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When is the Last Time You Reviewed Your Purchasing Process?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 04:45 PM

The process of purchasing materials and supplies comprises procedures and activities to acquire goods in the correct quantity and in a timely manner. The process should include how purchases are started (e.g., inventory levels), who is involved and how it is made. In addition, the process covers the communication of purchases to all required areas of the company (e.g., accounting). Inventory management follows and starts from the time inventory purchases are received to the time the inventory is sold to the customer and payment is received.

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Topics: internal audit, KL Tools, accounts payable & purchasing, Digital Transformation

Is Your Strategy Focused on Digital Transformation?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Oct 04, 2019 @ 10:14 AM

The digital revolution currently taking place is transforming our world. Over the next few years, many organizations will need to undertake radical change programs and, in some cases, completely reinvent themselves to remain relevant and competitive.

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Topics: internal audit, strategic risk, KL Tools, Digital Transformation

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

Looking for Digital Risk

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Many auditors are asking themselves the same legitimate question: With so much happening, where do we start?  Advancements in technology and data have been so rapid in recent years that long-standing organizations that failed to pay attention have been disrupted and displaced by so-called “born-digital” competitors. In the case of many organizations who met their fate at the hands of born-digital competitors, it was often a lack of activity – or, at least, a lack of the right activity, at the right pace – that allowed for the rise of the disruptors and led to the demise of the disrupted. It is not hyperbolic to suggest that digital risk is an existential risk for many organizations if ignored.

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Topics: KL Publications, Digital Risk, Digital Transformation

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