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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Jamming with Jason E32: Budgets and Other Fake Numbers

There are quite a few myths and misconceptions surrounding budgets, but three that I find to be very harmful to individuals and organizations. Listen in to this episode to learn how you can avoid the pain of believing these fake numbers and misconceptions. To connect with me on LinkedIn, here’s my profile info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/. Send…

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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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Jamming with Jason E31: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical (Influence PEOPLE) with Brian Ahearn

Much of your professional success and personal happiness depends on getting others to say ​”YES” to you. That is why it is crucial for you to not only understand, but put in practice the principles of influence, or you will be ignored and hear “NO” a lot. Understanding the principles of influence allows you to…

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Jamming with Jason E30: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive with Bruce Turner

In this episode of our Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) series, I speak with Bruce Turner about his career, his most recently released book: “New Auditor’s Guide to Internal Auditing,” his next book he is writing for team leaders, and how he is giving back in his third act of life to the…

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Jamming with Jason E29: How Yoga can Help You Become a Better Auditor with Kurt Weirich

Let’s face it. Internal audit can be a very stressful job, which is why on this episode we discuss yoga and breathing as tools to help center yourself, reduce your stress, and increase your productivity as an auditor. You may be asking: “how can yoga help me be a better auditor?” Listen in and you…

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