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November 2023


Welcome to the AuditNet® Newsletter published monthly, featuring internal audit related content and resources. Return every month to read the latest Audit News That's Fit to Print. Subscribers have unlimited downloads to hundreds of audit templates, programs, risk control matrices, questionnaires, checklists and guides. Go to the online version.

Jk Jim Kaplan CIA CFE and AuditNet® Founder


The Role of Internal Auditing in Enterprise-Wide Risk Management

Discover the vital role of strong corporate governance in managing risk with this comprehensive white paper. In today's landscape, organizations face mounting pressure to not only identify and understand the full spectrum of business risks, including social, ethical, environmental, financial, and operational, but also to demonstrate effective risk management strategies. This white paper delves into the expanding use of enterprise-wide risk management frameworks, highlighting their advantages over fragmented risk management approaches. It sheds light on how internal auditing, in both its assurance and consulting capacities, plays a pivotal role in managing risk within organizations.

Survey Opportunity: Generative Artificial Intelligence Usage

Over the past year, several generative artificial intelligence (gen AI) models were released. With the use of gen AI rapidly gaining popularity both personally and professionally, AuditNet invites you to participate in this brief survey to gain insight into how auditors and audit departments are leveraging gen AI in their processes. Take the survey.

Audit ProgramsAudit Template  

The following audit templates are now available to subscribers. Come to the site to download a list of all the templates. NOW hundreds of free audit templates - the largest inventory of audit program templates on the Internet! 

This Month's Featured Templates

  1. COSO ERM 2017 Performance Implement Risk Response
  2. COSO ERM 2017 Review and Revision Accounting
  3. Credit Administration RCSA
  4. Data Flow Interface Process Flow for CORE BANKING
  5. Depreciation Process Flow
  6. E-Learning Evaluation Checklist
  7. Finance RCSA
  8. Financial Institutions Audit Program
  9. Financial Institutions RCSA
  10. General Ser Admin RCSA

To view the most recent additions to the templates click on 'Audit Templates' in the navigation panel and then click on 'Added'. You may also search using the 'Search Audit Programs' box.

AuditNet® has always made available a downloadable (Excel csv) list of templates which included the name, subscription level and date added. We have updated the functionality so that the list now includes a description of the templates, number of times that templates were downloaded and a URL direct link to the template. You must be logged in to your subscription or access from a site licensee secure login link in order to download the template from the URL. We added this functionality as a benefit to subscribers and site license users to facilitate downloading. Non subscribers will be blocked from downloading content and be redirected to subscribe. To download the CSV file click on the Audit Templates link on the navigation column, then click on Download a listing of Audit Programs

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RIMS ERM Conference | November 2-3, Denver, CO
Join the RIMS ERM Conference, the premier event in the field of enterprise risk management, for an unparalleled opportunity to engage with industry experts, access practical presentations, and network with peers. This conference is your gateway to discovering innovative strategies that will elevate your risk management program. As the importance of risk management continues to rise, attending this event will provide you with invaluable insights and connections to propel both your organization and your career forward. Don't miss out on the chance to enhance your knowledge and professional network. Register now.

New Demands for Cybersecurity Disclosure and Controls | November 9, 2023, Virtually
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently enacted new rules for expanded disclosure of cybersecurity issues — disclosures that will challenge companies in numerous ways. This session will review what those rules require companies to do, and the implications for internal control and disclosure teams. Register here.

The Role of Enterprise Risk Management in Controlling Third-Party Risks | On-Demand Webinar
Join this complimentary webinar to gain insights into effectively managing third-party risks, a challenge faced by 66% of enterprise risk management (ERM) executives. The growing complexity of third-party relationships demands proactive risk management strategies. Discover proven best practices and real success stories showcasing how organizations have harnessed ERM to mitigate third-party risks. Register here to view the webinar on demand.

The Top Three Priorities for Enterprise Risk Management Leaders in 2024 | November 13, Virtually
This virtual webinar will help you to navigate the evolving landscape of risk management in a world filled with unprecedented and volatile market conditions. With 64% of boards planning to increase their risk appetite through 2024, it's crucial that organizations equip themselves with objective and consistent risk information to make informed decisions and strike the right balance between risk and opportunity. During this webinar, you'll discover three key priorities for heads of ERM to enhance risk-informed decision-making. Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your risk management strategies and adapt to the dynamic environment. Register now.

Enterprise Risk Management: The Foundation for Better Organization-Wide Decision Making | Dates Available November 6-15, 2023, Virtually 
Are you ready to enhance your decision-making skills and transform your approach to risk management? In a world where leaders face an overwhelming number of decisions daily, it's crucial to navigate this landscape effectively and avoid decision fatigue and burnout. This course offers a unique perspective on enterprise risk management. Through engaging group activities and real-world scenarios, you'll gain practical insights and leverage leading frameworks like the COSO ERM Framework and ISO 31000:2019. These tools will empower you to understand and manage risk across your organization, ultimately leading to more informed and successful decision-making. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your risk management skills. Register here.

Featured Article This Month's Featured Articles

Using Risk Prioritization To Increase the Value of Your ERM program
Maintaining an effective enterprise risk management (ERM) program requires more than just a risk assessment process. Many ERM programs face challenges due to competing interests and varying definitions of risk across departments. To overcome these issues, organizations must adopt a holistic understanding of risk. Furthermore, fostering a risk culture across the organization is crucial for ERM success. To learn five key tips for achieving this, read this article and learn how to best enhance the value and effectiveness of your ERM program.

Risk Mitigation Strategies to Increase the Value of ERM
This article delves into the importance of actively mitigating risks within an ERM program, highlighting that risk mitigation should not only involve identifying and reporting risks, but also proactively addressing them through a well-defined plan. To gain more insights into how organizations can transform their ERM programs, read this article.

Applying ERM to ESG
In a rapidly evolving risk landscape, businesses are facing increasing pressure from stakeholders and regulators to enhance accountability, transparency, and sustainability across their operations. This blog explores the significance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs in organizations and the practical steps for implementing them. While the importance of adopting ESG principles is widely acknowledged, the implementation process remains unclear for many risk professionals. This blog demonstrates how enterprise risk management (ERM) can provide a systematic and holistic approach to managing ESG risks as part of the broader risk portfolio.

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