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When Internal Audit Finds Itself at the Plaintiff's Table

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:

A situation is playing out in Houston that should interest anyone who is part of or follows the internal audit profession. Its repercussions are far reaching for two important reasons. The first involves the challenges internal auditors face with intimidation by their employers, and the second involves how far practitioners can go in responding to such tactics while maintaining objectivity.

This case involves the chief audit executive (CAE) of the Houston Independent School District who took over a poorly performing function and quickly restored it to meet IIA quality assurance and improvement standards, according to media reports. In the course of doing his job – and quite well by most accounts – he apparently ruffled the feathers of a number of elected officials who oversaw the function.

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