Internal Controls 2018

Toronto, Ontario · June 5, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Best Practices in Internal Controls
Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, York University
  • Changes in risk governance requirements
  • Internal controls and their independent assurance
  • Red flags for internal controls failures and how to overcome them
  • Best practices: internal controls over reputation, integrity and conduct
  • Crisis management and social media governance
Networking Break

De-Risking Innovation
David Weiss, CEO, Weiss International
  • Three core principles for innovation
  • How can leaders de-risk innovation to increase the probability of successful innovation outcomes?
  • How can risk professionals inadvertently make innovation more difficult?
12:00 - 1:00 Luncheon Break 12:00 - 1:00

COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework: Key Changes Impacting Internal Controls
Angela Byrne, President, Angela Byrne Consulting Inc.
  • Understand the recent changes to the COSO ERM framework and why they make good sense for today and into the future
  • Learn how leveraging the value of the ERM Framework benefits strategy and performance
  • Discover ways to strengthen the control environment and internal controls
  • Learn about changes to make today that will realize the most value
  • Leave with practical strategies for implementation and insights on how to address common challenges
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Demystifying Risk and Preparing for the Future
Rolandi Treska, Director, Risk Assurance Services, PwC
Cristina Cabani, Manager, Risk Assurance Services, PwC
  • Artificial Intelligence: key concepts
  • Risks and control considerations
  • Governance of AI solutions
  • Managing operational risks
  • AI-enabled audit
Networking Break

Fraud Prevention Through Effective Internal Controls
Jennifer Purves, Senior Director, Internal Audit Services, George Weston Limited
  • Elements of an effective corporate anti-fraud program
  • Proactive fraud detection: completing a fraud risk assessment, controls monitoring and analytics
  • How to apply fraud prevention tactics for your organization's risk management programs
  • Control mechanisms that assist in the prevention of fraud and risk
  • Limiting opportunities for misconduct and catching errors early
How to Effectively Establish Organizational Buy-in to Internal Audit and Internal Controls
Kyle Hulme, Assistant Vice-President, Internal Audit and Compliance, RioCan
Irving Greenberg, Manager, Internal Controls, RioCan
  • How do you shift the paradigm away from "police officer" to "strategic partner"
  • Common pitfalls that cause an Internal Audit and Internal Controls department to lack organization buy-in
  • Ways to create, deploy and provide "value" to business functions
  • How to bridge the gap between compliance and operational improvement
Case Study: Understanding Fraud Through a Real-Life Example
Linda Lister, Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY
  • How the activities were detected
  • Issues related to the preservation of evidence (what not to do)
  • How the fraud occurred: the various schemes involved (fake vendors, ghost employees, and multiple expense report and procurement card schemes)
  • Applicable entity and transaction level controls to mitigate risks
  • Detective monitoring techniques
  • Insights on how fraud can occur in organizations
  • Understanding the actions that should be taken to protect evidence when fraud is first suspected
  • Increase awareness of effective proactive measures to assist in preventing fraud
5:00 End of Program 5:00

As a leader responsible for internal controls, you play a dynamic role in your organization. Providing oversight to the details of a business while protecting your organization from missteps that adversely impact the bottom line requires tools and strategies to help you stay vigilant to risk. With ongoing revisions to control frameworks and frequent updates to compliance regulations, and emerging technologies, you need opportunities that can help you keep abreast on the latest changes.

INX Training's one-day Internal Controls seminar will provide you with industry updates and a fresh perspective on emerging trends and best practices in controls, risk and governance. With the new developments related to process automoation, cryptocurrencies and cyber-threats, it is a perfect time to start anew with an assessment of improving your organization's resiliency.

Attend this conference and raise your knowledge in controls and learn what is happening in the fast-changing world of auditing and how to capitalize on it. This program will allow you to benefit from the thought-provoking discussions, need-to-know regulatory updates, and practical, internal-controls tool kits. Register today!

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