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The FCPA Week That Was — Seven Individuals Charged for FCPA Violations

Posted by - November 29, 2017
To all the “nattering nabobs of negativity” concerning FCPA enforcement, the US Justice Department responded with a resounding message – not only is FCPA enforcement here to stay, but individual violators are on DOJ’s radar screen. In an FCPA enforcement week like no other, the Justice Department unveiled a total…
The importance of automating compliance reporting

Reducing Risk Through Compliance Automation (Not to Mention CYA)

Posted by - October 5, 2016
Landmines are everywhere in the compliance industry. And the fact is, many are linked to simple human fallibility. But what if you can take some of the human factor out of your reporting processes? This article discusses some of the ways automation can reduce compliance risk and offers tips for…
Tips to reduce waste and fraud in travel and expense management

6 Vulnerabilities in Travel Expense Management

Posted by - October 3, 2016
Monitoring and auditing travel and expense reports is no walk in the park, particularly at large organizations. The experts at Oversight Systems, which examines trillions of dollars of expense transactions annually, has identified some trends and vulnerabilities. Oversight’s Nathanael L’Heureux addresses some of the most common vulnerabilities in T&E management.
AI has the potential to improve productivity, cost, compliance and risk mitigation

Artificial Intelligence – The New Superpower for Compliance

Posted by - August 31, 2016
Compliance is an afterthought for many organizational procedures and processes. In most cases, audit teams periodically review transactions after the fact to check for compliance. But artificial intelligence technologies enable active compliance that is both highly effective and embedded within the core business processes so as to eliminate the sacrifices…
The key to an effective audit program

Effective Audit Programs Consider Objectives First

Posted by - August 8, 2016
Creating an audit and assurance program is relatively simple. Creating an effective audit and assurance program, however, requires a tailored approach that focuses on four key objectives. These programs are faster, more efficient and more effective in mitigating risk. Rosemary Amato explains how to take your program from perfunctory to…

Key Lessons Emerge from ISACA’s IT Audit Forum in New Orleans

Posted by - May 3, 2016
Forum offered guidance on navigating evolving IT audit landscape New Orleans, LA (May 3, 2016)—Leading authorities on IT audit offered solutions to several of the industry’s most critical challenges at Monday’s IT Audit Director Forum. The forum was part of global IT association ISACA’s North America CACS Conference, which concludes Wednesday in New Orleans. The…

4 Ways Boards Can Strengthen Cybersecurity

Posted by - November 4, 2015
Although well aware of the threat posed by hackers and organized cybercriminals, an alarming number of Boards are not actively challenging management’s cybersecurity efforts. Often, Board members simply don’t know how to proceed. However, there are concrete actions that Directors can take immediately to carry out their governance duties and…

Solve Your Audit and Compliance Woes with IAM

Posted by - October 13, 2015
As important as audit compliance is to the overall health of an organization, satisfying audit requirements can be an overwhelming challenge, requiring a great deal of time and effort. Particularly to emerge unscathed. There are ways, though, to make the audit process much easier. Some automation may be exactly what…

Navigating the Omni Circular – The Ticket to Not-for-Profit Compliance

Posted by - October 9, 2015
Not-for-profit entities may find themselves bogged down in a plethora of audit findings, constantly trying to play catch-up, but unable to move into an improved position. Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of keeping up with regulatory changes? If so, start with the Omni Circular. Mastering this guidance is one…

Auditing at the Speed of Risk!

Posted by - October 22, 2014
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…

5 Steps to Fighting Fraud with Professional Skepticism

Posted by - June 18, 2014
Deterring and detecting fraud within an organization is the responsibility of several groups: financial executives, Boards of Directors, audit committees, internal auditors and external auditors. To avoid complacency, Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., recommends that each of these groups practice…