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Benchmarking Report

Top Risks for 2018: Consumer Products and Services Industry Group Results

This report charts and summarizes the top risks stated from executives in the consumer products and services industry in Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018 survey.


Accounts Receivable Letter Contracts Policy

This policy defines the circumstances under which a letter contract can be accepted.


Compliance Overview Questionnaire: Healthcare Dependents

This sample includes a process overview, key risks, expected key controls, and questions to consider for healthcare dependent compliance procedures.

Updated Questionnaire

Process Control Questionnaire: Managing Patient Financial Services

This sample demonstrates one way that an internal auditor can creatively use a simple questionnaire to gain an understanding of the controls around any business process.

Updated Audit Reports

Special Accounts Staffing Process Assessment Report

This report provides findings from a company’s special accounts staffing process assessment.

Pre-Year 1 SOX Roadmap Audit Report

This report summarizes the observations, recommendations, and related remediation prioritization for business and IT processes documented for the purposes of eventual SOX compliance.

Audit Analytics Article

A Fifteen Year Review of Audit Fees

This article charts the percentage of audit versus non-audit fees since 2002, as well as a comparison of audit fees, audit-related fees, and non-audit fees each year.


The Top Global Risks for 2018: Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, Issue 99

This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight provides a context for understanding the most critical uncertainties companies are facing as they move forward into 2018.

Compliance Insights: January 2018

Topics covered in this edition include: DOD Issues Additional Guidance Regarding MLA Amendments; FINRA Guidance Issued on Customer Due Diligence Rule for Broker-Dealers; and more.

February 12, 2018

Regulatory Update

Security Advisory—New Class of Vulnerabilities Introduced to Enterprise Systems: Meltdown and Spectre: Protiviti Flash Report

This Flash Report addresses what an organization should do if it uses the cloud and summarizes the vulnerabilities and what they mean.

Hot Issue Articles

GDPR: Strict New EU Data Privacy Rules Have Global Reach

This article provides an overview of Protiviti’s GDPR webinar and steps companies should be taking now to ensure that they comply with the new law by the May 25, 2018 deadline.

SEC Clarifies Revenue and Lease Deadlines for Private Entities Included in Public Filings

The SEC has opted to clarify some confusion among certain private businesses regarding their specific deadlines for the new FASB standard on revenue recognition and lease accounting.

New KnowledgeLeader Blog Post

What is Transaction Authenticity?

This blog post explains the meaning of transaction authenticity and outlines business risks related to transaction authority.

Featured Links

Truth Is, Fake News Has Always Been a Risk

In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers talks about an unceasing barrage of unsubstantiated and outright phony "news stories". Source:

ISACA Revamps CSX Practitioner Certification To Meet The Needs Of Today’s Cybersecurity Professional

To reflect the wide-ranging demands on today’s cybersecurity practitioner, ISACA announced updates to the CSX Practitioner Certification (CSXP) examination. Source:

Featured RCM

Manage IT Assets RCM

This document outlines risks and controls common to the ""manage IT assets"" process in an RCM format.

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Cost Accounting Module 6: Relevant Costs for Decision-Making

This basic-level online tutorial covers the decision-making process that businesses go through and the costs associated with those decisions.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

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