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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

What is Internal Auditing?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

What is internal auditing?

The internal audit profession, through The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), has continued to redefine itself as business risk and organizational complexity have evolved.  So, what is internal auditing?  Prior to June 1999, The IIA defined internal auditing as follows:
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Topics: internal audit, IT audit, audit committee & board, audit planning, KL Publications, audit testing

What is Organizational Alignment Risk?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

What is Organizational Alignment Risk?

Organizational alignment is defined as a conscious and systematic coordination and alignment of three powerful and interrelated driving forces: organizational strategy, organizational culture and organizational infrastructure. Organizational alignment is to be mutually supportive and contribute as efficiently and effectively as possible to meet organizational goals and objectives.

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Topics: enterprise risk management, risk assessment, audit committee & board, strategic risk, performance management/measurement, KL Tools

The Confrontational Auditor: Don’t Put Out the Fire, Redirect It

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 07:42 AM

 

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Topics: human resources, training & development, Ann Butera, Hot Issues, internal audit, audit committee & board

INFOGRAPHIC: Bridging the Data Security Chasm

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

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Topics: survey reports, infographics, audit committee & board, IT security, IT risk, privacy, benchmarking, data security,

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, Ann Butera, Hot Issues, 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: performance management, Hot Issues, internal audit, risk assessment, Dan Swanson, audit committee & board, quality assessment review, audit planning, performance measurement

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: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, Board Perspectives, audit committee & board, strategic risk

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, Hot Issues, internal audit, COSO, risk assessment, Dan Swanson, audit committee & board, governance risk & compliance

Applying the Five Lines of Defense in Managing Risk

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

Many lessons were learned from the financial crisis. For example, if a chief executive ignores the warning signs posed by the risk management function, resists contrarian information suggesting the corporate strategy is either not working or losing relevance, or fails to consider critical risks when evaluating whether to enter a new market or consummate a complex acquisition, the shareholders and other constituents can end up paying a high price.

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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, internal audit, audit committee & board, strategic risk, The Bulletin

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