Posts by Matt Kelly

Compliance Jobs Report: May 31

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We have a shorter Compliance Jobs Report this week (a hangover from the huge reports of the last several weeks), including news about staffing changes at the SEC and a slew of personnel moves related to privacy, data governance, and cybsersecurity. Flowers Foods promoted its CCO, we have three intriguing job openings, and our Meme…

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Thoughts on RPA, Compliance & You


Robotic process automation is one of those emerging technologies that everyone loves to talk about implementing, and that many businesses actually are implementing.   So when Protiviti recently published an in-depth report about RPA that explores how to manage the development of RPA within a large enterprise, I read it immediately. Audit, risk, and compliance…

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Interesting Action From OFAC


Compliance officers might want to take a close look at the wrist-slap that State Street Corp. received from the Office of Foreign Assets Control on Tuesday, for violations of sanctions against Iran. It’s a small but telling example of how a robust compliance program brings benefits, OFAC or otherwise. OFAC did cite State Street for…

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Compliance Jobs Report: May 24

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Lots of news from large companies in the Compliance Jobs Report this week. Walmart has a new No. 2, Pepsico has changed its compliance leadership, and the CCO at A.P. Maersk has moved on, among much more news. We also have some CCOs moving into consulting world, and our Meme of the Week goes out…

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New Guidance on Critical Audit Matters


Accounting regulators have published new guidance for audit firms about how to disclose Critical Audit Matters they find with corporate clients. Internal audit and compliance managers might want to give the document a read too, since it serves as a quasi-blueprint of how to anticipate delicate subjects in internal control and corporate accounting. CAMs are…

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More Lessons From the Lunch Lady


We have more news on the tale of Bonnie Kimball, school cafeteria worker temporarily famous for getting fired because she allowed a student to run an $8 lunch tab for 24 hours. Now it seems perhaps Kimball was not entirely forthcoming about why she got fired — which, actually, gives compliance officers even more lessons…

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When Ethics and Policy Collide


Policy management buffs, put on your thinking caps. A school lunch program in New Hampshire has given us a doozy of an example to consider about ethical conduct, strategic priorities, and third-party management. You may have seen the story already. A cafeteria worker at Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan, N.H., was fired the…

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Compliance Jobs Report: May 17

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Another huge Compliance Jobs Report this week! The head of compliance at Dow has jumped to take that role at Baker Hughes; GEICO has reshuffled its internal control team; and we have more people coming or going at Duke Energy, Rockwell Automation, some private equity firms, and elsewhere. A great job opportunity for an audit…

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News on CCO Titles, Reporting Structure

Ethisphere has released another analysis of its World’s Most Ethical companies, finding a move toward a more clearly defined chief ethics & compliance officer role and more direct reporting to senior leadership. The study, released on Thursday, is the second in a series of reports Ethisphere is publishing about the 128 firms that made its…

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Oh Come On, CFTC…


Well this takes the whistleblowing cake: the Commodities & Futures Trading Commission is promoting its whistleblower program at a cryptocurrency conference in New York this week, complete with a booth in the hallway and free CFTC whistles handed out to attendees. The event is Consensus 2019, a conference hosted by news website Coindesk to discuss…

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