The Road Less Traveled: Thinking Like the World's Leading Internal Audit Executives

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

I recently had lunch with several of the chief audit executives (CAEs) who are members of The IIA’s Audit Executive Center. The conversation was enlightening, particularly when we talked about what differentiates an above-average internal audit function from one that is regarded as being truly world-class. 

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Five Proven Strategies for More Timely Audit Reports

Posted on Feb 6, 2012

In his iconic book Sawyer’s Internal Auditing: The Practice of Modern Internal Auditing, author Lawrence Sawyer observes that, “Few sources of friction within the auditing department exceed that caused by the process of report writing. The most brilliant of analyses and the most productive of audit findings seem to be forgotten during the trauma of report writing.” I have often thought that truer words have never been written. 

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