Posts by Matt Kelly

Compliance Jobs Report: April 5

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Blockbuster Compliance Jobs report this week! We have compliance people moving in or out of the Trump Organization (quit snickering), Stericycle, Anthem, Olympus, and Rio Tinto, among others. Fox News needs a vice president of integrity (really, stop snickering), and our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone who just wants an audit trail.…

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Oh, Gee: Fraud Case Involving Estimates

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We have a fresh case of accounting fraud to mull this week, this time with a Wisconsin trucking firm where three senior executives cooked the books for years and eventually drove $245 million of shareholder value over the cliff. Yet again, poor internal control over management estimates and use of spreadsheets played a starring role…

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SEC Nominee Emerges!

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It’s finally happened, folks: the Trump Administration is nominating someone for a long-vacant Democratic seat on the Securities & Exchange Commission, with potentially profound consequences for corporate governance and SEC regulatory policy. As expected, President Trump will nominate Allison Lee. Lee’s name has been floating around as the likely nominee since last summer, although for…

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Compliance Jobs Report: March 29

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In the Compliance Jobs Report this week, Fox News has a new head of compliance that it scooped from General Motors; QBE had one compliance hire arrive and another depart; other personnel news from Florida to Michigan, Canada to Brazil, and the private sector to the SEC. Our Meme of the Week goes out to…

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Glam Shots From WICA 2019

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The Women in Compliance Awards were awarded Thursday night in London, celebrating women in the profession in more than a dozen award categories. Alas, Radical Compliance could not be on scene to represent the Y chromosome, so as always, we pulled together some social media posts from Twitter to capture the festive mood and give…

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$50M SEC Whistleblower Award

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The Securities and Exchange Commission handed out two big whistleblower awards Tuesday that sent an unmistakable message to the employee whistleblowers about whom compliance officers worry so much: if you want a crack at that award, report to the agency promptly, and bring all the information you can. The headline is that the SEC spilt…

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Ethics and Stupid Social Media Posts

I came across a report this weekend — no, not that report — that ethics and compliance professionals might want to contemplate. It was a news report about a spokesman for the Federal Highway Administration, who has said offensive things on Twitter. The tweets came from one Doug Hecox, your standard-issue government functionary whom almost…

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Compliance Jobs Report: March 22

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The Compliance Jobs Report this week has a new compliance leader at Uber, and another departing from United Technologies. Other personnel appointments at Conifer Health, the Treasury Department, and shoe business Caleres; plus a few job openings, and our Meme of the Week goes out to all the dull managers in the world. I gather…

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Five-Part Series on Compliance Technology

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Corporate compliance and risk officers work under tremendous pressure today — not necessarily to do more with less, but to do better with what the compliance function has, amid increasingly complex regulatory and business environments. Clearly technology is the answer to that call, but astute use of technology remains challenging. How can risk and compliance…

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Cyber Breach Disclosures: A Mess

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Craving more information about how companies are disclosing cybersecurity breaches? Audit Analytics has a new report examining what publicly traded firms have been reporting in SEC filings — and you won’t get much guidance there, because those disclosures vary so widely. For that reason alone, the Audit Analytics report is worth reading. It shows that,…

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