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Richard Chambers: After 10 Years, Lessons from the Audit Trail Remain Highly Relevan

Ten years ago this week, I published my first book: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail. I had been writing a blog for more than five years, sharing imperatives that I believed internal auditors needed to address. Sometimes, they were strategic. Sometimes, they were tactical. Many of the blog posts before and since are drawn from my experiences as an internal auditor and chief audit executive. In 2014, I took a big step and assimilated the lessons I had learned throughout my career into the book.

Merriam-Webster defines audit trail as “a record of a sequence of events from which a history may be reconstructed.” As I prepared to write the book, I reflected upon my own career, contemplating the sequence of events that culminated in my appointment as President and CEO of The IIA. More important than the events themselves, however, were the lessons I had learned along my personal audit trail.

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