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Regulatory Updates

Accounting Research Manager

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Mon, Aug 8, 2022
Articles

Australian Mayors Map Out a Post-COVID Plan for the Future o…

Four Australian mayors discuss emerging from COVID-19, lessons learned and how their cities could forever be impacted.
Mon, Aug 8, 2022
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 18

The new edition of Internal Auditing Around the World addresses how internal audit functions are using the pandemic experience to design a workforce and organization of the future.
Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Articles

Greg Lindsay on the Way We Live Next – Audio Transcript

A look at the evolution urban areas are undergoing post-COVID and how those changes will alter cities over the next decade and beyond.
Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Articles

How Quantum Computing Will Impact the Future of Cities — Vid…

Protiviti’s Joe Kornik and Konstantinos Karagiannis sat down to discuss the impact quantum computing could have on the future of cities around the world.
Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Newsletters

Get Into the Quantum Game: Use Cases Are Emerging

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we suggest four ways boards can start planning for quantum computing.
Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Benchmarking Reports

2022 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

The 2022 edition of Protiviti's annual SOX report shows that costs and hours continue to increase across most, if not all, company sizes, industries and reporting types.
Mon, Jul 25, 2022
Articles

Skyscrapers Circa 2030: What's Their Place in the Futur…

Here, we discuss the future of cities in 2030 and explore how skyscrapers are an important part of the conversation.
Mon, Jul 18, 2022
Articles

Who Audits Public Companies – 2022 Edition

Audit Analytics looks at who is currently conducting audits of SEC public registrants, based on reports filed with the SEC since March 2021.
Mon, Jul 18, 2022
Articles

2021 Financial Restatements Review

Audit Analytics looks at the trends and statistics of financial restatements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2002.
Mon, Jul 11, 2022
Articles

Sustainability and the City: Reinventing the Future With Hig…

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to reinvent cities as we know them through both high-tech and low-tech initiatives.
Mon, Jul 11, 2022
Newsletters

Three Keys for CEOs: Relevance, Culture and Alignment

This issue of Board Perspectives explains three ways boards can be supportive in this era of unprecedented change.
Mon, Jul 11, 2022
Articles

Go! Mindblowing Mobility Driving Transportation’s Transforma…

In this article, we discuss the future of urban mobility and the technologies that will disrupt transportation as we know it.
Mon, Jul 4, 2022
Newsletters

Ensuring Technology Fluency in the Boardroom

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we provide six ways boards can ensure technology fluency and be technology-engaged.
Mon, Jul 4, 2022
Articles

Adjustments Continue to Decline in 2021

Audit Analytics examines the major decrease in financial adjustments over a 10-year period.
Mon, Jul 4, 2022
Articles

Pent-Up Demand in the U.S. Lifts Commercial Real Estate Shor…

Protiviti’s Jon Critelli and Joe Kornik sat down to discuss the U.S. commercial real estate sector and how it’ll impact the future of cities.
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
Newsletters

Framing the Data Privacy Discussion in the Boardroom

This issue of Board Perspectives provides eight topics relevant to the boardroom conversation around data privacy.
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
Performer Profiles

Saudi Telecom Company: Instilling a Business Resilience Mind…

Saudi Telecom Company Group Chief Audit Executive Abdullah Alanizi shares how his team has enhanced the company’s value by providing risk-based assurance, advice and insight.
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
Articles

​The Russian Sanctions: A Catalyst for ESG?

A look at some of the key challenges across the ESG dimensions and how finance firms can shape a more robust and mature approach to ESG.
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
Articles

Cannabis Market Audit Firm Landscape

Audit Analytics looks at accounting and auditing scenarios of public companies operating in the emerging cannabis industry.
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
Newsletters

The Top Risks for the Next Decade: A Global Perspective (202…

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we summarize seven key takeaways from our ninth annual risk survey and rank the highest-rated risk themes in order of priority.
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
Articles

Protiviti's Claire Gotham and Tyler Chase on Powering t…

As IoT grows exponentially, data platforms will become more important in ensuring that the energy needed to run a city in 2030 will be available, sustainable, reliable and distributed e...
Mon, Jun 6, 2022
Articles

IPOs Cool Off: Q1 2022 IPO Trends

In this article, Audit Analytics looks at the major decrease in initial public offerings compared to 2021.
Mon, Jun 6, 2022
Articles

Going Concerns: A 21-Year Review

Audit Analytics examines select trends and statistics of going concerns filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2000.
Mon, May 30, 2022
Benchmarking Reports

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030: Chief…

This report recaps the top risks CAEs should keep in mind over the next decade, according to the results of Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030 Survey.
Mon, May 30, 2022
Articles

Flying Taxis and Digital Twin Cities

Petra Hurtado, research director at American Planning Association (APA), sat down with Protiviti to discuss where she sees cities heading in 2030 and beyond.
Mon, May 30, 2022
Benchmarking Reports

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030: Privat…

This report outlines the top risks PE-owned firms need to know moving forward, based on the results of Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030 Survey.
Mon, May 23, 2022
Benchmarking Reports

2022 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

The results of our latest Next-Generation Internal Audit Survey reveal that two out of three internal audit functions worldwide have completed or are currently undertaking transformatio...
Mon, May 23, 2022
Newsletters

The Top Risks for 2022: A Global Perspective

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes eight key takeaways from the 2021 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey and ranks the highest-rated risk themes in order of priority.
Mon, May 23, 2022
Performer Profiles

Masonite International Corporation: Opening Doors to the Pos…

Masonite Vice President and Chief Audit Executive Katie Shellabarger explains how her team’s focus on business resilience contributes to the long-term success of the company.
Mon, May 23, 2022
Articles

The SEC Focuses on Climate Change in Latest Round of Comment…

Audit Analytics looks at the latest round of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's climate-change-related comment letters.
Mon, Mar 21, 2022
Performer Profiles

TrueBlue Inc.: Focusing on Customer Service to Increase Vers…

TrueBlue Vice President of Internal Audit Angela Trelevin shares how her team has delivered a high level of employee engagement to remain resilient.
Mon, Mar 14, 2022
Articles

Trends in 2020 Canadian KAMs

Audit Analytics examines the trends and risks of the 2020 Canadian key audit matters and provides insight into the amount of risk and complexity of an audit.
Mon, Mar 7, 2022
Newsletters

The Buffett Newspaper Test: What It Means and Why It Is Impo…

This issue of Board Perspectives explores how boards can focus employees on what the company stands for and reinforce expected behaviors.
Mon, Mar 7, 2022
Performer Profiles

Knowles Corporation: Tuning in Closely to Stakeholder Feedba…

In this profile, Simon Ong, chief audit executive at Knowles Corporation, explains how his team’s collaborative approach with stakeholders has helped the company increase resilience.
Mon, Feb 28, 2022
Articles

PCAOB Inspection Reports for Annually Inspected Firms

Audit Analytics looks at the 2020 inspection reports of annually inspected firms and explores the most common accounting and audit deficiencies.
Mon, Feb 28, 2022
Newsletters

Determining the Digital Investment Question in the Boardroom

This issue of Board Perspectives provides six ways boards can assess a company’s level and velocity of digital investment.
Mon, Feb 21, 2022
Performer Profiles

Inchcape plc: Finding Reward in Resilience – Internal Audit…

In this profile, Inchcape’s Group Head of Internal Audit Joanna Sheppard shares how her team’s overarching view of the organization offers real value in support of business resilience.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 20, 2021
Newsletters

Is Your Company Part of the Energy Revolution?

This issue of Board Perspectives explains how non-energy company boards can better prepare for the energy revolution.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 20, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2021 Finance Trends Survey Report: Consumer Products and Ret…

This report contains several key priorities for retail and CPG finance leaders to consider, based on the results from Protiviti’s 2021 Global Finance Trends Survey Report.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 20, 2021
Newsletters

Ransomware: Analyzing Risk and Protecting Critical Assets

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we provide four ways boards can respond strategically to ransomware exposures.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 13, 2021
Articles

AQRM Red Flags: Shareholder Activism

Audit Analytics examines shareholder activism risk and how it is defined and categorized within its Accounting Quality + Risk Matrix (AQRM).
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 13, 2021
Performer Profiles

Grupo Bepensa: Revolutionizing the Audit Process to Amplify…

In this profile, Bepensa Audit Director Javier Humberto Cámara Cabrera explains how his team has applied specialized expertise in key risk areas to boost business resilience.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 6, 2021
Articles

PPE Impairments Surge During COVID-19

Audit Analytics looks at the substantial impairment charges related to property, plants and equipment during the pandemic.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 6, 2021
Regulatory Updates

Developments at and During COP26: The Second Week

In this Flash Report, we summarize developments during the second week of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and the agreements reached, and offer suggestions for c...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 6, 2021
Newsletters

The World Is a Zoo: Framing Risks in the Boardroom

This issue of Board Perspectives identifies six key takeaways from a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) event discussing the board’s risk governance process.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Dec 6, 2021
Performer Profiles

GlobalFoundries: A “Laser Focus” on Strengthening Business R…

In this profile, Cary Haggard, chief audit executive at GlobalFoundries, explains how his team has enhanced organizational value to achieve business goals.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 29, 2021
Regulatory Updates

Developments at and During COP26: The First Week

In this Flash Report, we offer suggestions for companies to consider in the aftermath of the first week of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 29, 2021
Regulatory Updates

U.S. Department of Defense Updates Cybersecurity Maturity Mo…

This Flash Report summarizes what steps companies should take to prepare for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 29, 2021
Performer Profiles

FIS: Leveraging the Power of Emerging Technology for Greater…

In this profile, FIS Chief Audit Executive John Eagle shares how his team utilizes advanced technology to focus on ongoing business resilience.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 8, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2021 Healthcare Internal Audit Plan Priorities Survey Report

The latest survey conducted by Protiviti and AHIA finds internal audit provider functions under intense pressure to audit new and unfamiliar areas and help their organizations contend w...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 1, 2021
Articles

Building a Comprehensive Data Privacy Program

Protiviti offers advice on how companies can both formalize and improve data privacy practices, including a four-step approach to making data privacy and protection an embedded process.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 1, 2021
Articles

AQRM Red Flags: Auditors

Audit Analytics looks at the auditor-specific aspects of its Accounting Quality + Risk Matrix (AQRM) and explains why some may be considered red flags.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Nov 1, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2021 Finance Trends Survey Report

Protiviti’s latest Global Finance Trends Report highlights how CFOs are shaping cybersecurity, long-term talent strategies, and supply chain decisions, among other previously nontraditi...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Oct 25, 2021
Performer Profiles

DBS Bank: Using Data to Highlight Risks, Increase Resilience…

In this profile, Derrick Goh, managing director and head of group audit at DBS, describes how data has helped his team be more flexible in their thinking during the COVID-19 crisis.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
Articles

Impacts of COVID-19 on Public Companies

Audit Analytics looks at the pandemic’s impacts on certain aspects of financial reporting and financial health metrics of public companies.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
Newsletters

Ransomware: Preventing an Attack and Responding to and Recov…

This issue of The Bulletin focuses on the six components of cyber resilience and provides countermeasures businesses can use to manage the risk of ransomware attacks.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Oct 18, 2021
Articles

AQRM Red Flags: Financial Reporting

In this article, Audit Analytics breaks down the risks associated with specific firm-level events included in the Accounting Quality + Risk Matrix (AQRM).
Subscriber Content
Mon, Oct 4, 2021
Performer Profiles

Unum Group: Pivoting to Respond to Change While Positioning…

In this profile, Unum Senior Vice President of Internal Audit Miles Archer explains how his team has navigated pandemic-related disruption.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 27, 2021
Articles

Attention, CFOs: Your Most Important Asset Is Not on Your Ba…

Here, we focus on customer relationship values and provide core benefits a company can achieve by focusing on its customer asset.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 27, 2021
Articles

COVID-19 Vaccine — Is Your Organization Prepared to Meet Com…

In this article, we include a checklist of key vaccine requirements organizations can use to ensure that their policies and procedures are up to date.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 27, 2021
Articles

AQRM Red Flags: Changes in Accounting Estimates

Audit Analytics examines the significant changes in accounting estimates related to property, plants and equipment for 2020.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 20, 2021
Articles

Resilience and the Workforce Are Key Concerns in 2021 and Ov…

Here, we highlight the results of our ninth annual risk survey and illustrate the top 10 risks for 2021 and 2030 in order of priority.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 20, 2021
Performer Profiles

Centene Corporation: Resilience Stems From the Resolve to He…

Matt Snyder, senior vice president of internal audit, compliance and risk management at Centene, explains how his team’s perspective has contributed to the company’s long-term resilienc...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
Articles

FinCEN and OFAC Put Financial Institutions on Notice About P…

Protiviti Director Josh Kaptur summarizes highlights from the FinCEN and OFAC advisories and explains what financial institutions providing ransomware response services can do now.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
Research Reports

Growing Number of ICFR Issues Following IPO

In this exclusive report, Audit Analytics explores trends in companies reporting internal control deficiencies immediately following an initial public offering.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 13, 2021
Articles

AQRM Red Flags: Controls

Audit Analytics examines the red flag events concerning a company’s control environment, including control weaknesses, late filings and cybersecurity incidents.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 6, 2021
Articles

Recharging Your Agile Transformation

This article, part five in a five-part series, explores how to determine preparedness for an agile transformation and how to infuse new energy into agile transformations already underwa...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 6, 2021
Articles

CFPB Provides Further Guidance on MSAs Under RESPA Section 8

In this article, we outline the CFPB’s compliance aid to provide regulated entities greater clarity around the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Sep 6, 2021
Newsletters

Lessons From the Pandemic: Crisis as a Catalyst for Innovati…

This issue of Board Perspectives recaps a discussion from a recent NACD event on the significance of agility as an important driver of success in a mercurial environment.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 30, 2021
Articles

Australia’s Responsible Lending Reforms: A Step in the Wrong…

A look at critical issues recently raised by Australia's Royal Commission and what steps lenders must take when providing a credit contract or a credit limit increase.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 30, 2021
Regulatory Updates

Leveling the Playing Field for Third-Party Risk Management R…

In this Flash Report, we summarize the opportunities and key takeaways around third-party risk management lifecycle considerations, data and infrastructure, and program governance that ...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Articles

SEC Adopts Final Rule to Modernize MD&A and Related Fina…

In this article, we discuss the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s final rule to modernize, simplify and enhance certain financial disclosure requirements.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Articles

Regulators Increase Focus on Virtual Currencies as Instituti…

Protiviti’s Tom Crock highlights guidance on cryptocurrency services and explains how finance firms should address new forms of virtual currency.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Articles

Initial Public Offerings: Recent Trends in Corporate Governa…

Audit Analytics takes a deeper look at the risks that initial public offerings pose to investors, regulators and other financial statement users.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Performer Profiles

Booking Holdings: Navigating a Global Crisis With a Resilien…

In this profile, Booking Holdings Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Officer Marco Rozenberg describes his team’s integral role in business resilience.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 16, 2021
Articles

FinCEN and the Banking Agencies Clarify Due Diligence Requir…

A look at how finance firms can determine the risk of a charity or non-profit organization (NPO) and develop a customer profile.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 16, 2021
Articles

Transforming Delivery Through Value Streams

Protiviti's Evan Campbell and Sofia Hansen discuss how organizations can achieve the benefits of value streams by implementing six key practices.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 16, 2021
Newsletters

Reimagining the Future Workplace: Ask the Right Questions to…

This issue of Board Perspectives poses 10 questions boards should ask themselves and management about the evolving workplace.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Articles

SOX Compliance Under COVID-19: Considerations for Completing…

In this article, we provide a brief reminder on guidance and disclosure requirements, highlight current SEC insights and trends, and provide practical considerations that organizations ...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Articles

Realities of Crisis, Regulatory Landscape Call for Re-Imagin…

Here, we discuss several critical factors for financial services organizations to consider with regard to their future operational resilience.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Regulatory Updates

Bogus Whistleblower Complaints Are Making the Rounds

This flash report serves to alert companies to a growing trend of disinformation making the rounds through well-written and convincing hoax whistleblower complaints.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Articles

A Closer Look at Votes Against Auditor Ratification — 2020

Audit Analytics looks at the highest percentage votes against auditor ratification between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2020.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Newsletters

The Future Workplace: Getting It Right

This issue of The Bulletin suggests four areas that will present important differentiators for success in articulating a compelling future workplace vision.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 2, 2021
Articles

Preparing for a Dynamic Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape

The five strategies described in this article can help organizations strengthen their fraud prevention practices and avoid pandemic-related cybercrimes.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 2, 2021
Articles

CFPB Ready for Heightened Enforcement

How finance firms can prepare for the CFPB’s forthcoming supervisory activities throughout 2021 and beyond.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 2, 2021
Articles

Skills and Scale — The New Finance Labor Model Proves Its Re…

Here, we discuss the results of Protiviti's 2020 Finance Trends Survey and offer steps CFOs and finance leaders can take to elevate their flexible finance labor models to the next level...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 2, 2021
Articles

Program Management as a Service — Transforming the PMO Throu…

In this article, we illustrate why organizations should use a PMaaS solution to execute and transform all critical areas of their PMO function.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Aug 2, 2021
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 17

The new edition of Internal Auditing Around the World addresses how internal audit functions have become more adaptable and resilient amid unprecedented disruption.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Articles

Business Continuity Programs: Beware of Complacency

Protiviti Managing Director Matthew Watson outlines the looming danger of post-COVID complacency.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Articles

Academic Spotlight: Auditor Ratification’s Impact on Audit Q…

In this article, Audit Analytics examines a frequency distribution analysis of percentage votes against auditor ratification.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Articles

Managing Connected Devices in Today’s Evolving Business Envi…

A look at how a managed service approach, developed in conjunction with IT, can be used to maintain an entire device life cycle.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2021 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

The 2021 edition of Protiviti's annual SOX report explains some of the changes SOX compliance practices have faced post-pandemic, including cost, hours and controls.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Articles

SEC Enforcement Actions Reveal Continuing Importance of Accu…

Audit Analytics examines the recent increase in the amount of enforcement actions citing false and/or misleading statements.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Articles

Seven Key Factors to a Successful PMO Transformation

Protiviti’s Joe Breithaupt and James Eick discuss the drivers behind PMO evolution and identify what factors a PMO must consider in order to begin the transformation management office j...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Articles

New Survey Reveals Four Habits of Highly Resilient CFOs

Learn the four habits that CFOs should ingrain into their jobs, based on the top finance challenges and areas of focus revealed in Protiviti’s 2020 Finance Trends Survey.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Articles

The Three C’s of a Quality Cloud Audit

This article outlines Protiviti's comprehensive cloud audit approach, which is based on leading practices and frameworks created by the CIS.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Articles

How Firms Can Tackle Technology Risk Blind Spots to Build Re…

Protiviti’s Ewen Ferguson and Hirun Tantirigama identify common critical technology risks and illustrate what organizations can do to achieve resilient business services.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Articles

Internal Controls Planning as Organizations Contemplate a Re…

In this article, we cover three categories of control changes that companies should consider as they plan to resume in-person work.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Articles

Helping to Save Lives — FinCEN Takes the Lead in Battling Hu…

A look at FinCEN's recently issued advisory and how finance firms can and should play an important role in detecting human trafficking.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jul 5, 2021
Articles

SEC Enforcement Highlights Late Filing Disclosure Risks

Audit Analytics examines the SEC’s recently announced charges against companies that failed to disclose complete information in Form NT.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 28, 2021
Articles

The Future Auditor Faces the Digital Imperative

We outline why the adoption of next-generation best practices needs to be a priority for every internal audit organization that wants to remain relevant.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 28, 2021
Articles

As Organizations Transform, the Role of the Project Manager…

This article explores the evolution of project management and offers next-gen actions project managers can take to establish effective controls.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 28, 2021
Articles

Credit Balances and Government Overpayments

In this article, we provide guidance on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Final Rule governing the investigation, refunding and reporting of Medicare Parts A and B overpay...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 28, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2020 Finance Trends Survey Report: The Transformation of Tra…

When comparing the findings of our latest global survey of finance trends to the results of prior years, one of the most significant changes relates to the higher priority placed on tra...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Newsletters

Quantum Computing: Why the Board Should Care

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes why quantum computing offers companies a powerful value proposition for solving complex problems.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Articles

From Unprecedented Disruption, an Optimistic Vision for the…

Protiviti’s Brian Christensen takes a look at audit's next chapter, underscored by the insights shared by audit leaders in the latest edition of Internal Auditing Around the World.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Articles

Gone Phishing: Elaborate Scams Are on the Rise, Are You Smar…

Protiviti Managing Director Michael Lyons shares a personal experience with, and an in-depth analysis of, a sophisticated phishing scam.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Regulatory Updates

President Biden Executive Order to Strengthen U.S. Cybersecu…

Read this Flash Report to understand the executive order's key provisions and what it may mean for your organization in the weeks, months and years ahead.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Articles

Importance of Internal Controls for Cybersecurity

Audit Analytics examines the increase in cybersecurity breaches disclosed by public companies since 2011.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Articles

Excellence Starts at Home: Why CEOs Should Hold Functional L…

Protiviti Associate Director Michael Allenson explains why the internal customer experience (iCX) should be more popular with business leaders and offers advice on implementing an iCX p...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Articles

As Tech CFOs Escalate Return-to-Office Strategies, Opportuni…

Here, we outline what the technology industry is doing to execute a safe and smooth return to the workplace.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Newsletters

