Articles

A selection of articles written by or featuring a contribution by James Paterson are available to read online.
Other articles are available for purchase in the Tools & Techniques section.

Risk Assurance

Auditing Culture

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‘What do lemmings have to do with auditing culture?, SIRK, The Institute of Internal Auditors Norway, Issue 1, 2014. PDF

Audit planning

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‘Audit planning’, The Institute of Internal Auditors website. PDF

Assurance mapping 10 wrong turns


‘Assurance mapping: 10 wrong turns’, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, May 2013. PDF

Auditing the right areas

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‘Auditing the right areas’, Internal Audit, 2012. Article summarising James’ presentation at the ACCA IA conference. Read online

Audit planning

Audit planning
‘Audit planning’, Audit & Risk website, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), January 2012. Read online

Assurance co-ordination

Assurance co-ordination
‘Assurance co-ordination’, Audit & Risk website, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), June 2012. Read online

Lean Auditing

Lean auditing – Driving efficiency & effectivenes...

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Article for the IIA Belgium – driving efficiency & effectiveness in internal audit – PDF

The lean advantage

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For the US Internal Auditor magazine, 2012.  How ‘lean’ can offer insights into stakeholder ‘value add’ through the Kano methodology.

Lean auditing: an overview


‘Lean auditing: an overview’, Audit & Risk website (IIA), 2011. Read online

COACHING

Where next for HIAs / CAEs

Where next for HIAs CAEs
‘Where next for HIAs / CAEs, Audit & Risk website (IIA), 2012. Read online

Career choices after audit

Career choices after audit
‘Career choices after audit’, Audit & Risk website (IIA), 2013. Read online

Things to know as a new Head of Audit / CAE

Things to know as a new Head of Audit CAE
‘Things to know as a new Head of Audit / CAE’, Audit & Risk website (IIA), 2012. Read online

Audit Team Effectiveness & Development

Running internal audit in life sciences

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‘Running internal audit in life sciences’, Life Science Compliance, January 2013. Read online

Getting the most from your audit function

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‘Getting the most from your audit function’, Internal Audit, February 2008. Read online

Key performance metrics for internal audit

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‘Key performance metrics for internal audit’, The Institute of Internal Auditors website. PDF

Leading audit in tough times


‘Leading audit in tough times’, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, November 2012. PDF

Root cause analysis for internal audit


‘Root cause analysis for internal audit’, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, March 2013.

Meeting effectiveness

Meeting effectiveness
‘Meeting effectiveness’, Audit & Risk website, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), March 2012. Read online

Future of internal auditing


‘Future of internal auditing’, Audit & Risk website, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), May 2013. PDF

Other Specialist Areas

Boards and Risk

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‘Boards and Risk’, Risk Management Professional, December 2011

How assured am I?

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‘How assured am I?’, Internal Audit, June 2013. Read online

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