Control Solutions International is a leader in strategic internal audit partnering. For over 20 years, we have supported audit committees, management and internal audit functions for organizations of all sizes and types around the world. Leveraging our years of experience and the diverse backgrounds of our highly qualified consultants, we are able to present white papers that cover the most current and pressing issues facing our clients today.
What You Should Know About OFAC Sanctions AND the Pitfalls to Avoid
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has been established by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to administer and enforce the United States’ economic sanctions programs. Sanctions can either be individual or extensive, but are typically focused on specific individuals and entities such as drug traffickers, money launders, or terrorists as well as other threatening entities and countries. Read More….
Four Common Construction Audit Fraud Schemes
If you think that your construction project is not at risk for fraud, think again. The AFCE’s 2010 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse indicates that on an average, 5% of a company’s annual revenue is lost to fraud.
Dodd-Frank Act: Things to Know and Risks to Avoid
With over 2,300 pages and 16 reform areas, the Dodd-Frank Act can be intimidating. First there is denial, then anger, then…How can we shortcut to acceptance and finally mastery of the new regulations – to the extent that we feel fluent in the detail and spirit of the Act. And ultimately, adjusted to the point that the Dodd-Frank Act does not confuse or alter strategic trajectory? Read More….
Internal Audits Role in Fraud Prevention and Detection
As early as the 1950’s, Donald Cressey, a criminologist, was studying and interviewing criminals to determine what made them tick. From these studies, he developed the concept of the fraud triangle, which remains the accepted theory of why individuals commit fraud. Read More….
Construction Audit: An Audit That Pays For Itself
A holistic approach to Construction Auditing, if done correctly and by implementing the right approach, can not only mitigate the myriad of risks such projects present, but Construction Audits performed correctly and with the right professionals can also result in a profitable exercise. Read More….