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​​What Should Internal Auditors Do When the Empire Strikes Back?

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:

Let's be honest. The vast majority of internal audit engagements are positive and constructive. Internal auditors and the clients whose areas of responsibility are being audited maintain a mutually respectful relationship, and the engagement results typically drive improvements or other beneficial change.

Forging strong and effective relationships within an organization is essential for the long-term effectiveness of internal auditors. Yet, try as they might, internal auditors will sometimes find themselves on the receiving end of management's wrath.

When disgruntled executives lash out or retaliate against the internal auditors, it can feel like the empire is striking back.

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