Leonard Cohen Meets Internal Audit


Welcome once again to WIIA – the radio station that spins the greatest internal audit hits. Today, a special treat. Leonard Cohen's famous song has been adapted for a lot of different situations. And now it has been adapted to internal audit. Sit back and enjoy the story of an auditee's redemption.
We heard some things had gone askew; mistakes and errors were slipping through.
But you don't really care for controls, do ya.
It starts so small, but builds in scale – a minor flaw turns major fail –
And now internal audit will review ya.
We'll review ya. We'll review ya.
We'll review ya. We'll review ya.
We heard the tales but we needed proof. We had to search to find the truth.
We risk assessed the work flows that went through ya.
We questioned your entire team, and tested for mistakes and schemes.
And now we've got the facts that will undo ya.
They'll undo ya. They'll undo ya.
They'll undo ya. They'll undo ya.
The evidence it clearly tells a story of your major fail.
And you can't understand why we pursue ya.
Your story stinks. Your alibis are nothing more than concrete lies.
Reports are out and now it's all up to ya.
All up to ya. All up to ya.
All up to ya. All up to ya.
We did our best. Didn't take that much. Your management was out of touch
But now you see controls can really help ya.
We think a lesson has been learned. You say you'll not again be burned.
And all that we can say is Hallelujah
Hallelujah. Hallelujah.
Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Mike Jacka

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  1.  What does it say about me that I just played the real song in the background while I sang along to your lyrics?

    Beware of the Mind of Jacka!

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