Complete physical absence from the workplace presents risks to both auditors and their clients.
If internal audit leaders want to remain relevant within their organizations, they need to stand up and speak out against 100% remote working environments. We have fought hard to be seen as a trusted partner and not just another cost center. Rolling our chairs away from the table and hiding behind our computer screens puts us out of sight, out of mind. In fact, physical absence from the workplace presents several risks to internal audit, and to the organization it serves.