基恩无人认领的财产总裁Gail Warner的帖子出现在Keeane Unclaimed Property上’s corporate blog, “KeaneObservations”由Keane的无主财产Peter Teuten撰写’的风险管理专家。
我在哪里接 彼得上周离开了 regarding the topic of unclaimed property 审计 and how it relates to risk management and compliance.
审计和风险这两个词并存。这个单词“audit” alone makes anyone in a corporate finance or risk management department cringe and begin vigorous preparations (and palpitations!). But in the case of an unclaimed property 审计, that natural reaction tends to be a mix of confusion and uncertainty. It’s much more important now that companies understand the drivers of unclaimed property risk because 审计s are on the rise. Depending on state laws (and the extent of some state’s budget woes), unclaimed property offers states an attractive source of alternate capital (you see, much of the money states collect from companies is often used on state programs that would otherwise not happen or would require the use of additional tax dollars).
合规 and 审计 resources will continue to be under a heavy burden. The question is not “if” a company will get selected for an unclaimed property 审计, but rather when, and then how prepared will they be? Most companies remain unprepared for this eventuality, even as their own capital resources have become increasingly crucial to survival. Every dollar matters right now – and companies must do everything in their power to mitigate unnecessary costs that can result from fines, fees and continued 审计s.
However as with any 审计, preparation, understanding and attention to detail are absolute musts. Measuring your risk level through an assessment, therefore, is the first thing that needs to happen (and the thing companies are least likely to understand how to do!). The good news is there are ways to mitigate your company’s liabilities to reduce the risk of 审计 in the first place. As with any risk, proactively managing the issue ahead of an 审计 can mean significantly reducing cost, time and resources.
毫不奇怪，那些没有采取适当控制措施和审查程序的公司就是这样。一世’ll talk in more detail in later posts about unclaimed property compliance, 审计s and regulations, and offer some examples of companies that are effectively managing this issue.