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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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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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ACDAs in AHIA’s New Perspectives

ACL Certified Data Analysts (ACDAs) are taking over the world! An article in the AHIA’s New Perspectives magazine features two ACDAs on how they are using data analytics in healthcare auditing. Scot Murphy and Thomas Stec at CHAN HEALTHCARE share how they are using data analysis
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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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“SE16 is a hog and your IT folks will scream if you use it”- An excerpt from our social media community

Social media discussions often get more interesting when ACL’s Andrew Monroe steps in. (The title of this blog should be some indication of Andrew’s way with words.) A question was recently posted in the ACL LinkedIn Group  on performing analytics with SAP data. Andrew had plent
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Analogies, Metaphors and Imagery

Over the years I have heard of many different analogies or imagery to describe ACL and audit analytic use and what distinguishes it from generic analytic technologies. “It lets you find the needle in a haystack”, for example, is a longstanding saying. One that has also bee
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Top 25 Tests for Every Organization: Test 8, T&E Split Transactions

As the new analytic superhero dawns on the city, evil super-villains undoubtedly scatter, hiding in the shadow of their lairs, brooding over their next move. Perhaps they’ve been preparing for this moment for years, organizing their minions and creating their own dark protocols
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Where do Internal Auditors Come From?

The answer to this question – at least in part – is The University of Texas at Dallas. The UT Dallas internal audit program – which is part of the Jindal School of Management – has been endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Center for Internal Aud
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Help your Internal Audit Department Safeguard your Organization: Increase use of Data Analytics

According to a new survey conducted by Deloitte UK, 47% of respondents said that the increased use of data analytics would most help IA providing assurance over the risk of fraud.  Who am I to argue about that!  You can find the survey report here. It’s a good read. This is a very int
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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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