Jamming with Jason Mefford
Inspiring interviews with some amazing people who are doing extraordinary things to positively change the world. Sometimes it's just you and me having an intimate and authentic conversation about how you can change the world around you. Great content, interesting guest, insightful advice, that's practical and helpful to anyone that listens! You are always eager to come back for more, since you learn something in every episode. Sit back and enjoy this informative, authentic and entertaining podcast.
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A Touch of Grey
<p>If you've ever wondered what psychology, science, mindfulness, and music have to do with internal audit, this #jammingwithjason episode will explain. When you listen, you will see I'm not as crazy as I may first appear :)</p> <p>Traditional internal audit is no longer serving our organizations, and it's time to start a revolution and shake it up baby, twist and shout our way to being elevated so we can fly like the eagles in our organizations and be seen as trusted advisors adding real value. It's time to live from a place of possibilities and opportunity instead of being stuck in fear, negativity, and communication breakdowns.</p> <p>Even when it's worse than it appears, it's alright. We will get by, we will survive ... together.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> or where ever you enjoy listening to podcasts.</p> <p>If you listen to the podcast, please do me a favor. 1. Connect with me on LinkedIn: <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/'>https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/</a> 2. Send me a personalized connection request and let me know you listen to the podcast (if you don't personalize the invite I may not approve due to all the random, spamming requests I get each day) 3. Let me know what you like the most about the podcast 4. Bonus points if you can list the songs/artists I made reference to during the podcast and in the show notes</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Myth Busting the CPE Training Mindset
<p>I love to learn, and love teaching and coaching others so they also learn. In the knowledge economy our brains are our most valuable asset. In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode on "Myth Busting the CPE Training Mindset" I discuss four mistakes I see people making holding them back and limiting their personal and professional development.</p> <p>As you can guess by the title, having a CPE-only mindset is one that must be replaced by life-long learning. Listen in to see what other three are and how to bust through and break on through to the other side.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>If you are ready to take action on your personal and professional development, here's a great opportunity. In April 2020, cRisk Academy is offering a 50% discount on all their on-demand courses.</p> <p>For you and your team to take advantage of this special opportunity all you need to do is:</p> <p>1. Use this link to sign up for a FREE account: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf%20'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf</a> 2. Use coupon code: APRIL2020-50 when you register for any courses. 3. Use the coupon for any and all courses, as many times as you want until the coupon expires the end of April.</p> <p>I hope this helps you and your team.</p> <p>It can literally save you thousands of dollar in your training budget this year. For example, you can save $1,250 on the cRBIA course with this link: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?coupon_code=APRIL2020-50'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?coupon_code=APRIL2020-50</a></p> <p>But, the coupon expires 30 April at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Are you going to take advantage of this opportunity, or just let it slip sliding away?</p>
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Dealing With People You Can't Stand with Dr. Ri...
<p>As auditors, we often deal with people who are defensive, have difficult behaviors, or have whining and negative demeanors. Wouldn't it be great is we had some tips for how to deal with all three to help make our job's easier.</p> <p>Listen in to this special episode, where we dive into all three. Make sure to grab a pen and paper when you listen to this episode since there is so much good content.</p> <p>I'm joined by Dr. Rick Brinkman who is the coauthor or author of 6 McGraw Hill books, including: Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst which has sold over 2,000,000 copies and has been translated into 25 languages. Yep, you read that right. Over 2,000,000 books means Dr. Brinkman is one of the best in the world at what he does.</p> <p>He has been a featured guest on CNN and is a frequent communication expert for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Oprah Magazine and USA Today. I'm so honored to have Dr. Brinkman also as a guest on #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast</p> <p>Register for the upcoming cRisk Academy webinar where Rick and Jason will discuss "Meet Less and Do More: Go From Meetings You Hate to Meetings You Love" on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 · 9:00 AM PDT. <a href='https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Meet-Less-and-Do-More-Go-From-Meetings-You-Hate-to-Meetings-You-Love'>https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Meet-Less-and-Do-More-Go-From-Meetings-You-Hate-to-Meetings-You-Love</a></p> <p>Get a copy of Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst at: <a href='https://www.drrickbrinkman.com/'>https://www.drrickbrinkman.com/</a> or Amazon at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/Dealing-People-Stand-Revised-Expanded/dp/0071785728/ref=sr_1_2'>https://www.amazon.com/Dealing-People-Stand-Revised-Expanded/dp/0071785728/ref=sr_1_2</a></p> <p>#communication #rapport #difficultpeople</p>
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Creating Opportunity Out of Uncertainty
<p>Every event or circumstance we find ourselves in is neutral. There is no good or bad in circumstance, it's how we choose to respond or interpret the situation. We can view our circumstances as a threat or an opportunity ... the choice is up to you. Since auditors are trained to look for the negative, there is a very real problem when we let a negative view creep over into our personal lives.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I share how you can choose to see the opportunity and questions you can ask yourself to find the opportunity and stay positive regardless of your circumstances. Every silver lining's got a touch of grey, but we will get by, we will survive. It's even worse than it appears, but it's alright, we will get by, we will survive.</p> <p>Here's one of the opportunities from our uncertain times. In March 2020, cRisk Academy gave away over $75,000 in free and discounted courses to help out the internal audit community. In April 2020, they are offering a 50% discount on all their courses.</p> <p>For you and your team to take advantage of this special opportunity all you need to do is:</p> <p>1. Use this link to sign up for a free account: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf%20'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf</a> 2. Use coupon code: APRIL2020-50 when they register for any courses. 3. You can use the coupon for any and all courses, as many times as you want until the coupon expires the end of April.</p> <p>I hope this helps you and your team members during the current period of uncertainty.</p> <p>It can literally save you thousands of dollar in your training budget this year. For example, you can save $1,250 on the cRBIA course with this link: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?coupon_code=APRIL2020-50'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?coupon_code=APRIL2020-50</a></p> <p>But, the coupon expires the end of April. Are you going to take advantage of this opportunity, or let it slip away?</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with...
<p>I am pleased to talk with Julio Tirado for this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode where discuss lessons he's learned from being a CAE. You'll hear how Julio's career brought him to be a CAE, and suggestions he has for those of you that aspire to become a CAE.</p> <p>It's just me and Julio down at the school yard ... jamming and talking shop (could help putting in the Paul Simon reference :)</p> <p>We discuss many things including: how to put the user (i.e. our audit client) at the center of the relationship, the importance of every auditor having a basic understanding on IT and security, considering the consequences of our audit recommendations, the need for project management skills, and how all internal auditors have to spend a little time selling.</p> <p>Julio Tirado is the CAE for Spirit Bank in Tulsa, OK.</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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E67 Best of: Leadership in Times of Chaos
<p>In times of chaos and crisis, people look for the leaders. At these times, even when as a leader you may want to retreat to your cave ... it's more important to show up as a leader. Retreating to your cave may just be one of the worst things you could do.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditepisode I discuss the qualities of leaders in times of chaos, what you should be doing as a leader, and how to take care of yourself while you care for others.</p> <p>You want to listen to this whole episode, since it takes a very interesting turn at the end, you won't be expecting.</p> <p>Beware of fake leaders. Many people who think they are leaders are actually followers, just copying what others are doing. If you are like most people, I'm sure you'd prefer the real deal, instead of a cheap copy. Beware of people pretending to be leaders who are really followers. Fake leaders tend to show up in numbers during times of chaos and often dupe people. Don't be one of those people.</p> <p>If you are ready to BE a leader as a Chief Audit Executive, download your copy of the 2020 CAE Survey Report and register for the weekly CAE Briefing (btw both of which are absolutely FREE) at: <a href='http://bit.ly/CAE-Survey-2020'>http://bit.ly/CAE-Survey-2020</a></p> <p>If you are a CAE ready to go to the next level as a leader in your career and really elevate internal audit in your organization, instead of holding onto the traditional model that no longer works, join the CAE Forum at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p>
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E66 Best of: Networking is for Sales People
<p>#Internalaudit professionals don't need to networking, they need community.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I explain the differences between networking and joining a community, and believe me there is a big difference. Even when people think they have community it is often just networking, which is a big waste of time.</p> <p>Networking is for sales people to collect sales leads. Unless you are trying to sell people products or services, it's time to stop networking and join a community.</p> <p>I also discuss the elephant in the room with the world-wide corona virus pandemic and some ways you can minimize the impact on your career.</p> <p>Join the thousands of people training each month with cRisk Academy at: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf</a></p> <p>If you are a #ChiefAuditExecutive ready to join a community of top CAEs from all over the world, schedule your complimentary no-obligation 30-minute call with Jason Mefford to see if it's right for you at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>Have conferences, trainings and meeting been canceled you planned to attending this year? If you are like most people, the answer is YES.</p> <p>Are you trying to figure out how to get yourself and your team the training you need?</p> <p>If you are a manager or #chiefauditexecutive responsible for training, book a complimentary 15-minute call to explore the various virtual training options that would work best for you and your team.</p> <p>Mefford Associates has been doing virtual #internalaudit #training for years, so this is nothing new to us. Book a call to learn about options for you and your team. calendly.com/jasonmefford/15min</p> <p> Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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E65 Best of: Lessons from a CAE with Steve Goep...
<p>In this week's episode I speak with Steve Goepfert about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including the difference between being a Chief Auditor, and being a Chief Audit Executive; what it really takes to be a CAE; how to provide those moments of head snap (you'll have to listen to learn more); how to prove and communicate the value internal audit provides; and not getting so engrained in the mechanics that we don't focus on the big picture.</p> <p>Steve Goepfert was the Vice President - Internal Audit (Chief Auditor) for United Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. He assumed the role after the merger of United and Continental. He had previously been Chief Auditor at Continental Airlines for 21 years.</p> <p>He was the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. (IIA). At the Global level, Steve served on the IIA's Executive Committee for 6 years (2003-09) and on the IIA Board for 7 years. He previously served as Senior Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman – Professional Services and is a past President of the Houston Chapter (1999-2000), and served on its Board for 17 years. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the inaugural class of the IIA's American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. He was recognized in 2013 with the Victor Brink award for distinguished service to the IIA.</p> <p>He is now enjoying retirement in Tennessee. I am very grateful to have one of the legends in the internal audit profession on the show.</p>
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E64: Best of: What's Holding Most CAEs Back
<p>There are some common problems and mistakes holding most #chiefauditexecutive back from elevating #internalaudit in their organizations, and moving into executive presence where they are perceived as a #trustedadvisor.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss these mistakes and how #CAE can take action to move their career and the profession of internal auditing forward. If you are a CAE, this is a must listen episode. If you are not a CAE, please listen and share with your CAE. You will still get tremendous value from the information to help in your career.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>If you are a CAE and really serious about elevating the status of internal audit in your organization, improving your executive presence, and getting best practices and thought leadership from like-minded CAEs, the CAE Forum is for you.</p> <p>Submit your application to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>You can also watch a more extended video version of this discussion on that page.</p>
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E63 Best of: Lessons From a Chief Audit Executi...
