Protiviti CPE Webinar: 2019 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey
During this webinar, we will engage in a lively discussion about the findings from this year's Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, with a particular focus on the next generation of internal audit and the overall priorities for internal audit functions, including their top audit plan priorities.
Manage Inventories RCM
This document outlines risks and controls common to the “manage inventories” process in a risk control matrix format.
Finance Process Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
This document provides a model and six elements of infrastructure that can be used to measure an organization’s finance process effectiveness and capability.
UPDATED REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Request for Proposal: Systems Audit Work
This request for proposal (RFP) sample is less formal than most proposal requests and is designed for organizations seeking outsourced systems audit work.
UPDATED WORK PROGRAMS
Employee Benefits Audit Work Program
This audit program can be used by an organization to review its benefits program eligibility and administration and its benefit disbursement authorization.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Audit Work Program
This audit program assists audit teams reviewing compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.
Facilities Management Audit Work Program
The purpose of this work program is to provide the general steps used to perform a facilities management audit.
Making Management Risk Committees Effective – Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight, Issue 112
This issue of Board Perspectives: Risk Oversight expands on six suggestions for forming and operating management risk committees.
The Responsible Technology Firm of the Future: Corporate Social Responsibility Podcast
In this third episode in Protiviti’s podcast series on the Responsible Technology Firm of the Future, Managing Directors Gordon Tucker, Matt Moore and Jim DeLoach discuss how technology firms have ethical, moral and stakeholder-driven obligations to prioritize corporate social responsibility.
HOT ISSUE ARTICLES
Cloud Solutions in Healthcare Should Not Be Shunned, and Here’s Why
Many healthcare organizations resist innovations that could help them adapt more easily to today’s demands by patients and regulators. This article explores some of the reasons this trend persists.
The Responsible Tech Firm Series, Part 3: Preparing for the Regulatory Wave
Protiviti Managing Directors Gordon Tucker and Matthew Moore add to the insights offered in Part Three of Protiviti’s responsible technology series, focusing on how a strong but flexible compliance framework can actually help, rather than hinder a company’s innovation.
KNOWLEDGELEADER BLOG POST
The Most Popular Blog Post of 2018!
This week, we are highlighting the most popular blog post on KnowledgeLeader from 2018! Take a look at our most popular tool that could help you simplify your audit projects.
PCAOB Staff Provides Insight on Critical Audit Matters
As auditors work to implement the most significant changes to the auditor’s report in 70 years, the PCAOB is providing staff guidance based on discussions with practitioners who performed “dry run” simulations using the new reporting standards. Source: journalofaccountancy.com
Chief Audit Execs: Internal Audit Can Do Better
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) surveyed 512 audit managers and directors, including 447 CAEs. Most chief audit executives (CAEs) see significant gaps between existing performance levels and those they wish to attain. Source: cfo.com
FEATURED KLplus CPE TRAINING COURSE
Effectively Directing and Delegating as a Manager
This course provides information on the key proficiencies of setting direction and establishing clear objectives, and goals for your direct reports are explored. The completed course is worth 0.5 CPE credit, and by the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
KNOWLEDGELEADER'S GREATEST HITS
Procurement Internal Controls Audit Work Program
- Sequence the steps in setting the direction and pace of work as a manager
- Identify organizing actions a manager would typically take
- Recognize aspects of communicating for clarity and direction when directing employees
- Identify essential elements of planning to delegate
- Recall strategies for delegating tasks
- Identify examples of ways to follow up after delegating tasks
- Use techniques to give direction and delegate to employees
This audit work program reviews the internal controls in an organization’s procurement process.
CCH TAX AND ACCOUNTING - ACCOUNTING RESEARCH MANAGER UPDATES
Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments
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