Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

That’s no shortcut, it’s accounting fraud

Last month Fiat Chrysler paid the SEC $40 million in penalties. The company had accumulated unreported sales in what FCA employees called a “cookie jar.” In months when FCA wanted its vehicle sales to appear better than they were, it dipped into the cookie jar to inflate sales numbers.… Continue Reading

When does ‘personal privacy’ become unhealthy isolation?

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Professor Eugene Soltes shared how “allowing integrity gaps to grow is especially unwise in an era when employees are increasingly likely to bring allegations straight to the media or regulators if they feel ignored by their leadership.”

He added that “to prevent wrongdoing, you need to understand issues that might be developing below the surface.” Professor Soltes specifically focused on how data enables “leaders to proactively identify emerging gaps,” and that “the location of specific integrity gaps — by both function and geography — can be extremely valuable.”

But not every risk can be captured on a GRC dashboard, and during the long stretches between annual training sessions and certifications, integrity gaps can grow and fester.… Continue Reading