<p>In this week's episode I speak with Larry Harrington about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: personal branding and your career development plan, benefits of being in roles outside of internal audit, developing and maintaining strong relationships with management, getting a seat at the table, and investing in yourself. So much in this episode.</p> <p>In fact, there is so much in this episode you will probably want to listen more than once.</p> <p>Larry Harrington served as the global chairman of The IIA, and retired as the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for Raytheon Company, which specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2004, he led the internal audit function for several Fortune 100 companies, where he also served in other areas, including finance, human resources, and operations.</p> <p>In "retirement" Larry speaks, coaches, mentors and consults with internal auditors all over the world, and continues to be a strong and passionate voice for the internal audit profession. You can reach out to him at: <a href='mailto:Harringtonlj55@gmail.com'>Harringtonlj55@gmail.com</a> or <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-harrington-574634/'>https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-harrington-574634/</a></p> <p>For his term as The IIA’s global chairman, Larry chose the theme, “Invest in Yourself.” He urges internal auditors to enhance their value by undertaking professional development opportunities. From reading topical and timely material, to adding professional certifications, to attending conferences and workshops in internal auditing and on the business functions they audit, internal auditors can improve their own professional skills and opportunities and better serve their organizations and stakeholders.</p> <p>If you are the kind of person that want to "invest in yourself" check out the free webinars and on-demand courses offered by cRisk Academy, the largest webinar and on-demand training platform for internal auditors at: <a href='https://criskacademy.com/courses/'>https://criskacademy.com/courses/</a> or <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a></p> <p>For CAEs, get a weekly dose from the CAE Briefing, delivered for free to your in-box at: <a href='http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/'>http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/</a></p> <p>Listen each week to Jamming with Jason for interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com'>http://www.jasonmefford.com</a> and <a href='http://www.meffordassociates.com'>http://www.meffordassociates.com</a></p>
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Leadership in Times of Chaos
<p>In times of chaos and crisis, people look for the leaders. At these times, even when as a leader you may want to retreat to your cave ... it's more important to show up as a leader. Retreating to your cave may just be one of the worst things you could do.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditepisode I discuss the qualities of leaders in times of chaos, what you should be doing as a leader, and how to take care of yourself while you care for others.</p> <p>You want to listen to this whole episode, since it takes a very interesting turn at the end, you won't be expecting.</p> <p>Beware of fake leaders. Many people who think they are leaders are actually followers, just copying what others are doing. If you are like most people, I'm sure you'd prefer the real deal, instead of a cheap copy. Beware of people pretending to be leaders who are really followers. Fake leaders tend to show up in numbers during times of chaos and often dupe people. Don't be one of those people.</p> <p>If you are ready to BE a leader as a Chief Audit Executive, download your copy of the 2020 CAE Survey Report and register for the weekly CAE Briefing (btw both of which are absolutely FREE) at: <a href='http://bit.ly/CAE-Survey-2020'>http://bit.ly/CAE-Survey-2020</a></p> <p>If you are a CAE ready to go to the next level as a leader in your career and really elevate internal audit in your organization, instead of holding onto the traditional model that no longer works, join the CAE Forum at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p>
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E61 Best of: Risk Based Internal Auditing
<p>Even though we have been using the term "risk-based auditing" for over 20 years, many internal audit groups have not really implemented it ... and many mis-understand the concepts behind it.</p> <p>In this episode I explain the challenges and opportunities facing internal audit as a profession and why moving to a truly risk-based approach is the opportunity for us to overcome those challenges. I also discuss the confusion with the terms objective-based, or risk management-based audit.</p> <p>I've been preaching risk-based internal auditing for over 15 years and am consider one of the leading world experts on risk-based internal audit (and yes I wrote a book on this, frameworks, certifications and have trained internal auditors all over the world).</p> <p>If you missed the webinar on Establishing or Improving a Risk-Based Audit Approach, you can now access it in the cRisk Academy on-demand library at: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/establishing-or-improving-a-risk-based-audit-approach/'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/establishing-or-improving-a-risk-based-audit-approach/</a></p> <p>Join me for a deeper dive into Risk-Based Internal Auditing on the next webinar: Thursday, October 31, 2019 · 9:00 AM PDT. Register at: <a href='https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Deeper-Dive-Risk-Based-Audit-Approach-with-Questions-and-Answers-Q-A'>https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Deeper-Dive-Risk-Based-Audit-Approach-with-Questions-and-Answers-Q-A</a></p> <p>To learn more about how you can enroll in a new course and receive your Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) professional designation visit: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/</a></p> <p>You can also save 60% when you register for the cRBIA course before 30 November 2019.</p> <p> </p>
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E60 Best of: Auditing Humor and Other Oxymorons...
<p>As auditors we tend to be a very serious group of people. In our attempt to appear competent and professional we often switch over into the boring, robot-like realm ... a place that gives rise to much of the auditor stereotypes.</p> <p>In this episode we discuss how humor and creativity can actually make us better auditors and more effective in our job, plus we have a lot more fun doing the work. I'm joined by Mike Jacka, a truly hilarious auditor who has been waving this flag for decades. Come laugh with us on this episode and walk away with some advice for how you too can incorporate more humor and creativity into auditing.</p> <p>Mike Jacka is the Chief Creative Pilot of Flying Pig Audit Consulting and Training Solutions.</p> <p>You can get a copy of Mike's book "Auditing Humor: and other oxymorons" through the IIA Bookstore or on Amazon at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/Auditing-Humor-oxymorons-Mike-Jacka/dp/0991280903/ref=sr_1_6'>https://www.amazon.com/Auditing-Humor-oxymorons-Mike-Jacka/dp/0991280903/ref=sr_1_6</a></p> <p>You can reach out to Mike at: mjacka@fpacts.com</p> <p>To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand course use this link: <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a> and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course. cRisk Academy is offering this to listeners of the Jamming with Jason podcast through 30 November, so make sure to take advantage of your savings today.</p>
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E59 Best of: Why Don't Auditors Find More Fraud...
<p>The ACFE reports that about 40% of frauds are uncovered from tips to a whistleblower hotline, while internal audit only uncovers about 15% of frauds. While detecting fraud is not internal audit's primary purpose, one is still left to wonder why internal audit doesn't find more fraud, especially since one of the first questions from management is "why didn't audit find this?"</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Aaron Denbo to discuss how internal audit can change a few simple things to help increase their ability to find and detect fraud. This is a previous recording of a webinar Aaron did with Jason for cRisk Academy.</p> <p>To see a list of upcoming free cRisk Academy webinars, visit: <a href='https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/crisk-academy/conferences'>https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/crisk-academy/conferences</a></p> <p>To go into more depth on today's topic, and not get blamed for fraud you didn't find, visit: bravenacademy.com</p>
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E58 Best of: Moving Internal Audit to the Strat...
<p>In order to really add value to your organization, internal audit has to move to the strategic level. Too often we spend our time in the details and weeds and then wonder why executives are not interested in what we have to say. If you are being ignored, you are probably not talking and acting at the strategic level. Unless we focus on what is relevant to executives and the board, we risk being viewed as as not adding value and even worse irrelevant.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Norman Marks, a retired Chief Audit Executive, Chief Risk Officer and thought leader to discuss what internal audit needs to do to move up to the strategic level and get a seat at the big kids' table.</p>
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E57 Best of: Internal Audit Must Embrace Change...
<p>I spent the last several months interviewing many chief audit executives (CAEs) from all over the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of internal audit. What I found is that not only is the pace of change accelerating at an alarming rate, but along with the mounting challenges come plenty of opportunities too. From these interviews, and my own experiences as a CAE at two organizations, I have identified some clear trends, challenges, and opportunities that most CAEs are working to address.</p> <p>#internalaudit #cae #chiefauditexecutive</p>
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E56 Best of: Lessons from a CAE with Imran Zia
<p>In this week's episode I speak with Imran Zia about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss how management wants to see internal audit as a partner and trusted advisor. How integrity, courage, likability and trust help you get to that status. We also discuss how to become the CEO of your own career development and that by spending time learning you business and industry is one of the biggest things you can do to earn the trust of management.</p> <p>Imran Zia is the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for the Government of British Columbia in Canada.</p>
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E55 Best of: The Future of Internal Audit and a...
<p>Jason Mefford is joined by Dan Clayton, for a discussion of how internal audit is evolving and changing, driving some of the updates to Sawyer's Internal Auditing, 7th edition. Information in the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the Internal Audit textbook, and CIA Review Course materials, provide a basis for how to practice internal auditing, but Sawyer's Internal Auditing (one of the most influential books in the profession) fills in some of the gaps in the other material.</p> <p>Dan Clayton is the Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management for the System Audit Office at The University of Texas System, and was the project leader for the update team to Sawyers Internal Auditing, 7th edition.</p>
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Networking is for sales people
<p>#Internalaudit professionals don't need to networking, they need community.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I explain the differences between networking and joining a community, and believe me there is a big difference. Even when people think they have community it is often just networking, which is a big waste of time.</p> <p>Networking is for sales people to collect sales leads. Unless you are trying to sell people products or services, it's time to stop networking and join a community.</p> <p>I also discuss the elephant in the room with the world-wide corona virus pandemic and some ways you can minimize the impact on your career.</p> <p>Join the thousands of people training each month with cRisk Academy at: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf</a></p> <p>If you are a #ChiefAuditExecutive ready to join a community of top CAEs from all over the world, schedule your complimentary no-obligation 30-minute call with Jason Mefford to see if it's right for you at: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>Have conferences, trainings and meeting been canceled you planned to attending this year? If you are like most people, the answer is YES.</p> <p>Are you trying to figure out how to get yourself and your team the training you need?</p> <p>If you are a manager or #chiefauditexecutive responsible for training, book a complimentary 15-minute call to explore the various virtual training options that would work best for you and your team.</p> <p>Mefford Associates has been doing virtual #internalaudit #training for years, so this is nothing new to us. Book a call to learn about options for you and your team. calendly.com/jasonmefford/15min</p> <p> Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Resolving Conflicts at Work with Ken Cloke
<p>Conflict seems like a dirty word, one most people want to avoid. Unfortunately it is a part of everyday life at work and in our personal lives, so we need to understand it and learn how to deal with conflict.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I discuss conflict concepts with Ken Cloke from his book: Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job.</p> <p>Ken Cloke is a world-recognized mediator, dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, public speaker, author of numerous books and articles, and a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution for the last 37 years.</p> <p>Ken created the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica, CA, where he has been a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, coach, consultant and trainer, specializing in communication, collaborative negotiation, dialogue facilitation, and resolving complex multi-party disputes, including thousands of marital, divorce, family, community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment, discrimination, and public policy disputes; and designing preventative conflict resolution systems for public and private sector organizations.</p> <p>Get your copy of Ken's book through Amazon at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/Resolving-Conflicts-Work-Strategies-Everyone/dp/0470922249'>https://www.amazon.com/Resolving-Conflicts-Work-Strategies-Everyone/dp/0470922249</a></p> <p>Learn more and connect with Ken at: <a href='https://www.kencloke.com/'>https://www.kencloke.com/</a></p> <p>#conflictresolution #conflict</p>
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Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with...
