The IIA's Richard Chambers publishes updated version of book | The journey for internal audit holds valuable lessons | Create an audit team to comply with global HR rules
March 14, 2019
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The IIA's Richard Chambers publishes updated version of book
Readers can now buy "The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition," by Richard Chambers, The IIA's CEO and president. "This book demonstrates how timeless insights still must be customized to meet the needs of an ever-changing world," writes Paul Sobel, former IIA global chairman, in the foreword of the new edition.
Accounting Today (3/11) 
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2018 Audit Fee Survey Report
Public companies reported a median increase of 2.5% in audit fees, among other revealing facts. Read the full 2018 Audit Fee Survey Report to learn what these companies are doing to mitigate these fees.
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The journey for internal audit holds valuable lessons
The journey for internal audit holds valuable lessons
Chambers (The IIA)
"The lessons we learn over the course of a career will serve us well if we remember and apply them," says IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers in his new book, "The Speed of Risk." In an excerpt from the book's first chapter, Chambers points out that internal auditors will need every one of those lessons to surmount the ever-increasing challenges and opportunities facing the profession today.
Internal Auditor online (3/11) 
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Create an audit team to comply with global HR rules
Multinational companies can think about and structure global audits to ensure the company, through HR, is complying with rules in every location it operates in, writes Donald C. Dowling Jr.
HR People + Strategy Blog (3/7) 
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Webinar: Getting Started with RPA for Audit Professionals
Demand for assurance in all areas of audit and risk is on the rise, but headcount budgets remain relatively flat. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can overcome this challenge by unlocking new capacity that works 24/7 and can process larger volumes of tasks and information. In this webinar, discover how to get started with RPA and where can it make the biggest impact. Access the webinar here >>
Risk & Compliance
Evaluate international risks during tax season
Tax season is a good time to assess and mitigate international risks. Here are four tips for accomplishing that goal.
CFO (3/8) 
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Labor Dept. proposal would lift overtime-pay threshold above $35K
The Labor Department has proposed a $35,308 annual-salary threshold, below which an employee is entitled to receive overtime pay. The current threshold of $23,660 was established in 2004.
Reuters (3/7) 
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Law firm provides look at 7 states with fiduciary proposals
Seven states have proposed laws, regulations or requirements imposing a fiduciary or best-interest standard on financial professionals that are in various stages of development. The Best Interest Compliance Team at the Drinker Biddle law firm provides an overview of each.
401(k) Specialist (3/11) 
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The six habits of smarter risk takers
How do upskilling & emerging technology help organizations make more informed decisions & take calculated, advantageous risks? PwC’s Jason Pett dives into the advantages of smarter risk taking in his latest blog.
Fraud & Ethics
Man charged in fraud claimed principal funds were bonded by sureties
Man charged in fraud claimed principal funds were bonded by sureties
A convicted felon charged with defrauding investors of $3.6 million claimed principal funds were protected by surety bonds. At least one of the companies he claimed provided bonds said it did not have a business relationship with him.
Miami Herald (tiered subscription model) (3/8) 
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Key Considerations When Selecting GRC Software
Protect your company with the right technology. SOX regulations are complex and there are always risks involved, but you can simplify it. According to expert Norman Marks, the key to avoiding risk is using the right software, but what is "right"? Learn how to simplify your controls & other considerations when choosing your GRC software.
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Accounting uses AI to manage compliance, fraud detection
Accounting departments are using new cognitive technologies for compliance and fraud detection activities. Artificial intelligence systems help finance teams process immense amounts of data on a continuous basis to monitor for fraudulent or noncompliant transactions.
TechTarget (free registration) (3/12) 
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Experience counts when tapping new data sources
Enterprises that wait to incorporate alternative data sources could struggle to catch up with firms that are already building up experience with such data sources. "With datasets that are more established, or have been around for longer time periods, where they fit in the puzzle is technically better known," said Jon Neitzell, chief data officer of fundamental equities at Goldman Sachs.
Bloomberg Professional Services (3/6) 
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Save Up to $230 on CIA Application in March.
Until March 31, The IIA is waiving the application fee for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation and offering exclusive exam prep savings. With CIA after your name, you are recognized the world over as an internal auditor with more — more credibility, proficiency, and understanding of the Standards. Apply for free today.
Professional Development
Creating a people-first culture at your business
Maintaining a people-first corporate culture is possible even as a company gains staffers. Tips to do that include holding on to company traditions and setting clear expectations.
Fast Company online (3/12) 
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SAVE 25% on The IIA's CIA Learning System in March
A system for exam-day success. This interactive review program combines reading materials and online study tools to teach and reinforce all three parts of the entire global CIA exam. It is continuously updated to align with latest industry standards, including the IPPF and The IIA's Standards. Save 25% with discount code STUDY25. Order now and save.
IIA News
Leadership panel discussion at the 2019 International Conference
Some of the most respected leaders in internal audit today will be having an insightful discussion around leadership. Theresa Grafenstine, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Kiko Harvey, inspector general, United Nations World Food Program; Jenitha John, CAE, FirstRand Bank; and Mary McNiff, CAE, Citigroup will delve into challenges, opportunities, and the path to success. Register today.
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New report weighs internal audit responsibilities
In partnership with Protiviti, the Internal Audit Foundation announced the release of a new research report, Striking an Optimal Balance Between Assurance and Consulting Services -- Practical Insights From Internal Audit Leaders, based on the Foundation's comprehensive Common Body of Knowledge study. The report examines how audit executives achieve the right mix of these two key services. Download now.
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