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Advisory Services

Manage Controls - Mitigate Risks
The Tickmarks specialist team of advisory services helps organizations manage every accounting and transition issue with ease. Eliminate risks and forge ahead with Tickmarks!
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Start Growing With Tickmarks

At Tickmarks, we help you minimize risk by improving efficiency, reducing costs, and ensuring regulatory compliance. We also help to identify current and future business risks. This strengthens your overall risk management program so that you can focus on growing your business. We help your business stay focused on activities that add value to your company. Our extensive knowledge of the corporate financial landscape and our deep expertise in working along with various industries help us provide you with the best financial advice to face even the most complex challenges.

Risk Advisory & SOX

Risk Advisory Services

Whether your company is preparing for its first IPO or an established listed entity, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) can be costly and time-consuming; Tickmarks can develop a top-down, risk-based approach to SOX and other compliance obligations in alignment with your business structure and activities.

In the past, SOX has always had a bottom-up, “what might go wrong” approach; today, it is a more focused, top-down approach that emphasizes the need for controls.

At Tickmarks, we apply a top-down, COSO approach that helps in driving effectiveness and efficiency into the SOX programs. It helps to ensure that the risks are properly identified at the right time, and the controls and vital processes are applied to mitigate those risks quickly.

Though many companies seem to have the “perfect-sized” SOX programs, there are still many companies that do not use the best tools to improve and automate their processes. Tickmarks will work with you to offer you the perfect SOX solution that suits your needs the best. Be it a one-time project or an ongoing outsourcing engagement; we are always there to assist you.

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Some of the areas we help supporting Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • SOX charter, governance structure, and reporting timeline
  • Process and application scoping.
  • Identify entities, materiality, key processes and sub-processes
  • Scope in-scope applications, supporting infrastructure, identify critical disclosures.
  • Entity Level controls design and implementation.
  • Process and IT controls design.
  • Document narratives, risk, control matrix, and flow charts
  • Identify process gaps and recommending improvements
  • Controls remediation design and testing
  • Conduct independent SOX testing (walkthroughs, interim, and year-end testing)
  • Application and automated controls identification
  • Documentation and gap assessments across complex ERP environments
  • Controls Rationalization

Internal Audit

Transforming Internal Audit Into An Effective Strategic Partner

Today’s senior executives and audit committees are using the internal audit process as a way to not just assess quality but to drive value throughout the entire organization. In addition to the unique risks within each country and geographical region, many local regulations must also be complied with.

With extensive experience in both domestic and international IT regulations, our effective internal audit gives you the assurance that your organization works as it should. It also provides you an early warning about emerging risks and opportunities.

We have developed our customized audit strategies that address risks and enhance business performance. The Tickmarks internal audit outsourcing methodology focuses only on your organization’s goals and mission.

Our internal audit experience and services to assist your organization in achieving both compliance and security include:

  • Compliance with local data privacy and exchange regulations (including Directive 95/46/EC and GDPR)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for foreign entities doing business in the United States
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Employee Expense, Petty Cash, P-Card, and Vendor payments review
  • Continuous Payroll, benefits, and 401 (k) monitoring program
Our technology professionals are well versed in cloud distributed systems and architectures.

Our services include:

  • Data and systems integration
  • Multi-country project management
  • Data consolidation
  • ERP system implementation and configuration
  • Distributed or cloud-based ERP implementation
  • Point-of-sale system security
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IT Audit & Security Services

Using proven IT audit, security, and governance frameworks, Tickmarks provides you expert IT audit and related risk management services. The frameworks like COBIT, COSO, ISO 27001, ITIL, NIST 800 series, GTAG, and GAIT serve to identify and define risk and implement controls to minimize it.
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Tickmarks Capabilities

The IT atmosphere as a whole is always subjected to plenty of risks. That’s why a defensive and offensive approach is necessary to protect your IT assets and critical data. At Tickmarks, our cyber and technology risk management team helps in identifying, managing, and responding to technology vulnerabilities easily. The team also helps you to meet the regulatory requirements and develop strong strategies that can safeguard your systems and data.

We understand the technology stack’s different layers and spot the risks quicker. This helps us to design robust IT controls all across your network, database, operating system, application levels, and infrastructure.

The technologies, standards, and frameworks we use to review your IT environment are:

  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology)
  • ISO (International Standards Organization)
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
  • OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project)
IT Audit - Controls Design & Testing Services Network Security review services GRC Configuration, Support & Maintenance Continuos controls monitoring solutions & support
IT Application and Infrastructure (i.e. O/S, DB) controls design & testing SSAE16 (Process and Controls design, documentation & testing support) Segregation of Duties(SoD) Framework Design & Testing Evaluation and Preparation of Process & logical security flow charts
Automated conttrols design & testing services across all ERP's and applications ISO 27001 (ISMS policy and procedure development & documentation) Data Privacy, leakage, security and confidentiality assessments End User Computing (EUC) controls design and implementation
Remediation strategy, design and testing services Internal Audit & SOX co-sourcing for IT, Security & Process audits IT Enterprise, Architecture review and assessment Gap Assessments of baseline across industry standards

Data Analytics

Analytics As A Service

Analytics is an outstanding value proposition. Many organizations have data that is underused, probably due to the difficulty in coming up with valuable insights from the data assets or due to the incompatibility issue between various sources.

Tickmarks Analytics as a Service enables businesses of any size to perform Predictive Business Intelligence in the Cloud. This helps in turning large volumes of unstructured data into enhanced assets.

TickMarks helps companies utilize our domain experts to process huge volumes of data. This data can be used to find patterns, extract signals from background noise, and make predictions.

Our team works in tandem to help you obtain the desired results:
Technology specialists extract large volumes of data.
Domain experts categorize the data into useful clusters/categories.
Analysts model the data and utilize algorithms to predict and process.
Visualization tools help executives and line managers visualize data into charts and graphs.
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An Overview Of Our Data Analytics Tools
  • ACL replaces time-consuming manual procedures and conducts sophisticated analyses that otherwise would be cost-prohibitive.
  • MS SQL & My SQL Server is the basis for most of our decentralized custom analytics. It provides rapid database application development.
  • Oracle supports DBMS service requirements in various situations. Our team has advanced skills in managing Oracle database analytics.
  • Visualization tools (Tableau, Google Charts, Maps & Open Source tools) - Visual analysis and reporting solution assist in exploring and analyzing databases and spreadsheets with simple drag-and-drop operations.
  • Scraping tools – Scrapy (Python), Requests (Python), URLLIB (Python)
  • Proprietary & read help deploy products developed on Python, NoSql/MongoDB, PHP, MySql, HTML5, CSS3, MD5, JQuery, Flash, Action Script, JSON, Hadoop, Big query, Tornado, Django, Web2Py, FBML, etc.
Computer assisted audit techniques
  • Journal Entry
  • Inventory
  • Account Payable
  • Accounts  Receivable
  • Employee expense
  • Executive expense
Visualization Tools
  • Tick&Tie is our custom analytics application
  • Built on MS PowerBI utilizing Quick Insights, R Function, Data grouping, Data Shaping, Power Query, Visualization charts etc..
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Advanced Analytics
  • Fraud & Investigation review
  • Optimal pricing analysis
  • Cost leakage analysis
Management Dashboards
  • Dynamic Key KPI indicators
  • Realtime data feed
  • Enterprise wide access and view
  • CXO dashboard with metrics

Softwares Associated With Analytics

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Tableau software used in Data analytics and Data Visualization
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