The Internal Controls for Managers Seminar helps you learn how to design a basic control framework based on best practices including both "soft" or cultural controls and "hard" or procedural controls following the widely recognized COSO framework. A pre-course and post-course call will assist participants in applying control principles to their own organizations.
We invite you to Internal Controls for Managers Seminar. Do you know how to build effective organizational systems to accomplish your objectives? Do you know how to minimize surprises (e.g. losses, customer dissatisfaction, and fraud) using internal control systems? Successful managers have their operations under control, taking risks wisely and achieving their objectives.
Understand what internal control is, what it can do, and what it can´t do. Apply the COSO internal control framework´s five components to achieve its three aims (and a fourth, implied aim, safeguarding organizational resources). Learn how to build appropriate "soft" controls into your control environment. Develop techniques to assess risks and develop appropriate responses. Learn how to build appropriate "hard" control activities including processes to enable management monitoring, including the importance of information and communication in internal control systems. Design drafts of internal controls for your operation, getting feedback from other managers and the instructor.
Group risk assessment activity and presentation: identifying risks and developing treatment plans. Exploration of soft controls, the value of management’s behavior toward controls. Taking into consideration internal control during the hiring process. Soft control self-assessment. "Hard" controls activity theory and techniques with group activity. Why information and communication are important to internal control. Identifying control problems before they become surprises.
BMath (Honours) Computer Science, MA Diplomacy, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Doug worked in the internal audit department of a large bank for five years, three in Canada doing information systems audits and two in Chicago training auditors, doing quality improvement projects and assembling reports for the board and senior executives. Prior to working as an auditor Doug worked as a computer security researcher, software developer and IT systems administrator.