June 1, 2020

Independent Federal IGs Are Essential to Effectiveness and Integrity

Following a series of government scandals in the 1970s, U.S. Congress passed the Inspector General Act, mandating the establishment of independent inspectors general (IGs) in federal […]
May 4, 2020

​Public Servants Are Vital to Defeating COVID-19

Each year, the U.S. celebrates the contributions of government workers during its Public Service Recognition Week, which is May 3–9. At a global level, the United […]
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 […]
October 21, 2019

​When Boards Are Surprised, Who’s at Fault?

The number of shocking corporate scandals that have damaged major corporations reads like part of a top 10 list of news events from the past decade […]
September 16, 2019

Internal Auditors Should Stand on Principles

“The intelligent have plans; the wise have principles.” —Raheel Farooq The world of internal auditing in the 21stcentury can be exhilarating, rewarding, nerve-wracking, exciting, and downright terrifying […]
July 15, 2019

​Internal Audit May Work for the Wrong Individuals — But Not the Wrong “People”

My role as the head of a global organization offers me the opportunity to interact with people who enjoy a certain amount of celebrity and fame. […]
February 18, 2019

​Internal Auditors: What Is It You Do?

Anyone who spends time with internal auditors will quickly learn there is a quiet passion that drives many of the best practitioners. It is built on […]
February 4, 2019

​Wells Fargo Further Empowers Internal Audit

I have often quoted Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard regarding what motivates change. He wrote, “All change is preceded by crisis.” American economist and Nobel laureate Milton […]