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July 2022


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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.

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An Integrated Approach to Supply Chain Risk Management

How do you transition from viewing supply chain risk management as a checklist of activities to an ecosystem of functions and roles that work together toward a goal? This report from The IIA and Grant Thornton shows how developing common terminology is a critical first step, and outlines key steps in enhancing communication. Plus, you can gain insights on lessons learned about supply chain risk management.

Read the Full Report  

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Top 3 Reasons that Auditors Visit AuditNet® (according to a recent survey)

  1. Finding audit programs
  2. Finding online training with CPE and,
  3. Researching best practices.

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Audit ProgramsAudit Template  

According to the 2019 AuditNet® User Survey, the main reason auditors visit AuditNet® is to find templates for audit. As a result we moved the current and upcoming audit template additions here for the benefit of users. The following audit templates were added and 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! 

Template Additions This Month

  1. Client Acceptance & Anti Money Laundering Process Flow
  2. Company Secretary & Legal Audit Program
  3. Company Secretary Legal RCSA
  4. Complaint Management Process Flow
  5. Compliance Essentials Checklist
  6. COSO - 2017 Enterprise Risk Management - Integrated Framework
  7. RCM Complaint Handling

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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IIA International Conference 2022 - Sunday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 20: This is a great opportunity to expand your peer network and to get up to speed on the top issues facing the Internal Audit profession during these challenging times. Use the Discount Code: IC22WKVA to reduce the cost of your event. Register here.

2022 GRC Conference - Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 24: The IIA and ISACA are excited to present GRC Conference 2022! Join us in Orlando, Florida, or virtually and take advantage of opportunities to grow your network, expand your skillset, navigate challenges, explore solutions and position yourself to be a thought leader in the IS/IT field. Register now.

Workiva Amplify 2022 Conference - Monday, September 12 - Thursday, September 15: The Amplify conference is an annual multi-day event that brings together thousands of finance, accounting, ESG, and compliance professionals. Register here!

The Financial Services Exchange - Monday, September 19 - Tuesday, September 20: Be a part of the conversation with industry leaders, policymakers, and regulators to discuss leading-edge solutions to the greatest challenges facing the financial services sector. Register by August 1 & save.

Featured Article This Month's Featured Articles

5 Steps to Navigating Third-Party Vendor Relationships - For many professionals, a data breach is something out of a nightmare. What may be even worse is when the breach is out of your hands and via a security fault of a third party. Check out these 5 steps to protect your data through successful vendor risk management. Read the full article here.

Vet Your Vendors: The Intersection of Audit and Cybersecurity Risk - Audit professionals know the importance of careful internal risk management, but often do not give outside vendors the same meticulous attention. How can auditors begin to address these risks? This article from Radical Compliance's Matt Kelly takes a look. Keep reading.

Identify ESG Risks Within Your Organization - This collection of Global Knowledge briefs from the IIA provide information and analysis on changes to the dynamic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk landscape. Get practical information to help anticipate and prepare for new reporting regulations, position your internal audit function to provide high-quality services related to ESG, and offer direction on identifying ESG risks. Read more.

Audit Talks The AuditTalks Discussion Powered by AuditNet® - The AuditTalks Forum powered by AuditNet® was created to help auditors (both current and future) globally to connect, share and collaborate. AuditNet® was established on the principle of progress through sharing and this forum is the 21st Century vehicle for online connections. This Forum is COVID Free, and we welcome the global audit community to post questions, share best practices and ideas to help others. If you are career auditor, we encourage you to mentor new auditors by contributing to this tool. Sign up for a free AuditNet® subscription and join AuditTalks today!

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