Board Effectiveness: The Fed’s Guidance Speaks to Resiliency

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we discuss the significance of the Federal Reserve Board’s recently released guidance for certain financial institutions.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Articles

Counting on Cycle Counts? A Re-Think May Be in Order

To ensure the reliability of cycle counts and stave off the necessity for a full wall-to-wall inventory count at year-end, organizations need to revisit the design and approach of their...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Articles

High Stakes: Evolving Trade Rules Require Solid Third-Party…

Protiviti's Bernie Donachie and Kyle Appell offer third-party risk management advice to organizations selecting offshore suppliers and vendors.
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Articles

Hard Times Bring Out the Best in People — Well, Not Always

In this article, Protiviti Senior Managing Director Carol Beaumier explains how lenders can proactively identify potential fraud in their PPP portfolios, especially as the loans move th...
Subscriber Content
Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Newsletters

The Top Risks for the Next Decade: A Global Perspective (202…

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes seven key takeaways from Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030 Survey.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 31, 2021
Articles

Setting the 2021 Audit Committee Agenda: Your Questions Answ…

Protiviti’s Chris Wright and Brian Christensen address some of the questions asked by attendees of a recent webinar on the audit committee’s agenda for 2021.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 31, 2021
Articles

A Farewell to Paul Sarbanes

Protiviti Managing Director Jim DeLoach honors Paul Sarbanes and highlights his efforts to protect investors and create more transparency in financial reporting.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 31, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2021 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

For most internal audit groups, the next-generation audit journey is just beginning. The results of our 2021 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey reveal relatively low maturity ...
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 31, 2021
Articles

Pandemic-Driven Issues Complicating Tech CFOs’ 2021 Spending…

A look at how chief financial officers can find creative ways in their budgets to keep employees happy and productive.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 31, 2021
Performer Profiles

SF Express: Digital Agile Audits Focus on Stakeholders’ Need…

Michael Lui, chief audit executive at SF Express, describes his team’s use of agile auditing to guide continuous innovation and improvements.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 24, 2021
Articles

Q1 2021 IPOs: Auditor Market Share and Stats

Audit Analytics examines the unprecedented rise in initial public offerings in U.S. markets between January 1, 2021, and March 31, 2021.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 24, 2021
Articles

Insights from COVID-19 References in CAMs

Audit Analytics analyzes the pandemic’s significant impact on public company reports, including appearing in CAMs communicated in audit opinions.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 24, 2021
Articles

SPACs Are Hot But Be Well Prepared — The SEC Is Watching

This article explains how special purpose acquisition company sponsors can mitigate potential liability related to public offerings and subsequent acquisitions.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 24, 2021
Articles

2021 Offers U.S. Oil and Gas Firms Challenges Laced With Opp…

Based on the state of the industry at the start of 2021, Protiviti Managing Director Tyler Chase outlines challenges — and opportunities — for oil and gas companies this year and likely...
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 10, 2021
Articles

Latest Payroll Rescue Aid for Airlines Compounds Compliance…

This article unpacks some of the complex requirements facing the airline industry with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, including their potential impacts.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 10, 2021
Articles

SPACs Spotlight: Filings Trend Meets Fine Print in Latest SE…

In this article, we examine what was buried in the footnotes of the SEC's latest Division of Corporation Finance statement.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 10, 2021
Performer Profiles

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd: The Leading Edge of Internal A…

In this profile, Zurich Head of Group Audit Martin Struder summarizes the key drivers of his internal audit team’s transformation success.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 10, 2021
Articles

Proposed Rule for Drug Enforcement Administration Theft Repo…

This article suggests five prevention and detection controls organizations should focus on when creating a diversion and pharmacy compliance program.
Subscriber Content
Mon, May 3, 2021
Articles

As Regulators Boost Market Surveillance Capabilities, Firms…

This article offers five recommendations that firms can use to proactively manage market abuses in this heightened regulatory environment.
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Mon, May 3, 2021
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Changes to Accounting Standards Offer Transformational Oppor…

This article shares how insurers can take advantage of the FASB’s deferred compliance dates to transform key business functions.
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Mon, May 3, 2021
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To Meet Today’s Challenges, CAEs Must Stay Focused on Next-G…

This article explains how audit leaders can initiate and maintain next-generation capabilities in today's dynamic environment.
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Mon, May 3, 2021
Performer Profiles

Microsoft Corporation: Leading With What’s Next in Agile Aud…

In this profile, Michael Williams, group IT audit program manager at Microsoft, explains how his team has leveraged agile auditing to stay ahead of the curve.
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030: Energy…

This report illustrates the top risks energy and utilities organizations should keep in mind moving forward, based on the results from Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in...
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021
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Understanding Spend Is Key to Building Business Resilience i…

This article identifies six areas where spend analysis can deliver critical inputs to reduce risk and increase resilience as organizations transition to the so-called ‘‘new normal.’’
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021
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Ongoing Risks of Government Lending Programs

This article summarizes key government lending program risk implications and highlights five proactive steps lenders can take to self-discover fraud.
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021
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How the SEC’s Focus on Climate Change Might Affect Comment L…

In this article, Audit Analytics examines the SEC's recent decision to focus on climate-related disclosures as well as the drop in the number of comment letters referencing climate chan...
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Articles

A Tale of Two Crises — Hurricane Preparedness in the Midst o…

The business continuity guidelines outlined in this article can be applied beyond oil and gas companies and to any organization looking to prepare for future disasters or business disru...
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030

This report contains results from our ninth annual risk survey of directors and executives worldwide to obtain their views on the extent to which a broad collection of risks is likely t...
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Mon, Apr 19, 2021
Articles

Internal Audit Leaders Need to Step Up Next-Gen Innovation a…

This article highlights the results of Protiviti’s 2020 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey and outlines how audit leaders can deliver in these changed and challenging times.
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Mon, Apr 19, 2021
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Know Your Customer: It’s All About Risk

This article offers valuable KYC tips and lists several questions AML compliance officers can address to redirect their remediation efforts.
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Mon, Apr 19, 2021
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Serving Their Purpose? Insights on Critical and Key Audit Ma…

Here, Audit Analytics analyzes the differences, viability and effectiveness of critical and key audit disclosures.
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Performer Profiles

Milaha: Challenging the Status Quo, Including From Within

In this profile, Milaha Chief Internal Auditor Asem Alnaser explains how his team has used the right internal systems and datasets to embark on its digitalization journey.
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Articles

Architecting Your Cloud Infrastructure for Failure (and Resi…

This article notes five keys to architecting for failure that firms should consider to meet the evolving threat and regulatory landscape.
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021
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Tech Can Help Oil and Gas Firms Survive Market Turmoil

Protiviti’s Tyler Chase and Justin Turner explain how technology benefits the energy industry and suggest key actions organizations can take to cut costs and increase market share.
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Articles

Post-Pandemic Real Estate Strategies: It Pays to Be Nimble

This article offers several work-from-home strategies organizations can use to remain agile in a post-COVID world.
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Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Regulatory Updates

SEC Indicates Greater Interest in Climate Change Disclosures

This Flash Report identifies five proactive steps companies should take to evaluate how their climate-related disclosures measure up.
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Mon, Mar 29, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2020 Finance Trends Survey Report: Four Ways Finance Leaders…

This report contains several leading practices for CFOs to consider, based on key points from Protiviti’s 2020 Global Finance Trends Survey Report.
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Mon, Mar 29, 2021
Articles

Top of Mind Compliance Issues for 2021 – The AML Act of 2020

This article summarizes many key provisions from the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 that should be top of mind for management and compliance professionals.
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Mon, Mar 29, 2021
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Persevering and Prospering in the Time of COVID-19: Accounts…

In this article, we share three examples of how Protiviti’s managed business services teams recently overcame significant accounts payable challenges.
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Mon, Mar 29, 2021
Regulatory Updates

Microsoft Discovers Multiple Zero-Day Exploits Being Used to…

This Flash Report recaps Microsoft’s new security updates and outlines four steps organizations should take to prepare for and respond to the evolving threats posed by zero-day vulnerab...
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Mon, Mar 22, 2021
Regulatory Updates

Virginia Becomes the Second State to Enact Consumer Privacy…

In this Flash Report, Protiviti cites and summarizes key requirements contained in Virginia’s new Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), along with notable takeaways.
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Mon, Mar 22, 2021
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The Critical Importance of Employee Well-Being in the Time o…

In this article, we offer some ideas for organizations looking to ensure the physical, emotional and social health of employees in the time of COVID-19.
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Mon, Mar 22, 2021
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Beyond Supply Chain Stopgaps: How Strategic Sourcing Can Dri…

This article defines strategic sourcing and identifies six detailed steps management can take to maintain a resilient procurement ecosystem.
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Mon, Mar 22, 2021
Performer Profiles

Olympus Corporation: ‘‘T’’ Is for Transformation ... and Tea…

In this profile, Richard Lebitz, global chief internal audit officer at Olympus, summarizes his internal audit team’s five-year performance-based transformation plan.
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Articles

Audit Opinion Types Available in Our Europe Database

Audit Analytics explores the differences between an unqualified opinion and a modified opinion, noting which ones should raise a flag for investors.
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021
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Furlough Planning: An Art and a Science Supported by Technol…

This article outlines the benefits of furlough planning and provides questions senior leaders should consider as they shape a furlough strategy going forward.
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021
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Suspicious Activity Reporting: Government Aid Programs in th…

This article reviews the Small Business Administration’s Information Notice and offers proactive steps depository institutions should take to ensure proper handling of suspicious activi...
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021
Performer Profiles

Rabobank: An Appetite for Audit Innovation

In this profile, Rabobank Global Head of IT Risk and Continuity Management Klaas Leendert Leijendekker explains how his team has used data-driven assurance and cultural drivers to trans...
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Mon, Mar 8, 2021
Newsletters

The Top Risks in 2021: A Global Perspective

This issue of Board Perspectives shares some of the key takeaways from the 2021 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey and ranks the top 10 risk themes in order of priority.
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Mon, Mar 8, 2021
Articles

A Closer Look into Human Capital Management Disclosures

Audit Analytics examines environmental, social and governance disclosures of amended regulations regarding human capital management.
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Mon, Mar 8, 2021
Articles

Fintechs and Regulatory Compliance — A Happily Ever After?

Protiviti’s Owen Strijland shares his insights on how fintechs can overcome the AML challenges related to becoming PSD2-compliant without becoming disheartened in the process.
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Mon, Mar 8, 2021
Articles

Healthcare Internal Audit During a Pandemic — Going From Rea…

This article offers several approaches healthcare internal audit functions can use as they adapt and extend their capabilities in new ways during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
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Mon, Mar 8, 2021
Newsletters

Unleash the Power of Adhocracy in the Face of Emerging Risks

This issue of Board Perspectives offers six suggestions from an NACD report outlining how management can foster a risk-savvy culture so that critical and creative thinking can flourish.
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Mon, Mar 1, 2021
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Executing Successful Transactions: Key Considerations for Bu…

In this article, we discuss best practices that will improve the chances of a successful merger or acquisition (M&A) transaction.
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Mon, Mar 1, 2021
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Automating Revenue — Healthcare Revenue Cycle Quick Wins Ami…

This article explores the benefits of automation and identifies opportunities healthcare organizations can use to improve their revenue cycle departments.
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Mon, Mar 1, 2021
Performer Profiles

Salesforce: V2MOM and Setting a Vision for Salesforce Audit

In this profile, Art Perez, senior vice president and audit executive at Salesforce, explains the V2MOM planning process and why it is an important part of the company’s secret sauce.
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Mon, Feb 22, 2021
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Setting Sights on Digital Transformation and Innovation

This issue of Board Perspectives spotlights an NACD Master Class discussion about how boards and their companies can best leverage digital transformation and innovation to compete and t...
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Mon, Feb 22, 2021
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SPAC Popularity Continues to Grow

Audit Analytics examines 2020’s unprecedented rise in special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) initial public offerings (IPOs).
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Mon, Feb 22, 2021
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Effective Third-Party Risk Management During COVID-19 and Be…

Protiviti Managing Directors Paul Kooney and Brian Kostek explain why companies should embrace innovative third-party risk management (TPRM) technology and techniques post-pandemic.
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Mon, Feb 22, 2021
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New Territory: Private Equity Firms Eye the 401K Market

This article recaps the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent Information Letter and outlines key risks private equity firms should consider surrounding new available funds.
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Mon, Feb 22, 2021
Newsletters

Dispel the Myth of ‘‘Fit’’: Improve Diversity on Your Board

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we provide six suggestions for making demonstrable progress in improving diversity in the boardroom.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2021
Performer Profiles

Starbucks Coffee Company: Brewing Up a Balanced Blend of Inn…

In this profile, Starbucks Vice President and Chief Audit Executive Randa Saleh shares how her team leverages data analytics and automation to support business initiatives.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2021
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Getting to Resilient: Re-Imagining Crisis Management and Bus…

This article provides an overview of operational resilience and identifies key concepts organizations should consider when re-imagining crisis management.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2021
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Beyond Business Continuity Management: Building Resilience f…

Protiviti's Douglas Wilbert and Dugan Krwawicz discuss ways organizations can build resilience in a changing risk environment.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2021
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A Look Back at 2020

Audit Analytics shares some of its most popular articles and topics from 2020.
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Mon, Feb 8, 2021
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Cloud Oversight in Financial Services: Understanding Respons…

This article explains how internal audit functions can provide ongoing assurance on their institutions’ use of cloud computing environments.
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Mon, Feb 8, 2021
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Persevering and Prospering in the Time of COVID-19: Keep Acc…

This article offers several approaches finance leaders can use to manage the billing and collections issues they are facing during the pandemic.
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Mon, Feb 8, 2021
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Remediating Internal Control Weaknesses During a Pandemic

As 2020 ends and many public companies are preparing annual financial statements, Audit Analytics examines the companies with internal control weaknesses that have faced challenges.
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Mon, Feb 1, 2021
Articles

SOX Compliance Under COVID-19: The Show Must Go On (Part 2)

Part two of this two-part discussion addresses some of the questions asked during Protiviti’s recent webinar on maintaining internal control requirements in a post-COVID world.
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Mon, Feb 1, 2021
Articles

Harnessing Intelligent Automation to Increase Resilience

This article explains how intelligent process automation (IPA) can help companies manage costs and increase resilience for future ‘‘black swan’’ events.
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Mon, Feb 1, 2021
Regulatory Updates

PPP 2.0 — A Renewed Opportunity (and New Set of Headaches) f…

In this flash report, we review the key provisions of PPP 2.0, highlight the significant changes from PPP 1.0, and address some of the key challenges lenders are likely to face as the p...
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Mon, Feb 1, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2021 IT Audit Benchmarking Survey

Cybersecurity, privacy, data and resilience dominate the top technology challenges for organizations, according to the annual ISACA/Protiviti global survey of IT audit leaders and profe...
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Mon, Jan 25, 2021
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CECL and the AICPA Practice Aid (Part 4): Modeling Considera…

Part 4 of our AICPA Practice Aid highlights the pandemic’s impact on loss models and provides key considerations finance firms can use to optimize model performance.
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Mon, Jan 25, 2021
Performer Profiles

TopBuild Corp.: Installing an Analytics Champion

In this profile, TopBuild Director of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive Ninette Lewis shares how advanced analytics drive her team’s innovation.
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Mon, Jan 25, 2021
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Adjusting Internal Audit Priorities in Healthcare Organizati…

This white paper covers three areas of focus, two related to the healthcare industry-specific results from the 2020 Next Generation of Internal Auditing Survey and one looking at the cu...
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Mon, Jan 25, 2021
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Data Privacy Isn’t Just One and Done: How to Stay on Top of…

Here, we provide an overview of recent data privacy regulations and explain steps organizations must take to operate an effective data privacy program.
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Mon, Jan 25, 2021
Benchmarking Reports

2020 Finance Trends Survey Report: Technology, Media and Tel…

This report illustrates the top risks TMT organizations should keep in mind throughout 2021, according to the results of the 2020 Finance Trends Survey Report.
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Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Regulatory Updates

SolarWinds Vulnerability Update – Indicators of Compromise a…

This Flash Report identifies signs of a network compromise and outlines what actions organizations should take to mitigate malicious activity.
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Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Regulatory Updates

U.S. Addresses Long-Standing Gap in its AML Compliance Regim…

This Flash Report puts a spotlight on the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and explains several other provisions aimed at strengthening the U.S. AML regime.
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Mon, Jan 18, 2021
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Get Ready to Resume Elective Procedures and Surgeries

This article highlights the current procedural and surgical process and includes key considerations healthcare professionals should review during crises going forward.
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Mon, Jan 18, 2021
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LIBOR Transition During the Pandemic: Is Your Program Manage…

This article provides an overview of the LIBOR migration journey and offers key strategies PMOs can use to benefit their transition long term,
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Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Newsletters

10 ESG Reporting Questions Directors Should Consider

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight poses 10 questions boards should focus on to ensure sustainable and responsible ESG reporting.
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Mon, Jan 11, 2021
Performer Profiles

Lloyds Banking Group: Taking the Reins on Change to Drive Fo…

In this profile, Paul Day, chief internal auditor at Lloyds Banking Group, explains how his team has built a culture of innovation across the company.
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Mon, Jan 11, 2021
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PCAOB Adopts Amendments to Independence Rules, Announces 202…

Here, Audit Analytics analyzes the PCAOB’s targeted amendments to its interim independence standards applicable to lending arrangements between auditors and audit clients.
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Mon, Jan 11, 2021
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Countdown to CCPA: The 5 Most-Asked Questions

In this article, Protiviti’s Joel Wuesthoff and Pam Kamath answer the most frequently asked questions during a webinar on the first 100 days of the new California Consumer Privacy Act (...
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Mon, Jan 11, 2021
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COVID-19 Lawsuits Continue to Pose Ongoing Risk

In this article, Audit Analytics takes a closer look at lawsuits stemming directly from circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020
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For Financial Industry, Post-Pandemic Resilience Building Sh…

This article offers key strategies finance firms must consider when returning employees to the workplace and identifies characteristics that reflect a resilient firm.
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020
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SOX Compliance Under COVID-19: The Show Must Go On (Part 1)

Part one of this two-part discussion uncovers the challenges of maintaining the full rigor of internal control requirements during the pandemic.
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020
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Assessing Risk in Dynamic Times: Challenge Brings Opportunit…

This article summarizes what businesses and auditors need to plan for right now, as well as ‘‘next’’ and ‘‘eventually.’’
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020
Newsletters

Operational Resilience Gets a Makeover in the ‘‘New Normal’’

This issue of Board Perspectives discusses the board’s role in overseeing operational resilience in the post-pandemic world.
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020
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Taking Physical Inventory While Working Remotely — A Unique…

This article explores what has changed the inventory process during the COVID-19 era and shares how companies can adapt their current processes to successfully complete inventory counts...
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Mon, Dec 21, 2020
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Lessons Learned from COVID-19: A Discussion for Board Member…

This article outlines the remaining questions from Protiviti’s webinar discussion about ways board members can adjust to the new economy going forward.
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Mon, Dec 14, 2020
Newsletters

Setting the 2021 Audit Committee Agenda

In this issue of The Bulletin, Protiviti suggests eight 2021 audit committee agenda issues and offers questions for audit committees to consider when self-assessing their performance.
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Mon, Dec 14, 2020
Newsletters

One Year Later: Does The Business Roundtable Statement Matte…

This issue of Board Perspectives recaps the Business Roundtable’s latest statement and suggests ways directors can oversee the company’s affairs and serve the long-term interests of sha...
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Mon, Dec 14, 2020
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Transparency, Empathy, Consistency, Frequency – Keys to Cris…

This article recaps key takeaways from a Protiviti webinar discussion, focusing on best practices for communicating with clients during this time of COVID-19 and social unrest.
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Mon, Dec 14, 2020
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SOX 404 Disclosures: A Sixteen-Year Review

Audit Analytics examines the trends in Section 404 disclosures over a sixteen-year period, considering both auditor attestations and management-only assessments.
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Mon, Dec 7, 2020
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Bank Culture Reform in Hong Kong

This article identifies what steps Authorized Institutions (AIs) can take to establish and maintain a strong governance framework and reflect a sound bank culture.
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Mon, Dec 7, 2020
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Rise of the SPACs: Understanding the Risks and Rewards in Th…

This article explores the rising popularity of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and shares how they can help private companies with a smoother public transition.
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Mon, Dec 7, 2020
Performer Profiles

Campari Group: Serving Up a Potent Mix of Data Analytics and…

In this profile, Antonio Zuchetti, senior director of internal audit at Campari, summarizes how his team has addressed small and big risks to stay ahead of business.
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Mon, Dec 7, 2020
Articles

2020 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer

Audit Analytics examines the Audit Committee Transparency Barometer’s continuous upward trends among S&P 500 companies over a seven-year period.
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Mon, Nov 30, 2020
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Process Analytics Provides Edge in Coping With Pandemic-Stri…

This article highlights key strategies and tactics companies should employ both now and in the future as they look toward building more resilient supply chains.
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Mon, Nov 30, 2020
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Re-Entry Considerations for Finance as Companies Begin to Re…

This article determines what measures the financial services industry must take to identify and operationalize process improvements upon office re-entry.
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Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Benchmarking Reports

2020 Finance Trends Survey Report

Protiviti’s latest Global Finance Trends Survey Report highlights how CFOs are committed to ongoing finance transformation and equipping their departments with the foundational building...
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Mon, Nov 16, 2020
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New SOX Survey: COVID-19 Environment Further Drives Need for…

