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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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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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