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December 2022


Welcome to the AuditNet® Newsletter published monthly, featuring internal audit related content and resources. Return every month to read the latest Audit News That's Fit to Print. Subscribers have unlimited downloads to hundreds of audit templates, programs, risk control matrices, questionnaires, checklists and guides. Go to the online version.

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Auditing Emerging Technologies: Facing New Age Challenges

Emerging technology brings new risk into an organization, and auditors are tasked with finding the right balance between cost and benefit to mitigate risk factors.

Check out this article from the ISACA journal that shares the role auditors need to take as new technologies arise, and how to tackle these new responsibilities. Read here.

Survey: Key Skills and Qualities of a Successful Auditor

Internal auditors need to possess a wide variety of analytical and interpersonal skills to be successful in their profession. With so many skills to consider, we want your opinion on what qualities and attributes are most essential to be a top internal auditor. Let us know what you see as being key qualities. Take the survey.

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Top 3 Reasons that Auditors Visit AuditNet® (according to a recent survey)

  1. Finding audit programs
  2. Finding online training with CPE and,
  3. Researching best practices.

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The following audit templates are now available to subscribers. Come to the site to download a list of all the templates. NOW hundreds of free audit templates - the largest inventory of audit program templates on the Internet! 

This Month's Featured Templates

  1. Blockchain Audit Risk and Control
  2. Cybersecurity Governance
  3. Email Technology Audit
  4. The Auditor's Guide to Internet Resources
  5. Mobile Devices Toolkit

To view the most recent additions to the templates click on 'Audit Templates' in the navigation panel and then click on 'Added'. You may also search using the 'Search Audit Programs' box.

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Illustration and Webinar Series: Integrating Your ESG Efforts and Reporting Into The Business —  Part Four: Review ESG Capabilities - December 14, 1-2 PM ET - Join us for a discussion about ways to evaluate the performance of your ESG processes, technologies, and organizational structures to guarantee they are optimized for stated objectives. Register here.

The Future of Auditing, Certification, and Management Systems in Compliance Management - December 7, 2 PM ET - Join Compliance Week for a webcast on challenges for auditing, inspection, and certification, how to maximize the value in auditing and certification interactions, and the future of the industry. Register here.

Auditing Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - December 20, 3:30- 4:30 PM ET - Explore the benefits and risk considerations for implementing blockchain and cryptocurrency for internal auditing. Register here.

Featured Article This Month's Featured Articles

Disruptive Business - This IIA exclusive article covers what internal auditors need to keep a pulse on in order to advise their organizations in an age of rapid new innovations. Learn more.

10 Companies That Are Disrupting The Way We Work - There is surely no greater disruptor than the pandemic when it comes to the way teams work. Explore this article to learn more about 10 companies that have invented processes and products that sharpen, simplify, and improve work. Learn more.

Disruptive Technologies Roundtable Summary - The IAASB held a roundtable earlier this year as a part of its ongoing exploration of disruptive technologies. Check out key takeaways sharing insights about the impact disruptive technologies may have on the audit and assurance profession. Learn more.

Navigating Disruption: A New Age for Internal Audits - Dive into this on-demand webinar to learn more about what auditors should consider before implementing a new technology and the future of internal audits. Learn more.

Internal Auditors' Response to Disruptive Innovation - This report from the IIA's Norwegian branch explores how organizations should rely on internal auditors to help navigate disruptive innovation decisions. It covers the main disruption auditors should be ready for and all they need to know about these new technologies. Learn more.

Audit Talks The AuditTalks Discussion Powered by AuditNet® - The AuditTalks Forum powered by AuditNet® was created to help auditors (both current and future) globally to connect, share and collaborate. AuditNet® was established on the principle of progress through sharing and this forum is the 21st Century vehicle for online connections. This Forum is COVID Free, and we welcome the global audit community to post questions, share best practices and ideas to help others. If you are career auditor, we encourage you to mentor new auditors by contributing to this tool. Sign up for a free AuditNet® subscription and join AuditTalks today!

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