Sometimes You Can Be Right or You Can Be Liked

Posted on Sep 25, 2012

I often post my thoughts on Twitter (@RFChambers). Most of the time, my Tweets receive few comments, but last week I heard from a surprising number of auditors after simply posting the thought: “Remember internal auditors: Sometimes you can be right or you can be liked — but you can't be both!”

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Assurance on Risk Management Effectiveness: What Are We Waiting For?

Posted on Sep 17, 2012

For almost four years now, I have been advocating that the internal audit profession embrace the challenge of providing assurance on the effectiveness of risk management. I believe it is the most significant opportunity for our profession in a generation. Yet, recent survey data would indicate that we are reluctant to make such assurance an integral part of our portfolios of internal audit coverage. I have but one question: What are we waiting for?

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Is Your Risk Assessment Stuck in Time?

Posted on Sep 4, 2012

There have been plenty of articles and lectures given on continuous auditing in recent years. There is no question that technology is making continuous auditing a powerful tool for both internal auditors and managers, alike. However, despite the growing popularity of continuous auditing, I believe one of the true challenges in the next decade will be to continuously assess risks.

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