Risk advisory

Are your defences fully aligned and ready to protect your company against business threats? There are a number of risks that businesses face today, including cyber-attacks, ineffective governance and data loss. So it’s critical to implement appropriate risk management strategies to protect your employees and your systems. This will allow your business to achieve its objectives, thrive and grow.

At RSM, we offer a range of effective and efficient risk advisory services. Our market and sector knowledge, specialist technical experience and forward-thinking approach to risk management ensures we implement the right solution for our clients. We are also a trusted partner in various African countries for all risk management services.

Our knowledgeable and experienced team offer risk management consulting across a range of key business functions. Our services include IT risk advisory and assurance, determining governance compliance, undertaking forensic investigations, data analytics interrogation and establishing SOX compliance. This allows us to determine any potential risks to your business and the maturity of them.

From here, we work collaboratively with you to implement risk management solutions designed specifically for your business. This may include developing business continuity plans, enhancing internal controls and providing training for you and your employees if required.

Our risk advisory team may also undertake an internal audit of your business, either alongside your internal team or independently. We work in line with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) to perform audits, from planning right through to reporting to the Audit Committee. Your management team will then be given risk management solutions and strategies to help your business improve.

Our Risk Advisory services include:

  • Risk assessments and general risk management consulting
  • Internal audit
  • SOX compliance reviews
  • Information system assurance and advisory
  • Governance and regulatory compliance
  • Forensic investigations
  • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment consulting
  • Donor funding audits
  • Data analytics
  • Guidance on and facilitating access to relevant software programs
  • Customised training to assist your business
  • IT consulting & special projects


Data protection equivalents around the globe

7 July 2022
As an individual residing in South Africa and/or employed in corporate South Africa, you are probably aware of the Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”), which has been enforceable in the country since 1 July 2021.

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