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Audit Roundtable: How can audit leaders better support business goals and make positive financial impact?

“Six, seven years ago, no one would have lunch with me because I was an auditor. Now, different departments are turning to me for guidance on their projects.” – Governance Risk and Compliance Program Manager ACL just wrapped up a series of “Audit Management Reimagine
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Build a Better Whistle: Incident reporting for audit

Audit and compliance professionals today have an ever increasing mandate to accurately depict critical risks and report on material or damaging issues to the executive suite in a timely manner. In particular, fraud prevention and the monitoring of key regulatory requirements can help
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IIA General Audit Management 2015: A GRC Software Designer’s Perspective

Being surrounded by over 1,200 enthusiastic audit leaders is an inspiring place to be. Seeing how audit profession is striving to grow its influence in their organizations, become agents of change, and make strategic contributions is refreshing to say the least. I attended as many ses
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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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