By Wendy Chang The Associate Director at Deloitte Risk Advisory looks at ways to effectively monitor third-party risks. Today, companies rarely go to market alone. Corporate success is increasingly supported by complex supply chains, outsourcing and other third-party relationships, forming what we term the “extended enterprise.” Products and services are now, more than ever, created,… Read More How to manage third-party relationships
By Paul L. Walker, CPA, Ph.D., and Mark L. Frigo, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D. Disruption is driving risks for every organisation. CFOs can play a critical role in helping organisations proactively manage them and create value. The role of the CFO in managing enterprise risk and creating future value continues to evolve in this dynamic and… Read More The CFO as a chief risk manager
By Cecilia Locati, FCMA, CGMA Fraudsters are becoming increasingly creative. Here’s how SMEs in the manufacturing sector can guard against losses. When we think about inventory theft, we often think of a sales assistant stealing a product from a shop stockroom or an employee carrying away items from a warehouse. Although these are common forms… Read More 5 steps to prevent complex inventory frauds
What actions in an internal audit can accountants take to demonstrate independence if their responsibility as the third line of defence becomes blurred with the first or second line? The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) highlighted this issue in a position paper titled The Three Lines of Defence. As a refresher, this paper also neatly summarises the… Read More Ensuring the independence and effectiveness of internal audit
China’s Belt and Road initiative is heavy on mega-projects, but Hong Kong is positioned to provide vital “soft” infrastructure such as corporate, financial, accounting and legal services as well as insurance, risk management, capital markets and trade assistance. George W. Russell finds out about possible opportunities for CPAs who think strategically about this US$900 billion… Read More Making Hong Kong the super-connector
After 20 years in the making, we are seeing heightened anticipation for the forthcoming Insurance Contracts standard. What does the new standard mean for us? This article outlines the background of the standard.