Blog: Documentary Puts a Human Face on Internal Auditing, Accounting
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:
It isn’t often that people use the words inspiring and uplifting in the same sentence as internal auditing and accounting, but a new documentary appearing on the program “Roadtrip Nation,” produced in collaboration with the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), accomplishes just that.
“Making It Balance: Will the Work Be Worth It?” introduces viewers to three aspiring accountants who embark on a road trip to discover whether accounting and auditing will fulfill their career objectives. They spend several weeks traveling across the country interviewing accounting and audit professionals, from former Deloitte CEO and current WNBA Commissioner Cathy Englebert to Bryan Ford, a New Orleans entrepreneur and blogger who quit less than a year into his accounting career to follow his passion for baking. IIA member Cynthia Boon, CIA, is one of the featured interview subjects, as well.
In just one hour, the film manages to put a face on the profession that is passionate, inspired, vulnerable, and wholly human. This is something the internal audit and accounting professions have struggled to accomplish for decades. The interview subjects “share their road” and offer sage advice to the young trio, often connecting at a mentoring level.