Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value - Paperback

Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value - Paperback
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There is no question that the internal audit profession has a compelling value proposition. To name a few things, it:

  •       Upholds the virtues of righteousness.
  •       Provides for continuous improvement.
  •       Promotes excellence.
  •       Nurtures achievement.
  •       Encourages accountability.
  •       Fosters positive change.

Internal audit activities serve as a hedge for organizations against mediocrity, erosion of ethical values, and corruption.

In Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value, author Rick Wright provides a brief history of internal auditing and presents a number of tangible ways internal audit functions create and add value.

The internal audit value proposition is alive and well. Internal audit functions all around the world are delivering value to their organizations through objectivity, assurance, and insights. 

Chapters include: 

  •        The value proposition.
  •        Internal auditing myths.
  •        Three lines of defense.
  •        How internal audit is governed and managed.
  •        The contemporary practice of internal auditing.
  •        Tools of internal auditing.

About the author:

Rick A. Wright Jr., CIA, is director of internal audit and enterprise risk management for YRC Worldwide. He has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit practice and training. His career has included roles within various organizations, including The IIA, Kansas City Southern Railway, H&R Block, and Resources Global Professionals. He has been an adjunct professor, teaching accounting, finance, fraud, and strategic management courses. He is also founder of Resonate Training and Assurance Services, LLC, where he continues to pursue his passion for adult learning as an author, speaker, and training facilitator.

Wright has served on university academic advisory boards, speaks at IIA-sponsored events, is an active member of The IIA’s Kansas City Chapter, and has served as a volunteer committee member for The IIA’s Academic Relations Committee. He holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Missouri State University and an MBA from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.