January 28, 2024

25 Internal Audit Influencers to Follow

Last month, I recognized 12 outstanding thought leaders from around the world as A Dozen Who Made a Difference during 2023. These men and women elevated […]
January 17, 2024

7 Strategic Risks That Threaten the Future of Internal Auditing

Over the past decade, I have often discussed the strategic risks facing the internal audit profession. That includes several warnings I offered back in 2014: In […]
December 26, 2023

A Dozen Who Made a Difference:

The 5th Annual Internal Audit Beacon Awards At the end of 2019, I recognized 10 men and women who had made extraordinary contributions to the internal […]
December 11, 2023

Top Blog Posts in 2023 Signal Internal Auditors’ Eagerness to Learn and Excel

Since launching my website in 2021, I have been extremely gratified at the response by internal auditors and others around the world. A main feature of […]
November 13, 2023

Small Audit Departments Face the Biggest Challenges

When I first became a CAE more than 30 years ago, I inherited an internal audit department with very limited resources, especially considering the size of […]
October 24, 2023

There’s Remarkable Global Consistency on Internal Auditors’ Risk Radar

In a recent blog, I shared insights on the newly published PwC Global Internal Audit Study 2023: Seeing Through Walls to Find New Horizons. In the […]
October 16, 2023

Phil Tarling Lived His Life in Color

Over the past few days, internal auditors around the world have been mourning the sudden loss of Phil Tarling, one of the profession’s most widely known […]
June 11, 2023

The Big Myth: Only Accountants Make Good Internal Auditors

I recently shared results of an academic research report that indicated companies seek internal auditors who have accounting, information technology, and business systems knowledge after experiencing […]
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 […]
March 13, 2023

New IIA Report Is a Timely Benchmarking Resource for Internal Auditors

For 15 consecutive years, The IIA has used its impressive reach to survey internal audit professionals throughout North America. The 2023 North American Pulse of Internal […]