Many leaders in business organizations of all sizes view the system of Internal Control almost purely as a protective security measure. However, a well-designed internal controls system can and will drive all entity objectives, including successful operations. This session uses information from years of creating internal control systems and concepts from well-respected authoritative pronouncements and frameworks to illustrate the power of a solid and well-supported control system and actions that can help establish such a system. Those who work with internal controls tasked with developing ways to improve operation level capabilities should strongly consider this session.
- List important components and sub-components of an Internal Control System
- Explain how the control environment can help or hinder the operation of control measures and help or hinder operational effectiveness
- List important steps that an organization can undertake, specifically related to control development that can drive the methodologies of the entity
- An overview of controls that drive procedures
- Considerations for procedural control development
- Understanding and controlling risk that arises when organizations change