"My job as internal auditor is not to cut costs. Cutting costs is the effect of what I do. My job is to help management keep a small-company approach to solving problems even as we become a very large company. The surest way for the CEO of a growing company to lose control over costs is to let them creep up under the guise of 'professionalizing' management."

-- Abraham Poznanski, head of internal audit for Computer Associates, a $1.8-billion software company based in Islandia, N.Y.

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