July 13, 2009

The Essence of Progress Through Sharing

This week, I am embarking on what I’m sure will be an unforgettable experience. At the invitation of the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors […]
June 23, 2009

Independence: What Does It Really Mean?

From the very first day I became an internal auditor, the word “independence” took on particular significance. As a young auditor in government, we were taught […]
June 12, 2009

No Surprises: Is It a Realistic Expectation?

During my travels over the past five years, I have had the opportunity to speak with many audit committee chairmen of leading corporations in the United […]
May 26, 2009

How Global Are We? Very.

One of the reasons that I returned to The IIA was to play a role in advancing the profession on a global basis. There are few […]
April 22, 2009

It’s Not Business as Usual for Big Internal Audit Departments

There are very few people and few organizations that haven’t yet been touched directly or indirectly by the troubled economy. Everywhere we turn, individuals and organizations […]
April 2, 2009

The Unsung Heroes of the Internal Audit Profession

The vastness of our profession has never ceased to amaze me. It is estimated there are more than one million internal auditors in the world. Our […]
March 25, 2009

Internal Auditing Is Once Again Demonstrating Its Agility And Versatility

As I commented in my recent blog posts on Feb. 10 and F​eb. 25, internal auditing is sometimes accused of being reactive rather than proactive when addressing emerging risks. […]
March 4, 2009

In This Environment, There Are Things We Can Learn From Federal IG’s

Having served as a U.S. federal inspector general (IG) and later as an advisor to scores of Fortune 500 chief audit executives, I have the unique […]
February 25, 2009

Are There Lessons for Internal Auditing in All of This?

The great French military and political leader, Charles de Gaulle, is said to have observed that “generals are always fighting the last war.” The reasoning behind […]
February 17, 2009

The Rotational CAE Model: Is it Good for Internal Auditing?

There was a time when a career goal for many internal audit professionals was to rise through the corporate internal audit ranks to become their company’s […]