Risk Advisory

Linking strategy with risk.

Today’s business environment is more complex than ever, presenting organizations with new and evolving risks. In this fast-paced and uncertain risk environment, you need to act decisively and effectively to stay ahead of the curve.

Our team will work with you to gain a better understanding of your organization’s risks and opportunities while monitoring how long-term strategies are met. Too often organizations make a strategic leap without implementing sound checks and balances. We aim to help close the gap with best-in-class operational, financial, compliance, and IT risk reviews and mitigation plans.

Our Approach

We approach each risk advisory engagement with a clean slate. We won’t repeat the same general recommendations or make assumptions on your current status. We’ll deliver a solution that is customized to meet the unique needs of your organization, management, and stakeholders. We are passionate about helping organizations like yours improve internal controls, operations, enterprise risk management, and more. We’re here to help you meet your strategic and mission-related objectives.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

The purpose of ERM is to provide reasonable assurance to an entity’s management and board that your organization’s strategy and objectives are achieved.

Today’s organizations operate in an inherently risky environment. Managing this portfolio of risks is especially important to help ensure your organization can survive.

Our ERM methodology helps management to:

  • Align risk tolerance and strategy
  • Enhance risk response decisions
  • Reduce operational unknowns and loss
  • Identify and manage cross-enterprise risk
  • Provide integrated response to multiple risks
  • Seize opportunities

Process Risk Advisory

We’re committed to helping your organization manage risks and implement industry best practices. We deliver solutions that are custom-made to meet the unique needs of your organization, management team, and board.

We work with organizations at all maturity levels including those who don’t have formal internal audit functions. We can help you implement periodic health checks and root cause analyses to reduce risk and increase efficiencies. Areas of common focus include:

  • Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Production
  • HR
  • Talent management
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Payroll
  • Budgeting
  • Inventory
  • IT

Additionally, we can facilitate board member and management training in developing short- and long-term risk mitigation plans leveraging industry and technical expertise.

Project Management

We understand the risk associated with major projects such as process restructuring, remediation, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, and other transformation initiatives.

Transformation initiatives are an investment and effort that begins with pre-implementation strategic planning and post-implementation process analysis. Our project managers can work with your team and external software consultants to ensure your transformation goes smoothly and you attain the value from your major project initiatives. We can help with areas such as:

  • Developing new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Overseeing the parallel User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Monitoring and remediating identified risks and issues

Our team of experts can also manage and perform primary Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing for both financial and IT controls. Let us work to help you ensure your SOX Section 404 assessment framework is designed and operating effectively. This can also include actively participating on SOX Committees and acting as a SOX project coordinator.

Resource

Drive Value with Enterprise Risk Management

Today’s organizations operate in an inherently risky environment—managing this portfolio of... more
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Upcoming Speaking Engagement

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Larry Davis Moderated a Panel on Managing Risk

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