internal audit competence

November 26, 2023

Results-focused Internal Auditors Don’t Count the Findings

When I set out to write my book Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, I was determined to identify those skills and characteristics that […]
August 28, 2023

Business Acumen: The Differentiator for Internal Auditors

“I just wish the internal auditors understood the business better!” I can’t count the number of times I have heard this lament from company executives during […]
June 21, 2023

What Does ChatGPT Really Think About Internal Audit?

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world by storm. Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT (an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI) has been used […]
February 6, 2023

​​​​‘Good Internal Auditors Ain’t Cheap’ and ‘Cheap Internal Auditors Ain’t (Always) Good’

OK, I know, my headline isn’t grammatically correct. But in full transparency, I repurposed the phrase from Norman Keith Collins, known popularly as Sailor Jerry,a prominent […]
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 […]