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July 16, 2018

Five Red Flags Your Internal Audit Department Is Losing Stakeholder Support

Early in my career, I took for granted that internal auditing existed simply because it was necessary. Very rarely did anyone use terms like customers or […]
July 9, 2018

What the Equifax Settlement Signals About the Importance of Internal Audit

The Equifax debacle, which left the personal data of nearly half of the U.S. population exposed, continues to offer lessons for internal audit practitioners, other risk […]
July 2, 2018

5 Sure Signs You Are Well-suited for a Career in Internal Auditing

Job growth for auditors has been very strong for much of the past decade. That has made internal auditing a great option for those entering the […]
June 25, 2018

​​​Internal Auditors Can Audit Anything — but Not Everything

There are times when internal audit clients and others have unrealistic expectations about our profession. It’s not surprising, then, that there may be confusion about our […]
June 18, 2018

Toolboxes for Building a Better Internal Auditor

The IIA is in the midst of the most extraordinary transformation project in its history. Over the next two years, service to members will be elevated […]
June 11, 2018

Internal Audit’s Role in Picking up the Pieces

I have written several blog posts on high-profile risk, control, and governance failures over the past few years, from Volkswagen to Toshiba to Wells Fargo. Some […]
June 4, 2018

The Perils for Internal Audit of Donning a “Black Hat”

One of the enduring challenges for internal auditors is how to sustain trusting relationships if they are frequently called upon to assist in investigations of executive […]
May 29, 2018

Defining Moments in an Internal Audit Career

In a few days, I will celebrate a personal milestone. It was August 1975 when I graduated from college and took my first job as an […]
May 21, 2018

Internal Audit Must Connect the Dots, Then Shine the Light

I’m always gratified when one of my blog posts solicits a strong response, whether the reaction agrees with my views or contradicts them. Chambers on the […]
May 14, 2018

​​C-Suite Owes More Than Simple Awareness of Internal Audit Reports

An unfortunate truth about our profession is that risk and control failures can and do happen despite internal audit’s often heroic efforts. This reality is highlighted […]