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Protiviti, a global consulting firm, presents Powerful Insights. This podcast features leaders and subject-matter experts from around the world offering insights on key issues facing organizations in our dynamic, challenging and competitive global business climate.

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Protiviti, a global consulting firm, presents Powerful Insights. This podcast features leaders and subject-matter experts from around the world offering insights on key issues facing organizations in our dynamic, challenging and competitive global business climate.

    Powerful Insights - Building Technology- and Data-Enabled Auditing Capabilities - with Angelo Poulikakos

    Powerful Insights - Building Technology- and Data-Enabled Auditing Capabilities - with Angelo Poulikakos

    Innovation, transformation and the introduction of more advanced technologies are on the agendas of most groups in an organization today. The same certainly holds true for internal audit functions – but perhaps not at the same levels of engagement as departments such as finance and IT. In fact, the results of the latest Next-Generation Internal Audit Survey from Protiviti show that overall maturity levels for enabling technologies such as advanced analytics and process mining trend lower than areas of governance and methodology.

    Many CAEs and internal audit leaders want to capitalize on the greater efficiency and precision that more advanced technologies and automation can offer but are uncertain of how or where to get started.

    For this podcast, we sat down to discuss these issues and challenges with Protiviti Managing Director Angelo Poulikakos. Angelo is the global leader of the Technology Audit practice with Protiviti.

    For more information, read Innovation and Transformation Are Driving the Future of Internal Auditing, which is available at www.protiviti.com/IASurvey.

    Contact Angelo at angelo.poulikakos@protiviti.com.

    For a full transcript of this podcast, contact Kevin Donahue: kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 18 min
    Opportunities for greater efficiencies in SOX compliance programs may have a familiar ring to them - with Clint McPherson and Seth Schrank

    Opportunities for greater efficiencies in SOX compliance programs may have a familiar ring to them - with Clint McPherson and Seth Schrank

    Organizations are investing an average of 41% of their SOX internal costs for outsourced resources, compared with 37% last year.

    In this podcast, Protiviti Managing Directors Clint McPherson and Seth Schrank discuss opportunities to pursue procedural and structural changes in SOX compliance programs, most notably through the use of third-party delivery centers to handle the highly defined and repeatable controls testing work that dominates SOX compliance efforts.

    Protiviti’s annual SOX Compliance Survey benchmarks compliance costs, hours, processes and improvements, including how these areas are affected by current business conditions. This year’s results show that costs, along with the hours that internal audit teams devote to SOX compliance, continue to increase across most, if not all, company sizes, industries and reporting types.

    A number of results in this year’s survey showcase the commitment of internal audit and SOX teams to improve the efficacy and efficiency of SOX compliance efforts in the face of cost pressures, intensifying scrutiny from external auditors, labor shortages, remote and hybrid working models, broad and accelerated enterprise projects (e.g., system implementations) that result in changes/increases in scope, and other challenges. Many of these opportunities involve increased use of automation, as they absolutely should. Yet many internal audit teams have yet to explore another valuable opportunity to notch major improvements via a familiar but overlooked mechanism: centers of excellence and related service-delivery models.

    For more information, read SOX Compliance Amid Rising Costs, Labor Shortages and Other Post-Pandemic Challenges, available at www.protiviti.com/SOXSurvey.

    Contact Clint at clint.mcpherson@protiviti.com.

    Contact Seth at seth.schrank@protiviti.com.

    For a full transcript of this podcast, contact Kevin Donahue: kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 21 min
    People, Technologies and the Future of Work in Finance – with Protiviti’s Andrea Spinelli and Ken Thomas

    People, Technologies and the Future of Work in Finance – with Protiviti’s Andrea Spinelli and Ken Thomas

    “It's the end of the work as we know it, and I feel fine.”

    Our colleague Joe Kornik, Editor-in-Chief of VISION by Protiviti (http://vision.protiviti.com), wrote this in his latest feature article. This is true, but there also are many questions around the future of work, how we're going to balance work schedules, when and how frequently we’ll go into the office, how we’ll leverage new and emerging technologies, and much more.

    In this episode, we discuss these and other topics with Protiviti Managing Directors Andrea Spinelli and Ken Thomas. Our conversation touches on numerous future of work-related topics, specifically as they pertain to the finance organization. Andrea and Ken talk about achieving the right balance between an in-office versus hybrid work model, developing new people skills, and of course, the use of technologies in the right places. As they explain, no one said the future of work was going to be easy. Among other things, it’s about achieving the right balance, understanding where we are going to work, understanding how we are going to work, and determining what roles are going to require full-time employees versus what roles can be handled through a managed services model.

    Andrea and Ken are leaders in Protiviti’s Business Performance Improvement solution, focusing on finance, transformation, managed business solutions and more.

