Malcolm Murray

Malcolm Murray is Research VP and Fellow at Gartner. He works with heads of Audit at Fortune 500 companies to better leverage data analytics, automation and other assurance functions to drive actionable change within their organizations. A Chartered Financial Analyst, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Malcolm holds an M.Sc. in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of International Management from HEC in Paris.

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The traditional approaches to coordinating risk and assurance were once useful, but the environment has changed. Gartner’s Malcolm Murray argues against the continued use of these approaches and for corresponding change. As organizations emerge from the COVID shocks of 2020, it is becoming clear that many organizations have spread themselves too thin and now need to strengthen their resilience ahead of whatever...

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With 2019 planning on the horizon, audit teams are beginning to consider external factors that threaten to disrupt the success of their organization’s key objectives. Gartner’s Malcolm Murray, Rafael Go and Leslee McKnight analyze 11 key risks, connected by four major risk themes, that can help audit teams more effectively identify risks to their organization and their impact on the audit function...

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As Audit teams start thinking about their 2018 plans, being able to identify new trends in emerging risk areas that threaten to disrupt enterprise performance over the next year is critical. This explains 12 risks, connected by four major risk themes, that organizations need to have on their radar and what Audit teams need to do to more effectively identify and communicate...

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The Need for Aligned Assurance Today’s changing risk landscape has put increased pressure on assurance functions to simplify their requirements and to provide the board, senior management and other key stakeholders with a complete risk and assurance picture. To do so requires coordinating on the risk universe, risk terminology and ratings. Malcolm Murray and Rafael Go discuss how, in light of this...

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4 Techniques for Auditors While data analytics in audit has been discussed for more than two decades, most internal audit teams are just beginning to make serious investments to embed analytics in their engagements and processes. Vendors highlight techniques such as predictive and prescriptive analytics; however, it is often unclear what these techniques entail and how they can be applied by audit departments. with co-author Barton Edgerton Data analytics has been discussed by the...

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