Following my annual tradition, here is your 2016 horoscope!
Word of caution: it is provided for entertainment purposes only, so don't rely on it and certainly don’t be offended by it! Having said that, it does contain “between the lines” messages to internal auditors!
January: OMG, you made it to the new year! You are still an internal auditor!
February: There is a cybersecurity breach in your future! Stay calm, IT Audit will step in and solve it for you!
March: Get serious, CIA does not stand for “Clown in Action”! Although this one can be achieved without an exam! A better meaning for it would be “Competence, Integrity & Availability”
April: Don’t worry, your seat at the table is reserved ...at McDonald’s!
May: This is your month! Celebrate as never before, management will understand!
June: There is a promotion in your future. You may finally be promoted to your dream 2nd LoD position!
July: Yes, you are the eyes and ears of management, but avoid sticking your nose in their business!
August: Your reputation is at risk! Watch out what you do on social media! Particular attention should be given to LinkedIn!
September: “Auditors can be audited” is not a myth! Watch your back and keep your business in order!
October: Just because you are now calling Auditees "customers", does not mean that the customer is always right!
November: The year is almost over and you have not audited company culture! What are you waiting for?
December: If you still can’t explain what you do to a 10-year-old, it is time to move on and pursue another career!
On a serious note, I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!