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Audit Committee: Importance to the Board of Directors

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Sep 27, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

What should the audit committee’s relationship be with an organization’s board of directors, compensation committee, disclosure committee, and nominating and governance committee?

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Topics: internal audit, audit committee & board, KL Tools

Popular the Week of September 16: An Effective Way to Conduct a Risk Assessment Guide and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 @ 04:10 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from September 16-20! 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

How to Achieve Remarkable Value From Internal Audit in the Digital Age

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 05:52 PM

In a world of rapid change on almost every front at which organizations must adapt and grow or risk decline and their ultimate demise, everybody faces the same reality — either continuously improve their efforts to contribute sustainable value or be left behind. The chief audit executive (CAE) is no exception. As the risks and complexities companies face change, so do the focus, skill sets and capabilities needed by internal audit.

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Topics: internal audit, technology, KL Tools, Digital Risk, Digital Transformation

Popular the Week of September 2: An Effective Way to Conduct a Risk Assessment Guide and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 05:20 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from September 2-6! 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

Internal Audit: Auditing Standards You Need to Be Aware Of

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 @ 08:46 AM

Auditing Standards for Internal Audit

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) promulgates the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) which includes Mandatory Guidance and Recommended Guidance.

Mandatory Guidance:

  • Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Definition of Internal Auditing
  • Code of Ethics
  • International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing 

Recommended Guidance:

  • Implementation Guidance
  • Supplemental Guidance
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Topics: internal audit, IIA, KL Tools, audit standards, IPPF

10 Important Roles of the Audit Committee in Internal Audit

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Sep 05, 2019 @ 02:54 PM

10 Important Roles of the Audit Committee in Internal Audit

Although the exact nature, charter, scope and reporting lines of internal audit may vary between companies, the audit committee plays a key role in supporting and overseeing aspects of an internal audit function’s activities. While needing to ensure that it does not assume day-to-day oversight activities on behalf of management or the internal audit function, the audit committee should generally be involved in the following matters:

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Topics: internal audit, audit committee & board, KL Tools

Popular the Week of August 26: Enterprise Risk Management Project Plan Guide and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Sep 03, 2019 @ 06:44 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from August 26-30! 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

Social Media Risk: What it Means to Your Risk Profile

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 05:31 PM

Social Media Risk: What it Means to Your Risk Profile

Social media platforms and applications have been implemented rapidly by most organizations over the past decade. New ways to utilize social media crop up weekly and new social media tools seem to hit the market just as frequently.

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Topics: social media risk, compliance, risk, KL Tools

Popular the Week of August 19: Cash Flow Management Leading Practices and more!

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 03:46 PM

This week, we are highlighting the Top 5 Pages on KnowledgeLeader from August 19-23! 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

Compliance: How to Position for Ultimate Effectiveness

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 @ 05:49 PM

Positioning Compliance for Effectiveness

Positioning the compliance function for effectiveness is a matter of first defining the roles executive management and the board want the function to play. An understanding of those roles provides a powerful context for evaluating how to position the compliance function within the organization.

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Topics: compliance, risk, KL Tools

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