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Protecting a Privilege
Proposed legislation would protect companies' attorney-client privilege and likely preserve their ability to do thorough internal investigations. December 22, 2009
Will the SEC Get Personal?
Stung by the scuttling of its Bank of America settlement, the regulator may step up its scrutiny of individuals. December 15, 2009
As Internal Audit Staffs Shrink, Will Fraud Rise?
A new study finds that compliance staffs haven't escaped layoffs, leaving companies more exposed to risk. December 10, 2009
Does Sarbox Reduce Restatements?
While small companies lobby to limit their compliance with the 2002 law, a new study suggests it may provide a key benefit. December 2, 2009
Most Auditors Ace Internal Controls Tests
While the PCAOB's year-one review of its revised standard for auditing financial-reporting controls offers praise, it also outlines some problem areas. September 25, 2009
Speed Bumps for Early XBRL Filers, Users
FASB is close to overcoming a mismatch between its new codification of accounting standards and data-tagged financials that could have presented communications problems for CFOs. June 26, 2009
KPMG Should Be Tougher on Testing, PCAOB Finds
The Big Four audit firm was cited for not ramping up its tests of some clients' assumptions and internal controls. June 19, 2009
Internal Auditing: The 24/7 Approach
Not satisfied with monitoring small data samples, more companies are seeking complete automation of the audit function. June 1, 2009
A Defining Moment
Stung by charges that customers never saw risks coming, vendors of governance, risk, and compliance software are rebuilding their image. January 1, 2009
Internal Audit Automation Set for Takeoff?
A fledgling software developer may be pointing to the future of audit technology and a boost to the internal audit profession. October 22, 2008