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Vendor Master File Leading Practices

Organizations can use the leading practices outlined in this tool to measure and improve the vendor master process.

Models

Application Performance Management Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

This capability maturity model can be used to measure the maturity of an organization’s application performance management process and to assist its progress from the initial/ad-hoc state toward the optimized state.


Financial Reporting Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

This capability maturity model can be used to measure the maturity of an organization’s financial reporting process and to assist its progress from the initial/ad-hoc state toward the optimized state.

Policy

Password Security Policy

This tool contains four sample policies that establish a company’s guidelines regarding secure and consistent system passwords.

Work Program

Configuration Controls Audit Work Program

In this work program sample, we provide general best-practice steps for the configuration controls audit process.

Benchmarking Reports

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030: Private-Equity Owned Company Results

This report outlines the top risks PE-owned firms need to know moving forward, based on the results of Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2021 and 2030 Survey.


2022 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

The results of our latest Next-Generation Internal Audit Survey reveal that two out of three internal audit functions worldwide have completed or are currently undertaking transformation or innovation initiatives.

May 23, 2022

Newsletter

The Top Risks for 2022: A Global Perspective

This issue of Board Perspectives summarizes eight key takeaways from the 2021 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey and ranks the highest-rated risk themes in order of priority.

Recommended Resources

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Transform the Energy Industry

Protiviti explores how power and utilities companies can use the American Jobs Plan (AJP) to create and compete effectively in a clean energy future. Source: blog.protiviti.com


How Accounting Firms Deal With Hybrid Working

How five accounting firms are tackling the challenges of switching from remote to hybrid working. Source: journalofaccountancy.com


​​How Litigation Funding Can Protect a Small Company’s Cash Flow

Litigation financing helps companies obtain the best possible legal representation and avoid a drain on working capital. Source: cfo.com

Premium Tool of the Week

Prepaid Expenses Policy

This tool contains two sample policies that establish standards and procedures for identifying and recording organizations’ prepaid expenses in the general ledger in compliance with management’s objectives.

KLplus CPE Course Spotlight

Design Thinking for Innovation: Defining Opportunities

In this course, you will learn how to translate data into actionable insights and define opportunities through tools like experience mapping and affinity clustering. The completed course is worth 0.5 CPE credits.

Featured Trending Topic

Audit Planning

Audit planning was a big trending search topic over the past week. We've published over 100 tools and publications related to audit planning on KnowledgeLeader, so dive in and explore all of the resources available to you!

Featured Publication
Masonite International Corporation: Opening Doors to the Possibilities of Resilience

Masonite Vice President and Chief Audit Executive Katie Shellabarger explains how her team’s focus on business resilience contributes to the long-term success of the company.

Upcoming Webinars

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