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Here you’ll find our opinions, viewpoints and rants. But don’t forget to add your comments – good or bad – on anything you like or loathe. We value your feedback.

Fraud Prevention & Detection: The Impact of Corporate Governance, Internal Controls & Culture
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We recently hosted a webcast in partnership with Dr Devendra Kodwani, Professor of Financial Management and Corporate Governance at The Open University Business School (OUBS). The professor shared his expertise from academic research and experience with fraud detection and prevention, …

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Is Digital Transformation Driving Up the Cost of SOX?
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In Protiviti’s latest survey of the state of play with SOX, over half of the largest public companies reported their SOX related external audit costs rose again in 2017.

Why is this?

They put it down to a number …

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Refocussing Internal Control Lens on Management Review Controls (MRC)
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Deloitte have recently released an interesting report in relation to the 15 year anniversary of Sarbanes Oxley. While anniversaries are usually an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on accomplishments. Instead of celebration, the 15-year reflection was met by several observations …

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7 Ways Smart Analytics Is Transforming the Purchase to Pay Cycle
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We recently hosted a discussion around Smart Analytics and its transformative effect on the Purchase to Pay Cycle, as one of the big 3 technologies. It was a stimulating discussion, sharing our experience from over 15 years of working with

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15 Risk and Compliance Insights
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Maximising the value from your existing Infor enabled controls monitoring & attestation processes

With a team of experts with 15 years’ experience as a company on this topic, and up to 25 years plus individually, we have been asked countless …

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10 Insights from Shared Services Leaders on RPA and AI Experiences
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It was a privilege to be asked to speak recently at the European Shared Services Leaders’ Summit held in London on 15th and 16th March.

This conference, delicately nurtured, tended and moderated by SharedServicesLink was a case study …

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Finance & Procurement Align for Agility, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Transparency
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The governance of End-to-End Processes and the related discipline of Global Process Ownership (GPO) have become hot topics for management over recent years. GPOs are popping up all over the business, with a strong centre of gravity in the …

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World Class Finance: Things to Consider for 2018, There’s Something for Everyone
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Every year we are all inundated with various pundits’ views of what’s in store for the new year. We are only 5 days into 2018 and already we have digested enough of this to give us festive indigestion.

So we …

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Nailing it Shut: The “Missing Link” in Managing Change, Programs and Projects
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Goals, plans, intent and intellect simply aren’t enough – ‘nailing it shut’ is the hard, final yards of any activity. Organisational shifts are built in part on Insight, Vision, Strategy, and Leadership. But equally importantly, maybe more so, they are …

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Maximising the Returns of our Customers’ Investments – Business Partnering
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Many of our customers have been investing in Consider Solutions for several years, at the critical nexus of finance processes, risk, control & compliance and ERP/IT enablement.

Your business is evolving. There are market-driven cycles that are affecting all industries. …

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