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January 25, 2016
Accused of stealing up to $20,000 over a period of four years through the illegal use of a county purchasing card (P-card), the former Newton County Fire Chief was recently indicted for four counts of “theft by taking by a government employee”. The use of the P-Card for personal use had largely... Read More »
January 19, 2016
Going to be in Toronto January 20th or 21st? Why not swing by the 2016 Canadian Commercial Card & Payment Conference? Hosted by the NAPCP, the professional association for the commercial card and payment industry, this year’s conference features a great lineup of what is sure to be exciting... Read More »
January 12, 2016
Finding your audit’s starting point can sometimes feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. We know because we’ve been there. As auditors ourselves, we used to dread the painful process of spending hours collecting, preparing and analyzing data from hundreds of Excel spreadsheets originating... Read More »
September 24, 2015
Let’s face it, accidents happen. For instance, I was at a gas station and saw a dad drive up in his SUV. Camping gear was loaded on the roof and there were two small children in his car, both vying loudly for his attention. He fumbled with his wallet trying to find his credit card and then somehow... Read More »
June 26, 2015
As we come to an end of the series, “Unlocking the Value of Audit Analytics”, I would like to thank you for following and re-posting. I hope you have benefited from these insights and continue to look out for more blog posts from CaseWare Analytics. Today, we’re focusing on how to get tangible... Read More »
April 16, 2015
Leading a software company, I wish I could say that the right technology will address all the problems auditors face. But, as we have progressed through this series, I have reiterated that there are a number of experiences that come together to deliver success. None more important than the right... Read More »
March 5, 2015
I like to imagine auditors as similar to the forensic scientists on television shows like CSI. Then reality kicks in and I am brought back to earth; but not entirely. At the end of the day, auditors are risk and internal control scientists investigating the deepest root causes of control breakdowns... Read More »
November 12, 2014
Traditionally, Internal Audit has approached audits from a reactionary perspective and organized their resources based on what has happened rather than what is happening. However, over time, this approach has had to evolve. Consider the impending cold and flu season that is before us. There are... Read More »
August 27, 2014
In every situation the interpretation of results is aligned to expectations.  For example, a sporting team making the playoffs may be considered a great success but another team is underachieving unless they win the title.  As a Chief Audit Executive (CAE) can you definitively state the... Read More »
June 17, 2014
Over the years, I have come to realize that there is a one thing that is consistent in Audit Departments that deliver exceptional value – a visionary leader. Audit executives today face major challenges with Board and Senior Management questioning the value they add. To be successful they have to... Read More »

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