This article outlines some of the most significant results from Protiviti’s 2020 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey, which includes a special section for conducting proper audits during t...
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Mon, Nov 16, 2020
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Compliance Assurance During the Time of COVID-19 – And Beyon…

This article uncovers the economic challenges the financial services industry is facing and identifies how finance firms can manage the mid- to long-term effects of COVID-19.
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Mon, Nov 16, 2020
Articles

Rethinking Offshoring? Ideas to Consider as Momentum for Nea…

In this article, Protiviti’s Bernie Donachie and John F. Weber discuss the challenges of outsourcing in the new economy and identify the steps organizations should take when considering...
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Mon, Nov 9, 2020
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SOX Compliance: Consider COVID-19 Impact on Management Revie…

This article outlines steps to consider as you prepare your control documentation along with some specific assumption considerations and challenges for several areas typically requiring...
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Mon, Nov 9, 2020
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PPP Loan Forgiveness, Part 2

Here, we provide a breakdown of two interim final rules on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness requirements and roles and responsibilities of borrowers and lenders.
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Mon, Nov 9, 2020
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A Recovery Pathway for Healthcare Organizations

In this article, we explore the global pandemic’s effect on the healthcare industry and outline five critical areas healthcare providers should focus on as they begin recovery.
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Mon, Nov 9, 2020
Newsletters

Going Digital: The Future Auditor in Action

This issue of The Bulletin offers a compendium of some of the best practices obtained from mining the respective journeys of 16 internal audit functions under the direction of their for...
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Mon, Nov 2, 2020
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COVID-19 Crisis Highlights the Value of Agile Auditing

Why Agile auditing will continue to be the best way forward for internal audit as organizations adjust to a post-COVID world.
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Mon, Nov 2, 2020
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Mortgage Servicers Must Act Now to Implement Latest COVID-19…

How mortgage servicers can ensure compliance with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s COVID-19-specific payment deferral program and FHFA’s payment deferral solution.
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Mon, Nov 2, 2020
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 16

The future auditor has arrived. It’s a bold statement — and it’s true. The new edition of Internal Auditing Around the World addresses how internal audit is seizing — as well as creatin...
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Mon, Oct 19, 2020
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Treasury Department Weighs in on Contentious BI Claims Dispu…

This article explains what’s on the horizon for insurers reeling from the pandemic.
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Mon, Oct 19, 2020
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Going Back to the Office: Determining Key Personnel Risk in…

This article explores the topic of key personnel risk and gives management several back-to-office factors to consider.
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Mon, Oct 19, 2020
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Risk Awareness and Analytic Insight: Driving Audit Into the…

The next generation of audit, described in this article, is heavily focused on identifying and responding to organizations’ risk management needs in a dynamic fashion.
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Mon, Oct 19, 2020
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So You Had a Plan…Resetting the Technology Portfolio to Alig…

This article describes the challenges of the new economy and offers steps the PMO should take to create a technology portfolio focused on digital transformation.
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Mon, Oct 12, 2020
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Opportunities Abound in Pandemic Re-Emergence Planning

This article uncovers what opportunities are available to organizations looking for ways to re-emerge from the pandemic crisis.
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Mon, Oct 12, 2020
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Strategies for Reducing Retail Shrink During Challenging Tim…

This white paper discusses the major types and causes of retail shrink, along with best practices and emerging trends in loss prevention and shrink mitigation.
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Mon, Oct 12, 2020
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Managing and Mitigating Credit Risks and Losses Through the…

This article describes the impact of COVID-19 on the financial services industry and outlines steps lenders should take to mitigate emerging issues as crisis conditions evolve.
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Mon, Oct 5, 2020
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A Finance Labor Model Tailor-Made for Navigating Crises

This article details the challenges finance leaders have faced during COVID-19 and explains what makes a managed services arrangement tailor-made for crises.
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Mon, Oct 5, 2020
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Paycheck Protection Program: A Good Idea Going Bad?

This article uncovers the issues with the PPP’s forgiveness requirements and provides lessons learned small businesses should consider from the first two rounds of payments.
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Mon, Oct 5, 2020
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PCAOB Debuts New Inspection Report Format

Audit Analytics describes the PCAOB’s newly designed inspection report and highlights the report’s key changes.
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Mon, Sep 28, 2020
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The Pandemic Crisis Draws Sharp Contrast Between Digital Lea…

This article reviews leadership teams’ responses to the global pandemic and provides steps digital beginners should take to foster a successful digital culture.
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Mon, Sep 28, 2020
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A Different Front in the COVID-19 Outbreak: Information Secu…

This article explores some of the IT factors that administrative and IT health care workers must stay focused on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mon, Sep 28, 2020
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The Future of Privacy Regulations: Coping With a Complex and…

This article explains what companies can expect from privacy regulations and how to go about creating a data privacy program that will withstand the test of time.
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Mon, Sep 21, 2020
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Further Measures From the Bank of England to Support LIBOR T…

This article outlines the Bank of England’s continuous efforts to “turbo-charge sterling LIBOR transition,” including two additional measures.
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Mon, Sep 21, 2020
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Pre-IPO Companies – Put Your Vendors’ SOC Reports on Your 20…

This article underlines the importance of SOC reporting and how it can better prepare private companies for a successful public transition in the future.
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Mon, Sep 21, 2020
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Going Concerns Related to Unknown COVID-19 Impacts

Audit Analytics reviews the audit opinions of SEC-registered public companies that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mon, Sep 14, 2020
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Operational Resilience: Measuring Impact Tolerance the FAIR…

This article explains how the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) methodology can help organizations determine what actions they can take to remain within impact tolerance.
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Mon, Sep 14, 2020
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Leading Remote Teams in Times of Uncertainty

This article provides a checklist with leading practices and tips for organizations looking to develop more effective remote work arrangements.
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Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Protiviti Booklets

A Guide to Business Continuity Management – Top 15 Frequentl…

Organizations have many questions about business continuity management (BCM), and in response, Protiviti has developed this FAQ guide to help them build and maintain sustainable BCM pro...
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Mon, Sep 7, 2020
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Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation in the FTSE 350

Audit Analytics examines 34 FTSE 350 companies that are required to rotate audit firms or conduct a tender process by 2023.
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Mon, Sep 7, 2020
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Hackathon to Save Small Business

Learn what was discussed during an Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) hackathon to save small business that Protiviti participated in earlier this year.
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Mon, Sep 7, 2020
Benchmarking Reports

2020 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

This report contains results from Protiviti’s latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs survey of chief audit executives and internal audit leaders to obtain their views on difficult...
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Mon, Aug 31, 2020
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COVID-19 Impacts on Accounting, Reporting and Internal Contr…

This article discusses key accounting and audit impacts and practices finance leaders should consider as they respond to COVID-19 and its consequences.
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Mon, Aug 31, 2020
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Working Together: Bank Regulators Encourage Flexibility and…

This article explains what a joint statement recently issued by the regulatory agencies means for financial institutions, including guidance and relief in response to COVID-19.
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Mon, Aug 31, 2020
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Moving Finance to the Cloud: What Finance Leaders Need to Kn…

This article summarizes the importance of cloud migration and provides insight finance leaders need to execute their migration plans successfully.
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Mon, Aug 31, 2020
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Yes, That Information Is at Risk: Pressure Rising for Oil an…

This article outlines the scope of data protection in oil and gas companies and provides steps industry leaders can use to create a sustainable data protection program.
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Mon, Aug 31, 2020
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Regulators Support CARES Act Forbearance by Offering Flexibi…

This article explains the required forbearance available to mortgage borrowers under the CARES Act and outlines the joint statement recently issued by regulatory agencies.
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Mon, Aug 24, 2020
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Risk Realities and Enterprise Risk Management in 2020

This article offers a list of questions that provides a bird’s-eye view of where your organization is in terms of ERM and where it needs to go.
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Mon, Aug 24, 2020
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Assembling a New Labor Model in the Manufacturing Industry:…

This article describes the workforce challenges of the manufacturing industry and provides four approaches that should be considered as solutions.
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Mon, Aug 24, 2020
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2020 Trends in Cybersecurity Breach Disclosures

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes the trends and statistics of public company cybersecurity disclosures over the past 10 years.
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Mon, Aug 24, 2020
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COVID-19 Impacts on European Audit Opinions

In this article, Audit Analytics examines the currents trends of European small- and large-cap filers that have been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mon, Aug 17, 2020
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A CISO Agenda for Addressing COVID-19 Challenges

This article outlines key questions and considerations chief information security officers (CISOs) should review as they adopt new practices in response to COVID-19.
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Mon, Aug 17, 2020
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Respond and Learn: COVID-19 Disruption Provides Opportunitie…

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Delta Air Lines: Process First, Tools Second

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Is Your Board Digitally Savvy?

This issue of Board Perspectives focuses on why boards should possess the digital savviness needed to support the CEO’s efforts to continuously improve.
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The Federal Reserve Steps in to Help Small and Medium-Sized…

This article outlines how the Federal Reserve assisted small and medium-sized businesses by making the paycheck protection loan program (PPP) more palatable and by introducing and expan...
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Getting There Eventually: Finding Equilibrium in Uncertain T…

This issue of The Bulletin is the second of a two-part discussion on the challenge of finding equilibrium amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown.
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Mon, Aug 3, 2020
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What Directors Should Be Asking Right Now

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight poses 10 questions meriting consideration for most industries during the COVID-19 recovery.
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Mon, Aug 3, 2020
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Telehealth — The Game Has Changed

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COVID-19: Paradigm Shift in the Boardroom

This issue of Board Perspectives discusses five megatrends directors should keep in mind that can impact an organization’s risk perspective during COVID-19 and its aftermath.
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Mon, Jul 27, 2020
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Getting There Eventually: Finding Equilibrium in Uncertain T…

This issue of The Bulletin is the first of a two-part discussion on the challenge of finding equilibrium after unprecedented change from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown.
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COVID-19 and SOX: Practical Considerations While Navigating…

This article discusses Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies long-term solutions to get ahead of future disruptive situations.
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The COVID-19 Effect on IPOs: Pre-Public Firms Press ‘‘Pause’…

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2020 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Late Filings

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes the number of annual late filings for accelerated and large accelerated filers due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Cybersecurity Should Be a High Priority for Media Companies…

This article highlights the scope of media companies’ past cybersecurity efforts and identifies a four-step action plan for improving cybersecurity now and for the future.
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Mon, Jul 20, 2020
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Risks at the Intersection of Talent, Culture, Innovation and…

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Mon, Jul 20, 2020
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Zain Group: The Front Lines of Internal Audit Innovation

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020
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Class Action Lawsuits and Regulatory Litigation Related to C…

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes class action security lawsuits that were filed against companies due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Automation ⁠— Healthcare’s Next Great Workforce

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Remote Workforce Challenges — Managing Employee Productivity

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Mon, Jul 6, 2020
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COVID-19 Affects Transaction Agreement for L Brands, Inc.

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The CARES Act: Understanding Expectations for Healthcare Pro…

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation: Drilling Down on Data

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Mon, Jun 22, 2020
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Next-Gen Risk Management

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Critical Audit Matters in Audit Committee Disclosures

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Mon, Jun 22, 2020
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Cybersecurity Trends in 2020: What to Expect and How to Prep…

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Succession Planning in Finance: Sourcing the Next Generation…

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The Implications of COVID-19 on Power and Utility Services

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Make ESG Part of the Public Company Readiness Checklist — Yo…

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Part two of our CECL discussion will drill down into requirements intended to ensure that financial statement presentation and related disclosures are relevant, reliable and transparent...
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Internal Audit Applications of AI: It Doesn’t Have to Be Com…

This article takes a closer look at how internal audit organizations can get started with AI methods and offers a specific example of machine learning applied to internal audit.
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Utilizing Technology to Streamline Documentation, Coding and…

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Decade of Data: Trends in Audit Fees Across Europe

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In Latest Operational Resilience Proposals for UK Institutio…

This article outlines the Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA) significant proposal, which provide the strongest indication yet that global regulators are moving in the right directi...
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The 2020 Audit Committee Agenda: Asking the Right Questions

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After the Virus: Reassessing and Future-Proofing Your Busine…

This article describes a plan for enhancing customer-focused strategies and identifies six key actions companies can take to prepare for the anticipated changes in consumer behavior.
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Mon, May 25, 2020
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SOX Risk Assessment in the Time of COVID-19

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SOC Reports: Anticipating Challenges Can Help Minimize Disru…

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Mon, May 18, 2020
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Audit Fees of the S&P 500

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Mon, May 11, 2020
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COVID-19’s Workplace Disruption: A Test of Board Resiliency

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides 10 suggestions for board members to consider as CEOs and organizations grapple with the people-related challenges of the COVID-...
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RPA Deployments Remain Untapped Opportunities for Oil and Ga…

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink Draws Another Line in the Sand — The…

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Mon, Apr 13, 2020
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Operational Resiliency and the Role of the Board

This issue of Board Perspectives covers some of the important points and key takeaways discussed during Protiviti’s meeting with a group of active directors at a recent NACD event.
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Mon, Apr 6, 2020
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Capital One: Transforming Digitally and Operationally to Bec…

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Five Success Factors for IT Audit

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LIBOR Transition: Preventing History From Repeating Itself

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020
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A Rise in Collaboration Between Internal Audit and IT Is a W…

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020
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Insights from Audit Opinions Across Europe Since 2010

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A Look at Key IT Audit Issues: Six Focal Points for CAEs

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Getting Ready for the Threat of Cyber Warfare

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PCAOB Shares Audit Committee Insights

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Strategic Resilience: Are You Among the 30%?

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Expected Filing Season Trends, Including Coronavirus Disclos…

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NTT Communications: Enablers of Digital Transformation

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CECL and the New AICPA Practice Aid: What Audit Committee Me…

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Artificial Intelligence and Internal Audit: A Pragmatic Pers…

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A Look at the Top 2020 Risks

This issue of Board Perspectives highlights some of the key takeaways from the 2020 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey and ranks the top 10 risk themes in order of priority.
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Mon, Feb 24, 2020
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Changes to Auditor Independence Regulations: US vs. UK

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OCC Flags Warning Signs of Operational, Credit and Interest…

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Operational Resilience Supervision Moves into High Gear with…

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Focused on Digital Transformation? Lead With People, Not Tec…

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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020: Energy and Util…

This report illustrates the top risks energy and utilities organizations should keep in mind throughout 2020, based on the results from Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks i...
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020: Technology, Med…

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Seventeen-Year Review of Audit Fee and Non-Audit Fee Trends

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From Premise to Practice: Technology Is Providing Finance Le…

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FFIEC’s Updated BCM Booklet Highlights Operational Resilienc…

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Dynamic Markets, Changing Regulations: Is Your Loan Portfoli…

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Looking for Innovation? 10 Ideas to Help Companies Break the…

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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020: Manufacturing a…

This report outlines the top risks manufacturing and distribution organizations should keep in mind in 2020, based on the results from Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in...
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CFOs Now Consider the Security and Privacy of Finance Data T…

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At RegTech Conference, Protiviti and IRTA Sound an Urgent Ca…

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PCAOB Announces 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020: Consumer Produc…

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Mon, Jan 20, 2020
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Public Company Transformation: Critical Audit Matters Should…

This article shares some insight on critical audit matters (CAMs) and what they mean for private companies as part of their public company transformation process.
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Mon, Jan 20, 2020
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SOX Compliance: Faster Automation, Fewer Controls and How to…

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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020: Financial Servi…

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Client Lesson #3: “Don’t Send Me Resumes, I Need a Partner”

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In Many Technology Firms, the “Tech Balance” Wave Is Buildin…

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Setting the 2020 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin identifies several agenda items for audit committees to consider in the upcoming year.
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Mon, Jan 6, 2020
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The Jardine Matheson Group: Creating Future Value Through In…

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With FASB Deadlines Finalized, a Final Checklist for CECL Re…

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Report: UK Regulators Urged to Hold Firms and Individuals Ac…

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Mon, Jan 6, 2020
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Board Oversight of an AI-Transforming Workplace

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Mon, Dec 30, 2019
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What Investors Need to Know About Audits

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Mon, Dec 30, 2019
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An Urgent Call for KYC Optimization

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Mon, Dec 30, 2019
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Revamping Risk Culture in the Digital Age

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Mon, Dec 16, 2019
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AI in the Technology Industry

This article examines the issues that technology companies must navigate as they continue to invest in artificial intelligence (AI).
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Mon, Dec 16, 2019
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Internal Audit Innovation for the Next Generation

This article reflects on the true meaning of audit innovation, helping internal audit grasp the scope and speed of change in the global marketplace today.
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Mon, Dec 16, 2019
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Lease Accounting Changes: The Journey So Far

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The History of Critical Audit Matters

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Internal Audit Leaders Adopt Agile Methods to Meet Next-Gen…

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With a Change in the Credit Cycle, a Rise in Special Assets…

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The CFO and Finance Organization: Five Trends for Boards to…

This paper provides five finance trends and related actions for boards to consider, based on key takeaways from Protiviti’s 2019 global finance survey.
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Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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The Purpose of the Corporation and the Future of Work

This issue of The Bulletin focuses on addressing the corporation’s role in shaping the future of work.
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Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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Importance of Critical Audit Matters (CAMs) for Investors

In this article, Audit Analytics explains some of the ways CAMs, as disclosures of items related to important aspects of a company’s financial statements, will make it easier for invest...
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Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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The New Tech Balance: Innovation, Talent and Responsibility

This article outlines three necessary pillars of tech balance that can help tech companies thrive today and in the future.
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Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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Responsible Privacy: Is the Board Doing Its Part? — Protivit…

This article provides an extended summary of the significant points made during a recent National Association of Corporate Directors event, previously abbreviated in our Board Perspecti...
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Mon, Nov 4, 2019
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Internal Auditing Around the World, Volume 15: Dawn of the A…

This article examines some of the key characteristics of next-gen internal audit, drawing directly from the experiences of 16 innovators profiled in the latest Internal Auditing Around ...
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Mon, Nov 4, 2019
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Hong Kong Rated ‘‘Compliant’’ by Financial Action Task Force…

This article shares insight on Hong Kong’s strong legal foundation for combating money laundering and terrorist finance and discusses what a recent evaluation means for Hong Kong regula...
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Mon, Nov 4, 2019
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Responsible Privacy: Is the Board Doing Its Part?

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses some of the important points covered during Protiviti’s meeting with a group of active directors at a recent National Associat...
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Mon, Oct 28, 2019
Benchmarking Reports

2019 IT Audit Benchmarking Survey

This report uncovers key findings from the 2019 Global IT Audit Benchmarking Study conducted by ISACA and Protiviti.
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Mon, Oct 28, 2019
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Technology-Enabled SOX Compliance: Continuing the Discussion

This article shares some of the key takeaways from Protiviti’s recent SOX compliance webinar, building on the findings of the 2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.
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Mon, Oct 28, 2019
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New Finance Trends Survey by Protiviti Reveals a Strategic S…

This article takes a closer look at the significant shift in priorities and activities for CFOs and senior finance executives apparent in this year’s Finance Trends Survey.
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Mon, Oct 28, 2019
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Trends in the Number of Key Audit Matters Reported

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes significant trends in the number of key audit matters (KAMs) disclosed in annual reports as the KAMs database continues to expand.
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Mon, Oct 21, 2019
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SOX 2019: Keeping Compliance Costs in Check

This article examines trends in SOX compliance costs and offers insight into some of the ways companies have found to keep those costs in check.
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Mon, Oct 21, 2019
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The Human(e) Side of Digital

This article looks at some current and historical digital transformation trends that provide key lessons for boards and management and identifies five keys of humane digital transformat...
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Mon, Oct 21, 2019
Performer Profiles

Deutsche Telekom: Stronger Connections — Internationalizing…

In this profile, Maria Rontogianni, group audit and group risk governance senior vice president at Deutsche Telekom, discusses her team’s effort to modernize internal audit practices to...
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Mon, Oct 21, 2019
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Leaders in Audit: How the Financial Services Industry Is App…

This article outlines the next-generation audit efforts employed by leading financial services industry organizations looking to achieve transformational change and meet business goals ...
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Mon, Oct 14, 2019
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The U.S.-China Trade War: What It Means for Manufacturers

This article summarizes the potential effect of the U.S.-China trade war and suggests ways to mitigate disruption for U.S. manufacturers.
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Mon, Oct 14, 2019
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Better Together: CFOs Reveal the Challenges That a Blended T…

This article is the first of a three-part series to share what Protiviti and Robert Half heard from CFOs who participated in a panel discussion about interim resourcing solutions.
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Mon, Oct 14, 2019
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Evolution of SOX 404 Disclosures for EGCs

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes SOX 404 disclosures as the target of those seeking to introduce further regulation leniencies for companies losing their EGC status.
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Mon, Oct 14, 2019
Performer Profiles

Country Road Group and David Jones: Influencing Stakeholders…

In this profile, Mark Rogan, regional head of internal audit at Country Road Group and David Jones, highlights how his team uses transformation to stay relevant in the face of change.
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Mon, Oct 7, 2019
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Panel Discussion on FAIR Methodology Sparks Lively Interest:…

This article summarizes the expertise of local practitioners, analysts and C-level executives gathered for a Protiviti panel discussion on the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR)...
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Mon, Oct 7, 2019
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Capitalizing on Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Benefits in Man…

This article explores the operational and financial benefits of PdM and suggests ways an organization can deploy a PdM solution successfully.
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Mon, Oct 7, 2019
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CECL: A Regulators’ Perspective

In this article, Protiviti’s Todd Pleune and Jeffrey Marsh outline regulators’ viewpoint on the CECL journey, as outlined in a recent panel discussion composed of financial regulators f...
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Mon, Sep 30, 2019
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RPA or AI? To Achieve Most Automation Goals, You Need Both

This article explains why an organization’s transformation goals need to leverage both RPA and AI to achieve any significant degree of end-to-end automation.
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Mon, Sep 30, 2019
Benchmarking Reports

2019 Finance Trends Survey Report

Protiviti’s latest Global Finance Trends Survey Report highlights the top issues facing CFOs and finance leaders, including managing data security, privacy and governance; utilizing adv...
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Mon, Sep 30, 2019
Newsletters

How Does Your Company Measure Up Against Digital Leaders?

