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Australia Post’s internal audit team making big business impact

“The team has embedded analytics into the audit processes, delivering more effective control assurance and quantification of commercial insights.” Congratulations to the Internal Audit team at Australia Post, winners of the ACL Impact Award for Business Impact this year! T
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Easing Your CFO’s A-123 Pains

How to address five lingering pain points of OMB Circular A-123 compliance Enron and WorldCom may be old news, but public sector organizations continue to struggle with the ongoing costs of adhering to OMB Circular A-123, the public sector directive of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX) legisla
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Vendor Scoring – Identifying the Best Vendors to Audit for Fraud Recovery – Part 1 of 2

This is the third post in a series called Practical Data Alchemy Using ACL Software by Rich Lanza. In any organization, there may be thousands of vendors but it is difficult to determine which vendors are the most ripe for review from an error, fraud, or cost recovery perspective. Usu
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Are spreadsheets and shared drives hurting your audit management processes?

How do you organize your workday? If you relate to the majority of audit teams, your daily reality involves spending too much time building spreadsheets and working in silos instead of focusing on your organization’s key objectives and risks. We polled attendees of our recent &#
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Data Mining: This Stuff Really Works

“The Report identifies proactive data monitoring/analysis as the most effective anti-fraud control in helping reduce fraud losses and fraud scheme duration.” The section of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (the ACFE) recently released 2014 Report to the Nation
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What is Human Analytics?

“In its simplest of forms, surveys or questionnaires are forms of human analytics. But the possibilities of solving significant problems and adding strategic value are endless with human analytics.” Marketing litters our vernacular with pleonasms used for describing the pr
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Dealing with Silos – and the Lines of Defense

The Institute of Internal Auditors’ published its Position Paper Three Lines of Defense in Effective Risk Management and Control was released 18 months ago. It has already established itself as one of the most useful and frequently mentioned publications of the IIA. The paper does a g
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Audit Management MY Way Webinars: Europe and Asia Sessions

Our popular “Audit Management MY Way” webinar series is back! This time, we’ll be discussing how to get out of spreadsheets, save time and easily demonstrate greater strategic value in your organization. Our presenter, Dan Zitting is dedicated to the advancement of p
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Putting your work in an executive context

“In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.” –John C. Maxwell When did we decide in business that no need exists for effective communication? There is a constant stream of emails, voicemails, text messages, instant messages and tons o
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New ACL GRC app for Android now available

This IS the droid you’re looking for. ACL™ GRC for Android is here! You can now access your ACL GRC projects and data in real-time with the swipe of your finger from your Android phone. If you manage a team, chances are you’re not always in front for your computer. You’re runnin
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