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Top 10 Lessons Learned From Implementing COSO 2013 – The Bulletin, Volume 5, Issue 10

This issue of The Bulletin shares 10 lessons learned from COSO 2013 successful implementations from a variety of sources.

Auerbach Article

Five Principles of Building Strong Business Relationships

This article outlines five important principles to building strong business relationships, emphasizing why each principle is important with real-life examples.


From Cybersecurity to Collaboration: Assessing the Top Priorities for Internal Audit Functions

Protiviti's Brian Christensen and David Brand discuss some of the key findings from Protiviti’s latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey.

Benchmarking Tool

Setting the 2015 Audit Committee Agenda Benchmarking Tool

This benchmarking tool focuses on topics important to audit committee agendas in 2015.

Audit Report

Close the Books Diagnostic Report

This report focuses on improving the close the books process for the accounting/finance function.


Sales and Use-Tax Policy

This policy establishes the responsibilities, controls, authorizations and procedures for sales and use-taxes for all company invoices originating in the United States.

Updated Work Program

Security Management Audit Work Program

This document outlines steps to audit an organization’s security management process.

Updated Sample

Request for Proposal: Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

This RFP for internal audit and SOX compliance services provides a variety of sample questions to ask a potential outsource or co-source partner.

Updated Process Flow

Procurement, Disbursement and Accounts Payable Process Flow

This process flow focuses on the procurement, disbursement and accounts payable processes.

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Upcoming CPE Webinar

Top 10 Lessons Learned From Implementing COSO 2013

Designed to be of value to all organizations, this webinar will address some of the key lessons learned during the process of transitioning to the 2013 COSO Framework.

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Managing Intellectual Property Assets: A Governance Assessment

A shifting patent landscape calls for clear policies for creation, acquisition and protection of IP assets. Source:

Cybersecurity Top of Mind For Auditors

Internal audit professionals are making strides in meeting cybersecurity and data privacy standards, although much work remains. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Executive Certification: Understanding Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley

Under Sarbanes-Oxley, all companies should perform a rigorous review of their disclosure processes and implement needed changes.

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Payment Review Audit Work Program

This work program focuses on identifying unauthorized payments. It was tagged as a favorite by KnowledgeLeader subscribers.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

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