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Benchmarking Report

SOX Compliance: Changes Abound Amid Drive for Stability and Long-Term Value—Highlights from Protiviti’s 2015 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

Protiviti’s 6th annual study finds that SOX compliance costs, together with external audit fees and scrutiny, are increasing.

Hot Issue

Five Ways to Increase Your Critical Thinking

Popular KnowledgeLeader contributing writer Ann Butera explains critical thinking’s role in audit and offers tips to help you increase your critical thinking ability.


The Art & Science of Compliance

In this inaugural edition of Protiviti's newest publication, we profile the Renaissance person of today: the chief compliance officer.

Auerbach Article

Building the Foundation for Data Analytics

Certain data management topics lend a more complete understanding to the subject of data analytics, and these are addressed in this article.

Audit Report

Internal Audit Risk Assessment Report: Sample 3

This report outlines an internal audit risk assessment approach that facilitates the audit planning process.


Risk Management Policy: Sample 2

This policy establishes a structured process to evaluate and manage business expansion risk.

Updated Work Program

IT Data Management Audit Work Program

This document outlines steps to audit an organization’s data management process and includes a self-assessment questionnaire.

Featured Topics

Featured Webinars

KnowledgeLeader CPE Webinar: Elevate Your Critical Thinking

Join us on May 28th for this webinar with Ann Butera to learn about critical thinking’s role in audit and find out how you can increase your critical thinking ability.

Protiviti CPE Webinar: Conducting a SharePoint Audit and Resolving Challenges

Join us on May 27th to learn Protiviti’s approach to scoping, executing and reporting on an assessment of a SharePoint environment.

Featured Links

Enduring Awareness of Internal Audit's Value Takes More Than a Month

Building brand awareness for the importance of the internal audit profession requires a continuous focus by internal auditors. Source:

FASB Formally Proposes Revenue Recognition Changes

FASB’s efforts to resolve challenges with the new revenue recognition standard continue. Source:

Featured Klplus CPE Training Course

Introduction to Information Technology (IT) Audit

The objective of this course is to provide internal auditors with a basic understanding of the IT environment and the associated risks.

Knowledgeleader's Greatest Hits

Data Integrity Risk Key Performance Indicators

This document outlines data integrity business risks and practices for dealing with such risks.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

This Week's Poll

Publication: Five Ways to Increase Your Critical Thinking

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