Jamming with Jason Mefford
Flashback Friday: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive with Sohail Saleem

Flashback Friday: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive with Sohail Saleem

October 30, 2020

In this week's #jammingwithjason episode I speak with Sohail Saleem about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including: investing time and money into your career development (and yes that even means out of your own pocket), having a vision, determining what you need to get to the next level, seeing the big picture, developing your soft-skills, and thinking outside of the box.

Take a listen to the episode to learn Sohail's career path and advise on becoming a CAE at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

So much wisdom from Sohail in this episode.

Sohail Saleem is the Executive Director of Internal Audit (CAE) at Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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

#internalaudit #chiefauditexecutive #internalauditpodcast

The Courage to Change

The Courage to Change

October 27, 2020

Change is hard. Especially when we have been indoctrinated for years to believe certain things that often are just not true. It takes courage to change, but if we want to change the world we have to change.

Are you the kind of person who wants to keep doing traditional #internalaudit likes its been done for 100 years, or are you ready for change to become more relevant and add more value to your organization and have a more fulfilled career? The choice is yours. Keep riding in a horse and buggy, or upgrade to an automobile?

In this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast we jump into how to break free of the past and have the courage to be the change we want to see if our profession and the world.

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

If you are the kind of person who is ready for change and want to increase your emotional intelligence, use psychology and influence so you develop and improve relationships, and become a better leader, the Briefing Leadership Program is exactly right for you. Join at: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Flashback Friday: Soap Boxes and Podcasts with Trent Russell

Flashback Friday: Soap Boxes and Podcasts with Trent Russell

October 23, 2020

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 both of us. Double bonus :)

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

If you haven't already subscribed to The Audit Podcast, here is the link for it on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-audit-podcast/id1502796518

Trent is also a subject matter expert on data analytics with Greenskies Analytics. You can learn more at: GreenskiesAnalytics.com

Go From Being One of the Team to Leading the Team with Bruce Turner

Go From Being One of the Team to Leading the Team with Bruce Turner

October 20, 2020

I'm talking with my friend Bruce Turner again about his recent book "Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership" in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast.

The role of #internalaudit team leaders is being reshaped to accommodate the recognition of Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) as trusted advisors within the C-suite. This requires team leaders to transition to a higher level by providing practical, meaningful ideas to optimize internal audit’s value proposition through attuned, balanced, and credible day-to-day audit engagement activities.

His book provides fresh, timely, and higher-level insights on the expanding role of team leaders, and the need for them to deliver internal auditing services on a day-to-day basis that optimize the value proposition for the benefit of internal audit’s stakeholders.

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

Bruce Turner, has more than 40 years of practitioner and leadership experience in internal auditing, including being the Chief Audit Executive at several organizations. He has recruited dozens of new auditors into internal audit roles throughout his career and watched proudly as their careers blossomed.

You can find his book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088YTMHD6/

Laughing Every Day with Sarah Routman

Laughing Every Day with Sarah Routman

October 16, 2020

Can something as simple as laughing each day actually improve your health? Absolutely.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond. Laughter can help keep everything in perspective, and the more we practice it, the better we get at seeing things in a fresh and more light-hearted way. Instead of crying, try laughing and it will make all the difference.

This special #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast is a re-play from my other podcast Fire & Earth (with my friend Kathy Gruver) where we were joined by Sarah Routman an expert in laughter therapy and laughter yoga. This episode will get you laughing and show you some simple exercises you can use each day to increase your health, #happiness, and well-being.

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

Sarah is a champion of overall wellness, and inspires and motivates individuals and professionals to engage in healthy laughter for a vibrant, uplifting and transformative shift in all aspects of their lives that leads them towards better health and wellbeing.

Learn more and connect with Sarah at: https://www.laughhealthy.com/

 

When Are You Going to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

When Are You Going to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

October 13, 2020

Ever heard the expression "beating a dead horse?" It has nothing to do with animal cruelty, but simply means a particular effort is a waste of time as there will be no outcome.

Well there are some efforts #internalaudit continues to push that are also as big a waste of time as beating a dead horse, and in this #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast I'm going to talk about them in a very candid way.

If you find yourself doing these things, it's time to STOP. You are wasting your energy and likely damaging the reputation and relevance of internal audit in your organization.

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

Jamming with Jason has interviews and discussions (jam sessions) relevant to internal audit leaders, and professionals in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. If you want to up-level your life and career you need to be listening each week.

Join the leadership program Jason mentioned in this episode here: https://jasonmefford.mykajabi.com/caebriefing

Flashback Friday: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Steve Goepfert

Flashback Friday: Lessons from a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) with Steve Goepfert

October 9, 2020

In this week's episode I speak with Steve Goepfert about lessons he learned from being a CAE. We discuss various topics including the difference between being a Chief Auditor, and being a Chief Audit Executive; what it really takes to be a CAE; how to provide those moments of head snap (you'll have to listen to learn more); how to prove and communicate the value internal audit provides; and not getting so engrained in the mechanics that we don't focus on the big picture.

Steve Goepfert was the Vice President - Internal Audit (Chief Auditor) for United Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. He assumed the role after the merger of United and Continental. He had previously been Chief Auditor at Continental Airlines for 21 years.

He was the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Board for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. (IIA). At the Global level, Steve served on the IIA's Executive Committee for 6 years (2003-09) and on the IIA Board for 7 years. He previously served as Senior Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman – Professional Services and is a past President of the Houston Chapter (1999-2000), and served on its Board for 17 years. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the inaugural class of the IIA's American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. He was recognized in 2013 with the Victor Brink award for distinguished service to the IIA.

He is now enjoying retirement in Tennessee. I am very grateful to have one of the legends in the internal audit profession on the show.

Jamming with Jason meets The Tour Report with Rick Roybal

Jamming with Jason meets The Tour Report with Rick Roybal

October 6, 2020

This is another special #jammingwithjason episode where you get to hear Jason Mefford interviewed for The Tour Report podcast with Rick Roybal. We discuss #internalaudit and where the profession is headed.

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

Make sure to check out The Tour Report with Rick (especially if you are in the oil and gas sector) at: https://www.vendoraudit.org/tourreport

#internalauditpodcast

Flashback Friday: Risk-Based Internal Auditing

Flashback Friday: Risk-Based Internal Auditing

October 2, 2020

Even though we have been using the term "risk-based auditing" for over 20 years, many internal audit groups have not really implemented it... and many misunderstand the concepts behind it.

In this episode I explain the challenges and opportunities facing internal audit as a profession and why moving to a truly risk-based approach is the opportunity for us to overcome those challenges. I also discuss the confusion with the terms objective-based, or risk management-based audit.

I've been preaching risk-based internal auditing for over 15 years and am considered to be one of the leading world experts on risk-based internal audit (and yes I wrote a book on this, frameworks, certifications and have trained internal auditors all over the world). 

If you missed the webinar on Establishing or Improving a Risk-Based Audit Approach, you can now access it in the cRisk Academy on-demand library at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/establishing-or-improving-a-risk-based-audit-approach/

To learn more about how you can enroll in a new course and receive your Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) professional designation visit: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/

 

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