Without clear guidelines and objectives, it’s easy for the lines of responsibility to become blurred, resulting in compliance officers taking on too many tasks without the necessary resources to get their jobs done efficiently and accurately, and ultimately, losing sight of their key objectives.
When companies offer cloud solutions it’s an understandable concern of business owners to wonder where their confidential data is being stored, and what measures are in place to ensure its privacy? As a supplier of cloud based auditing compliance solutions we get these questions all the time, so I thought I’d share how we protect our clients’ data.
The world is more giving today than at any time in history, in great part due to the awareness that has been raised by the internet and social media. This increase in awareness and giving allows huge opportunities for social outreach and growth for nonprofits.
In the same way that the information age has given visibility to global needs, it has also enabled potential donors to more carefully review organisations before donating. Most nonprofits are rated for their good, as well as bad, practices and ratings are exposed to the world at large.
Improved compliance – transparency and accountability – are vital today for securing donor loyalty.
I read recently that since 2005 more than 30000 people had died in the US as a result of large truck accidents.
This article is the third part in a three part series on how auditors can successfully navigate some of the obstacles and roadblocks conveniently adopted by more experienced auditees
In the first article we discussed time wasting tactics, the next article looked how to avoid challenges associated with scope of work confusion. Today we will be discussing the deliberate attempts we’ve experienced throughout the years to mislead us or keep us in the dark by auditees during the audit process. Specifically roadblocks in this area come under disclosure, transparency and non conformance.
This article is the third in a three part series on how Auditors can successfully navigate some of the obstacles and roadblocks conveniently adopted by more experienced Auditees.
With prosecutions on the increase, there is no time like the present to take a good hard look at your compliance program and how it matches up with the “10 Hallmarks” of an effective compliance program.
As we discussed in last week’s article, auditors often find themselves in situations where attempts are made to bamboozle them, frustrate the process or otherwise bring the whole audit to a standstill.
Over the last 20 years we have had our fair share of experiences in having to navigate the roadblocks some clients have placed in our way during the audit process.
As an auditor have you ever felt frustrated by the deliberate attempts to stall/sidetrack/confuse the auditor?
Our company has been auditing for more than 20 years, and we’ve experienced first hand clients throwing a raft of cleverly disguised roadblocks at our audit team in an attempt to throw them off track.
The purpose of writing this blog article is to help auditors successfully navigate these obstacles and roadblocks, adopted by more experienced Auditees. This is part one of a three part series, and this first blog discusses time-wasting tactics.
Having worked in the transport and logistics industry sector for the past 20 years, and auditing thousands of small, medium and large transport operators across Australia, I can say with confidence those transport operators who choose to take a systematic and preventative approach to Fleet Maintenance Management outperform and win more business than those who choose to stick with reactive type maintenance regimes.