What does Post-Pandemic Internal Audit look like?

Internal Audit Offices are reopening, but things may never be the same. As the vaccination rate increases and the rate of COVID-19 cases steadily decreases, more and more companies are planning to return their employees to the office. Even so, the work promises to look different than it used to be, before many started working […]

The 2021 Audit Management Playbook

Regardless of whether it is an audit team of five, thirty or more people, the biggest challenge for any modern audit leader is to stay relevant and add value to the company. In addition to complying with regulations and reducing costs wherever possible, audit leaders also need to stay abreast of current industry topics and […]

Internal Audit’s Digital Transformation Imperative: Advances Amid Crisis

The ongoing digital transformation could accelerate in internal audit in 2021. That’s according to a new survey called “ Internal Audit’s Digital Transformation Imperative: Advances Amid Crisis“ from AuditBoard and the Institute of Internal Auditors‘ Internal Audit Foundation (IAF). Twenty-two percent of respondents in a survey say they will implement cloud-based technology this year. Overall, […]

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 Guide to Streamlining Document Workflow

Do more with less? Which Internal Auditor hasn’t heard the chorus? Most forward-thinking businesses realize the value of internal audit and are increasing responsibilities of internal audit. Rather than immediately asking for more employees, intelligent teams first address these resource constraints by identifying areas where productivity and efficiency can be improved. Implementing new technology is […]

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 […]

Time to use RPA in Internal Audit

There are many areas of internal audit where automation using robotic process automation (RPA) and process mining can be used. In Jean-Marie Bequevort, Expert Practice Leader Internal Audit at TriFinance, opinion, two areas are ripe for automation: (1) data download and analysis to identify red flags, and (2) data visualization to support audit interviews. Why […]

Wo steht SOX im Jahr 2020?

Die fünfte jährliche Umfrage der SOX Professionals Group in Zusammenarbeit mit Workiva befasst sich mit dem aktuellen Stand der SOX- und internen Kontrollprozesse in den Unternehmen im Jahr 2020. Dabei wird ebenso auf die wichtigsten Herausforderungen für das kommende Jahr eingegangen. Der Marktbericht stellt fest, dass sich die fortschrittliche Technologie in Bezug auf Compliance schnell […]

Schneller, intelligenter und belastbarer

Die interne Revision ist so schnelllebig wie nie zuvor. Die Strategien, die in der Vergangenheit funktioniert haben, reichen nicht mehr aus, um den aktuellen Erwartungen gerecht zu werden. Aufsichtsrat und Geschäftsleitung sehen in der interne Revision ein Berater für das Unternehmen, welcher sich dauerhaft verändert und rasch anpasst. Folglich muss die interne Revision auch Aspekte […]