presence knows that I am not “thin-skinned” when it comes to constructive criticism of […]
October 23, 2012

The Biggest Risks in an Internal Audit May Be the Issues You Miss

For many years, I taught accounting courses during the evenings at a local university. I would often tell my students, “The only stupid question is the […]
October 9, 2012

Facilitating Strong Internal Audit Oversight

Ensuring strong and effective oversight of internal audit departments has always been challenging. After all, organizational independence is critical for internal audit functions, so simply reporting […]