How do you STOP the clever criminal in today’s world?

Back in the day, robbing people was as simple as walking into a wooden cabin and pulling out a pistol and taking anything you want. Nowadays, it’s a lot more complicated to rob other people as we have our walls, fences and hundreds of pin codes we can hardly remember. Unfortunately, the robber game has […]

With Inflation and Recessions how can you feel safe about money?

There is a saying that goes “It will never happen to me”. There is another saying that goes “If you prepare for it, it usually doesn’t happen”. Lighthouse Consultants is built on this second saying. We deal with clients from all over the world who have said “I thought it would never happen to me” […]

The anatomy of an audit

Planning, planning, planning! Never forget how important planning is in making sure that an audit runs smoothly. This includes what is being audited; notifying the auditee (person being audited); collecting and analysing the data being audited; identifying key risks and scoping the audit. There are audits that must be performed so, when planning for the […]

The dual role of internal audit

Internal Audit has an assurance role and partners with management and other parties to obtain assurance that the controls in place are working and that the business objectives are being met. This is one of the two main functions that modern Internal Audit performs, the role of assurance partner. The other function is that of […]

What is your business landscape?

When looking at any business or operational environment from an Internal Audit and Management point of view, the landscape must be clearly defined by policies and procedures as well as training manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs).  This allows employees to know their function and how this relates to the overall product of the department […]

The right balance between interesting and interested

Is it better to be interesting or interested? Celebrities can get attention from being interesting and they make a lot of money from this. However the truly great are both interesting and also interested.  Have you ever been to a party and chatted to someone who was interested in you?  How did this make you […]

Observation is a key skill in auditing

Observation is one of the key skills that can be applied in any professional, occupation or relationship.  Proper observation has been known to save marriages.  There is such a thing called “obnosis”. This simply means to observe the obvious.  So much of what we see is see through the filters of our upbringing, education, religion […]

Reporting and review of Sustainability data – It is your responsibility

It is becoming more and more important for companies to start measuring their sustainability – in particular their environmental data as relates to a company’s carbon footprint.  Carbon tax is on the way and you need to have a robust reporting system to show completeness, accuracy and validity of the reporting behind carbon emissions (CO2e). Sustainability […]

Is scarcity a global agreement?

Are we all in agreement that there is scarcity.  The scarcity concept or mentality is pervasive across all aspects of modern society.  Scarcity of water, scarcity of electricity, scarcity of good people.  Women cannot find a good man.  Men cannot find a good woman.  There is scarcity of time and for most there is scarcity […]