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Signs That Your Organization Needs Business Intelligence Solutions

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 08:08 AM

|Busi*ness In*tel”li*gence|, n. - the capacity to acquire and apply business knowledge, the act or state of knowing about your business; to understand and profit from experience; the internal development and sharing of information to create a competitive advantage.

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Topics: performance management, performance measurement, IT strategy, data analytics, business intelligence

What Is Internal Audit’s Role in Cyber Security?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Corporations today are thinking about how to protect assets. A few of the white collar crime problems include hacking/intrusions (cyber vulnerability), insider/outsider trading (convergence of cyber and financial crimes), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), spear fishing (email compromise) and economic espionage. They must consider the possibility of internal corruption or external corruption, and environmental factors such as culture and competition contributing to these crimes. As protection, organizations can use cyber security, pen testing and data loss prevention tactics.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, internal audit, internal controls, risk assessment, cybersecurity, IT controls

Upcoming CPE Webinar: Four Critical Decisions You Need for Successful Lean and Agile Auditing

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, May 12, 2017 @ 01:12 PM

We’re excited to announce that our next CPE webinar with popular KnowledgeLeader writer Ann Butera is happening soon! Ann picks the topics for her articles and webinars based on popular trends in Protiviti’s Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs benchmarking study. This webinar is meant to help prepare you to implement lean and agile techniques into your audit function. Make sure to register for her upcoming webinar to claim your seat! Then check back on KnowledgeLeader before the webinar begins to see the article she writes on the topic as well.

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Topics: training & development, CPE training

Are You an Effective Leader for Your Multi-Generational Team?

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

We’re all aware of the differences in generations and their mentality in the workforce, but what are you doing to close the gap? As a leader, you may experience frustration toward younger direct reports due to a misaligned style of communication. How do you get the most out of your team while satisfying everyone’s needs? Ann Butera, popular KnowledgeLeader writer and President of The Whole Person Project, Inc., just released her latest article about how to take advantage of today’s five-generation workforce by bringing out the best in each.

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Topics: training & development, performance management, Ann Butera, internal audit, webinars, business continuity management, change management, knowledge management

What is the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework?—Updated!*

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

In initiating the project to update its ERM framework, COSO saw opportunities to achieve clarity on several fronts.  The updated framework recognizes the increasing importance of the interconnection of risk, strategy and enterprise performance – particularly in conjunction with making important decisions.  It begins with an underlying premise that every entity exists to provide value to its stakeholders and faces uncertainty in the pursuit of that value.  Therefore, the framework itself focuses on preserving and creating enterprise value, with an emphasis on managing risk within the entity’s risk appetite.  The term “uncertainty” is defined as not knowing how or if potential events may manifest themselves in the context of achieving future strategies and business objectives. “Risk” is considered the effect of such uncertainty in the formulation and execution of the business strategy and the achievement of business objectives.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, COSO Framework

Audit Planning: Four Key Questions to Ask to Build Business Knowledge - Updated!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Note: This blog post has been updated with a link to a Q&A PDF with 17 additional audience questions from the webinar and Ann's responses. Download the pdf at the link at the bottom of the post.

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Topics: Ann Butera, internal audit, audit planning, webinars

Top KnowledgeLeader Author Webinars of 2015

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

Each year the KnowledgeLeader Team tries to put on a few webinars with our most popular writers presenting their topic of choice. First, we publish their latest article and shortly after host a webinar, offering CPE to boot.

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Topics: Ann Butera, Dan Zitting, KL webinars

Free KnowledgeLeader Access for Professors and Students

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

The Fall semester has started for most universities around the world. Professors are now going through their syllabi and sharing resources with students that will help them with their studies and research. For some professors, one of their favorite free resources is KnowledgeLeader.

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Topics: KL help, KL University Program

KnowledgeLeader's Next CPE Webinar: How to Maximize your Strategic Thinking for the Audit World

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 07:07 AM

How to Maximize your Strategic Thinking for the Audit World

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Topics: Ann Butera, CPE, webinars

Looking for Risk and Control Matrices? KL Has Them!

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

We are extremely proud to announce a new tool area: Risk and Control Matrices (RCM). Members have been asking for these samples, and we have managed to put together a tool like no other on our site.

Each sample RCM contains a compilation of risks by business process and a vast array of possible controls to choose from. Unlike any of our other tools and resources on KnowledgeLeader, each of our RCMs will be periodically refreshed with new content after its initial publish–making it its own expanding resource. So you’ll have to keep an eye out for updated RCMs that will indicate we’ve added new risks sand controls!

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Topics: RCM, KL updates, risks and controls

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