March 28, 2021

My 500th Blog Post: Final Reflections from The IIA

When I assumed the role of President and CEO of The IIA on Jan. 5, 2009, little did I know that I was embarking on what […]
October 25, 2020

​When Audit Committees Want to “Hear No Evil” From Internal Audit

I have long been fascinated by the dynamics between internal audit and the audit committees to whom it reports. Let me say right up front that […]
August 24, 2020

Disruption Brings More Calls to Action for Internal Audit

This time of year is typically slow for the release of thought leadership in the internal audit profession. The IIA, internal audit service providers, technology firms, […]
August 3, 2020

​5 Things Internal Audit Must Tell the Audit Committee Now!

As we continue to navigate the treacherous risk landscape that includes an ongoing global pandemic, much is being said and written about whether internal auditors are […]
July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Demands Audit Committee Effectiveness: 6 Recommendations

The challenges to business and society created by the biggest health crisis in a century have been manifold. Each day brings a new twist in how […]
January 6, 2020

​Five Internal Audit Resolutions for 2020 and Beyond

Loyal readers of “Chambers on the Profession” know that the first blog post of the year traditionally offers five New Year’s resolutions for internal auditors. This […]
December 16, 2019

​From the Epicenter of Corporate Governance, Internal Audit Exposes Weaknesses

It is not often when a new report reveals information that is truly startling or exposes a previously unknown wrinkle to an area as well studied […]
December 9, 2019

​My Top Internal Audit Blog Posts of 2019: Self-awareness and a Little Humor

For the past three years, I have reviewed my most-popular blog posts to seek insight into what appeals most to my readers. In 2019, with more […]
November 25, 2019

​IIA Takes a Principled View of Corporate Governance

For the better part of a decade, corporate scandals have emerged with embarrassing regularity. Whether involving circumventing regulations, financial misstatements, or executive misbehavior, each is a […]
January 7, 2019

​5 Internal Auditor Resolutions for 2019

In many English-speaking nations, there’s a tradition of singing “Auld Lang Syne” as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day. Based on a 1788 poem […]