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.
Using internal controls to detect and prevent fraud in your organization
November 19, 2015

All organizations—whether they're big or small—risk money and reputation loss due to fraud. Find out what you can do to build effective controls to both detect and prevent fraud.

Avoid an FCPA investigation before it's too late
November 12, 2015

The message is clear. If your company is engaged in international activities, it's critical that you thoroughly assess and understand your company’s risks of non-compliance with the FCPA and design your controls accordingly.

5 best practices used by GFOA award winners
November 10, 2015

Producing a GFOA award winning CAFR or budget report isn't as difficult as it might seem. Here are five tips to help you get there.

The daily struggle with traditional software
November 3, 2015

Traditional spreadsheets aren't built to secure sensitive data and efficiently further collaborative governmental reporting processes. See what your spreadsheets are missing.

Operational risk: key risk indicators (KRIs)
October 29, 2015

Understanding the importance of key risk indicators (KRIs) and effectively identifying them in your organization results in a positive impact on operational risks.

How one solution helped a handful of departments
October 27, 2015

Hear from AES Corporation employees that wanted Wdesk for its financial reporting needs, but wound up using it in a variety of departments for different projects, including earnings materials, CFO and CEO scripts, business scorecards, proxy statements, and more.

Essential audit skepticism for management
October 20, 2015

What impact is professional skepticism having on your process? This week our guest blogger, Thomas Ray, member of the accounting faculty at Baruch College and former Chief Auditor at the PCAOB, discusses the important role of professional skepticism in companies.

Who’s the judge of XBRL quality?
October 15, 2015

We all agree—data quality is a very important issue. But how reliable are the assessments that are currently available to measure data quality? The Data Quality Committee is looking to improve data quality with freely available validation rules.

Retain internal audit talent with innovation
October 13, 2015

The demand for internal auditors is increasing, but supply is decreasing­—and executives with the right mix of skills for those tasks aren't easy to find. Find out how you can attract and retain internal audit talent at your organization.

An exclusive Q&A with Arianna Huffington
October 6, 2015

After The Exchange Community 2015, we were able to sit down with keynote speaker, Arianna Huffington for an exclusive Q&A inspired by customer questions. Read the blog to learn her take on boredom, technology detoxes, habits, and more.

Just released: photos from The Exchange Community 2015
September 29, 2015

Do you spot yourself in any of these photos? Check out our photos from The Exchange Community 2015.

5 best practices for RRP and CCAR
September 24, 2015

A group of risk professionals gathered in New York City and Chicago in July to discuss their reporting challenges, best practices, and lessons learned. Read this blog to get their top five best practices for the CCAR and RRP reporting process.

Thanks a million—Top 10 TEC moments
September 18, 2015

The Exchange Community 2015 was a success thanks to over 1,500 inspiring attendees. Take a walk down memory lane as we review the top 10 moments of this year.

7 things you need to know before you go to #WorkivaTEC
September 14, 2015

It's almost time to make the trek to Orlando. Here's what you should know about The Exchange Community 2015 before you arrive at registration.

5 tips for managers to survive the new era of auditor skepticism
September 1, 2015

The PCAOB is concerned about the quality of your audit and how skeptical your auditors are. The solution lies in the implementation of new processes and solutions to bridge this evidence gap. Managers, read this blog to get five tips to survive and thrive in the new era of professional skepticism.