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Community Relations Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

This document provides a sample matrix that can be used to measure an organization’s community relations process capability.

Updated RCM

Purchase Materials and Supplies RCM

This document outlines risks and controls common to the “purchasing of materials and supplies” process in a risk control matrix (RCM) format.

Updated Questionnaire

Accounts Payable Activity Questionnaire

This questionnaire analyzes accounts payable activities by assessing the activities conducted over a three-day period.

Updated Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal: External Quality Assessment Review

The purpose of this document is to facilitate the selection of a professional services firm to perform a quality assessment review of a company’s internal audit department.

Benchmarking Report

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019: Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Group Results

The results of Protiviti’s latest Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey suggest that manufacturing and distribution organizations are focusing on more tactical operational areas to ensure that they can prosper over the long term.

Audit Analytics Article

Shutdown Slows Comment Letters, IPOs

The 35-day shutdown affected many aspects of the federal government, but how, exactly, did it impact the everyday duties of the SEC?

KnowledgeLeader Blog Post

Communicating With Shareholders: What You Need to Know

Communicating with shareholders is about capital – the ability to access either equity or debt at the lowest possible cost. This week's blog post provides insight into communication with shareholders and what you should know.

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Combating Corruption: An Introduction to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

This basic course provides an understanding of the history of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulation. It then details the provisions, requirements and penalties of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including accounting and bookkeeping provisions.

February 18, 2019

Hot Issue Articles

GDPR and How It Affects Third-Party/Vendor Handling of Personal and Employee Data

In this article, we offer a transcript of a conversation with Jeff Sanchez, managing director with Protiviti’s Security and Privacy practice, discussing the changes data controllers and processors will need to make to ensure compliance with GDPR.

Poor Culture and Fraud Risk Mismanagement: Survey Hints That the Connection Isn’t Widely Understood

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Scott Moritz explores the inextricable link between culture, fraud and misconduct and explains what happens when organizational leadership doesn’t understand the fraud risks nuanced to their organization.

Protiviti Survey Measures SOX Automation, Costs, Hours and More

Learn more about some of the standout Sarbanes-Oxley compliance trends for 2019 in this article, which summarizes key results from Protiviti’s 2018 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.

Preparing for the Acquisition Your CEO Hasn’t Announced Yet: Three Actions to Take Now

This article provides proven advice that can help a company avoid the detrimental effects of poor acquisition integration, including three steps that CFOs can take right now, before they even hear about an imminent merger or acquisition.

Did You Know?

Ethics Topic

KnowledgeLeader has over 150 pieces of content focused on Ethics. So, what are you waiting for? Come explore our publications and tools!

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@ISACA Volume 3

This edition of ISACA's newsletter covers improving efficiency of security incident response using SOAR, keeping your organization's data private, and protecting digital data privacy. Source:

Wells Fargo Further Empowers Internal Audit

This article explains how "all change is preceded by crisis" and how "only crisis, actual or perceived, produces real change." Source:

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

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