​Leonard Cohen Meets Internal Audit

Comments Views

Welcome once again to WIIA — the radio station that spins the greatest internal audit hits. Today, a special treat. Leonard Cohen's famous song has been adapted for a lot of different situations. And now it has been adapted to internal audit. Sit back and enjoy the story of an auditee's redemption.

 We heard some things had gone askew; mistakes and errors were slipping through.
 But you don't really care for controls, do ya.
 It starts so small, but builds in scale — a minor flaw turns major fail —
 And now internal audit will review ya.

 We'll review ya. We'll review ya.
 We'll review ya. We'll review ya.

 We heard the tales but we needed proof. We had to search to find the truth.
 We risk assessed the work flows that went through ya.
 We questioned your entire team, and tested for mistakes and schemes.
 And now we've got the facts that will undo ya.

 They'll undo ya. They'll undo ya.
 They'll undo ya. They'll undo ya.

 The evidence it clearly tells a story of your major fail.
 And you can't understand why we pursue ya.
 Your story stinks. Your alibis are nothing more than concrete lies.
 Reports are out and now it's all up to ya.

 All up to ya. All up to ya.
 All up to ya. All up to ya.

 We did our best. Didn't take that much. Your management was out of touch
 But now you see controls can really help ya.
 We think a lesson has been learned. You say you'll not again be burned.
 And all that we can say is Hallelujah

 Hallelujah. Hallelujah.
 Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

​The opinions expressed by Internal Auditor's bloggers may differ from policies and official statements of The Institute of Internal Auditors and its committees and from opinions endorsed by the bloggers' employers or the editors of Internal Auditor. The magazine is pleased to provide you an opportunity to share your thoughts about these blog posts. Some comments may be reprinted elsewhere, online or offline.



Comment on this article

comments powered by Disqus
  • TeamMate_May2015
  • Ideagen_Pentana_May2015
  • IIA-GRC_May2015