Mon, Jun 24, 2024


The following tools were published on KnowledgeLeader this week:

Self-Assessment Project Plan

Evaluate your company’s personal performance and development with the internal control self-assessment workflow in this guide. Workflow tasks include facilitating training for assessors and reviewers, sending an email notification that all assessments are open to the CFO, ensuring that process owners complete assessments and save them as drafts, ensuring that the CFO reviews and modifies the assessment, ensuring that the CFO submits the assessment as final, generating an appropriate action plan.

Warranty/Field Services Review Audit Work Program

This sample work program reviews controls to ensure that all service activity—above and beyond what is called for in a warranty contract—is captured, tracked and billed to the customer. Project work steps include: review existing policies and procedures that govern the warranty process, review policies and procedures related to generating and accounting for services revenue, interview key personnel and executive management to obtain an understanding of the overall processes.

Order Management Process Audit Work Program

Review your organization's order management process with the key steps included in this sample audit work program. Work steps include identifying the process flows; identifying performance metrics, computer-assisted auditing steps, process audit steps; and comparing them to known best practices.

Personnel Records Policy

Access our personnel records policy for effective document retention and employee privacy management. The following sample outlines a set of policies and procedures to help preserve the privacy of the company and its employees by maintaining and holding confidential, the records of prospective, current, and past employee’s personnel files and health files.

FP&A Process and Organization Optimization Analysis

Utilize the recommendations and observations in this audit report sample to enhance your financial planning and analysis process. Recommendations include: estimate lift and resource requirements to review S/4 processes, develop and document standardized allocation processes, revise the allocations process to be rooted in the SAP portfolio tool, push the results back into S/4 (via SAC-BI data warehouse).

Chief Risk Officer Job Description

This tool contains three sample job descriptions that outline the responsibilities, key selection criteria and general information for the role of the chief risk officer (CRO). The CRO is responsible for ensuring that the organization is in complete compliance with government regulations and guidelines.


KnowledgeLeader has also published several publications this week.

Protiviti-Oxford Survey: Most Global Execs Have Concerns About Government’s Impact on Business

Read the Protiviti-Oxford University survey findings to learn why executives believe the government will play a big role in determining the extent of their business success over the next decade. In 2024, global business leaders have plenty to worry about, including how government actions may impact their bottom-line business performance

Digital Borders: Russia’s Approach to Runet Regulation

This article provides a comprehensive analysis of Russia’s nuanced approach to internet governance, focusing particularly on its management of the Runet (Russian internet). Through an in-depth exploration, the article examines the intricate strategies and tools employed by the Russian government to regulate online content and control the dissemination of information.

Digital Expert: Metadata and ID Keys to Unlocking E-Government

Dr. Ian Oppermann is co-founder of ServiceGen, a firm that helps global governments achieve digital transformation. He is also an Industry Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is considered an expert on the digital economy. Prior to co-founding ServiceGen, Oppermann was chief data scientist for the New South Wales government. In this VISION by Protiviti interview, Ghislaine Entwisle, Protiviti managing director and leader in the Technology Consulting and Business Performance Improvement practice, interviews Oppermann about e-government, AI, digital ID, the equity gap and more.

Recommended Resources 

This list of recommended resources from the web may be of interest to you. Click each link to learn more. 

  1. SEC Strengthens Requirements for Response to Data Breaches
  2. How CFOs Can Become Strategic Changemakers
  3. Experience as an Accelerator for Digital Transformation