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses five levels of digital maturity: digital skeptic, digital beginner, digital follower, digitally advanced and digital leader.
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Mon, Sep 23, 2019
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Five Reasons for Conduct Risk Failures — With One Shared Cau…

In this white paper, we analyze the root causes of conduct risk failures, focusing on five specific but interconnected areas.
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Mon, Sep 23, 2019
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FASB Proposes Delaying New Lease Standards for Private Compa…

This article summarizes the lease accounting standard pressures organizations face and offers a step-by-step process for tackling the implementation process.
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Mon, Sep 23, 2019
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Compliance 2.0: Transforming SOX Practices With Technology

This article describes a new technology-driven SOX model, SOX compliance 2.0, and its ability to encourage innovative thought into an organization’s audit process to deliver improved re...
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Mon, Sep 23, 2019
Performer Profiles

Brinks Home Security: ‘‘Just Start’’ — Advancing and Refinin…

In this profile, Brinks Home Security Senior Director of Internal Audit Lynne Howison discusses her department’s use of advanced auditing tools and techniques to maintain strategic focu...
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Microsoft Discloses Critical Audit Matters

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes Microsoft’s August 2019 annual report, which provided a wealth of information in addition to one of the first disclosures of critical audit mat...
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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SOX Compliance Survey: One Decade of Insights

This article highlights a decade of SOX compliance efforts documented in Protiviti’s annual Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance survey reports and offers several takeaways for continuous SOX capa...
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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New Staffing Strategies Can Help Finance Leaders Address Bus…

This article provides strategic input to help companies manage organizational changes associated with new technology implementations and compliance remediation efforts.
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Cyber Risks Drawing Increased Scrutiny in Public Company Tra…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Nicholas Spinks and David Taylor explain how important it is to sharpen the focus on cyber risks and offer a four-step approach to enhancin...
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Mon, Sep 16, 2019
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Building Blocks for an Effective AML Enterprisewide Risk Ass…

This paper discusses the challenges associated with the anti-money laundering (AML) enterprisewide AML risk assessment (EWRA) process along with possible solutions.
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Mon, Sep 9, 2019
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Energy and Utilities Companies Can Build an On-Ramp to the A…

This article provides tips to help an organization create a road map that will lead them toward sustained innovation excellence with AI and other digital initiatives.
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Mon, Sep 9, 2019
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Add Value to the Supply Chai…

This article highlights the transformative potential of AI and suggests ideas that could lead organizations to a more intelligent supply chain operation.
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Mon, Sep 9, 2019
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Accelerating RPA Maturity: Three Ways Consumer Products and…

This article explains some of the reasons consumer products and retail companies struggle to move beyond the planning and implementing stage with RPA and offers some advice for escaping...
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Mon, Sep 9, 2019
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Programs, Policies, Principles and People Can Move ‘‘Ethical…

This article describes four key areas organizations should consider for the ethical development and use of AI.
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Mon, Sep 2, 2019
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Who Is Watching the Bots? Part Two: Operational Challenges a…

Part two of our RPA discussion addresses several operational challenges related to security, change management and business continuity that an organization may encounter when implementi...
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Mon, Sep 2, 2019
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No Stone Unturned: Key Considerations for Finalizing CECL Mo…

This article answers questions related to the implementation of the new CECL standard and helps organizations become better-equipped to comply with CECL guidance.
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Mon, Sep 2, 2019
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PreView: Protiviti's View on Emerging Risks, July 2019

In this issue of PreView, we address selected cloud-related risks, such as vendor lock-in, legal holds and cloud vendor concentration.
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Mon, Sep 2, 2019
Articles

Frequency of KAMs

In this article, Audit Analytics examines key audit matter disclosures from the audit opinions of approximately 1,400 companies listed on European Stock Exchanges, focusing on select la...
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Mon, Sep 2, 2019
Performer Profiles

Anixter International Inc.: Wiring Up Business Transformatio…

In this profile, Anixter Senior Vice President, Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive Ed Rogowski explains how he uses innovative solutions to build his internal audit team and handl...
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Mon, Aug 26, 2019
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For Technology Startups, Taking a Potentially Faster Path to…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Gordon Tucker and Chris Wright explore the pros and cons of listing on the LTSE and outline tips and insights on how to prepare for an IPO.
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Mon, Aug 26, 2019
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Paving the Way for Sustainable RPA

This article explains how an organization can effectively manage the transition to sustainable long-term RPA solutions and recommends three basic principles for success.
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Mon, Aug 26, 2019
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The Caremark Standard: Tough but Not Impregnable

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight describes the background and implications of the Caremark decision and offers advice for directors to consider.
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Mon, Aug 26, 2019
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Financial Action Task Force Set to Rate Hong Kong “Compliant…

This article provides a background on Hong Kong’s rigorous efforts to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) and explains what the latest evaluation means for the fin...
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Mon, Aug 26, 2019
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Skills and Scale: Why Emerging Companies Must Innovate How T…

By sticking with a reactive, hire-or-outsource approach to staffing the finance and accounting function, emerging companies are limiting their growth potential. Leaders should recognize...
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Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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Considering Internal Whistleblower Systems When Evaluating E…

In this article, Audit Analytics outlines the importance of assessing an internal whistleblower system when evaluating the risk for future fines or litigation.
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Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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Advanced Data Mining Technologies and AI Can Aid Firms’ Tran…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Douglas Wilbert and Todd Pleune explain how replacing the LIBOR rate affects an organization and describe the key implications the transiti...
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Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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Who Is Watching the Bots? Part One: RPA Governance

This article explains how robotic process automation (RPA) at scale requires good governance to enable success while helping to mitigate associated risks.
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Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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Emerging Companies and Innovation for the Back Office

This article discusses innovative strategies an organization can apply to the back office to secure a flexible and agile team that fully supports its business vision.
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Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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How Emerging Technology Companies Can Win the War for Talent

This article discusses ways to retain top talent within an organization and provides incentives to maximize an employee’s performance.
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Mon, Aug 12, 2019
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Following Through on the Audit Committee Agenda for 2019: Fi…

This article looks back at the implementation of revenue recognition, assesses how things are going with the adoption of the new lease accounting standard, and looks forward toward prep...
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Mon, Aug 12, 2019
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When Does Insurance Cover Cyberattacks?

In this article, Audit Analytics explores recent trends in cybercrime, including insurance payout pushback and what companies can expect to face in the near future.
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Mon, Aug 5, 2019
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Three Risks and Opportunities for Technology, Media and Tele…

This article takes a look at three risks that leaders of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies will want to keep in focus throughout 2019 as they remain vigilant abou...
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Mon, Aug 5, 2019
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Overcoming ERP Change Management Challenges: Part Two

Part one of this discussion with Protiviti’s Ronan O’Shea and Kathie Topel introduced some of the biggest challenges companies face in ERP implementation. Here, we drill down a little d...
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Mon, Aug 5, 2019
Performer Profiles

Accenture PLC: Assessing Internal Audit’s Competencies of th…

In this profile, Accenture Internal Audit Services Managing Director Kathy Perrott discusses how she uses advanced technology approaches to build her team and operate more efficiently.
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Mon, Aug 5, 2019
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SEC Expected to Approve Reg BI in ‘‘the Next Few Months’’ bu…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Douglas Wilbert outlines the Securities and Exchanges Commission's standards-of-conduct regulation, commonly known as Regulation Best Intere...
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Mon, Aug 5, 2019
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Pace of Change and Resource Allocation Continue to Challenge…

This article discusses the advancement an organization can achieve by enhancing its vendor risk management efforts, based on results from a recent VRM survey developed by Protiviti and ...
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Mon, Jul 29, 2019
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Bridging the Divide: Auditing Digital Risk

This article focuses on strategies organizations should incorporate to transform their digital capability and maturity, including tips on becoming a digital auditor and where to look fo...
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Mon, Jul 29, 2019
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Overcoming ERP Change Management Challenges: Part One

This article, based on a conversation with Protiviti’s Ronan O’Shea and Kathie Topel, outlines effective ERP implementation/transformation and suggests ways organizations can avoid ERP ...
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Mon, Jul 29, 2019
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Is Your Board Focused on the Right Risks?

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight highlights the key points defining our road map for strengthening the board’s risk oversight in today’s complex and unpredictable market...
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Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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Applying Qualitative Factor Overlays on CECL Models: Key Con…

This article provides qualitative and environmental factors an organization should consider for a successful CECL preparation.
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Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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Companies Could Use More CFO Insight, and CFOs Could Use Mor…

This article explores the benefits an organization can gain by using AI and machine learning (ML), as outlined in the results of a recent global survey from Protiviti and ESI ThoughtLab...
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Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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Top Risks: Winning the War for Talent

This article shares strategies organizations should incorporate to up their recruiting game.
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Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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CEO and CFO Departures: 2016-2018

In this article, Audit Analytics takes a closer look at overall departure trends of CEOs and CFOs filed in an 8-K Item 5.02 between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018, excluding depa...
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Mon, Jul 22, 2019
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 15

The digital era continues to bring continuous waves of disruptive change. The new edition of Internal Auditing Around the World asks how internal audit teams can adopt more agile practi...
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019
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The College Admissions Scandal: Why Every Elite University S…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Scott Moritz explains what the recent college admissions scandal means for higher education organizations, whether they were implicated or n...
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019
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Why Auditors Rarely Find Fraud

In this article, Protiviti Director Anthony Hodgkinson describes some of the reasons auditors rarely find fraud and offers suggestions on ways auditors can enhance their role in fraud d...
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019
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Identity and Access Management in Financial Services: Stayin…

Here, Protiviti’s Carol Beaumier and Matthew Kotraba discuss security and privacy trends in financial services and suggest ways organizations can strengthen their identity and access ma...
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019
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Energy and Utilities Firms Need to Prepare for a Digital Fut…

Protiviti Managing Directors Tyler Chase and Evan Campbell offer advice on how to recognize and take stock of the powerful underlying forces that are transforming the energy and utiliti...
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Mon, Jul 8, 2019
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Sustainable Supply Chains — Desired and Required

In this article, Protiviti’s Bernie Donachie and Bob Hirth give their insights on what exactly makes a company sustainable and how companies can make supply chain environmental, social ...
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Mon, Jul 8, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence: Can Humans Drive Ethical AI?

As AI-enabled technologies become an ingrained part of our everyday business world, it is important to step back and look at the societal and moral implications.
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Mon, Jul 8, 2019
Articles

SEC Comment Letters: An Eight-Year Trend

In this article, Audit Analytics examines standout trends from the last eight years of SEC comment letters.
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Mon, Jul 8, 2019
Benchmarking Reports

2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

This report describes how several emerging SOX compliance practices are growing and how the cost, hours and control count factors generate the greatest attention.
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019
Newsletters

Is Your Board Future-Ready?

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides eight suggestions for preparing to be a future-ready board.
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019
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Corporate Social Responsibility: Are Tech Firms Doing Enough…

In this podcast transcript, Protiviti leaders Gordon Tucker, Jim DeLoach and Matt Moore discuss corporate social responsibility and its impact on the future of technology companies.
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019
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You’ve Heard of Next-Gen Internal Auditing: Here’s a Look In…

Here, Protiviti Managing Directors Andrew Struthers-Kennedy and Michael Thor explore the three themes internal audit functions must look across to achieve holistic transformation: gover...
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019
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Leadership Succession Continues to Challenge Consumer Produc…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Rick Childs takes a look at the risk issues affecting the consumer products and services industry, along with the frightening reality of the...
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Mon, Jul 1, 2019
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ESG Reporting Is Now a Competitive Differentiator for Techno…

In this article, Gordon Tucker and Bob Hirth explain what it means to be a responsible technology firm and outline issues and approaches to consider for long-term environmental, social ...
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Mon, Jun 24, 2019
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Your Firm Is Growing: Condolences About That Chaos in Financ…

This article offers advice for managing the sharp acceleration in finance and accounting workload that inevitably comes with dramatic enterprise growth and change.
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Mon, Jun 24, 2019
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Ignoring Naysayers, Blockchain Forges Ahead in Bid to Restor…

This article from Protiviti’s Ed Page and Kevin Gray explores the possibilities of blockchain, providing guidance on developing a blockchain platform and blockchain risk and change mana...
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Mon, Jun 24, 2019
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Making RPA Sustainable

Adhering to the three basic principles described in this article will help enterprises ensure that they can achieve and maintain a sustainable RPA approach.
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Mon, Jun 24, 2019
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Pros and Cons of Using Non-GAAP Metrics for Executive Compen…

Here, Audit Analytics discusses the frequently debated topic of companies that use non-GAAP metrics for executive compensation and whether these firms are manipulating metrics to boost ...
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Mon, Jun 24, 2019
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Managing Risk in an Agile Organization

This article shares Protiviti’s perspective and philosophy on establishing leading practices for ensuring that risk management is designed appropriately to keep pace with agile organiza...
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Mon, Jun 17, 2019
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Pursuing Next-Gen Business Opportunities With Better Data Go…

This article provides an overview of data governance as an essential business exercise, presents some strategic opportunities it will enable, and discusses key data governance considera...
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Mon, Jun 17, 2019
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Cyber Risk Assessment: Moving Past the ‘‘Heat Map Trap’’

In this article, Protiviti Associate Director Vince Dasta offers a clear path to implementing a risk assessment program that is authentically quantitative and in which confidence is jus...
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Mon, Jun 17, 2019
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Top Risks 2019: Anxiety Grows Over ‘‘Born Digital’’ Competit…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Jonathan Wyatt explains what organizations need to do to obtain a true digital mindset.
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Mon, Jun 17, 2019
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Private Companies: Avoid Revenue Reckoning — Tackle Revenue…

Although it is possible for private companies to wait until year-end to comply with new revenue recognition rules, this article describes three reasons why waiting may not be the best o...
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Mon, Jun 10, 2019
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A Clear and Broad View of Digital Transformation Can Create…

This article explains how manufacturing businesses can apply RPA, AI, machine learning and other technologies to specific problems in a holistic manner and develop a road map that will ...
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Mon, Jun 10, 2019
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Despite Slow Adoption, Companies Are Putting Artificial Inte…

This article takes a closer look at the results of the 2018 Global AI and ML Survey, including which global segments are reporting the most value from AI and the challenges companies fa...
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Mon, Jun 10, 2019
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ICFR Weakness as a Risk Factor — Similarities in Companies W…

In this article, Audit Analytics highlights three companies with internal control weaknesses and examines their common issues.
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Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Newsletters

The Future Auditor Goes Digital

This issue of The Bulletin discusses the future auditor’s journey to a next-generation function.
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Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Newsletters

Getting More from Internal Audit in the Digital Age

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight focuses on two questions: Is internal audit adjusting quickly enough to innovate and embrace underlying technologies, and should the boa...
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Mon, Jun 3, 2019
Articles

Could SEC Charges Have Been Predicted for GT Advanced Techno…

In this article, Audit Analytics explains exactly what led to the SEC’s recent charges against GT Advanced Technologies and the red flags that showed signs of trouble along the way.
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Mon, Jun 3, 2019
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Proactive ESG Reporting Could Give Energy and Utilities Firm…

In this article, Protiviti’s Tyler Chase and Bob Hirth offer reporting tips that can lead to positive bottom-line results for energy and utilities companies — namely, more customers and...
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Mon, Jun 3, 2019
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Insurance Accounting Changes Are Coming Globally, and a Coor…

This article takes a look at the latest guidance on long-duration insurance contracts and what insurers should be doing now to ensure a smooth and efficient transition.
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Mon, Jun 3, 2019
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Chief Risk Officers on the 2019 Risk Landscape: Keep Calm, C…

Protiviti Managing Director Matthew Moore discusses the risks that proved to be top-of-mind for CROs in our 2019 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey.
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Mon, Jun 3, 2019
Articles

Slow Adoption Progress of ASC 842 – Leases

The FASB issued a new lease accounting standard (ASC 842) in February 2016, but it didn’t come into effect until 2019 for companies with calendar year-ends. In this article, Audit Analy...
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Mon, May 27, 2019
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Finance Transformation: Change Management and Overcoming Res…

Protiviti’s Ken Thomas and Kathie Topel explain how organizations can leverage effective people management during any transformation to look beyond the moment and toward a defined ideal...
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Mon, May 27, 2019
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From Spreadsheet-Driven Madness to Reporting That Excels

This article describes some of the hazards that are inherent to spreadsheets and spreadsheet reporting and offers guidance on how to get them under control.
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Mon, May 27, 2019
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Planning to Go Public in 2019? How to Get and Stay IPO-Ready…

If your organization is considering a public offering in 2019, we recommend you review this article to learn the fundamental things you should be doing now to make sure you are ready to...
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Mon, May 27, 2019
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Emerging Technology Companies: Create Your Game Plan Now for…

This article suggests a few questions that emerging technology companies may want to weigh as they formulate their game plan for going public in 2019 or beyond.
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Mon, May 20, 2019
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Getting Operational Resilience Right

This article outlines six key actions firms should be taking to support and evolve their approach to operational resilience.
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Mon, May 20, 2019
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Credential Stuffing at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

In this article, Audit Analytics discusses credential stuffing and offers suggestions on what companies can do to avoid and mitigate related cyber attacks.
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Mon, May 20, 2019
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Leveraging Technology to Ensure Sustainability of Privacy

This article explores some of the considerations organizations are making to refine processes and become more efficient as technology vendors adjust their products and marketing to refl...
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Mon, May 20, 2019
Protiviti Booklets

FAQ: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

Organizations have many questions about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in response, Protiviti has developed this GDPR Readiness FAQ to help organizations understand,...
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Mon, May 13, 2019
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Armed with Artificial Intelligence, Hackers and the Guardian…

This article explores the virtual ‘‘battle of the bots’’ between cyber thugs and those tasked with blocking their invasions, which is only going to accelerate, given the pace of technol...
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Mon, May 13, 2019
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Back Off, Inefficiencies: Conquering Chaos in the Back Offic…

This article explains how a hard-working team of internal resources and external partners can apply their respective expertise to not only clean up the chaos of an organization’s back f...
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Mon, May 13, 2019
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Legacy Core Systems Outlook: Advancing Technologies Are Hast…

This article summarizes key points from Protiviti’s recent white paper on the disruptive influence that the cloud and APIs have had on the financial industry and offers additional insig...
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Mon, May 13, 2019
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Enhancing Security Strategy for Cloud-Based Technology

This article includes strategies for addressing cloud risk; the importance of architectural decisions; next steps organizations can take to enhance security; and a list of frameworks, b...
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Mon, May 6, 2019
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U.S. Bank Regulators Encourage Innovation in the Fight Again…

Protiviti Senior Managing Director Carol Beaumier explores the federal regulators’ push for innovation and what it means not just for individual banking institutions, but for the financ...
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Mon, May 6, 2019
Articles

Digital Readiness, Talent Retention Top Executive Concerns i…

This article highlights some of the most intriguing results and insights from this year’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey.
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Mon, May 6, 2019
Benchmarking Reports

2019 Global RPA Survey

To help executives make the most of robotic process automation (RPA), Protiviti partnered with ESI ThoughtLab to survey 450 companies across various regions, industries and sizes to und...
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Mon, May 6, 2019
Newsletters

Sustainability Reporting: Time to Get Serious?

This issue of The Bulletin discusses sustainability reporting – what it is, how it is being enabled, why it is important, and market developments to watch.
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Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Benchmarking Reports

2019 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Survey

Increasing pressures in the risk and regulatory environments continue to pose severe challenges to vendor risk management (VRM) programs, according to the latest Vendor Risk Management ...
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Mon, Apr 29, 2019
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A Guiding Principle for a Smooth Transition: Get Smart While…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Jim Ryan and Jay Thompson offer several best practices for a smooth acquisition transition to business as usual.
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Mon, Apr 29, 2019
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Next-Generation Internal Auditing: Addressing Risk in the Mi…

At the 2018 SIFMA Internal Audit Society Annual Conference, Protiviti sponsored a breakout session of future-minded internal auditors talking about innovation in the profession. This ar...
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Mon, Apr 29, 2019
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The Responsible Tech Firm Series Part 4: Corporate Social Re…

Protiviti has published a four-part series on key considerations for the responsible technology firm of the future. This article summarizes the final part of the series, with a discussi...
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Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Newsletters

Sustainability Reporting: Why Boards Should Care

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses 10 key sustainability reporting factors for interested companies to monitor, including evidence sustainable investing is on th...
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Mon, Apr 22, 2019
Articles

CECL Financial Statement Disclosures — What’s Changing?

