A very useful resource for understanding the risks of employee fraud—and how to reduce them

In this post John Verver discusses the ACFE's Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud—noting that employee fraud is still a major problem.

By | June 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Live Webinar! You survey all the time – take advantage of our Questionnaire Templates!

  Did you know that with your ACL Analytics subscription, you already have access to Results Manager? This means you have access to some powerful functionality, including the ability to send out surveys and analyze the results. We recently added a number of questionnaire templates to make surveying even easier. See how teams from [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Leadership is still the missing ingredient

For the past decade, PwC’s annual State of the Internal Audit Profession study has proved to be a reliable barometer of the status of issues impacting auditors globally. In this post, John Verver comments on the theme of executive leadership in internal audit and the critical role of data analysis.

By | June 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The opportunity for a new breed of entrepreneurial auditor

Will databots who will systematically replace knowledge workers in the audit, compliance, and risk management process leave the traditional internal auditor obsolete? In this post, Dan Zitting discusses the opportunity for a new breed of entrepreneurial auditor.

By | May 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Future of “Big Data” Risk Analytics and Obsolescence of the Traditional Internal Auditor

The world of the traditional auditor has changed. In this post, Dan Zitting, chief product officer at ACL, looks at what the future holds for the audit profession and gives insight into the future of "big data" risk analytics.

By | May 2nd, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Data analysis: a very powerful business tool—but what are the risks?

How many auditors—or risk managers—consider the impact of risks that can arise from organizational use of data and analysis? In this post, John Verver discusses the IIA's Audit Executive Center's recently released 2016 North American Pulse of Internal Audit.

By | April 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Payless ShoeSource Steps Up Internal Audit Productivity with ACL GRC

ACL today announced that Payless ShoeSource, the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, has deployed ACL™ GRC to improve the productivity of its internal audit team without increasing headcount.

By | April 5th, 2016|News Releases|0 Comments

The big data opportunity for audit, risk management and compliance

While auditors and those involved in risk management and compliance have their respective roles to play in addressing the risks of big data, many of the concepts of big data also provide great opportunities for transforming the way that audit, risk and compliance professionals perform their work.

By | March 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

3 ways workpapers can work harder for you (and not just be a repository jail)

High-quality audit workpapers are essential. They support clear documentation and communication, provide an audit trail for third-party reviews, and enable risk assurance over material objectives and operational processes. So why do most teams use their workpaper software as a mere repository, almost like a shared drive? Here are three ways to make workpapers harder-working right now.

By | February 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

FREE for the next 48 hours: hundreds of analytic ideas to fuel audit, risk, and compliance

Looking for inspiration for analytic ideas? You’re in luck. ACL Inspirations hosts hundreds of analytic ideas built from decades of experience from ACL initiatives worldwide AND for the next 48 hours, Inspirations access is open for everybody!

By | January 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments