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Developing Budgets: What You Need to Know

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 08:59 AM

In a previous blog on Managing Mergers and Acquisitions KPIs we discussed what exactly Key Performance Indicators are:

“KPIs are generally defined as quantifiable measures used to evaluate the success of an organization, employee or process in meeting the objectives for performance. In other words, you can only really know if you did well if you know how success is measured.”

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Topics: KL Tools, performance management/measurement, accounting/finance, budgeting, cash and treasury

Popular This Week: Internal Audit Risk Assessment Questionnaire and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 @ 05:16 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from January 7-11! Take a look at the "best of the best" of our tools that could help you simplify your audit projects.

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, weekly top 5

The Top 25 KnowledgeLeader Pages of 2018

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jan 10, 2019 @ 06:45 PM

As we start another year, we love to look back and make note of the audit tools and publications that were most popular with you all over the past 12 months. This year's Top 25 list has variety--we see some classics, some surprises, and a lot of content that should be useful for completing your audit projects throughout 2019 and beyond. Check out the full list and enjoy!

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, KnowledgeLeader Publications, yearlytop25

Popular This Week: Purchase Materials and Supplies RCM and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 04:31 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from December 31-January 4! Take a look at the "best of the best" of our tools that could help you simplify your audit projects.

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, weekly top 5

Key Performance Measures for Improving the Internal Audit Process

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 @ 10:21 AM

An effective business process is built on a set of well-defined and clearly stated business objectives. These key objectives articulate the ideal performance results that the company expects from that process. To monitor a business process so that it stays focused on reaching the key objectives, the company chooses appropriate performance measures. Careful selection of the performance measures takes a company a long way toward improving a business process. Thus, to build and continually improve an effective business process, a company establishes:

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Topics: KL Tools, internal audit, risk assessment, quality assessment review, performance management/measurement

Popular This Week: Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Program Assessment Report and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 06:21 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from December 17-21! Take a look at the "best of the best" of our tools that could help you simplify your audit projects.

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, weekly top 5

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is defined as the use of a collection of services, applications, information and infrastructure composed of pools of computer, network, information and storage resources. These components can be rapidly orchestrated, provisioned, implemented, decommissioned and scaled up or down, providing for an on-demand utility-like model of allocation and consumption.

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Topics: cloud computing, IT security, cybersecurity, Data Integrity Risk, governance risk & compliance

Popular This Week: Executive Perspectives on Top Risks in 2019 and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Wed, Dec 19, 2018 @ 08:46 AM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from December 10-14! Take a look at the "best of the best" of our tools that could help you simplify your audit projects.

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, weekly top 5

Currency Risk: The Purpose and Risk of Money

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 01:14 PM

What is Money?

People may say that “money is the root of all evil,” but is it? It may be best to point out that the original quote is better expressed as, “for the love of money is the root of all evil,” which more properly conveys the idea that money is just a thing and not evil itself, but greed and excessive desire for money can be judged morally.

Enough philosophy – let’s get down to brass tacks. Money is useful.

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Topics: accounting/finance, cash and treasury, investments and foreign exchange, enterprise risk management, risk assessment, performance management/measurement, KL Tools, KL Publications

Popular This Week: Information Technology (IT) General Controls Questionnaire and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 10:22 AM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from December 3-7! Take a look at the "best of the best" of our tools that could help you simplify your audit projects.

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, weekly top 5

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