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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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Topics: internal audit, continuous auditing, data analytics

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Factors to Consider

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

A well-designed transaction monitoring (TM) system is an important component of an effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program. It supports efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by helping financial institutions identify unusual or suspicious activity that must be reported to regulatory authorities, and aids law enforcement in tracking and prosecuting criminals involved in money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Topics: Protiviti, continuous auditing, IT audit, fraud, financial services industry, IT controls, anti-money laundering

2013 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey: Infographic, Video and Survey Report

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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Topics: laws & regulations, training & development, internal audit, continuous auditing, survey reports, IT audit, social media risk, fraud

How Data Analytics Can Help You Audit Vendors and Contractors

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 09:16 AM

In a recent KnowledgeLeader article, Paul Pettit, Director for Protiviti's Capital Projects and Contracts practice in Houston, Texas, explained how auditors can use data analytics to avoid the massive waste spending that often goes hand-in-hand with hiring outside vendors and contractors.

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Topics: human resources, continuous auditing, data mining, analytics, vendors, contractors, labor charges, expense reporting

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