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December 12, 2018

If Internal Audit Is Not Making an Impact, Roll Up Your Sleeves

If you occasionally have doubts about the impact of internal audit on your organization, you are not alone. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Chief Audit Executive […]
December 5, 2018

Will The IIA Redraw the Lines of Defense?

Good governance is part art, part science, and probably a bit of luck and magic. But the payoff when it is achieved is an organization that […]
November 26, 2018

When Executives Go Rogue — It’s Too Late to Point Fingers

Once again, excesses in the boardroom are putting a globally recognized organization in the white-hot glare of unwanted publicity. Nissan Motors board Chairman Carlos Ghosn was […]
November 19, 2018

​An Early Look at Internal Audit Priorities for 2019

Like the speed of risk, the end of 2018 is approaching very rapidly. That means many of you are putting the finishing touches on your 2019 […]
November 12, 2018

When the SEC Speaks About Cybersecurity, We’d All Better Listen

I often find myself talking with reporters about internal audit’s role regarding risks, particularly cybersecurity. Recently, a rep​orter asked me about a new U.S. Securities and […]
November 5, 2018

5 Future Developments That Could Elevate Internal Audit’s Stature

I have written extensively about the work internal auditors must do to fulfill their own potential and that of the profession in enhancing and protecting the […]
October 29, 2018

Internal Auditors Must Live in a Shatterproof House

I have long believed that internal auditors have a tougher challenge than many others in an organization. It’s difficult to sustain a reputation for objectivity when […]
October 22, 2018

​​7 Social Media Posts Internal Auditors Love

One of the many ways I communicate with internal auditors around the world is via social media. With more than 10,000 Twitter followers at @rfchambers and […]
October 15, 2018

​​Fact or Myth: Internal Auditors Are All Accountants

Last week, I found myself once again in front of accounting students at one of the nation’s top universities. I was joined by The IIA’s chairman […]
October 8, 2018

The CEO’s Brand: A Blessing or a Curse?

The actions of high-profile CEOs and board chairmen can create share volatility and investor uneasiness, and the troubles of Tesla CEO Elon Musk provide a perfect […]