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Top 10 Tools — Q3 2020

Entity-Level Controls Risk Assessment Questionnaire

The objective of this questionnaire is to assess a number of COSO elements and the related objectives for entity-level controls.


AR and Cash Application Process Flow

This process flow focuses on the AR and cash application process.


Audit Planning Memo

This tool provides three sample planning memos, which serve as a report of an internal audit function’s high-level assessment of the company’s audit planning process.


Internal Audit Risk Assessment Questionnaire

This tool contains three samples that provide questions organizations can use for assessing and improving their internal audit functions.


Accounts Payable RCM

This document outlines risks and controls common to the "accounts payable" process in a risk control matrix (RCM) format.


Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

This tool outlines key objectives for conducting internal audits, the outcome measures associated with each objective, and the activity measures that drive each outcome measure.


Enterprise Risk Management Questionnaire

This questionnaire can be used when analyzing an organization’s enterprise risk management strategy.


Inventory Policy

This tool contains two sample policies that outline guidelines and accounting policies associated with an organization's inventory process.


Data Analytics by Business Process

This tool lists sample data analytics that can be run for common business processes, including procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, human resources, inventory and finance.


Accounts Receivable Aging and Collections Process Flow

This process flow outlines the AR aging and collection process.

October 19, 2020

Top 10 Publications— Q3 2020

A Guide to Business Continuity Management – Top 15 Frequently Asked Questions (July 2020)

Organizations have many questions about business continuity management (BCM), and in response, Protiviti has developed this FAQ guide to help them build and maintain sustainable BCM programs.


Guide to Internal Audit

This booklet is designed to be a resource that internal audit professionals can refer to regularly in their jobs.


Agile Internal Audit: How to Audit at the Speed of Risk

This article describes the core components and supporting elements of an Agile audit, as well as some of the risks and challenges associated with Agile and how to address them.


COVID-19 Impacts on Accounting, Reporting and Internal Controls

This article discusses key accounting and audit impacts and practices finance leaders should consider as they respond to COVID-19 and its consequences.


Zain Group: The Front Lines of Internal Audit Innovation

In this profile, Zain Group Chief Internal Auditor Venkatesh Jandhyala focuses on his team’s strategic transformation initiatives over the years.


2020 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

The 2020 edition of Protiviti's annual SOX report explains some of the changes SOX compliance practices have faced since the global COVID-19 pandemic, including cost, hours and controls.


2020 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

This report contains results from Protiviti’s latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs survey of chief audit executives and internal audit leaders to obtain their views on difficult but necessary transformation.


SOX Risk Assessment in the Time of COVID-19

This article discusses six key considerations a company should take when performing its Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) risk assessment for the fiscal year 2020 in the face of COVID-19.


2020 Trends in Cybersecurity Breach Disclosures

In this article, Audit Analytics analyzes the trends and statistics of public company cybersecurity disclosures over the past 10 years.


The Updated COSO Internal Control Framework

In this booklet, we address various questions regarding the New Framework from COSO, including the reasons why it was updated, what has changed, the process for transitioning to its use, and steps companies should take now.

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