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Data in Audit - 3 sets of software and 3 considerations when selecting software Feb 06, 2019

If you work in risk or assurance i.e., internal audit or performance audit, there are 3 types of data/analytics software that your team should have access to, at a minimum.

Of course, there's a lot...

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3 open source myths that might be inhibiting your team's progress Jan 22, 2019

If you are an effective leader, you are constantly looking for ways to help your team develop.

So when your bright sparks want to learn and use newer, more modern software - you'd like to help with...

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3rd party risk management - do you consider customer experience? Jan 14, 2019

You probably already classify third parties based on certain risk indicators - their size, the size of the contract, the types of data they process, their reputation, their ability to provide...

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Investigators and corruption agencies can cost-effectively generate deep insights from data Nov 29, 2018

At the Nov 2018 National Investigations Symposium (NIS) in Sydney, we spoke about harnessing data to identify reputational and regulatory risk “hot spots”, and to help speed...

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Complaints Analytics: generating insights into organisational culture Sep 11, 2018

The importance of proper complaints-handling as a measure of a healthy organisational culture has recently been brought into sharp focus in various public inquiries and media commentary.

Whether in...

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Repeatable analytics - whose job is it? May 09, 2018

Over the past few years, and again at the 2018 ISACA conference in Chicago, there have been lots of discussions regarding analytics strategies for internal audit teams.

Among the strategies,...

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Wrap-up: Australian Anti-Corruption Conference 2017 Nov 16, 2017
The three day Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) was hosted by Queensland's CCC and the New South Wales ICAC in Sydney. Insightful presentations and case-studies from...
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Agility in Internal Audit (Part 2) Nov 13, 2017

In Part 1, we outlined our thoughts regarding traditional audit methodologies and documentation requirements, and said that those are being adapted by IA functions that want to remain...

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Agility in Internal Audit (Part 1) Oct 22, 2017

Having recently used an agile (with a small "a") approach to deliver a risk analytics project to a large customer, we've have been thinking about how such an approach could be used by...

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The regulatory spotlight - 'the more things change... Sep 04, 2017

Another week surfaces another raft of emerging challenges for our Australian regulators and investigative bodies.

At least the burden has been shared among various sectors and, in some cases, more...

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Integrity and oversight agencies – unravelling their DNA Aug 17, 2017

The existence (or absence) and performance of Australia’s various integrity agencies* is regular fodder for a range of commentators, including academics, lawyers and parliamentarians. Ongoing...

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Internal Audit's use of data - yes, it does go beyond CAATs / basic rules Jul 30, 2017

Internal auditors have used Computer Assisted Audit Techniques / basic rules to identify duplicate invoices, payments and payroll transactions for some time.

While these techniques have helped...

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The fraud merry-go-round – can you stay off? Jul 27, 2017

Public sector fraud in the news again in Queensland – a high ranking official was charged with fraud by the CCC and a former public servant was sentenced to jail (wholly suspended) for...

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