As the decade comes to a close, the media seems to be awash with reports reflecting on milestones of the 2000s. Some have focused on the top new stories of the decade, while others focus on entertainment milestones, such as the best movies or sports events over the past 10 years. This has gotten me thinking about the most significant events of the past decade that have impacted the profession of internal auditing. I’m sure there were many events in global regions or individual countries that would make the list depending on where you practice internal auditing; however, I’ve compiled my list of the five events that defined the decade for internal auditors.
The past decade has been characterized by some amazing milestones for our profession. Who knows what surprises lay ahead in the coming decade. I have some thoughts on this that I look forward to sharing in the new year. In the meantime, please feel free to offer your own defining events of the past decade so that we can all reflect on our common professional experience.