<p>I am please to bring back Tom Harris for this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode where discuss lessons he's learned from being a CAE. You'll hear how Tom's career brought him to be a CAE, and suggestions he has for those of you that aspire to become a CAE.</p> <p>In an earlier episode I spoke with Tom about Internal Audit's Role in System Implementations, so if you missed that one make sure to go back and take a listen.</p> <p>Tom Harris, the Vice-President of Internal Audit for National CineMedia joins me to provide a case study on how he took an approach of embedding members of his internal audit team into the project team, and even helped drive the user-setup portion of the project. We explore the risks and benefits of taking different approaches. While embedding internal audit into the project team may limit objectivity and assurance projects for a time, it just may be one of the best way to provide long-term value to the organization and deepen relationships with management.</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Independence: I Do Not Think That Word Means Wh...
<p>#Independence is a term may in #internalaudit like to push the boundaries on, but when we do we can come off as arrogant or self-righteous to others in the organization. In this week's #jammingwithjason #internalaudit podcast I discuss the difference between independence and objectivity, why objectivity is more important than independence, and you are not really as independent as you may think.</p> <p>As with all episodes, you will also walk away with some practical tips you can start using today.</p> <p>This week's episode is brought to you by the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum.</p> <p>If you are a CAE that wants to join a community of like-minded CAEs where you can have frank discussions about the challenges and opportunities of being a Chief Audit Executive (CAE), while getting practical advice to increase your executive presence, influence and value as a trusted advisor to your organization, check out what they have to offer and book your no-obligation call to see if it's right for you: <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>Did you also know the CAE Forum comes with a $100,000 guarantee, so its a no-risk investment in you and your team to elevate the status of internal audit in your organization.</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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People Centric Skills with Danny Goldberg
<p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode I speak with Danny Goldberg about some of the people centric skills each internal auditor must have. As a profession we often focus primarily on our technical skills, but soft skills is what will get you to the director or CAE level.</p> <p>We discuss topics like: conflict resolution, body language, emotional intelligence, empathy, using appropriate mode of communication, etc... what may not seem like #internalaudit qualities, but things we have to develop to succeed in our career.</p> <p>Danny Goldberg is the Founder of GoldSRD (www.goldsrd.com), a leading provider of Staff Augmentation, Executive Recruiting and Professional Development services. He is a well-known speaker on internal auditing and People-Centric Skills. Danny co-authored People-Centric Skills: Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Internal Auditors, via Wiley Publications.</p> <p>This is the first book published specifically to address the wide-ranging topic of communication skills for internal auditors. It has been offered through the IIA and ISACA bookstores since July 2015. You can also find it on Amazon at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/People-Centric-Skills-Interpersonal-Communication-Professionals/dp/1118850815/'>https://www.amazon.com/People-Centric-Skills-Interpersonal-Communication-Professionals/dp/1118850815/</a></p> <p>A second edition of People-Centric Skills is due out in 2020. This is not an update, per se but can be thought of as a second book in a series. Listen to the episode and you'll see what I mean. Contact Danny for a personalized copy of the new book when it's released hot off the presses (dgoldberg@goldsrd.com).</p>
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Lessons From A CAE With Frank Coleman
<p>In this week's #jammingwithjason episode I speak with Frank Coleman about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: having think skin, getting a horizontal spread of experience, not losing your cool, and two sides to every story. We also discuss the HR side of being a CAE and how to surround yourself with a great team and dealing with change.</p> <p>So much wisdom from Frank in this episode.</p> <p>Frank Coleman is the CAE of Farmers and Merchants Bank in southern California. He has successfully done a turn-around of internal audit in his organization (including rebranding), and built teams as well as relationships across multiple organizational levels and stakeholder groups.</p> <p>Take a listen to the episode to learn Frank's career path and advise on becoming a CAE.</p> <p>#internalaudit #chiefauditexecutive #internalauditpodcast</p>
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Enterprise Security Risk Management with Toby H...
<p>Many of you are familiar with ERM, but do you know ESRM?</p> <p>ESRM affects the broadest spectrum of organization, from government, corporations and NGOs, to schools and universities, to entertainment and leisure, casinos and hotels, from oil & gas giants to technology companies and multinationals. Pretty much everyone has to deal with this aspect of #riskmanagement.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm joined by Toby Houchens who has a diverse technical and scientific background in risk management, security, intelligence, and threat assessment. With over 11 years as a US Army green beret, education in neuroscience, big data technology, and international relations. Toby possesses a unique blend of experience and education.</p> <p>As a critic of siloed and traditional security approaches, still favored by some in law enforcement and security professionals today, Toby argues for a more comprehensive and holistic risk management view to drive security strategy and efforts. He is a co-author of the enterprise security risk management (ESRM) standards and guidelines, on behalf of ASIS, he is at the forefront of modern practice and thought leadership.</p> <p>Toby is also an entrepreneur and is the CEO of the risk technology company Alpha Recon. Alpha Recon is an easy to use risk intelligence and management technology platform for schools and workplaces. The central mission of Alpha Recon is to help clients see threats and risks proactively to better respond and manage them as they impact their important assets such as students, staff, clients, workplaces, and campuses. Alpha Recon makes an impossible job easier to accomplish with built in risk management tools, communications, crisis management, and more with intelligence forming the core of the value proposition.</p> <p>Learn more at: <a href='https://www.alpharecon.com/'>https://www.alpharecon.com/</a></p>
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What's Holding Most Chief Audit Executives Back
<p>There are some common problems and mistakes holding most #chiefauditexecutive back from elevating #internalaudit in their organizations, and moving into executive presence where they are perceived as a #trustedadvisor.</p> <p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss these mistakes and how #CAE can take action to move their career and the profession of internal auditing forward. If you are a CAE, this is a must listen episode. If you are not a CAE, please listen and share with your CAE. You will still get tremendous value from the information to help in your career.</p> <p>Listen in at: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>If you are a CAE and really serious about elevating the status of internal audit in your organization, improving your executive presence, and getting best practices and thought leadership from like-minded CAEs, the CAE Forum is for you.</p> <p>Submit your application to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p>You can also watch a more extended video version of this discussion on that page.</p>
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Playing the Game without Help = Disaster
<p>In this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Many of you are playing the game of your career without much help. The problem is, others in your organization are getting help, which means you are playing at a big disadvantage.</p> <p>I'm not talking about a lack of resources or struggling to get budget and support. It's about getting yourself the training, coaching, and support you need to play varsity-level sport ... like your peers. It's about having the right balance (e.g. American football: offense, defense, passing, running) to get you performing at an elite status.</p> <p>Take a listen and see some of the areas where getting a little extra help, will go along way in helping you play the game of your career and life as a champion.</p> <p>If you are a CAE and really serious about elevating the status of internal audit in your organization, improving your executive presence, and getting best practices and thought leadership from like-minded CAEs, the CAE Forum is for you.</p> <p>Submit your application to join the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. <a href='https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum'>https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caeforum</a></p> <p> Jamming with Jason, the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, #riskmanagement, and #compliance.</p>
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We'll follow the old man
<p>In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I discuss some things you can do to become a better leader ... one who your people love, and one who gets the most out of their teams. Practical tips you can start applying today that will make a HUGE impact on your ability to lead.</p> <p>Wondering about the title? It's from a song in "White Christmas." What does the movie "White Christmas" have to do with becoming a better leader? Take a listen and you'll find out. You many even get to hear me sing a little :)</p> <p>If you are a CAE and really serious about becoming a better leader, submit an application for the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum. We are accepting new member application until 31 January 2020. <a href='http://meffordassociates.com/caeforum/'>http://meffordassociates.com/caeforum/</a></p> <p>Please help spread the word about #jammingwithjason so we can light up the world and elevate the status of internal audit. Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Never Go With Your Gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
<p>If you'd like to avoid terrible advice, cognitive biases, and poor decisions this episode is for you. We've all made some these mistakes that have lead to poor decisions, but we have the opportunity using behavioral economics and neuroscience to become a truly wise decision maker.</p> <p>I'm joined by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, who has over 20 years of experience dramatically empowering leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters by addressing potential threats, maximizing unexpected opportunities, and resolving persistent personnel problems. Dr. Tsipursky has a strong research and teaching background in behavioral economics and neuroscience with over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University and before that a Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.</p> <p>We discuss how tribalism, fight or flight and over confidence lead executives, risk managers, and YES ... even internal auditors to make poor decisions and not consider personnel aspect when making decisions and auditing processes. We even discuss some practical ways you can avoid some of the 30 most dangerous cognitive errors.</p> <p>Learn more about Dr. Tsipursky at: <a href='https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/'>https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/</a> or reach out via e-mail at: gleb@disasteravoidanceexperts.com</p> <p>You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at: <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-gleb-tsipursky/'>https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-gleb-tsipursky/</a></p> <p>Get a copy of Gleb's latest book: Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Avoid Terrible Advice, Cognitive Biases, and Poor Decisions) mentioned during this episode at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLS1NYM/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=intentinsigh-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07PLS1NYM&linkId=b71edcf9b5eebc00931b875a8d5ccf1e'>https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLS1NYM/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=intentinsigh-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07PLS1NYM&linkId=b71edcf9b5eebc00931b875a8d5ccf1e</a></p>
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New Year's Resolutions for 2020
<p>The fact is, fewer than 90-95% of people actually follow through with and accomplish their new year's resolutions. The reason: they don't do the things necessary to create new habits, or break old habits.</p> <p>In this episode of #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I dive into 5 things you can do this year to make sure you accomplish more in 2020 and make it an amazing year.</p> <p>You'll hear about: - having compassion for yourself if you didn't accomplish everything in 2019 you'd hoped for, - not just setting goals (resolutions), but creating habits, - breaking down your annual goals into 90-day goals, - creating a daily routine for reaching your 90-day goals, and - realizing our habits determine who we are.</p> <p>The more we work on developing the right habits, the more likely we will accomplish our bigger goals.</p> <p>The book referred to in this episode: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg, is a great ready for understanding and developing great habits.</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Why Don't Auditors Find More Fraud? with Aaron ...
