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Top 10 internal audit focus areas for technology companies

Apr 03, 2017
From the Global Enterprise Institute

Technology companies grapple every day with challenges such as cyber threats, new industry and business disruption, and regulatory compliance. Our annual edition of the top 10 focus areas outlines internal audit’s crucial role in helping technology companies manage some of today’s most important risk areas. The 10 focus areas for technology companies in 2017 are:

  1. Cybersecurity
  2. Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  3. Use of data and analytics in internal audit
  4. BEPS and global tax reform
  5. Data governance
  6. System implementation and upgrades: transitioning to the cloud
  7. New accounting standards
  8. Global compliance framework
  9. R&D efficiency
  10. Business continuity management

KPMG selected these focus areas based on discussions with chief audit executives at technology companies, feedback from our technology internal audit share forum, KPMG professionals who work with technology companies, and KPMG survey data.

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