How can you increase your odds of detecting an ethical meltdown, or worse, a fraud?» Read More
Some of the biggest mistakes made when handling a crisis are not dealing with the problem head on, thoughtless or insincere comments, lack of communication with stakeholders, unprepared spokespeople, getting defensive after receiving backlash, or, sitting back and letting the problem grow. Domino’s, Sony, Samsung, BP, United Airlines, Equifax, KFC, are all good examples of companies who stumbled with crisis management. Organizations should study these crises and learn from the mistakes!» Read More
Caremark, Compliance, and Caution! Read why having active and engaged board oversight in the areas of risk and compliance is a must!» Read More
Organizations are under increasing scrutiny regarding ethical lapses and allegations of fraud. Fiscal year 2018 was a record-breaking year for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program, as more and more individuals have been coming forward with allegations of impropriety. Come learn how to use continuous auditing and monitoring in the fight against fraud – or help improve your compliance program!» Read More
Jonathan T. Marks, CPA, CFE, Partner at Baker Tilly and Joe Kodali, Manager from Montgomery Coscia Greilich (MCG) are presenting the following sessions on Friday March 29th:
NOW is the best time to prepare for international data #privacy legislation, making this a top strategic risk for boards to consider in NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors)’s 2019 Governance Outlook #NACDOutlook2019» Read More
If you think Good Tone or Conduct from the Top means you have an ethical environment, guess again!
Some of your people are up to no good.
Corruption can take many forms, but its root cause could and often does include a conflict of interest of some sort and possibly collusion.
OECD states, Conflict of interest
On December 6, 2018, in New York City, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Chair Jay Clayton delivered his speech, where he outlined where the SEC stands on its rule-making
American Conference Institute’s 35th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
“Fighting white-collar crime is a top priority for the Department, and we increased prosecutions in every
As My good friend Robert Mainardi says, “When presented with any new technique, approach, or methodology, there is always the temptation to jump right in and start using it
Related party transactions could be a “red flag“, and must be evaluated with the proper skepticism! Perceived opportunities to commit management fraud include the ability of the fraudster to
As the organization’s ultimate decision-making body, the board of directors plays two critical roles: overseeing management on behalf of shareholders and other constituencies; and advising management, albeit with limited involvement in everyday company operations – nose in, hands off! The board should not attempt to run the operations of the organization; it should oversee how management runs the company.
I am amazed at how many members literally are not engaged, which reminded that one of the traits of an effective leader, or Pilot, is being a good team builder. But how can you build a good team if you don’t understand the players? I’m not speaking about understanding their skills, I am speaking about understanding their level of engagement. That amorphous concept most ignore.» Read More
Corporate governance is the collection of systems and processes that an organization has in place to prevent or dissuade potentially self-interested persons from engaging in activities detrimental to the welfare of shareholders and stakeholders and helps to promote better overall decision making.» Read More
Compiling a list of thought leaders in ethics and compliance is fun, but so challenging. There are simply too many thoughtful people in this field — which is itself enormous and wide-ranging — to call out everyone worth following. So below is a small slice of the thinkers in corporate ethics and compliance that I try to follow.» Read More
It’s a mistake to ignore the human element when fighting fraud within a corporation. There are behavioral and
Ultimately, a monitor should benefit the company, its employees, shareholders, and the public by effectively furthering the goal of preventing and detecting future misconduct.» Read More
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The treasurer of one of the largest oil companies in the United States recently learned the internal controls over the initiation of wire transfers were