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 […]
November 9, 2020

Are We Ready to Move Beyond COVID-19 Risks?

The desperation for normalcy grows daily after more than eight long months battling the insidious COVID-19 virus. This anxious desire for a return to a comfortable […]
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 […]
February 24, 2020

A QAR Should Never Be Weaponized Against Internal Audit

As The IIA’s president and CEO, I address many audiences about the internal audit profession. When I have the opportunity to speak to members of boardrooms […]
February 17, 2020

10 Signs Trouble May Be Brewing for the CAE and Internal Audit

For more than 20 years, I have been cautioning chief audit executives (CAEs) to always be attuned to signals from their stakeholders, whose expectations can vary […]
January 21, 2020

One Mistake Internal Audit Cannot Afford to Make in 2020

One of the 2020 resolutions I wrote about at the beginning of the month addressed the need for internal audit to communicate its value. This should […]
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 […]
September 30, 2019

​Internal Auditors Must Stand Tall — But Know When to Walk

Global headlines recently noted that the chief audit executive (CAE) of a major publicly traded company had resigned amid questions about the company’s CEO improperly executing […]
August 5, 2019

​Are Companies Capitulating on Cybersecurity Risks?

The latest cyber breach is raising awareness about vulnerabilities involving cloud services, insider threats, and third-party risks, reflecting how complex and intertwined cybersecurity risks can be. […]