Internal Controls, COSO & COVID-19 Livestream

Internal Controls, COSO & COVID-19 Livestream

Internal Controls, COSO & COVID-19 Livestream


Curtis Quickel


Companies that fall victim to fraud schemes need to reassess internal controls in order to prevent future fraudulent activity. In this course, we will review the 18 most prevalent internal controls that should be present (as well as designed and operating effectively) in order to prevent future frauds. These controls are taken from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Report to the Nations: 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. Then we will tie these controls to the 17 internal control principles offered by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), the framework used by virtually all entities and auditors to assess the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls. Lastly, we will consider the impact of the 2020 pandemic on internal controls in the coming era.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that fraud occurs in companies with seemingly sound internal control structures
  • Assess how internal controls fit into the COSO framework and determine whether mitigating controls are sufficient
  • Understand the difference between reactions and responses to changing circumstances 
  • Recognize that the days of working in an office may be numbered (or certainly reduced)
  • Understand that audits and other attestation engagements can be performed remotely, reducing time and cost
Major Topics:
  • ACFE's Report to the Nations and the most commonly found controls in fraud-victim organizations 
  • Internal controls in relation to COSO principles
  • How to employ controls to cut losses
  • How to modify controls in the post-COVID era
  • The potential impact of increased enforcement of laws and regulations to replenish government coffers
  • Remote work circumstances and considerations
4.0 CPE Credits


Registration is open through 10/17.

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Monday, October 17

8:30am to 12:00pm (Check-In 8:00am)

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