About John Verver

John Verver, CPA CA, CISA, CMC is an acknowledged thought leader, writer and speaker on the application of data analysis technology in audit, fraud detection, risk management and compliance. He is recognized internationally as a leading innovator in continuous controls monitoring and continuous auditing and as a contributor to professional publications. He is currently an advisor to ACL, where he has also held vice president responsibilities for product strategy, as well as ACL’s professional services organization. Previously, John was a principal with Deloitte in Canada.

Is it time to rethink your IT risk management and compliance approaches?

John Verver discusses how to take a smarter approach to IT risk management and compliance by replacing outdated and ineffective processes.

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How analytics give governments greater oversight of risks and controls in P2P processes

Dealing with risks and controls in procurement processes that involve a variety of vendors is challenging and complex. Find out how data analysis can test transactions against a broad range of risk, compliance and control issues and make the process easier.

By | October 12th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Move beyond a compartmentalized “silo” view of risks

Risk areas viewed in isolation can easily escalate into major problems. A coordinated risk management process enables earlier recognition of potential risks and can reduce the impact of negative outcomes.

By | September 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Robotic process automation: An opportunity for auditors and financial control specialists

Robotic process automation (RPA) is not a new thing, but has experienced recent renewed interest, particularly in audit and financial control management. Don’t get left behind—discover the many advantages and opportunities RPA offers.

By | September 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Remove problems in your purchase-to-pay cycle

Intentional and unintentional purchase-to-payment fraud can be incredibly costly to governments. Learn how to reduce the likelihood of these risks occurring.

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How technology is transforming supply chain risk management

Supply chain risk management is incredibly complex and risk failures have enormous impacts on the supply chain. But technology is transforming and simplifying the entire supply chain risk management process.

By | August 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How do you know if your risk management and control measures are effective?

The reality is that no control is perfect or foolproof, which means that you need to rely on your data to ensure that you are meeting your risk management requirements. Examine the tests that help you ensure your risk control measures are working.

By | August 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How to “do ERM” and actually achieve results

There is universal agreement that risk management silos are a problem and that home-grown, spreadsheet-based systems are cumbersome, resource-intensive and, often, simply not up to the job. The objective now is to shift organizational attitudes towards risk management and take an enterprise-wide, integrated approach in which the downside of risk is intelligently balanced against the upside.

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The role of the Chief Audit Executive in driving data analytics use

In this post, John Verver shares his insights from a recent Protiviti report and discusses the increasingly important role of the chief audit executive in driving strategic impact through the use of data analytics.

By | May 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

GRC professionals and spreadsheets … time for a “new car”?

There are plenty of reasons why many GRC professionals still use spreadsheets, often along with MS Word Docs and SharePoint, to run their risk management and compliance processes. The problem is that the reasons are usually not very good ones.

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments