Number of control violations per 1,000 business entity employees

This measure calculates the number of control violations per 1,000 business entity employees. It is part of a set of Process Efficiency measures that help companies optimize their "operate controls and monitor compliance with internal controls policies and procedures" process—which incorporates planning, management, operations, and monitoring of internal control mechanism policies and procedures in order to manage internal controls—by minimizing waste and refining resource consumption.

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Measure Category:
Process Efficiency
Measure Id:
Total Sample Size:
284 All Companies
Key Performance

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Units for this measure are control violations.

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Number of control violations in last twelve months pertaining to financial reporting/accounting and/or security/access to financial records / (Number of business entity employees * 0.0010)

Key Terms

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Process efficiency

Process efficiency represents how well a process converts its inputs into outputs. A process that converts 100% of the inputs into outputs without waste is more efficient than one that converts a similar amount of inputs into fewer outputs.

Full-time Employee, Part-time Employee, and Temporary Employee

Full-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular full-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is normally scheduled to work forty hours per week. Appointment is continuous, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Part-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular part-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is scheduled to work less than forty hours per week.

Temporary Employee

A temporary employee is employed for a finite period of time, to fulfill a time-limited role, or to fill the role of a permanent employee who is absent from work. The length of time an employee can work for the organization and be considered a temporary employee may be governed by employment legislation.

Business Entity

For survey purposes, a business entity is defined as an entity that:

  1. performs significant aspects of the processes for the surveys identified, or
  2. is part of a cost or revenue center within the company.

Within your organization, diverse departments may be geographically co-located, with closely integrated operations that form part of one "business entity" which may be a great distance apart. When trying to determine if related parts of your operation should be considered a single business entity, look for the following characteristics:

  • Do they operate closely together?
  • Do they serve many of the same customers?
  • Do they support the same region or product group?
  • Do they share any performance measures?
  • Is data meaningful at a consolidated level?

Examples of business entity definition:

  1. A general ledger accounting unit located in Germany has two groups. One performs general ledger accounting for the corporate headquarters, which has three business units. The other group does general ledger accounting for one of the three business units. In spite of their geographic co-location, their roles are substantially different and consolidating their data into a single response would make it less meaningful. Each group should be treated as a separate business entity.
  2. Three business units within a corporation use a shared services center for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, but are self-supporting for the other financial processes. The best approach is to make the shared services centre a separate business entity for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, and to retain the three original business units for the other financial processes.
  3. A global manufacturing company has five plant locations, each manufacturing product and each with its own logistics operations. For purposes of completing a manufacturing and logistics survey, they should be treated as five separate business entities.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • - Design and implement control activities (10917) - Defining and executing policies, procedures, techniques, and mechanisms and actions taken to minimize risk.
  • - Monitor control effectiveness (10918) - Overseeing the activities for internal controls. Observe the effectiveness of policies, procedures, techniques, and mechanisms actions taken to minimize risk.
  • - Remediate control deficiencies (10919) - Taking corrective measures for policies, procedures, techniques, and mechanisms actions taken to minimize risk. (Conduct in accordance with Monitor control effectiveness [10918] in order to determine and rectify the control deficiencies.)
  • - Create compliance function (10920) - Developing a compliance function for internal controls. Monitor trading activity. Avoid conflicts of interest. Safeguard compliance with guidelines at brokerage houses. Avoid money laundering and potential tax evasion.
  • - Operate compliance function (10921) - Administering operational activities of a compliance function.
  • - Implement and maintain controls-related enabling technologies and tools (10922) - Implementing and maintaining the compliance technological systems or equipment that are control-enabled.