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Top 10 Pages: February 2019

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Mar 07, 2019 @ 05:05 PM

We like to take a look at the most popular tools and publications that we've published so that we can get a sense of what our readers enjoy most. This  last month's Top 10 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, KL Top Ten

Improving the Close-the-Books Process

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:14 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 a company expects from that process. To monitor a business process so it stays focused on reaching the key objectives, a 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 then continually improve an effective business process, a company establishes:

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Topics: accounting/finance, financial reporting, close the books, performance management/measurement

Popular This Week: Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Feb 26, 2019 @ 05:15 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from February 18-22! 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 Intellectual Property and What Are the Risks?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 05:15 PM

Copyright pirates, brand impersonators, patent flouters and trade secret thieves are a major threat to businesses, given their increased aggressiveness towards intellectual property (IP) theft. These, and any other original creative works that have economic value and are protected by law, can be categorized as IP.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, risk assessment, strategic risk, data security,, performance management/measurement, KL Tools, intellectual property

Popular This Week:  Accounts Payable RCM and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 @ 07:59 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from February 11-15! 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

Communicating With Shareholders: What You Need to Know

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Communicating with shareholders is about capital – the ability to access either equity or debt at the lowest possible cost. By understanding investor motivation and maintaining relationships within the investment community, companies are strategically positioned to address operational funding issues proactively and thus can exercise greater control over the capital formation process. By identifying sources of capital, world-class companies can maintain capital structures through a mix of long-term debt and equity funding options at the lowest possible cost.

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Topics: investments and foreign exchange, audit committee & board, accounting/finance, financial reporting, performance management/measurement, KL Tools, Mergers & Acquisitions, communication, kpis

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

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 05:15 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from February 4-8! 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:  Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 05:30 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from January 28-February 1! 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

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: accounting/finance, audit committee, self assessment, performance management/measurement, KL Tools

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

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