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Internal Audit Organizations: Understanding the Context is Critical

Understanding the context is often a prerequisite for success. There is an absolute need for internal audit organizations to understand the context in which they operate, the company’s strategy,...

Why does an auditor fail to find an issue during an audit?

The ultimate goal of an audit is to check the compliance against the external and internal standards, help the organizations understand their risk profile, and take actions to address those as per the...

Hi, My Name is The Future of Auditing

In many sectors, it is the young and dynamic group between the ages of 30-35 who carry the workload, including in auditing. Auditing as a young professional is a big challenge where only experienced a...

The Art of Coaching Auditors

It was rather early years in my career when I started my job in Brussels as part of a global audit function. My role was mainly to train, coach, and manage a team of 2nd party auditors, located in dif...

Seven Traits of High Performing Auditors

The day I discovered the audit profession had been one of these I will always remember. I was a young quality professional when one of our main customers decided to send an auditor to our factory. We ...

The Very Many Faces of Learning: Key Aspects to Train and Develop Auditors

Traditionally auditing was considered to be a compliance function, which is indeed the foundation of the profession. However, in today’s world, the auditors are being rated as distinguished advisors f...

Is Auditing a Dying Profession?

Research states that employment of auditors will be growing during the next 10 years. On the other hand, there are some studies pointing out the decreasing appetite in choosing auditing as a professio...

Creating Value Through Auditing

We celebrate World Quality Day 2020 today. As the world and customers’ expectations are rapidly changing; it is more important than ever for audit organizations to be close to their audit-custom...

Five critical skills for audit professionals in the new normal

The world of auditing is changing very fast. Audit customers want more added value; digitalization offers many new ways of working, and the current pandemic forces organizations to reinvent the audit ...

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