In the wake of continuous newsworthy corporate failures, accounting scandals and a regulatory landscape requiring Boards to ensure that financial and non-financial risks are being effectively managed, the importance of having an effective control environment has never been more important.
In the UK, the Government has published the long-awaited consultation paper is proposing a number of corporate governance reforms including the introduction of a US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) like regulation in the UK to establish a framework for Internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) for premium listed companies and public interest entities (PIE) with Directors having responsibility for establishing and maintaining internal controls and procedures for financial reporting.
At Protiviti, we believe that an effective, well designed and agile control framework will help organisations to improve process performance, increase management reliability over reporting (internal and external) and be compliant with regulatory requirements. It will help to manage risks to an appropriate level, provide greater certainty over financial and operational outcomes, and reduce the overall cost of control operation and assurance.
Our solutions are tailored to provide value to our clients. We assist organisations across a full spectrum of internal controls programmes from “year one” builds, ongoing controls monitoring and testing, transforming or enhancing existing control programmes. We assist organisations to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of their control frameworks and minimise the costs of ongoing assurance, including controls monitoring and testing by leveraging enabling tools and technologies and through nearshoring and offshoring.
Our offerings are designed to suit a wide range of client needs depending on their size, geographical spread, risk and control maturity, regulatory requirements etc.