Blog: My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018: What They Say About Internal Auditors
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:
End-of-year stories and blog posts can serve an important purpose: They allow us the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and put issues into perspective. Last year, I introduced my own end-of-year review by identifying my most-viewed blog posts of 2017 and speculating on what that reflected about internal auditors.
This year’s most-read list offers a similar look back. Before I reflect on the most popular subjects of 2018, however, I should note how much interest in my blog on internal audit has increased overall. Through November, “Chambers on the Profession” blog posts were viewed more than 215,000 times — more than double the number recorded in 2017.
I introduced the blog shortly after I began my tenure as president and CEO of The IIA, which will reach 10 years in January. It was my intent to share my observations and experiences, and occasionally impart some wisdom. We’ve come a long way since then. In June, “Chambers on the Profession” was listed as the top blog for current and future CIA professionals by Wiley Efficient Learning. I’m thrilled that, today, it is considered by some to be must-read material for practitioners.
Looking back on 2018, the most popular new blog posts reflected that internal audit practitioners remain hungry for practical advice. The most-read also included important lessons learned from current events, such as the Equifax data breach in the U.S. and the Carillion debacle in the U.K.