Powering Audit Committee Outcomes

An independent audit committee is essential for good corporate governance. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution of what the perfect audit committee should look like. This is because the exact structure and objectives of audit committees worldwide are influenced by the type of business, the regulatory environment, the ownership structure and legal requirements. In addition, […]

Remote audits: a concept for the future?

Audits in the usual form are currently not possible or only possible to a limited extent. Since it is not an option to forego revision audits, remote audits are the alternative: audits of internal processes that are not carried out in the company on site. Finally, the supervisory and management bodies‘ monitoring obligations remain unchanged. […]

Next-generation nowcasting

In the face of great economic uncertainty, the ability to gather and interpret information quickly is vital for decision makers, especially when a crisis turns into a recovery or vice versa. Those who are able to quickly and appropriately understand and respond to the developing situation will not only survive but also create a more […]

Agents of Change

„Agents of Change: Internal Auditors in an Era of Disruption“, the new book by Richard Chambers, president and CEO of the Institute of Internal Auditors, is calling for a faster and deeper transformation of the internal audit profession. The book claims that internal audit must not only accept change, but also become a catalyst for […]

The Balance between Assurance and Advisory Work

Most internal audit functions spend between 80 and 100 percent of their time doing traditional internal audits, commonly referred to as „assurance work“. Yet, many also do a certain amount of counseling and strive for more. A lot of senior auditors are concerned about how the limited internal audit resources should be allocated across these […]

Tech Trends 2021

In addition to the various challenges in the covid crisis, there is a huch opportunity for digitization. To exploit this opportunity, CIOs and technology-savvy executives play a key role in implementing new approaches strategically. The present shows that companies are already investing in new technologies and business models. The new Deloitte Tech Trends Report shows, […]

The Future of Compliance 2020

Die Compliance-Funktion ist nicht nur im alltäglichen Geschäft eine bedeutende Stütze, sondern stellt auch in Krisenzeiten eine wichtige Säule der Organisationsführung dar. Um dieser Rolle im Unternehmen gerecht zu werden, ist eine kontinuierliche Anpassung der Compliance-Strukturen an die aktuellen Entwicklungen vonnöten. Die derzeitige Ausnahmesituation zieht Chancen und Risiken für die Compliance-Funktion mit sich. Doch wie genau sehen diese aus? […]