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Internal Auditors: What Is It You Do?

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:

Anyone who spends time with internal auditors will quickly learn there is a quiet passion that drives many of the best practitioners. It is built on genuine desire to help our organizations, the well-earned respect from those we interact with, and unwavering pride in the service we provide as internal auditors.

Yet, as a profession, we often struggle to explain what it is we do. This challenge is so commonplace, we've learned to joke about it. One of my favorites is about the man who instructs his child to tell his classmates that he works at McDonald's, because it's easier than explaining he's an internal auditor.

This self-deprecating attitude among internal auditors is pervasive. In my many travels as president and CEO of The IIA, I have seen this humility and reticence among my peers all over the world. This may be at the heart of why we struggle to explain what we do.

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