Auditing the Organizational Culture: A New Frontier for Internal Audit

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

When I think about how the role of internal auditing is evolving, I am struck by the diversity of issues we address. Internal auditors deal with an ever-expanding portfolio of challenges that encompass operational risk, strategic decision-making, compliance, technology vulnerabilities, security threats, fraud prevention and detection, environmental risks, disaster preparedness . . . the list goes on and on.

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Creating Awareness with Internal Audit's Stakeholders: Sometimes It Takes "Marketing"

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

At The IIA’s recent International Conference in London, I heard a colleague mention that he absolutely hated explaining internal auditing to non-auditors. “When I have to ‘sell’ people on the internal audit function,” he said, “it feels too much like what a used-car salesman does. It just doesn’t feel professional to me.”

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The Dangers to Internal Audit of Donning a "Black Hat"

Posted on Jul 15, 2014

As if we don’t have a tough enough time clarifying to stakeholders what exactly we bring to the table, I am seeing an increasing number of instances in which internal auditors are being asked to assume responsibilities related to corporate investigations.

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A Shout Out for Internal Auditing From the Prince of Wales

Posted on Jul 7, 2014

We opened our 73rd annual International Conference in London this morning (July 7) with an inspiring video message from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Certainly, a momentous occasion and a great start for our global audience.

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5 Sure Signs You Are Well-Suited For a Career in Internal Auditing

Posted on Jul 3, 2014

Job growth for auditors is projected to outpace overall employment gains over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That makes internal auditing a great option for those entering the workforce or considering a career change. However, picking a job and flourishing in it is about more than opportunity alone. Is the position a right fit for you, and are you the right fit for the company or organization?

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