Protiviti explains precisely which aspects of legacy U.S. GAAP and other related guidance are changing under the CECL standard and what your institution can do now to prepare for the in...
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Mon, Apr 22, 2019
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Why Organizations Should Consider a Cybersecurity Program Of…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Cal Slemp and Andrew Retrum explain how establishing a cybersecurity program office can accelerate management of cyber risk.
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Mon, Apr 22, 2019
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Hamstrung by Technology: What Organizations Can Do Now to Ad…

Ed Page, a managing director with Protiviti’s Technology Strategy practice, provides his insights on the growing risk of technical debt.
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Mon, Apr 22, 2019
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Cybersecurity in the Technology Industry

In this white paper, Protiviti examines how technology firms assess the implementation of their cybersecurity programs against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and discusses survey find...
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Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Pecans in Peril: A Supply Chain Lesson From Hurricane Michae…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Bernie Donachie discusses the supply chain effects of Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that destroyed $1.2 billion in crops.
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Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Ready for RPA? Five Implementation Risks to Keep in Mind

In this article, Protiviti’s Andrew Struthers-Kennedy and Angelo Poulikakos describe five of the most common RPA implementation risks they regularly encounter and suggest ways that orga...
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Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Could Your RPA Implementation Team Be on Board Already?

This article summarizes leaders in finance organizations’ current RPA efforts and suggests how to deliver an RPA implementation that incorporates significant business process improvemen...
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Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Overview of European Key Audit Matter (KAM) Disclosures

In this article, Audit Analytics looks at the key audit matter disclosures of more than 1,200 companies over the past three years and discusses some interesting trends found in the data...
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Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Recognizing the People Element in Data Security Implementati…

This article explains how better communication and a structured change management plan can help organizations better manage risks through the use of information security technology and ...
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Mon, Apr 8, 2019
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Highlighting Recent Cyber-Related Financial Losses, the SEC…

This article offers insights on the SEC’s report advising public companies to review internal accounting controls related to business email compromises (BECs), more commonly known as ‘‘...
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Mon, Apr 8, 2019
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Finance Trends: RPA Paves the Way for Process Improvement

This article explores the broader benefits, challenges and opportunities of robotic process automation (RPA), focusing specifically on its use in finance processes.
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Mon, Apr 8, 2019
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Trends in Cybersecurity Breach Disclosures

In this article, Audit Analytics summarizes some of the notable trends and statistics found in its Trends in Cybersecurity Breach Disclosures report.
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Mon, Apr 8, 2019
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Quantifying Cyber Risk: Takeaways From FAIRCON18

This article shares some of the key takeaways from the speakers and panel discussions at the FAIR Institute’s FAIRCON18 conference, outlining the steps toward transforming how companies...
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Mon, Apr 1, 2019
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Building Bot Boundaries: RPA Controls in SOX Systems

This article examines some of the SOX compliance challenges that may result from an RPA implementation and how to avoid them.
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Mon, Apr 1, 2019
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Trends in Tech: What Emerging Technology Firms Must Keep an…

This article takes a look at three emerging tech trends that were hot topics for discussion at the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference.
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Mon, Apr 1, 2019
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Sharpening the Focus on Cybersecurity

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight takes a fresh look at the often-discussed topic of cybersecurity, offering seven key focus points for boards to consider.
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Mon, Apr 1, 2019
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Cloud Solutions in Healthcare Should Not Be Shunned, and Her…

Many healthcare organizations resist innovations that could help them adapt more easily to today’s demands by patients and regulators. This article explores some of the reasons this tre...
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Mon, Mar 25, 2019
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The Responsible Tech Firm Series, Part 3: Preparing for the…

Protiviti Managing Directors Gordon Tucker and Matthew Moore add to the insights offered in Part Three of Protiviti’s responsible technology series, focusing on how a strong but flexibl...
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Mon, Mar 25, 2019
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Making Management Risk Committees Effective

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides six suggestions for forming and operating management risk committees.
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Mon, Mar 25, 2019
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Success Factor: The People Side of Digital Transformation

Everybody knows that organizations are primarily made of people. Yet too often, the people side of digital transformation is an afterthought. This article delves into the ways organizat...
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Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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Transforming AML Compliance With Technology

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Shaun Creegan and Vishal Ranjane outline the critical steps to take toward transforming an AML compliance program using technologies like a...
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Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Benchmarking Reports

2019 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

In this benchmarking report, we take an in-depth look at the adoption of next-generation internal audit competencies such as agile auditing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, r...
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Mon, Mar 18, 2019
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The Responsible Tech Firm Series Part 2: Can You Hear the Re…

Protiviti Managing Directors Gordon Tucker and Shelley Metz-Galloway add to the insights offered in Part Two of Protiviti’s responsible technology series, focusing on the rising tide of...
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Mon, Mar 11, 2019
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Deploying Robots Upstream: How to Evaluate the Opportunities…

This article explores how exploration and production companies within the oil and gas industry can use RPA by demonstrating how to determine whether a specific process is suited for RPA...
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Mon, Mar 11, 2019
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Creating Business Value Through Effective Third-Party Risk M…

This article outlines some of the notable observations and takeaways from the 2018 IIA Financial Services Exchange conference’s recent panel discussion on how internal audit can establi...
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Mon, Mar 11, 2019
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Top Risks 2019: CFOs Focus on People and Technology

In this article, we explore the top five risks on CFO’s minds for 2019 and discuss the importance of an organization developing a unified vision on risk perception.
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Mon, Mar 4, 2019
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Healthcare Indu…

Find out what risks and concerns the healthcare industry faces in 2019 in this summary report, based on the results of Protiviti’s 2019 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey.
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Mon, Mar 4, 2019
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Aggressive M&A in the Oil Patch — Avoid a Dry Hole With…

This article describes how your institution can avoid a dry hole in M&A by ensuring that your playbook meets sound practice standards in three areas: governance, resource mobilizati...
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Mon, Mar 4, 2019
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GDPR: Dealing With the Mandatory 72-Hour Breach Notification…

This article explores personal data breaches and offers eight recommended actions organizations can use for responding to breaches within 72 hours.
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Mon, Mar 4, 2019
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2018 Global AI and ML Survey

This report paints a picture of how artificial intelligence and machine learning will dramatically change the face of business in the near future.
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Mon, Feb 25, 2019
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2018 Finance Trends: Security, Privacy and Governance of Fin…

Protiviti Managing Directors Ken Thomas and Scott Laliberte discuss the results of Protiviti’s most recent Finance Trends Survey Report and offer recommendations that finance functions ...
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Mon, Feb 25, 2019
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Setting the 2019 Audit Committee Agenda: A Closer Look

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Jim DeLoach takes a closer look at the agenda items that Protiviti has identified for audit committees to consider in 2019.
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Mon, Feb 25, 2019
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GDPR: Here’s What’s Happened So Far

This article provides a breakdown of some of the most notable GDPR-related developments and lawsuits that have unfolded since the regulation became enforceable last year.
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Mon, Feb 25, 2019
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Manufacturing a…

The results of Protiviti’s latest Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey suggest that manufacturing and distribution organizations are focusing on more tactical operational areas to...
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Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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Poor Culture and Fraud Risk Mismanagement: Survey Hints That…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Scott Moritz explores the inextricable link between culture, fraud and misconduct and explains what happens when organizational leadership d...
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Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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Protiviti Survey Measures SOX Automation, Costs, Hours and M…

Learn more about some of the standout Sarbanes-Oxley compliance trends for 2019 in this article, which summarizes key results from Protiviti’s 2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.
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Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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Preparing for the Acquisition Your CEO Hasn’t Announced Yet:…

This article provides proven advice that can help a company avoid the detrimental effects of poor acquisition integration, including three steps that CFOs can take right now, before the...
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Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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GDPR and How It Affects Third-Party/Vendor Handling of Perso…

In this article, we offer a transcript of a conversation with Jeff Sanchez, managing director with Protiviti’s Security and Privacy practice, discussing the changes data controllers and...
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Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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Knowledge Is Power: What Higher Education Institutions Must…

This article offers GDPR guidance for U.S. colleges and universities and provides three examples of GDPR danger zones that may expose them to GDPR compliance risk, including hefty fines...
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Mon, Feb 11, 2019
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Managed Services Can Help Emerging Tech Firms Scale for Grow…

This article describes how managed services providers can help emerging technology businesses implement the processes they need to evolve into the strong, profitable and disruptive comp...
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Mon, Feb 11, 2019
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Technology, Med…

The rapid speed of disruptive innovations remains a critically important area for the technology, media and telecommunications industry, and organizations have become more knowledgeable...
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Mon, Feb 11, 2019
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Can Machine Learning Improve Consumer Lending? We Think So

This article explains why many financial lenders should be fully aware of the potential of machine learning (ML) as a viable tool for optimizing lending decisions.
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Mon, Feb 11, 2019
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Applying RegTech to KYC Activities, Including Periodic Revie…

This article discusses some key digital technologies that can deliver a variety of benefits, including enhanced regulatory reporting, and their KYC applications.
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Mon, Feb 4, 2019
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How Is GDPR Enforced? Who Resolves Disputes? This Detailed P…

In this Hot Issue article, we offer a transcript of a conversation about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with Cal Slemp, a managing director with Protiviti’s Security and ...
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Mon, Feb 4, 2019
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Tech Firms Helped Shape the New Labor Model – But They Need…

Protiviti Managing Directors Gordon Tucker and Kurt Underwood explain why tech leaders need to keep a close eye on changing workplace dynamics as the new labor model continues to take s...
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Mon, Feb 4, 2019
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The Top Risks for 2019

This issue summarizes five key takeaways from the 2019 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey and ranks the highest-rated risk themes in order of priority.
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Mon, Jan 28, 2019
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GDPR: Legitimate Interest vs. Consent

This article explores the legal concepts of consent and legitimate interest in the context of GDPR and offers advice on how organizations should approach deciding between them.
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Mon, Jan 28, 2019
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Blueprint for Change: Digital Architecture Considerations

This article describes the architectural design principles that are critical to building the architectures needed to thrive in an ever-changing business and technology landscape.
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Mon, Jan 28, 2019
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The Financial Crisis of 2008 – May We Never Forget the Lesso…

In this article, Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach offers his insights on the lessons we can learn from the subprime lending crisis of 2008 as we look forward and cope with a changing world.
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Mon, Jan 28, 2019
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Impact of the New Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Method…

In this article, Protiviti provides a summary of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s proposed CECL methodology and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities the amendment...
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Mon, Jan 21, 2019
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Blueprint for Change: How a Capability Reference Architectur…

This article explains why a capability reference architecture is one of the first and most useful tools an organization can deploy before mapping its path to transformation.
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Mon, Jan 21, 2019
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To Reduce CX Risk, Make CX a Strategic Priority

This article explores the ways organizations can ensure that they are listening to the voice of the customer (VoC) and delivering the customer experience (CX) that will position them as...
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Mon, Jan 21, 2019
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Achieving a World-Class Finance Function by Reaching Outside…

This article asks: Can an organization pursue excellence in its core competency while also competing to be world-class with its in-house finance function?
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Mon, Jan 21, 2019
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Financial Servi…

For financial services organizations, the years since the global financial crisis that began in 2008 have been marked by an unusually intensive and, for many firms, almost exclusive foc...
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Mon, Jan 14, 2019
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Navigating Third-Party Approaches to Meet Finance Team Needs

This article explains why a capability reference architecture is one of the first and most useful tools an organization can deploy before mapping its path to transformation.
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Mon, Jan 14, 2019
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Companies Must Commit to Mastering the Basics to Strengthen…

This article examines some of the reasons consumer products and services companies are still making slow progress in their efforts to improve their security posture and offers critical ...
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Mon, Jan 14, 2019
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Is Your Company Approaching Digital Transformation in the Ri…

Protiviti Digital Leader Jonathan Wyatt explains the difference between a true transformation and what he calls a ‘‘digital veneer.’’
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Mon, Jan 14, 2019
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Setting the 2019 Audit Committee Agenda

In this issue of The Bulletin, we have identified several agenda items for audit committees to consider in the year ahead.
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Energy and Util…

Despite an annual risk outlook that has been volatile, the overall view for the energy and utlities industry group in 2019 appears to be more optimistic than in the recent past.
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019
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Regulatory Relief Provides Flexibility, But Banks Should Con…

With the relief offered by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, some small financial institutions now have more flexibility to determine what is appropri...
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019
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IT Governance in the Age of Digitalization

In the age of digitalization, a “strong” model of IT governance increasingly means that companies must be even more focused on being adaptable, scalable and proactive. This article give...
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019
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For Emerging Tech Firms, More Action Today on Risks and Cont…

This article discusses some of the flexible and scalable approaches startups can adopt today to identify and manage risks and controls.
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Mon, Jan 7, 2019
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Consumer Produc…

With ongoing industry disruption and many baby boomers retiring in the foreseeable future, consumer products and services organizations are clearly concerned about succession planning a...
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Mon, Dec 31, 2018
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Oversight of Digital Transformation

Protiviti met in August 2018 with 20 active directors during a dinner roundtable at a NACD event to discuss the board’s oversight of industry disruption and digital transformation. This...
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Mon, Dec 31, 2018
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Top-Performing Environmental Health and Safety Programs Are…

Mature environmental health and safety (EHS) programs help companies keep tabs on new and enforceable regulations, integrate an EHS mindset into the company culture, and support and man...
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Mon, Dec 31, 2018
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Robotic Process Automation in Oil and Gas: An Overlooked Opp…

Oil and gas companies have fallen behind other industries in the adoption of robotic process automation, or RPA. Before embarking on an effort to implement RPA software, companies need ...
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Mon, Dec 31, 2018
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Maintaining Staffing Equilibrium With a Flexible Workforce

Historically, accounting has been a straightforward function. However, leaders in finance and accounting may find that their staff are not prepared to address major business events beca...
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Mon, Dec 31, 2018
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Modernizing Legacy Systems at Financial Institutions

This paper serves as a good case study for how financial institutions can modernize the legacy systems at the core of their processing environments.
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Mon, Dec 17, 2018
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Why Internal Auditors Must Care About Blockchain

This article lists several unique technical risks that exist for blockchain, as well as discussion around how internal audit should prepare for it.
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Mon, Dec 17, 2018
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On the Road to Digital Transformation, One Map Does Not Fit…

It seems that everywhere one looks today, yet another organization is going through a digital transformation. In this article, Protiviti’s Ed Page, managing director of Technology Strat...
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Mon, Dec 17, 2018
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How to Prepare for the New EU AML Directive (5AMLD)

On May 14, the European Parliament and Council formally adopted the fifth and latest update to the European Union’s anti-money laundering directive (5AMLD). This article summarizes thos...
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Mon, Dec 17, 2018
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Time for Technology Companies to Commit to Women in Leadersh…

A recent study found that companies with a 30 percent female executive team can realize as many as six percentage points more in net profits. All technology companies need diverse and d...
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Mon, Dec 10, 2018
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Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019

This report contains extensive analysis of key insights on top risk concerns across several different dimensions, including a breakdown by industry, size of company and type of ownershi...
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Mon, Dec 10, 2018
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CAQ’s New Cybersecurity Risk Management Oversight Tool: A Pr…

This article examines the CAQ's new cybersecurity risk oversight tool and suggests how it might best be applied by board members as they discuss cybersecurity risks and disclosures with...
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Mon, Dec 10, 2018
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The Next Generation of Internal Auditing — Are You Ready? Ca…

As we detail in this paper, developing a next-generation internal audit function requires an acknowledgment of the need for change, but also an understanding of the essential capabiliti...
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Mon, Dec 3, 2018
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Is Technical Debt Limiting Your Company’s Competitiveness?

This article presents options to address technical debt and create an organization’s overall road map that is tailored to its specific situation and risk appetite. Also included are som...
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Mon, Dec 3, 2018
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The Journey to Implementation Continues

Under new requirements, credit losses under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) move from an “incurred” measurement to a lifetime “expected” loss measurement. This article i...
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Mon, Dec 3, 2018
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Regtech Investment Is Increasing, But Leaders Are Still to E…

The regulatory technology (regtech) market is rapidly evolving and expanding, with lots of players, but it has yet to coalesce around any real leaders.
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Mon, Dec 3, 2018
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Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs: Great “Tech-Spectatio…

Protiviti’s 2018 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey revealed that internal auditors need to evolve their analytics and technological proficiency, rather than relying on a sing...
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Mon, Dec 3, 2018
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Reality Check: Global Risks, Unexpected Opportunities on the…

This article explores some of the top risks impacting the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) five global risk categories – economic, technological, environmental, societal and geopolitical.
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Mon, Dec 3, 2018
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Too Much of a Good Thing (Especially Audit Planning) is Bad

Conventional wisdom tells us that “you can’t get too much of a good thing.” This is certainly true when it comes to chocolate, but not always when it comes to audit planning. In this ar...
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Mon, Nov 26, 2018
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Are You Ready for CECL Model Validation? The Answer Is a Res…

Whether financial services organizations are prepared for the impact of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard is a hot topic of conversation. This article outlines several po...
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Mon, Nov 26, 2018
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The Ideal Workforce: Why a 30-Year-Old Employment Model Is R…

It’s been nearly 30 years since Charles Handy first described what he calls the “shamrock organization” in his groundbreaking book, The Age of Unreason. It’s only now that this model is...
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Mon, Nov 26, 2018
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Agile Risk Assessment: A Closer Look

A risk and control self-assessment (RCSA) can be a practical tool for providing timely and accurate risk identification and assessment. This article identifies several practical changes...
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Mon, Nov 26, 2018
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Is Internal Audit Ready for Disruptive Innovation?

The rapid speed of disruptive innovation is now rated the top concern for senior executives and board members of Protiviti’s study, “The Top Global Risks for 2018.” This article include...
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Mon, Nov 19, 2018
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Should All Energy Companies Be Planning for Blockchain?

All energy companies should begin examining what future benefits and disruptions blockchain might hold. This article outlines the potential of blockchain in the energy industry and incl...
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Mon, Nov 19, 2018
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Managing the New Currency: Developing a High-Performing Data…

This article discusses a few things organizations should consider when analyzing their data management organizations (DMOs), tools Protiviti uses with clients to address data quality ch...
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Mon, Nov 19, 2018
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Three Fundamentals for Building a Solid Data Governance Prog…

With the explosion of data resulting from an increasing adoption of digital initiatives, it is more important than ever for organizations to recognize the importance of protecting data ...
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Mon, Nov 19, 2018
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Challenges to Model Validation Under the New CECL Standard

On June 16, 2016, the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finalized the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard, which incorporates significant differences from previous stan...
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Mon, Nov 12, 2018
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Making Fintech Fit — Banks Weigh Risks, Rewards of Fintech

Forward-thinking banks are acquiring and partnering with fintech firms to survive and thrive in an increasingly tech-enabled marketplace. The introduction of third parties into the ecos...
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Mon, Nov 12, 2018
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Financial Institutions Are Better Than Most at Bridging the…

Protiviti conducted a procurement survey, Bridging the Gap Between Finance and Procurement to Maximize Value, in 2017. The data from the survey, which was not included in the published ...
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Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Performer Profiles

Parkview Health System: Mining Integrated Data for Insights

Innovators look for opportunity in adversity. Parkview Health System found its opportunity in the electronic health records mandate to consolidate 50 data systems into one integrated en...
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018
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Customer Experience Must Be at the Center of Digital Transfo…

Customers have access to significant amounts of information about a company and the products it sells, and they are constantly comparing prices, services and reviews with competitors. S...
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018
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Women in Cybersecurity: A Vital Subset of the Women in Tech…

Women have played and continue to play a remarkable role as inventors, programmers, problem-solvers and strategy-setters. It would be a disservice to any organization to deprive itself ...
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018
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A Rose by Any Other Name…Is Still a Rose

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Scott Wisniewski discusses why you shouldn't forget about governance entirely.
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Mon, Nov 5, 2018
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Getting the Most from the Board-Management Risk Appetite Dia…

This issue of Board Perspectives offers both directors and senior executives useful insights that are consistent with the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework and that boards and e...
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Mon, Oct 29, 2018
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Five Common Identity and Access Management Pitfalls

This paper discusses five common identity and access management (IAM) pitfalls organizations run into today: lack of an effective operating model, lack of meaningful metrics, lack of an...
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Mon, Oct 29, 2018
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Integration Prioritization Model for Identity Access Managem…

Protiviti recommends a simple identity access management (IAM) prioritization model based on risk, impact and friction. The model described in this article shows the criteria used to ev...
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Mon, Oct 29, 2018
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Going Digital? Make Data Strategy a Priority

This article provides guidance on what organizations should do in order to plan and implement a data strategy and also includes a data strategy case study.
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Mon, Oct 29, 2018
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Regulation at the Speed of Innovation: Developing an Adaptiv…

DevOps—a concatenation of development and operations—is a fast and flexible approach to developing and delivering software to the business and marketplace. In this article, Protiviti of...
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Mon, Oct 29, 2018
Performer Profiles

Digital Transformation Keeps Rising at Panera

In this profile, Panera Director of Internal Audit and Chief Auditor Peter Odman explains how his team finds new ways to help the organization enhance customers’ experience with the bra...
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Mon, Oct 22, 2018
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Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey: The Analytics…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Andrew Struthers-Kennedy explores one aspect of internal audit in need of additional focus—data analytics.
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Mon, Oct 22, 2018
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Internal Audit to Play a Leading Role in Tax Evasion Prevent…

This article explains how internal audit can help secure the organization against liability and outlines Protiviti’s four-point plan to help businesses ensure compliance with the new UK...
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Mon, Oct 22, 2018
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The Responsible Technology Firm of the Future: Corporate Soc…

This article, part four of Protiviti’s four-part series, explores ideas to enhance corporate social responsibility by increasing diversity, monitoring evolving stakeholder expectations,...
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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
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It Is Time to Bring Order to the M&D Lease Universe

This article outlines some of the major impacts of the new lease accounting standard and explores some of the challenges that manufacturing and distribution (M&D) companies are faci...
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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
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AI and the Digital Future of the Insurance Industry

In this article, Protiviti’s Tyrone Canaday takes a dive into three areas that are undergoing the greatest change as a result of the artificial intelligence (AI) trend: customer experie...
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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
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Simplifying the Modeling Challenges in PPNR

This article looks at two of the challenging decisions bank holding companies commonly face when looking to develop and validate pre-provision net revenue (PPNR) models------whether to ...
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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
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The Responsible Technology Firm of the Future: Market Forces

This article, part three of Protiviti’s four-part series, presents suggestions for maximizing the company’s innovative potential within the confines of social responsibility, paying att...
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Mon, Oct 8, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 ​Finance Trends Survey Report

As revealed in the results of Protiviti’s latest Finance Trends Survey, the standout priority for CFOs and finance leaders right now is data – specifically, data governance, security an...
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Mon, Oct 8, 2018
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Market Volatility: Is Your IPO Ready to Go?

