Introduction to Internal Control
This course provides practical guidance on evaluating and improving internal control systems in any organization. It updates CPA members on internal control standards and frameworks, and explores key topics including fraud prevention, the Sarbanes Oxley legislation, COSO, Canadian auditing standards and assertions, and practice inspection findings on internal control evaluation in Canada. CPAs will gain practical knowledge and will be able to lead on internal control issues in their organizations. The main components of Internal Control will be outlined, including Operations, Financial Reporting, and Compliance. Internal Control evaluation will be explored, as well as control activities and processes that can be put into place.
Note: The contents of this course have some overlap with on-demand courses Fraud Prevention and Internal Control in Smaller Entities. Recommendation is to take one of the three courses.
- Recognize the relationship between successful internal control and governance.
- Identify warning signs in the absence of effective internal controls.
- Examine why people commit fraud and key principles to detect and mitigate risk.
- Implement the COSO framework and identify anticipated challenges.
- Discuss Canadian auditing assertions in relation to internal control.
- Analyze Practice Inspection findings (deficiencies and suggestions).
- Components of internal control
- Absence of effective internal control systems
- Warning signs of problems
- Canadian auditing standards and audit assertions
- SOX and Canadian SEC requirements
- Findings of Public Companies Audit Oversight Board
- Canadian Practice Inspection Findings
What's included in the course price?
- 1 hour of verifiable PD
- Certificate of completion
- Access to course materials 24/7