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Key Learnings from ACL’s FCPA Roundtables

Did you know…? 37% of companies experienced economic crime in the last 24 months Companies that experienced bribery and corruption often reported losses of over US $5M Over 25% of respondents were asked to pay a bribe 29% reported they lost an opportunity to a competitor they be
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Is your audit plan aligned with strategic business risks?

“For the majority of respondents, strategic business risks consistently receive less coverage than competing risk areas.” –IIA Pulse of the Profession It’s been a year since the IIA’s Pulse of the Profession report revealed that only 4% of audit coverage was be
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Who’s Using ACL GRC? Read the Latest Customer Reviews and Stories

The ACL GRC buzz continues to spread around the world and across all industries, and we’re thrilled to share the latest news releases and case studies. So, who’s using ACL GRC, how and why? Washington Trust Bank: “Washington Trust has a vision for audit that requires a uni
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Top 10 Data Analysis Tests for Detecting Bribery and Corruption

A common mistake most organizations make is trying to ‘boil the ocean.’ An anti-bribery and anti-corruption program that is deployed in bite-size manageable pieces ensures longevity and success. It has been a busy year for US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the UK Serious Fraud Office
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Collaborating with busy stakeholders & contributors: Techniques for Success

Let’s move away from cutting and pasting every week or month into a reporting template and then emailing out to the report consumer, shall we? As audit, risk, and compliance professionals, there is a seemingly never-ending battle to provide assurance that strategic objectives are met,
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Text Analytics: a hot new thing…or just another thing auditors have been doing for years?

Many of the ways that ACL data analysis tools are used for audit and risk management purposes are actually very good examples of text analytics.   It is pretty hard to avoid noticing that data analysis is a very hot topic—not just in the world of audit and risk, but particularly
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ACL Thought Leadership Round Table Workshops

A post by Jordan McCormick, Regional Account Executive, Enterprise Clients Are you an Audit, Risk or Compliance Visionary or interested in becoming one?  If so, we encourage you to enroll in one of the upcoming ACL Thought Leadership Round Tables Workshops.  These complimentary sessio
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Introducing ACL Analytics 11 and Analytics Exchange 5

Hello ACL-universe! It is the most distinct pleasure I have had in my entire career to introduce you to the ACL Revolution. “Revolution” is the codename for the biggest launch we have completed in many years at ACL (and quite possibly, ever!). The release of ACL Analytics
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No longer insight….but foresight

Having insight is not good enough. We should already be moving beyond that and demonstrate foresight in our auditing activities. I had an interesting conversation with a vendor (now a friend) just the other day. We were talking about the ongoing evolution in audit and she said somethi
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National Audit Department of Malaysia recognized for achievements using data analysis to analyze financial data, certify financial statements, and verify US$150 billion worth of transactions

Team’s use of ACL has been so powerfully effective that it’s now organizational policy to apply ACL data analysis in Audit Programs. Congratulations to the National Audit Department of Malaysia, represented by Y Hamdan Mohd Dom, Deputy Director of IT Audit, winner of the ACL Imp
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