Takeaways from 38th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium
I attended the Rutgers Business School 38th World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium on November 4th & 5th 2016 on the Rutgers campus in Newark, NJ. This was the 4th of these symposiums I’ve attended and all were very worthwhile. The symposium was once again sold out and there were attendees watching the webcast from all around the world. These are my takeways from the two days. I in...
Do You Have Active Software Escrow Agreements in Place for All Mission Critical Software?
Now is a good time to specify your active escrow requirements. Make these requirements a non-negotiable condition of all new software licenses or cloud software subscription. Inventory all existing business critical software licenses/subscriptions and ensure that active escrow is a part of these agreements. Over time, bring these existing agreements into compliance with your new escrow requirem...
Why Does the Adoption of Technologies for Compliance Activities Lag?
The adoption of technology by finance functions has been slow but has accelerated in the recent past. Enterprise performance management (EPM) tools like hostanalytics, financial controls automation like Blackline, and general ledger/ERP solutions like Net Suite are gaining acceptance. So why is it that approximately 80% of public companies continue to use Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) for thei...
Have You Conducted an Accessibility Audit of the Company Websites?
What can and should compliance professionals do to protect our companies/clients from the risk of ADA non-compliance and potential legal or regulatory action? The first step is to create awareness about this issue. The post Have You Conducted an Accessibility Audit of the Company Websites? appeared first on .
Can Internal Controls Help Avoid Corporate Scandals?
A comprehensive objective-setting process with monitoring will significantly reduce the risk of a corporate scandal. Including all aspects of objectives and related risks within the internal control framework at your organization is an excellent way to leveraging compliance to protect your organization from scandal. The post Can Internal Controls Help Avoid Corporate Scandals? appeared first on .