<p>The ACFE reports that about 40% of frauds are uncovered from tips to a whistleblower hotline, while internal audit only uncovers about 15% of frauds. While detecting fraud is not internal audit's primary purpose, one is still left to wonder why internal audit doesn't find more fraud, especially since one of the first questions from management is "why didn't audit find this?"</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Aaron Denbo to discuss how internal audit can change a few simple things to help increase their ability to find and detect fraud. This is a previous recording of a webinar Aaron did with Jason for cRisk Academy.</p> <p>To see a list of upcoming free cRisk Academy webinars, visit: https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/crisk-academy/conferences</p> <p>To go into more depth on today's topic, and not get blamed for fraud you didn't find, visit: bravenacademy.com</p> <p>#fraud #internalauditwebinar #internalaudit</p>
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Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with...
<p>In this week's episode I speak with Larry Harrington about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: personal branding and your career development plan, benefits of being in roles outside of internal audit, developing and maintaining strong relationships with management, getting a seat at the table, and investing in yourself. So much in this episode.</p> <p>In fact, there is so much in this episode you will probably want to listen more than once.</p> <p>Larry Harrington served as the global chairman of The IIA, and retired as the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for Raytheon Company, which specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2004, he led the internal audit function for several Fortune 100 companies, where he also served in other areas, including finance, human resources, and operations.</p> <p>In "retirement" Larry speaks, coaches, mentors and consults with internal auditors all over the world, and continues to be a strong and passionate voice for the internal audit profession. You can reach out to him at: <a href='mailto:Harringtonlj55@gmail.com'>Harringtonlj55@gmail.com</a> or <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-harrington-574634/'>https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-harrington-574634/</a></p> <p>For his term as The IIA’s global chairman, Larry chose the theme, “Invest in Yourself.” He urges internal auditors to enhance their value by undertaking professional development opportunities. From reading topical and timely material, to adding professional certifications, to attending conferences and workshops in internal auditing and on the business functions they audit, internal auditors can improve their own professional skills and opportunities and better serve their organizations and stakeholders.</p> <p>If you are the kind of person that want to "invest in yourself" check out the free webinars and on-demand courses offered by cRisk Academy, the largest webinar and on-demand training platform for internal auditors at: <a href='https://criskacademy.com/courses/'>https://criskacademy.com/courses/</a> or <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a></p> <p>For CAEs, get a weekly dose from the CAE Briefing, delivered for free to your in-box at: <a href='http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/'>http://meffordassociates.com/caebriefing/</a></p> <p>Listen each week to Jamming with Jason for interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com'>http://www.jasonmefford.com</a> and <a href='http://www.meffordassociates.com'>http://www.meffordassociates.com</a></p>
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Lessons from a CAE with Steve Goepfert
<p>In this week's episode I speak with Steve Goepfert about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including the difference between being a Chief Auditor, and being a Chief Audit Executive; what it really takes to be a CAE; how to provide those moments of head snap (you'll have to listen to learn more); how to prove and communicate the value internal audit provides; and not getting so engrained in the mechanics that we don't focus on the big picture.</p> <p>Steve Goepfert was the Vice President - Internal Audit (Chief Auditor) for United Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. He assumed the role after the merger of United and Continental. He had previously been Chief Auditor at Continental Airlines for 21 years.</p> <p>He was the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. (IIA). At the Global level, Steve served on the IIA's Executive Committee for 6 years (2003-09) and on the IIA Board for 7 years. He previously served as Senior Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman – Professional Services and is a past President of the Houston Chapter (1999-2000), and served on its Board for 17 years. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the inaugural class of the IIA's American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. He was recognized in 2013 with the Victor Brink award for distinguished service to the IIA.</p> <p>He is now enjoying retirement in Tennessee. I am very grateful to have one of the legends in the internal audit profession on the show.</p>
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Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with...
<p>In this week's episode I speak with Imran Zia about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss how management wants to see internal audit as a partner and trusted advisor. How integrity, courage, likability and trust help you get to that status. We also discuss how to become the CEO of your own career development and that by spending time learning you business and industry is one of the biggest things you can do to earn the trust of management.</p> <p>Imran Zia is the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for the Government of British Columbia in Canada.</p>
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Showing Your Value to Management
<p>If you are like most internal auditors, you've probably experienced feeling ignored or under appreciated by management, and it doesn't feel very good at all. We do have an opportunity to become more aligned with the key objectives of our organization, provide more value and feel confident and valued.</p> <p>In this week's episode of #jammingwithjason I discuss a few of the many things you need to do to show your value to management including: tooting your own horn, not placing so much influence on being independent, and focusing our attention of the areas your stakeholders believe are valuable.</p> <p>If you want the trust and respect of management, you need risk-based internal auditing.</p> <p>Since we are coming to the end of the year, make sure to take some time this week to feel and express gratitude for all you have and for those important people in your life. It will not only make you feel better, but it will make the world a better place for everyone.</p> <p> If you are the type of person who would like step-by-step processes on how to improve your risk-based internal audit approach AND show your value to management, the new Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) training and certification offered through cRisk Academy in right for you.</p> <p><a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY</a></p> <p>Register this week, and you will receive the bonus module on "Demonstrating Your Value to Management" an in-depth discussion on this topic that discusses tips we couldn't cover during this week's episode.</p> <p>When you enroll in the course before the end of November you also get a 60% discount when you use coupon code: EARLY</p> <p>To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand courses during the month of November mentioned during the episode, use this link: <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a> and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course.</p>
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Choices and Why I do what I do
<p>Are you making conscious decisions each day to get where you ultimately want to be? Conscious or un-conscious, you are making decisions everyday of your life that have gotten you to exactly where you are.</p> <p>If you don't like where you are, it's time to make some new decisions.</p> <p>In this episode I share some decisions I've made in my life and how they relate to "Why I Do What I Do," steps you can take, and decisions you can make, that you will look back on with a profound sense of gratitude.</p> <p>1. Breathe 2. Consider what you want 3. Go with your heart, not your head 4. Have the courage to take action</p> <p>You see I have made made many decisions in my life to help me get where I am now, living my purpose, impacting millions of people, and creating a better world. It's been on purpose and with passion.</p> <p> To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand courses during the month of November mentioned during the episode, use this link: <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a> and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course.</p> <p>cRisk Academy is offering this to listeners of the Jamming with Jason podcast through 30 November, so make sure to take advantage of your savings today.</p> <p>If you are the type of person who would rather spend 1 to 2 weeks getting a certification instead of 1 to 2 years, check out the new Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) training and certification offered through cRisk Academy: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY</a></p> <p>Don't miss out on the 60% discount when you register during month of November and use coupon code: EARLY</p>
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A Candid Discussion About Certifications
<p>Certifications are a necessary part of developing your professional career. Without them, you risk being held back in your career earning potential, and promotion possibilities.</p> <p>In today's job market, certifications are becoming more and more important ... but often they can take 1 to 2 years (or more) to obtain using archaic methods typically used to limit the number of people who can obtain the certification. If you need need experience before you can get certificated, but need a certification to get experience, what do you do? Does't make a lot of sense to me and there is a better way.</p> <p>In this episode I speak candidly about what it takes to obtain a Big 3 certifications for internal auditors, some of the methods used to limit who can get certified, and what you can do to get yourself certified much quicker.</p> <p>If you are the type of person who would rather spend 1 to 2 weeks getting a certification instead of 1 to 2 years, check out the new Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) training and certification offered through cRisk Academy: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf?product_id=1405370&coupon_code=EARLY</a></p> <p>Don't miss out on the 60% discount when you register during month of November and use coupon code: EARLY</p>
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Auditing Humor and Other Oxymorons with Mike Jacka
<p>As auditors we tend to be a very serious group of people. In our attempt to appear competent and professional we often switch over into the boring, robot-like realm ... a place that gives rise to much of the auditor stereotypes.</p> <p>In this episode we discuss how humor and creativity can actually make us better auditors and more effective in our job, plus we have a lot more fun doing the work. I'm joined by Mike Jacka, a truly hilarious auditor who has been waving this flag for decades. Come laugh with us on this episode and walk away with some advice for how you too can incorporate more humor and creativity into auditing.</p> <p>Mike Jacka is the Chief Creative Pilot of Flying Pig Audit Consulting and Training Solutions.</p> <p>You can get a copy of Mike's book "Auditing Humor: and other oxymorons" through the IIA Bookstore or on Amazon at: <a href='https://www.amazon.com/Auditing-Humor-oxymorons-Mike-Jacka/dp/0991280903/ref=sr_1_6'>https://www.amazon.com/Auditing-Humor-oxymorons-Mike-Jacka/dp/0991280903/ref=sr_1_6</a></p> <p>You can reach out to Mike at: <a href='mailto:mjacka@fpacts.com'>mjacka@fpacts.com</a></p> <p>To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand course use this link: <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a> and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course. cRisk Academy is offering this to listeners of the Jamming with Jason podcast through 30 November, so make sure to take advantage of your savings today.</p>
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Compliance Enforcement Case Studies with Matt K...
