Understanding basic governance for internal auditors

An internal auditor has an essential role to play in the governance of an organisation. Which is why it remains difficult to grasp for me why so few internal auditors have a basic understanding of governance principles. We have developed a high level introduction to governance for internal auditors, in Dutch, which provides a basic … Continue reading Understanding basic governance for internal auditors

Sharing courses – Internal audit reporting

The quality of internal audit reporting is often significantly below par. The number of times I’ve been confronted with reports that were too long, too convoluted, trying to prove to the reader the auditor had done a lot of work … are impossible to count. While the internal auditor ideally writes something that is digestible … Continue reading Sharing courses – Internal audit reporting

The relevance of a thesis for a master class in post-graduate education

It’s quite interesting to see that more and more master classes in post graduate education chose not to “impose” a thesis subject on their students. We’ve moved away from it in the context of the Master class Internal Audit at the Antwerp Management School as well. But in retrospect, I’m absolutely convinced we shouldn’t have. … Continue reading The relevance of a thesis for a master class in post-graduate education

Manage how you feel (Twitter Masterclass)

There are many ways to make yourself feel miserable. Watching the news or following the wrong people on Twitter may do the trick, pushing you into a spiral of negative feelings. But you are defined by the people you surround yourself with. That includes the people you surround yourself with via your social media accounts. … Continue reading Manage how you feel (Twitter Masterclass)

The burden of your political convictions

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” - The Usual Suspects Administrative burden reduction is an initiative taken by quite a few governments, many of them in the EU, including the EU itself, which aims to reduce the costs of compliance with laws and regulations for citizens and … Continue reading The burden of your political convictions