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Big Or Little… Your Data Tells Auditors A Valuable Story
Big Or Little… Your Data Tells Auditors A Valuable Story

In an era where every click on a mouse or key stroke on a keyboard is recorded and retained, there is a never-ending amount of data that can be obtained, analysed, and interrogated. Gone are the days when only “big data” had the value of being analysed, with platforms like ChatGPT providing the power and […]

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A “Perfect Storm” For Employee Theft And Fraud
A “Perfect Storm” For Employee Theft And Fraud

During the various COVID lockdowns, businesses pivoted their operations to enable working from home arrangements for employees, while ensuring the key tasks of business continued. These changes included altering processes and traditional checks and balances used as reviews and approvals for key business transactions, ranging from processing customer credit notes, processing & paying payroll and […]

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Do You Have The Right Assurance For Not-For-Profit (NFP) Compliance?
Do You Have The Right Assurance For Not-For-Profit (NFP) Compliance?

In a recent survey of 70 Not for Profit (NFP) leaders, 86% were confident that all appropriate laws were being complied with. Such high levels of confidence are being expressed even with the continued reporting of wage underpayments, even in the for-purpose sector. Instances of such wage underpayments include, but are not limited to: Red […]

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Auditors – A Friend in Disguise
Auditors – A Friend in Disguise

Over a 19-year audit career, I think I have seen every possible reaction to the news that the auditors are coming to visit. While there are the few surprising responses of “we love audit time” from clients that see an audit as a way for continuous improvement, the large bulk of people become instantaneously guarded. […]

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Audit Driving Compliance Value for Directors
Audit Driving Compliance Value for Directors

Recently, I attended a workshop coordinated by Kimberly Lewis (General Manager of Hunter Prelude) and Grace McLean (NFP Connect) about the importance of getting the Board member skills composition right for a not-for-profit. This session talked about the experience and insight Board members can bring to an organisation in helping them meet their objectives and […]

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