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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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Survey Says: Data Analysis is Driving Risk Management, Fraud Detection, and Compliance

Specialized audit and risk data analysis technology is not just for internal auditors and is now very clearly of importance to those in a number of C-suite positions. EY published their Global Forensic Data Analytics Survey 2014, entitled “Big risks require big data thinking.” It is a
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Innovative data analysis saves millions of dollars for federal government of Canada

Program enhances the ability of 100+ federal government departments to audit various business processes and key financial controls, and monitor financial performance and trends. Congratulations to David Coderre, Public Servant in Residence, Telfer School of Management, University of O
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Q&A with Justin Gundy, ACDA

Justin D. Gundy (CPA, CIA, ACDA) is in Internal Audit Services at UT-Battelle, LLC, a not-for-profit company that manages and operates the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. UT-Battelle uses ACL Analytics to identify anomalies in their data and pull sampl
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Reinventing the wheel, recreating every audit process, objective, and control? Best practices for reusing your stuff!

Small changes to audit content management and organization can create measurable results—and help internal auditors find added time to pursue enterprise-level opportunities and strategy. In internal audit departments today, the need for greater efficiency reigns supreme. So much so, i
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