Internal Audit Training and Certifications | Audit 15 Fun Podcast

Whether you believe me or not, training and certifications for internal audit are discriminatory, pre-historic, and usually a waste of time and money. I understand and respect if you don’t agree, but watch this recent podcast episode where I was interviewed on this topic and then make up your own mind. I was interviewed for …

The CIA Exam Costs Over $10K+

Whether you realize it or not, the #ciaexam typically costs people over $10K+…I understand if you may not believe that, but watch this video (see below) where I share the math and how it really does take that amount of investment and often takes years for people to become certified.…You can’t afford to spend years …

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 …

Showing Up vs. Ghosting as a Leader

Are you showing up as a leader each and every day, or are you ghosting people?? If you feel like people are ignoring you, it’s time to hold up the mirror and see whether you may be “ghosting” more than you realize. Check out this video since ghosting may be holding you back in your …

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 …

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