Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail

By Richard F. Chambers

Cover of the book 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

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ISBN 978-0-89413-856-0
Publisher The IIA Research Foundation
Published Copyright 2014
Pages 284
Format Hardcover

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

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