Assurance & Risk

Front-end your humility, and other lessons learned from audit

Trust in institutions has plunged over the past twenty years. The community’s belief in political structures, in banks, in religious institutions, in corporations – has dropped. In the corporate world…

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Bank fraud, and wider financial scams are on the up – and Australia is badly hit.

The inaugural KPMG Global Banking Fraud Survey has found that 61 percent of banks have reported an increase in external fraud in value and volume over the past three years.

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What scams abound, comes around

Back in 2016 we highlighted a scam in Australia favoured by external fraudsters that appears to involve organised criminal elements. We’re still seeing variants of this fraud some of which are succeeding.

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Adopting the principles of integrated reporting: the future is clear

While rebuilding public trust is a long game, business leaders can demonstrate successful progress and outcomes to stakeholders through integrated corporate reporting. Integrated reporting is a concise communication about how…

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Corporate Credit Card fraud is rising so how can we prevent it?

Corporate credit cards are not new. but, surprisingly, we are seeing a significant increase in frauds perpetrated through these cards.

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Connected consumers demand cyber security

With more of people’s lives being transacted, shared, stored online – privacy and security concerns are increasingly coming to the fore.

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Child Safeguarding: Why you must act now to make your organisation Child Safe

Children and young people are the most vulnerable members of society, almost solely dependent on adults to build safe environments.

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Tis the season to be jolly… Jolly cautious that is. I’ve been ‘Spoofed’ and had my data stolen

Tis the season to be jolly… Jolly cautious that is. For those of you who know me and my almost evangelical pursuit of cyber security, this may come as a…

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ASX 200: Integrated Reporting gains traction in Australia

Enhanced transparency in corporate reporting helps to address the trust deficit.

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What do 2 Dysons and a pressure cooker have to do with #AuditorProud?

A man-child friend of mine, let’s call him Jeff*, exclaimed he has matured as he now has 2 Dysons AND a pressure cooker. A Weber may have also been mentioned. You may wonder what this has to do with being #AuditorProud?

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The audit expectation gap: what people believe and what actually is . . .

Today – the expectation gap between what people believe the auditor’s role to be and what the role IS – has never been wider. And the expectations are continuously shifting.

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CIO study sheds light on cyber security and skills deficiencies

Data has become the lifeblood of modern business but it is also the new currency in security, and the prime focus of criminals and threat actors

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New corporate governance principles to restore transparency & trust in business

Restoring trust is the issue of the moment. Proposed changes to the current ASX Corporate Governance Principles could go a long way to improving transparency and trust, through enhanced corporate reporting.

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