December 27, 2020

Top Headlines That Defined Internal Audit in 2020

In a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to imagine much else of significance cracking my annual blog post on the biggest internal […]
December 13, 2020

What My 10 Most-read Blog Posts of 2020 Say About Internal Auditors

This year, my weekly blog has received more than 300,000 views from internal auditors and other professionals from around the world. Each year since 2016, I have dedicated […]
November 22, 2020

The Talent Disruption Risk Looming in 2021

As internal auditors put the finishing touches on their risk assessments before preparing their 2021 audit plans, there is one risk that should not be overlooked: […]
November 15, 2020

​Is GE’s Rotational Audit Announcement Good News or Bad?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that General Electric (GE), in an effort to streamline operations, is eliminating its Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) program, a “rigorous multiyear rotation through […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 18, 2020

Suspicious Internal Audit Deaths Demand Answers

There is growing shock and concern over the suspicious deaths of four public-sector internal auditors in Liberia. While their violent deaths remain under investigation and there […]
October 11, 2020

​Internal Audit: Do Your Part and #BeCyberSmart

Cybersecurity remains one of the top and most vexing risks facing organizations large and small. Even as many in the global community face existential challenges from […]
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 […]