My firm Baker Tilly
I’m often am asked what can be done to make a fraud risk management program better, assuming one exists. To make something better, one must recognize and come to terms
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
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
At a minimum, as part of (emphasis added) your overall fraud risk management program, the following key processes/functions should be analyzed along with the embedded (key) internal controls,
The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release, “Executives at the highest levels of Petrobras — including members of its executive board and board of directors — facilitated the
While we can’t get into the mind of the white collar criminal, we can take a closer look at high-profile individuals who have perpetrated massive fraud at corporations and instances of fraud identified in practice, as well as some research, to help is identify a pattern of similar behavioral elements common to white-collar crooks and cultural elements common to their environments.» Read More
Boards and Audit Committee members this is a public service announcement.
You should be really digging in and asking why an investigation was shut down.
That is all!
The IIA Philadlephia is proud to announce the addition of Chelsea Binns, PhD, Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to its line up of presenters at the
Many companies have an idea, albeit vague, about ERM or enterprise risk management. But few have made real progress in planning or actual implementation. What is the holdup? A practical five-step approach can help companies get their arms around ERM … and begin to realize the benefits of integrated risk management, including escalating the right risks to the right people in a timely manner, and as a result, drive meaningful conversations with leaders to inform decision-making.» Read More
Compliance officers talk about controls constantly. Effective controls are the lifeblood of what makes a compliance program work. Most of us can rattle off examples of controls, or recognize a control when we see one.
So my fellow speaker asked the audience: What is a control?
Nobody dared answer. We all, me included, were suddenly uncertain that we could define a control correctly.
The speaker who posed this question is Jonathan T. Marks, partner at Baker Tilly and a prolific thinker on all things forensics, audit, and internal control. Lately Marks has been asking audit and compliance audiences to define a control — and to his dismay, most people can’t.
Read Marks’ definition of internal control.» Read More
Lack of separation of the CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER and the GENERAL COUNSEL has been cited as a cause of numerous corporate failures. In fact, separation is now the norm in Health Care organizations. In spite of numerous recommendations to separate the two functions, there is general agreement that the roles are closely related and frequent collaboration is required.
The issues relating to separation of the CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER and the GENERAL COUNSEL are most often discussed in terms of the differences in their roles (below).» Read More
In addition to establishing an ethical environment, board members and management must also take the lead in implementing and maintaining a formal fraud risk management program. One key element of such a program is a fraud risk assessment.
Risk assessments are part of the discipline of risk management, where enhanced frameworks and techniques have emerged. Risk management comprises the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by the coordinated and efficient use of resources to monitor, minimize, and otherwise control the impact of the risks on the organization.» Read More