Jamming with Jason Mefford
Making Internal Audit Practical with Toby DeRoche

Making Internal Audit Practical with Toby DeRoche

September 29, 2020

Most of the advice and knowledge people present about #internalaudit is very theoretical. If you are like most auditors you are still asking "But how do I implement at my organization."

In this #jammingwithjason #internalaudit podcast I talk with Toby DeRoch of InsightCPE on how we can become much more practical and just do things instead of talking about it. Two areas we dig into deeper are how to practically apply an Agile Auditing approach, and how to deal with a virtual audit environment, including how to develop relationships remotely.

Join Toby and Jason for the next cRisk Academy webinar "Why Do Auditors Ignore Fraud?" on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 · 9:00 AM PDT. Register at: https://www.bigmarker.com/crisk-academy/Why-Do-Auditors-Ignore-Fraud

Check out Toby's list of upcoming webinars at: https://www.insightcpe.com/webinars
and his full list of courses available through the cRisk Academy on-demand learning platform at: https://www.insightcpe.com/on-demand

Flashback Friday: A Touch of Grey

Flashback Friday: A Touch of Grey

September 25, 2020

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 :)

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.

Even when it's worse than it appears, it's alright. We will get by, we will survive ... together.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ or where ever you enjoy listening to podcasts.

If you listen to the podcast, please do me a favor.
1. Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmefford/
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

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.

It’s ALL About Relationships

It’s ALL About Relationships

September 22, 2020

The quality of your personal and professional life comes down to the quality of your relationships, but don't take my word for it. Harvard University has been running a study on adult development since 1938, and that is what they concluded too.

Successful executives know it all comes down to how well they manage relationships with themselves, their staff, and their stakeholders. Almost every challenge you have in life has to root cause of a relationship issue.

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast episode we dig into some of the things you need to be proficient doing every day, and every week to manage your self, stakeholders and staff so you can be an effective leaders.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

I'm so passionate about this topic that I even created a whole executive leadership program to give CAEs the skills they need to succeed as a confident executive leader.

Even though it's specifically designed for Chief Audit Executives, the topics and skill taught in the CAE Briefing Executive Leadership Program is relevant for anyone.

When you are ready to become a relationship ninja, register NOW at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Flashback Friday: Relevance and Relationships with Hal Garyn

Flashback Friday: Relevance and Relationships with Hal Garyn

September 18, 2020

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm talking about relevance and relationships with the one and only Hal Garyn. If you don't already know Hal, you should.

For many years #internalaudit has been losing its relevance in some organizations, and if you were having trouble with your relevance before, after what we've experienced in early 2020, your job just got harder. But fear not, in this episode we discuss what you can do to become more relevant.

Since 80% of challenges stem from relationship issues, it's also fitting that we discuss relationships. If you want a seat at the table you have to earn it, and keep it. The way you do that is by showing your relevance and developing relationships.

As I mention at the end of the episode, if you are a #ChiefAuditExecutive and struggling with either of these, please reach out to me. Send me an email or message me through LinkedIn.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Practical Insights for Lifting the Veil on Fraud with Craig Bristow

Practical Insights for Lifting the Veil on Fraud with Craig Bristow

September 15, 2020

Ever feel like a "deer in the headlights" when you get thrown into a #fraud investigation? If you are like most people, at that point you start wishing you had guidance from a mentor or retired colleague. If your colleague was here now, what gems of experience and tricks of the trade would your colleague give you? 

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast you get that. The experience and advice of someone, who while not retired, has seen his share of fraud investigations in his career. So much so that he wrote a book on it to share the wisdom with others.

Craig Bristow is the author of "Practical Insights for Fraud Professionals: Lifting the veil on the dark art" and a Chief Audit Executive. 

"Practical Insights for Fraud Professionals" reads like on-the-job training and provides sound practical guidelines on how to conduct all elements associated with fraud investigation. Both new and seasoned fraud investigators will find value in these applied techniques from Craig's book and from his discussion on this podcast.

You can get a copy of Craig's book at: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Insights-Fraud-Professionals-Lifting/dp/1485120306/

Flashback Friday: Moving from a CPE Mindset to Lifelong Learning

Flashback Friday: Moving from a CPE Mindset to Lifelong Learning

September 11, 2020

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.

A Tale of Two Careers

A Tale of Two Careers

September 8, 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. These words from Charles Dickens "The Tale of Two Cities" is the inspiration for this week's episode.

Two auditors start out graduating from similar universities, get similar starting positions, but in 10 years those two auditors are in very different places.

One is still a junior or senior auditor and the other is a director or chief audit executive earning 3-5 times the salary of the first auditor.

Do you know the difference between these two auditors?

Find out in this week's #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast. Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

When you are ready to take your career as a #chiefauditexecutive to the next level, join the CAE Briefing executive leadership program mentioned in this episode at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Join thousands of lifelong learners in internal audit, risk and compliance at: With hundreds of learning options, you are sure to find exactly what you need: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf

Flashback Friday: Get Out of BED with Marty Stanley

Flashback Friday: Get Out of BED with Marty Stanley

September 4, 2020

Imagine you are in your BED and just don't want to get out. You might feel a little fear, depression or shame. You want to pull up the covers and stay exactly where you are, but it's time to flip off the covers, jump in your canoe and start paddling with your OAR and go from playing the role of a victim to becoming the victor.

I'm joined by my dear friend Marty Stanley on this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast to discuss her "Get Out of B.E.D." model. A simple model you can remember and use to get you out of blame, excuses, denial / drama and instead take ownership, accountability, and responsibility for you actions. Get out a pen and paper so you can draw the model and we talk through each part.

This simple model has helped me for years and I am so excited to share Marty and her model with each of you.

To get a copy of the Get Out of B.E.D. model and connect with Marty, visit her website: http://alteringoutcomes.com/ email her at: martystanley@alteringoutcomes.com, or connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martystanley/

Finding New Ways to Thrive with Mike Smith

Finding New Ways to Thrive with Mike Smith

September 1, 2020

As the world changes, we have to find new ways of doing things ... and this is definitely true of #internalaudit that has been operating relatively unchanged using a traditional approach for decades. What will our relationship with the board, management, and the #chiefauditexecutive be like in this new brave world?

I'm joined by Mike Smith to discuss finding new ways to thrive in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast. We discuss this as well as how to be your whole self at work.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Mike Smith is the U.S. Intelligent Automation and Solution Lead for Internal Audit at KPMG.


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