The Audit Podcast

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A Mindful Leader in Tech, Dana Lawrence joins the show to talk about all kinds of great topics, including mindfulness at work.   Dana also tells her story about being in the audit profession while serving tech startups, when a tech startup should consider bringing on a full-time auditor, how to be authentic in public speaking, and few nuggets on data ethics.   For an hours worth of nuggets on data ethics, check Dana out at the 2021 Innovative Auditor Challenge.    Also, connect with Dana on LinkedIn for even more on these topics.   Be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Chief Audit Executive at Home Federal Bank at Tennessee, Paul Arab joins the show to talk about how to rebrand Internal Audit for more advisory work.   Paul walks us through the hurdles of making the change that we can look out for, the benefits to the bank as well as the benefits it had on his team. Paul also talks through what we should look for in hiring a good auditor and the biggest problem he sees facing the profession.   Be sure to connect with Paul on LinkedIn for more.   Also be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Audit Director at Nielsen Media Research, Jessica Fernandez-Simpson joins the show to talk about dealing with constant changes in a decentralized IT environment as well as constant changes in compliance regulations.   Some bonus insight from Jessica's time as a recruiter, she also shares how to retain and develop talent in a post Covid world while also offering advice for those new to the profession.   Be sure to connect with Jessica on LinkedIn for more.   Also be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
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Europe's Leading Internal Audit Communication Consultant, Tracie Marquardt joins the show to share her sixteen years of expertise in coaching communication.   Tracie walks us through the need for a good relationship in order to issue a good audit report, how to agile your communication, and gives away actionable takeaways on how to influence (for more on agiling your audit communication be sure to attend Tracie's webinar this week).   Lastly, Tracie talks about the TDF program that she teaches  to internal audit teams and how the program made the single biggest impact on her career (shoot Tracie an email at tracie@qacommunication.com to get your team culture peaking).   For more, be sure to connect with Tracie on LinkedIn and check out her website for other training programs.       Also, be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Internal Controls Supervisor at Arbonne Shelby Vignes joins the show to talk about her unique role in the audit profession.   Shelby gives a great example of what machine learning is and how she and Arbonne are using it to fight e-commerce fraud, being agile within the controls remediation process, and the importance of the resource strain a controls recommendation can have on the business.   Shelby is always on the lookout to meet other passionate auditors so reach out and connect with Shelby on LinkedIn.   Be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Sr. Director of Risk Management and Internal Audit at Cable ONE, Michelle Bennett is here to talk about Risk Management and tell her story about taking on the Internal Audit department as well.   Michelle talks about how she got up to speed on Internal Audit after taking it over, the difference between Risk Management and Internal Audit, and what it means to have grace in a relationship with our auditees.   Michelle also mentions the CAE Forum facilitated by Jason Mefford and Hal Garyn as being a huge advantage when she became the leader of the Cable ONE IA department.   Also, please check out the Be Like Josh foundation that Michelle mentions on the show (I'll for sure be wearing my Be Like Josh t-shirt in future episodes). From their website, "The Be Like Josh foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to celebrating humans and animals with special needs. Our foundation helps to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs with special abilities, and we visit elementary and high schools to promote kindness and inclusion."   Be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Head of Internal Audit at Chewy, Alan Maran joins the show to talk about the steps he's taken to modernize his Internal Audit department with analytics, automation, and other tools.   We also talk about how to develop your staff into the auditor of the future, the number one question the Audit Committee is asking, and the number one question we should be asking the Audit Committee.   Be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Professor of Audit and Assurance at the University of Technology Sydney and one of the top audit YouTuber's in the world, Dr. Amanda White joins the show to talk about how we can learn to audit better and how we can teach others as well.   If you've ever had to train a new hire or someone new to the profession then this episode has what you're looking for.   Amanda also recommends starting them off on The Audit Study Guide she put together and to join Auditopia to become part of their on-line community for internal audit to continue learning.   Amanda also turned the tables on me and asked what I'd recommend for those interested in analytics so I pointed her to the Complete Machine Learning and Data Science Bootcamp (for those interested in security consider going through the materials for the CompTIA Security+ certification).    