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October 1, 2018

Stakeholders Have Last Word on Whether Internal Audit Adds Value

If you were to ask your stakeholders to describe how internal auditing adds value, you might receive a different response from each person you talked to. […]
September 24, 2018

When the Wheels Come Off an Internal Audit, the Culprit Is Usually Poor Planning

In my role as president and CEO of The IIA, I meet and converse with internal auditors around the world. It’s gratifying to hear abou​t their […]
September 17, 2018

Is There Too Much Civility in the Boardroom?

Let’s face it, civility is in short supply in the 21st ​century. Whether in politics, social media, on the highway, or in line at a fast-food restaurant, […]
September 10, 2018

Writing an Impactful Audit Report: 6 Tips for Being More Persuasive

If you ask internal auditors why they write audit reports, some might answer that it’s to communicate an engagement’s objectives, scope, and results. Others might offer […]
September 3, 2018

​​​​Research: IIA Membership a “Powerful Catalyst for Change”

One of the fundamental goals for any professional organization is to recruit members. Often, practitioners who are busy building and advancing their careers fail to recognize […]
August 27, 2018

​​6 Signals That Your Last Internal Audit Hit a Home Run

As I have been writing in my blog for nearly 10 years, I think internal auditing can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the […]
August 12, 2018

​​The Road to Success Will Pass Through Many Valleys

You can tell a lot about the content of a person’s character by the way they respond to a defeat rather than by how they celebrate […]
August 6, 2018

​Internal Audit and Emerging Risks: From Hilltops to Desktops

As a profession, internal auditors have cultivated a long and respected legacy as purveyors of hindsight. Almost all of us are adept at looking at last […]
July 30, 2018

How Smart Internal Auditors Ask Smart Questions

The best internal auditors know that there are times when we need to “break the rules” for conducting client interviews. Few skills are more essential for […]
July 23, 2018

Beware of Auditing up the Wrong Tree​​

One of the most important things internal auditors can do to meet stakeholder expectations is to ensure internal audit priorities align with those of the board […]