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Risk Advisory

BDO’s Risk Advisory practice works closely with clients to assist in the management of risk and the achievement of strategic business objectives through proper internal control systems. Our professionals provide the value-added risk management capabilities needed to mitigate business risk, support business strategies and continuously improve operational performance.

Our Risk Advisory Services

  • Compliance
  • Business process enhancement
  • Enterprise Risk Management & Internal Audit
  • Fraud prevention
  • Technology advisory

Business Process Enhancement

BDO assists organizations to achieve reliable performance and continuous improvement of their operations by providing controls optimization and business process enhancement and improvement services. Whether the goal is to improve productivity and reduce costs, leverage new business models and technology or avert risks within current operations, our experienced professionals can increase the returns of business process enhancement initiatives.

Compliance

BDO provides a range of compliance services that includes Sarbanes-Oxley and regulatory matters. By aligning compliance programs with organizational strategies and objectives, we assist clients in establishing a compliance program with greater accuracy, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Our methodology can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing 404 compliance processes. As a division of a national accounting firm, our professionals leverage the firm’s broad regulatory and industry expertise to deliver comprehensive regulatory compliance services.

Corporate Governance

Organizations face a variety of corporate governance concerns as well as intense internal and external scrutiny. A strong ethical foundation is required to support an appropriate culture of corporate governance. Our professionals assist clients by conducting corporate governance assessments and by providing design and implementation services. We help our clients develop policies and procedures, monitoring structures and educational and oversight programs to support proper corporate governance. Our professionals also assist clients in developing strategic organizational frameworks that can help an organization conduct self-assessments of its existing corporate governance practices.

Enterprise Risk Management & Internal Audit

BDO advises organizations on their approach to designing and implementing an enterprise risk management function that is practical and cost-effective. We assist clients by providing internal audit services, which enable organizations to leverage our methodologies, technology and experienced professionals to deliver a proactive, risk-based function. Some of the enterprise risk management and internal audit services that we provide include:

  • Strategic risk management design and implementation
  • Enterprise risk assessment
  • Risk management maturity and performance
  • Corporate governance assessment and design
  • IPO readiness and acquisition integration
  • Internal audit start-up and transformation
  • Outsourcing and co-sourcing internal audit

Fraud Prevention

With full support from an organization and proper implementation, an effective anti-fraud program can serve to significantly reduce the risk of fraud and increase the likelihood that, if fraud does occur, it will be detected at an early stage. BDO’s fraud prevention services assist in promoting best practices designed to promote an environment that reduces the risk of fraud and allow it to be exposed early should it occur. Seasoned fraud investigators developed the BDO's Fraud Prevention practice based on the skills and insights they gained through conducting numerous fraud investigations. An anti-fraud program can help an organization identify, remediate and monitor the specific risk factors that set the stage for fraud.

Technology Advisory

Information technology (IT) is frequently treated as a controlled business expenditure rather than a potential growth catalyst. Our seasoned professionals are skilled in providing risk-based IT functions that assist clients in strategically aligning, measuring and governing their IT systems so that they operate with greater effectiveness. Some of the technology advisory services that we provide include:

  • Business systems effectiveness
  • CIO advisory
  • Data analytics and continuous monitoring
  • System selection
  • Technology security

Our Service Philosophy

At BDO, we are all about service. We strive to develop long-term relationships with our clients, approaching each engagement with a focus on bringing value. Our senior professionals are actively involved in each engagement from inception to conclusion, and are sensitive to issues of discretion and confidentiality. In addition to providing strategic advice, we communicate regularly with our clients about the scope of each engagement and openly discuss fees to avoid surprises.