internal audit stakeholders

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 […]
July 17, 2023

Shout-outs in Audit Reports Can be as Powerful as Findings

I had a conversation recently with several attendees at The IIA’s International Conference about including positive commentary in internal audit reports. Some were in favor of […]
July 5, 2023

Internal Auditors: You Can’t Be a Change Agent if They Don’t Know What You Do

For the last five years, I have been encouraging internal auditors to become more assertive and adept in “telling their story.” Telling our story is simply […]
May 31, 2023

New Research: Companies Appreciate Internal Audit More After They Get in Trouble

I am always on the lookout for academic research or thought leadership that reflects different or contrarian points of view on the internal audit profession. So, […]
May 15, 2023

Forget What Happened in the Past: Internal Auditors Really Are Here to Help!

It’s Internal Audit Awareness Month, and a good time to revisit one of the age-old challenges for the profession: Why don’t people believe “we are here […]
May 1, 2023


If it’s May, it must be Internal Audit Awareness Month. This is when internal audit leaders and advocates around the world turn up the collective volume […]