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Protiviti CPE Webinar: Using the Power of Process Mining to Deliver Next-Generation Internal Audit

During this webinar, experts will demonstrate how process mining tools enable greater efficiency, effectiveness, and insight and deliver fundamental changes to how internal audit activities are performed.

Benchmarking Tool

Incentive Compensation Leading Practices

This tool features a number of leading practices to assist with process improvement.


Fixed Asset Management Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

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

Updated Audit Report

Contract Terms and Conditions Audit Report

This sample audit report provides internal audit's analysis of the terms and conditions of two construction project contracts.

Updated Work Program

Order Entry/Customer Service Audit Work Program

The purpose of this work program is to provide the general steps used to perform an order entry/customer service audit.

Updated Questionnaires

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.

Internal Audit Qualitative Diagnostic Questionnaire

This sample questionnaire can be used by an external or internal quality assurance review (QAR) team to benchmark the internal audit department against best practices.

Entity-Level Controls Information and Communication Questionnaire

This questionnaire template provides a number of COSO elements and their related control objectives for entity-level controls.

Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302 Diagnostic Survey

This tool helps an organization assess how well it complies with various Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302 activities.

PMO Change Control Form

This change control form can be used to document the process of submitting system development requests to a project management office (PMO).

May 20, 2019

Regulatory Update

PCAOB Issues Staff Preview of 2018 Inspection Observations

In this Flash Report, we highlight some of the most notable areas the PCAOB underscored in its recent inspection observations brief.

Audit Analytics Article

Slow Adoption Progress of ASC 842 – Leases

In this article, Audit Analytics examines why the FASB issued a new lease accounting standard (ASC 842) in February 2016 and how companies are planning to implement it moving forward.

Hot Issue Articles

Finance Transformation: Change Management and Overcoming Resistance

Protiviti’s Ken Thomas and Kathie Topel explain how organizations can leverage effective people management during transformation to look beyond the moment and toward a defined ideal future state.

From Spreadsheet-Driven Madness to Reporting That Excels

This article describes some of the hazards that are inherent to spreadsheets and spreadsheet reporting and offers guidance on how to get them under control.

Planning to Go Public in 2019? How to Get and Stay IPO-Ready Through the Government Shutdowns and Other Market Conditions

If your organization is considering a public offering in 2019, review this article to learn fundamental things to do now to make sure you are ready to strike when the opportunity is optimal.

KnowledgeLeader Blog Post

What is the Internet of Things?

This week's blog post discusses key components of the Internet of Things (IoT), opportunities that IoT presents for businesses, as well as potential risks.

Featured Links

Understanding and Implementing a Culture of Cybersecurity

This article offers insights on understanding, improving and implementing cybersecurity culture. Source:

To Be Good Leaders, Internal Auditors Must Also Follow

Internal auditors often find themselves looking more and more to others for advice and insight. To be effective leaders, they must also follow. Source:

Did You Know?

Segregation of Duties Topic

KnowledgeLeader has over 60 pieces of content focused on Segregation of Duties. So, what are you waiting for? Come explore our publications and tools!

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

IIA Standards and the Audit Committee

This course provides and overview of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Audit Committee's role.

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