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How Do You Answer, "What Do Internal Auditors Do?"

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:

Shortly before the onset of the pandemic, my wife and I moved to a different part of Florida. Living in a new community can be rewarding because you meet new people and make new friends. As you get acquainted with others, the inevitable question arises: "What do you do for work?"

Obviously, I could say I am a CEO or an association executive. But I still instinctively (and proudly) proclaim that "I am an internal auditor!"

The first reaction is often a joke, such as "please don't audit my taxes," or "I'll bet you are popular at work." I can't help but remember a live radio interview I did several years ago. The host opened the interview by saying, "Meet an auditor at a cocktail party, and you might decide you suddenly need a fresh drink."

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