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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd: The Leading Edge of Internal Audit Transformation

In this profile, Zurich Head of Group Audit Martin Struder summarizes the key drivers of his internal audit team’s transformation success.

Benchmarking Tools

External Financial Information Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

This tool focuses on the key objectives for providing external financial information, the outcome measures associated with each objective, and the activity measures that drive each outcome measure.

Data Integrity Risk Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

This tool contains key performance indicators and questions an organization can use to manage its data integrity process.


Self-Assessment Value Proposition Guide

This tool contains three guides that describe the four common elements needed in all self-assessment meetings and explain how they can be combined to create an effective meeting agenda.

Job Description

Senior Director of Internal Audit Job Description

This job description sample outlines the responsibilities, key selection criteria and general information for the role of the senior director of internal audit.


Internet Usage Policy

This document contains two sample policies that define a company’s guidelines and procedures related to employee use of the internet.

Hot Issue Articles

2021 Offers U.S. Oil and Gas Firms Challenges Laced With Opportunities

Based on the state of the industry at the start of 2021, Protiviti Managing Director Tyler Chase outlines challenges — and opportunities — for oil and gas companies this year and likely well beyond.

Latest Payroll Rescue Aid for Airlines Compounds Compliance Workload

This article unpacks some of the complex requirements facing the airline industry with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, including their potential impacts.

SPACs Spotlight: Filings Trend Meets Fine Print in Latest SEC Statement

In this article, we examine what was buried in the footnotes of the SEC's latest Division of Corporation Finance statement.

May 10, 2021

Featured Premium Content

Manage Base and Variable Compensation: Equity Compensation Risk and Control Matrix (RCM)

This document outlines risks and controls common to the equity compensation aspect of the ‘‘manage base and variable compensation’’ process.

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Creating a Project Schedule and Budget

In this course, you will learn how to develop the project schedule and cost baselines for your project budget, and use them to monitor and measure performance throughout the project. The completed course is worth 0.5 CPE credits.

Featured Links

AICPA Names Four New Accounting Doctoral Scholars

Four practicing CPAs have been selected as recipients of the AICPA's Accounting Doctoral Scholars program scholarships. Source:

CII Proposes Legislation on Diversity Disclosure and Multi-Class Shares

The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) has called for Congress to pass a law seeking to address board diversity disclosures and unequal stock voting rights via SEC-imposed listing standards. Source:

How the 2021 Busy Season Is Different

Some accounting firms prepared for the 2021 busy season by staffing up and offering more flexible work options for employees dealing with family issues during the pandemic. Source:

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Internal Audit

Internal audit was a big trending search topic over the past week. KnowledgeLeader has published over 700 tools and publications related to internal audit, so dive in and explore all of the resources available to you!

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

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