Also, be sure to follow Amanda on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course, her YouTube channel.   Be sure check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Top 10 Internal Audit Thought Leader of 2020 and Managing Director of Audit Executive Advisory Services, Hal Garyn joins the show to provide his expert opinion on a wide range of audit and leadership topics.    A timely topic, Hal discusses what audit leaders need to be doing right now to help their organizations think through their approach in coming back to the office. Hal also talks about how audit leaders have become more tactical and less strategic which has led to unintended complacency. How do we fix that? Hal shares some actionable advice on exactly how.   During the show Hal pushes for Internal Audit to think through incorporating agile into their audit process and recommends the Agile Auditing: Best Practices for an EASY Transition webinar as a great place to start.   Although not discussed on the show, be sure to check out the top read article he wrote on internalaudit360.com - Death of the Audit Report: It's Time to Reconsider How to Convery Internal Audit Findings.   Lastly, Hal is prolific on LinkedIn and is a fantastic audit resource to follow so be sure to follow Hal on LinkedIn for more insight.   Also, check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
Top 10 Internal Audit Thought Leader of 2020 and cybersecurity expert Susan Paul joins the show to talk IT audit.   With 2020 being pretty much a nightmare for everyone, we wanted to get Susan's thoughts on the high-risk IT areas to consider for 2021. We also discuss the biggest problems facing the audit profession and some good resources for staying up to date on cyber and phishing news.   Links from the show: Richard Chambers article "I Still Believe Internal Audit Shouldn't Report to the CFO" Cofense (i.e., Phishme) blog Phishing email sent to Susan from "Chase bank"   Check out my favorite part of Susan's interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
CISO at the Grand River Dam Authority and President of the Oklahoma ISSA chapter, Pedro Serrano joins the show to talk security and audit.   I always enjoy hearing from folks that have been audited and Pedro has some memorable stories from his experience that he shares. We also talk what topic is going to be in the security world one year from now.   For those interested in getting started in security, Pedro talks about the CompTIA Security+ certification as well as joining the security equivalent of ISACA or IIA, ISSA. Pedro also mentions ISC2 as a good security resource.   Also mentioned on the show is the the Cyber Security via JiuJitsu Principles series featuring Pedro and Julio Tirado from Episode 24 of the show.   Don't forget to connect with Pedro on LinkedIn for more of his thoughts on security.      Be sure to check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel.  If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
Each episode we pick the best clip and post it to YouTube and LinkedIn. This is a mashup of those clips from the first half of The Audit Podcast.   Be sure to subscribe to The Audit Podcast YouTube channel to see each clip as we keep providing the best audit guidance with thought leaders from around the world.
Each episode we pick the best clip and post it to YouTube and LinkedIn. This is a mashup of those clips from the first half of The Audit Podcast.   Be sure to subscribe to The Audit Podcast YouTube channel to see each clip as we keep providing the best audit guidance with thought leaders from around the world.
I decided to switch it up and do this one all by myself. Enjoy!   Check out the 75 Hard program I mention as well as my two favorite apps from the year: LastPass and Listary.   Also, check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
Long time audit consultant and trainer Michelle Fowler is here to talk about the process for audit departments to follow to be more innovative.    Amongst other topics, we also discuss which is more important: understanding the business or understanding audit.   Be sure to check out the Fowler and Company website to learn more about Michelle's service offerings including the Internal Audit  Career Academy and be sure to also connect with Michelle on LinkedIn.   Lastly, if you want to become a more innovative audit professional then sign up for the 2021 Innovative Auditor Throwdown.   Check out my favorite part of the interview on The Audit Podcast YouTube channel.    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
Long time CAE and Risk Officer Norman Marks is here to talk about risk management for success.   Norman also discusses: How audit can change our mindset about only looking for risk What to do when our companies have poor objectives The single piece of advice he'd offer everyone in the audit profession The role of analytics in audit   Be sure to check out Norman's latest book Risk Management for Success as well as his previous books available on Amazon (Auditing That Matters is a personal favorite of mine).   For even more I highly recommend subscribing to Norman's blog and connecting with him on LinkedIn.   For the 10 Internal Audit Thought Leaders of 2020 where Norman was once again recognized you can go here.   To see my favorite part of this episode you can visit our YouTube channel.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
