An excellent compendium of controls and risk frameworks, models, and approaches. - Senior Auditor, RCMP

Public Sector Internal Controls

Advance Your Knowledge in Current Controls and Risk Oversight in the Public Sector

March 27 - 28, 2018  ·  Toronto, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts

Sandy Boucher, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

Sandy Boucher is a seasoned investigator who has 33 years of experience in both public and private sectors. He has led and conducted a wide range of investigations including a number of high level corruption probes and has testified around the globe in both civil and criminal courts. Since 2009, he worked in the forensic group of Grant Thornton LLP where he heads the national investigative research, and anti-corruption practices. Sandy started his career with the Royal Hong Kong Police where he worked for 12 ˝ years attaining the rank of Superintendent. He is a specialist in fraud and corruption investigations, background due diligence enquiries, asset tracing and recovery, managing major investigations and security.

Trish Horrigan, Manager, Risk and Accountability, City of Toronto, Children's Services Division

Trish Horrigan has worked for the City of Toronto for the past 25 years, holding a variety of progressive positions in front line operations, service system management and quality and accountability in both the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division and more recently in Toronto Children's Services. Currently as Manager of Risk and Accountability, Trish provides oversight to the Children's Services overall risk management and accountability frameworks, including identifying and mitigating risk to accomplish program and service objectives, ensuring compliance with applicable policies and legislation, adherence to good management principles and practices, and developing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and accountability processes. Over the past two years, Trish has taken on a leadership role in the on-going development of a formalized approach to Enterprise Risk Management with the Children's Services Division.

Richard LeBlanc, Director, Masters in Financial Accountability Program, York University

Dr. Richard Leblanc, PhD, is one of Canada's leading experts on corporate governance and accountability. He is an award-winning teacher, researcher, lawyer, public speaker, consultant and specialist on boards of directors. He has taught at leading universities including Harvard University. He received a teaching award as one of the top five university teachers in Ontario; was named to Canadian Who's Who, and is a past recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™award.

Paul Mason, Principal, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB)

Paul Mason is a Principal who joined the staff of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in January 2014. Paul was the lead staff member on IPSAS 40, Public Sector Combinations. His current projects include Social Benefits. Prior to joining the IPSASB staff, Paul worked for a number of local government organizations in the United Kingdom. Paul's main roles in these organizations included the preparation of the financial statements and implementing financial systems. In 2007, Paul joined the staff of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). He led the development of the first set of accounting guidance for the UK local government to be based on international standards. He was also a member of the IPSASB task force that developed IPSAS 32, Service Concession Arrangements.

Theresa Mutlak, Treasurer and Director, Financial Systems, LCBO

Theresa Mutlak has held the position since 2012. Previously, she was the Director, Financial Reporting and Technology, and brings over 20 years' experience in the field of finance. Theresa updates the Audit Committee on LCBO's Treasury function including mitigating financial risk, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and PCI DSS compliance.

Eugene Ng, Partner, Cyber Security

Eugene Ng, CISSP, is MNP's Cyber Security Leader for Eastern Canada. A member of the firm's Enterprise Risk Services team, Eugene identifies security technology, products and services that give clients a competitive advantage. Eugene oversees research and development activities and formulates longterm vision and strategies at the executive management level to help the firm better serve clients. He provides a full range of cyber security services and solutions to medium-sized and large enterprises, delivering strong advice to help clients make business decisions relating to technology.

Prior to joining MNP, Eugene co-founded a successful cyber security company that won many industry awards. There, he held the position of Chief Innovation Officer and was involved in the design and high-level strategic security vision with some of Canada's largest corporations. Eugene has attended numerous events to understand the marketplace and upcoming technologies and has been a guest speaker, most notably a panel speaker at the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies to discuss cybercrime with some of Canada's most respected government agencies.

Jen Pavlov, Senior Manager, Business Risk Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Jen Pavlov, CICA, provides risk and internal control services to our clients including certification readiness under Sarbanes Oxley sections 302 and 404 and CSA National Instrument 52-109 using the COSO framework, internal audit advisory and enterprise risk management services. Jen has fifteen years' experience performing and leading internal audits assessing compliance with regulatory and ISO requirements (including 9001 and 31000) and organizational policies and procedural guidelines and developed recommendations for remediation.

