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Compensation Expense Policy

This policy establishes guidelines and procedures for calculating compensation expenses for the employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) using the Black-Scholes model.

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Privacy Program Leading Practices

This tool features several leading practices to consider when establishing a privacy program.


Disclosure Committee Charter: Sample 2

This sample charter can be used to ensure that disclosures made to an organization’s security holders or the investment community are accurate and complete and fairly present the financial condition.

Audit Report

Close-the-Books, Finance, IT and Human Resources Review Report

This sample audit report can be used for evaluating the financial close and payroll processes with respect to use of the PeopleSoft enterprise system.

Updated Methodology

Business Continuity Management Methodology

This tool highlights seven phases of the business continuity management methodology, describing its benefits and the Protiviti approach.

Benchmarking Report

The CFO and Finance Organization: Five Trends for Boards to Watch

This article provides five finance trends and related actions for CFOs to consider, based on key takeaways from Protiviti’s 2019 global finance survey.


The Purpose of the Corporation and the Future of Work

This issue of The Bulletin focuses on addressing the corporation’s role in shaping the future of work.

Audit Analytics Article

Importance of Critical Audit Matters (CAMs) for Investors

In this article, Audit Analytics explains some of the ways CAMs, as disclosures of items related to important aspects of a company’s financial statements, will make it easier for investors to understand the whole picture.

November 11, 2019

Hot Issue Article

The New Tech Balance: Innovation, Talent and Responsibility

This article outlines three necessary pillars of tech balance that can help tech companies thrive today and in the future.

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Practice Guide: Unique Aspects of Internal Auditing in the Public Sector

The IIA released a new practice guide titled "Unique Aspects of Internal Auditing in the Public Sector." This guide helps CAEs and internal auditors with planning and performing internal audit engagements while properly managing the opposing forces of political pressures and ethical principles. Source:

Is Your Organization Supporting Paths to Develop Women as Leaders?

This article describes indicators of an organization’s commitment to creating an inclusive culture and providing equal opportunities to men and women for advancement and recognition. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Connecting with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across an existing network infrastructure. This course will cover the basics of IoT, and its application and value to customers, organizations, and everyday life. The completed course is worth 0.5 CPE credit.

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Budgeting Process Audit Work Program

The purpose of this sample audit program is to evaluate the overall process for planning and completing budgeting, to determine the effectiveness of compliance with corporate policies and procedures, and to ensure that the budget process is operating as planned.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

KnowledgeLeader Blog
KnowledgeLeader Blog

Traditional Risk Assessment Approaches Have Limited Value

Developing risk maps, heat maps and risk rankings based on subjective assessments of the severity of impact of potential future events and their likelihood of occurrence is common practice. This week's blog post focuses on traditional risk assessment and how it has evolved.   Read More...

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