IPPF

December 30, 2019

Final Reflections on Internal Audit’s Decade of Progress

In the past 10 years, many significant events have occurred that have dramatically altered the risk landscape that internal auditors must navigate. From strict new post-financial […]
October 28, 2019

Internal Auditing and the Public Good

Regular readers of my blog understand the emphasis I place on internal audit’s role in helping organizations achieve their objectives. It is integral to the Definition […]
September 19, 2019

When It Comes to Internal Audit Principles — The Stand Must Be Complete

In my previous blog post, I explored half of The IIA’s Core Principles in relation to the recent release of a new Practice Guide, “Demonstrating the […]
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. […]
July 1, 2019

Exposing Internal Audit’s Work: Too Much of a Good Thing?

The CPA Journal recently published a provocative article, “The Benefits of Internal Audit Disclosures,” which examined research into what investors know about internal audit functions, how […]
June 27, 2019

7 Characteristics of the Virtuous Internal Auditor

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 24, 2019

​7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins

As part of unofficial “Internal Audit Self-awareness Month,” I am featuring blog posts from the past that focus on looking inward. This theme is just as […]
June 3, 2019

What Do They Think When the Internal Auditors Are Coming?

As we wrap up International Internal Audit Awareness Month, my plan is to flip the coin for June. Just as our profession focused outward over the […]
May 12, 2019

To Be Good Leaders, Internal Auditors Must Also Follow

It is often said that great leaders also possess the capacity to follow. As I have gotten older, I have begun to fully appreciate how true […]