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What Lens Do You Use to Evaluate Your Governance Efforts?

To improve governance practices, it is absolutely vital to consider the different perspectives of the various stakeholders in good governance.

Compliance Week Article

Companies Seek Help, Guidance on New Revenue Standards

The new accounting standard represents an "extreme makeover" for how companies recognize revenue, says Brian Markley, of consulting firm SolomonEdwards.

Taylor & Francis Article

Privacy and Security Part II: It's Personal

The right to privacy must not come at the expense of "the right to know." This article covers the personal side of the issues of privacy versus security.


Unclaimed Property Policy

This policy outlines a set of procedures and timelines for the disposition of unclaimed or uncashed check, wire or ACH payments.


Control Self-Assessment Questionnaire: Fixed Assets

This questionnaire can be used to assess the internal controls in place for an organization’s fixed asset process.

Updated Questionnaire

COSO ERM Diagnostic Questionnaire

This tool can be used to assess the effectiveness of a company’s ERM process.

Updated Work Program

Entity-Level Controls Audit Work Program

The objective of this audit work program is to evaluate the entity-level controls at an organization.

Updated Work Program

Financial Reporting (External) Audit Work Program

The objective of this audit work program is to evaluate the operating effectiveness of internal controls identified in the external financial reporting process.

Featured Topics

Recorded Webinar

Are Third-Party Vendors Putting Your Company at Risk?

If you missed the live event on July 15th, you are able to hear a detailed account of how to apply best practices to identify potentially problematic commercial partners.

Featured Links

U.S. Companies Seek Cyber Experts For Top Jobs, Board Seats

Some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards. Source:

Entity Management: Global Heat Map

Four experts run down the hottest issues in global entity management. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Performing the Physical Inventory

This course covers the process and risks associated with performing the physical inventory.

Knowledgeleader Greatest Hits

Audit Committee Report: Annual Audit Plan

This sample report shows how the internal audit group can present its annual risk assessment and planning process to the audit committee.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

This Week's Poll

Publication: What Lens Do You Use to Evaluate Your Governance Efforts?

Previous Poll Results

Publication: Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 10