April 11, 2021

Six Questions Boards (and Internal Audit) Should Ask About Cybersecurity

For more than a decade, cyber-related risks have been at or near the top of all risks faced by organizations around the world. Too often, cybersecurity […]
November 1, 2020

New IIA Report Yields Valuable Clues on Risks for 2021

All crises eventually provoke some level of introspection, whether personal, organizational, or societal. Certainly, COVID-19 has borne this out. Much has been written about the pandemic’s […]
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 17, 2020

For Internal Audit, Success Boils Down to Five A’s

Almost every week for the past 11 years, I have posted blogs about various aspects of internal auditing. I have covered hundreds of topics and examined […]
July 20, 2020

​New IIA Three Lines Model Offers Timely Evolution of a Trusted Tool

Today, The IIA unveils an important update to one of the best known and trusted risk management tools. The new IIA Three Lines Model, a fresh look […]
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 30, 2019

Final Reflections on Internal Audit’s Decade of Progress

In the past 10 years, many significant events have occurred that have dramatically altered the risk landscape that internal auditors must navigate. From strict new post-financial […]
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 […]
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 […]