<p>Internal audit and compliance perform similar, but distinct functions. Both groups need to work together to help ensure compliance with the most important laws and regulations and help organizations avoid significant fines, penalties, and repetitional risk. As part of your risk assessment procedures, you need to be scanning what's happening to other organizations and where governments are focusing enforcement actions.</p> <p>I discuss recent compliance enforcement actions (case studies) with Matt Kelly and show how recent compliance issues that led to enforcement actions and penalties by the US government can also apply to your organization. Learn from the mistakes of others, so your organization doesn't have to experience the same risk.</p> <p>Matt Kelly is the editor of Radical Compliance. You can learn more and sign up for his Friday newsletter at: <a href='http://www.radicalcompliance.com/'>http://www.radicalcompliance.com/</a></p> <p>To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand course use this link: <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a> and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course. cRisk Academy is offering this to listeners of the Jamming with Jason podcast through 30 November, so make sure to take advantage of your savings today.</p>
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Risk Based Internal Auditing
<p>Even though we have been using the term "risk-based auditing" for over 20 years, many internal audit groups have not really implemented it ... and many mis-understand the concepts behind it.</p> <p>In this episode I explain the challenges and opportunities facing internal audit as a profession and why moving to a truly risk-based approach is the opportunity for us to overcome those challenges. I also discuss the confusion with the terms objective-based, or risk management-based audit.</p> <p>I've been preaching risk-based internal auditing for over 15 years and am consider one of the leading world experts on risk-based internal audit (and yes I wrote a book on this, frameworks, certifications and have trained internal auditors all over the world).</p> <p>If you missed the webinar on Establishing or Improving a Risk-Based Audit Approach, you can now access it in the cRisk Academy on-demand library at: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/establishing-or-improving-a-risk-based-audit-approach/'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/establishing-or-improving-a-risk-based-audit-approach/</a></p> <p>Join me for a deeper dive into Risk-Based Internal Auditing on the next webinar: Thursday, October 31, 2019 · 9:00 AM PDT. Register at: <a href='https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Deeper-Dive-Risk-Based-Audit-Approach-with-Questions-and-Answers-Q-A'>https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Deeper-Dive-Risk-Based-Audit-Approach-with-Questions-and-Answers-Q-A</a></p> <p>To learn more about how you can enroll in a new course and receive your Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) professional designation visit: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/</a></p> <p>You can also save 60% when you register for the cRBIA course before 30 November 2019.</p>
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Budgets and Other Fake Numbers
<p>There are quite a few myths and misconceptions surrounding budgets, but three that I find to be very harmful to individuals and organizations. Listen in to this episode to learn how you can avoid the pain of believing these fake numbers and misconceptions.</p> <p>To connect with me on LinkedIn, here's my profile info: <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/'>https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/</a>. Send me a personalized connection request and let me know you listen to the podcast so I can accept your request.</p> <p>To take advantage of the 50% off cRisk Academy on-demand course use this link: <a href='http://bit.ly/criskacademy'>http://bit.ly/criskacademy</a> and use coupon code: JAMMING2019 when you register for a course. cRisk Academy is offering this to listeners of the Jamming with Jason podcast through 30 November, so make sure to take advantage of your savings today.</p> <p>Jamming with Jason is the #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade tha...
<p>Much of your professional success and personal happiness depends on getting others to say ​"YES" to you. That is why it is crucial for you to not only understand, but put in practice the principles of influence, or you will be ignored and hear "NO" a lot.</p> <p>Understanding the principles of influence allows you to ethically leverage human psychology and increase your opportunity to hear that magic word everyone wants to hear when you make a request – ​Yes! It's based on psychology and science.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Brian Ahearn, Chief Influence Officer of Influence People and one of only 20 certified trainers in the world on the Cialdini Influence Methodology. They discuss how to practically apply these principles everyday in your professional and personal life to increase your influence.</p> <p>You can learn more about Brian at: <a href='/jammingwithjason/episode/update/id/influencepeople.biz'>influencepeople.biz</a>, or by connecting with him on LinkedIn.</p> <p>Brian's new book: "Influence People: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical" is available in e-book or print version through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers.</p>
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Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive with Bruce...
<p>In this episode of our Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) series, I speak with Bruce Turner about his career, his most recently released book: "New Auditor's Guide to Internal Auditing," his next book he is writing for team leaders, and how he is giving back in his third act of life to the profession of internal auditing.</p> <p>I had the privilege of working with Bruce on "Sawyer's Internal Auditing, Seventh Edition" which you can find at the IIA Bookstore and on Amazon in Kindle version (<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Sawyers-Internal-Auditing-Protecting-Organizational-ebook/dp/B07RBJKG5B/ref=sr_1_3'>https://www.amazon.com/Sawyers-Internal-Auditing-Protecting-Organizational-ebook/dp/B07RBJKG5B/ref=sr_1_3</a>) or Hardcover (<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Sawyers-Internal-Auditing-Protecting-Organizational/dp/1634540522/ref=sr_1_1'>https://www.amazon.com/Sawyers-Internal-Auditing-Protecting-Organizational/dp/1634540522/ref=sr_1_1</a>).</p> <p>You can find Bruce's book "New Auditor's Guide to Internal Auditing" at the IIA Bookstore and on Amazon in Kindle (<a href='https://www.amazon.com/New-Auditors-Guide-Internal-Auditing-ebook/dp/B07RY4D3RQ/ref=sr_1_2'>https://www.amazon.com/New-Auditors-Guide-Internal-Auditing-ebook/dp/B07RY4D3RQ/ref=sr_1_2</a>) and Paperback (<a href='https://www.amazon.com/New-Auditors-Guide-Internal-Auditing/dp/1634540549/ref=sr_1_1'>https://www.amazon.com/New-Auditors-Guide-Internal-Auditing/dp/1634540549/ref=sr_1_1</a>)</p> <p>Bruce R. Turner, AM, CRMA, CISA, CFE, has more than 40 years of practitioner and leadership experience in internal auditing, including being the Chief Audit Executive at several organizations. He was the second professional internal auditor in Australia to receive Order of Australia honors. He was appointed a Member (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors of 2015 in recognition of his significant service to public administration through governance and risk management practices and to the profession of internal auditing. He has recruited dozens of new auditors into internal audit roles throughout his career and watched proudly as their careers blossomed.</p>
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How Yoga can Help You Become a Better Auditor w...
<p>Let's face it. Internal audit can be a very stressful job, which is why on this episode we discuss yoga and breathing as tools to help center yourself, reduce your stress, and increase your productivity as an auditor.</p> <p>You may be asking: "how can yoga help me be a better auditor?" Listen in and you will find out the answer, along with practical tips for how you can do little activities during the day (even as little as 5-90 seconds at a time) to help you become more aware, make better decisions, reduce stress and improve your productivity.</p> <p>Mindful activities (like yoga) are one of the often overlooked tools that can make you into a super auditor. In fact, what we discuss is also used by elite military special forces to help them perform better in the field. If it helps them, it can also help you.</p> <p>I'm joined by Kurt Weirich who is Director, Office of the Internal Auditor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to being a career auditor, he is also a registered yoga teacher, RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance, the largest global yoga organization, and has started local yoga groups at Pima Community College and his local home owners association, so he knows a lot about yoga and helping to create a space for mindful practices in our communities and workplaces.</p> <p>Kurt is also the President Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Tucson Chapter, the Membership Director ISACA Tucson Chapter, and is the designated representative for the College at the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), a professional organization comprised of audit, compliance and risk professionals. Kurt also has earned professional auditor certifications and compliance designations including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), and Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP).</p>
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Internal Audit's Role in System Implementations...
<p>There are various roles internal audit can play in major system implementations and one of the most common is post-implementation reviews. Some things can't be changed, or are very expensive to fix, after a go-live. Instead of coming in and bayoneting the wounded at the end of the project, there are several other approaches we can take that actually provide much more value to the organization.</p> <p>Tom Harris, the Vice-President of Internal Audit for National CineMedia joins me to provide a case study on how he took an approach of embedding members of his internal audit team into the project team, and even helped drive the user-setup portion of the project. We explore the risks and benefits of taking different approaches. While embedding internal audit into the project team may limit objectivity and assurance projects for a time, it just may be one of the best ways to provide long-term value to the organization and deepen relationships with management.</p>
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What Got You Here, Won't Get You There
<p>Ultimately you are the one responsible for your career advancement. Recent surveys show employers are investing less in the training and development on their employees (e.g. 80% of employees state their employer does not offer training, and 86% of workers feel their manager is not skilled in developing employees). Ouch!</p> <p>The truth is, what got you to where you are now, won't get you to where you want to be. Achieving your goals and career aspirations will require you obtaining experience, training and certifications different than what you currently have, to move on to the next level. But our personal and professional development is also just not about moving to the next level. You need those thing even in your current role as the world changes and moves forward.</p> <p>In this episode we discuss results from a recent survey and steps you can take to determine what you need to get where you want to go.</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a></p> <p>To download and read the survey mentioned in this episode: Pulse of the American Worker: Special Report - The Future of Work, Career Expectations and Skills: <a href='http://news.prudential.com/presskits/pulse-american-worker-special-report.htm'>http://news.prudential.com/presskits/pulse-american-worker-special-report.htm</a></p> <p>To fill out your application for membership in the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum visit: <a href='http://bit.ly/cae-forum-join'>http://bit.ly/cae-forum-join</a> The open enrollment period is only open until Friday, 13 September 2019, so get your application submitted today or you'll have to wait until the next open enrollment period.</p> <p>If you are ready to start investing in yourself, check out the technical and soft-skill training options through cRisk Academy, the #1 on-demand and webinar training platform for internal auditors. They offer video courses and certification from one hour to multiple day-formats, and you receive a CPE certificate for each training.</p> <p>cRisk Academy On-Demand Training: <a href='https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/'>https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/</a> cRisk Academy Webinars: <a href='https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/crisk-academy/conferences'>https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/crisk-academy/conferences</a> cRisk Academy Website: <a href='https://criskacademy.com/'>https://criskacademy.com/</a></p> <p>The #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Why Most Auditors are NOT Trusted Advisors
<p>Are you a trusted advisors in your organization? You may think so, but do the executives in your organization actually perceive you as a trusted advisor? Most auditors have not reached this status, and instead feel frustrated or ignored.</p> <p>In this episode I'll discuss a framework you can use for determining where you are currently, and what it would take for you to get to trusted advisor status. And I'll warn you right now, the answers are not what others are telling you to do. In fact, if you listen to others, you will likely continue to be frustrated. You'll also hear some questions to help you do your assessment and start making your plan.</p> <p>We all just want to be big trusted advisors (and live in hilltop houses, driving fifteen cars ... nod to Nickelback) and here's how you can get there.</p> <p>To fill out your application for membership in the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum visit: http://bit.ly/cae-forum-join The open enrollment period is only open until Friday, 13 September 2019, so get your application submitted today or you'll have to wait until the next open enrollment period.</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>To listen to this and other Jamming with Jason podcast episodes for CPE credit, visit: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/courses/</p> <p>The #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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Elephants and Shiny Objects
<p>It's easy to focus our attention on shiny objects since everyone is talking about them and they just seem sexy. Elephants in the room are rarely sexy, but can represent a much bigger risk to your organization, and are often ignored or overlooked. In this episode you will hear how to determine if you are spending your time chasing shiny objects, or focusing on the elephants in the room.</p> <p>How does the elephants and shiny objects analogy relate to internal audit? Quick answer: it's about what's on your audit plan. To get the rest of the story, check out the episode.</p> <p>To access and fill out your application for membership in the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Forum visit: http://bit.ly/cae-forum-join As a reminder, open enrollment period is only open for a couple of weeks, so get your application submitted today.</p> <p>If you'd like to sign up to be interviewed for the CAE podcast series, send an e-mail to: jmefford@meffordassociates.com</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>or subscribe and listen wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, PodBean, Google Play Music, or YouTube.</p> <p>The #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p> </p>
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Gaining Different Perspectives to Help Executiv...
