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​After 440 Blogs, There Is One Topic I Dread Most

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:

Today marks exactly 11 years since Internal Auditor magazine published the first post of Chambers on the Profession. When I wrote that first blog post on Feb. 10, 2009, I could have never imagined what a powerful way it would become to communicate with internal auditors worldwide. I was simply exploring new ways to communicate critical and timely insights for members of the profession.

Today, the blog is published in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese (and occasionally in Chinese and Turkish). Last year, the blog was read more than 400,000 times by practitioners and others around the world. So, as the anniversary of my blog's debut approached, I reflected on the many issues and events covered in those past 440 blog posts. The lion's share offered practical advice to practitioners on how to better their skills, manage relationships, and elevate their work to the level of trusted advisor.

However, many others — indeed, too many — focused on examples of governance failures and examined where internal audit fit into those scenarios. A recent filing by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) offers another painful example. The Jan. 23 notice of civil charges against former executives of a well-known American bank includes the bank's former chief auditor and former executive audit director among the defendants.

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