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  • At Workiva Amplify, leaders from Chartered Accountants Ireland, Financial Accounting Standards Board, and Institute of Management Accountants shared their thoughts about international developments in accounting and finance
  • Their conversation offers guidance on how these trends are affecting the industry and provides insight into how you can mitigate these challenges
  • Discover their advice on the steps global accounting teams can take to build technological capability and recover faster from the crisis caused by COVID-19
  • A survey of state and local government employees in finance and accounting roles shows a variety of responses to budget pressures from the pandemic
  • Survey respondents report challenges with communication, collaboration, and outdated systems of work as some employees continue working from home
  • Finance professionals are balancing the need for technology investments against other competing initiatives

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GRC Crisis Planning Survey: How Ready Were We for COVID-19?

No one could have planned for every risk posed by the pandemic, but some organisations were more prepared than others: those with well-integrated GRC capabilities. OCEG surveyed 828 individuals about their companies’ crisis planning before, during and after COVID-19. Check out the stats.
August 24, 2020

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Two SOX Compliance Tips for a Post-COVID World

SOX isn't going anywhere—its underlying rules and regulations are unwavering in light of the current pandemic. But, the way we handle SOX compliance will forever be changed. Learn how internal controls environments have made a momentous shift since COVID-19.
August 17, 2020
  • Highlights from the on-demand webinar, Roundtable: How to Keep Culture, Productivity, and Risk on Track While Working from Home
  • Schedules and communication styles are becoming more flexible since a majority of people continue to work from home
  • Additional risks will arise as remote work leaves room for fraud and data security issues
  • Assess your current processes and prepare for years to come with this guide from Embark and Workiva
  • Pre-COVID processes and procedures might not fit your operations in the future—learn how to adjust
  • By preparing for the rigors of a SOX audit, you’re also identifying, analyzing, and addressing potential threats to your organization's post-COVID future

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Municipal Securities and Continuing Disclosure During COVID-19

Issuers of municipal securities who update the public on how they're managing COVID-19 could reap benefits, such as more positive interest from investors and better pricing. Consider including the following points in your disclosures—and see how Workiva can help.
August 3, 2020
  • Finance and accounting departments are not immune to the difficulties presented by remote work
  • Through polling questions, Cohen & Co. determined the three biggest opportunities to enhance performance related to finance and accounting activities during a pandemic
  • FP&A departments can use cloud-based tools to better prepare for the audit and streamline close procedures without ever having to step into the office

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