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The Process of Businesses Managing Productive Governmental Relations

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 01:07 PM

Business and government have long maintained an adversarial relationship. The business community objects to any government interference in commerce, and government believes it has a duty to protect the public interest with laws and regulations that promote fair competition and force the business community to be a good citizen. In recent years, government efforts to protect the public have drastically increased the cost of doing business. As a result, many companies are rethinking their government relations strategies and identifying ways to improve their relationships with government and the general public.

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Topics: KL Tools, performance management/measurement, audit committee & board, compliance, corporate governance, laws & regulations, government, nonprofit industry

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

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

A Shareholder’s Perspective on the Lines of Defense

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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Topics: Protiviti, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, audit committee & board, Board Perspectives, strategic risk

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, audit committee & board, Board Perspectives, 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: internal audit, enterprise risk management, COSO, risk assessment, Dan Swanson, audit committee & board, Hot Issues, 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, internal audit, enterprise risk management, audit committee & board, strategic risk, The Bulletin

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