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A Look at the Top 2020 Risks — Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, Issue 123

This issue of Board Perspectives highlights some of the key takeaways from the 2020 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks survey and ranks the top 10 risk themes in order of priority.


Achieving a Robust Data Analytics Program Guide

This document can be used as a guide for improving and measuring an organization’s data analytics program.

Updated Model

Business Continuity Management Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

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

Updated Policies

IT Change Management Policy

This policy establishes guidelines and procedures organizations should use during the IT change management process.

Receiving Policy

This tool contains two sample policies that establish guidelines for the formulation, finalization and maintenance of an organization’s policies and practices.

Updated Work Programs

Procurement and Accounts Payable Audit Work Program

This tool includes three sample work programs that provide key steps for reviewing organizations' procurement and accounts payable process.

Hotel Audit Work Program

This sample audit program provides general steps organizations should take when performing a hotel audit.

Audit Analytics Article

Changes to Auditor Independence Regulations: US vs. UK

This article reviews the anticipated changes proposed by the SEC and revised standards implemented by the Financial Reporting Council related to auditor independence regulations.

February 24, 2020

Hot Issue Articles

OCC Flags Warning Signs of Operational, Credit and Interest Rate Risks

This article takes a look at the current and emerging risks facing finance firms as of last year, based on the OCC recent Semiannual Risk Perspective.

Operational Resilience Supervision Moves into High Gear with Latest Consultation Papers for UK Institutions

This article describes the scope of finance firms’ compliance obligations with operational resilience and provides additional clarity on several key concepts essential to building operational resilience.

Featured Links

New NIST Privacy Framework: A Tailor-made Resource for Internal Audit

This article highlights the new NIST privacy framework, which provides strategies to improve privacy practices, build customer trust and comply to a growing list of privacy regulations. Source:

IT Auditors in the Spotlight

As much as organizations are focusing on cybersecurity and protecting their data, they are still lagging in what they need to accomplish from an IT auditor standpoint. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Transforming the Workplace Using Artificial Intelligence

This course will help you grasp AI's potential so you can transform your business. You'll learn about AI in business. You’ll examine common cognitive technologies that utilize AI, the effects of its applications in the workplace, and what to consider when identifying AI opportunities and benefits for your business. The completed course is worth 0.5 CPE credit.

Featured Premium Content

Staffing and Professional Services Risk Model

This staffing and professional services risk model focuses on risks that are inherent to the organization from the environment, process and information perspectives.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

KnowledgeLeader Blog
KnowledgeLeader Blog

Intelligence Automation: How to Get Started

This week's blog post explains why both robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) are required to achieve any significant degree of end-to-end process automation.   Read More...

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