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Winter is coming... Are you 504 ready?

Collaborating Author: Ina Thompson

The final month of a NYC summer never gets any easier. The subway stations turn into communal saunas, half the workplace has gone on vacation leaving you as their “out of office urgent matters contact” and it suddenly dawns on you that the end of the year (and...

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The Art of Negotiation for Internal Auditors

I used to define negotiation as that arduous battle of wills between two parties that was best illustrated by my least favorite activity in the world…buying a car.  That was until I became a parent and realized that negotiation is part of my everyday life.  

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What to expect when you’re budgeting for a new ERP

There is nothing quite as exciting (or expensive) as having a baby. My husband and I are still wrapping our heads around the price tag associated with raising our child. Similarly, a critical component of selecting a cloud-based ERP system is determining Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). There is a...

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How Internal Audit Can Help Shape Your Risk Culture

Last weekend I played “The Game of Life” with my son and I realized how early we expose our kids to the concept of risk.  As he approached the choice to take “The Safe Path of Life” or “The Risky Path of Life,” I found myself anxiously awaiting his decision. 

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6 Steps to Prepare for the New FX Global Code of Conduct

Incidents of serious misconduct such as Foreign Exchange (FX) rate manipulation and trader collusion have led to a deterioration of trust and confidence in the wholesale FX market as well as billions of dollars in fines and ligation costs for offending firms. In response to this, the Bank for...

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The 4 steps to building a CECL implementation plan

Contributing Author: Tim Biddle 

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How RPA Can Help with your Manual Processes

Collaborating Author: Daniel Green

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology can be applied in a range of industries. Demand is growing for robots to reduce costs and create efficiencies, especially in labor intensive processes. While many CFOs are now aware of RPA as an option, most are...

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How to Cultivate Curiosity in your Internal Audit Team

I recently took my six-year old to see Beauty and the Beast. After the movie, he began asking questions like “Why did the Beast throw the rose on the ground?” or “Why did the Enchantress turn the Prince into the Beast?” and on and on…and on (if you have kids, you know what I’m talking about). 

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CECL Modeling: In-House or 3rd Party? Choose Wisely

Contributing Author: Tim Biddle

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How creating a Part 504 gap assessment is like personal budgeting

Collaborating Author: Ina Thompson

In our last blog, “How you can make planning a 504 project like planning a vacation” we focused on the importance of project setup, defining a clear plan for the journey to April 15th, 2018, and keeping yourself accountable along the way. 

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