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​For Internal Audit, the Best Defense Is a Strong Offense

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:

There is significant disruption in the corporate sector that is impacting internal audit. From potential Trump-era deregulation to the emergence of complex new risks to conjecture about its loss of prestige, internal audit finds itself at the epicenter of issues that influence its scope of work, and could damage its reputation and brand.

In many ways, this is a particularly vulnerable time for the profession. As I wrote in last week’s blog post, there are those who seem all too ready to write off internal audit while others, who are perhaps threatened by the scrutiny that comes with strong and well-resourced internal audit functions, appear ready to act as roadblocks to its evolution. This unwitting alliance of naysayers can quickly gain a foothold if they are not challenged through confrontation with the facts.

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