In this article, Protiviti’s Chris Wright explores some of the things IPO-bound companies should consider right now.
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Mon, Oct 8, 2018
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The Responsible Technology Firm of the Future: Corporate Gov…

This article, part two in a four-part series, presents suggestions to build and manage a strong corporate governance operation, manage conduct at the top and culture across the organiza...
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Mon, Oct 1, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 Global Financial Services Compliance Survey

To more objectively measure the financial services industry’s strategies for and progression toward Agile transformation activities, Protiviti conducted a survey of financial services o...
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Mon, Oct 1, 2018
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SEC Amends Smaller Reporting Company Thresholds: A Closer Lo…

In this article, Protiviti’s Charles Soranno takes a closer look at a recent Flash Report on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) amendments to the ‘‘smaller reporting company...
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Mon, Oct 1, 2018
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AT&T-Time Warner Win Could Mean More Multimedia Megadeal…

Many traditional telecom providers that have been slow to react to digital transformation are at risk of being left behind or overtaken by new market entrants. In this article, Protivit...
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Mon, Oct 1, 2018
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Reflections on London Tech Week

In this article, Gordon Tucker and Matthew Troupe note some of the hot topics discussed during London Tech Week and outline why it generated such buzz and excitement.
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Mon, Oct 1, 2018
Performer Profiles

Juniper Networks, Inc.: Audit Team Builds Guardrails, Not Ro…

In this profile, Juniper Global Internal Audit Vice President Joe Cooney explains how his team is using automated tools to blaze trails in the industry and create value for the company.
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Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Protiviti Booklets

Guide to Public Company Transformation

This guidance, now in its fourth edition, is designed to serve as a convenient and user-friendly resource that executives and managers at pre-public and post-IPO companies can consult t...
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Mon, Sep 24, 2018
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The Responsible Technology Firm of the Future: Part 1 of 4

This article provides a summary of and additional insights on Part 1 of Protiviti’s Responsible Technology series, which focuses on the changing and unpredictable landscape altering the...
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Mon, Sep 24, 2018
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A Lease Accounting Technology Solution Requires Some Homewor…

This article addresses the new lease accounting standard, one of the key topics at the SAP GRC and Financials 2018 conference, from a technology perspective.
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Mon, Sep 24, 2018
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Hong Kong Issues Its First Money Laundering and Terrorist Fi…

This article outlines some of the sectoral risk assessments in the Hong Kong government’s first Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Report that financial institutio...
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Mon, Sep 24, 2018
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Risk, Strategy, Culture: Internal Auditors Shoot for the Sta…

While most people are uncomfortable going into areas that may challenge them, internal auditors need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. This article expands on some of the action i...
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Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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Narrow Whistleblower Protection May Have Broad Impact

This article explains why it is more important than ever for compliance personnel, internal auditors and boards of directors to consider their companies’ corporate culture and ethics pr...
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Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 White-Collar Crime and Fraud Risk Survey

The results of the latest White-Collar Crime and Fraud Risk Survey reveal some troubling trends that should raise concerns for boards of directors and executive leadership.
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Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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The Responsible Technology Firm of the Future: A Rapidly Cha…

This article, part one in a four-part series, focuses on the changing landscape that is altering the conversation at the highest levels of technology companies, necessitating action to ...
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Mon, Sep 10, 2018
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Oversight of Workplace Dynamics: Impact of Technology

New and emerging technologies will greatly influence—often by enabling and sometimes by making more complex—how companies design and manage their labor models. This issue explores some ...
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Mon, Sep 10, 2018
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In the Wake of the Regulatory Relief Act, Banks Hasten M…

This article describes five actions, drawn from Protiviti’s M&A Playbook, which financial institutions can take to improve their M&A risk posture at little cost.
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Mon, Sep 10, 2018
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SEC Updates Disclosure Requirements

This article details recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amendments and describes how the SEC is implementing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which, ...
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Mon, Sep 10, 2018
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California Adopted a GDPR-like Privacy Law: What Does It Mea…

This article explains what challenges, opportunities and to-dos organizations face before and after the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) takes effect.
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Mon, Sep 10, 2018
Performer Profiles

JPMorgan Chase & Co.: The Drive to Digital

In this profile, Michael Gandara, managing director and chief auditor of technology at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC), describes the wave of transformation at JPMC propelled by an incr...
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Mon, Sep 3, 2018
Articles

2018 SOX Survey: Benchmarking Compliance Costs

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Keith Kawashima breaks down some of the notable trends from the 2018 SOX survey and offers his insights on SOX compliance.
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Mon, Sep 3, 2018
Articles

From Tried and True to Something New: The Energy and Utiliti…

In this article, Protiviti’s Tyler Chase explores how the energy and utilities industry is handling the risks associated with disruptive innovation, as well as some of the other risks r...
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Mon, Sep 3, 2018
Newsletters

Oversight of Workplace Dynamics: The Labor Model

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight explores the concept of the “shamrock organization” and provides a list of questions directors should be asking and thinking about as th...
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Mon, Sep 3, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

This report discusses how changes continue to influence SOX compliance efforts, but the areas of most significant concern have been consistent for years: costs, hours and control counts...
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Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Articles

The Current State of Internal Audit Data Analytics

In this article, Protiviti’s Michael Thor explores some of the trends and challenges associated with internal audit data analytics, including responses from the most recent Internal Aud...
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Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Articles

Innovation with a Capital “C” – Culture Concerns Climb for T…

In this article, Protiviti’s Gordon Tucker describes the role culture plays in TMC companies’ ability to compete effectively in an increasingly digital age.
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Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Articles

Want to Increase User Adoption? Try This Simple FRA2MEwork

This article explains how the FRA2ME methodology, a simple, six-step process devised by the Protiviti Data and Analytics group, can be easily put in place to ensure organizations can ma...
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Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Articles

Focus on Culture: How Culture Assessments Can Support the Au…

In this article, Protiviti Executive Vice President Susan Haseley offers some suggestions on how organizations might include a culture assessment in their plans for the year.
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Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Articles

Security Advisory: Meltdown and Spectre – Processor Flaws Ex…

In this article, Protiviti’s Andrew Retrum describes two problematic computer hardware vulnerabilities—Meltdown and Spectre—and provides a to-do list that companies can use to mitigate ...
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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Articles

Business World Complexity Requires Sophisticated Enterprise…

In this article, Protiviti’s Emma Marcandalli answers some of the fundamental enterprise management (ERM) questions posed by attendees of a Protiviti webinar on the COSO ERM Framework a...
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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
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Sustainability: The What, Why and How

In this issue of The Bulletin, Protiviti discusses sustainability — what it is, why it’s important, and the obstacles to achieving it.
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Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Articles

Is Servitization Manufacturing’s Future? For Many, the Answe…

Servitization, like digitalization (to which it is often related), is a unique and complex journey for any company. In this article, Protiviti’s Sharon Lindstrom describes four question...
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Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Articles

Closing the Gap in Medical Device Cybersecurity

In this article, Protiviti’s Adam Brand explains how and why awareness of medical device cybersecurity vulnerabilities has grown.
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Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Articles

New FINRA Rules in Force This Week to Protect Senior Investo…

This article takes a look at the amendments to Rule 4512 (Customer Account Information) and a new rule, Rule 2165 (Financial Exploitation of Specified Adults), then discusses what membe...
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Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Performer Profiles

HEINEKEN International: Tapping a Long History of Innovation…

Innovation is very much at the heart of HEINEKEN’s business and important to its future success. “We integrate technology through our whole audit plan,” says HEINEKEN Director of Global...
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Mon, Aug 6, 2018
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Navigating Changing Dynamics of First Line Risk and Control…

In this article, we share Protiviti’s perspective in line with results from a recent survey of business risk and control function leaders on their evolving roles, organizational alignme...
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Mon, Aug 6, 2018
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Five Ways Technology, Media and Communications Companies Are…

This article explores five emerging AI and RPA applications Protiviti is watching within the technology, media and communications (TMC) industry group.
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Mon, Aug 6, 2018
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Tech-tonic Shift: PreView Examines Seismic Risks Wrought by…

This article provides a synopsis of technology topics covered in a recent issue of Protiviti’s PreView newsletter, including artificial intelligence, gender imbalance in technology, tec...
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Mon, Aug 6, 2018
Articles

Can Digital Mortgages Connect You to Millennials? Find Out i…

This article includes a transcript of a conversation with Protiviti Managing Directors Steven Stachowicz and Rob Gould about digital mortgages, robotics and process automation, and the ...
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Mon, Aug 6, 2018
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Corporate Culture: Are You Curious Enough?

In issue 12 of The Bulletin, Protiviti explores the question, “Are organizations curious enough to really understand all aspects of their culture?”
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Mon, Jul 30, 2018
Articles

Avoiding “IoT Inertia” in the Oil and Gas Sector Requires an…

This article covers the topic of “Internet of Things (IoT) Inertia” and explains how companies may struggle without a viable strategy that will allow them to make measurable progress to...
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Mon, Jul 30, 2018
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Six Areas to Assess When Diagnosing Organizational Culture

In this article, popular KnowledgeLeader writer Ann Butera explores and defines six areas you should focus on when evaluating an organization’s cultural health.
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Mon, Jul 30, 2018
Performer Profiles

Conservas La Costeña: Differentiating a Commodity Business W…

La Costeña’s internal audit manager explains in this profile how the company has applied digital technology externally to meet customer expectations and internally to forecast supply an...
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Mon, Jul 23, 2018
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Risk Culture Audits: Does Your Organization Walk the Talk?

Based on observations from working with financial services industry (FSI) clients and colleagues, Protiviti’s Reema Singh explains how internal auditors are well positioned to help main...
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Mon, Jul 23, 2018
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To Thrive, Utilities Must Have a Data Analytics Strategy and…

In this article, Protiviti Managing Directors Tyler Chase and Steve Freeman provide important questions companies should ask when developing a robust data management strategy and illust...
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Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Performer Profiles

Accenture PLC: A Mission to Continuously Rotate to “the New”

Over the past six years, Accenture PLC has been working to accelerate its digital transformation so that it can more expertly guide other businesses through this disruptive and challeng...
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Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Articles

Inventory: The Key to Unlocking Integrated Business Planning…

In this article, Protiviti’s Tony Abel explains how a robust sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process can provide a competitive advantage by allowing organizations to be ...
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Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Articles

Saving Analytical Data Without Violating GDPR – Part 2: Aggr…

The best methods for reducing the impact of GDPR on a company’s analytical data are those that can be implemented with as little effort as possible. In a previous article, we reviewed t...
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Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Articles

Saving Analytical Data Without Violating GDPR – Part 1: Data…

There are several possible strategies for reducing the impact of GDPR on a company’s analytical data. The best methods are those that can either utilize processes already in place or th...
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018
Articles

Hunting for Hackers: Internal Audit’s Growing Role in Breach…

Information technology assets—and the ways criminals exploit them—keep evolving. Monitoring alone isn’t enough. Organizations need to stop behaving like prey and start hunting for hacke...
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018
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Obtain Greater Clarity Into Identity and Access Management b…

Identity and access management (IAM) has become a critical area of focus in security discussions within all organizations. Protiviti has proven methodologies for developing an IAM metri...
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Mon, Jul 9, 2018
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Digital to the Core: Companies Must Have the Right People an…

Without the right leadership and mindset, companies risk becoming digital only on the surface. Over the next few years, many organizations will need to undergo radical change programs. ...
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Mon, Jul 2, 2018
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Transitioning Risk Management to the Digital Age

More needs to be done to elevate risk management to help organizations face the dynamic realities of the 21st century and truly leverage the advances of digital, cloud, mobile and visua...
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Mon, Jul 2, 2018
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Cyber Risk Management Is Everyone’s Job, and Compliance Must…

Global regulators are going to be looking for an “all lines of defense” approach when they assess an organization’s cybersecurity program. Cyber risk is now something that everyone mana...
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Mon, Jul 2, 2018
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Oversight of Organizational Speed in the Digital Age

This issue explores 10 ideas on managing to the speed of business and its implications to board oversight.
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Mon, Jul 2, 2018
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Robotic Process Automation in Financial Services: Lifting th…

Financial institutions are exploring the possibilities of using robotic process automation (RPA) in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. In this article, Protiviti outlines a phased ...
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Mon, Jun 25, 2018
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Digital Innovation: From Boardroom to Execution

For digitalization in today’s environment, companies need to ensure an agile, actively managed and risk-aware approach around six key elements: strategic alignment, people, processes, t...
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Mon, Jun 25, 2018
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Achieving a Top-Performing Environmental Health and Safety P…

This article provides tips for business leaders seeking to improve their EHS capabilities in the most cost-effective ways, red flags indicating companies with ineffective EHS programs, ...
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Mon, Jun 25, 2018
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Enterprise Role Management: Strategic Deployment of Role-Bas…

A well-governed role-based access control (RBAC) environment provides huge value to the business, simplifies user experiences, and keeps audit, risk management and other similar groups ...
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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Articles

The Labor Model for Finance in the Digital Age

As businesses transform, a profound ripple effect is created throughout the enterprise, especially within finance and accounting. Responding to business disruptions requires a labor mod...
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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Articles

Operationalizing Compliance: Conduct at the Top, Accountabil…

In February of 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance. The government is asking businesses to embed c...
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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
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Assurance and Advisory: Balancing Stakeholder Expectations i…

This article shares some of the highlights from Protiviti’s presentation at the 2017 ISACA GRC Conference, including action items for chief audit executives (CAEs) to help ensure that t...
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Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Articles

Meaningful Cybersecurity Reporting: Measurement That Matters

Leadership are looking to metrics and insights to face today’s cybersecurity concerns. At the end of 2017, Protiviti sponsored a Cyber Summit in Chicago. The talks centered on how cyber...
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Mon, Jun 11, 2018
Articles

Don’t Squash the Butterfly: Three Steps to Technology Acquis…

Mature companies acquiring technology companies need to take steps to preserve the unique success characteristics that made an acquisition target attractive in the first place. In other...
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Mon, Jun 11, 2018
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 14

In Volume XIV of Protiviti’s Internal Auditing Around the World, we take a closer look at internal auditors’ challenges and opportunities as they help to support the business through di...
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Mon, Jun 4, 2018
Articles

AI in AML, Consumer Protection Developments Interview

This interview features Christine Bucy of Protiviti’s Risk and Compliance practice and Steven Stachowicz to discuss the next frontier in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance — artific...
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Mon, Jun 4, 2018
Articles

Measuring Ethical Culture: Tapping Into “Open Secrets”

A number of corporate scandals have played out on the front pages in the past year that have raised the discourse around ethical culture to new heights. Wells Fargo, Harvey Weinstein an...
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Mon, Jun 4, 2018
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Trade, Populism and the Price of Progress: How Is Your Indus…

In developed countries, jobs involving routine tasks are increasingly replaced by technology, leading to job displacement or underemployment of middle income workers. History has shown ...
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Mon, May 28, 2018
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The Relevance of Sustainability Performance to Board Risk Ov…

The pursuit of aggressive environmental, economic and social sustainability goals presents both opportunity and risk. This issue of Board Perspectives, Risk Oversight provides an approa...
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Mon, May 28, 2018
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Internal Audit’s Role Will Be Key in the GDPR Journey

This article focuses on GDPR’s implication for internal audit specifically. The internal audit function, by virtue of its deep departmental access, compliance and risk knowledge, and bo...
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Mon, May 28, 2018
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An Involved and Agile IT Audit Function Is Key to Cybersecur…

This article lists some questions for you to consider as you seek greater IT audit agility to manage cybersecurity and an action item checklist specifically for internal audit departmen...
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Mon, May 21, 2018
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Preparing to Face a HIPAA Audit With Confidence

In 2017, the OCR formally implemented an audit program whose subjects include a wide variety of healthcare organizations. This article lists specific violations uncovered in recent audi...
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Mon, May 14, 2018
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Multidisciplinary GRC Requires a Balanced Approach to a Comm…

GRC leaders who want to make real, practical strides toward a multidisciplinary GRC environment need to take a well-thought-out, iterative approach. This article identifies the key step...
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Mon, May 14, 2018
Performer Profiles

Fix Yourself First: Tennessee Valley Authority OIG Leads by…

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provides electrical service to more than 9 million customers across portions of seven states in the southeastern United States. On December 22, 2008...
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Mon, May 7, 2018
Articles

Security Advisory: Hackers Target Remote Email Access

As organizations look for workable ways to accommodate an increasingly mobile work force with remote access to email, hackers are using weaknesses to breach internal networks. This arti...
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Mon, May 7, 2018
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Feeling Benched? Four Ways to Become the Indispensable Audit…

As internal audit departments change in what they audit, the importance of who audits becomes a priority. Highly effective auditors need to be strategic and critical thinkers, adaptable...
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Mon, Apr 30, 2018
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Sustaining an Innovation Culture in the Digital Age

Digital transformation is disrupting entrenched incumbents and even whole industries. This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight describes how an organization can reach its innova...
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Mon, Apr 30, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 Security Threat Report

Protiviti has compiled and quantified the vulnerability and threat discoveries from more than 500 in-depth security scans, offering insights and trends regarding the types of threats or...
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Mon, Apr 30, 2018
Articles

Are You a Biotech Company Eyeing an IPO? Be Sure to Assess T…

This article outlines three specific areas that biotech companies should thoroughly assess when deciding whether to go public and points out other precautions to consider on the public ...
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Mon, Apr 30, 2018
Articles

New IT Security Awareness Learning Library Is Designed to He…

Employee training can go a long way toward improving an organization’s overall security posture. With that in mind, Protiviti’s Training and Communication Solutions team, in close colla...
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Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Performer Profiles

Doing Things the Right Way at T-Mobile

For T-Mobile, the “right way” means solving customer pain points and making the customer experience easier, better, more flexible and less confusing. “We are not only trying to solve cu...
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Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Newsletters

The Cyber Risk Oversight Challenge

Every board today faces the challenge of overseeing the investment of finite protection resources in an ever-changing cyber threat landscape. Our recent discussion with a group of activ...
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Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 IT Audit Benchmarking Survey

The results of the latest global IT Audit Benchmarking Study from ISACA and Protiviti paint a vivid picture of the ways IT audit leaders and professionals are succeeding, as well as whe...
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Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Articles

Measuring Up To the New MACRA Quality Standards

On November 2, 2017, the CMS released the 2018 requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as established by MACRA. This article points out several things that healthca...
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Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Articles

Agile Risk Management – Reinventing RCSAs

This paper covers Protiviti’s perspective on establishing and sustaining leading practices for risk identification and assessments, specifically risk and control self-assessments (RCSAs...
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Mon, Apr 16, 2018
Articles

Wealth 2022: Wealth and Asset Management Firms Need to Get t…

This article summarizes some of the key points made at a Protiviti media breakfast in London talking about the impact of digitalization on the wealth and asset management sector.
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Mon, Apr 9, 2018
Articles

In Vendor Risk Management, Cybersecurity, Data Governance an…

More than half of respondents to the 2017 Vendor Risk Management Survey said they are extremely likely or somewhat likely to exit their third-party relationships in order to limit cyber...
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Mon, Apr 9, 2018
Articles

Meeting the Policy Exception Challenge

Regulators are focusing on areas that are contributing to increased credit risk. This paper discusses one of those elements — policy exceptions — including the components required to cr...
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Mon, Apr 9, 2018
Newsletters

A Risk-Informed Approach to Enterprise Risk Management

In this latest installment of The Bulletin, we explore the ERM topic once again — this time examining how a “risk-informed” perspective can advance the maturity of ERM in an organizatio...
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Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Performer Profiles

Internal Audit Keeps Takeda’s Deeply Rooted Culture in Focus…

Katsuaki Kaneko, Head of Group Internal Audit at Takeda says, “…Takeda’s senior management team has given me a mandate — and the funding — to change my function’s culture and audit prac...
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Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Articles

Digitalization Expands Audit Scope Into New Territory

Organizations across industries are racing to migrate analog approaches to customers, products, services and operating models to an always-on, real-time and information-rich digital bus...
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Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Articles

2017 VRM Study: De-Risking Amid Cybersecurity Concerns

According to the 2017 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study, maturity levels in the eight different vendor risk management categories either held steady or increased modestly compared ...
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Mon, Mar 26, 2018
Articles

