IOSCO 2016: 5 key takeaways for securities regulators
May 20, 2016

Global capital market securities regulators met at the 41st Annual Conference of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Lima, Peru. Here are five key takeaways from the conference.

risk assessment matrix
May 13, 2016
Do you feel like you're caught in the matrix when analyzing your company's risks? Read further to learn how to enhance your assessment process with a risk assessment matrix.
ccar stress testing
May 11, 2016
Now that Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) submissions are complete, it's time to take a well-deserved break and wait for the regulatory responses to roll in. In the meantime, here are five steps to improved processes.
Tom Fox internal controls case
May 5, 2016

Read this guest blog post by Tom Fox, attorney and FCPA expert, to learn about the enforcement actions taken against VimpelCom for internal controls failures.

April 28, 2016

Searching for a solution to keep SEC support documentation organized and accessible, Noodles & Company turned to Wdesk for the sophisticated reporting process it needed.

5 best practices for meeting new demands on SOX compliance and controls
April 26, 2016

The SEC and PCAOB are on a steep trajectory to increase demands on SOX compliance and controls, with personal liability becoming an increasing reality. Here are five key practices for stepping up and meeting those demands.

Preliminary guidance on XBRL extensions research
April 21, 2016

Extensions have caused much greater challenges than the SEC staff originally anticipated. Read this blog post for information about definitive guidance around XBRL extensions and the work of the Data Quality Committee.

Behind the W: Meet Lisa Benoit
April 19, 2016

Lisa Benoit went from Wdesk user to Workiva thought leader. Read on to get her thoughts on changes to the insurance industry, and why she joined us.

Frederick Bourke and Conscious Indifference Under the FCPA
April 14, 2016

Read as Tom Fox, attorney and FCPA expert, explains how the case against Frederic Bourke resulted in the expansion of prosecution under the FCPA and how it could affect you.

The state of the Data Quality Committee and XBRL
April 12, 2016

The Data Quality Committee (DQC) is working to make XBRL data more valuable for filers and has released its first set of XBRL validation rules. Read the blog post for information about the comment period and other work the DQC is doing.

A Practitioner's Take on ERM Strategy: Rethinking your lines of defense
April 5, 2016

ERM strategy is usually great, in theory. But, good theory is difficult to turn into actionable steps. This blog takes a practitioner's view on turning theory on lines of defense into best practices.

Is performing risk assessments putting your company at risk?
March 29, 2016

How often are you performing risk assessments? The answer should be multiple times a year. Find out 3 questions that you should ask when performing risk assessments.

PTC In China: internal controls failure
March 15, 2016

Read this guest blog by Tom Fox, attorney and FCPA expert, to learn about the enforcement actions taken against PTC Inc. for internal controls failure.

Behind the W: Get to know Nancy Miller
March 10, 2016

Nancy Miller is Senior Manager of Strategy and Thought Leadership at Workiva. But she's also into pyrotechnics and dirt biking. Get to know her.

How to detect and prevent bribery using internal controls
February 18, 2016

Recent investigations of large U.S.-based companies has brought bribery and FCPA compliance to the forefront of the fraud conversation. Find out how you can detect and prevent bribery using internal controls.

Understanding the value of natural capital for compliance and risk officers
January 28, 2016

Global leaders in accounting, social sciences, governments, and NGOs have joined together to develop new protocol to make business decisions through the Natural Capital Project (NCP). Read this blog post to get the principles and the framework.

The daily struggle with traditional software for government reporting
January 26, 2016

Discover the limitations to homegrown government agency data systems, in part two of this three-part blog series.

DQC validations available on Wdesk: immediately
January 21, 2016

The first set of validation rules from the Data Quality Committee are available to all Wdesk users immediately. Read this blog post to learn more and access exclusive resources.

Tips for evaluating internal control deficiencies
January 19, 2016

Read this guest blog by Thomas Ray, former Chief Auditor of the PCAOB, to get four tips for evaluating internal control deficiencies, based on recent remarks and relevant guidance.

Here's to a happy and successful 2016
January 14, 2016

Our accomplishments in 2015 are an affirmation of the collaborative, innovative company our customers and employees have built. We are excited to have come this far with all of you and wish you all a happy and successful 2016.

January 7, 2016

Veteran SOX manager, Tony Young, has saved a tremendous amount of time and has even attracted the interest of fellow department managers since he began using Wdesk at a banking institution.

December 22, 2015

In early December, a few Workiva representatives attended the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments in Washington, D.C. The big theme this year: improving the reliability and quality of reporting.

The top 10 reasons to implement a digital review process
December 10, 2015

Your current review process is tired. Here are 10 reasons to implement a digital review process.

Capstone Infrastructure Corporation values SEDAR reporting collaboration
December 8, 2015

This Canadian company values collaboration, and the fact that every team member can work in Wdesk on the same report at once has been a game changer.

Management review controls—are they providing the assurance you need?
December 1, 2015
Public company auditors—and their clients—continue to feel pressure from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) recent audit inspections. Find out what you need to consider as you evaluate the design and operation of your management review controls.