<p>As auditors we need to see the world with different eyes in order to really help executives solves problems. If we only focus on areas within the organization where we believe there is risk, we risk focusing on areas that don't really matter to management. One of the biggest reasons management does not think audit is adding significant value (and the number is pathetically low based on several surveys) is we are not helping them solve the real problems they experience. We often focusing on the narrow lens of internal audit and provide lower value recommendations, instead of thinking strategically as an executive of the organization.</p> <p>If we want to be seen as a trusted advisor, we need to provide value and insight on areas where the executives are focused. We need to gain different perspectives to have more empathy and understanding of our audit clients. We need to be part of the solution, not another problem executives need to deal with.</p> <p>Emilio Rubio has served several times as a Chief Audit Executive and in various executive management roles for companies all over the world. He provides a unique perspective as an auditor and executive manager who has seen both sides.</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>or subscribe and listen wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, PodBean, Google Play Music, or YouTube.</p> <p>The #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>To listen to this and other Jamming with Jason episodes for CPE credit, visit: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/courses/</p>
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Is Your Internal Audit Team Playing Varsity or ...
<p>If you are ignored by other executives and frustrated getting resources you need, chances are you're playing at the junior varsity (JV) instead of varsity level. In this episode we'll explore some questions to ask so you can assess which one you are really playing, and provide some guidance on how you can level-up your playing so you make the varsity team in your organization.</p> <p>If you'd like to join the webinar Jason mentioned on influence in this episode, you can register at: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Powerful-Everyday-Opportunities-to-Persuade-that-are-Lasting-and-Ethical-Influence-PEOPLE</p> <p>Get added to the waitlist for when the CAE Forum opens up to new members visit: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/cae-forum-waitlist-page</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>or subscribe and listen wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, PodBean, Google Play Music, or YouTube.</p> <p>The #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
<p>The Beatles were right when they said "I get by with a little help from my friends." In fact the only way we get by is with help from our friends. Sometime though we get the idea we need push forward and do everything ourself. I get it. We are taught to be independent and do things ourself. This was engrained in me my whole life.</p> <p>The truth is, we all need the help of others and need to be there to help others. In fact, if you don't think you need help ... you probably needs the most help. Also, the further we get in our career, the more we need help, but the less we reach out.</p> <p>Trying to do the job alone often leads to emotional, psychological, and even physical pain. Yes, you'll hear how I broke my hand trying to do it by myself, and also a story of a bricklayer trying to do the job alone that I heard almost 30 years ago that has stuck with me ever since.</p> <p>I even need your help, and when you listen, you'll find out how.</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>or subscribe and listen wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, PodBean, Google Play Music, or YouTube: https://studio.youtube.com/channel/jasonmefford</p> <p>The #1 #internalauditpodcast in the world has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in #internalaudit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>If you'd like to get added to the CAE Forum Waitlist mentioned in this article, visit: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/cae-forum-waitlist-page</p>
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Three Lines of Defense - Comments on the IIA Ex...
<p>The IIA recently published an Exposure Document on the Three Lines of Defense Model. Listen to my comments and suggestions for improving the Three Lines of Defense Model and how we can improve our coordination and collaboration with other assurance groups in organizations.</p> <p>To listen and for complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>I'm curious to hear your suggestions. Make sure to download the document (see link below) and comment below on social media to let me know what you think.</p> <p>Three Lines of Defense Review & Survey Open 20 June–19 September 2019 https://global.theiia.org/about/about-internal-auditing/Pages/Three-Lines-of-Defense-Review-Exposure-Document-and-Survey.aspx</p> <p>The comment period is open until 19 September 2019.</p>
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How a Total Quality Mindset Can Help Internal A...
<p>We are not talking about the buzz word "quality audits" or how to audit Total Quality Management (TQM) processes, but instead how to incorporate TQM principles into the internal audit activity to add real value to our customers. Just as the TQM principles have changed the manufacturing processes, as proven methods to increase quality of goods and profit in organizations, a TQA mindset will increase the quality of audits and ensure you are meeting customer needs, continuously improving, and positively affecting management and culture. Learn the six things you need to do to start incorporating TQA in your audit activity.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Amanda "Jo" Erven, the President and Founder of Audit Consulting Education, LLC a firm specializing in progressive Internal Auditing and managment consulting. You can get a copy of her book: "Total Quality Auditing: How a Total Quality Mindset Can Help Internal Audit Add Real Value" on Amazon or her website: auditconsultingeducation.com. If you'd like to attend Jo's monthly webcasts on Total Quality Auditing, you can learn more at totalqualityauditing.com </p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> </p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com'>http://www.jasonmefford.com</a>  and <a href='http://www.meffordassociates.com'>http://www.meffordassociates.com</a> </p>
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The Importance of Having Community in Your Pers...
<p>This week's episode is a little different. We talk about baseball, the IIA's International Conference in Anaheim and having community in your life. We aren't talking about networking: shaking hands, passing business cards, and then leaving. We are talking about making real human connections that develop into friendships and a sense of community that is there to support each other. If you don't have a sense of community in your personal and professional life, it's time to get it now.</p> <p>Since my breakout session at the IIA's International conference was sold out (standing room only so they turned away people due to fire code issues) I am doing an encore presentation via webinar with cRisk Academy on 30 July. Here's the link so you can register to learn about "How to Become a More Mindful and Emotionally Intelligent Leader" <a href='https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/How-to-Become-a-More-Mindful-and-Emotionally-Intelligent-Leader'>https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/How-to-Become-a-More-Mindful-and-Emotionally-Intelligent-Leader</a> </p> <p>If you'd like to experience the tribute to Tyler Skaggs that I saw at the Los Angeles Angel's game, check out: <a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKZHGXepzY'>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKZHGXepzY</a> </p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
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Moving Internal Audit to the Strategic Level wi...
<p>In order to really add value to your organization, internal audit has to move to the strategic level. Too often we spend our time in the details and weeds and then wonder why executives are not interested in what we have to say. If you are being ignored, you are probably not talking and acting at the strategic level. Unless we focus on what is relevant to executives and the board, we risk being viewed as as not adding value and even worse irrelevant.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Norman Marks, a retired Chief Audit Executive, Chief Risk Officer and thought leader to discuss what internal audit needs to do to move up to the strategic level and get a seat at the big kids' table.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
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Giving Up Some Independence is OK, but Lack of ...
<p>Independence and objectivity are two words I hear auditors use incorrectly all the time. Even though the standards describe internal audit as being independent and objective, the truth is very few internal audit functions are truly independent, but we have to remain objective. While we may not be able to control our independence (don't worry I explain in the episode) we have complete control over being objective.</p> <p>"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Warren Buffet. While lacking objectivity won't really get you "killed" it can definitely get you fired.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
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Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will
<p>As we move forward in our career it's easy to wake up one day and realize we haven't really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I've been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don't take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn't happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don't believe we "have" the time or money.</p> <p>In this episode, I discuss two "gods" of the strings that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears ... of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication ... and a mindset to "make" the time or money investment in ourselves. Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments.</p> <p>If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don't do it, nobody else will think it's important either. When we do invest, we may not become "gods," but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.</p> <p>To access the offer from cRisk Academy to save 75% on your first two on-demand trainings, visit: <a href='https://criskacademy.com/save100/'>https://criskacademy.com/save100/</a></p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> </p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com'>http://www.jasonmefford.com</a> and <a href='http://www.meffordassociates.com'>http://www.meffordassociates.com</a> </p>
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Avoiding Resistance by Using the Principles of ...
<p>Auditors experience resistance from audit clients and others in the organization on a regular basis. Using the six principles of Influence helps build relationships, overcome objections, and help people take action. Incorporating these principles into your work and personal life will help you persuade without manipulation and avoid the extra stress caused by resistance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Brian Ahearn, Chief Influence Officer of Influence People and one of only 20 certified trainers in the world on the Cialdini Influence Methodology. You can learn more about Brian at: influencepeople.biz, or by connecting with him on LinkedIn.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
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You Will Still Get Ignored with only Technical ...
<p>Most people in internal audit focus a lot of time and energy on technical skills, ignoring soft-skills since those are just "touchy-feely" topics anyway that aren't that important in internal audit. Think again. You will still get ignored no matter how technically competent you are. The key to being heard and moving to trusted advisor status is through developing soft-skills.</p> <p>Internal audit can also be a dangerous profession (and I'm not talking about paper cuts). Learn how you can stay out of harm's way.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p> </p>
19 min
260
Doing a Good Job Won't Stop You From Getting Fired
<p>Yep, you read the title correctly. Performing an excellent audit, following all of the standards, and writing a great report won't stop you from getting fired. In fact, sometimes that is what gets you fired. To understand what usually does get you fired, and how to avoid the land mines, take a listen to this episode.</p> <p>The cRisk Academy webinar referenced in this episode with Jason Mefford and Brian Ahearn on Influence is: Tuesday 7 June, 10am PDT, 1pm EDT: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Avoiding-Resistance-by-Using-the-Principles-of-Influence3-2019-05-21-09-30-pm</p> <p>If you can't make it to the webinar, the recording will be available later at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
26 min
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The Big 3 Certifications and Developing a Perso...
<p>Certifications are an important part of developing one's career, but you need to focus on the right certifications and learning. We'll discuss the Big-3 certifications (the ones internal auditors should have) and how to make informed decisions about the training and learning needs to move your career forward. Hint: it's not about just getting alphabet soup certifications behind your name, it's about being strategic in determining which certifications and training will move you forward in your career. We'll also give some guidance on top competencies internal auditors need to develop to succeed in the future.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Karl Stingily, the Chief Audit Executive at Caeser's Entertainment, the world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
45 min
262
Making the Shift to Agile Auditing with Rick Wr...
