Entries by Richard Chambers
Internal Audit’s Role in Investor Relations
July 11, 2016
As investors push for more transparency, it is important for board members to recognize they have a strong ally in internal audit.
When Culture is Culprit
May 23, 2016
The key to any analysis of how corporations stray from good governance is to determine who sets the organization’s culture and how culture is managed.
Communication Has Never Been More Important For Internal Audit
November 24, 2015
A look at how open communication between management, the board, and the chief audit executive can lead to a more accurate risk-based audit plan for the organization.
Internal Audit’s Role in Corporate Culture
September 17, 2015
Internal audit is in a position to successfully examine and monitor corporate culture, but only if it can develop skills that combine subjective and objective measures.
Protecting Internal Audit Independence
June 3, 2015
A new report by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation sheds light on the political pressures facing chief audit executives.
Tactful Skepticism: What Board Members Should Know About Questioning Management
April 10, 2015
Richard F. Chambers of the Institute of Internal Auditors discusses the importance of directors having a healthy skepticism of company management.
Developing Integrated Reporting Partnerships
February 2, 2015
Richard F. Chambers of the Institute of Internal Auditors on how corporate boards should encourage internal audit’s role as assurance provider, advisor.
Do You Have a High-Quality Internal Audit Function?
November 24, 2014
Richard Chambers of the Institute of Internal Auditors helps directors explore whether their company's internal audit is high quality.
Effective Risk Management and Control: As Easy as 1, 2, 3?
September 25, 2014
Richard F. Chambers highlights an Institute of Internal Auditors position paper about effective risk management.
Chief Audit Executives: To Rotate or Not to Rotate, That Is the Question
July 18, 2014
Richard Chambers explores the pros and cons to a CAE rotational strategy.
An Untapped Source of Board Talent
January 13, 2014
Internal auditing’s professional code of ethics…requires practitioners to uphold and apply to their work the principles of integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality. Are these not also critical attributes of directors?
Think of Internal Audit as the Conscience of the Organization
November 27, 2013
The expression of core organizational values can be a key indicator of a strong tone at the top, as well as an effective way to communicate the behaviors employees are expected to embody and demonstrate.
Information Overload: Internal Audit And the Disclosure Deluge
A look at the escalating complexity and level of detail in required disclosures—and the toll on corporate directors.