Internal Audit Needs to Be Ready for Changes in Risks, Processes, and Controls as Business Embraces Mobile

Posted on Nov 26, 2011

I just posted (on my other blog) on the topic of "Mobile will brings both risks and opportunities. Is your company’s strategy optimized?" I point out that the great majority of companies worldwide are embracing the opportunity to improve not only how they work with consumers, but the productivity and satisfaction of employees.

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Changing Board and Management Expectations for Internal Audit

Posted on Nov 18, 2011

This last week, I was in a discussion about aligning board (audit committee) expectations and internal audit activities. Frankly, I have seen a lot of guidance that says that the internal audit leadership should seek to understand board and top management expectations, and act accordingly.

I don't think this is right.

In fact, I think it is deathly wrong.

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ISS Governance Study Reveals Some Differences Between Investor Group and Board Priorities

Posted on Nov 5, 2011

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is an organization that both advises on governance standards and offers related services. As such, occasionally it draws criticism. Because of its influence, those involved in corporate governance would be advised to become familiar with them. 

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The Role of the Chief Audit Executive and Internal Audit in General

Posted on Nov 1, 2011

ComplianceWeek continues to publish controversial (and some say mistaken) pieces on internal audit. Please see this discussion of the merits (or otherwise) of an October article "Is Internal Audit Lacking in Leadership Skills," together with my personal assessment of the state of internal auditing.

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