cRisk Academy vs. IIA Certifications

A lot of people ask me about the difference between cRisk Academy and IIA certifications. Which one is right for you?? Since inquiring minds want to know… here’s the answer. Basically some are traditional certifications that typically take 2-5 YEARS to get, the others are modern certifications you can get in 1-2 WEEKS. Listen to the video for the …

Your Words Don’t Prove Anything

I was talking with someone this last week who applied for a job in internal audit, but didn’t get the job because she couldn’t prove she had agile auditing skills. I’ve been tell you for a while that agile auditing skills are in high demand. Even though she told the organization she was familiar and …

The Most Comprehensive Guide to Being a Successful Chief Audit Executive (CAE)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret in case you haven’t heard this yet.  I am working with cRisk Academy to develop a Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE) certification course, a step-by-step course on exactly what it takes to be a successful CAE.  Who the Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE) course is for:  …

Fire & Earth Podcast E117: What’s On Your Desk #5

From gifts, to love and family heritage, things start to get a little deep.In today’s episode we share with you what kinds of things are taking up residence on our desks in this fifth installment of “What’s On Your Desk”! Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/ Transcript 100:00:01.020 –> 00:00:10.260kathygruver: hey everybody, welcome to another episode of …

Fire & Earth Podcast E109: Practicing resilience

Today’s episode is going to be a bit of a quick and practical discussion on how you can become a more resilient person.Through various techniques such as meditation, or guided breathing to mindfulness or just being more familiar with who you are, youcan build yourself up to be a much more resilient individual. #fireandearthpodcast Listen …

Jamming with Jason E96: Successfully Using Data Analytics with Joe Oringel

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I speak with Joe Oringel about some of the challenges #internalaudit is facing when it comes to #dataanalytics. It turns out one reason people struggle is not understanding the seven body of knowledge areas we should be focusing on and determining where you want to be. We discuss personnel issues (e.g. …

Jamming with Jason E90: Collaborative Audit Report Writing with Tracie Marquardt

Internal audit reports have been written the same for decades, and honestly are usually very boring and don’t meet our organization’s needs. In this episode I talk with Tracie Marquart about action oriented recommendations, improving report writing to consider the end of the value chain, seeing the big picture, linking our work to assurance over …

Jamming with Jason E86: Soap Boxes and Podcasts with Trent Russell

In this special episode of #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I talk with Trent Russell the host of “The Audit Podcast” about the profession of internal auditing and some “soap box” issues we both feel strongly about to help improve internal audit in organizations. It’s a dual interview style, so you get to hear questions and answers from …

Why You Aren’t Passing CIA Exam

One of the most frequent questions I get asked: “Why am I not passing the CIA exams?” In this video I share two of the most common reasons, and they aren’t what you’d expect, but I see them all of the time. Listen to the video for the full scoop on these two. Ultimately you …

How To Pass CIA Exam?

There are four things you need to pass the CIA exam: mindset, commitment, good study habits, and quality materials. At the risk of sounding like an “old fart” … back in my day when I took the CIA exams it was still paper and pencil. We had two times a year when one could take …

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