North American businesses not reporting and acting on fraud, ACL reports

More than 80 per cent of respondents said their organizations had “medium to no” exposure to fraud, despite North American businesses losing $6.3 billion to fraud in 2016. (Canadian Manufacturing, March 7, 2017)

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When it comes to Fraud and Corruption, Organizations Prone to Believe ‘Alternative Facts

ACL polled more than 500 audit, compliance and risk management professionals on their attitudes toward and knowledge of fraud risk and anti-fraud practices. (Yahoo! Finance, March 7, 2017)

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Firms warned against easing bribery controls after U.S. ‘extraction rule’ rollback (Reuters Regulatory Intelligence)

Dan Zitting discusses the rollback of the U.S. extraction rule under the Trump administration, and what the government’s anti-regulation efforts mean for compliance and corruption. (Thomson Reuters, February 22, 2017)

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The Morning Risk Report: Trump’s Signature Weakens U.S. Fight on Corruption

The first public-policy legislation signed into law by President was a rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act, repealing the Securities and Exchange rule requiring oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their foreign payments. (Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2017)

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The Conversation: ACL Services boss Laurie Schultz knows fraud when she sees it

ACL Services president and CEO Laurie Schultz discusses the moose on the table, the Gran Torino in the parkade — and how to catch bad guys with auditing software. (BC Business, February 7, 2017)

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New Industry Research Study Finds ACL’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Management System Achieves ROI of More Than 400 Percent

Using the ACL Platform, an international airport realizes more than US$1.6M in benefits and cost savings over three years. (Yahoo! Finance, January 31, 2017)

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ACL’s Zitting: U.S. ranks lower than other countries for bribery, fraud risk

The United States is ranked 20th in the world for fraud prevention efforts, suffering a 10-point fall in the last two years. Though anti-fraud technologies are developed in the United States, it is now lagging other countries in both public and private sector fraud detection, according to Dan Zitting, Chief Product Officer and anti-fraud expert with ACL and former auditor with Ernst & Young. (GRC & Fraud Software Journal, January 30, 2017)

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How to Motivate Your Employees in the New Year

Every year the post-holiday blues reappear after a month of festive parties, turkey dinners, and eggnog. It can be an uphill climb to keep employees motivated come January, especially as employees reassess their goals and shift careers if they aren’t happy with their current roles. In fact, job search engine Indeed recognized a 42% increase in searches during January of last year. (Techvibes, January 17, 2017)

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U.S. falls in anti-corruption ranking by TRACE; some see risk rising under Trump

The United States fell in a global ranking of the countries considered by businesses to be most free from corruption, according to TRACE International amid concerns over transparency in American institutions. (Thomson Reuters Accelus, December 20, 2016)

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Misleading Metrics?

Non-GAAP metrics help tell the story of a company’s performance. But is their increasing prevalence rendering the official earnings numbers less relevant? (CFO Magazine, December 15, 2016)

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