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5 Reasons Internal Auditing Never Gets Old

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:

​Early in my career, my ambition got the better of me, and I left internal auditing for an immediate promotion in an accounting role. Being young and inexperienced, I didn't appreciate the importance of diversity and challenge in the overall equation of job satisfaction. It didn't take me long to figure it out in my new role.

The daily grind of reviewing tedious and complex claims for reimbursement by third-party vendors was only interesting and challenging for a few weeks. By the third month, I could only describe the work as "mind numbing." By the sixth month, I was already talking to my old boss (the CAE in the internal audit department where I worked) about returning. A year after I left internal audit, I was back at my old desk preparing for my next assignment.

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