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​Managing an Internal Audit Career: How Do You Know When It's Time to Go?

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:

(First published on Mar 30, 2015)

This summer, I have been taking the opportunity to share blogs from my archives that generated a lot of interest at the time they were published. This week, I reexamine the age-old question of how does an internal auditor know when it's time for a career change.

Recently, I met with a group of newly minted internal auditors at the South Pacific and Asia Conference (SOPAC) hosted by IIA–Australia. As is often the case in these meetings, my young colleagues quizzed me about career advice. For the most part, their questions were similar to those I typically hear: "Should I specialize in a particular area of internal audit?" "What qualifications and certifications will help me most?"

But there was one question I was not expecting. One young woman asked, "How do you know when it's time to leave?" I fashioned a quick answer, but the more I considered it over the following days, the more it became clear that this is a complex question.

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