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Benchmarking Report

Today’s Enterprise—Cyberthreats Lurk Amid Major Transformation: Assessing the Results of Protiviti’s 2015 IT Priorities Survey

Outwitting the wolves at your organization’s “cyber door” requires IT departments to deploy an impressive and innovative array of information security approaches.

Regulatory Update

COSO 2013 Framework Adoption—Strong So Far…

In this Flash Report, we assess where most companies stand today with regard to the transition to the 2013 Framework.

Auerbach Article

How to Create a 12-Month Plan in Just Two Hours

This article describes how to get two days' worth of planning done in about two hours with the use of a "Magic Wall" process.

Audit Report

Co-Op Advertising Internal Audit and Process Review Report

This 30-page audit report outlines the activities and tasks included in the co-op advertising process.


Enterprise Risk Assessment Methodology for Internal Audit Plan Development

This guide illustrates how an internal audit department can develop an effective and relevant audit plan by leveraging the risk assessment process.

Updated Work Program

Order Management Process Audit Work Program

This work program provides key steps for a review of the order management process, including identification of performance metrics and computer-assisted auditing.

Updated Work Program

Returns Management Audit Work Program

This work program focuses on transaction and controls testing for a company's returns management process.

Updated Work Program

Sales Compensation Audit Work Program

This audit work program suggests steps for a review of a company's sales compensation and commission payment process.

Updated Work Program

Warranty/Field Services Review Audit Work Program

This audit work program reviews controls to ensure that all service activity is captured, tracked and billed to the customer.

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FASB Plans Two New Proposals to Simplify Accounting

FASB recently took steps to simplify accounting in two areas: equity method and business combinations. Source:

Concern Over SEC's Authority Creep in FCPA Enforcement

New COSO framework for internal controls addresses third party risk that firms like Smith & Wesson have been targeted for. 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.

Knowledgeleader's Greatest Hits

Vendor Management Audit Work Program

The objective of this audit work program is to evaluate the controls and processes required for conducting a vendor management audit.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

This Week's Poll

Publication: Today’s Enterprise—Cyberthreats Lurk Amid Major Transformation

Previous Poll Results

Publication: A Reality Check on Project Management