Blog: Are We Ready to Move Beyond COVID-19 Risks?
In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here’s an excerpt from his latest post:
The desperation for normalcy grows daily after more than eight long months battling the insidious COVID-19 virus. This anxious desire for a return to a comfortable routine is reflected in growing public pressure for accelerated vaccine trials and resistance to calls for new lockdowns, even as a new wave of the disease threatens many regions of the world.
I have seen this growing impatience, as well, in my recent interactions with internal audit leaders who are ready to refocus their energies on risks beyond crisis management. They are eager to apply lessons learned from the pandemic and move on from the initial response to it.
As we look to a future after COVID-19, there are facts that will help guide us through the transition. Data from four quick polls conducted by The IIA’s Audit Executive Center (AEC) suggest significant changes in how practitioners expect to operate post-COVID.