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COSO 2013: What Have We Learned? Board Perspectives, Risk Oversight: Issue 76

Since the updated COSO Framework was released, there are several important lessons the market has learned, a few of which we consider in this article.

Hot Issue

Watch What You Say: Auditing Cybersecurity Disclosures

Questions about disclosures have been raised recently, driven by an SEC guidance published in October 2011.


The Dollars and Sense of Procurement’s Real Value

This white paper focuses on the value-driving practices that procurement departments should consider deploying.

Performer Profile

Internal Audit at Bayer AG: Enhancing the Role, Rewriting Reports, Developing Career Paths and Introducing Performance Management

Dr. Rainer Schwarz, head of corporate audit at Bayer, discusses bolstering the partnership between audit and its numerous stakeholders.

Auerbach Article

Seven Ways to Keep Stakeholders Close in a Virtual World

This article offers a few tips for engaging stakeholders virtually, for projects that really matter.

Work Program

Firewall Audit Work Program

This audit program focuses on configuration security, change management, network monitoring and intrusion detection, and vulnerability assessment.


Accounts Payable System Functional Requirements Diagnostic

This questionnaire helps an organization rate the priority of accounts payable system functional requirements.

Updated Questionnaire

Setting the Audit Committee Agenda Questionnaire

This questionnaire focuses on preparing organizations for change and managing risk by properly setting the audit committee agenda.

February 8, 2016

Updated Memo

Audit Planning Memo

This audit planning memo is divided into three sections: administration and job set-up, risk assessment, and approach.

Updated Policy

IT Data Management Policy: Sample 2

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the critical data stored in applications and on servers is frequently backed up, stored and secured offsite.

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The Global Risks Report 2016

The Global Risks Report 2016 draws attention to ways that global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade. Source:

Proposed Internal Audit Standards Changes Unveiled

The IIA announced proposed changes to its Standards, including a 90-day exposure period for public comment. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Using the COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

The SEC has ruled that the criteria on which management’s evaluation of internal controls is based must be derived from a recognized control framework.

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CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

Featured Publication

A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices