Skip to main content

From the Editor’s Desk – Business Intelligence

July 29, 2020

This month, I’m sharing a story about business intelligence (BI). It’s easy to get caught up in just processing business transactions and not think about the stories they’re telling, but there’s so much valuable data that we capture that can … Read more

From the Editor’s Desk – Falsified Documents

June 30, 2020

By Rod Smith An employee received notice that their organization was about to be audited. The auditors provided a list of items to be pulled and have available upon their arrival. As the employee was pulling the requested items, she … Read more

Safely Updating Vendor Bank Accounts

June 15, 2020

While working remotely, the Vendor Coordinator team is noticing an uptick in the number of ACH requests for new and existing vendors. This is good from an efficiency and cost-saving perspective.

From the Editor’s Desk – Rod Smith, May Edition

April 30, 2020

The past couple of months have not been easy. Moreover, we’re having to operate a little differently, but I know UNC is capable of adapting to change and doing great things. Unfortunately, and during times like these, scams abound — … Read more

From the Editor’s Desk: Rod Smith – March 2020

February 24, 2020

This month, I want to share information on data analytics and business intelligence, two topics that are emerging as critical in the world of internal controls. Ironically, they’ve always been available to us, but with all the advances in technology, … Read more

From the Editor’s Desk: Rod Smith – February 2020

January 28, 2020

I was invited to give a presentation and assist a group with strengthening their system and controls, specifically their reimbursement process.  So, I researched their organization and their policies, and while meeting with them, invited one of the team members … Read more

From the Editor’s Desk – January 2020

December 20, 2019

I attended a Certified Professional Education (CPE) conference out-of-state.  My group’s assigned topics evolved around data privacy and data security.  As we shared introductions, I recognized that some folks in our group spoke interchangeably of the two.  However, data security … Read more

From the Editor’s Desk – Rod Smith, December 2019

November 27, 2019

This month, I would like to discuss preventing fraud versus detecting it.  Organizations often have an overreliance on detection versus prevention.  While the first method is good, it’s often very time consuming, costly, and sometimes, it’s a little too late.  … Read more