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Survey Report

Top Priorities for Internal Auditors in U.S. Healthcare Provider Organizations

This report discusses four key areas of priority for healthcare organizations intent on delivering assurance across multiple risk realms.


Financial Close Optimization: Five Steps for Identifying and Resolving Systems and Process Inefficiencies

A recent survey by the Institute of Management Accountants found that financial closing is one of the key challenges accounting and finance organizations face.

Regulatory Update

OCC Finalizes Its Heightened Standards for Large Financial Institutions

This Flash Report discusses the OCC’s final guidelines intended to strengthen the governance and risk management practices of large financial institutions.

Audit Report

IT Governance Review Report

Objectives of this sample report include gaining a high-level understanding of the organization's IT governance processes.


Receiving Policy: Sample 2

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures surrounding the receipt of inventory and non-inventory items and services.

Updated Work Program

Payroll/Human Resources Review Work Program

These two sample work programs focus on adequacy of controls, overall efficiency and effectiveness of processes, and compliance with policies and procedures.

Updated Questionnaire

Healthcare Management Planning: Risk Assessment Questionnaire

This questionnaire is intended to be sent to managers throughout an organization in order to gather opinions on a number of predetermined potential audit areas.

Updated Guide

Ethics Program Guide

This guide describes steps that companies should consider when developing or strengthening their ethics programs.

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Featured Links

Reputational Risk Drives Social Media Processes

In a recent study, reputational risk exceeded compliance as the top concern for financial services organizations with respect to social media. Source:

Conducting Cross-Border Investigations: Practical Tips

In cross-border internal investigations, challenges may quickly multiply to the point where they threaten to weaken the company’s operations. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Cost Accounting Module 4: Standard Costing

This course discusses standard costs and how they are used by management to control operations.

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Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Industry Topic

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CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

This Week's Poll

Publication: Top Priorities for Internal Auditors in U.S. Healthcare Provider Organizations

Previous Poll Results

Publication: Bridging the Data Security Chasm: Assessing the Results of Protiviti’s 2014 IT Security and Privacy Survey