Consumption of financial information has increased dramatically in recent years. Now more than ever, corporate reporting plays a vital role in the economic landscape. Investors, analysts, reporters and regulators rely heavily on information contained in corporate reports.
Until recently, companies and their customers demonstrated a marked indifference to their supply chains, preferring to seek assurance about delivery, on time and to price, rather than about the ways and means by which they were obtained.
Enlightened boards are embracing the fact that risk governance is a matter for the organization itself to handle, rather than rely on regulatory actions.
Compliance practitioners and company secretaries who have an influence over their organization’s board communication practices will inevitably have considered the possibility of moving to a “board portal” platform.
How do Corporate Boards activities affect firm performance and what impact does the corporate governance style they adopt impact their management's ability to achieve strategic objective?
Good governance, both across borders and within them, is critical to both robust capital markets and successful corporate development. Corporate governance systems are essential for organizations to develop and thrive in differing jurisdictions. When corporate governance fails, this reliance means markets and confidence suffers. With little practical guidance readily available, how do companies manage this effectively?
The news headlines continue to report on fines imposed by regulators, a myriad of corporate bribery and fraud, and the challenges of driving business growth This trend only serves to highlight that despite recent investment in compliance, internal audit, risk management, and corporate governance disciplines, significant assurance gaps exist in most corporations While isolated incidents of one-time governance failures are bound to occur, long-term systemic failures are more than just an isolated anomaly.
As the most discussed piece of legislation enacted during President Barack Obama’s first term in office, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) debate focused primarily around the intended effects of the healthcare reform. This whitepaper examines a few of the unintended effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the resulting actions taken by the stakeholders involved.
In these challenging times, board security is vital and the risks have never been higher in terms of fines, penalties, lost revenue, and reputation. Read this white paper to learn what's important and necessary to keep your information out of the hands of hackers.
This whitepaper examines how the role of internal audit is evolving and the expectations that key organizational stakeholders have on internal audit on taking leadership role in and providing an objective view on enterprise risk management, corporate governance and fraud prevention.
Behind the G-20 commitments on the financial markets is the belief that some of the key dangers arising from the collapse of Lehman Brothers could be laid at the door of the bi-lateral over-the-counter market in derivatives. In short, it is believed that the lack of centralised clearing for the considerable number of OTC derivatives, contributed to the instability of the time.
Read this whitepaper to learn seven questions designed to help assess and improve existing risk management processes and help you to identify, prioritize and report on the most important risks.
Read this free whitepaper for a look at the benefits of using an automated tool to manage the expanding role of internal audit, no matter the size of your team or organization.
This whitepaper analyzes the internal control deficiency disclosures of accelerated SOX filers and challenges an internal auditor’s assumptions about where risks lie and how to better prioritize an audit universe. Big risks can lurk under small rocks, and the indicators of big risks are often ignored in audit planning.
Organizations are forced to seek more efficient methods to address integrated governance, risk, and compliance business processes. Read this whitepaper to understand the important role of purpose-built technology to meet this challenge.
The FCPA risk of engaging a Foreign Business Partner overseas is an increasing concern of US companies that do business internationally.
Setting up an effective compliance program can be a daunting task. While there are a few broad principles that can be grasped quickly, it takes time, money, and commitment to put a compliance program in place that will properly anticipate risks and get in front of them, rather than trying to postpone or mitigate them.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis and through the current period of market volatility, organizations have been increasing their focus on how to manage business risk. This whitepaper explores approaches to risk assessment, offers some best practices for conducting risk assessments and provides practical guidance on mastering this business process.
Read this whitepaper to understand the need for enterprise risk management in an organization, the roadblocks to sustainable ERM initiatives and to gain guidance on how to implement ERM effectively.
From optimizing existing processes to capitalizing on the best practices of other professions, many GRC professionals recognize the inherent benefits that GRC convergence would bring to their organization. The challenge for many organizations is determining where to begin. Read this whitepaper to learn innovative techniques and practices you can apply today to jumpstart your GRC project.
This whitepaper is one in a series that will consider the present moment as an opportunity to redefine the compliance risk landscape, to meet the challenges head-on and in doing so drive effectiveness and efficiencies within amalgamated and integrated compliance risk management programs.
Without question, the Departments of Justice and Health & Human Services are pursuing healthcare fraud more aggressively than ever before. Media reports of corporate officer arrests and high-value settlements are becoming more frequent. Recognizing that large monetary settlements have not deterred illegal behavior, the federal government has started to apply new measures to combat the problem of health care fraud.
This whitepaper establishes the hallmarks of a good corporate governance program, outlines the primary roles of internal audit and compliance and shares ideas on where the internal audit and compliance professions intersect and can leverage one another in a connected GRC environment.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides state Departments of Insurance with a mechanism for conducting joint market conduct examinations of insurers and other regulated entities. Within the last 10 years, at least 20 multistate examinations (MSEs) have been concluded . This article briefly reviews the main elements of these settlements and comments on some trends and noteworthy exceptions.