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Internal Auditors: If You See Something, Say Something

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:

Last week, my blog post "5 Internal Auditor Resolutions for 2019" included an important point that is familiar to most in a far different context, but also for our profession: "If You See Something, Say Something." Typically used regarding potential threats to public safety, the slogan has played an important — albeit sometimes controversial — role in thwarting bombings and other terror attacks, according to media reports.

At first glance, "See Something, Say Something" might not seem to be an internal audit issue. But the concept applies to situations internal auditors face every day. We often see problems and report on them during audits, but "See Something, Say Something" also applies to issues that may not be in the scope of an audit. It is easy to look the other way if something is not formally documented in our workpapers. But we have a bigger obligation – a higher calling. As the conscience of the organization, we must be constantly vigilant.

Read the full InternalAuditor.org blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.