Blog Richard Chambers: Jurrasic Auditors


​​​Seven Signs You Might Be a Jurassic Auditor

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here's an excerpt from his latest post:

Every profession evolves as the body of knowledge expands and new tools and technology become available. The best and brightest professionals embrace evolution and leverage new strategies and tactics to enhance their effectiveness. The same is (or should be) true of internal audit professionals.

Several years ago, I adopted a term to describe internal auditors who were not very progressive, who tended to cling to outdated practices. I called them "Jurassic Auditors." The term Jurassic derives from the geologic period that spanned more than 50 million years and ended about 145 million years ago. The vast majority of species from that period are long extinct, because they were unable to adapt. The same could ultimately be true of internal audit professionals who fail to evolve and adapt to changing practices and the environment around them.

Read the full blog on the website of IIA Global.

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