Matt Kelly

Editor and CEO, Radical Compliance

Matt Kelly is an independent compliance consultant who studies corporate compliance, governance, and risk management issues. He maintains a blog,, where he shares his thoughts on business issues and speaks on compliance, governance, and risk topics frequently. Kelly was named as "Rising Star of Corporate Governance" by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance in the inaugural class of 2008 and named to Ethisphere’s "Most Influential in Business Ethics" list in 2011 (no. 91) and 2013 (no. 77). Kelly previously was editor of Compliance Week, a newsletter on corporate compliance, from 2006 through 2015. He lives in Boston, Mass., and can be reached at or on Twitter at @compliancememe.

Content by Matt Kelly:

The conceptual shift coming to audit technology

In a recent AuditNet survey, 76 percent of respondents said current audit technology at best meets only some of their needs. There is a conceptual shift coming to audit technology. Find out what it is in this blog post.

How to improve SOX efficiency in 2017

Don’t die of shock here, but SOX compliance teams will need to wring even more efficiency from their compliance processes in 2017. At least you know that going into your planning for next year.

SOX certification programs that work well

Even with 12 years of compliance experience behind us, implementing a systematic, automated process for SOX certification remains challenging for all types of companies. Here's what it takes to find a good one.

Live from The Exchange Community 2016: San Diego Day 1

Workiva kicked off its 2016 user conference Wednesday in San Diego hitting on themes of technology power and flexibility—which accounting, audit, and compliance executives will certainly need as they confront the modern regulatory and reporting climate.