Internal Controls - What Every Manager Needs to Know

Instructor: Lynn Fountain
Product ID: 703148
Training Level: Basic to Intermediate
  • 23
  • February 2017
  • 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
    Duration: 90 Min

Live Online Training
February 23, Thursday 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 90 Min

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This webinar highlights the importance of management’s role in instilling proper internal controls within their processes. In this session, instructor will explore methods to educate management on their individual responsibilities for control processes and the variance between a control malfunction and control design issues. Participants will be provided with tools to help management better understand their role in internal control and effectively execute their obligations. The session will also review the impending COSO changes and examine how they may impact your organization.

"Internal Controls - What Every Manager Needs to Know" - This course is approved by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). Attendees of Live Webinar are eligible for 1.8 CPE credit up on full completion of the course.

Why Should You Attend:

The new COSO framework was released in May 2013. Original compliance date was is set as December 2014. Many companies are still working towards compliance. This will turn up the focus on how its guidance should be used by companies and auditors when evaluating processes for Sarbanes-Oxley and other control requirements. Key aspects have been added to mandate knowledge of business and regulatory changes as well as an increased focus on information technology and its controls. It is imperative that management, compliance professionals, legal professionals and audit professionals all understand the roles and responsibilities incumbent upon them when it relates to internal control. It is also imperative that management learn and accept their critical role as it relates to the management and monitoring of internal controls.

The impending release of the new COSO Framework clearly outlines the importance of understanding all aspects of internal control and ensuring those elements are properly working together in an effective manner. All individuals involved in oversight, management, monitoring and auditing processes within an organization will need to heighten their awareness of basic controls and their linkage to corporate strategies and regulatory and business requirements.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • The reason internal control has become a strategic focus for companies
  • Overview of the impending new COSO framework release and its impact on companies
  • Methods to educate management on responsibilities for control processes and understanding the term “internal control”
  • Evaluating implications when management does not pay attention to internal controls
  • Key monitoring methods for management to utilize when evaluating internal controls
  • Review of the standardized SOX 302 and 404 sign-off processes and considerations for enhancement

Who Will Benefit:

  • Board Members
  • Management
  • Risk and Legal Professionals
  • Internal Auditors
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Process Improvement Professionals

Instructor Profile:

Ms. Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, has over 30 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks.

Ms. Fountain has developed and delivered leading edge training sessions on the new COSO framework and has assisted companies in identifying risk gap analysis in their individual processes. She currently executes two highly recognized e-workshops for the Institute of Internal Auditors, one on Fraud and the second on Ethics. Both workshops have incorporate aspects of COSO 2013.

Ms. Fountain is in the process of authoring a publication for the IIA Research Foundation on aspects of fraud auditing. The publication is due out in 2015. In addition, she has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and the School of Business at the University of Kansas.

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas.

Topic Background:

In today’s business world, the term, internal control, is assumed to be a well-known and understood concept. Yet, with all the regulations, attention and focus on the issue, control gaps continue to pervade processes and result in a wide array of business failures and issues. The issue has come to the forefront as the COSO Board is about to release the revised version of the COSO 1992 internal control framework. Companies who indicate they utilize the COSO framework for their evaluation processes will be expected to employ the concepts imbedded in the current draft. Prior to executing on that task, management must re-evaluate their position on internal controls and how they employ the roles and responsibilities related to internal control within their environments. This may be a significant task for many companies and will include re-evaluation of their current compliance and internal audit programs as well as the organizational alignment of these functions.

We are registered with and adhere to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education programs of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Our registration number is 109066. Please check with the governing body of your license and state for specific CPE requirements. Grievances may be forwarded to the company at 650 620 3961. Grievances may also be forwarded to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors-NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, 615-880-4200,, e-mail

Field of Study Minutes CPE
Accounting 45 0.9
Auditing 45 0.9
Total Duration - 90 Min Total Credits - 1.8

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