Audit Writer's Hub: 7 Steps to Writing Better Root Causes Part 1
Make your root cause analysis (RCA) clear and concise for your customers with these 7 steps for better writing.
Make your root cause analysis (RCA) clear and concise for your customers with these 7 steps for better writing.
These strategies will help you improve your audit report writing. Learn how to structure the content of your audit report.
Finding a career you enjoy is not an easy task, especially when you are unemployed and your skills are not in demand. The solution is the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act or WIOA for short.
Jose retired from the military and started a whole new career in IT with training from ACI Learning. What’s your next chapter after the military?
While nobody likes hunting for jobs, it can be especially difficult for transitioning veterans. The civilian business world just doesn’t work the same way that the military does. While the freedom to take your career in any direction is exciting, it may also be intimidating. It can seem like you have a million things to do before you can even begin to apply for IT professional jobs.
The work of internal auditors and compliance professionals is filled with frameworks, regulations, and policies and procedures documents that define the path for operational effectiveness. Follow those guidelines, manage risk effectively, and the likelihood of success increases. But what about our own success?
It's becoming impossible to decouple running a well-oiled business operation from mitigating cybersecurity risks. Yet, all too often in security, practitioners find that straddling business needs and attending to the technicalities of security is a mammoth challenge.
Much internal audit work has focused on financial transactions and controls. Now, many auditors are adding supply chain audits to their responsibilities. What’s behind this shift?
If you’re considering enrolling at ACI Learning, the first step in that process is an informational session with an expert Career Training Consultant. Here's a guide on what you can expect.
Those entering the internal audit and compliance professions often wonder what they need to do to succeed in their new careers. The following are nine skills and actions essential for success.
As the saying goes, "you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs." It's likely an expression internal auditors have heard or even used themselves to characterize the tension that can result from auditing a particular function or process.
What do you do when the world is in the middle of a pandemic and you lose your job? Many people would roll over and give up. But that wasn’t Alma Dunning’s reaction.
Some of the largest defense contractors in the world are located in the United States. There are a lot of benefits to working in this industry, but it's not all sunshine and roses.
Need help mastering your CompTIA exam? These 12 tricky secrets and tips will help you show up on test day confident and ready to pass your test.
Your team is your company’s biggest competitive advantage. Your growth, your assets, your sales victories, your intellectual property, your customer’s privacy, your reputation…all rest in the hands of your staff.
Giving and receiving feedback is an essential element in every internal auditors’ development. In this article, Dr. Hernan Murdock of ACI Learning provides seven key practices that should be part of this process to make it most effective.
With veterans experiencing unemployment at a higher rate than the general population, the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) connects veterans with short-term training to help them get hired quickly. Learn how VRRAP funded training at ACI Learning is an ideal solution for struggling veterans, especially those that have already used up their GI Bill®.
Internal auditors have a critical role to play in preventing fraud. Jon Taber, CPA, CIA, CFE, CFF, a Senior Internal Auditor at Casey’s General Store, shares three red flags that can aid in its detection.
If you're confused about U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) directives 8140, 8570, and 8570.01-M, you're not alone. But don’t worry. These directives may seem confusing, but they're actually easy to understand.
Earn college credit after taking one of our IT certification programs! Get certified, get hired, and get college credit to start your career in the IT industry.
Employee training is a low priority, yet it delivers better cost-benefits than most other methods of increasing productivity. This post excerpts the white paper entitled Top 4 Reasons Companies Invest in Training.
These days, traditional learning methods aren't always right. New training modalities and learning methods provide more flexibility, meet organizational requirements, and better align with learner preferences.
ACI Learning has partnered with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) to offer employment support services and has helped 56,000+ active-duty military, military spouses, and veterans connect to high-earning careers.
VET TEC is a new tuition and housing assistance program designed to help veterans get short-term technology training without using their GI Bill® benefits! Learn more and whether or not you qualify in this blog.
There’s no reason why you can’t pass the CompTIA A+ Exam the first time. Give yourself every chance to succeed by using these tips on how to study for the CompTIA A+ exam and other CompTIA exams.
IT Certifications can be a much better investment than a full degree. Find out how IT Certifications put you ahead of your peers in the competitive job market.
With an IT Mentorship, students are more satisfied, pass exams at a higher rate, and find employment more easily. Learn more about the advantages of studying with an Instructor Mentor at ACI Learning.
Earning the CompTIA A+ Certification is a great career move for anyone in IT. Follow this guide to learn why getting your CompTIA A+ certification will enable you to meet the growing need for IT professionals.
