PCAOB Shares Insights From Its Discussions With Audit Committee Chairs
This Flash Report highlights key points in a recent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) publication as well as Protiviti’s commentary.
Recorded Webinar: Setting the 2020 Audit Committee Agenda
View this webinar recording to hear Protiviti Managing Directors Jim DeLoach, Paul Sachs and Chris Wright discuss the significant issues that we believe warrant the attention of audit committees at most companies and organizations.
Assessment Questions for Audit Committees to Consider
This tool outlines questions for audit committees to consider during an organization’s self-assessment process.
Project Management Office (PMO) Questionnaire
This tool provides questions to consider when evaluating an organization’s project management office (PMO) functionality and processes.
Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting Compliance Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
This capability maturity model can be used to measure the maturity of an organization’s compliance with internal controls over financial reporting and to assist its progress from the initial/ad-hoc state toward the optimized state.
Six Elements of Infrastructure for Public Company Readiness
This document includes the six elements of infrastructure focused on an organization’s public company readiness process.
Intercompany Accounting Policy
This tool contains two sample policies that outline guidelines and procedures related to an organization’s intercompany transactions process.
Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020: Consumer Products and Services Industry Group Results
This report illustrates the top risks consumer products and services firms should keep in mind throughout 2020, based on the results from Protiviti’s Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2020 Survey.
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Public Company Transformation: Critical Audit Matters Should Matter for Soon-to-Be-Public Companies
This article shares some insight on critical audit matters (CAMs) and what they mean for private companies as part of their public company transformation process.
SOX Compliance: Faster Automation, Fewer Controls and How to Get There
This article reviews what parts of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance can benefit from automation and provides credible recommendations for companies to rationalize/reduce their total number of controls.
Final Reflections on Internal Audit's Decade of Progress
In the past 10 years, many significant events have occurred that have dramatically altered the risk landscape that internal auditors must navigate. This article describes how the decade has reshaped the work of internal audit. Source: theiia.org
Cybersecurity 2020: Welcome to the Digital Cold War
The race to develop strategically important next-generation technology will drive an increase in nation-state-backed attacks. Source: cfo.com
KNOWLEDGELEADER BLOG POST
How to Keep Your Organization’s Policies Up to Date
This week's blog post focuses on tips and tricks to keep your organizations policies up to date.
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Security Governance Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
This capability maturity model can be used to measure the maturity of an organization’s security governance process and to assist its progress from the initial/ad-hoc state toward the optimized state.
FEATURED KLplus CPE TRAINING COURSE
Classifying and Collecting Data
This course covers data types, measurement scales, and data collection methods. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Yellow Belt candidates toward achieving their certification. The completed course is worth 2 CPE credits, by the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize the role of data classification in a Six Sigma project
- Distinguish between examples of qualitative and quantitative data
- Distinguish between examples of continuous and discrete data
- Recognize types of measurement scales
- Identify characteristics of automated data collection
- Identify components of a data collection plan
- Identify principles of data sampling
- Identify best practices for data collection
- Distinguish between influencing factors on the quality of data
- Distinguish between technologies used for data collection
- Identify benefits of using a survey as a data collection tool
- Identify benefits of using interviews for data collection
- Identify characteristics of an effective checklist used for data collection
- Demonstrate your understanding of data classification and collection best practices