Resources

Articles and resources written by or featuring a contribution by James Paterson, available to read online or download.

Governance & Risk Assurance

Governance & Risk Assurance

Governance

  • Dear Audit Committee Chair
  • Corporate Governance – hidden cracks remain
  • Boards and Risk

Risk Assurance 

  • Assurance Co-ordination
  • How Assured am I?
  • Assurance Ratings – simplistic approaches are not always a good idea
  • Using Tools – when to standardise and when not

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Lean Auditing

Lean Auditing

  • Lean Auditing: driving efficiency and effectiveness
  • The Lean Advantage
  • Lean Auditing: an overview

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Personal Impact & Political Savvy

Personal Impact & Political Savvy

Personal Impact

  • Coaching for Internal Audit
  • Where Next for HIA’s/CAE’s
  • Career Choices After Audit
  • and more

Political Savvy and Influencing

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Internal Audit Effectiveness

Internal Audit Effectiveness

Audit Planning

  • Advice Versus Assurance in the Audit Plan
  • Auditing the Right Areas
  • Audit Planning

Internal Audit Effectiveness including EQA preparedness

  • Right Sizing the Audit Function
  • Effective Audit in Financial Services
  • Getting the Most From Your Audit Function
  • and more

Practical Approaches

  • Practical Approaches to New Ways of Internal Auditing

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Root Cause Analysis & Culture

Root Cause Analysis & Culture

Root Cause Analysis

  • Root Cause Analysis for Internal Audit
  • Facts Versus Findings
  • Root Cause Analysis for Internal Audit
  • and more

Culture and Auditing Culture 

  • What do Lemmings Have to do with Auditing Culture?
  • Risk, Culture and Assurance
  • Culture and The HR Function
  • and more

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