In the third episode of ‘Inside the Auditorium’, Andy Blight, Chief Auditor for Risk at Citi, pushes us beyond the traditional boundaries of internal audit and offers a fresh perspective that will resonate with internal audit professionals.
This episode explores:
Longevity in Internal Audit: Andy emphasises the appeal of navigating challenges within the control environment and what’s kept him in the industry. He also sheds light on the significance of the people side of audit, highlighting relationships, reputation, and the ever-important human element in this profession.
Navigating emerging challenges and trends in 2024: As a thought leader in the industry, Andy discusses the macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges that internal auditors need to navigate. From the evolving landscape of ESG, climate risk and artificial intelligence, the conversation explores the need for ongoing understanding and knowledge.
Internal Audit as a people business: Andy encourages a mindset of problem-solving, improvement, and active engagement with stakeholders, echoing the roots of the term "audit" derived from the Greek word "audio" – to listen. This episode explores how the profession has transformed over the years, shifting from a desk-centric approach to a people-centric ethos.
This episode is a must-listen for internal audit professionals seeking inspiration, valuable insights, and a deeper understanding of the multifaceted world of auditing.
Note: The views expressed by Andy are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of his employer.