Blog: 7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins
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 vast majority of my blog posts focus on the strategies and practices that internal auditors can deploy to generate value and succeed as professionals. However, it is important to occasionally step back and discuss actions or mistakes that can prevent or derail success. Everyone makes mistakes, but some should be avoided at all costs.
Success in internal auditing rarely happens overnight, and it’s never guaranteed. It can take years to develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and expertise, and even then the process of learning and improving never really ends. But the most carefully planned internal audit career can come crashing down in a moment over a serious mistake. Get lazy, careless, or worse, fail to live up to the core principles for the professional practice of internal auditing, and an internal auditor may never recover.