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Independence and Objectivity Are Not the Same Thing

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

After taking the opportunity with my last blog to focus on acquiring and retaining internal audit talent​, I return in this blog with the final installment in a three-part series on the core attributes of an internal auditor. In each of these blogs, I have examined some of our attribute standards that we all proactively abide by.

While many, including The IIA, have made numerous efforts to distinguish between the terms, there remains a lot of confusion around the words “independence” and “objectivity” as it relates to a practicing internal auditor. These words are not synonymous, nor are they interchangeable. It is possible for someone to be independent but not objective, and it is equally possible for someone to be objective without being independent.​

Read the full Internal Auditor Online blog post from IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers.​​