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The Future Auditor: The Chief Audit Executive’s Endgame – The Bulletin, Volume 5, Issue 6

This issue of The Bulletin provides observations regarding Protiviti's view of the future auditor and its implications to internal audit’s value proposition.


How Risk Appetite Should Impact Behavior – Board Perspectives, Issue 54

Issue 54 of Board Perspectives addresses how a risk appetite statement should be used to influence an organization’s actions and decision-making.

Performer Profile

Focus on Collaboration at Visa Inc. Helps Internal Audit Team Stay on the Front Lines of Assessing Risk

George Dooley, chief audit executive at Visa, discusses why collaboration is important to the strategic objectives of internal audit.

Regulatory Update

New PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire – What Has Changed?

On March 10, 2014, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released new PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs).

Auerbach Article

A Guide to Sizing and Estimating Projects

Stakeholders involved with the development of software are frequently challenged to provide early and accurate software project estimates.

Audit Report

IS Resource Management Internal Audit Review Report

This sample report focuses on how a company prioritizes information systems (IS) projects and manages IS resources.


IPO Key Considerations for Investors

This 11-page guide covers key considerations for initial public offering (IPO) investors.


Mergers and Acquisitions Best Practices

This 16-page guide outlines best practices across the M&A lifecycle stages and includes descriptions of current M&A trends and M&A drivers in the technology sector.

Updated Charter

Project Management Charter Template

This template provides example sections to include when creating a project charter, including critical milestones and estimated costs.

Featured Topics

Featured Event

Protiviti Webinar: Top Internal Audit Needs for 2014

Join us for a complimentary CPE webinar on April 17, to discuss a number of notable trends and priorities that are shaping the internal audit landscape this year.

Featured Links

Internal Auditor Recognizes 20 "Emerging Leaders"

Internal Auditor magazine, published by the IIA, has selected 20 “Emerging Leaders” making a difference in the internal audit profession. Source:

EU Audit Firm Rotation Clears Another Hurdle

This article discusses the draft of the proposed new audit regulations approved by the European Parliament. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Cost Accounting Module 5: Flexible Budgets and Overhead Analysis

This basic-level online tutorial covers flexible budgets and overhead analysis and how they are used by management to control operations.

Knowledgeleader Greatest Hits

IT General Controls Design Assessment – Work Program

This work program evaluates the design of the IT general control environment, including infrastructure, applications, policies and procedures.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

This Week's Poll

Article: Focus on Collaboration at Visa Inc. Helps Internal Audit Team Stay on the Front Lines of Assessing Risk

Previous Poll Results

Article: Auditing to Spot Fraud, From Start to End