Just as risks are ever changing, so should our plans for managing them be. Internal audit must do away with tired approaches to risk management and adopt more dynamic practices in order to keep up with industry changes. Otherwise, the audit department may find themselves continually playing catch up when it comes to handling the various challenges ...
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There are a number of “tells” indicative of anticompetitive conduct. If you’ve witnessed this behavior firsthand, or if you suspect that it’s going on, an antitrust audit is in order. This underused tool is often eschewed because it’s believed to be costly and disruptive, but the benefits of an antitrust audit in terms of risk avoidance can ...
The Sochi Olympics are a case-study in bureaucratic inefficiency and misuse of state funds despite some real engineering feats.
What changes have you seen in IT audit in the past few years and what changes do you anticipate going forward? The IT audit profession has experienced a significant transition in the last years.
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, fraudulent use of purchase cards, or p-cards, is one of the most commonly occurring types of employee fraud, and a 2013 survey reveals that risk related to internal fraud and abuse is an area of highest concern.
In business, corporate governance is often equated with proxy voting, shareholder rights, and board directors’ oversight duties. But its fundamental purpose is to ensure that an organization is effectively directed and controlled, which is a significant undertaking (to put it mildly).
For auditors and compliance professionals, both the greatest advantage and the greatest threat of the digital world is big data.
Strong boards and audit committees stand at the core of strong organizations.
Many compliance professionals, particularly those operating under the legal department umbrella or oversight, believe that the attorney-client privilege protects all they do. This belief can be mistaken and dangerous. If wrong, potentially damaging information can be made available to legal adversaries, regulators and speculators, creating real damage to the company.