Lyndon Group’s corporate governance practice provides our clients the resources needed to meet their goals of enhancing entity level controls or the “tone at the top”. Organizations are motivated to implement and/or improve their ethics and compliance programs for various reasons – from the Federal Sentencing Guidelines to stakeholder pressure. Whatever the reason, Lyndon Group’s team of experienced governance professionals tailor programs that address client’s compliance risks and business needs. Whether clients are implementing a new program, initiating key elements, or measuring performance of existing processes, Lyndon Group can assist in an effective and efficient manner. We assess client’s processes to ensure they are operating within the various levels of applicable laws and regulations. Lyndon Group also measures the effectiveness of an organization’s monitoring programs to evaluate a client’s adherence to other commitments such as Code of Ethics/Conduct, internal policies, and contractual obligations.
Lyndon Group designs and implements repeatable processes and procedures to ensure that management is made aware when the organization is getting close to, or crossing, a “boundary.” All of this enhances the corporate culture by reducing errors and losses and optimizing return on investment.
We also provide clients with a one time and/or periodic evaluation of an organization’s governance, risk and compliance (GRC) capabilities. We share OCEG’s view that periodic evaluations are an essential element and a key control that benefits stakeholders, the board and others with organizational oversight responsibilities.
As part of an evaluation, or as separate projects, we also provide resources in these areas:
Public Listing Standards
Ethics and Compliance Risk Assessments
Code of Ethics/Conduct Development & Assessment
Whistleblower Policy / Program Development & Assessment
Pre-Employment Screening Programs
Policies and Procedures
Conflicts of Interest (COI)
Internal Audit Co-Sourcing, Outsourcing & Project Solutions
LG’s internal control outsourcing services can help you establish an internal audit function from scratch or transform an existing, compliance-only audit program into a proactive, value-added audit function. Whether as a co-source provider or an entire outsource solution, our internal control outsourcing services can help you in the following areas:
As companies comply with the reporting requirements of Sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, internal control is becoming a vital function in these initiatives. This reliance includes both short-term issues during the implementation phase, as well as longer-term reliance on the role and responsibilities of internal control in the process.
A company should consider outsourcing its internal control functions when:
How LG can help:
We can assist organizations that need help improving the quality and effectiveness of their internal control processes in several ways:
Audit Command Language (ACL) Services:
Lyndon Group can be a great resource with audits that involve ACL analysis. ACL is one of the most widely used data extraction and analysis products available for fraud detection and prevention in the audit profession.
Lyndon group can provide a data analysis expert with extensive experience in logical analysis and problem solving to help clients with ACL projects including:
Also keep in mind that a lot of the continuous monitoring that Sarbanes-Oxley requires can be accomplished by using ACL. Most of these projects can be done locally and/or remotely.
Contact us today to learn how Lyndon Group can add value to your organization.