Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail



"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail" details Richard Chambers’ career path to becoming the President and CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Working in the internal audit profession for 40 years has provided Chambers with strategies to success for internal auditors. His unique insight will assist you in preparing for the internal audit field’s challenges and opportunities.

In "Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail", you will learn:

  • The characteristics of internal auditors
  • The nature of risk
  • How to deliver timely results
  • How to earn a “seat at the table”

Product Details

ISBN 978-0-89413-856-0
Hardcover, 284 PAGES

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: A Bird’s-Eye View of the Audit Trail
  • Chapter 2: Common Traits of Outstanding Internal Auditors
  • Chapter 3: No Stakeholders? No Mission
  • Chapter 4: The Importance of Value
  • Chapter 5: Relationship Acumen Is Essential to Success
  • Chapter 6: When in Doubt, Follow the Risk
  • Chapter 7: Risk: A Moving Target
  • Chapter 8: Communication Must be Continuous
  • Chapter 9: Planning, the Most Important Phase of an Engagement
  • Chapter 10: Fight the Temptation to Over-Audit
  • Chapter 11: Internal Audit Reporting: The Ultimate Obstacle to Timeliness
  • Chapter 12: Innovation Drives Greatness
  • Chapter 13: Small Stones Cause the Biggest Waves
  • Chapter 14: No One is Immune to Ethical Lapses
  • Chapter 15: Always Remember—We Are Auditing People Too
  • Chapter 16: Internal Audit Needs a Seat at the Table