DataConsulting November 2011 Newsletter

2011-11-01
Welcome to the November DataConsulting Newsletter!

We’ve packed plenty into the newsletter this time round. Have you done something pretty exciting with ACL that made a big difference? Then you should consider entering for the ACL Impact Award. We’ve got the details of how to enter below.

Don’t forget that ACL will be running the next instalment of their highly successful Boot Camp series on 1st December – definitely worth viewing if you want get your ACL skills to a higher level. In addition we’ve got further advice in helping to identify those pesky duplicate payments which affect even the most highly controlled AP departments.

Well I hope you enjoy our newsletter and please don’t get too stressed in the run up to Christmas!

Best Regards,

Robin

14th Annual ACL Impact Awards

The ACL Impact Awards are synonymous with business excellence, recognising organisations and people who are innovators in audit finance. The Impact Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision of those who are improving the levels of assurance and value they provide to their organisations.

There are five ways to win up to £7,500 in prizes!

Duplicate Payments Series

Part 4 – Duplicate Invoices; dupe or duped?

The latest instalment in our series exploring the world of duplicate payments looks into invoicing. We outline the seven key stages in identifying duplicate invoices to ensure you detect as many duplicated payments as possible.

Upcoming ACL User Group meeting

The next ACL London User Group meeting will be held in London on Wednesday 16th November from 18:00 to 20:00. There will be three presentations covering managing relationships, new features of ACL Desktop 9.2 and quick ACL hints and tips.

, spaces are limited

IT Audit- Two alternative uses for ACL

1. Telecommunications

The drive to keep costs down is as important today as it was at the beginning of the recession, and the wealth of information that is available to do this is astounding. Take for example telecommunications. The bills that businesses pay for phone usage is astronomical. What if there was a way to analyse phone usage by examining the detailed breakdown of bills?

2. Change Control

Management of change control can be a difficult affair. Whether it’s the management of program changes, independent testing and reperformance, or the comparison of program characteristics between revisions, there are few tools in the market that can cover all areas. ACL, however, is just such a tool.

FAP / IIA Conference – The Internal Auditor’s fraud toolkit

Experiences & Benefits of ACL

This month DataConsulting were at the FAP/IIA Conference – The Internal Auditor’s Fraud Toolkit. Discussions ranged from the Bribery Act to Whistle Blowing.

Free eBook – Don’t Get Stung by the UK Bribery Act

Leveraging audit analytics for compliance testing
While the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has been around for decades,the newly signed UK Bribery Act enforces even more far-reaching and stricter penalties. If you’re involved in Audit, Finance, Legal, Risk Management or Compliance in an organisation doing any business in the UK, be it directly or via subsidiaries, agents or branches this will affect you. ACL have released an eBook and Webinars to help you plan your next steps.

ACL Bootcamp Exercise 3

Data Access Drills

The next round of the popular ACL Bootcamp Webinar series will be on Thursday December 1. Shane Grimm will explore ACL’s ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) data access capabilities to help improve stability and reduce reliance on IT.

Upcoming Events and ACL Open Enrolment Courses

ACL Bootcamp Exercise 3- Data Access Drills: 1st December 2011

ACL London User Group: London, 16 November 2011

 

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