<p>Moving to an agile internal audit approach is a big shift in mindset. It is not just performing audits in a more nimble or lean way. It is about using agile methodologies to transform the whole audit process. This method produces a more collaborative approach with the audit client, a more self-managed team mentality, and scheduling the audits in time box work cycles (sprints). This fundamentally changes how we plan, perform, staff and report on audits.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Rick Wright, CAE of YRC Worldwide to discuss the big picture view of agile auditing, how to transform your audit team into an agile methodology team, and discusses Rick's upcoming book on Agile Auditing that will be published summer of 2019, which includes a practical approach and case studies on how to move from traditional auditing to agile auditing.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
53 min
263
Adding More Value and Becoming a Trusted Adviso...
<p>Internal audit has established some great traditions over the years. As Tevye, the character from Fiddler on the Roof said: "Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions our lives would be as shaky as... as a fiddler on the roof!" Later; however, Tevye realizes, "our old ways were once new, weren't they?" We have to be willing to change with the times and create new traditions that provide more value to our organizations than the old ones.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Dan Clark, for a discussion on establishing your own personal brand, tips for becoming a better auditor, and making internal audit a career. You'll also learn how to become a trusted advisor and provide insight and foresight.</p> <p>Dan Clark is the GOAT of Internal Audit (you'll have to listen to learn what that means) and CAE of Washington Trust Bank. In a career that spans more than 30 years, Dan has accumulated a lot of wisdom that he shares in his book: Dare to Be Different - An Auditor's Personal Guide To Excellence. Currently, he is working on new book: The Tao of Internal Audit.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
52 min
264
Right-Sizing Internal Audit - Benchmarking is B...
<p>Most Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) struggle with justifying the level of internal audit resources. When internal audit is viewed by stakeholders as a "cost center" this is an annual challenge justifying headcount and annual budgets, especially when the organization is in cost-cutting mode. Many in the profession advocate using benchmarking as a way to "right size" the internal audit function, but this can be a very slippery slope and is based on some faulty assumptions.</p> <p>A much better approach is to focus on the organizational risks and expectations of the board and senior management to develop a resource level commensurate with the risks and expectations.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
27 min
265
Moving from a CPE Mindset to Lifelong Learning
<p>Many professionals get caught in a CPE mindset when it comes to professional development. A CPE mindset will not get you promotions or new positions. In the knowledge revolution, we have to become lifelong learners - those concerned with learning and growing each day, week, and month - not just completing hours of random CPE each year. Find out how to switch mindsets, increase your likelihood of having your training requests approved, and some questions you can ask yourself to be proactive with your learning opportunities.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
31 min
266
Ineffective Controls - Case Study from a Large ...
<p>As auditors we audit the effectiveness of controls and make recommendations for improving controls. If we are not careful, what we may actually do is recommend ineffective controls or try to over control our organizations, effectively strangling the organization and making it more difficult to achieve objectives. Here's a case study showing some ineffective and over control from one of the largest banks in the world that should know better. Makes me want to scream "give me a break."</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
23 min
267
The Future of Internal Audit and an Update to S...
<p>Jason Mefford is joined by Dan Clayton, for a discussion of how internal audit is evolving and changing, driving some of the updates to Sawyer's Internal Auditing, 7th edition. Information in the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the Internal Audit textbook, and CIA Review Course materials, provide a basis for how to practice internal auditing, but Sawyer's Internal Auditing (one of the most influential books in the profession) fills in some of the gaps in the other material.</p> <p>Dan Clayton is the Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management for the System Audit Office at The University of Texas System, and was the project leader for the update team to Sawyers Internal Auditing, 7th edition.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
52 min
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Companies Lag on Improving Risk Management and ...
<p>A recently released study from the AICPA and NC State show that despite the constant drumbeat for improving and formalizing risk management processes, most organizations are still way behind in their efforts. When 60% agree the volume and complexity or risk have changed extensively over the last five years, and 65% of boards are call for "somewhat" to "extensively" increasing managment involvement in risk oversight, why aren't more organizations on board with implementing ERM (only 34% have "mature" or "robust" oversight)? We'll unpack the results of the study, discuss some of the reasons and implications this has on organizations, internal audit, and how to use ERM as a strategic advantage.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Joseph McCafferty, Editor & Publisher of Internal Audit 360 who recently reported on this study in an article. https://internalaudit360.com/</p> <p>You can access Joe's article "Report: Companies Lad on Improving Risk Management" at https://internalaudit360.com/report-companies-lag-on-improving-risk-management-programs/</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
48 min
269
Internal Audit Must Embrace Change, or Sink Lik...
<p>I spent the last several months interviewing many chief audit executives (CAEs) from all over the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of internal audit. What I found is that not only is the pace of change accelerating at an alarming rate, but along with the mounting challenges come plenty of opportunities too. From these interviews, and my own experiences as a CAE at two organizations, I have identified some clear trends, challenges, and opportunities that most CAEs are working to address.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
39 min
270
Creating a Support Network and Some Werewolves ...
<p>When we try to go through this thing called life and our career alone, the road is hard and usually full of landmines. It's better to admit we need help and create or join a group that can be a support network and group of advisors before the stress and pressures from work spill over into our personal life and send us spiraling downward.</p> <p>There is magic in groups. When the right people get together, develop real connections, and provide support and encouragement for each others, some really amazing things happen. Learn how magic happened during the writing of "Werewolves of London," hear a story of what happens when you try to do it alone, and how you can create your own support network, or join a group like the new CAE Forum.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
22 min
271
Are You Really a Trusted Advisor?
<p>Many support functions in organizations want to be seen as a “trusted advisor” to the business, and internal audit is no exception. There is an aspiration to provide value, so we work really hard proving to ourselves that we are adding value, but other don't see it and tend to runaway.</p> <p>“And I wonder, I wo, wo, wo, wo, wonder, why,” we aren’t seen as trusted advisors. Maybe it’s because we don’t really understand what “trust” and “advice” really mean.</p> <p>For complete show notes and links to downloads, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p>
19 min
272
A Little Ditty and Some Elephants in the Room
<p>Here's a little ditty about Jamming with Jason: the show - format, content, and why this show is being produced. I'll discuss some of the elephants in the room related to internal audit, the topics of many future shows. This is a real and unscripted show about what it takes to be a successful Chief Audit Executive and professional in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p>
19 min
273
The Importance of Having Community in Your Pers...
<p>This week's episode is a little different. We talk about baseball, the IIA's International Conference in Anaheim and having community in your life. We aren't talking about networking: shaking hands, passing business cards, and then leaving. We are talking about making real human connections that develop into friendships and a sense of community that is there to support each other. If you don't have a sense of community in your personal and professional life, it's time to get it now.</p> <p>Since my breakout session at the IIA's International conference was sold out (standing room only so they turned away people due to fire code issues) I am doing an encore presentation via webinar with cRisk Academy on 30 July. Here's the link so you can register to learn about "How to Become a More Mindful and Emotionally Intelligent Leader" https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/How-to-Become-a-More-Mindful-and-Emotionally-Intelligent-Leader</p> <p>If you'd like to experience the tribute to Tyler Skaggs that I saw at the Los Angeles Angel's game, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whKZHGXepzY</p>
20 min
274
Moving Internal Audit to the Strategic Level wi...
<p>In order to really add value to your organization, internal audit has to move to the strategic level. Too often we spend our time in the details and weeds and then wonder why executives are not interested in what we have to say. If you are being ignored, you are probably not talking and acting at the strategic level. Unless we focus on what is relevant to executives and the board, we risk being viewed as as not adding value and even worse irrelevant.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Norman Marks, a retired Chief Audit Executive, Chief Risk Officer and thought leader to discuss what internal audit needs to do to move up to the strategic level and get a seat at the big kids' table.</p> <p>#internalauditpodcast #jammingwithjason #chiefauditexecutive #internalaudit</p>
59 min
275
Giving Up Some Independence is OK, but Lack of ...
<p>Independence and objectivity are two words I hear auditors use incorrectly all the time. Even though the standards describe internal audit as being independent and objective, the truth is very few internal audit functions are truly independent, but we have to remain objective. While we may not be able to control our independence (don't worry I explain in the episode) we have complete control over being objective.</p> <p>"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Warren Buffet. While lacking objectivity won't really get you "killed" it can definitely get you fired.</p> <p>If you will be at the IIA's International Conference in Anaheim, make sure to stop by the Unified Compliance booth in the exhibit area to say 'hi,' join me at the breakout session where I will be speaking on Tuesday, 12:45-1:45 on "How to Become a More Mindful and Emotionally Intelligent Leader" or look for the guy in the hat :)</p> <p>#internalaudit #internalauditpodcast #chiefauditexecutive #independence #objectivity</p>
22 min
276
Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will
<p>As we move forward in our career it's easy to wake up one day and realize we haven't really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I've been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don't take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn't happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don't believe we "have" the time or money.</p> <p>In this episode, I discuss two "gods" of the strings that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears ... of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication ... and a mindset to "make" the time or money investment in ourselves. Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments.</p> <p>If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don't do it, nobody else will think it's important either. When we do invest, we may not become "gods," but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.</p> <p>To access the offer from cRisk Academy to save $100 on your first two on-demand trainings, visit: <a href='https://criskacademy.com/save100/'>https://criskacademy.com/save100/</a></p> <p>For complete show notes and downloads related to this episode, visit: <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/</a> </p> <p> </p>
32 min
277
Avoiding Resistance by Using the Principles of ...
<p>Auditors experience resistance from audit clients and others in the organization on a regular basis. Using the six principles of Influence helps build relationships, overcome objections, and help people take action. Incorporating these principles into your work and personal life will help you persuade without manipulation and avoid the extra stress and frustration caused by resistance.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Brian Ahearn, Chief Influence Officer of Influence People and one of only 20 certified trainers in the world on the Cialdini Influence Methodology. You can learn more about Brian at: influencepeople.biz, or by connecting with him on LinkedIn.</p> <p>#internalaudit #internalauditpodcast #influence #chiefauditexecutive</p>
59 min
278
You Will Still Get Ignored with only Technical ...
