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Dispatches From FEI 2019 Conference

CFRI 2019 conference

Financial Executives International is hosting its annual Corporate Financial Reporting Insights conference in New York this week, a who’s who of financial reporting regulators, executives, and other thought leaders. Radical Compliance couldn’t attend FEI in person this year, so as usual, we’ve collected a bundle of dispatches from social media to call out interesting points…

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TRACE Corruption Rankings for 2019


TRACE International has published its annual rankings of corruption in countries around the world. As usual, New Zealand and the Nordic countries are the least corrupt places to do business, while failed states such as Somalia, North Korea, Yemen, and Venezuela are the worst.  The 2019 data is available on the TRACE website as of…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 8

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The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at VF Corp., CenturyLink, Myriad Genetics, and even the government of Tanzania. We also have a promotion at Cox, compliance officers going to consulting world, job openings from Boston to San Francisco — and our Meme of the Week goes out to all you fans of…

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Brace for Procurement Compliance!

The Justice Department is launching a new task force to crack down on procurement fraud, so corporate compliance officers should brace for a new wave of interest in how your employees chat with rivals and approach bidding on government contracts.  The dog and pony show happened in Washington on Tuesday, complete with a press conference…

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Random Thoughts on Compliance… 


Radical Compliance is in London this week, tending to a few speaking events and some much-needed pub visits. That means fewer timely posts than usual, so here are some random thoughts to keep you entertained while we wait in the immigration arrivals line at Heathrow Airport.  Washington should hurry up and pass legislation to extend…

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Study: Second-Hand Reports More Reliable


Some news that’s both useful to corporate compliance officers and totally relevant to our political drama in Washington: fresh research shows that whistleblower reports based on second-hand information tend to be more reliable than those from first-hand reporters.  Moreover, second-hand reports are more likely to be about accounting or business integrity issues; and the more…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 1

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The Compliance Jobs Report this week has compliance personnel moves at Marvell Semiconductor, Crowe, Ripple, and elsewhere; plus a bundle of personnel news specifically in privacy compliance. A few career milestones, job openings from Atlanta to Moscow, and our compliance meme of the week goes out SOX compliance professionals everywhere.  I gather these bits of…

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Early Returns on Critical Audit Matters


Earlier this fall large corporations started to file annual reports that, for the first time ever, included “critical audit matters” identified by their audit firms. CAMs have been a controversial idea for quite some time, but they’re here — and now we have some early research on which subjects audit firms are flagging for CAM…

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Report: SOX Compliance Still a Pain

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Internal auditors might want to look at a new report on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance that paints a rather drab picture of things these days: SOX compliance duties crowding onto your plate, costs going up, and compliance teams adopting new technology at a pace less than people might like.  The report, from the SOX Professionals Group and…

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Building Compliance at Georgia Tech

Today we have another Radical Compliance podcast interview, this time talking with Ling-Ling Nie about how she is trying to build the first formal ethics and compliance function at Georgia Tech. Nie joined Georgia Tech last March after a distinguished career in the corporate sector. Her objective since then has been to build a formal,…

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