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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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Internal Auditor magazine features John Verver on “Mentoring That Matters” & names Dan Zitting among top 20 emerging internal audit leaders

Not only is John Verver interviewed for a story on mentorship in this month’s Internal Auditor magazine, but Dan Zitting is also featured as part of the cover story on 20 emerging leaders in the internal audit profession! First, here’s John on mentoring in an article on best practices
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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Chooses ACL GRC for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Internal Audit, and Enterprise Risk Management

VANCOUVER, BC, February 12, 2014 – ACL today announced that it continues to expand its global customer base by providing Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, with its full ACL™ GRC solution to manage enterprise risk and regula
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Advanced Disposal Selects ACL™ GRC to Strengthen SOX Compliance and Enhance Global Risk Management Capabilities

VANCOUVER, September 4, 2013 – ACL today announced that Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has chosen ACL™ GRC to meet its expanded internal audit team’s risk management, governance, and global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance needs. Advanced Disposa
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Spreadsheets: An inappropriate tool for audit and assurance professionals

According to Forbes, Microsoft’s Excel Might Be The Most Dangerous Software On The Planet. At last!  I no longer feel so all alone. Truth be told, I’m not alone and lots of others have been saying the same thing about spreadsheets for years – I say spreadsheets because I d
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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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Improve your audit execution: an ACL customer spotlight

A little while back I had the opportunity to talk with Todd Hoffine, who is a Partner at AcquantUS, LLC, and Former Director, Corporate Audit Department, Global Operations at The Coca-Cola Company. Todd has some amazing audit credentials, having worked in world-class External and Inte
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Changing Trends in Risk Management: How ACL Customers are transforming Audit and Risk

With a new year comes time for reflection. Look back on past trends and identify what’s to come in the year ahead. Currently, we are seeing a transition of the types of risk being reviewed—from financial to operational. When people think of Risk Management, they most commonly associat
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Providing Assurance for your Public Pension Plan

We recently ran a webinar entitled Public Pension Plan Assurance: Sustainability, Modernization and Control.  This webinar talked about some of the more challenging aspects of running modern government pension programs, where technology is playing an even greater role in pension admin
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From Analytics to Workpapers

The other week I was lucky enough to talk with Rita Cochell, the Director of Internal Audit & SOX compliance at Logitech. Logitech is a really interesting company focused on innovation and quality. In their words, they design computer peripherals “to help people enjoy a better exp
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