Agenda

Day One : Tuesday, May 26, 2020

07:30

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:40

60 min
Pascal Jolicoeur

Fraud Management Risk Guide

Pascal Jolicoeur, Director of Forensic Services, PwC

  • Key elements in the Response Protocols
  • Prevention and Detection tools
  • Pitfalls of poor Fraud policies or investigation processes
  • The need for root cause analysis to deal with volumes of investigations
  • Root Cause Analysis tied to Fraud Risk Assessments
  • End-to-end continuous review and improvement methodology to address the risk of fraud

10:40

20 min

Networking Break

11:00

60 min
John Craig

The Role of Artificial Intelligence for Internal Controls

John Craig, Director, Government & Integration Partnerships, MindBridge AI

  • How can AI strengthen internal controls?
  • How can AI be used to combat the rise of phishing scams?
  • How AI is/will be used in practice
  • The use of AI in managing internal controls tasks such as the separation of roles and internal verification
  • AI’s role in managing large, unstructured data for internal controls

12:00

60 min

Luncheon

13:00

60 min

The Second Line of Defence - Internal Assurance Providers

Claudine Hebert, Manager, Internal Audit, Internal Audit Directorate Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

  • The importance of the design and operating effectiveness of internal assurance providers
  • Effective governance processes over internal assurance activities
  • Defined testing methodologies and processes
  • Timely and effective reporting of assurance activities
  •  Increasing control efficiency through continuous improvements

15:00

20 min

Networking Break

16:20

End of Day One

Day Two : Wednesday, May 27, 2020

07:30

60 min

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:40

60 min
Pascal Jolicoeur

Fraud Management Risk Guide

Pascal Jolicoeur, Director of Forensic Services, PwC

  • Key elements in the Response Protocols
  • Prevention and Detection tools
  • Pitfalls of poor Fraud policies or investigation processes
  • The need for root cause analysis to deal with volumes of investigations
  • Root Cause Analysis tied to Fraud Risk Assessments
  • End-to-end continuous review and improvement methodology to address the risk of fraud

10:40

20 min

Networking Break

11:00

60 min
Richard LeBlanc
Keynote Address

Internal Controls and the Board of Directors

Richard LeBlanc, Professor of Governance, Law, and Ethics, York University

  • What role does the board of directors play in strengthening internal controls?
  • Why compliance begins with the board of directors
  • The importance of maintaining communication between management and the board
  • Effective collaboration down the chain of command
  • What kind of insight can the board of directors provide?

12:00

60 min

Luncheon

13:00

90 min
Kristann Rose

Internal Controls Over Financial Management: Effective Systems and Best Practices

Cara Cosgrove, Director Financial Services, Department of National Defence

Kristann Rose, Owner/Director, KER Consulting Inc.

  • Updates on ICFM implementation after the Treasury Board changes
  • What really separates ICFM and ICFR?
  • What are best practices when it comes to implementing ICFM?
  • Practical lessons and experiences with ICFR and ICFM
  • How to monitor existing systems and signs of success

14:30

50 min
Darrell Mathews

Internal Audit Analytics: How Data Analytics Can Work For You

Darrell Mathews, Controller, City of Lethbridge

  • How does data analytics work to improve existing internal controls?
  • How do you begin to make the transition to incorporate internal audit analytics?
  • What are some potentially new functions you can do with this data?
  • Effective ways to discover previously difficult to find risks

15:20

20 min

Networking Break

15:40

50 min

Managing E-Funds: Vetting Your Online Process to Comply with Regulations

  • Implementing proper internal controls for processing e-transfers and e-funds
  • How processing payments online differs for internal controls from traditional  banking
  • How can e-transfers and e-funds be riskier than traditional transactions?
  • The unique controls that exist for vetting online transactions

16:30

End of Day Two