Footnote Disclosures: The Story Behind the Numbers

The footnotes to your company’s financial statements give investors and lenders insight into account balances, accounting practices and potential risk factors — knowledge that’s vital to making well-informed business and investment decisions. Here are four important issues that you [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:43:11-05:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Footnote Disclosures: The Story Behind the Numbers

Prevent And Detect Insider Cybercrime Schemes

In one recent cybercrime scheme, a mortgage company employee accessed his employer’s records without authorization, then used stolen customer lists to start his own mortgage business. The perpetrator hacked the protected records by sending an email containing malware to [...]

By |2020-12-29T13:02:29-05:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Prevent And Detect Insider Cybercrime Schemes

Year-End SWOT Analysis Can Uncover Risks

As your company plans for the coming year, management should assess your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. A year-end SWOT analysis identifies what you’re doing right (and wrong) and what outside forces could impact performance in a positive (or [...]

By |2020-12-07T12:24:12-05:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Year-End SWOT Analysis Can Uncover Risks

How Effectively Does Your Business Manage Risk?

From natural disasters and government shutdowns to cyberattacks and fraud, risks abound in today’s volatile, uncertain marketplace. While some level of risk is inevitable when operating a business, proactive owners and executives apply an enterprise risk management (ERM) framework [...]

By |2020-10-30T12:22:17-04:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Effectively Does Your Business Manage Risk?

3 Steps To “Stress Test” Your Business

During the COVID-19 crisis, you can’t afford to lose sight of other ongoing risk factors, such as cyberthreats, fraud, emerging competition and natural disasters. A so-called “stress test” can help reveal blind spots that threaten to disrupt your business. [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:05:46-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 3 Steps To “Stress Test” Your Business

Establishing Your Company’s Risk Appetite

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) recently published new guidance on how companies can promote “risk appetite” as part of decision-making. It’s especially relevant in today’s uncertain marketplace. Digesting the new guidance The COSO guidance, [...]

By |2020-10-02T14:00:59-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Establishing Your Company’s Risk Appetite

Is This Your Situation: Trying to Maintain Internal Controls

According to a spokesperson from the Risk Unit of Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Establishing effective internal controls can help a department operate more efficiently and effectively and provide a reasonable level of assurance that the processes and products for [...]

By |2018-04-11T14:51:42-04:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Consulting|Tags: , |Comments Off on Is This Your Situation: Trying to Maintain Internal Controls
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