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 …

Jamming with Jason E39: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Imran Zia

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 …

Certified Risk Based Internal Auditor

If you are like most internal auditors, you’ve probably experience some of these challenges in your career: You feel ignored by management and don’t believe they think you are adding value. Your department has difficulty getting the resources it needs and it being downgraded. You spend most of your time stuck in the weeds, wishing …

E5: Companies Lag on Improving Risk Management and Climbing El Capitan with Joe McCafferty

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 …

E4: Internal Audit Must Embrace Change, or Sink Like a Stone

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 …

E2: Are You Really a Trusted Advisor?

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. “And I wonder, I …

E1: A Little Ditty and Some Elephants in the Room

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 future shows. This is a real and unscripted show about what …

Jamming with Jason Podcast

The Jamming with Jason Podcast is hosted by Jason Mefford. He’s been in the trenches as an executive leader, and now is a cutting-edge executive leadership coach and confidential advisor to top executives all over the world, using a multi-disciplinary approach to improve learning, that drives transformation by getting to the root cause in a practical, …

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