FAC823 - Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control

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Subject Title
Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control

Subject Description
It is widely agreed that one of the most effective corporate anti-fraud weapons is prevention and detection through effective enterprise risk management and internal control. This course will examine the roles and responsibilities of corporate boards of directors and management in directing effective anti-fraud programs. The course material will include legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and will study enterprise risk management, the internal control environment, ethics, professional standards and professional responsibilities.

Credit Status
One credit of the professional requirements in the post-graduate certificate program in Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Define and explain internal control and formulate internal control systems based on the fundamental concepts of the definition.
  2. Describe the components of the control environment, risk assessment and control activities and better understand the overall control environment.
  3. Describe types of controls including authorities, accounting and accountability and safeguards.
  4. Apply the steps necessary in understanding an enterprise's internal control system and assess control risk for each major type of transaction.
  5. Describe the necessity for ensuring compliance with internal control objectives.
  6. To better understand the role that enterprise risk management, internal audit and internal controls fulfills in fraud prevention and detection.
  7. To better understand computers, algorithms, software and internal audit.
  8. Describe the role of the board of directors and the audit committee within the internal audit framework.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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