CAE Briefing E31: 2019-12-29

I wanted to give you the first opportunity to provide your feedback for the CAE 2020 Survey I will be opening up to the public in early January. Take a listen to this week’s video message: https://youtu.be/lrwjqfPOWLU

Similar to last year, I’m collecting responses from CAEs throughout the world so I can share what is happening in the industry, and it’s nothing like what the service providers do (take a listen to the video for more on this).

Please let me know the challenges, opportunities and top 3 risk-based internal audit projects your team is planning for 2020.

This information will be used to present the internal audit community with what is on the minds of Chief Audit Executives, without the spin put on survey results by professional service firms to sell you more services and tell you what they want you to hear.

All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Thanks for taking the 5 minutes to help me prepare to share trends with the internal audit community for 2020.

Take the 5 minute survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAE2020

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Until next week.

Transcript

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Jason Mefford: Welcome to another episode of The chief audit executive briefing. Hey, we are at the end of

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Jason Mefford: Wow. And that means we’re moving into 2020 and I couldn’t wait to tell you this until the next year. So I’m giving you a little heads up on this.

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Jason Mefford: But I’m doing another survey. This year about some of the opportunities and challenges and how internal audit shops are you are doing risk based internal auditing.

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Jason Mefford: Now, the reason I’m telling you this. I’m going to open this up because it’s a survey for chief audit executives, but I wanted to give you. First, access to that.

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Jason Mefford: So there’s a link down below in the email where you can go out and take this five minute survey, just to provide some feedback.

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Jason Mefford: Now if you remember last year I did you know different episodes on the podcast and other things that talked about some of these opportunities and challenges that we were facing

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Jason Mefford: And I know you know at the end of every year. A lot of the professional service firms put out their little survey thing.

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Jason Mefford: And you know I was even just watching or looking at some of the stuff today. And so much of what gets put out there is propaganda.

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Jason Mefford: It’s what the professional service firms want you to hear, they’ll send you a surveys, they’ll get data and then they provide you with what they want you to hear

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Jason Mefford: Most of the time that is targeted towards needs that you have

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Jason Mefford: That you need them to come in and help you either implement new technology or you need their services to do what ever the the shiny glitzy, you know, new buzzword, is that they’re trying to push on you.

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Jason Mefford: And I’ve kind of had it with that. It just kind of makes me sick to my stomach because honestly, a lot of the stuff that they’re putting out there.

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Jason Mefford: Is not really thought leadership, it’s not really what’s actually going on. So I thought, Screw it. I’m going to do it again only I’m going to do it this year. And I’m going to do it a lot bigger.

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Jason Mefford: And so I wanted to give you the opportunity to provide your feedback. Because again, this is not this. This is going to be what chief audit executives are actually saying

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Jason Mefford: And I’ll package this all together. It’s all confidential and anonymous

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Jason Mefford: And it’ll only take you about five minutes to answer. There’s really just a couple of questions. You know, what are some of the challenges that you see your team facing in 2020

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Jason Mefford: What are the opportunities that you see in 2020 kind of the top three risk based internal audit projects that you’re planning in your, your team this year.

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Jason Mefford: And then just kind of where you feel you are on the maturity index of how well you’re doing risk based

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Jason Mefford: internal audits. Very simple, very easy. And I’ll just then take that information and actually put it out there for the community.

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Jason Mefford: Because I think it’s important to have an independent voice and that it’s not driven by service providers or professional organizations that are trying to

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Jason Mefford: Create messaging and get you to believe certain things that may or may not be true. So I’m giving this as an opportunity for it to be the real and raw answers.

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Jason Mefford: That people provide back. So I hope you’ll help me out and do me a favor by just taking the five minutes.

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Jason Mefford: To be able to fill that out and provide me with that information so that this next year in 2020 in this first quarter I can provide you all with that information. So with that, that’s all I have for this week and I’ll talk to you. This next week.

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