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What is the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework?—Updated!*

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

In 2013, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) issued a comprehensive update to its original 1992 Internal Control - Integrated Framework. This COSO framework is the de facto framework used by more than 99 percent of the organizations required to comply with Section 404 - Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) requirement of the Sarbanes-Oxley Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act (SOX).

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Tags: enterprise risk management, COSO Framework

How to Define Risk Management Goals and Objectives in Your Organization

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Risk oversight and risk management are high priorities on the agenda of most organizations. Here are popular KnowledgeLeader tools that focus on risk management: 

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Tags: enterprise risk management, risk management goals, risk management objectives

The Best of KnowledgeLeader: 2016

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

You may have noticed that the KnowledgeLeader team loves a good list. Lists are not only good for organization and clarification in auditing, but they are also great for understanding and communicating how our tools and publications are being received by our subscribers.

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Tags: KnowledgeLeader articles, RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools, KL Top Ten

Your KnowledgeLeader Login: Now Easier to Remember and Easier to Use

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 08:25 AM

At KnowledgeLeader, we are constantly using your feedback to improve our offerings and make life easier for all of our members. Audit and risk management are complicated enough, so logging in to your KnowledgeLeader account should be as easy as possible.

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Tags: KnowledgeLeader help, KnowledgeLeader tips

Audit Planning: Four Key Questions to Ask to Build Business Knowledge - Updated!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Note: This blog post has been updated with a link to a Q&A PDF with 17 additional audience questions from the webinar and Ann's responses. Download the pdf at the link at the bottom of the post.

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Tags: Ann Butera, internal audit, audit planning, webinars

KnowledgeLeader’s #1 Page in 2016: Process Classification Scheme (PCS)

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 07:45 AM

One of my favorite lists to review each year in January is KnowledgeLeader’s list of the top 25 pages from the previous year. I am always curious what will end up on this list as it is different each year. In 2016, our subscribers frequented the Process Classification Scheme (PCS) more than any other page. This tool was originally published on our site in 2007 and is a staple framework to our Risk and Control Matices (RCM) library.

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Tags: risk, risks and controls, KnowledgeLeader tools

The Best of KnowledgeLeader: December Edition

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 07:36 AM


In case you missed them, these were the five most popular tools and publications on KnowledgeLeader last month:

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Tags: KnowledgeLeader articles, KnowledgeLeader tools, KL top five

Need Help With Your Year-End Planning?

Posted by Dave Goff on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Entering a new year includes two daunting tasks: reviewing 2016 and planning for 2017.

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Tags: audit planning, KnowledgeLeader tools, KnowledgeLeader help

Audit Planning is a Popular Topic

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Dec 09, 2016 @ 08:55 AM

The purposes of the audit plan are, first, to contribute to the effectiveness of the audit and, second, to contribute to the audit efficiency. KnowledgeLeader has two sample audit planning memos that could help you with the planning process. They have also been popular with our subscribers and appeared in our weekly top 5 during the past 30 days. Enjoy!

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Tags: audit planning, KnowledgeLeader tools

Are You Familiar With Risks Related to SDLC?

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Dec 02, 2016 @ 07:56 AM

System development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology promotes and provides a controlled business environment where an orderly process takes place to minimize risk for implementing major new applications or changes to existing applications that have an urgent priority for an organization.

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Tags: RCM, risks and controls, KnowledgeLeader tools, SDLC

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