Upcoming Webinar: Competing in the Cognitive Age
Join Protiviti's Global Head of Technology Ron Lefferts; Senior Managing Director of Advanced Analytics, Shaheen Dil; and Managing Director of AI and Machine Learning, Madhumita Bhattacharyya for a live discussion of the results of the recent global AI survey from Protiviti and ESI ThoughtLab.
2018 Global AI and ML Survey
This report paints a picture of how artificial intelligence and machine learning will dramatically change the face of business in the near future.
METHODOLOGIES AND MODELS
Capital Project Management Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
This document provides a model that can be used to measure an organization’s capital project management capability.
UPDATED AUDIT REPORTS
Disbursements Review Audit Report
This sample audit report provides a review of the key processes related to disbursement, including accounts payable, expense accounting and procurement cards.
Sarbanes-Oxley Project Update Audit Report
This audit report sample covers an organization's Sarbanes-Oxley project updates, including the status of the documentation process, testing results, and opportunities for process improvements.
UPDATED CHECKLISTS AND QUESTIONNAIRES
Acquisition Closing Checklist
The purpose of this checklist is to document the activities performed as part of an organization's acquisitions/new business development process.
Accounts Receivable Internal Control Questionnaire
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.
UPDATED REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Request for Proposal: Financial Institution Quality Assessment Review
This sample request for proposal (RFP) is designed for a financial institution seeking a service provider to conduct an evaluation of its internal audit approach and coverage of its regulated subsidiaries.
HOT ISSUE ARTICLES
2018 Finance Trends: Security, Privacy and Governance of Finance Data Are Top Concerns, for Good Reason
Protiviti Managing Directors Ken Thomas and Scott Laliberte discuss the results of Protiviti’s most recent Finance Trends Survey Report and offer recommendations that finance functions can apply throughout 2019.
GDPR: Here’s What’s Happened So Far
This article provides a breakdown of some of the most notable GDPR-related developments and lawsuits that have unfolded since the regulation became enforceable last year.
Setting the 2019 Audit Committee Agenda: A Closer Look
In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Jim DeLoach takes a closer look at the agenda items that Protiviti has identified for audit committees to consider in 2019.
Finding Value in Revenue Recognition Implementation
This article explains how companies are gaining valuable data and process improvements due to implementation of the new revenue recognition standard. Source: journalofaccountancy.com
5G and AI: A Potentially Potent Combination
This article explains how 5G stands at the crossroads of speed that will change the processing capabilities for AI and will narrow the gap between processing in the cloud and processing on devices. Source: isaca.org
KNOWLEDGELEADER BLOG POST
What Is Intellectual Property and What Are the Risks?
Intellectual property includes certain related fields of law, such as trade secrets and the right of publicity. This week's blog post provides insight into intellectual property and the associated inherent risks.
KNOWLEDGELEADER'S GREATEST HITS
Internal Controls Checklist
This sample internal controls checklist provides a list of items to consider when assessing internal controls for common business processes.
FEATURED KLplus CPE TRAINING COURSE
Cost Accounting Module 1: Cost Terms, Concepts and Classifications
This basic-level online tutorial is designed to provide you with a working knowledge of the terms and concepts you will need for the more advanced topics covered in later modules. The completed course is worth 1 CPE credit, and by the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
CCH TAX AND ACCOUNTING - ACCOUNTING RESEARCH MANAGER UPDATES
Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments
- Identify fundamental cost accounting terms, concepts and classifications and their elements
- Identify ways that inventory flows through financial statements
- Identify characteristics of fixed and variable costs
TOP 5 PAGES ON KNOWLEDGELEADER
- Public Offerings – SEC Proposes to Expand “Test-the-Waters” Modernization Reform to All Issuers
- Regulation S-K – SEC Staff Updates Regulation S-K Interpretation
- Checklist – New Edition of Personal Financial Statement Checklist Published
- Convertible Debt – FASB Discusses Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity
These were the most popular items on KnowledgeLeader last week:
- Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Purchase Materials and Supplies RCM
- Accounts Payable RCM
- Accounts Payable Activity Questionnaire
- Inventory Policy