Vol. 74 Nbr. 2, April 2017
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- When threats become reality.
- Balancing act.
- Collective unease.
- Embedding compliance.
- Ensuring credibility.
- Falling asleep at the wheel.
- Brand damage pain: reputation loss can be an ongoing, unpredictable risk to address.
- Anti-corruption data remains undisclosed: countries are keeping financial crime data to themselves.
- Four risk areas in focus: pulse report sees opportunity in auditing overlooked risks.
- Companies off guard: FTSE 100 firms anticipate cyber risk, but keep their defenses down.
- The age of misinformation: being able to trust an information source is critical to decision-making, says Todd Bialick, PricewaterhouseCoopers' trust and transparency leader.
- Work smarter, not harder: managers can use a framework to help guide employees toward more productive work and improved communication.
- The data museum: internal audit can provide greater insight by compiling organizational data in structured exhibits.
- The many facets of risk: internal auditors need to consider the variety of perspectives business functions have for managing risks.
- Life of luxury: a subsidiary president takes advantage of minimal oversight to embezzle more than US$2 million.
- Resilience through crisis.
- Hit the ground running: with internal audit filling many of its open positions from intern pools, a well-designed internship program is a must.
- Climbing the scale: many internal audit departments are turning to maturity models to deliver opinions about organizational performance.
- From the same playbook: by aligning its work with the organization's strategy, internal audit can help assure that the business is on the right track.
- Three lines in harmony: a centralized testing model can enable the lines of defense to rely on each other's work and make audits more efficient.
- Signature audits: Daimler's audit function adds significant value to engagements by incorporating a unique methodology focused on innovation.
- Leveraging relationships: internal audit implemented a four-step cycle to help ensure a healthy corporate culture.
- A real elevator speech: brief interactions sometimes provide a perfect opportunity to extol the virtues of internal audit.
- In the face of nature: comprehensive recovery strategies enable organizations to respond more quickly and cohesively following a disaster.
- We can't codify everything: internal audit knowledge should not become subordinate to methodological demands.