    For more information, visit the Finance Transformation section on www.protiviti.com. Also, learn more about the benefits of a managed services model at www.protiviti.com/MBS.

    Read Protiviti’s latest global CFO research report, Security, Data, Analytics, Automation, Flexible Work Models and ESG Define Finance Priorities, at www.protiviti.com/financesurvey.

    Contact Andrea at andrea.spinelli@protiviti.com.

    Contact Ken at ken.thomas@protiviti.com.

    For a full transcript of this podcast, contact Kevin Donahue: kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 27 min
    Innovation and Transformation Are Driving the Future of Internal Auditing - with Protiviti's Ashley Cuevas and Mark Peters

    Innovation and Transformation Are Driving the Future of Internal Auditing - with Protiviti's Ashley Cuevas and Mark Peters

    The past two years have seen unprecedented levels of innovation and transformation among organizations worldwide. Many organizations are operating in a significantly different manner than they did just a few years ago — focused on resilience, data access and governance, predictive analytics, enabling technologies, and more. Innovation and transformation, in fact, are now mainstays in ensuring businesses stay relevant and competitive over the long term.

    This unquestionably is a mindset that chief audit executives and their internal audit teams must adopt as well — and many have. According to the results of the latest Next-Generation Internal Audit Survey from Protiviti, a majority of internal audit departments have completed or are currently undertaking transformation or innovation initiatives. And perhaps more important, returns on investment are viewed to be substantial.

    In this episode of Powerful Insights, we talk with Protiviti managing directors Ashley Cuevas and Mark Peters, who discuss some of the highlights from our global study and what they’re seeing in the market regarding these matters.

    Ashley is the global head of innovation for Protiviti, and Mark is a leader in Protiviti’s global IT Audit practice.

    Contact Ashley at ashley.cuevas@protiviti.com.

    Contact Mark at mark.peters@protiviti.co.uk.

    For more information and to find our research report, Innovation and Transformation Are Driving the Future of Internal Auditing, visit www.protiviti.com/IAsurvey.

    Transcriptions of Powerful Insights are available upon request from kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 20 min
    Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2022 and 2031 - with Mark Beasley and Jim DeLoach

    Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2022 and 2031 - with Mark Beasley and Jim DeLoach

    Ongoing challenges triggered by a once-in-a-century airborne pandemic continue to unfold, reminding executives that the seemingly countless uncertainties in the market have triggered an overwhelming landscape of ever-changing risks they must manage. Staying abreast of emerging risk issues and opportunities is becoming increasingly difficult. Considering the rapid pace of disruptive innovation and technological developments in a rapidly advancing digital world, the need for resilience and agility at pivoting when the unexpected occurs is at all-time highs.

    These are among the many notable takeaways from the latest Executive Perspectives on Top Risks study from Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative.

    This episode of Powerful Insights features an informative discussion with Dr. Mark Beasley of NC State University’s ERM Initiative and Jim DeLoach, Managing Director with Protiviti.

    Mark is the Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Director of the ERM Initiative in the Poole College of Management at NC State University. The ERM Initiative provides thought leadership about ERM practices and their integration with strategy and corporate governance. As founding director, Mark leads the ERM Initiative’s efforts to help pioneer the developments of this emergent discipline.

    Jim is a member of the Protiviti Solutions Leadership team. His market focus is on helping organizations succeed in responding to government mandates, shareholder demands and a changing business environment in a cost-effective and sustainable manner that reduces risk to an acceptable level. He assists companies with strategy setting, business planning and performance management.

    In the 10th annual edition of this global survey, Protiviti and NC State University’s ERM Initiative report on the top risks on the minds of global boards of directors and executives in 2022 and over the next 10 years, into 2031. Our respondent group, which includes 1,453 board members and C-suite executives from around the world, provided their perspectives about the potential impact over the next 12 months and next decade of 36 risk issues.

    For more information and to find the research report, Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2022 and 2031, visit www.protiviti.com/toprisks.

    Transcriptions of Powerful Insights are available upon request from kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 35 min
    Future of Cryptocurrency: EFTs and an Evolving Regulatory Regime-with Vlad Tasevski from Purpose Investments and Elliot Johnson from Evolve

    Future of Cryptocurrency: EFTs and an Evolving Regulatory Regime-with Vlad Tasevski from Purpose Investments and Elliot Johnson from Evolve

    In this episode, Jackie Sanz, Managing Director leading Protiviti’s Canadian Risk and Compliance solution, interviews Vlad Tasevski, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Product at Purpose Investments, and Elliot Johnson, Chief Investment officer and Chief Operation Officer at Evolve ETFs. Jackie, Vlad and Elliot discuss the current and future state of cryptocurrency.

    To learn more about Protiviti’s Risk Transformation services, visit us at our website: www.protiviti.com/US-en/risk-compliance/risk-transformation.

    Transcriptions of Powerful Insights are available upon request from kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 34 min

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