We help clients meet challenges in the areas of compliance, risk management, financial and non-financial reporting, assessments, audits, program improvements, business operations, and training. We do this in ways that provide value across the enterprise.
Compliance obligations continue to proliferate. So do the drivers for compliance, including contractual provisions imposed by customers, and industry standards. Commitments made to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through non-financial reports have become the basis of decisions made by investors, prospective employees, and other stakeholders; the financial aspects of this reporting have essentially created another type of compliance.
Furthermore, companies face the need to demonstrate compliance and report performance on an ongoing basis. The way companies do business has made this more complex. The availability of technology and social media has discovery of non-compliance or poor performance easier, posing greater risks to companies.
DHC helps clients address the challenges posed by compliance and risk management.
Auditing & Assessments
Mr. Hileman conducted his first audit in the late 1970s. He has conducted many assessments of applicability of new regulations or requirements – including hazardous waste and OSHA regulations in the 1970s, Superfund-originating liabilities and risks in the early 1980s, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for environmental liabilities in early 2000s, and conflict minerals beginning in 2013. He has designed and reviewed auditing programs. He helped develop a curriculum for a certification in Environmental Auditing at UC Irvine Extension, and taught Field Applications course for the eight years it was offered.
He is active in the Institute of Internal Auditors, and is on the Board of the Los Angeles chapter.
DHC draws upon a network of experienced resources for depth in industry, subject matters, and geographical coverage.
Business & Operations
Operations are the key to success of any organization. Mr. Hileman worked at a chemical plant, gaining first-hand experience on – and respect for – how things get done. He published updates on new regulatory requirements, providing helpful analysis on applicability, and designing business processes to integrate new requirements into facility and functional operations.
DHC has helped clients navigate new regulations, set goals in non-financial reporting, determing how to best meet customer demands, and deal with the growing complexity of the supply chain.
Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC created DFCMAudit.com as a special resource on Conflict Minerals Auditing.
IPSA: What it Is & Isn't
The SEC Rule for Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals requires many public issuers subject to the rule to obtain an IPSA (Independent Private Sector Audit). Quick tips on what the IPSA does - and what it doesn't.
IPSA Readiness Assessment
An IPSA Readiness Assessment could be a wise investment if your company is subject to Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals, and must obtain an Independent Private Sector Audit (IPSA). Learn tips on scope, timing, and who should do it.
Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Bio
Doug Hileman has conducted IPSAs, helped clients with conflict minerals programs - even commented on the draft rule. He is a sought after subject matter expert on Dodd-Frank Conflict minerals, participating in numerous panels and conducting personalized training on this topic.