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  • Analytics

    Case study: How 3M uses predictive analytics


    At a recent virtual conference, Michael Duran, chief ethics and compliance officer at 3M, shared in candid detail lessons learned from the company’s journey toward predictive analytics.

  • Microsoft

    How Microsoft turned one practitioner into a versatile analytics guru


    Guest columnist Alan Gibson explains how his role as assistant general counsel in Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance helped his transition into a world of managing risks through algorithms, machine learning, and digital solutions.

  • Blog post

    Tax functions need high-tech tools, KPMG outlook says


    Tax departments need to tool up to be ready for the kinds of tax planning that will occur in the coming 12 months, especially under tax reform, survey says.

  • Blog post

    Compliance lessons from the best team in baseball


    Believe it or not, there's a compliance lesson to be learned by the methods of the Houston Astros in their rise from the worst team in baseball to World Series champions.

  • Blog post

    Data can be compliance officer’s best business ally


    At Compliance Week 2018, compliance officers shared tips on how they have developed innovative uses for data to better strategize an approach to compliance.

  • innovation

    Internal auditors hear call to innovate, take up technology


    The newest intelligence is calling on audit leaders to embrace their new normal—that nothing is normal—and innovate with technology to face it.

  • Blog post

    PwC internal audit study centers on need for innovation


    Technology and innovation should be a priority for internal auditors, in terms of both the risks  it produces and how auditors use it to address risks.

  • Blog post

    FTI Technology launches Contract Intelligence Services practice


    The Technology segment of global business advisory firm, FTI Consulting, recently announced the launch of its Contract Intelligence Services practice, which delivers solutions for legal teams seeking transparency across enterprise contracts to help make key decisions, leverage negotiations and meet regulatory requirements.

  • Blog post

    IIA guidance digs into big data risks, opportunities


    Big data represents both a growing risk and a growing resource for internal auditors, prompting the IIA to offer new guidance to address it and leverage it.

  • Article

    Internal auditors show signs of taking up data analytics


    Internal audit shops are buzzing over data analytics, with more audit leaders planning to adopt or expand their use across the scope of their audit work.

  • Article

    SEC oversight in the Digital Age


    Big Data is the compliance buzzword of the day, but at the SEC, high technology is both a challenge and an opportunity. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

  • Blog post

    CFOs, controllers struggle with pace of change, poll says


    CFOs and controllers are struggling to keep up with the pace of change in financial reporting, having a significant impact on effectiveness, according to a global EY survey. Tammy Whitehouse has the results.

  • Blog post

    A plea for smart data from the SEC's investor advocate


    Citing XBRL advancements and Legal Entity Identifiers, SEC Investor Advocate Rick Fleming is making the case of expanding "smart data" tools to shareholders and issuers alike.

  • Blog post

    Kara Stein: A vision for data at the SEC


    SEC Commissioner Kara Stein has renewed calls to create an Office of Data Strategy that would be tasked with coordinating the creation of a data strategy addressing how the SEC collects, manages, uses, and provides data. Jaclyn Jaeger reports.

  • Blog post

    FERF report spotlights audit possibilities via technology


    For companies still struggling to get their arms around financial compliance, especially with respect to internal control over financial reporting, technology may provide the answer, according to the Financial Executives Research Foundation. Tammy Whitehouse reports.

  • Blog post

    Fraudsters have tech edge over companies, KPMG study shows


    A study from KPMG that looks at fraudster’s typical profile says perpetrators are gaining an edge over corporate anti-fraud controls by making better use of technology than the companies they route. The report says weak controls were a factor in 61 percent of frauds through 2016. More study details from ...

  • Blog post

    CPAs Launch Research to Push Data Analytics in Audit


    Image: The AICPA and Rutgers Business School haved formed a data analytics research initiative to demonstrate how the use of data analytics can advance the public accounting profession. According to Rutgers professor Miklos Vasarhelyi, the initiative’s two shared goals are “to examine how audit objectives might be achieved more effectively ...

  • Blog post

    SEC: First-of-Their-Kind Actions Take the Spotlight in 2015


    The Securities and Exchange Commission continued to build a strong record of first-of-their-kind cases that spanned the spectrum of the securities industry, according to the agency’s fiscal year 2015 enforcement report. The SEC filed 807 enforcement actions, obtaining approximately $4.2 billion in disgorgement and penalties—an increase from the 755 enforcement ...

  • Blog post

    AICPA Moves Closer to Audit Data Standards


    Image: The AICPA has finalized two audit data standards for sub-ledgers, focused on order to cash and procure to pay. Companies that voluntarily adopt such standards, which provide a framework covering data fields and files commonly requested by auditors, could find the work to fulfill auditors’ file requests trimmed from ...