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7 Characteristics of the Virtuous Internal Auditor

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:

In my previous blog post, I offered 7 Deadly Internal Audit Sins that have the potential to ruin an otherwise bright internal audit career. Now, I'd like to focus on characteristics that are essential to a successful internal audit career. I call these the 7 Internal Audit Virtues.

At first glance, these may seem obvious, but it is important to remind ourselves that these core actions should be instinctive to internal auditors. The challenges of modern internal auditing can create pressure on practitioners to act quickly and decisively. While we must be willing and able to meet those growing demands, we must remain vigilant that those pressures don't erode or overwhelm our commitment to remain true to these fundamental virtues.

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