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Key Learnings from ACL’s FCPA Roundtables

Did you know…? 37% of companies experienced economic crime in the last 24 months Companies that experienced bribery and corruption often reported losses of over US $5M Over 25% of respondents were asked to pay a bribe 29% reported they lost an opportunity to a competitor they be
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Continuous Monitoring: No longer a tool for just audit and compliance professionals

Today’s posting comes from Constantine Gart, a Product Marketing Associate with ACL, who is currently overseeing the upcoming launch of version 4 of ACL’s Analytics Exchange. Leveraging continuous monitoring technology to improve day-to-day productivity is a practice no longer limited
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The importance of integrating analytics into audit and risk management processes

A few weeks ago I participated in the 26th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium at Rutgers Business School. I think it was about the 12th occasion at which I have presented at the Symposium. Initially, WCARS was heavily oriented towards academic research and technical pap
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Part Two: Tales from the Road – 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium

This Part Two of a series.  To read Part One, click here. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey. This being my first WCARS, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would this be
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Part One: Tales from the Road – 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium

This week I had the pleasure of attending the 26th World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey.  In attendance were a conglomerate of Who’s-who from the internal and external audit professions, technology-providers and acade
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Improving your Tone at the Top contributes to a Culture of Compliance

The headline reads, “HSBC Settles $1.9bn For Aiding Drug Lords, Terrorists And Rogue States.” This is the largest fine levied to date by the US department of justice. The investigation itself took more than a decade to complete, so looking at the way HSBC handles its anti-money launde
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Avoiding FCPA Violations with Data Analysis – Excerpt from Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Magazine recently published an article by ACL’s Chris Stewart-Smith “Avoiding FCPA Violations with Data Analysis.” Chris discusses how to address FCPA issues faced during mergers & acquisitions, and explains both the how and why data analysis should be part of your
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Winning the ACL Impact Award Enhanced My Career

by Byron Enamorado, CPA, CIA, ACDA Winning a 2011 ACL Impact Award was a great honor!  I knew we developed a great ACL script for Westfield,  and that the Shared Services – Accounts Payable Department was very happy with the results, but I never thought that my story would be se
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Tips for Successful Continuous Monitoring – Excerpt from AuditNet Newsletter

ACL’s Christopher Stewart-Smith discusses three fundamental things to consider before embarking on a successful continuous monitoring program in this month’s AuditNet Newsletter. Here is an excerpt of his article. “Amazing as it sounds, I speak to many audit departments who want to ex
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Excerpt from “Internal Auditor” August Issue: The Human Side of Analytics

An excerpt from the current issue of Internal Auditor by ACL’s John Verver. “Surveys of the internal audit profession repeatedly have ranked increased use of technology — specifically that for audit analytics, continuous auditing, continuous monitoring, and fraud detection
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