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Governance Survey Grades Companies With C+
Only 16% of public companies included in the new American Corporate Governance Index scored A- or better.
Chief Audit Execs: Internal Audit Can Do Better
CAEs say their function doesn't make adequate efforts in communicating with the board and management, among other shortcomings.
Internal Auditors Strain under Unethical Pressures
Many report repeated instances of being pressured to squash or alter valid audit findings.
Metric of the Month: Internal Audit Costs
While not all public companies have an internal audit function, the tide may soon be turning.
IIA Calls for Internal Auditors at All Public Companies
The organization tells the SEC that an internal audit function should be recognized as "a matter of basic good governance."
Internal Auditor Reports Getting ‘Sanitized’
But one audit committee chair knows how to get a fuller picture from internal auditors.
Internal Auditors Take on Third Parties
As businesses become more dependent on third parties, internal auditors need to put processes in place to help identify third-party risks.
Internal Audit Shines Brighter with Boards
New studies show that while the role of internal audit still needs to evolve, corporate boards hold the profession and the chief audit executive in higher regard these days.
Internal-Audit Rotation Debate Simmers
Can finance executives credibly rotate into the chief audit executive role if they’re planning to go back to finance afterward? Opinions run hot within the internal-audit community.
Internal Auditors Want Larger Budgets for 2013
More than 40% of chief audit executives are proposing bigger budgets for next year, according to an Institute of Internal Auditors survey, but not many are looking to hire.
New Guidance Could Add Teeth to Internal Audit
Small companies should benefit from revised internal-audit standards. They could make the chief audit executive a whole lot more popular, too.