by David Ahola, CPA, CIA, CFA, CRMA, Internal Audit Director
Heavy workload, organizational changes and unclear expectations are among the common contributors to workplace stress, but did you know these factors could also directly impact your internal controls? Not only can stressed internal controls affect your profitability, but also place your business at higher risk for fraud, as Doeren Mayhew’s internal auditors often find.
Common business occurrences resulting in stressed internal controls include:
If your business is experiencing any of these factors, consider looking at the “blueprint” design of your internal controls. Also, conduct management reviews to maintain efficiency and effectiveness.
To determine the effectiveness of your internal controls, contact Doeren Mayhew’s internal auditors in Houston, Michigan or Ft. Lauderdale.
This publication is distributed for informational purposes only, with the understanding that Doeren Mayhew is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional opinions on specific facts for matters, and, accordingly, assumes no liability whatsoever in connection with its use. Should the reader have any questions regarding any of the news articles, it is recommended that a Doeren Mayhew representative be contacted.
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