March 15, 2021

2021 Pulse of Internal Audit: We Are All in the Same Storm, But Not the Same Boat

​It is hard to believe COVID-19 has dominated our lives for more than a year now. Few could have imagined the depth to which it would […]
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 […]
October 4, 2020

Europe’s Internal Auditors Are Already Identifying the Risks for 2021

As we enter the fourth quarter of a historically difficult and disruptive year, internal audit leaders around the world are looking to next year with some […]
September 13, 2020

​Internal Audit, COVID-19 Risks, and the Year Ahead

Readers of my blog know that, in recent years, I have constantly emphasized the importance of internal auditors anticipating future risks for our organizations. As I […]
August 31, 2020

When Lines to Internal Audit Fall Silent, It’s Time to Reach Out

As the COVID-19 pandemic extends further into the second half of the year, many of us have fallen into a grudging acceptance that disruptions to our […]
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 27, 2020

​Understanding the Roots in Internal Audit’s Response to COVID-19

To say the effects of COVID-19 have been significant for organizations large and small is to state the obvious. Each day brings fresh insights about control […]
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 […]
July 6, 2020

​Persuading Internal Audit Clients Just Got Harder

There’s an old expression — “when everyone shouts, no one listens” — that certainly rings true today. From politics to social media and even in grocery […]