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What Are the Five Components of the COSO Framework?

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

What Does COSO Stand For?

In 1992, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) developed a model for evaluating internal controls. This model has been adopted as the generally accepted framework for internal control and is widely recognized as the definitive standard against which organizations measure the effectiveness of their systems of internal control. 

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Topics: COSO

Internal Audit Staffing and Audit Plan Report

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

Each month, we'll be giving our social media followers special access to download one of our most popular recently published tools. 

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Topics: Entity-Level Control, Audit Planning, Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Five Tips for Increasing Your Influence as an Auditor

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Written by Ann Butera, president of The Whole Person Project, Inc.

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Topics: Human Resources, Training & Development, Change Management

Ten Tips for Making High-Impact Presentations

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

It may not be explicit in your job description, but in order to be a high-performing auditor, you have to be able to deliver messages in a clear and compelling manner. From kick-off meetings and status reports to internal training sessions, executive committee reports and even ordinary staff meetings, auditors are often required to communicate with tact, diplomacy and conviction.

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Topics: Human Resources, Training & Development, Internal Audit, Audit Committee & Board

Internal Audit’s Performance – Raising the Bar

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

The internal audit function’s position within a company is unique. It provides its principal stakeholders (audit committee members and management) valuable and objective assurance on governance, risk management and control processes, as well as consulting services to improve operations. With this critical responsibility to fulfill, implicit in executing those duties is internal audit’s continuous improvement to its own practices.

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Topics: Internal Audit, Risk Assessment, Audit Committee & Board, Quality Assessment Review, Audit Planning

Keeping Pace with Change: Five Questions Directors Should Ask

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 02:59 PM

We all know that change is inevitable, but what can an organization do to keep its strategies and risk management capabilities on the same course as the ever-changing business environment?

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Audit Committee & Board, Strategic Risk

ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002: What Are the Significant Changes?

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

In November 2013, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will formally release long-anticipated updates to ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002. The last time these standards were updated was in 2005. 

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Topics: IT Audit, IT Governance, IT Infrastructure

Raising the Bar: Auditing Your Enterprise Risk Management Program

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, COSO, Risk Assessment, Audit Committee & Board, Governance Risk & Compliance

AML Transaction Monitoring Governance: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 03:54 PM

Expectations for transaction monitoring (TM) governance are quickly evolving due to the complexity of detection systems, the demand for additional operational oversight, increased regulatory scrutiny, and the need for an adequate control framework to guarantee proper risk management.

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Laws & Regulations, Fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Compliance, Financial Services Industry

How to Audit Business Continuity Programs

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Ensuring that an organization can recover from disaster is a basic business requirement the board should explore regularly with management. Nowadays, leading organizations are taking this requirement and turning it into a strategic advantage. Namely, investments in operational resiliency are assisting organizations to become more responsive to client needs as well as improving operational reliability, quality and efficiency. It’s an effort you should consider.  

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Topics: Internal Audit, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management

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