This unique hands-on course will provide attendees with risk and control concepts as well as deliver tools, templates and insight that will allow participants to immediately begin implementation within their organization/firm.

Course Description:

Designing, building and/or assessing a risk management program and associated system of internal control can be complex. This 2 day hands-on workshop explores the unique challenges facing all entities - Public, Private, Non-Profit and Government - and their members - CFO’s, CEO’s, Controllers, Internal Auditors and managers. The speaker will discuss practical implementation solutions as well as best practice descriptions that will allow management to effectively assess, manage and mitigate risk as well as strengthen the internal control environment while requiring minimal cost, resources and time.

Ms. Anne will present a business case for the necessity of an Enterprise Risk Management program as well as discuss benefits and implementation challenges. You 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. Implementation options and considerations will be offered which will allow participants to consider and explore appropriate solutions for their organization. Participants will have the opportunity to actively navigate through the full risk management program design and implementation process utilizing an interactive workshop approach.

Learning Objectives:

Upon course completion participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between internal control over financial reporting and overall internal control
  • Strengthen internal control by focusing on Entity Level Controls
  • Apply standard practices for corporate governance
  • Utilize existing systems of internal control to build a comprehensive ERM program
  • List and explain the components of the COSO ERM Integrated Framework
  • Associate the Risk Assessment process with an ERM program
  • Apply the Fraud Risk standard to the ERM process
  • Apply the ERM process to create an ERM program

Who will Benefit:

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


This 2-day course will cover the following topics:

Day One:


Day Two:

Introduction/Fundamentals - Risk Management and Internal Controls

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)/Internal Controls defined
  • Risk Management overview
  • Pressure to manage risk
  • Value and Benefits
  • Implementation Challenges
  • Keys to designing and maintaining a successful program
  • Interactive Discussion/Questions

Financial Controls (Workshop)

  • Internal Control over Financial Reporting
  • Financial Reporting Objectives
  • Financial Reporting Risks
  • Fraud Risk - AU Section 316
  • Entity Level Controls

Corporate Governance/Roles and Responsibilities

  • Culture
  • Organization View and Structure
  • Board of Directors/Audit Committee
  • Management
  • Internal Audit
  • External Audit
  • Interactive Discussion/Questions

Definitions and Concepts (Workshop)

  • Risk Appetite
  • Risk Response
  • Risk Categories
  • Internal Environment

COSO ERM Integrated Framework

  • Understanding the Components
  • Relationship between Internal Control over Financial Reporting and ERM

ERM Process (Workshops)

  • Strategy and Objective Definition
  • Event Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Response - Control Activities
  • Communication
  • Monitoring

Meet Your Instructor

Anne M. Marchetti
Account-Ability Consulting

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 liaison 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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