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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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Changing expectations: Is it time for a makeover in Internal Audit?

There is a lot of talk about change and internal audit “earning a seat at the executive table.” But how much have fundamental audit processes really changed? Forbes Insights recently published an interesting report on how key stakeholders viewed the external audit of finan
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Australia Post’s internal audit team making big business impact

“The team has embedded analytics into the audit processes, delivering more effective control assurance and quantification of commercial insights.” Congratulations to the Internal Audit team at Australia Post, winners of the ACL Impact Award for Business Impact this year! T
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Are spreadsheets and shared drives hurting your audit management processes?

How do you organize your workday? If you relate to the majority of audit teams, your daily reality involves spending too much time building spreadsheets and working in silos instead of focusing on your organization’s key objectives and risks. We polled attendees of our recent &#
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Audit Management MY Way Webinars: Europe and Asia Sessions

Our popular “Audit Management MY Way” webinar series is back! This time, we’ll be discussing how to get out of spreadsheets, save time and easily demonstrate greater strategic value in your organization. Our presenter, Dan Zitting is dedicated to the advancement of p
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How one government organization is protecting tax dollars by using data analytics to improve their travel card program

When you hear the words “auditing” and “government,” do you also think of “cutting edge”? Well, Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is a great example of a progressive public sector audit group who is just that. This forward-thinking National
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External Audit and Data Analytics: Lessons for Internal Audit Leaders and Risk Managers

External auditors were among the very first auditors to embrace data analysis as an important technology component of the audit process. I suspect I should not admit it, but I began to specialize in this area, within what was then one of the Big Ten, more than 30 years ago. During the
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ACL’s new solution for addressing SAP data access challenges

Have you heard the news? ACL has a new ACL™ Audit and Financial Control Solution for SAP ERP and CRM, as well as an updated ACL™ Direct Link tool to solve SAP data access challenges. We’re not the only ones who are excited! Here’s what one customer has to say: “This releas
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What Makes a Great Internal Audit Leader?

The honorees of this year’s IIA Emerging Leaders know a thing or two about what makes a great internal audit leader. Here is some advice from ACL’s Dan Zitting and two other honorees who are making a difference in their organizations and helping shape the future of the int
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