There is a clear shift in corporate governance towards understanding and managing the risks that could
prevent an organisation from achieving its objectives. This has resulted in enterprise risk management and
combined assurance becoming fundamental and integral components of corporate governance. Although
enterprise risk management is a well-researched field, limited research is available on the introduction and/or
maintenance of combined assurance processes, and how these relate to enterprise risk management. The
objectives of the study reported on in this article are twofold. Firstly, it presents the interrelationships between
the features of enterprise risk management and the combined assurance processes. Secondly, by conducting
a survey of the views of chief audit executives within the private sector it determines how these features were
considered and addressed by organisations during the introduction and subsequent maintenance of their
organisations’ combined assurance processes. The most significant finding is that there appears to be a
dependency on the enterprise risk management process as a prerequisite for the implementation of a
combined assurance process. Furthermore, significant differences were found to exist between perceptions
from respondents from companies that had already implemented combined assurance / enterprise risk
management and those respondents from companies that are currently in the process of implementing
combined assurance / enterprise risk management.
Schreurs, H.K.; Marais, Marinda(Southern African Institute of Government Auditors, 2015)
This article explores the status of current combined assurance practices as experienced by the chief audit
executives (CAEs) of listed companies in the financial services industry in South Africa. The study aims to
Van Heerden, Judith Cornelia (Judy)(University of Pretoria, 2012-10-02)
Additional information available on a CD stored at the Merensky Library.The purpose of this study was to explore the concept of quality in early learning centres which could serve as the groundwork for the development of ...
Wort, Belinda Evelyn(University of Pretoria, 2012-12-14)
The first cycle of quality assurance (QA) was conceptualised and developed between 2001 and 2004 as reflected in the policy documents of the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). The HEQC as the national QA agency was ...