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Ensuring compliance with thousands of regulations is a burden for higher education institutions. But a coordinated approach and the right tools can make compliance a lot easier.read more
Many risks happen every day, but are inconsequential. Others are a big deal. With so many controls and so many areas of an organization, it’s only logical that you should look at the ones that can bite you.read more
Don’t know where to start with data analytics for risk assessment? Step by step, here’s a basic framework of how you can begin to apply data analytics to assess risk and controls in your organization.read more
ACL recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct “The Total Economic Impact of ACL” for a Financial Organization. Benefits the bank realized using the ACL Platform include a productivity boost of 50%, a revenue spike through strategic data visualization and much more.read more
Since the emergence of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the use of technology in processes related to risks and controls has truly started to take meaningful shape in many organizations. However, when looking across the risk and control functions in most organizations, technology is still typically used on a departmental or point-solution basis.read more
A well-established enterprise risk management (ERM) program can be crucial to helping an organization achieve its strategic objectives. But, how can organizations implement an ERM program that drives corporate performance?read more
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.read more
Risk management in the financial services industry is evolving. Traditionally, risk was managed by the second line of defense: risk management and compliance functions. But the trend now with banks is to move these responsibilities to the front line, where it all happens.read more
Providing assurance that internal controls are working shouldn’t wait for a costly annual audit. Learn how the City of Lethbridge introduced automated continuous controls monitoring in this on-demand webinar.read more
As data analytics and automation continue to improve, here are four analytics technology drivers that merit close attention as having the biggest opportunity to magnify audit value delivery.read more
The most successful, high-performing organizations have ERM processes that share the following characteristics. Use this checklist to see how your organization measures up.read more
Empowered by an invaluable resource: a means of interrogating all our data (from all our systems) in one place, and the ability to illuminate financial risk and performance, Keith Bailey, director of finance at ACL, shares how he was able to make an immediate impact on the finance department.read more
We continue to be amazed at the amazing things our customers do with ACL technology. There are thousands of GRC teams worldwide rely on ACL to make their day more productive, more valuable and more fun.read more
To ease some of the fear and misperceptions surrounding the mandated move of federal agencies’ IT systems into the cloud, here are the top four ways cloud is, in actuality, more secure than legacy systems.read more
There is not an audit team on Earth that has an adequate number of people to look at all key aspects of risk with a manual approach, and there never will be. Therefore, in the age of the digital enterprise, it is imperative we extend our reach through data and automation.read more
Real-life stories of how rock star auditors are using the power of automation to deliver a perspective that’s much broader and more objective than what anyone else in the organization can provide.read more
Data analytics is an increasingly critical element of conducting fraud risk management. In this blog, Dave Coderre, President of CAATS, looks at the landscape of fraud risk management, including fraud assessment, monitoring, and investigations, and the key elements of these, in light of a number of guiding reports and best practices.read more
If you have an identified analytics skills gap, or don’t have the time or money to invest in training, here are four ways ACL can unlock your analytics greatness.read more
How can you achieve an optimum balance between running a high-performance financial process and efficiently managing the gaps that exist in your ERP-centric controls?read more
Does the word “reporting” give you anxiety? You’re not alone. Many governance, compliance and risk professionals spend hundreds of hours a year producing reports to fit into a specific format or template. And by the time that long, exhaustive process is finished, it’s...read more
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