Within the past few months, I was fortunate enough to represent Schellman & Company at various women’s leadership conferences. These events were industry-specific, with one being geared towards women in technology and the other towards women in accounting. Among the vast technical topics and working sessions, there were many keynotes and break-out meetings focused on the female struggle in the workplace and how working women can find a voice, climb the ranks, achieve personal life balance—in other words, have it all. Though both the technology and accounting industries are overwhelmingly male, the women at these conferences did not point the finger and blame men; rather, they created positive forums where women were able to share experiences and help one another become their best selves.
Implementing a new compliance initiative is one of the biggest challenges companies and compliance officers face. Many times, employees see new compliance initiatives as a response to something that went wrong. However, in reality, most new compliance initiatives are the result of changing laws, regulations, company contracts and meeting best practices. If you plan to launch a new compliance initiative in 2016, here are some key tips to help ensure it takes root.
Internal Kick-off meetings help with audit preparation for an organization that is about to undergo an examination.