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    May 9, 2023
    Organisations today spend an average of 30% of their IT budgets and invest a fifth of their IT human resources on technical debt management. This research, based on a global survey of more than 1,000 CIOs, CTOs and other technology leaders, underscores the burden created by technical debt and likely is an eye-opener for the CFO.[1] As organisations strive to increase their focus, and time and…
  • Newsletter

    October 17, 2023
    The manner that failure is embraced instead of feared in a business can improve the way the company evolves and responds to new market opportunities.
  • Survey

    July 10, 2023
    The 19th volume of Protiviti’s Internal Auditing Around the World® builds on a theme we explored in-depth earlier this year in our 2023 Next-Generation Internal Audit Survey — internal audit relevance.
  • Whitepaper

    April 17, 2024
    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) guidance, stakeholder demands and regulatory mandates are evolving and becoming more specific, and the time of taking a “soft approach” to sustainability reporting has passed. As the need to provide, or prepare to provide, limited and/or reasonable assurance in sustainability reporting grows, internal audit’s role in the reporting process becomes obvious…
  • Survey

    March 5, 2024
    Understanding recent trends in Internal Audit specific to the United Arab Emirates market is paramount. Collaborative efforts between Protiviti Member Firm in the Middle East Region and the UAE IIA brought forth insights into how UAE's Internal Audit functions are adapting to drive innovation, enhance resilience, and manage risks.Considering the disruptions caused due to technological innovations…
  • Survey

    March 9, 2023
    As internal audit functions face a continuing talent crunch and demands to support the organisation’s strategic moves in response to external events, chief audit executives (CAEs) are focused on growing internal audit’s relevance with the board, senior executives and other stakeholders. For internal audit functions, elevating their relevance requires ongoing evolution and a committed focus on…
  • Whitepaper

    April 18, 2022
    The webinar on Setting the 2022 Audit Committee Agenda was moderated by Brian Christensen, EVP, Global Practice Leader – Managed Solutions at Protiviti USA. The panelists comprised of: Dr. Nasser Saidi (President of Nasser Saidi & Associates, UAE). Mr. Walid Shukri (Board member and Audit Committee Chairman, KSA). Ms. Dana Al Yazeedi (Director of Internal Audit, Department of Education and…
  • Newsletter

    April 24, 2021
    Protiviti’s recent webinar was attended by over 250 participants, including Board & Audit Committee Members, Chief Audit Executives, C-suite executives and other Management levels across different industries in the MENA region. Protiviti had carried out a recent study to obtain insights from various Board & Audit Committee members on the mandate of the Audit Committee in 2021, which was…
  • Newsletter

    November 29, 2023
    Compared to prior years, our suggested 2024 audit committee agenda has taken a bit of a turn due to ongoing and recent market and regulatory developments.A complex business environment: The 2024 audit committee agenda includes important enterprise, governance, process, technology, and financial reporting and disclosure issues that merit consideration by the audit committee beyond its ongoing…
  • Newsletter

    November 29, 2023
    As they self-assess their performance periodically, audit committees may find useful the illustrative questions we have made available in our Assessment Questions for Audit Committees to Consider. Committee members should periodically assess the committee’s composition, charter and agenda focus in view of the company’s industry, circumstances, risks, financial reporting issues and current…
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