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Upcoming Webinars: Audit Value and Relevance

What are your 2015 goals for your internal audit group? Are building value, executive alignment, and internal relevance on your list? Join us for our upcoming webinars on this topic, featuring inspiring stories from ACL customers. Connecting the Dots: Building Internal Audit Value Joi
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2015 trends, innovations and predictions for audit, risk and compliance

“It is a pretty safe bet to predict that auditors are going to use technology more effectively and extensively – and at the same time take the opportunity to rethink audit processes overall.” My last blog post identified what I thought were some of the more significant top
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So that was 2014: 5 notable trends in audit, risk and compliance in the past year

“…auditors should be taking a lead from those CAEs who are driving their teams to look at risks in areas that really impact the ability of the business to meet its overall objectives.” The world of audit, risk management and compliance is not exactly renowned for bei
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Knock their SOX off! SOX Self-Assessments, 302 Certifications, and more…

Verifying that the Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR) are effective can be a daunting task. Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance can be a heavy burden that falls on the shoulders of many stakeholders, departments, processes, and systems. In an effort to ease that burden, eff
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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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IT and Internal Audit work together at CHC Helicopter to transform audit, risk management, and compliance strategy

Internal Audit, in close partnership with IT, ramped up their audit efficiency and their ability to align their work with Management and external auditors’ expectations. Congratulations to Paul King, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at CHC Helicopter, winner
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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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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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Data-driven audit and risk management in action

Are you taking a risk-based approach to auditing? Is your data analysis work creating actionable results…or does it fall on deaf ears after it leaves your desk? For a start, the solution lies in connecting all that hard work you do analyzing data directly into your audit plan—an
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