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KnowledgeLeader Content Update: Monday, July 8, 2019
July 8, 2019
KnowledgeLeader Content Update
New and featured materials this week
Artificial Intelligence: Can Humans Drive Ethical AI?
As AI-enabled technologies become an ingrained part of our everyday business world, it is important to step back and look at the societal and moral implications.
IT Management Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
This capability maturity model can be used to measure the maturity of an organization’s IT management process and to assist its progress from the initial/ad-hoc state toward the optimized state.
UPDATED AUDIT REPORTS
Quality Assurance Review Implementation Report
This sample report can be used to present recommendations and action plans to management upon completion of a quality assurance review (QAR).
Stock Option Measurement and Grant Date Review Report
This sample audit report outlines the results of an internal audit review of a company’s stock option granting activities and process.
Internal Audit Activity Report: External Quality Assessment
This audit report sample focuses on the external quality assessment review (QAR) conducted for a company’s internal audit activity.
Inventory Management Process Controls Questionnaire
This sample questionnaire includes a list of items to consider when reviewing an organization’s inventory management process controls.
Treasury Process Controls Questionnaire
This sample questionnaire includes a list of items to consider when reviewing an organization’s treasury process controls.
General Accounting Questionnaire: Finance Process Improvement Project Plan
This sample questionnaire can be used to track details associated with improving the general accounting process. Data tracked in this questionnaire includes activities, effort by level (measured in hours) and milestones.
AUDIT ANALYTICS ARTICLE
SEC Comment Letters: An Eight-Year Trend
In this article, Audit Analytics examines standout trends from the last eight years of SEC comment letters.
HOT ISSUE ARTICLES
Energy and Utilities Firms Need to Prepare for a Digital Future
Protiviti Managing Directors Tyler Chase and Evan Campbell offer advice on how to recognize and take stock of the powerful underlying forces that are transforming the energy and utilities industry.
Sustainable Supply Chains – Desired and Required
In this article, Protiviti’s Bernie Donachie and Bob Hirth give their insights on what exactly makes a company sustainable and how companies can make supply chain environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues part of their strategic goals.
Writing an Impactful Audit Report: Six Tips on Being More Persuasive
This article shares six recommendations that can help ensure your audit reports are effective. They will change minds and create a call-to-action that gets results. Source:
How Small and Medium Businesses Can Leverage Cybersecurity for Client Value: Six Ways to Get Started
This article describes how small and medium businesses (SMBs) can leverage cybersecurity for client value and addresses six ways to get started. Source:
CPE TRAINING COURSE
Introduction to Information Technology (IT) Audit
The objective of this course is to provide internal auditors with a basic understanding of the IT environment and the associated risks. The completed course is worth 1 CPE credit, and by the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
Identify characteristics of the IT environment
Identify the most common IT risks
Distinguish general IT controls from application controls
Identify the components of the COBIT framework
Identify characteristics of an integrated IT/process audit
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