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Looking Back, We Should Have Looked Ahead

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:

​As I have often commented, the internal audit profession in its early years was focused extensively on the past. Strong internal auditors were the ones with 20/20 hindsight — they could go back in time through skillful use of records and interviews to uncover every mistake, then report each misstep in exacting detail. Back then, we thought we best added value when we helped our organizations recognize mistakes and avoid making them in the future. At most companies, our primary role was to be the hindsight experts.

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