Drastic Measures in the Oil Patch Helped Survival – But Can…

The oil bust, which began shortly after prices peaked at nearly $108 per barrel in June 2014, has pummeled U.S. producers. This article outlines the steps procurement personnel need to ...
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Mon, Mar 26, 2018
Articles

2018 Audit Committee Agenda: Financial Reporting Risks

Protiviti has identified eight audit committee agenda priorities for 2018, half of which focus on financial reporting risks. This article summarizes the financial reporting challenges t...
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Mon, Mar 19, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

2018 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

Protiviti’s benchmarking survey discusses how many internal audit departments are still struggling to develop a formal methodology for integrating data analytics into their work.
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Mon, Mar 19, 2018
Performer Profiles

A “Regulatory Backdrop” for OCC’s Risk Culture Internal Audi…

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), founded in 1973, is the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Former Chief Audit Executive Adi Agrawal talks about doing a ri...
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Mon, Mar 12, 2018
Articles

2018 Audit Committee Agenda: Assessing Committee Effectivene…

This article covers the first two of eight recommendations Protiviti has for the 2018 audit committee agenda: periodic assessments of committee effectiveness and obtaining a sufficient ...
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Mon, Mar 12, 2018
Articles

Validating AML Models Under the NYDFS Part 504 AML Requireme…

NYDFS Part 504 became effective on January 1, 2017 and requires the first annual submissions of compliance findings to the NYDFS by April 15, 2018. This article outlines the requirement...
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Mon, Mar 5, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

Top Risks for 2018: Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Gr…

While the acceleration of digital technology and connectivity within healthcare creates a window of opportunity for organizations to enhance competitive advantage, additional risks are ...
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Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Newsletters

Board Oversight of Performance Management

Performance management is the process by which performance toward targeted goals is measured and monitored. Performance management is so integral to a board’s oversight, it’s easy to fo...
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Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Articles

Partnering for CAE Success: Building the Audit Committee Rel…

Effective audit committee relationships are not possible without effective communication skills. It is common to call communication a “soft skill,” which is ironic because many auditors...
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Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

Top Risks for 2018: Consumer Products and Services Industry…

This report charts and summarizes the top risks stated from executives in the consumer products and services industry in Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018 survey....
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Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Newsletters

The Top Global Risks for 2018

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides a context for understanding the most critical uncertainties companies are facing as they move forward into 2018.
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Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Articles

GDPR: Strict New EU Data Privacy Rules Have Global Reach

The new GDPR law, scheduled to become effective May 25, 2018, introduces strict rules for the protection of the personal data of EU citizens. This article provides an overview of Protiv...
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Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Articles

SEC Clarifies Revenue and Lease Deadlines for Private Entiti…

With transition deadlines fast approaching on new revenue recognition and lease accounting rules from the FASB, the SEC has opted to clarify some confusion among certain private busines...
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Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

Top Risks for 2018: Manufacturing and Distribution Industry…

Overall, board members and C-suite executives of manufacturing and distribution organizations see a higher magnitude and severity of business risks impacting their goals for 2018 relati...
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Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Articles

Setting the Audit Committee Agenda for 2018

Protiviti recently published a suggested 2018 agenda of items audit committees should consider over the next twelve months. This article provides a quick overview of the eight issues, p...
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Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Performer Profiles

Group Internal Audit at IAG Adds Structure to Risk Culture A…

IAG’s group general manager of internal audit sought advice on auditing risk culture from experts outside of the company before settling on what he calls a “triage approach.”
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Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

Top Risks for 2018: Energy and Utilities Industry Group Resu…

There are a number of notable changes for this year’s Energy and Utilities industry risks. Specifically, succession challenges and organizational culture have jumped into the list of to...
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Mon, Feb 5, 2018
Articles

Retailers, Tech Firms and Financial Services Providers: It’s…

This article summarizes the obstacles that have impeded the growth of the mobile payment industry, as well as strong trends in motion that will help to drive mobile payments innovation ...
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Mon, Feb 5, 2018
Protiviti Booklets

U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Requirements

This guide summarizes some basic principles of money laundering and terrorist financing, followed by discussions of the U.S. legal and regulatory requirements, practical considerations ...
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

Top Risks for 2018: Financial Services Industry Group Result…

Regulatory pressures continue to be top-of-mind for financial services firms as regulatory change and scrutiny again tops the risk issues in the industry for the fourth year running, bu...
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018
Performer Profiles

Expedia Revolutionizes Global Travel With a Clear Eye on Cul…

Expedia, Inc. sprang from an idea at Microsoft that booking travel online would be nifty. Today, it is the world’s largest online travel organization. Jeff Davis, Vice President of Corp...
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Benchmarking Reports

Top Risks for 2018: Key Issues Being Discussed in the Boardr…

Again this year, the rapid speed of disruptive innovation and new technologies outpacing an organization’s ability to compete and manage risk appropriately ranks as the top risk issue f...
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Articles

Higher Costs, More Satisfaction, Unabated Interest – SOX Com…

Protiviti began assessing SOX impact on company resources eight years ago, in addition to delineating how the law impacts organizations based on size, maturity and industry. This articl...
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Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Articles

SOX Compliance: PCAOB Inspections Drive Change in External A…

Since the PCAOB began publishing inspection reports on external auditors, Protiviti has been measuring the effect of those reports on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance activities in the a...
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Mon, Jan 8, 2018
Articles

Top Risks for 2018: Disruptive Innovation, Resistance to Cha…

This article shares some of the top risks identified in Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018.
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Mon, Jan 8, 2018
Articles

The FRA2ME Methodology: Six Simple Ways to Solve BI User Ado…

This article illustrates the FRA2ME methodology and how it helps organizations delineate between information and insights to produce results-driven BI while remaining focused on the org...
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Mon, Jan 8, 2018
Newsletters

Is Your Strategy Focused on Digital?

In this edition, Protiviti discusses four important activities for organizations to consider as they contemplate what digital means to their business and strategy.
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Mon, Jan 1, 2018
Articles

Beyond Cost Savings: Driving Long-Term Value With Supplier R…

This article describes how to get to and achieve the supplier relationship management (SRM) model.
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Mon, Jan 1, 2018
Newsletters

Compliance Insights: December 2017

Topics covered in this newsletter include: Digital Mortgage and Consumer Lending Trends and Innovations
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Mon, Jan 1, 2018
Newsletters

Setting the 2018 Audit Committee Agenda

Our suggested agenda consists of eight issues—four pertaining to enterprise, process and technology risks and four to financial reporting-related risks.
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Benchmarking Reports

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018

Critical concerns abound for board members and C-suite executives, according to the sixth annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey from North Carolina State University’s ERM In...
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Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Newsletters

How Long Does It Take to Implement a Patch?

A recent breach has raised serious questions about whether boards of directors and senior management are asking the right questions about cyberthreats.
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017
Benchmarking Reports

2017 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Survey

Protiviti’s 2017 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Survey, now in its fourth year, found that a majority of companies plan to de-risk third-party vendor relationships that pose high risk...
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Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Newsletters

The Board’s Role in Addressing Geopolitical and Regulatory S…

This issue of Board Perspectives identifies seven key takeaways from Protiviti’s roundtable at a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) event discussing geopolitical and reg...
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Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Newsletters

Time to Take a Fresh Look at ERM

This article discusses key questions organizations should ask themselves when implementing ERM, outlines critical aspects of ERM as COSO envisions it offers three keys Protiviti experts...
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Mon, Oct 9, 2017
Newsletters

So, You've Implemented ERM? Take Another Look

This newsletter outlines what’s new in the updated COSO ERM framework and expectations going forward.
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Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Benchmarking Reports

Top Priorities for Internal Audit in Financial Services Orga…

This survey report assesses current skill levels of internal audit professionals and identifies areas being targeted for improvement in the financial services industry (FSI) and the int...
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Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Benchmarking Reports

2017 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey of Healthc…

Protiviti once again partnered with AHIA for the 2017 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey of Healthcare Provider Organizations to identify what CAEs and other internal audit le...
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Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Newsletters

Preparing the Organization for an Economic Downturn

In this issue of Board Perspectives, we discuss how to create a contingency plan that will (a) mitigate the financial impact of a severe economic downturn on earnings and share price, a...
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Mon, Sep 4, 2017
Benchmarking Reports

2017 Procurement Survey

The key takeaway from the results of Protiviti’s 2017 Procurement Survey is clear: Procurement functions need to focus on how they drive value and how they quantify and communicate thei...
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Mon, Sep 4, 2017
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The Future Auditor’s Advancement of the Audit Committee Rela…

In this issue of The Bulletin, Protiviti offers 20 tips on how the future auditor advances the relationship with the audit committee of the board of directors (or its equivalent).
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Mon, Aug 28, 2017
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 13

In our latest edition of Internal Auditing Around the World, we focus on a challenge that places leaders in somewhat unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory: auditing risk culture.
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Mon, Jul 31, 2017
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The Board’s Oversight of Supply Chain Risk

Every business, whether it handles financial contracts, natural resources, raw materials or components, is dependent upon a well-functioning, cost-effective supply chain. The board, the...
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Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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10 Keys to Effective Board Oversight of M&A

Based on insights from NACD/Protiviti roundtables and experience serving clients in the M&A space, this issue of Board Perspectives offers 10 keys to the board’s M&A oversight.
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Mon, Jul 10, 2017
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Compliance Insights: May 2017

The May 2017 Compliance Insights newsletter includes: (1) A Call to Streamline State Supervision of MSBs
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Mon, May 29, 2017
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Board Oversight of Cyber Risk

Boards of directors need to ensure that the organizations they serve are improving their cybersecurity capabilities continuously in the face of ever-changing cyber threats.
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Mon, May 1, 2017
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Improving Your Company’s Risk Assessment Process

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes 10 practices that will help management and directors maximize the value derived from the risk assessment process.
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Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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The Four C's in Overseeing Internal Audit

This issue of Board Perspectives discusses the four C's directors should consider when evaluating the sufficiency of any risk-based audit plan: culture, competitiveness, compliance and ...
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Mon, Apr 10, 2017
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Attributes for Facing the Future Confidently

This issue of The Bulletin articulates a deeper understanding of the requisites of organizational confidence so that leaders can embed them within their culture in ways that can lead to...
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Mon, Mar 27, 2017
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Overseeing the Organization’s Branding

This issue of Board Perspectives considers the role the board should play in overseeing management’s stewardship of the company’s brand and/or brand portfolio.
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Mon, Feb 27, 2017
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The Most Important Risks for 2017

This issue of Board Perspectives discusses the top 10 risks for 2017 as identified in research conducted by North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative and Protiviti for Executive ...
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Mon, Jan 30, 2017
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Setting the 2017 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin suggests 10 top issues for audit committees to consider for the coming year based on Protiviti's interactions with client audit committees, roundtables and di...
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Mon, Dec 19, 2016
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Positioning Independent Risk Management to Succeed

This issue of Board Perspectives discusses six factors for positioning the CRO (and independent risk management) to succeed.
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Mon, Nov 28, 2016
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What It Means to Face Future Uncertainty Confidently

This issue of The Bulletin discusses the attributes of confidence that executives and directors can use to assess and advance their organizations’ ability to apply a set of behaviors th...
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Mon, Oct 31, 2016
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Helping Organizations Face Future Uncertainty Confidently

This issue of Board Perspectives explores the attributes of confidence that executives and directors can use to assess and advance their organization’s ability to apply a set of behavio...
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Mon, Oct 24, 2016
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Board Oversight of Reputation Risk

This issue of Board Perspectives outlines 10 keys to the board’s oversight of reputation risk management and classifies them in five critical areas.
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Mon, Sep 12, 2016
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Is Internal Audit Meeting Expectations?

This issue of Board Perspectives outlines six imperatives for internal audit from the CBOK study based on feedback from audit committee members.
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Mon, Aug 15, 2016
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The Future Auditor Revisited

This issue of The Bulletin provides an update on the future auditor and its implications to internal audit’s value proposition.
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Mon, Aug 8, 2016
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 12

In our latest edition of Internal Auditing Around the World, we interviewed 22 inspiring female internal audit leaders who are devoted to evolving their departments through the use of t...
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Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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COSO ERM: What It Means to the Board

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes five significant takeaways from the new COSO ERM framework.
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Mon, Jul 4, 2016
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Updated COSO ERM Framework: What's New?

This issue of The Bulletin discusses why the COSO ERM Framework needed to be updated and how the focus is now on what is really important in making enterprise risk management work withi...
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Mon, Jun 20, 2016
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Board Oversight of Talent Strategy

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses current challenges and effective practices in the board’s oversight of talent strategy, drawing from experience.
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Mon, Jun 6, 2016
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Emerging Risks: Looking Around the Corner

This article summarizes practical principles for recognizing emerging risks.
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Mon, May 23, 2016
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The Most Important Risks for 2016

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes the top risks for 2016 as identified by North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative and Protiviti’s latest survey of C-level executives ...
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Mon, Apr 11, 2016
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Principles for Improving Board Risk Reporting

This issue of Board Perspectives discusses six principles for delivering the focused risk reporting the board needs.
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Mon, Mar 14, 2016
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COSO 2013: What Have We Learned?

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight outlines important lessons for board members to consider as directors evaluate internal control to their risk oversight endeavors.
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
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Ten Principles for Risk Oversight Revisited

While risk oversight has always been an important part of the board’s agenda, the disruptive financial crisis taught everyone a lesson about just how important it is. The risk oversight...
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Mon, Jan 11, 2016
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Setting the 2016 Audit Committee Agenda

Interesting challenges are in store for audit committees in the coming year and in this issue of The Bulletin, we deliver the top risk issues warranting consideration by audit committee...
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Mon, Dec 21, 2015
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Facing Change With Confidence

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses the what, why, when and how underlying “facing change with confidence.”
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Mon, Dec 14, 2015
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Accounting for Revenue Recognition: A New Era

In this issue of The Bulletin, we discuss several important topics related to the the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) new revenue recognition standard.
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Mon, Nov 23, 2015
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Ensuring Risk Management Success

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we discuss five fundamental principles to attaining risk management success.
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Mon, Nov 9, 2015
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How Mature Are Our Risk Management Capabilities?

You have likely been asked or heard the question, “How mature is our risk management?” We hear it often as well. The presumption is that the more mature a process, the more effective it...
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Mon, Sep 14, 2015
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Identifying Emerging Risks: A Long-Term Perspective

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual update on global risks and efficient risk assessment processes for the future.
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Mon, Aug 17, 2015
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Does Your Organization Face Change With Confidence?

In this issue of The Bulletin, we discuss how facing change with confidence is crucial in a rapidly shifting business environment for any enterprise, whether public, private or nonprofi...
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Mon, Jul 27, 2015
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 11

This volume of Internal Auditing Around the World uncovers how internal audit departments, along with their organizations, are in the midst of significant change and transformation—a pe...
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Mon, Jul 13, 2015
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Sooner or Later, Your Fundamentals Will Change

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight looks at why the ability to recognize the vital signs of change and act on them decisively is essential to the business.
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Mon, Jul 13, 2015
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Ensuring Internal Audit Is Doing What Really Matters

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides 10 ways future auditors can contribute value to the organization.
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Mon, Jun 8, 2015
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Briefing the Board on IT Matters

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we outline three contexts for conducting IT briefings with the board of directors.
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Mon, May 11, 2015
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Top 10 Lessons Learned From Implementing COSO 2013

In this issue of The Bulletin, we share 10 lessons learned from COSO 2013 successful implementations from a variety of sources.
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Mon, Apr 27, 2015
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Managing Cyber Threats with Confidence

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight articulates why it’s important to focus on protecting an organization’s most important information assets and systems.
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Mon, Apr 13, 2015
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Positioning Compliance for Effectiveness

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we explore the different views regarding the responsibilities expected of the compliance function and their implications to position...
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Mon, Mar 9, 2015
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The Most Important Risks for 2015

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight outlines the top 10 risks for 2015, which reflect marked differences compared to 2014.
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Mon, Feb 23, 2015
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Focusing the Board’s Risk Oversight on What Matters

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight explores five risk categories directors may want to consider when deciding if adopting a risk language is useful.
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Mon, Jan 12, 2015
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Setting the 2015 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin details 10 items that audit committees should consider as they look forward in 2015.
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Mon, Dec 15, 2014
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Effective Use of Executive Sessions When Overseeing Risk

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight focuses on how to use executive sessions as part of the board of director’s risk oversight process.
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Mon, Dec 8, 2014
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Is the Collaborative Economy Reshaping Business?

This issue of The Bulletin explores why it is a strategic imperative to watch developments with the collaborative economy closely to ascertain whether established business models will b...
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Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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A Value-Based Approach to Risk Oversight

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we examine two perspectives on a value-based approach to the board’s risk oversight: strategic and proprietary.
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Mon, Nov 10, 2014
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Overcoming Bias in Risk Management

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we examine how to overcome bias in risk management.
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Mon, Oct 6, 2014
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To Manage Disruption, Understand Strategic Assumptions

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we discuss why management should identify and consider the key assumptions underlying the drivers that shape the organization’s stra...
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Mon, Sep 8, 2014
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COSO 2013: Why Should You Care?

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight outlines six reasons why board members should care about the updated COSO framework.
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Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 10

In this booklet, we share accounts from some of the world’s leading organizations’ internal audit executives that show the evolution of their function during the past decade, in additio...
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Tue, Jul 8, 2014
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Strengthening Your Risk Culture

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight looks at how the use of self-assessment techniques can help an organization understand its current risk culture state.
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Mon, Jul 7, 2014
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Measuring the Success of Enterprise Risk Management

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we study 10 measures of success companies can use directly related to risk management.
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Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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Enhanced Prudential Regulations for Foreign Banks (Regulatio…

In this booklet, we will answer frequently asked questions to help head office and U.S. management of foreign banking organizations understand Regulation YY.
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Mon, Jun 2, 2014
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Ten Lessons in Integrating Risk Management with Strategy

In this issue of The Bulletin, we share 10 lessons for executives and directors to keep in mind when integrating risk into the process of formulating and executing strategy.
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Mon, May 19, 2014
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Recognizing Emerging Risks

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight introduces effective techniques for identifying emerging risks that management can use when updating the board’s risk oversight process.
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Mon, May 12, 2014
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The Updated COSO Internal Control Framework FAQ: Table of Co…

This table of contents and FAQ list is a reference for the Updated COSO Internal Control Framework FAQ.
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Mon, Apr 28, 2014
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The Updated COSO Internal Control Framework

In this booklet, we address various questions regarding the New Framework from COSO, including the reasons why it was updated, what has changed, the process for transitioning to its use...
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Mon, Apr 28, 2014
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How Risk Appetite Should Impact Behavior

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight illustrates 10 examples of specific actions arising from comparing the organization’s risk profile with its risk appetite.
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Mon, Apr 14, 2014
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The Future Auditor: The Chief Audit Executive’s Endgame

This issue of The Bulletin provides observations regarding our view of the future auditor and their implications for internal audit’s value proposition.
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Mon, Apr 14, 2014
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Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

In this booklet, we provide a starting point for answering the core questions identified in M&A deals – from due diligence to the integration of people, processes and technology, su...
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Mon, Mar 31, 2014
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Oversight of IT Risk Management

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we make suggestions for boards to consider as they enhance their risk oversight as it relates to IT matters.
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Mon, Mar 10, 2014
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How COSO Frameworks Improve Organizational Performance and G…

This booklet illustrates how the enterprise risk management (ERM) framework and the new internal control framework can enhance organizational performance, governance, strategy setting a...
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Mon, Feb 24, 2014
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The Most Important Risks for 2014

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight summarizes the top-of-mind risks and uncertainties companies are facing as they move forward into 2014.
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Mon, Feb 10, 2014
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The Five Lines of Defense: A Shareholder’s Perspective

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we look at how an effectively designed and implemented lines-of-defense framework can provide strong safeguards against breakdowns.
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Mon, Jan 13, 2014
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Setting the 2014 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin offers 10 major challenges that companies will face over the next 12 months when setting their 2014 agenda.
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Mon, Dec 16, 2013
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Five Risk Oversight Questions Directors Should Ask

As the business environment changes, risk profiles change and business models are exposed to disruption. Corporate strategies and risk management capabilities must keep pace in response...
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Mon, Dec 9, 2013
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Gaining Traction With Enterprise Risk Management

Issue 49 of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides seven design principles that will help overcome ERM implementation challenges.
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Mon, Nov 11, 2013
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Key Questions to Consider for the Risk Appetite Dialogue

Issue 48 of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight considers three elements of a risk appetite statement: risks that are acceptable or on-strategy; risks that are undesirable or off-strateg...
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Mon, Oct 7, 2013
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Applying the Five Lines of Defense in Managing Risk

This issue of The Bulletin features five essential lines of defense for effective risk management.
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Mon, Sep 23, 2013
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Is Your Company Exposed to the Right Risks?