<p>Most people in internal audit focus a lot of time and energy on technical skills, ignoring soft-skills since those are just "touchy-feely" topics anyway that aren't that important in internal audit. Think again. You will still get ignored no matter how technically competent you are. The key to being heard and moving to trusted advisor status is through developing soft-skills.</p> <p>Internal audit can also be a dangerous profession (and I'm not talking about paper cuts). Learn how you can stay out of harm's way.</p> <p>Make sure to join me for the breakout session at IIA International Conference on "How to Become a More Mindful and Emotionally Intelligent Leader" on Tuesday, 9 July at 12:45. If you'd like to have a mini-interview that will appear on a future episode, make sure to message me on LinkedIn, e-mail me, or stop by the Unified Compliance booth in the exhibit hall, where I'll be hanging out.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>#internalauditpodcast #internalaudit #chiefauditexecutive</p>
19 min
279
Doing a Good Job Won't Stop You From Getting Fired
<p>Yep, you read the title correctly. Performing an excellent audit, following all of the standards, and writing a great report won't stop you from getting fired. In fact, sometimes that is what helps gets you fired. To learn more, and how to avoid those land mines, take a listen to this episode.</p> <p>There is also some important information about the upcoming IIA International Conference from 7-10 July in Anaheim, California and how you can be featured on an upcoming podcast episode.</p> <p>The cRisk Academy webinar referenced in this episode with Jason Mefford and Brian Ahearn on Influence is: Tuesday 7 June, 10am PDT, 1pm EDT: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Avoiding-Resistance-by-Using-the-Principles-of-Influence3-2019-05-21-09-30-pm</p> <p>If you can't make it to the webinar, the recording will be available later at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/</p> <p>#internalauditpodcast #internalaudit #internalauditwebinar #chiefauditexecutive #influence #communication</p>
26 min
280
The Big 3 Certifications and Developing a Perso...
<p>Certifications are an important part of developing one's career, but you need to focus on the right certifications and learning. We'll discuss the Big-3 certifications (the ones internal auditors should have) and how to make informed decisions about the training and learning needs to move your career forward. Hint: it's not about just getting alphabet soup certifications behind your name, it's about being strategic in determining which certifications and training will move you forward in your career. We'll also give some guidance on top competencies internal auditors need to develop to succeed in the future.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Karl Stingily, the Chief Audit Executive at Caeser's Entertainment, the world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p>Interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to Chief Audit Executives and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p>Apple Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699</p> <p>PodBean: https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/</p> <p>#CIAexam #certifications #internalaudit</p>
45 min
281
Making the Shift to Agile Auditing with Rick Wr...
<p>Moving to an agile internal audit approach is a big shift in mindset. It is not just performing audits in a more nimble or lean way. It is about using agile methodologies to transform the whole audit process. This method produces a more collaborative approach with the audit client, a more self-managed team mentality, and scheduling the audits in time box work cycles (sprints). This fundamentally changes how we plan, perform, staff and report on audits.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Rick Wright, CAE of YRC Worldwide to discuss the big picture view of agile auditing, how to transform your audit team into an agile methodology team, and discusses Rick's upcoming book on Agile Auditing that will be published summer of 2019, which includes a practical approach and case studies on how to move from traditional auditing to agile auditing.</p> <p>#agileauditing #internalaudit #chiefauditexecutive</p>
53 min
282
Adding More Value and Becoming a Trusted Adviso...
<p>Internal audit has established some great traditions over the years. As Tevye, the character from Fiddler on the Roof said: "Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions our lives would be as shaky as... as a fiddler on the roof!" Later; however, Tevye realizes, "our old ways were once new, weren't they?" We have to be willing to change with the times and create new traditions that provide more value to our organizations than the old ones.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Dan Clark, for a discussion on establishing your own personal brand, tips for becoming a better auditor, and making internal audit a career. You'll also learn how to become a trusted advisor and provide insight and foresight.</p> <p>Dan Clark is the GOAT of Internal Audit (you'll have to listen to learn what that means) and CAE of Washington Trust Bank. In a career that spans more than 30 years, Dan has accumulated a lot of wisdom that he shares in his book: Dare to Be Different - An Auditor's Personal Guide To Excellence. Currently, he is working on new book: The Tao of Internal Audit.</p>
52 min
283
Right Sizing Internal Audit - Benchmarking is B...
<p>Most Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) struggle with justifying the level of internal audit resources. When internal audit is viewed by stakeholders as a "cost center" this is an annual challenge justifying headcount and annual budgets, especially when the organization is in cost-cutting mode. Many in the profession advocate using benchmarking as a way to "right size" the internal audit function, but this can be a very slippery slope and is based on some faulty assumptions. A much better approach is to focus on the organizational risks and expectations of the board and senior management.</p> <p> </p>
27 min
284
Moving from a CPE Mindset to Lifelong Learning
<p>Many professionals get caught in a CPE mindset when it comes to professional development. A CPE mindset will not get you promotions or new positions. In the knowledge revolution, we have to become lifelong learners - those concerned with learning and growing each day, week, and month - not just completing hours of random CPE each year. Find out how to switch mindsets, increase your likelihood of having your training requests approved, and some questions you can ask yourself to be proactive with your learning opportunities.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com'>http://www.jasonmefford.com</a>  and <a href='http://www.meffordassociates.com'>http://www.meffordassociates.com</a></p> <p>#internalaudit #internalaudittraining #lifelonglearning</p>
31 min
285
Ineffective Controls - Case Study from a Large ...
<p>As auditors we audit the effectiveness of controls and make recommendations for improving controls. If we are not careful, what we may actually do is recommend ineffective controls or try to over control our organizations, effectively strangling the organization and making it more difficult to achieve objectives. Here's a case study showing some ineffective and over control from one of the largest banks in the world that should know better. Makes me want to scream "give me a break."</p> <p> </p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com/ and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p> Apple Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699</p> <p>PodBean: https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/</p> <p>#internalaudit #internalauditpodcast #jammingwithjason #internalcontrols #cae #chiefauditexecutive</p>
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The Future of Internal Audit and an Update to S...
<p>Jason Mefford is joined by Dan Clayton, for a discussion of how internal audit is evolving and changing, driving some of the updates to Sawyer's Internal Auditing, 7th edition.</p> <p>Information in the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the Internal Audit textbook, and CIA Review Course materials, provide a basis for how to practice internal auditing, but Sawyer's Internal Auditing (one of the most influential books in the profession) fills in some of the gaps, and shows where internal audit is headed.</p> <p>Dan Clayton is the Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management for the System Audit Office at The University of Texas System, and was the project leader for the update team to Sawyers Internal Auditing, 7th edition.</p> <p>#jammingwithjason #internalaudit #sawyersinternalauditing</p>
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Companies Lag on Improving Risk Management and ...
<p>A recently released study from the AICPA and NC State show that despite the constant drumbeat for improving and formalizing risk management processes, most organizations are still way behind in their efforts. When 60% agree the volume and complexity or risk have changed extensively over the last five years, and 65% of boards are call for "somewhat" to "extensively" increasing managment involvement in risk oversight, why aren't more organizations on board with implementing ERM (only 34% have "mature" or "robust" oversight)? We'll unpack the results of the study, discuss some of the reasons and implications this has on organizations, internal audit, and how to use ERM as a strategic advantage.</p> <p>Jason Mefford is joined by Joseph McCafferty, Editor & Publisher of Internal Audit 360 who recently reported on this study in an article. <a href='https://internalaudit360.com/'>https://internalaudit360.com/</a> </p> <p>You can access Joe's article "Report: Companies Lad on Improving Risk Management" at <a href='https://internalaudit360.com/report-companies-lag-on-improving-risk-management-programs/'>https://internalaudit360.com/report-companies-lag-on-improving-risk-management-programs/</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com/ and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p> Apple Podcast: <a href='https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699'>https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699</a> </p> <p>PodBean: <a href='https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/'>https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/</a> </p>
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Internal Audit Must Embrace Change or Sink Like...
<p>I spent the last several months interviewing many chief audit executives (CAEs) from all over the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of internal audit. What I found is that not only is the pace of change accelerating at an alarming rate, but along with the mounting challenges come plenty of opportunities too.</p> <p>From these interviews, and my own experiences as a CAE at two organizations, I have identified some clear trends, challenges, and opportunities that most CAEs are working to address.</p> <p> </p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com/ and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p> Apple Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699</p> <p>PodBean: https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/</p> <p>#internalaudit #cae #chiefauditexecutive</p>
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Creating a Support Network and Some Werewolves ...
<p>When we try to go through this thing called life and our career alone, the road is hard and usually full of landmines. It's better to admit we need help and create or join a group that can be a support network and group of advisors before the stress and pressures from work spill over into our personal life and send us spiraling downward.</p> <p>There is magic in groups. When the right people get together, develop real connections, and provide support and encouragement for each others, some really amazing things happen. Learn how magic happened during the writing of "Werewolves of London," hear a story of what happens when you try to do it alone, and how you can create your own support network, or join a group like the new CAE Roundtable.</p> <p> </p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. <a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/</a>  and <a href='http://www.meffordassociates.com'>http://www.meffordassociates.com</a> </p> <p> Apple Podcast: <a href='https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699'>https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699</a> </p> <p>PodBean: <a href='https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/'>https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/</a></p> <p>#internalaudit #chiefauditexecutive #cae</p>
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Are You Really a Trusted Advisor?
<p>Many support functions in organizations want to be seen as a “trusted advisor” to the business, and internal audit is no exception. There is an aspiration to provide value, so we work really hard proving to ourselves that we are adding value, but other don't see it and tend to runaway.</p> <p>“And I wonder, I wo, wo, wo, wo, wonder, why,” we aren’t seen as trusted advisors. Maybe it’s because we don’t really understand what “trust” and “advice” really mean. </p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the minefields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com/ and http://www.meffordassociates.com</p> <p> Apple Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jamming-with-jason-mefford/id1456660699</p> <p>PodBean: https://jammingwithjason.podbean.com/</p> <p>#trustedadvisor #internalaudit #cae #chiefauditexecutive</p>
19 min
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A Little Ditty About the Show and Some Elephant...
<p>In this first episode of Jamming with Jason you'll hear a little ditty about the show - format, content, and why this show is being produced. We'll also discuss some of the elephants in the room related to internal audit - the topics of many of the future shows.</p> <p>This is a real, unscripted, and unedited show about what it takes to be a successful Chief Audit Executive and professional in internal audit, risk management, and compliance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Jason Mefford is a Rock Star - Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the minefields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations.</p> <p><a href='http://www.jasonmefford.com/'>http://www.jasonmefford.com/</a> </p>
19 min