By Jené Palmer CA(SA) (CGF Lead Independent Consultant) and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen
The recent public censure and financial penalties imposed by the JSE Limited on Tongaat Hulett Ltd and EOH Ltd for non-compliance with the JSE Listing Requirements, again brings the effectiveness of the internal audit profession (and indeed external audit) into question. Is internal audit adding value?
The question is relevant to both the public and private sector where examples of financial misstatement and the circumvention of internal procurement policies and procedures are increasingly being uncovered. In these circumstances, questions need to be asked about the future role and stakeholder expectations of internal audit.
By Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by Jene’ Palmer CA(SA) (CGF Lead Independent Consultant)
A plethora of corporate governance codes has been written across the world, and in spite of their recommendations which inter alia seek to protect stakeholder interests and shareholder value, many governance failures and organisational collapses continue seemingly unabated.
We are pleased to welcome Glen Talbot as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants. Glen has acquired a wealth of internal audit experience over the last 24 years in various industry sectors including the Financial Services Sector, Public Entities, Media Broadcasting and the Motor Industry. Glen has a keen interest in performing governance assessments with reference to the Corporate Governance Framework®, more especially in the areas of internal audit and combined assurance.