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.
If you take a look around your office, you might notice that it's more age-diverse than ever before. That's not really a coincidence - for the first time in history, the workforce spans five generations.
While strategy-setting defines an enterprise’s overall strategic direction, differentiating capabilities and required infrastructure, a business plan lays out how an organization intends to execute a strategy during an annual period or, if longer, the operating cycle.
KnowledgeLeader publishes Performer Profile articles on a regular basis to highlight some of the real world being done by real people in the auditing and risk management arenas. In the recently published profile KnowledgeLeader featured Kathy Swain of Allstate Insurance Co.
On Monday, KnowledgeLeader unveiled the results of Protiviti's 2012 Finance Priorities Survey, revealing a few surprising results. Through assessing the self-reported skill levels of finance professionals, along with areas they cite for improvement, the survey identifies top priorities and key areas of focus for those in finance functions.
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