Many companies create new tech roles in diverse industries every day; jobs in sectors you are already passionate about. Here are the top 5 reasons to get a job in tech.
Through a combination of assurance and consulting, internal auditors deal with issues that are fundamentally important to the survival and prosperity of any organization and help to mitigate risks.
A few preemptive and proactive decisions can improve your data hygiene and make your information harder to crack. Start improving your security today with these six top cybersecurity tips and tricks.
Learn about what it takes to become an IT Auditor and why it might be the best career move you could make.
In American football, a good game plan uses all the players on the field to execute a great play. When you begin an audit, the internal audit entrance meeting is your kick-off to a good game.
Audit teams are being asked to do more with less. The question then becomes, how? Here are some strategies to help audit teams free up time and resources in their SOX program.
Professional skepticism is crucial to your duty as an auditor and contains three main elements that make a significant impact on audit quality.
The majority of threat “intelligence” you receive and attempt to operationalize successfully isn’t intelligence at all; it’s simply information. How do you turn cyber threat information into actionable intel?
Internal auditors with data analytics experience are not only in high demand among leading companies, but they are also gaining greater influence in departments that are eager to infuse their audits with more analytics.
What is the best way to study for a test? One of the most common questions asked. These top tips and strategies can help you learn how to improve your test-taking skills and make the studying process easier.
While the future seems uncertain for industries, Information Technology (IT) is creating jobs at an incredible rate and ACI Learning’s IT graduates are finding interesting and high-paying positions with major employers.
Are you considering a new career path in IT? Technology changes at a fast pace and making the jump from education to your dream job can be challenging. Education companies with a career-services department can help.
Effective IT audits involve effective planning. Creating an IT audit program can be daunting, but when broken down into steps it becomes more manageable. Here are some best practices to help you create the perfect audit.
For some, Sarbanes-Oxley might seem like documenting and testing internal controls is all there is to the compliance, but for auditors, it has brought significant and long-lasting changes to how they work. Here’s why.
The pandemic has accelerated the evolution of the audit experience towards virtual. Can auditors rise to this challenge when they can’t be physically present to verify inventory, conduct interviews, and observe processes?
Chief Audit Officers are expected to meet increasingly high requirements while staying abreast of emerging risks. Don’t let these top 10 concerns keep you up at night.
Internal Audit is still lagging the use of data analytics during audits, but why? Chief audit executives and their teams should join such implementations as they present an opportunity to partner and provide advice.
An Internal Audit Function (IAF) ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and leading practices for corporate governance. Help increase your board's confidence with this guide on how to establish an IAF.
If you have ever wondered about IT (Information Technology), we dive into the history of IT, its current state, and the opportunities that lie within it.
Introducing the newest addition to the ACI Learning family — ITProTV! They provide cutting-edge online and on-demand learning for IT professionals. Get a glimpse.
The IT industry is facing a massive shortage of workers. Plus, it offers excellent pay, outstanding benefits, and lots of employment opportunities. If you're looking to change careers, there's no better time than now.
While both IT certifications and degrees can get you a job in IT, they are by no means equal. Here's a look at some important distinctions between them.
Should CAEs report to the CEO or board? There's no clear answer, which can result in a dual-reporting structure that pulls internal audit executives in different directions and create plenty of angst.
So, exactly what is IT audit? Here's an informative breakdown of the role of an IT auditor, including responsibilities, necessary skills, and pros and cons.
Could enhanced skepticism among auditors and inspectors have prevented corporate scandals such as Enron, Wells Fargo, Theranos, Volkswagen — even some of the dealings that caused the 2008 financial collapse?
From evaluation to conversation, here's a look at some questions you should be asking yourself as an audit team leader, as well as some strategies for making your team’s review cycle better than before.
IT is one of the easiest fields to break into. Every industry – banks, schools, government, hospitals, retail, factories – uses IT in some shape or form, so the possibilities of where you could wind up are endless.
Why continually add to your skills and knowledge? Rookie auditors can gain basic technical knowledge that they can apply on their jobs, while veteran auditors can find greater value in exposure to new ideas and innovations.
It's just like Benjamin Franklin famously said: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." To avoid this fate and build the best audit plan possible, follow these five guidelines when making preparations.
The GAO acknowledged the impact of COVID-19 on the auditing field and announced three new exceptions to continuing professional education (CPE) requirements. Learn about the new exceptions and how to maintain compliance.
Uncertainty and risks heightened by the pandemic are making the risk assessment process more difficult. Here are the top risks that should be evaluated and will likely influence audit plans in the coming year.