4-hr Virtual Seminar: Risk Management for Smaller Entities - A Practical Cost-Effective Guide to Risk Management and Internal Controls

Instructor: Anne M. Marchetti
Product ID: 702016
  • Duration: 4 hrs

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This 4 hour virtual seminar will focus on the challenges associated with smaller entities when designing, building and/or assessing a risk management program and associated system of internal control.

Why Should You Attend:

This 4 hour course explores the unique challenges associated with smaller entities when designing, building and/or assessing a risk management program and associated system of internal control.

Practical implementation solutions that will allow management to effectively assess and mitigate risk as well as strengthen the internal control environment while requiring minimal cost, resources and time will be outlined.  A business case for the necessity of an ERM program as well as benefits and implementation challenges will be presented.

Attendees will learn how to utilize any existing system of financial control as a platform for the design and implementation of an enterprise-wide risk management program.  The speaker will offer implementation options and considerations which will allow participants to consider appropriate solutions for their organization.


4 hours of instruction, 15 min break.

Agenda: Eastern (Pacific)

  • 12:00 - 12:15pm (9:00 - 9:15am Pacific) Module 1: Introduction - Enterprise Risk Management (0:15)
  • 12:15 - 12:30pm (9:15 - 9:30am Pacific) Module 2: Value, Benefits & Challenges of Risk Management (0:15)
  • 12:30 - 12:45pm (9:30 - 9:45am Pacific) Module 3: Corporate Governance - Roles & Responsibilities (0:15)
  • 12:45 - 1:00pm (9:45 - 10:00am Pacific) Module 4: Definitions and Risk Categories (0:15)
  • 1:00 - 1:15pm (10:00 - 10:15am Pacific) Module 5: Risk Management Guidance (0:15)
  • 1:15 - 2:00pm (10:15 - 11:00am Pacific) Module 6: COSO ERM Integrated Framework - Overview (0:45)
  • 2:00 - 2:15pm (11:00 - 11:15am Pacific) Break (0:15)
  • 2:15 - 3:00pm (11:15 - Noon Pacific) Module 7: Risk Management Process (0:45)
  • 3:00 - 3:15pm (Noon - 12:15pm Pacific) Module 8: Fraud Risk (0:15)
  • 3:15 - 3:45pm (12:15 - 12:45pm Pacific) Module 9: Financial Control Assessment and Example (0:30)
  • 3:45 - 4:00pm (12:45 - 1:00pm Pacific) Module 10: Implementation Guidance/Recommendations (0:15)
  • 4:00 - 4:15pm (1:00 - 1:15pm Pacific) Q&A (0:15)

Course Syllabus:

1. Introduction - Enterprise Risk Management (0:15)

Interactive discussion that builds the foundation for the ERM challenges and solutions that are presented throughout the course.  Topics include the following:

  • Risk management overview
  • Pressure to manage risk - Public and private company affect
  • Keys to designing and maintaining a successful program

2. Value, Benefits and Challenges of Risk Management (0:15)

Interactive discussion that details the perceived benefits and challenges associated with building an effective ERM program within a smaller entity.  A case for the necessity of an ERM program will be presented.

3. Corporate Governance - Roles & Responsibilities (0:15)

Interactive discussion that details the importance of the existence of solid corporate governance structure and the role this plays relative to effective ERM.  An organizational view of risk management will be presented including Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Management and Internal Audit responsibilities associated with enterprise risk management and internal control.

4. Definitions and Risk Categories (0:15)

Interactive discussion that provides definitions and explanations of risk management, risk appetite, risk tolerance and risk response and how these concepts apply to the risk management process.  Risk categorization options and examples will also be presented.

5. Risk Management Guidance (0:15)

Interactive discussion that summarizes reasons for the current industry focus as well as the Frameworks and Standards related to risk management that have been developed and published by regulatory and governing bodies including the COSO frameworks and the Risk Assessment Standards.

6. COSO ERM Integrated Framework - Overview (0:45)

Interactive discussion that provides an overview of the eight Framework components their utilization in the design, implementation and/or assessment of an enterprise risk management program.

7. Risk Management Process (0:45)

Interactive discussion that outlines the details of the risk management process including implementation suggestions.

8. Fraud Risk (0:15)

Interactive discussion that outlines guidance for an effective fraud risk assessment and its role in an ERM program.

9. Financial Control Assessment and Example (0:30)

Interactive discussion that provides guidance for a financial control assessment and an effective method for the utilization of that assessment for the design and implementation of an overall risk management program.

10. Implementation Guidance/Recommendations (0:15)

Interactive discussion that outlines guidance regarding implementation including prioritization.

Who Will Benefit:

Public, private or non-profit entities/ businesses will benefit from this webinar.

  • CEO's, CFO's, Controllers
  • Accounting, Finance and/or Financial Reporting
  • Business managers and Unit/Department Heads

Instructor Profile:

Anne M. Marchetti, has 25 of years of finance and accounting experience in both private industry and public accounting. She is a Sarbanes-Oxley subject matter expert focused on the design, implementation, analysis and optimization of internal control systems and corporate governance and risk management programs. As a thought leader in this area, she developed a compliance methodology in conjunction with a delivery framework and has spoken at numerous conferences as well as published several articles on this particular subject. Ms. Marchetti has worked globally with both public and private entities in most industries as well as organizations of all sizes. She regularly interacts with Big Four, middle market and local external audit firms as a liason on behalf of these organizations.

Ms. Marchetti served as the Global Service Line Director – Governance and Risk Management Practice at Parson Consulting. As the Practice Director she worked with numerous clients on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives and frequently collaborated as well as presented to Board's of Directors in regard to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management. Ms. Marchetti leverages this experience with a unique blend of technical skills which include management of ERP software implementations from a technology, process and accounting perspective. She has designed training programs for Board of Directors and Audit Committees as well as end users and consultants on various business software applications, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, ERM in addition to IFRS and has conducted over 200 formal training seminars.

Anne currently operates Account-Ability Consulting and provides advisory and consulting services in the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal controls optimization, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, IFRS, financial system implementation and training/education.

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