A favorite topic of mine: how to move up the analytics maturity model. Colleen Knuff from TeamMate is hear to share the evidence of how to do so through the results of the Touchstone Survey.   We stick to two main topics, but they're big ones that need to be heard regardless of how advanced your analytics program is: How successful programs are moving up the maturity model The three biggest stumbling blocks to getting where you need to be on the model    The survey is open and will stay open, hopefully for years to come, as a way for audit departments to see where they fit on the model.   I strongly encourage everyone to complete the survey by clicking the link, grabbing a snack, and digging in.   If you want to talk to her directly about the survey then you can connect with Colleen on LinkedIn.   If you want to see my favorite part of the show then check out this short video with me and Colleen.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
Dan Clark is here to tell us all about creating a Circle of Influence, how to develop foresight, how to influence without the audit report, and all the topics in the audit profession he disagrees with.   After you hear Dan you're going to want more so check out his book Dare to Be Different: An Auditors Personal Guide to Excellence.    Also be sure to follow Dan on LinkedIn to get more of his perspective on the profession.      If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
With over 30 years of experience in tech risk, Bernie Wedge is here to talk all things SOX. It's an audit podcast so this topic was bound to come up eventually and there's few who know it better than Bernie.   Bernie walks us through: Why we keep seeing the same SOX deficiencies despite SOX being 18 years old The number one issue management continues to struggle with and how to fix it How to use analytics on SOX testing The future of SOX The importance of tech competencies on your Board   If you want to hear more on these topics then be sure to connect with Bernie on LinkedIn. RTR   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
After spending years of his time and money Julio Tirado gives us the best list of resources for learning cyber security, analytics, and any other topic you need to learn.   For reference of what was discussed on the show: When asked what's the one thing we should do to better understand cyber security, Julio recommends OUCH! Newsletter. Online Learning Resources -  https://www.coursera.org/ https://www.edx.org/ https://www.udemy.com/ https://www.futurelearn.com/ https://www.cybrary.it/ https://www.itpro.tv/ Check these out for folks dedicated to acquire technical chops w/o a tech background from www.comptia.org: Fundamentals A+ Network+ Security+ Linux+ For machine learning Julio recommends Complete Machine Learning and Data Science. Also be sure to watch the video series on Cyber Security via JiuJitsu Principles with Julio and Pedro Serrano.   Lastly, be sure to connect with Julio on Linkedin.
Ever wondered how to get coke over the border? Or how you see NAFTA all over the place but don't really know what it is and at this point you're too afraid to ask?   Enter Trade Compliance Specialist Benita Lee.   Trade compliance isn't something I hear much about in the audit world so this was a great topic to dive into.   Benita does a lot more than just trade compliance so be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn to see what her book club, Monday Mastermind, Wellness Wednesday, and Thursday Thoughts are all about.
Stephen Vigil is here to talk sentiment analysis and how internal audit can use it on their engagements. We talk about regression analysis, causation and correlation, bigrams and whole lot more analytics techniques.   For the video showing the nine visualization Stephen walks through you can go here.   For the free text analysis tool that we mention on the show please visit Voyant Tools.   If you'd like to learn more then connect with Stephen on LinkedIn or reach out to him through his company website - Vigilant Accounting.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
Editor and Publisher at Internal Audit 360, Joe McCafferty joins the show to talk about agile auditing with a capital "A", some unique ways to connect with remote teams, how to use common tech within the audit process, and a lot more.   Be sure to subscribe to the InternalAudit 360 newsletter and check out the article mentioned on the show: Death of the Audit Report: It's Time to Reconsider How to Convey Internal Audit Findings.    Also be sure to connect with Joe on LinkedIn.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).  
Access controls expert, Jody Paterson is here to talk trends in access controls, advice for companies to think through as external audit season is coming up, and of course automating the dreaded user access review! For more on access control automation be sure to check out the Resources section on the ERP Maestro website where there's a ton of good content. You can also email Jody at Jody.Paterson@erpmaestro.com.   If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a rating on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. It only took 16 seconds to give myself a five-star rating (beat that!).
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Podcast Details

Created by
Trent Russell
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Mar 16th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 20th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
47
Avg. Episode Length
31 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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