I spent the last several months interviewing many chief audit executives (CAEs) from all over the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of internal audit. What I found is that not only is the pace of change accelerating at an alarming rate, but along with the mounting challenges come plenty of opportunities too.

From these interviews, and my own experiences as a CAE at two organizations, I have identified some clear trends, challenges, and opportunities that most CAEs are working to address.

Jason Mefford is a Rock Star – Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. He helps Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals with technical & soft-skills training and coaching to navigate the mine fields of audit, risk and compliance in organizations. http://www.jasonmefford.com/ and http://www.meffordassociates.com

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Searching for non-coronavirus related stories, self-distancing Tom and Jay are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught their eye this week.

  1. What were the FCPA enforcement highlights from Q1? Harry Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog.
  2. Instilling trust in uncertain times. Bob Conlin in Navex Global’s Ethics and Compliance Matters
  3. Can 2008 be used as a guide for Boards in this economic downturn? Mark Gerstein and Christopher Drewery in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Goverance.
  4. Why must you be ever vigilent about fraud during an economic downturn. Jonathan Marks on Board and Fraud.
  5. Managing digital disruption, part 2. Jim DeLoach in CCI.
  6. Morrisons skates massive data breach liability in UK. Cordery Compliance Client Alert.
  7. Trump evisceration of EPA puts companies in ethical dililemma. Jaclyn Jaeger in Compliance Week.
  8. Marriott has data breach of 5.2MM guests. Aaron Nicodemus in Compliance Week.
  9. A whistleblower award goes to a compliance professional. Matt Kelly in Radical Compliance.
  10. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom concludes a month of looking at the role of innovation in compliance And opens a month of exploring continuous improvement, all on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program. This week saw the following offerings: Monday-Innovation in Compliance Leadership; Tuesday-What Does Innovation in Compliance Look Like?; Wednesday-Continuous Improvement in Compliance; Thursday-the Compliance Audit; Friday-Internal Audit and Continuous Improvement. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel. If you want to binge out and listen to only these episodes, click here. This month’s sponsor is Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com.

Welcome to the newest addition to the Compliance Podcast Network, Compliance and Coronavirus. As the Voice of Compliance, I wanted to start a podcast which will help to bring both clarity and sanity to the compliance practitioner and compliance profession during this worldwide health and healthcare crisis. In this episode, I am joined by Jared Connor, Subject Matter Expert on CSR for Assent Compliance. We discuss how expectations of compliance will continue during this health crisis.

This year marks the transition period as companies prepare for expanded Responsible Minerals initiative. While key events that were scheduled for this spring have now been cancelled, that does not mean that Responsible Minerals reporting expectations are going away.  How can companies understand these changes in reporting and enhanced due diligence expectations without the education and key stakeholder engagement these events provide?  The winter of 2021 may well have companies all over the globe scrambling to play catch up and taking some all too costly reputational hits in the market.

This podcast is sponsored by SAI Global. To learn how you can protect your business operations and workforce during these uncertain times, visit saiglobal.com/risk for free resources, expert guidance, and industry-leading technology.