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Top 25 KnowledgeLeader Pages of 2015

Check out our top 25 pages of 2015 to make sure you don't miss out on any of our most popular tools and publications!

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Risk Appetite: Is Your Entire Organization Engaged?

For companies that have grasped the concept of an evolving risk appetite statement, driving the risk appetite statement is turning out to be a challenge.

Hot Issue

2016 Finance Priorities: Forward, With Caution

Despite the signs of economic growth in 2015, U.S.-based companies are favoring healthy profit margins over increased market share.

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“No Fraud Here?” Look Again, Says New Survey From Protiviti and Utica College

There’s a strong incentive to replace the old refrain of “no fraud here” with the more proactive “not on my watch.”


Account Reconciliation Questionnaire

This questionnaire analyzes the effectiveness of the account reconciliation process.

Updated Charter

Project Management Charter Template

This template provides guidelines for creating a project charter, including the scope, objectives, schedule and cost projection.

Updated Policy

Payroll Policy: Sample 2

This sample outlines a set of policies and procedures for the payroll function, including how to process resignations/terminations.

Updated Policy

Policy and Practice Development Policy

This policy establishes guidelines for the formulation, finalization and maintenance of a company’s policies and practices.

February 1, 2016

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AuditNet CPE Webinar Series

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KnowledgeLeader’s Top 25 in 2015, INCLUDING Risk and Control Matrices

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U.S. Enacts Cybersecurity Information Sharing Legislation

Before adjourning for the year, the U.S. Congress passed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. Source:

Amendments Clarify Jurisdictional Issues in Auditor Reporting Requirements

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board has issued an amendment clarifying the format of the auditor's report. Source:

Featured KLplus CPE Training Course

Using Sampling in Internal Auditing

This course is an introduction to audit sampling and the role it plays in controls testing and financial audits.

Featured RCM

Deploy and Maintain Solutions RCM

This document outlines risks and controls common to the "deploy and maintain solutions" process, in a risk control matrix (RCM) format.

CCH Tax and Accounting - Accounting Research Manager Updates

Weekly Summary of Accounting, SEC, and Auditing Developments

Featured Publication

A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices