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Five New KnowledgeLeader RCMs to Download

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Jun 02, 2017 @ 07:59 AM

It's been two years since we released the new tool area: Risk and Control Matrices. To celebrate, we published one new RCM each week of May. 

Hopefully you were able to see the latest risk and control matrices published on KnowledgeLeader during May. These extensive tools contain a compilation of risks and a vast array of possible controls. 

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Tags: RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools

Happy 2nd Anniversary to KnowledgeLeader’s RCMs!

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, May 05, 2017 @ 08:43 AM

It's been two years since we released the Risk and Control Matrices tool type. To celebrate, we plan to publish one new RCM each week of May and we're granting our trialers access to the new RCMs for their first week of publish! 

These extensive tools contain a compilation of risks by business process and a vast array of possible controls for each.

 

 

 

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Tags: RCM, KnowledgeLeader tools

Data Analytics and the Audit Process

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Internal audit has started the journey toward enabling analytics in audit processes, but there’s a long road ahead. The key findings from Protiviti’s 2017 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey explain why. In a digital world, now is the time for internal audit functions to embrace analytics. This is the most significant takeaway from this 2017 survey, the results of which show that chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit professionals increasingly are leveraging analytics in the audit process, as well as for a host of continuous auditing and monitoring activities.

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Tags: internal audit, continuous auditing, data analytics

How to Audit Fixed Assets—Updated!

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

charts and iphone.jpgAuditing fixed assets is extremely important to ensure that accounting for capital assets and depreciation is in compliance with management’s objectives. KnowledgeLeader has over 70 pieces of content focused on the fixed assets process.

 

 

 

 

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Tags: fixed assets, KnowledgeLeader tools

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

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

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

Prep for the Fiscal Year-End With Our Sarbanes-Oxley Walkthrough Preparation Memo Template

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 08:20 AM

This particular memo struck a chord with subscribers last week. Last week it held the #3 spot in our Weekly Top 5, which makes sense as public companies are “in the throes” of preparing for their fiscal year-ends, typically involving compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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Tags: Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance, internal controls, SOX, IT controls, external audit

Cash and Treasury Management Risk and Control Matrix (RCM)

Posted by Lark Scheierman on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 08:57 AM

Cash and treasury management refers to a broad area of finance involving the collection, handling, and usage of cash and assessing market liquidity, cash flow, and investments. This process has the ultimate goal of managing the firm’s liquidity and mitigating a large variety of risks.

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Tags: RCM, risks and controls, treasury

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