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4 Attributes of a Modern Day Internal Audit Hero

PwC’s recent “2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study” provides a mix of insights—some new, some old. It’s definitely worth a read. Some findings are pretty much the same as in previous year—internal audit still needs to be more aligned with the business around risk fo
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Automating the Repetitive Steps of Manual Policy Certification

This is part 2 of a series about various GRC scenarios for leveraging surveys. Let’s have a look at how surveys can be applied to policy certifications! Companies need a way to document employee certifications of policies for their compliance monitoring program to provide govern
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New Research: Market Guide for Audit Management Software Solutions

Are you looking to gain insight into how audit management software might evolve in the next few years? According to Grant Thornton’s 2014 Chief Audit Executive Survey, “internal audit departments are beginning to speed up the pace of technology adoption. CAEs reported they
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How to add GRC value using (wait for it)… surveys!

Governance, risk, audit and compliance professionals send out surveys in many forms to assess the business. Surveys can be used pre-audit to scope out the audit plan. They can also be used to obtain self-assessment test evidence of key controls to comply with regulations such as Sarba
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Why is enterprise risk management often more talk than action?

Risk management is a topic that has become increasingly pervasive in the past five years. Just look at the number of sessions at audit conferences that address risk management in some form or another. Or Google “Risk Management Conferences” and you will get some idea of how big this a
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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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Is your audit plan aligned with strategic business risks?

“For the majority of respondents, strategic business risks consistently receive less coverage than competing risk areas.” –IIA Pulse of the Profession It’s been a year since the IIA’s Pulse of the Profession report revealed that only 4% of audit coverage was be
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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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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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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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