The Academy for Creative Auditing

Posted on Jan 25, 2014

Some years ago, while I was CAE at Tosco, I started an "Academy for Creative Auditing." It never got off the ground because the company was acquired and I left for new pastures. But the idea still holds true: that if we, as leaders or users of internal audit services, are to get the best out of internal audit managers and staff we need them to use their imagination and creativity, not just their technical skills.

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A Danger to Every SOX Program

Posted on Jan 18, 2014

I am starting to hear that people are adding a fair number of key controls to the existing scope of their Sarbanes-Oxley program. This should sound the alarm, as most of us had spent a fair amount of time over the last few years streamlining the program.

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