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A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan
 
 
 

Public Sector Internal Controls

Managing Internal Controls to Shield Your Organization's Reputation


May 22 - 23, 2019 · Ottawa, Ontario
 
   
 
2018 Conference Program: Day One
 
7:30 - 8:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 - 8:40
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
 
8:40 - 9:40
Opening Keynote Address- Public Sector Governance: Insights for Internal Controls and Risk Governance in Public Institutions
Dr Richard Leblanc, Professor of Governance, Law & Ethics, York University
  • Role of the Board of Directors in internal control oversight
  • Risk appetite framework and internal controls
  • Assurance over the design and testing of internal controls
  • Where internal control weaknesses frequently occur
  • Internal controls over non-financial risks
  • The link between risk-taking and incentive pay
  • Independence of internal audit, risk and compliance functions
 
9:40 - 10:00        Networking Break
 
10:00 - 11:00
Data Analytics and Continuous Monitoring for Policy Compliance & Risk Mitigation
Darrell Mathews, Financial Processes & Controls Manager, City of Lethbridge
  • Benefits of data analytics and Continuous Controls Monitoring
  • Why the City of Lethbridge needed a solution
  • Integrating risk assessments and data analytics for Policy Compliance and Risk Mitigation
  • Examples of Continuous Controls Monitoring and data analytics for Policy Compliance and Risk Mitigation
    1. Employee Reimbursement Analytics (T & E Expenses & Cell Phones)
    2. Policy attestations
    3. PCI Assessments
  • Where Lethbridge’s control program is heading
 
11:00 - 12:00
Cash Handling Compliance Reviews in a Municipal Organization: Lessons Learned
Andrew Kerandi, Compliance Consultant, Compliance, Business Support Services, Corporate Services, City of Ottawa
  • Leveraging data analytics in planning for cash handling reviews
  • Continuously adapting review methodology to ensure review effectiveness
  • Understanding and coping with known and unknown risks
  • Ensuring clarity of policies and procedures to facilitate effective monitoring
  • Regular tracking of recommendations to ensure ongoing compliance
 
12:00 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
 
1:15 - 2:15
Howard Godby, Manager, Financial Policy and Internal Control, Treasury Board Secretary - Canada School of Public Service
 
2:15 - 2:30        Networking Break
 
2:30 - 3:30
Industry Insights on Using Analytics in Internal Controls
Amie Das, Senior Manager, Forensic Services, KPMG
  • Tools and tricks to analyzing data
  • Detecting inappropriate activity and fraud
  • Increase certainty in your decision making by utilizing data analytics
  • Explore the benefits of increasing departmental transparency
 
3:30 - 4:20
Fraud Risk Management, COSO Principle 4
Chris Boland, IFRS Consultant, Chris Boland Professional Services
  • Assessing the current environment of fraud and fraud risk
  • Applying the major principles of COSO
  • Principle 4 Fraud Investigation and Response Protocols
  • Evolving risk in the current technological conditions
 
4:20        End of Day One
   

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