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Strengthening Your Control Environment

12 January, 2016 | (01 hr)

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Your company’s data contain untapped information to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently. Data analytics, which is often created in the framework of an internal audit organisation, can detect unusual behaviours and other anomalies that deserve management attention. One company’s efforts to review frauds led to the development of dashboards that enabled internal audit to conduct many remote audits, as well as provide management continuous monitoring of various activities.

Key takeaways

  • How data analytics can help uncover multiple factors that signal potential issues
  • Using remote controls to conduct more efficient and effective audits
  • Enabling management to find and remediate risks quickly
  • Provide more complete input to senior management and the board on the company’s internal control environment


Ranieri de Marchis

Ranieri de Marchis
Head of Internal Audit
UniCredit Group

Ranieri de Marchis joined UniCredit Group in 2003, since then he has held several leadership positions. He is currently responsible for the UniCredit Group internal audit activities across 22 countries supporting the Internal Control and Risk Committee of the UniCredit Board. His position reports...Full Bio

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter (Moderator)
Program Director, Chief Audit Executives Council, IT Audit Leaders Council, Mergers & Acquisitions Executives Council, Strategic Risk Management Council, and Strategic Risk Management Council (Temp)
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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