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Webcast: Internal Control and COSO Essentials for Financial Managers, Accountants (WBICDAD216)
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This course gives participants a solid understanding of systems and control documentation. After an overview of the latest COSO guidance on the components and principles of effective internal control, this course introduces participants to basic tools used to document an accounting process. Participants then identify the risks of errors and fraud in the accounting system and the presence (or absence) of compensating controls. Finally, participants will practice identifying key controls and contr

3/18/2016
When: 03/18/2016
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
Presenter: Glenn L. Helms, Ph.D., CPA, CISA, CIA, CFF, CITP


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Registration Fees
Members $249
Non-Members $345

CPE: 8 hours
Level: Basic
Vendor: AICPA
Category: A&A
Prerequisite: None
Advanced prep: None

Who should attend: Professionals with duties critical to the system of internal control in business, gov't or nonprofit

Yellow Book: No

Many managers, supervisors, and accountants in business, government or nonprofits are not able to identify their departmental policies and procedures that function as the primary controls against errors and fraud. Alternately, auditors performing field work may be confused about how to interpret and evaluate management's documentation of accounting processes and controls. Neither party may truly understand how their duties differ.

This course gives participants a solid understanding of systems and control documentation. After an overview of the latest COSO guidance on the components and principles of effective internal control, this course introduces participants to basic tools used to document an accounting process. Participants then identify the risks of errors and fraud in the accounting system and the presence (or absence) of compensating controls. Finally, participants will practice identifying key controls and control weaknesses.

Objectives

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Identify ways to obtain cost efficiencies and effectiveness in internal controls in various types of smaller entities.
  • Describe factors that an auditor should consider when obtaining an understanding of the entity and its environment.
  • Identify keys to success in designing a control environment with strong internal controls.
  • Explain the steps required as part of management's documentation of control activities.
  • Describe tools that can assist in the documentation of internal controls.
Topics
  • Fundamental components and principles of internal control
  • Integrated framework and small business tools' reports
  • Management responsibilities vs. auditor responsibilities
  • Common significant accounting processes
  • Fraud risks for major classes of transactions
  • Tools and techniques used for internal control documentation
  • Estimating the cost and benefit of remedying a control weakness
  • The seventeen principles contained within the COSO Integrated Framework underlying each component of internal control


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