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IIA’s Richard Chambers Wins Recognition

CEO Is Selected as Among 100 Most Influential

Richard F. ChambersLAKE MARY, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2017) — Acknowledging the evolving and crucial role of internal audit in today’s ever-changing business environment, Accounting Today magazine recently selected Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, as among the 100 most influential thought leaders and visionaries. The list of 100 includes a range of leading public and private sector executives.

“Chambers works tirelessly to help (The IIA’s) 190,000 members grapple with issues they face,” the magazine stated, “from the difficulties of auditing ‘big data,’ to the challenges women face in the field, and everyone’s difficulty attracting enough young professionals.”

Chambers’ career in internal audit and association leadership spans more than 40 years. He is a champion of high professional standards and ethical conduct, and is committed to advocating for the internal audit profession around the world, educating influential government officials and standard-setting bodies about the important role internal auditors play. Under Chambers’ leadership, The IIA partners with a number of national and global organizations on key initiatives to advance the profession.

“Richard strives to not only build awareness of the internal audit profession, but to speak out on strong corporate governance and controls in the private and public sectors,” said J. Michael Peppers, 2017-18 IIA Global Chairman and Chief Audit Executive for The University of Texas System. “His advocacy efforts also span the globe, from serving on the board of directors of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), which just updated its highly regarded enterprise risk management framework, to his involvement on the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).”

Since becoming global CEO in 2009, Chambers has led The IIA to record membership and the launch of a number of initiatives to benefit members and the internal audit profession, including the Audit Executive Center; Pulse of Internal Audit; Audit Channel; Internal Auditor Online; the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA); the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL); the IIA Risk Resource Exchange; the American Center for Government Auditing; the Financial Services Audit Center; and the Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center.

In addition to his popular blog, Chambers on the Profession, he has authored two award-winning books: Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, which was released in early 2017; and Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail in 2014. Each is available in multiple languages.