Podcast: Building a Compliance Function

Today we have another Radical Compliance podcast, this time on the practical challenges of building out a global compliance program. I sat down with Charles Paré, chief compliance officer at CEVA Logistics, who has been doing just that since he started working for CEVA eight months ago. You can hear the full podcast at the…

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Podcast: The Importance of ‘ITGCs’ 

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Everybody understands that strong controls over technology are crucial to effective corporate compliance, governance, and external reporting — but not enough people (myself included) understand how those IT controls are supposed to work. So when the Institute of Internal Auditors recently announced a certificate in IT general controls, I was intrigued. What education need did…

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An Update on the Job Market

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Today we circle back to the state of the compliance job market now that the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic is receding in the United States. Our post today includes an interview with one of more notable compliance recruiters out there, who says that hiring these days has never been higher.  That recruiter is Steve…

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Podcast: Domestic Corruption & Bribery

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Several weeks ago compliance professionals saw two enforcement actions involving energy companies implicated in bribing government officials here in the United States. They were sobering reminders that FCPA-like misconduct can happen right here at home, too.  Today I want to pick up that thread again, with a deeper look at how domestic corruption risks do…

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Podcast: The Compliance Jobs Market

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Last week we published the largest Compliance Jobs Report ever, with two dozen compliance professionals moving into new companies or new roles across a range of industries and geographic locations. That was great news, but also surreal — falling on the same day that we saw unemployment jump to 14.7 percent in the United States,…

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Podcast: The Board-CCO Relationship

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Chief compliance officers are always looking for ways to maintain a productive relationship with the board, which isn’t easy considering all the issues both sides are trying to manage in a compressed amount of time. So today we have a podcast and column devoted to the subject. The podcast is a conversation I had with…

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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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Podcast: Lease Accounting Compliance Update

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Confession: I love the new accounting standard for companies to report their costs for leases. Not so much because I applaud what the standard tries to accomplish (although I support that too) but rather, because implementation of the standard demonstrates so many compliance and internal control headaches today. Hear me out. The new standard —…

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Podcast: CCOs Serving on Boards

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Regular readers of Radical Compliance know that I believe ethics and compliance officers serving on corporate boards is a superb idea. More and more of the governance challenges boards face, as they try to position their organizations for success, somehow touch upon ethics and compliance issues. Well, who understands those issues better than professional ethics…

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Podcast: The Chief Risk Officer Role

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We have another Radical Compliance podcast to start the week, this time catching up with those folks at Deloitte who recently published a report urging companies to do a more disciplined job with enterprise risk management. The report, published two weeks ago, surveyed 500 senior executives at large U.S. firms across a range of industries.…

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