April 23, 2018

What Will Internal Audit’s Future Leaders Look Like?

It is a safe assumption that every profession will change dramatically the deeper we go into the 21st century. Technological innovations, the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence, […]
April 12, 2018

5 Reasons People Stay in Toxic Cultures

For more than two years, I have been writing about toxic cultures and internal audit’s role in identifying how they can impact organizations’ performance. Examples abound […]
April 9, 2018

Will Outsourced Internal Audit Become the Victim of Its Own Demise?

The unraveling of the United Kingdom’s second-largest builder created a firestorm of controversy over warning signs that were missed or ignored. Few associated with the downfall […]
April 2, 2018

What Happens When Internal Audit Is Ignored? Ask Atlanta

Last summer, internal auditors for the city of Atlanta warned officials that their IT systems could be easily compromised if they weren’t fixed immediately. The audit […]
March 26, 2018

For Internal Audit, the War for Talent Is Pivotal

This year, I am admonishing internal auditors to focus on the future, as the profession responds to rapidly changing stakeholder expectations. Disruptive technology and an increasingly […]
March 19, 2018

Rotational CAEs: Agents of Change or Free Agents?

The issue of the rotational chief audit executive (CAE) model is one I’ve addressed in the past. In fact, the second blog post I ever wrote […]
March 12, 2018

Four Urgent Keys to Transforming Internal Audit

We are living in transformative times. Technology is accelerating the pace of change to breakneck speeds, demanding that we adapt, adopt, and accept change as a […]
March 5, 2018

When It Comes to Supply Chain, Count Your Chickens

In its own words, fast-food giant KFC had “a hell of a week” as it scrambled recently to manage a supply-chain disruption that left most of […]
February 26, 2018

Internal Auditors: More Than Cybersecurity Police

New guidance announced by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week is raising the bar on how publicly traded companies report on their handling of […]
February 19, 2018

Internal Audit Must Speak Truth to Power

“Speaking truth to power.” It is an expression that has been around for decades — often used in a social or political context. But it is […]