Edward Asare-Quansah, Senior Manager, Forensics and Litigation Support Services, MNP

Edward Asare-Quansah, CPA, CA, DIFA, CFE is a Senior Manager with MNP Forensics and Litigation Support Services practice and has specialized in forensic and investigative accounting for the past 10 years. He is a graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and has a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto. He has experience in investigating workplace fraud and theft, employee misconduct, shareholder and partnership disputes and litigation support.

Martin Rubenstein, Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, Transport Canada

Martin Rubenstein has more than 23 years of experience in audit, evaluation and risk-based management. Since the beginning of 2014, he has held the position of Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive of Transport Canada where he is responsible for providing the Deputy Minister and the Associate Deputy Minister with insight on the effectiveness and adequacy of departmental risk management practices, controls and governance processes, and on the effectiveness of TC policies and programs. Martin is also the Canadian representative on the Board of External Auditors for the Organization of American States. In his capacity as the Chair of the Board he is responsible for providing expert advice on organizational affairs that promote greater efficiency, effectiveness and economy.

Dale Schattenkirk, Director, Advisory Services, KPMG LLP

Dale Schattenkirk is a Director with KPMG's Strategy and Operations practice. With 25 years of experience, Dale has worked extensively within both public and private sectors across Canada concentrating on organizational change and design. His focus is engaging staff to achieve results through the use of process and quality improvement methodologies. While working with the Saskatchewan Health system and creating the provincial quality program, for this effort, Dale and his team were awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Award. He also is responsible for helping three manufacturing facilities achieve the prestigious Industry Weeks Top Ten award. Prior to KPMG, Dale founded Learning to See Consulting, a boutique consultancy firm focused exclusively on process improvement in private and government based organizations. Dale also has over 70 published articles on quality improvement and implementation in numerous sectors and is a regular presenter at municipal conferences across Canada and the USA.

Darlene Spoleti, Manager, Process Analysis Department, LCBO

Darlene Spoleti oversees the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) Program Office, including the evaluation of entity-level controls and key controls within seven financial cycles, ensuring compliance with attestation requirements to policies and legislation, monitoring the remediation of reported deficiencies, and regular reporting on ICFR to the audit committee. In addition, she manages the review and documentation of financial and operational business processes, and provides activity-based costing support to the organization.

David Weiss, President and CEO, Weiss International Ltd.

In addition to his role as President and CEO at Weiss International - a firm specializing in innovation, leadership, and HR consulting and - Dr. David S. Weiss, FCTDP, ICD.D, CHRE, is also guest faculty at executive programs at Rotman, Schulich, DeGroote and St. Mary's University. Previously, David was an Affiliate Professor at Rotman School of Management and Chief Innovation Officer in a multinational consulting firm. David's doctorate is from the University of Toronto and he has three Masters degrees. He has been honoured by many organizations globally including the Asia-Pacific HR Congress "HR Leadership Award," the Government of Canada "Distinguished Lecturer" certificate, and by CSTD as the first lifetime honourary "Fellow" in Canada. David is the author or co-author of six business books, including Innovative Intelligence and The Leadership Gap. David recently conducted executive sessions in USA, Canada, China, Russia, Israel, Uganda, Malaysia, Chile, Hungary, Paris and England.




Undetected fraud, non-compliance with relevant regulations, misleading financial reports: the consequences of ineffective internal controls can be devastating. The key to security is to fend off complacency by ongoing and active diligence in internal controls at all levels of the organization.

Infonex has developed Public Sector Internal Controls to ensure you have the information, skills and awareness you need to safeguard your reputation and your organization's. Our prestigious faculty of leading risk and control experts will provide a complete, in-depth update, practical and specific examples, emerging trends and best practices in controls, risk and governance to help you deal with implementation, testing, and ongoing effectiveness of entity-level controls.

You will learn about internal controls management in the federal context and how policy is evolving. You will learn how to assess the effectiveness of an organization's accountability framework, and explore how IT general controls that can impact application controls, and get tips for eliminating over-control. You will understand how the elements of an effective fraud management program, best practices for internal controls in the procurement process, and how and why ongoing monitoring through data analytics can be used to detect inappropriate activity and fraud.

Join us in Toronto and ensure your ability to deliver best practices in accountability as a public sector organization. The information you receive and the people you will meet, speakers and attendees alike, will provide information that will be of practical value immediately and in the months and years ahead. Register today!

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