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May –> Audit Awareness Month

May is Audit Awareness Month, so if you want to host an event to promote audit at your organization, you’re short on time.

I wrote about this last year, and all the links on that post are still good, so see May = Audit Awareness Month for ideas.

Hey, I’m recycling last year’s post, so this must be a GREEN blog!

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IIA and ISACA Synergies

Back in September, two audit groups shook hands…

IIA and ISACA signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU), which means they’ll scratch each others’ back. The IIA’s president, Richard Chambers, explains what it means for the future in his blog.

Notice that both CEOS are listed at the bottom of the memo and that one of them is void of certifications…

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IIA Basics for Auditors

The  Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has back-to-basics articles for new auditors (and like Dummies books, the topics can be a reference for the rest of us). Even security pros might want to read a few of these to better understand their auditors, or how those auditors should be doing their jobs.

The topics are as follows (no special order):

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May = Audit Awareness Month

Did you know that it’s Internal Auditing Awareness Month? More importantly, do you care?

If so, check out this IIA website for ideas, tools, and resources for promoting an internal audit group near you.

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Tribute to Willy Wonka

Who thinks the IIA is stuffy? No one, if Mike Jacka has anything to say about it…

A song to be sung to auditees…

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Standard (Snake) Oil

I’m getting discouraged. I’m starting to wonder how many audit departments follow auditing standards, say, from IIA or ISACA. After some of the IT audits and IT SOX audits I’ve seen in the past year, who knows.

Some companies take their control owner words as gold and don’t verify them.

“They wouldn’t give you the information if it wasn’t true! Audit the evidence you’re given and quit questioning everything!” said one audit director. Excuse me, but doesn’t ISACA requires auditors to maintain their professional skepticism. Perhaps ISACA means be skeptical of audit directors?

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90’s High 5 for Auditors

Richard Chambers, the president and CEO of the IIA, noted 5 defining events and their impact on internal auditing in the 90’s decade.

  1. Adoption of the Professional Practices Framework (2002)
  2. Financial Fraud and the Ensuing Corporate Failures (2002)
  3. Cynthia Cooper Named a Time Magazine “Person of the Year” (2002) – whistleblower at WorldCom (I had to look it up myself)
  4. Release of The PCAOB’s Auditing Standard Number 2 (2004) – which was then superseded by AS 5
  5. Global Economic Crisis (2008-2009)

Catch all his comments here. I think #2 is going to keep occurring with surprising regularity.

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