You see those organizations in the news almost every day; the organizations that haven’t made the best “ethical” choices. After surveying thousands of audit and accounting professionals regarding workplace ethics, I made a stark discovery: only 3% of those professionals think their organization has no ethical problems. 3%. While I firmly believe the breakdown in integrity and ethics at organizations is a result of leadership failure, I also believe there is likely a breakdown somewhere in the audit functions (internal or external). But the solution does not rest in “doing more audits;” it rests in doing the RIGHT audits. Get ready to challenge your mindset on what auditing culture really means and what YOU CAN accomplish to keep your organization out of the news.
In this session, we will review a series of major misconduct and fraud cases as well as the mission statements of several, what I refer to as, “in the news” organizations. We will use these lessons to formulate real steps to start reviewing/auditing culture at YOUR organization. You will leave with tools and techniques that internal auditors and management can apply immediately and ideas for real changes YOU CAN make to policies and processes within your organization today.
Behavioral Ethics, Auditing Culture
All Internal Auditors and others interested in learning what they can do to influence ethical behavior at their organizations.