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Protiviti Booklet

Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 17

The new edition of Internal Auditing Around the World addresses how internal audit functions have become more adaptable and resilient amid unprecedented disruption.

Updated Questionnaires

Preliminary Controls Self-Assessment Questionnaire

This document includes eleven sample questionnaires that internal audit can use to evaluate management's view of the organization’s internal control environment.

Tax Compliance Process Internal Control Questionnaire

This sample questionnaire can be used to assess the internal controls related to a company’s tax compliance process.

Work Programs

Firewall Audit Work Program

This tool contains three sample work programs that provide general steps organizations can use for conducting a firewall audit.

System Pre-Implementation Audit Work Program

This tool contains three sample work programs that highlight general steps organizations should follow when executing a pre-implementation review audit.

Audit Analytics Article

Academic Spotlight: Auditor Ratification’s Impact on Audit Quality

In this article, Audit Analytics examines a frequency distribution analysis of percentage votes against auditor ratification.

Hot Issue Articles

Business Continuity Programs: Beware of Complacency

Protiviti Managing Director Matthew Watson outlines the looming danger of post-COVID complacency.

Managing Connected Devices in Today’s Evolving Business Environment

A look at how a managed service approach, developed in conjunction with IT, can be used to maintain an entire device life cycle.

July 26, 2021

Premium Tool of the Week

Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting Compliance Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

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

KLplus CPE Course Spotlight

Internal Audit Follow-Up

During this module, we will describe the follow-up process in internal auditing. The completed course is worth 0.5 CPE credits and by the end of the course.

Recommended Resources

Four Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Supply Chain Leaders

CFOs must challenge supply chain and transportation leaders to help build stronger, more resilient transportation networks. Source:

Investor Groups Probing Issuers on Racial Equity Messaging This Proxy Season

Learn how some investors are pressing U.S. companies to take racial equity issues seriously – and the responses they are getting. Source:

2021 IIA International Conference Brings Together Global Thought Leaders on Top Issues Affecting Internal Audit

Navigating a transformational era of ever-evolving risks, new technologies and other challenges is the focus of the 79th annual IIA International Conference. Source:

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CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

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