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Audit Committee: How to Develop a Strong Self-Assessment Process

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 09:49 AM

The audit committee of the board of directors helps the board fulfill its responsibilities to the company and its current and potential shareholders, the investment community, and other stakeholders, with respect to its oversight of the following: 

  • The quality and integrity of the company’s accounting and reporting practices and controls.
  • The financial statements and reports of the company.
  • The company’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The independent auditor’s qualifications and independence.
  • The performance of the company’s internal audit function and independent auditors.
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Topics: KL Tools, performance management/measurement, accounting/finance, self assessment, audit committee

Popular This Week: Internal Audit Risk Assessment Questionnaire: Sample 2 and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 08:43 AM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from January 21-25! 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

Popular This Week: Treasury Risk Management Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 06:36 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from January 14-18! 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

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

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