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K2’s Small Business Internal Controls, Security, and Fraud Prevention and Detection

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Major Topics

  • Common challenges associated with implementing appropriate internal controls in small business environments
  • Fraud in small business environments
  • Internal control options in small business accounting software
  • Understanding the need for application controls and general controls

Learning Objectives

  1. Cite internal control fundamentals, including definitions and concepts, types of internal control activities, and the need for internal controls
  2. Identify common small business control deficiencies and issues, including concentration of ownership and inadequate segregation of duties, and list five key risk areas for small businesses
  3. Recognize the common types of fraud schemes occurring in small businesses and implement internal control measures to reduce the threat of becoming a victim
  4. List the objectives and common deficiencies of small business accounting systems
  5. Define the purpose of general controls and list examples of typical control techniques in small businesses
  6. Implement technology tools to prevent and detect occupational fraud
  7. List opportunities to enhance security over information systems and sensitive data

Course Description

Internal controls are more important than ever, and their importance increases daily. However, internal controls present a challenge for many smaller organizations. This program will teach you how to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective internal control structure in a small business environment. You will identify how to assess risk in smaller organizations and implement preventive, detective, deterrent, and compensating controls to mitigate these risks, even without proper segregation of duties. Additionally, participating in this program will teach you technology-focused techniques for preventing and detecting fraud and securing information systems and sensitive data.

For small organizations, maintaining an effective system of internal controls presents a significant challenge. Realistically, implementing many theoretical concepts surrounding internal controls may sometimes be impossible. Consequently, many internal control structures foster an environment where too much risk exists. This factor and uncontrolled information systems can often lead to disastrous results. Participate in this program to learn the necessary insights and tools to design, implement, and monitor small organizations’ internal controls, security, and anti-fraud measures.

Compliance Information

Intended Audience

Business professionals responsible for internal control and fraud prevention and detection

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Auditing

Credits

8 Credits

Published Date

November 2, 2022

Course Authors

K2 Enterprises

Hammond, LA
Various Speaker, Company Tagline

K2’s goal is to produce and deliver the highest quality technology seminars and conferences available to business professionals. We work cooperatively with professional organizations (such as state CPA societies and associations of Chartered Accountants) and vendors of technology products. K2 also provides consulting services and advice on technology.

We make every effort to maintain a high level of integrity, family values, and friendship among all involved.

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Overview

Internal controls are more important than ever, and their importance increases daily. However, internal controls present a challenge for many smaller organizations. This program will teach you how to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective internal control structure in a small business environment. You will identify how to assess risk in smaller organizations and implement preventive, detective, deterrent, and compensating controls to mitigate these risks, even without proper segregation of duties. Additionally, participating in this program will teach you technology-focused techniques for preventing and detecting fraud and securing information systems and sensitive data.

For small organizations, maintaining an effective system of internal controls presents a significant challenge. Realistically, implementing many theoretical concepts surrounding internal controls may sometimes be impossible. Consequently, many internal control structures foster an environment where too much risk exists. This factor and uncontrolled information systems can often lead to disastrous results. Participate in this program to learn the necessary insights and tools to design, implement, and monitor small organizations’ internal controls, security, and anti-fraud measures.

Course Details

  • Common challenges associated with implementing appropriate internal controls in small business environments
  • Fraud in small business environments
  • Internal control options in small business accounting software
  • Understanding the need for application controls and general controls

  1. Cite internal control fundamentals, including definitions and concepts, types of internal control activities, and the need for internal controls
  2. Identify common small business control deficiencies and issues, including concentration of ownership and inadequate segregation of duties, and list five key risk areas for small businesses
  3. Recognize the common types of fraud schemes occurring in small businesses and implement internal control measures to reduce the threat of becoming a victim
  4. List the objectives and common deficiencies of small business accounting systems
  5. Define the purpose of general controls and list examples of typical control techniques in small businesses
  6. Implement technology tools to prevent and detect occupational fraud
  7. List opportunities to enhance security over information systems and sensitive data

Intended Audience — Business professionals responsible for internal control and fraud prevention and detection

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Auditing

Credits — 8 Credits

IRS Program Number

Published Date – November 2, 2022

Revision Date

Course Authors

K2 Enterprises

Hammond, LA
Various Speaker, Company Tagline

K2’s goal is to produce and deliver the highest quality technology seminars and conferences available to business professionals. We work cooperatively with professional organizations (such as state CPA societies and associations of Chartered Accountants) and vendors of technology products. K2 also provides consulting services and advice on technology.

We make every effort to maintain a high level of integrity, family values, and friendship among all involved.

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