ACL 15th Annual Impact Awards

 2012-10-01

Achievement. Recognition. Exposure.

It’s your time to shine and enjoy the visibility and recognition of your peers. The 15th annual ACL Impact Awards is the premier award for professionals in audit and finance who are making an impact through ACL technology. The Impact Awards celebrates outstanding achievement and vision of those who are improving the levels of assurance and value they provide to their departments and organisations.

There are 5 unique award categories and a total of 10 prizes valued at over USD $30,000! We know that many of you have impressive stories to tell and we want to hear them. Enter today

And don’t forget to view the Winners Showcase for inspiration!

Open only to ACL customers, the odds of winning are pretty good and entering is easy and free. Simply complete the three page entry form to tell us the details of your story and email it in. You can highlight a completed project, or one currently in progress; no need to invent something new.

What are you waiting for? Share your story today and receive the recognition you deserve!

Judging Criteria and Award Categories

This is an opportunity to tell your story and be heard around the globe. Select one of the five award categories from the list below and complete the Entry Form today! And take a read through the Winners Showcase tab for inspiration! Their stories are just like yours.

Best Use of Audit Management Technology

This award is all about increasing team productivity, improving collaboration and organising audit work for a more effective and efficient team. Describe how your department uses ACL Workpapers to reduce manual effort and become more efficient in field work and project reporting. Explain how ACL Workpapers provides tangible benefits such as being more visible and increasing value in the assurance, compliance and communication provided across the organisation. Merit awarded for those who have integrated the use of ACL analytics technology into their audit plan.

Best Application of Continuous Auditing or Monitoring

From traditional periodic or point-in-time to continuous analysis across one or more business process areas, this award is all about your transformation of the audit, compliance or risk process. Through your use of ACL AuditExchange, tell us how you have increased automation with recurring and scheduled analytics, or explain how you expanded your audit scope covering more areas more frequently while visually reporting and monitoring the results and trends. Demonstrate how you strengthened controls and reduced audit or compliance costs while increasing organisational visibility and performance.

Best Use of Analytics

This award is all about using analytics and integrating them into your controls processes. Through the use of analytics, which can be applied to a range of audit, compliance, risk and control objectives, tell us how you have created and used testing procedures in support of a business area. Describe the improvement in the quality and reliability of the tests, the increased effectiveness, the reduction in manual work and how these applied analytics are now core to your overall processes. Merit awarded to those who describe how their use of analytics is used for FCPA/anti-bribery or risk compliance.

Most Promising New User

This award is for those users who have only been using ACL technology for less than two years. Describe how using ACL technology has increased your ability to detect fraud, waste and abuse, has strengthened controls, or increased the quality of your audits. Tell us how you have improved productivity, achieved insight into data, establish standards for reports and documentation or increase the organisational visibility of risk and control issues within a specific business area.

Most Innovative Use

This award is your chance to shine. Designed for users at all levels we want to hear the stories of how you are uniquely and creatively using ACL technology. Describe how your innovative use of ACL technology has profoundly impacted your business.

Grand Prize

The Winner is selected from all the entries to the main award categories. The story will articulate how, through the use of ACL technologies, you are resolving challenges and risk to illustrate business impact. With a focus on people, process and technology the grand prize winner has increased the effectiveness of audits and analytics.

Regional Awards

Based on those applicants who are short-listed for the award categories as the runner up in their region (NA, EMEA, LAC, ASIA). Entries must show business impact with quantifiable results.

Entries will be short-listed by a panel of ACL judges.

ACL will only publish the winners’ names and their stories with the consent of the participant and their organisation.

Phase 1: Call for Entries

Deadline: January 14, 2013

Phase 2: Short-listed Candidates

January 15-30, 2013

Phase 3: Winner Selection

January 31, 2013

Prizes

here are a total of 10 prizes with a value of over USD $30,000! And your odds of winning are pretty good as only global ACL customers are eligible to enter.

Simply submit the three-page Entry Form and you become eligible. It’s that easy! See the Winners Showcase to learn what others have accomplished. Isn’t it time to tell your story and get exposure?

Grand Prize Winner (1) Receives:

  • Professional Development – Up to USD 2500 for use towards professional development
  • Connections Conference – Free conference registration and paid travel expenses to attend ACL Connections 2013 user conference in Atlanta Georgia, USA (USD 2000 value)
  • ACL Technology – An ACL Workpapers audit management system for 12 months (USD 1200 value) OR an ACL Importer license (USD 895 value)
  • ACDA Certification – ACL Certification (ACDA) based on the skills and experience demonstrated through your entry (USD 250 value)
  • Publicity – Raise your profile and have your winning story featured in a global press release
  • Visibility – Present your success story through a written/videoed case study, webinar, podcast or at an ACL event
  • Recognition – Throughout the ACL community and your organisation

Audit Management, Continuous Auditing/Monitoring, Analytics, New and Innovation Winners (5) Each Receive:

  • Professional Development – Up to USD 1000 for use towards ACL training or consulting services
  • Connections Conference – Free conference registration and paid travel expenses to attend Connections 2013 user conference in Atlanta Georgia, USA (USD 2000 value)
  • ACL Technology – An ACL Workpapers audit management system for 12 months (USD 1200 value) OR an ACL Importer license (USD 895 value)
  • ACDA Certification – Eligible for ACL Certification (ACDA) based on the skills and experience demonstrated through your entry (USD 250 value)
  • Publicity – Raise your profile and have your success story featured in a global press release
  • Visibility – Present your success story through a written/videoed case study, webinar, podcast or at an ACL event
  • Recognition – Throughout the ACL community and your organisation

Regional Winners (4) Each Receive:

  • Professional Development – Up to USD 500 for use towards ACL certified training services
  • Connections Conference – Free conference registration to attend Connections 2013 user conference in Atlanta Georgia, USA (USD 1000 value)
  • ACDA Certification – Eligible for ACL Certification (ACDA) based on the skills and experience demonstrated through your entry (USD 250 value)
  • Publicity – Raise your profile and have your success story featured in a global press release
  • Visibility – Present your success story through a written/videoed case study, webinar, podcast or at an ACL event
  • Recognition – Throughout the ACL community and your organisation

For more information, please visit the ACL Impact Awards page.

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