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Audit 405: Designing Internal Controls for Smaller Entities WEBINAR


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2.0 Credits

Member Price $89.00

Non-Member Price $109.00


This course provides practical analysis and tips for how a reporting entity can manage financial reporting risk in an effective and efficient way. Internal controls are applied within an organization to satisfy objectives related to operations, compliance, and financial reporting. This module will also differentiate the auditor’s responsibilities for internal controls under Sarbanes Oxley, Government Auditing Standards and Single Audit Act requirements. This course is recommended for supervisory or managerial auditors. It is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for designing or evaluating the design of internal controls.


Evolution of internal control concepts. Revamped 2013 COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework. Designing an adequate ‘umbrella’ of internal controls over financial reporting to prevent, or detect and correct, material misstatement due to fraud or error. Specific internal control considerations and sample documentation for smaller entities. Additional responsibilities for the audits in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


Experience in basic audits.

Designed For

Accountants who are responsible for evaluating the design or internal controls on financial statement audits, including audits in conformance with various compliance requirements.


Identify the evolution of internal control through the decades. Apply the revamped 2013. Learn how the various components and principles interrelate to form a strong system of internal control over reliable financial reporting. Identify special considerations for internal controls in a smaller-entity environment. Distinguish important varying audit considerations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley.






Leader Bios

Jennifer Louis, Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA has over 25 years of experience in designing and presenting high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical accounting, auditing, and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organizational success. She is the principal author of audit and attest related courses for Surgent and a frequent speaker at Surgent live programs and seminars. Ms. Louis is also the president of Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, a company she founded in 2003, dedicated to developing and delivering a wide variety of accounting and auditing training services, including audit staff training, audit productivity improvement, and value-added auditing. Prior to that, she was executive vice president/director of training services at AuditWatch, Inc. Before joining AuditWatch, Ms. Louis was the financial/operational internal audit manager at AARP. While at AARP, she served as one of their specially trained facilitators available as a resource throughout the organization for designing and leading strategic meetings and training sessions. Ms. Louis was also an audit manager for Deloitte and Touche, LLP. During her years in that firm’s Washington, D.C. office, she served as an instructor for the firm’s national “Train the Trainers” program. Ms. Louis graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA in accounting.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $89.00