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How to Effectively Conduct Self-Assessment Meetings

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 @ 02:49 PM

Why are we meeting? What are the objectives of the self-assessment meeting?

Defining the meeting objectives is the most important aspect of planning a self-assessment meeting. This requires members of the audit team to meet with the auditee in advance to determine their needs and wants. For example, the auditee may ask the auditor to facilitate a self-assessment meeting at the organizational level designed to:

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Topics: Audit Planning, Self-Assessment, Performance Management/Measurement

The Best Way to Formulate and Execute Audit Procedures

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 @ 04:32 PM

Once a company forms an internal audit function, completes the risk assessment process and develops an internal audit plan that is responsive to the risk assessment, it can initiate individual internal audit assignments.

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Topics: Internal Audit, Risk Assessment, Self-Assessment

Audit Committee: How to Develop a Strong Self-Assessment Process

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Feb 01, 2019 @ 09:49 AM

The audit committee of the board of directors helps the board fulfill its responsibilities to the company and its current and potential shareholders, the investment community, and other stakeholders, with respect to its oversight of the following: 

  • The quality and integrity of the company’s accounting and reporting practices and controls.
  • The financial statements and reports of the company.
  • The company’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The independent auditor’s qualifications and independence.
  • The performance of the company’s internal audit function and independent auditors.
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Topics: Accounting/Finance, Self-Assessment, Performance Management/Measurement

Self Assessment: Launching Here and Soaring Beyond

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 02:33 PM
First Step: Use Self-Assessment Within the Internal Audit Department

The first and simplest way to use the self-assessment process is to use it in determining your own internal audit function strategy and priorities. This is an excellent starting point, for numerous reasons:

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Topics: Internal Audit, Self-Assessment

A Guide to Self-Assessment Value Proposition

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 06:40 AM

Self-assessment is a process through which an organization utilizes its internal knowledge to identify and assess uncertainties and the extent to which current practices are sufficient and appropriate to manage and achieve strategic objectives. Self-assessment drives the "tone at the top" down to process owners.

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Topics: Internal Audit, Internal Controls, Entity-Level Control, Self-Assessment

How to Mitigate Risks Using Effective Business Continuity Planning

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

Thorough business continuity plans help organizations minimize the risks of a disaster and restore vital business functions without significant detrimental effects. This blog post examines the fundamentals of business continuity management (BCM) planning and highlights critical lessons learned from various recent disasters, providing actionable steps you can take to create a customized plan.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Strategic Risk, Business Continuity Management, Self-Assessment, Performance Management/Measurement

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