It’s becoming clear to most internal auditors that the profession is changing very rapidly. The strategies that have worked in the past will no longer be enough to carry out internal audit’s new mandate. To meet these challenges, internal audit must improve on three major fronts: innovation, new technology, and talent management.
In this feature article, we catch up with one subject matter expert that discusses the qualities that world-class audit teams possess. Perhaps all these qualities are alive and spinning on your team right now. Or maybe the following will touch upon qualities worth recommitting to on your audit team.
Historically, the Internal Audit profession has not been a leader on the topics of diversity and inclusion. Internal Audit Insights recently caught up with Adam Rutan of Cardinal Health who shared his audit team's experience of how they redefined diversity and improved their audit function along the way.
Because of technology and godlike accessibility, the new crop of auditors has a completely different paradigm, and previous generations must learn to connect with this generation to accomplish audit goals. With a widening skills gap between the top and the bottom students, we’ve compiled some ways to look for the worthwhile candidates for your company.
Whether the organization as a whole is onboard or not, corporate audit needs to develop and embrace programs designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce if they are to attract and retain top talent.
As an internal auditor, there's nothing wrong with having passion for what you do. Passion supports the search of truth and ensures objective momentum to a conclusion. But it's important to know that emotion, on the other hand, is not passion.
Whether you are creating an audit team, adding new auditors to your existing team, or flat-out enjoying audit like we do, read on for tips to creating an internal audit team with all the right flavors.
Where companies may do some variation of a rotational program, perhaps using rotational auditors is an untapped resource in your company. If rotational auditing sounds like something you’d like to try – do it. We put together a few steps to get going in that direction.
According to a recent MISTI survey, internal auditors say their internal audit seniors and managers most lack data analytic skills, understanding of IT auditing concepts, and ability to influence and persuade.
The competition for internal audit talent remains fierce. Two new salary surveys out from recruiting and staffing companies find that salaries for internal auditors at all levels continue to grow at a brisk pace.
By now, we've probably all heard as much as we care to about the need for internal audit to move from acting as a policing function to that of a trusted business partner. Indeed, many have moved in this direction during the last several years.
As we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, it’s a good time to reflect on last year’s successes and missteps. The New Year provides a great chance to pause and consider some self-improvement opportunities and goals for the next 12 months.
Starting in January expect the gyms to be packed as many people look to make good on their New Year's resolution to get in shape and shed those few extra pounds they may have picked up during the holidays.
Several themes emerged during this year's SuperStrategies 2016 event, which was held in September in Las Vegas, as internal audit executives gathered to learn and exchange ideas on successful strategies and to gain insights.
It's no secret that internal audit departments are doing a wider variety of audits that increasingly take them outside the financial reporting sphere. They are also changing the way they staff the department to keep up with that trend.
It's hard to justify recruiting great talent, investing in training, and passing on company knowledge, only to find that those recruits eventually leave for competitors because they didn't feel engaged.
For the last few years internal audit executives have fretted over finding the right people to staff a department that is taking on several new roles. Now, it appears those concerns are only deepening. Among the top problems internal audit shops face is finding good people to hire.
If you thought that the upheaval in the internal audit profession and the rapid pace of change that has recast the internal audit function at many companies is starting to settle down, think again. A new report from Big Four audit firm EY finds that the transformation of internal audit is really just beginning.
A new survey is out about the skills that audit leaders are looking to add to their departments and you may be surprised at what tops the list. Cybersecurity chops? Nope, that ranked twelfth. Financial acumen? Tenth.
Internal auditors are making progress at carving out a more strategic role for themselves and are gaining influence with management and the board at their organizations, according to a new report out earlier this month.