John Verver is acknowledged internationally as an expert authority and thought leader on the application of data analysis technology in audit, risk management, and compliance. He is regularly asked to speak at global audit, compliance, risk, and control conferences and is a member of the advisory board of the Continuous Auditing Research Lab. John was also a key contributor to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Global Technology Audit Guide #3 on continuous auditing, assurance monitoring, and risk assessment.
John Verver is currently a strategic advisor to ACL. Until recently he was a vice president with ACL, with overall responsibility for ACL’s product and services strategy, as well as for relationships with key organizations in the audit, compliance, risk, and control market. His previous responsibilities at ACL included leadership and growth of ACL’s professional services organization, including consulting, training, and technical support. He led the overall development of ACL’s industry-transforming continuous controls monitoring solution.
Prior to joining ACL, John spent 15 years with Deloitte in the UK and Canada. During his tenure, he was director of computer services, with responsibility for IT audit and security services, as well as accounting systems consulting and implementation. He subsequently became a principal, responsible for building and managing the system development and implementation practice in British Columbia.
John is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Consultant and Certified Information System Auditor. He has served on the Council of the Institute of Management Consultants of British Columbia and on committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. He has an honors degree from King’s College, University of London, England.
Fraud is a problem for companies of every size – one statistic states that it claims up to 10 percent of annual revenue. Some fraudulent activity comes from external sources, including cyber breaches and theft, but some of it is an inside job. John Verver of ACL takes a closer look at common ways employees engage in fraud and what companies can do to protect themselves.Read more →
Risk management isn't a new concept by any stretch, but it seems ERM has really picked up steam in the past few decades -- a development that's likely due to some spectacular business scandals and the irreparable harm done to those organizations' reputations. John Verver discusses where companies currently stand in their risk management processes.Read more →
The role of the audit committee is expanding, and more is expected from the internal audit function than ever before. And this comes at a time when most audit professionals already feel stretched thin. In order to meet the growing requirements and achieve maximum effectiveness, there are a couple of surefire solutions internal audit can implement.Read more →
Internal audit departments have undergone significant change in recent years, a trend that's likely to continue for some time to come. In fact, IA ought to be embracing new technologies, as other departments have, to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness. IA's failure to properly leverage technology only stunts its growth.Read more →
Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) efforts are often spread across an organization. Each department takes a different approach with its own systems, technologies and tools to engage in risk management activities.Read more →
GRC assessment and execution is a critical mandate for international businesses – even in a tough economy. John Verver, Vice President of Services and Product Strategy for ACL Services, discusses the important of effective data analytics, and how it can provide a path to an integrated approach between audit and GRC.Read more →