Internal Control Refresher

It’s time to reconsider internal control.  It is no longer the domain of accountants and auditors – CEOs and boards are focussed on it.  Everyone assumes that you are an expert, but when was the last time you looked at your organization’s internal controls? 

This fast-paced seminar provides financial managers with an fascinating refresher on control. Content includes what business life would be like without control, the COSO internal control framework, and case studies of controls gone wrong. 

Cases studies include cases of controls going wrong, along with unusual videos, and small group discussion where you will network with your peers.

You will leave with a deeper understanding of internal control and with some new ideas on innovative approaches to internal control.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Improving and implementing controls
  • One more time, what is internal control, really?
  • The 1992 and 2013 COSO internal control models
  • Controlling the budget process
  • Spreadsheet controls
  • Designing controls

Who will benefit:

This seminar is designed for CPAs and other financial professionals, including controllers and CFOs, who want to help their organization’s efficiency and effectiveness as well as anyone who advises clients on effectiveness, structure or controls.


29 Nov 2018, 8:30 AM. Registration 8:15 am, seminar 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, reception and networking 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Breakfast and lunch included.

8 CPD hours

Early bird registration before October 25: $390, regular price after October 25: $415

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Course Description

Please note that this is a full day event (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and will be held at the Weston Golf and Country Club (50 St Phillips Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9P 2N6). The structure of the event is as follows:

  • Registration - 8:15 a.m.
  • Course - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The cost of this event (breakfast and lunch included) is $390 (+tax) if you register by October 15, 2018, otherwise the cost is $415 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn 8 hours of PD credits when you attend this session.


This event is sponsored by First Reference Inc. 


Course Walkthrough

  • Certificate: Internal Control Refresher
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Jeffrey Sherman

Course Director and Program Design:

Jeffrey D. Sherman, MBA, CIM, FCPA, FCA, has over 25 years experience as a corporate director and executive in high tech, biotechnology/medical, financial services, and business services. His interests include corporate governance, risk management and internal control, corporate finance, restructuring and start-up enterprises and initial public offerings.

Mr. Sherman is a popular presenter, and was an adjunct professor at York University for fifteen years. He is a frequent course director and course author for many organizations including provincial bodies of chartered professional accountants across Canada, and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has written many magazine articles and over twenty books including: Canadian Cash and Treasury Management, and Financial Instruments: A Guide for Financial Managers (published by Thomson-Reuters/Carswell), as well as Finance and Accounting PolicyPro and Information Technology PolicyPro (guides to governance, procedures, and internal control), and Strategy and Planning Toolkit for Small and Medium Businesses (all published or co-published by the CPA Canada).

Comments from previous attendees:

“One of the best courses I have attended.”

“Very relevant as to how to help your business by being a finance leader.”

“Overall great and very worthwhile.”

“Excellent facilitator. His depth and breadth of experience was the key to the success of the program.”

“Great presenter. I learned much more than I expected to.”

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