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In The NewsAudit News that's Fit to Print! 

September 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


Deloitte: Moving Toward True Organizational Resilience

In today's fast-changing business environment, resilience has become a pivotal factor for success. Deloitte sheds light on the evolving concept of resilience, emphasizing its role in preparing for disruptions and thriving amidst change. This article introduces five key resilience capitals—people, reputational, operational, financial, and environmental—that bolster an organization's ability to withstand shocks. Drawing insights from senior leaders, it underscores the significance of proactive resilience efforts while acknowledging practical challenges. Read the article here.

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 Governance & Culture Production & Planning
  2. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture Production & Planning BOM Production Order Reports Key Issues
  3. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture Project Accounting
  4. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture Project Accounting Authorization Monitoring
  5. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture Purchases Controls Approvals Documentation
  6. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture Purchases Policies Authorization and Responsibilities
  7. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture R&D Legal & Regulatory
  8. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture R&D Legal & Regulatory Compliance
  9. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture R&D Legal & Regulatory Research Accounting Confidentiality
  10. COSO ERM 2017 Governance & Culture R&D Legal & Regulatory Research Direction Resources

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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 2023 Financial Services Exchange | September 11-12, Washington DC, or Virtually
Join the IIA for the Financial Services Exchange to connect with peers and stay ahead in the dynamic financial landscape. This event offers insight from auditors in banking, credit unions, insurance, asset management, and more. It also offers the chance to network, engage with policymakers, and gain practical advice through success stories. Earn up to 13 CPEs and take advantage of available playbacks to maximize your learning experience. Reserve your spot today.

Amplify 2023: Unite to Ignite | September 19-21, Nashville, TN, or Virtually
Amplify unites hundreds of passionate audit, risk, accounting, finance, and ESG professionals with best practices, thought-provoking sessions, and peer networking. Explore 60+ sessions, dive into immersive workshops, and get inspired by amazing keynote speakers! Join us in Nashville, TN for the full in-person experience alongside your peers while earning up to 13 CPEs. Can’t make the trip? You can still catch Amplify content virtually and earn up to 5 CPEs. Register here.

IIA 2023 ESG Virtual Conference | September 21, Virtually
Join us at this virtual conference to connect with ESG experts and internal auditors who are actively evaluating their organization's ESG reporting compliance. This event is designed to provide you with a greater understanding of how ESG regulations will impact your internal audit function, how you can play a role in your organization’s ESG strategy, and ways to identify emerging ESG-related risks. Plus earn up to 6.6 CPEs and catch Workiva’s keynote session—we hope to see you there! Register here.

ACUA AuditCon | September 24-28, Miami, FL
Attendees at AuditCon can expect to delve into current audit trends and emerging issues, explore specialized knowledge, and gain insights into risk management, GRC, and ESG. The conference will also address crucial areas such as fraud and ethics, while offering opportunities for professional development and leadership discussions. Don't miss this chance to broaden your expertise across a diverse set of themes curated for your growth and success. Register here.

Featured Article This Month's Featured Articles

Hanging Tough
Internal audit can play a pivotal role in enhancing organizational resilience. Check out the IIA’s collection of articles to see how through dynamic risk assessment and technology-driven insights, internal audit not only bolsters present risk management but also prevents future challenges. By delving into the five key areas where the internal audit functions, you can provide crucial support to the risk management process. Read the articles here.

Interested in becoming an IIA Executive Member? Learn more about membership and the benefits here.

Organizational Resilience
This knowledge brief features insights from four esteemed audit executives: Mike Brunson, the chief audit executive at Virginia Credit Union (VACU), Michael Lasic, vice president and deputy chief internal auditor at CWB Financial Group, Kevin Thalinger, senior audit director responsible for workforce enablement strategy, and Phil Lacey, senior audit manager within the workplace enablement team, both serving at Bank of America. Together, they dive into their respective organizations' approaches to fostering a robust and adaptable internal audit workforce that can help strengthen business resilience. Read the article here.

Interested in becoming an IIA Member? Learn more about membership and the benefits here.

GRC Trends and Tips: The Path to Risk Resilience
To navigate the challenges brought forth by dynamic markets, shifting regulations, and unexpected disruptions, cultivating resilience has become a cornerstone of sustainable success. Workiva’s hub of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) resources is designed to empower internal auditors and their organizations in the journey to greater resilience. With expert whitepapers, engaging webinars, and real-world case studies at your fingertips, this platform provides a comprehensive exploration of GRC dynamics. Explore free resources here.

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