Free success kit for audit leaders

We’ve distilled some essential resources into a kit that will help audit leaders navigate the process of selecting new technology with total confidence.

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

Live Webinar! Death of the Tickmark, Birth of the Rockstar Internal Auditor

Join us for a 60-minute webinar where Dan Zitting, Chief Product Officer at ACL and former rockstar Internal Auditor, will cover: What it takes to be a rockstar auditor. Next generation audit techniques. Tools that will eliminate your 'tickmark time' and drive real value within your organization Date: January 12, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM PDT | [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

How good is the quality of your internal audit process—really? (And what you need to know about the impact of technology on QAR and QAIP)

John Verver discusses how internal audit teams can drive change and best practices through the guidance of the Institute of Internal Audit’s Quality Assessment Reviews and Quality Assurance and Improvement Program.

By | December 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Is internal audit baking risk into its own process by ignoring analytics?

It’s hard to find a head of audit or an audit manager who doesn’t acknowledge the need for ‘risk-based auditing.’ Thanks to the efforts of the IIA amongst others, it has well and truly hit the mainstream.

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Why is internal audit not addressing the data analytics capability gap?

There seems to be an increasing gap between what internal auditors—and particularly Chief Audit Executives (CAEs)—say is the importance of data analytics to the future of audit and their capabilities to actually put analytics to work. Three major reports this year, from two of the Big Four and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), raise some concerning issues.

By | August 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

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 | Part 2

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 | Part 1

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