Accounting & Finance
Internal Control: Compliance, Operational & Financial

Why Attend?

Internal controls are an interesting topic in the corporate environment. They are part of the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) system which relies on these controls to ensure that risks are under check. This course starts with an introduction to corporate governance and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and goes into the details of risk responses available to management. The course then tackles controls at board and senior management level and looks into the business and reporting cycles. We also cover controls in the purchase and payment cycle, HR and payroll cycle, inventory and production cycle, long term assets life cycle and collection cycle. In addition, the course discusses information systems control, administrative and safety controls, financial reporting controls, physical controls and external reporting controls. Participants are encouraged to share with management the proper measures and controls for the risks at hand.

Course Methodology

The course is based on presentations and examples by the instructor. Participants will also be required to present the results of case studies and exercises.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the GRC system
  • Devise controls that are appropriate for the risks at hand
  • Implement segregation of duties and internal controls in the accounting department and business cycles
  • Safeguard information technology systems and data centers
  • Design and maintain financial controls
  • Comply with financial and other external reporting requirements

Target Audience

Professionals in the field of finance and accounting, accountants at all levels seeking to enhance practical finance and accounting knowledge, and certified financial and accounting personnel especially accounting managers and controllers.

Target Competencies

  • Assessing risks and responses
  • Controlling risks assessed
  • Conforming to governance requirements
  • Complying with laws and regulations
  • Implementing controls in business cycles
  • Analyzing controls and suggesting improvements

Location & Date

20 - 22 Feb, 2023

05 - 07 Jul, 2023

04 - 06 Sep, 2023

20 - 22 Dec, 2023



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