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Philip Ratcliffe

Internal Audit Consultant, Philip Ratcliffe Consulting, UK
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Philip Ratcliffe left Oxford University to start his life-long career in internal audit with Unilever, where he qualified as a chartered management accountant. He later became head of internal audit at a number of large multinational companies involved in manufacturing, distribution, and natural resources. He was then chief audit executive at a publicly quoted UK paper and packaging company. A long-term member and fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors (in the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Belgium), Ratcliffe joined the UK council in 2006, serving as president for 2008–09.

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  • Engaging Senior Management in Internal Control
    by Philip Ratcliffe
    Top managers in any organization have many calls on their time and attention. Vying for their attention will be customers, suppliers, employees, consultants, and many others. Internal controls can easily be squeezed out of their agenda. The problem this can create is that if senior management does not take control seriously, the “tone from the top” will be wrong—and if the people in charge don’t care, then why should anyone else in the...

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