A company’s strategic direction and its ability to execute on that direction are both fundamental elements of risk-taking. Issue 47 of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses how c...
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Mon, Sep 9, 2013
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Managing Country Risk

The primary objective of managing country risk is to protect company investments in foreign markets and sustain acceptable investment returns. This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Ove...
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Mon, Aug 12, 2013
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 9

In this booklet, we profile eight organizations and discuss the trend towards greater collaboration extending to internal audit.
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Mon, Jul 22, 2013
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Intersecting Risk Management and Crisis Management

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight stresses the importance of being prepared early for a potential crisis, which can improve an organization’s ability to respond.
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Mon, Jul 8, 2013
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Managing Cybersecurity Risk

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we present four considerations for managing cybersecurity risk.
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Mon, Jun 10, 2013
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Updated COSO Internal Control Framework: Frequently Asked Qu…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we address various questions regarding the new COSO framework.
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Mon, May 27, 2013
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Social Business: What it Means to Your Risk Profile

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses 10 examples of social business risks every company should monitor and mitigate.
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Mon, May 6, 2013
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Ten Keys to Managing Reputation Risk

In this issue of The Bulletin, we explore 10 essential keys for managing reputation risk.
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Mon, Apr 29, 2013
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Fine-Tuning Your Corruption Risk Management

Last year, a former Morgan Stanley managing director pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to evade the company’s internal accounting controls and violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt...
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Mon, Apr 8, 2013
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Integrating Risk with Business Planning

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight illustrates how risk should be integrated into the annual business planning process.
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Mon, Mar 11, 2013
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Integrating Risk with Managing Operations

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we discuss key considerations when evaluating operational risks.
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Mon, Feb 25, 2013
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Shaping the 2013 Risk Oversight Agenda

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses 10 questions for boards to consider as reminders as they evaluate their risk oversight agenda for 2013.
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Mon, Jan 21, 2013
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Setting the 2013 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin provides observations and ideas for consideration by boards of directors and their audit committees when setting the 2013 agenda.
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Mon, Dec 31, 2012
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Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: IT Risks and Controls

In this booklet, we provide guidance to Section 404 compliance project teams on the consideration of information technology (IT) risks and controls at both the entity and activity level...
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Mon, Dec 17, 2012
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Focus on the “Tone of the Organization”

While tone at the top is important and a vital foundation, is it enough? This issue of Board Perspectives explains why it is essential that the tone at the top be translated into an eff...
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Mon, Dec 3, 2012
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Working Capital Management: A Tool for Optimizing Costs and…

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight focuses on aspects of the first building block on why companies should also use competitive intelligence as an enterprise value protecti...
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Mon, Nov 5, 2012
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Leveraging Social Business for Results: Moving Beyond Media

This issue of The Bulletin explores the potential disruptive implications of social media for businesses and what it can mean for the marketplace.
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Mon, Oct 29, 2012
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Is Your Competitive Intelligence Providing Early Warning?

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we look at why companies should use competitive intelligence as an enterprise value protection tool.
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Mon, Oct 8, 2012
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Is Your Compliance Management Making a Difference? (Board Pe…

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight describes several key elements of an effective compliance program for boards to consider.
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Mon, Sep 10, 2012
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The Evolving Risk Landscape

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides five risk categories based on severity of impact and likelihood of occurrence over the next 10 years.
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Mon, Aug 6, 2012
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 8

In this booklet, we detail internal audit best practices, processes and strategies being employed at some of the world’s most successful companies.
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Mon, Jul 16, 2012
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The Board’s Role in Overseeing Acquisitions

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight analyzes the board's risk oversight role from an acquiring company's perspective.
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Mon, Jul 2, 2012
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Communicating Critical Enterprise Risks to the Board

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we focus on what we define as the top risks that can threaten a company’s strategy, business model or ongoing viability. These risks...
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Mon, Jun 4, 2012
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Improving Working Capital Management Processes

In this issue of The Bulletin, we focus on elements of working capital optimization.
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Mon, May 21, 2012
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Assessing Risk: An Operational Perspective

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses the appropriate risk assessment approach to take for operational risk, which should be focused on understanding the risk of lo...
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Mon, May 7, 2012
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Assessing Risk: A Strategic Perspective

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight describes how strategic risk analysis can assist senior management with understanding the critical assumptions underlying an organizatio...
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Mon, Apr 9, 2012
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Managing Reputation Risk

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we explain how a company’s reputation management is inextricably linked to its risk management and crisis management.
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Mon, Mar 5, 2012
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Is Your Compliance Management Making a Difference? (The Bull…

This issue of The Bulletin focuses on the issues that surround compliance, its current state, true cost and value proposition, as well as its organizational structure.
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
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Social Media: What It Means to Your Risk Profile

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we reveal 10 examples of business risks to consider associated with social media.
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Mon, Feb 6, 2012
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Ten Questions the Board Should Ask

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides 10 key questions for boards to consider as they plan their 2012 risk oversight agendas.
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Mon, Dec 5, 2011
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Reducing the Risk of Rogue Trading

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides seven important questions for boards and senior executives to consider about organizations' use of financial instruments.
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Mon, Nov 7, 2011
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Setting the 2012 Audit Committee Agenda for Non-Financial Se…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we provide observations for boards of directors and their audit committees to consider while setting the 2012 audit committee agenda.
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Mon, Oct 17, 2011
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Should the Board Have a Separate Risk Committee?

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we discuss five fundamental principles to attaining risk management success.
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Mon, Oct 10, 2011
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Identifying Emerging Risks

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight discusses how to identify emerging risks, which may affect the long-term viability of an organization’s strategy.
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Mon, Sep 5, 2011
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Refocusing the Internal Audit Agenda: Capitalizing on Changi…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we explore some of the factors that are driving higher expectations for internal audit and outlines how Chief Audit Executives (CAEs), with support from m...
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Mon, Aug 22, 2011
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Is Your Organization an Early Mover? Board Perspectives: Ris…

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we offers insights on why organizations should be early movers when it comes to identifying and acting on opportunities and risks.
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Mon, Aug 8, 2011
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Is Your Organization an Early Mover?

This issue of The Bulletin focuses on the attributes that prepare audit committees for early-mover status in today’s complex business environment.
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Mon, Aug 1, 2011
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 7

In this booklet, we profile companies that are taking steps to integrate ERM into processes for formulating and executing audit plans.
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Mon, Jul 18, 2011
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Managing Corruption Risk

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight shares how a robust anti-corruption program can save companies from the expensive consequences of corruption violations.
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Mon, Jul 11, 2011
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Formulating an Initial Risk Appetite Statement

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we advise what to include when formulating assertions to include in a risk appetite statement.
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Mon, Jun 6, 2011
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Managing Supply Chain Disruption Risk

Supply chain disruptions are a reminder that these trade-offs are not without risk. This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides key considerations regarding supply chain d...
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Mon, May 9, 2011
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Staying Engaged in the Risk Oversight Process

Most bystanders would agree that risk oversight entails more than just looking at a risk assessment once a year. Depending on the nature of the business and its risks, the board of dire...
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Mon, Apr 18, 2011
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Risk Management: A Look Back and a Look Forward

In this issue of The Bulletin, we look at how risk management has evolved over the past 25 years and some of the lessons we can draw from the past.
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Mon, Apr 11, 2011
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Survey Results Provide Baseline for Board Risk Oversight

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight summarizes the results of a comprehensive survey regarding how the risk oversight process could be improved.
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Mon, Mar 14, 2011
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Finding the Right Chief Risk Officer

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we argue what qualifications a company should look for when evaluating CRO candidates.
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Mon, Mar 7, 2011
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Five Risk Categories for Focusing Risk Oversight

As the board of directors organizes itself for risk oversight, the question arises as to whether it should adopt its own risk language to ensure it is covering all bases. _x000D_ While ...
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Mon, Feb 7, 2011
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Recommendations from Protiviti’s Board Risk Oversight Survey

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Mon, Jan 17, 2011
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Setting the 2011 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin provides observations for consideration by boards of directors and their audit committees as 2011 unfolds.
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Mon, Jan 17, 2011
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The Current State of Board Risk Oversight

To develop deeper knowledge of the risk oversight process, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) commissioned Protiviti to conduct a survey regardi...
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Mon, Jan 3, 2011
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Making Your Risk Assessments Count: An Operational and a Com…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we suggest that robust approaches applied to different risk categories, according to the underlying characteristics of risks, are needed to identify the ...
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Mon, Nov 22, 2010
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When Insolvency Issues Arise

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight focuses on personal liability risks and responsibilities for independent directors in times of financial distress.
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Mon, Nov 8, 2010
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Preparing for a Black Swan

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we discuss an approach which uses the most critical assumptions underlying the strategy as a context for understanding, preparing fo...
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Mon, Oct 11, 2010
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Making Your Risk Assessments Count: A Strategic Perspective

This issue of The Bulletin looks at why traditional approaches to risk assessment aren’t meeting expectations and how to increase management's confidence in the process going forward.
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Mon, Sep 20, 2010
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Ten Ways Risk Oversight Can Fail

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight reviews 10 causes that can contribute to failure of the board’s risk oversight process.
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Mon, Sep 13, 2010
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Aligning Strategy Setting and Performance Management With Ri…

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we discuss the importance of integrating risk management with strategy setting and performance management.
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Mon, Aug 16, 2010
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Integrating Risk Management with What Matters

This issue of The Bulletin discusses why integrating risk management with strategic management and performance management is important and how it is achieved.
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Mon, Aug 2, 2010
Protiviti Booklets

Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards

This booklet will answer IFRS-related questions to provide guidance regarding the conversion to IFRS.
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Mon, Jul 26, 2010
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The Importance of Tone at the Top to Risk Management

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight reviews 10 key indicators that collectively provide red flags that potential issues may exist within an organization.
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Mon, Jul 12, 2010
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 6

In this booklet, we profile nine international companies that value technology-based audit and data analysis techniques bring to their internal audit functions and is investing in the n...
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Mon, Jun 28, 2010
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Four Foundational Elements of Risk Management

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we examine the four elements that define what executives should assess when evaluating the role and effectiveness of risk management...
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Mon, Jun 7, 2010
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Assessing New Rules Regarding the Personal Obligation of Sen…

In this booklet, we answer common questions regarding Schedule 46 and suggest a roadmap to compliance.
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Mon, May 17, 2010
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Ten Risk Oversight Principles

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides an overview of 10 key principles that will assist boards in strengthening their risk oversight.
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Mon, May 10, 2010
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The Global Privacy and Information Security Landscape: Frequ…

This booklet provides legal overviews and insight regarding current laws and regulations, and guidance to implement and maintain an effective privacy and information security program fr...
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Mon, May 3, 2010
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Positioning the CRO for Success

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight reviews the elements that enable the chief risk officer to be successful.
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Mon, Apr 12, 2010
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Organizing for Risk Oversight

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight outlines questions for board members to consider as they seek to clarify their risk oversight responsibilities.
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Mon, Mar 15, 2010
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The Risk Appetite Dialogue

Risk appetite is the mutual understanding between management and the board of directors regarding the drivers of, and parameters around, opportunity-seeking behavior. It is a high-level...
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Mon, Feb 15, 2010
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Setting the 2010 Audit Committee Agenda

In this issue of The Bulletin, we provide 10 major challenges for board members to consider as they set the 2010 audit committee agenda.
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Mon, Jan 11, 2010
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Knowing What You Don’t Know

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight suggests eight steps executives and directors can take to manage uncertainty.
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Mon, Jan 11, 2010
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The Enterprise Risk Assessment Process

In this issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, we take a deep dive into the key considerations to take when engaging in the enterprise risk assessment process.
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Mon, Dec 14, 2009
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Making Internal Audit a Value-Adding Contributor to Economic…

This issue of The Bulletin explores how internal audit can contribute to an organization as it recovers from crisis going forward.
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Mon, Dec 14, 2009
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Risk Oversight: A Board Imperative

Included in the inaugural edition of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight are questions board members should ask of executive management regarding the organization’s risk management proce...
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Mon, Nov 16, 2009
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 5

This booklet profiles 11 successful international companies undergoing significant changes, such as restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and industry transformation internal audit b...
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Mon, Sep 14, 2009
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Public Company Readiness: Getting Ready for Prime Time Befor…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we focus on certain aspects of the IPO preparation process, including the need for a readiness assessment along with specific areas management should add...
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Mon, Jul 13, 2009
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Spreadsheet Risk Management: Frequently Asked Questions

This booklet represents a pragmatic response to spreadsheet risk based on real business needs.
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Mon, Jul 6, 2009
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Managing Corruption Risk Involving Foreign Officials and Avo…

This issue of The Bulletin briefs on how to manage corruption risk and uses the FCPA as a framework for this discussion.
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Mon, Jun 22, 2009
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Managing Outsourcing and Offshoring Risk

This issue of The Bulletin explores the advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with outsourcing and offshoring, and how the risks can be managed when decisions are made to outso...
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Mon, Mar 23, 2009
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Setting the 2009 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin provides observations and ideas for board members to consider as they get through the trying times in the upcoming year.
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Mon, Mar 2, 2009
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Guide to Internal Audit

This booklet is designed to be a resource that internal audit professionals can refer to regularly in their jobs.
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Mon, Feb 16, 2009
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Ten Common Risk Management Failures and How to Avoid Them

In this issue of The Bulletin, we explore 10 common risk management mistakes and how they can be avoided.
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Mon, Jan 5, 2009
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Electronic Discovery: An Academic Exercise or Your Next Cris…

This issue of The Bulletin provides ideas for companies to implement practical approaches in proportion to their litigation risk exposure and ongoing operations that will significantly ...
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Mon, Jul 14, 2008
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 4

This booklet examines the challenges and successes of 19 top-performing IA teams.
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Mon, Jul 7, 2008
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Credit Rating Analysis of Enterprise Risk Management at Nonf…

This issue of The Bulletin explores how consideration of ERM quality can impact the ratings process and what nonfinancial companies can do to prepare for this added dimension to the pro...
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Mon, Jun 23, 2008
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Creating Transparency Into Your Largest Risk Exposures

This issue of The Bulletin offers approaches for improving transparency into an entity’s most significant risk exposures, with the objective of minimizing the risk of unwanted surprises...
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Mon, Apr 7, 2008
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IFRS or Country-Specific GAAP: Who’s on First

This issue of The Bulletin considers the issues and the ramifications of transitioning from country-specific GAAP to IFRS.
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Mon, Mar 10, 2008
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Setting the 2008 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin provides observations and ideas for boards of directors and their audit committees regarding matters they should consider during the coming year.
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Mon, Jan 21, 2008
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Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Internal Control Requiremen…

This booklet is designed to help answer questions about the sections of SOX pertaining to public reporting; this information will assist Section 404 project sponsors, leaders and team m...
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Mon, Jan 7, 2008
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Enterprise Risk Management in Practice

In this booklet, we profile 11 companies that are operating in different industries and countries to provide ERM ideas in that can be customized to your own organization.
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Mon, Oct 22, 2007
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The SEC’s New Guidance on Section 404: What It Means to You

In May, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved its interpretive guidance to management on implementing Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002. _x000D_ What’s...
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Mon, Jul 23, 2007
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 3

In this booklet, we profile 16 successful IA functions from companies across the globe and examine common denominators that separate these leaders from their peers.
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Mon, Jul 9, 2007
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Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

In this issue of The Bulletin, we offer our interpretation of MiFID and broach the most important changes impacting the investment entrepreneur as a result of MiFID.
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Mon, Jul 9, 2007
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The Financial Reporting Risk Profile: Getting Ahead of the C…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we address the process of understanding and continuously evaluating an organization’s financial reporting risk profile (FRRP), and why this process is imp...
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Mon, Jun 18, 2007
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Conducting Enterprise Risk Assessments That Make a Differenc…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we focus on the vital steps in executing an effective ERA and why integrating these assessments with strategy setting is important.
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Mon, Jan 8, 2007
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Protecting Enterprise Value Through Your Anti-Fraud Program

What is an anti-fraud program? How should companies evaluate their anti-fraud programs? In this issue of The Bulletin, we will answer these and other questions.
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Mon, Dec 18, 2006
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Section 404 Compliance: Lessons Learned for the Next 12 Mont…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we articulate seven lessons for improving Section 404 assessment and compliance processes.
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Mon, Sep 25, 2006
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Setting the 2006 Audit Committee Agenda

This issue of The Bulletin provides eight agenda items for audit committees to consider regarding matters in the upcoming year.
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Mon, Aug 7, 2006
Protiviti Booklets

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 2

In this booklet, we detail the IA best practices, processes and strategies being employed at 14 successful companies.
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Mon, Jun 19, 2006
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Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The questions answered in this booklet have risen in our discussions with clients and others in the marketplace who frequently deal with SOX compliance matters and are focused on improv...
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Mon, Jun 5, 2006
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Top Priorities for Internal Audit in a Changing Environment

Protiviti recommends 10 strategic priorities for every public and private organization to employ in its IA function in this booklet.
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Mon, May 29, 2006
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Enterprise Risk Management: Practical Implementation Advice

What leaves many cold on the subject of ERM is the inability to quickly grasp what it is. This issue of The Bulletin addresses this and other relevant questions.
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Mon, Feb 27, 2006
Protiviti Booklets

Guide to Enterprise Risk Management

This booklet addresses over 160 questions relating to some of the most commonly asked questions with respect to enterprise risk management (ERM).
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Mon, Feb 27, 2006
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Section 404 Compliance: Planning for Next Year

This issue of The Bulletin focuses on some of the opportunities companies should consider as they plan for Year Three of SOX compliance.
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Mon, Nov 21, 2005
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Compliance with OMB Cir…

In this booklet, we answer questions about complying with OMB Circular A-123.
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Mon, Oct 24, 2005
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Wanted: A Cost-Effective Approach to Validating Performance…

This issue of The Bulletin addresses the importance of integrating self-assessment, entity-level monitoring, and independent tests of controls into a coordinated approach.
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Thu, Aug 25, 2005
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Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 1

This booklet details the internal audit best practices, processes and strategies being employed at 13 leading multinational organizations.
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Mon, Jul 18, 2005
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Achieve Sustainability by Integrating the Section 404 and Se…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we focus on strategies for integrating compliance activities around Sections 302 and 404 of SOX with the objective of achieving sustainability of the inte...
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Mon, Apr 4, 2005
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Driving Value Out of the Section 404 Compliance Process

In this issue of The Bulletin, we incorporate insights and lessons learned regarding finance processes and show how value can be derived from improving these processes while still meeti...
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Mon, Mar 14, 2005
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The Self-Assessment Process: Management’s Tool for Reinforci…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we discuss the self-assessment process and how one can be implemented to reinforce process owner accountability, or if one is already in place, how to imp...
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Mon, Jan 31, 2005
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Building Upon Section 404 Compliance: Moving Beyond Year One

In this issue of The Bulletin, we outline imperative steps for certifying officers to take to demonstrate care in reinforcing the responsibility and accountability of process owners, an...
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Mon, Jul 26, 2004
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Reduce Supply Chain Risks and Improve Your Bottom Line Throu…

This resource guide describes an effective methodology for performing high-impact internal audit assessments for a key supply chain management process – procurement.
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Mon, Feb 9, 2004
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Establishing an Effective Complaint and Confidential, Anonym…

In this edition of The Bulletin, we address the issues that audit committees and management should consider as they collaborate to comply with this requirement.
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Mon, Feb 2, 2004
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Technology Risks and Controls: What You Need to Know

In this issue of The Bulletin, we focus on the relevance of IT risks and controls to a company’s meeting the internal control objectives over the reliability of financial reporting.
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Mon, Jan 19, 2004
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The Expanded Responsibilities of the Audit Committee: A New…

This issue of The Bulletin explores the new requirements of audit committees and their implications, and suggests six keys to an effectively functioning audit committee.
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Mon, Dec 1, 2003
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Internal Control Over Financial Reporting: An Update on Sect…

The SEC released its final rules in June 2003 regarding Section 404, making time an asset rather than a liability. This issue of The Bulletin addresses these final rules and what they m...
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Mon, Aug 25, 2003
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Capitalizing on Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance to Build Supply Ch…

This booklet, co-produced by Protiviti and APICS, details how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has a complementary impact on supply chain risks in infrastructure design, transaction integri...
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Mon, Jun 23, 2003
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Strengthening Governance Through Risk Management

This issue of The Bulletin provides five comprehensive recommendations for strengthening governance through improved risk management.
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Mon, Jun 2, 2003
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Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting: Understanding Se…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we address in detail Section 404, a provision of SOX that is certain to garner the attention of public company executives.
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Mon, Mar 24, 2003
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The Code of Conduct: Laying a Cornerstone for Effective Gove…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we provide important steps for boards of directors and management to consider in designing and implementing an effective code of ethics.
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Mon, Mar 3, 2003
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Staying Focused on Core Business Issues Amid Corporate Gover…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we cover the basics of corporate governance compliance.
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Mon, Dec 23, 2002
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Executive Certifications: Same Responsibilities, Higher Stak…

In this issue of The Bulletin, we answer several important questions regarding these new requirements.
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Mon, Nov 18, 2002
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FAQ: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Executive Certification Requirements

This booklet describes a major area of emphasis for many companies preparing to make their first filing subsequent to August, 29, 2002.
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Mon, Oct 21, 2002
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The Changing Corporate Governance Landscape and Its Implicat…

This issue of The Bulletin reviews examples of what the board of directors and management should do as they work to improve corporate governance.
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Mon, Oct 14, 2002
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The Role of Personal Accountability in the New Environment

This issue of The Bulletin outlines seven key principles that provide a framework for establishing and reinforcing the personal accountability of management and the board of directors.
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Mon, Sep 30, 2002
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The Bulletin Newsletters

The Bulletin is a periodic newsletter from Protiviti offering detailed insights on corporate governance and related risk management issues, including key processes impacted by the Sarba...
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Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight Newsletters

Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight is a periodic newsletter that offers ongoing commentary about the risk management oversight process for boards of directors.