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Audit and risk management software: Why are some teams lagging behind board and management expectations?

Three leading organizations in the internal audit and risk management world recently released reports on current hot topics.  The Institute of Internal auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Protiviti each performed surveys of Chief Audit Executives, senior business management and board
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Taking a data-driven approach to risk management

An article by Chris Stewart-Smith, Manager of ACL’s Global Solutions Consulting group, published in a supplement to The Times in the UK. Chris discusses common issues that arise when companies consider analysing large volumes of business data as part of their overall risk management s
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Who’s Using ACL GRC? Read the Latest News Releases

The ACL GRC buzz is spreading 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? Tennessee Department of Transportation: “ACL’s solutions are the gold standard in risk and control data analysis
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“Travel & Entertainment Fraud and Corporate Credit Card Fraud – aren’t there more important fraud risks to worry about?”

I was speaking at a conference session a few months ago on using data analysis to detect fraud. The session was very interactive – always a good thing when attendees really engage – and we spent a while talking about some of the more common types of employee fraud and abuse, in
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Plan for action and then act

The headline in a recent CFO article reads “Internal auditors who incorporate data analytics will reap the benefits of real-time risk management”. The article goes on to refer to a PricewaterhouseCoopers State of the Profession Survey which highlights the gap between widespread agreem
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Top 25 Analytic Tests for Every Organization: Test 4 T&E – Expense Profiling

Today we’re taking a break from journal testing and focusing our attention on travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses. Often, this is not an area that warrants detailed attention, because the transactions are too small to be material. What’s the point in chasing after
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Tales from the Road: Lessons learned from the GRC Summit

Last week, I attended the 2013 Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Summit in Boston. Some of the GRC luminaries who presented were Michael Rasmussen from GRC 20/20 Research and Norman Marks, GRC evangelist, as well as several risk management practitioners and representatives of
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The Must-Have List for Compliance Professionals

Recently, an article by ACL’s VP of Product Management and Design Dan Zitting was featured in Corporate Compliance Insights. Dan’s article, “Constant Self-Examination is Critical to Compliance,” provides how-to advice on running an effective compliance program. Here’s an excerpt: At t
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The importance of integrating analytics into audit and risk management processes

A few weeks ago I participated in the 26th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium at Rutgers Business School. I think it was about the 12th occasion at which I have presented at the Symposium. Initially, WCARS was heavily oriented towards academic research and technical pap
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A year in review – Why You need Internal Audit at the Table

Earlier this year, ACL’s Vice President of Product Strategy and Alliances, John Verver, was featured in BusinessFinance discussing the trends of Internal Audit working more closely with the audit Committee. John shares how Internal Auditors can provide their companies with advice on h
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