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Continuous Monitoring: No longer a tool for just audit and compliance professionals

Today’s posting comes from Constantine Gart, a Product Marketing Associate with ACL, who is currently overseeing the upcoming launch of version 4 of ACL’s Analytics Exchange. Leveraging continuous monitoring technology to improve day-to-day productivity is a practice no longer limited
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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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Part Two: Tales from the Road – 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium

This Part Two of a series.  To read Part One, click here. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey. This being my first WCARS, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would this be
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Part One: Tales from the Road – 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium

This week I had the pleasure of attending the 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey.  In attendance were a conglomerate of Who’s-who from the internal and external audit professions, technology-providers and acade
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Improving your Tone at the Top contributes to a Culture of Compliance

The headline reads, “HSBC Settles $1.9bn For Aiding Drug Lords, Terrorists And Rogue States.” This is the largest fine levied to date by the US department of justice. The investigation itself took more than a decade to complete, so looking at the way HSBC handles its anti-money launde
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Avoiding FCPA Violations with Data Analysis – Excerpt from Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Magazine recently published an article by ACL’s Chris Stewart-Smith “Avoiding FCPA Violations with Data Analysis.” Chris discusses how to address FCPA issues faced during mergers & acquisitions, and explains both the how and why data analysis should be part of your
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Excerpt from ““What an Anti-Fraud Professional is Thankful for”

Recently, our friend, and upcoming speaker at the 2013 ACL Connections Customer Conference, Jeremy Clopton from BKD Forensics shared the top five things he is most thankful for, as an anti-fraud professional. No surprise that technology made the list. Here’s an excerpt from Jeremy’s b
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Winning the ACL Impact Award Enhanced My Career

by Byron Enamorado, CPA, CIA, ACDA Winning a 2011 ACL Impact Award was a great honor!  I knew we developed a great ACL script for Westfield,  and that the Shared Services – Accounts Payable Department was very happy with the results, but I never thought that my story would be se
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Tips for Successful Continuous Monitoring – Excerpt from AuditNet Newsletter

ACL’s Christopher Stewart-Smith discusses three fundamental things to consider before embarking on a successful continuous monitoring program in this month’s AuditNet Newsletter. Here is an excerpt of his article. “Amazing as it sounds, I speak to many audit departments who want to ex
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Notes from the field: MIS Audit Directors Symposium

I spoke at an excellent MIS Training Audit Directors Symposium in Boston earlier this week. My topic was the integration of data analytics into the audit and risk processes. My view is that well planned integration, which involves multiple aspects, is typically one of the prime factor
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