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Popular This Week: Purchase-to-Payment Leading Practices and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 05:11 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from May 20-24! 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 the Internet of Things?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 04:15 PM

The internet of things (IoT) is an environment in which “things” – objects, animals or people – are given unique identifiers on the internet and are able to transfer data over a network without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the internet.

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Topics: risk assessment, IT strategy, privacy, business continuity management, KL Publications, mobile devices

Popular the Week of May 13: Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 05:25 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from May 6-10! 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 the Week of May 6: Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 05:27 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from April 29-May 3! 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

Second Line of Defense: What Needs to Be Present

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, May 02, 2019 @ 04:19 PM

What is the Second Line of Defense?

Essential to effective risk management, the lines-of-defense model is implicit in COSO’s internal control framework through the control environment, control, activities, monitoring and other components of an internal control system. It provides assurance to the board of directors, as the elected representatives of the shareholders to oversee the organization’s operations on their behalf, that risks are reduced to a manageable level as dictated by the organization’s appetite for risk. Much more than “segregating incompatible duties” and “ensuring checks and balances,” the lines-of defense model emphasizes a fundamental concept of risk management: From the boardroom to the customer-facing processes, managing risk is everyone’s responsibility.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, corporate governance, internal audit, COSO, audit committee & board, strategic risk, KL Tools

Popular the Week of April 22: Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 @ 04:33 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from April 15-19! 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

KnowledgeLeader's Top 10: Q1 2019

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 05:13 PM

Each quarter, 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 quarter'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

Popular the Week of April 15: Internal Audit Performance Measures Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 05:25 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from April 8-12! 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 Most Popular Blog Post of Q1 2019!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 @ 04:50 PM

This week, we are highlighting the most popular blog post on KnowledgeLeader from Q1 2019! Take a look at our most popular tool that could help you simplify your audit projects.

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Topics: KnowledgeLeader tools, Yearly Top Blog Post

Popular This Week: Manual Journal Entries RCM and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 05:33 PM

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