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Top 10 internal audit focus areas for technology companies

Top 10 internal audit focus areas for tech companies

How internal audit can help tech companies manage some of today’s most important risks

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This annual publication outlines the critical role internal audit has in helping technology companies manage some of today’s most important risk areas and turn them into advantages. The 10 focus areas for technology companies in 2017 are:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Use of data and analytics in internal audit
  • BEPS and global tax reform
  • Data governance
  • System implementation and upgrades: transitioning to the cloud
  • New accounting standards
  • Global compliance framework
  • R&D efficiency
  • 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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