CAE Briefing E24: 2019-11-10

Sign up to receive the CAE Briefing directly to you in-box at: http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/ In this week’s video I discuss and provide my comments on Richard Chamber’s recent blog post “The Road Ahead for Internal Audit 5 Bold Predictions for the 2020s.” I’m not so sure they are really “bold” but are some things you should…

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Jamming with Jason E35: Auditing Humor and Other Oxymorons with Mike Jacka

As auditors we tend to be a very serious group of people. In our attempt to appear competent and professional we often switch over into the boring, robot-like realm … a place that gives rise to much of the auditor stereotypes. In this episode we discuss how humor and creativity can actually make us better…

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CAE Briefing E23: 2019-11-03

Sign up to receive the CAE Briefing directly to you in-box at: http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/ I’ve had risk-based internal auditing on my mind for the last several weeks. Two webinars on the topic in two weeks, so this week’s video carries on some of the same theme. If you are like most CAEs I talk with, you…

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Jamming with Jason E34: Compliance Enforcement Case Studies with Matt Kelly

Internal audit and compliance perform similar, but distinct functions. Both groups need to work together to help ensure compliance with the most important laws and regulations and help organizations avoid significant fines, penalties, and repetitional risk. As part of your risk assessment procedures, you need to be scanning what’s happening to other organizations and where…

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CAE Briefing E22: 2019-10-27

Sign up to receive the CAE Briefing directly to you in-box at: http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/ This week’s video is about some myths and misconceptions related to risk-based internal auditing that are hurting our profession. Instead of being stuck down in the weeds, we need to be more aligned with management at the strategic level. If you missed…

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Jamming with Jason E33: Risk-Based Internal Auditing

Even though we have been using the term “risk-based auditing” for over 20 years, many internal audit groups have not really implemented it … and many mis-understand the concepts behind it. In this episode I explain the challenges and opportunities facing internal audit as a profession and why moving to a truly risk-based approach is…

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CAE Briefing E21: 2019-10-20

This last week I did a webinar on risk-based internal auditing, so this week’s video is a little about how to develop a truly risk-based audit plan. I get a lot of questions on this topic and find when I dig a little deeper there are a lot of people who think they are taking…

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CAE Briefing E20: 2019-10-13

Sign up to receive the CAE Briefing directly to you in-box at: http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/ As promised, this week’s video discusses some of the questions I get about the annual audit planning process. Since much of the questions come around developing a risk-based plan that aligns with the organization’s ERM risk assessment, you may find these upcoming…

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Risk Management Basics – ERM vs. Internal Audit

One of the common questions I get asked is about the relationship between enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal audit. There is often an overlap of responsibilities if the boundaries are not clearly defined, but these two groups play an essential role and must be coordinated. ERM is typically responsible to develop the language and…

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Hard at Work in the Recording Studio

If you’ve been wondering, where’s Jason? Here’s the answer. Just like not seeing your favorite band on tour, since they are in the recording studio cutting a new album, I’ve been hard at work in the recording studio too. Here’s an update on what I’ve been working on recently. You’ll see me mainly on my…

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