Sarbanes-Oxley made it very clear that internal control is the responsibility of management – not the internal or external auditors. This requires every single individual within the organization, regardless of their role, to understand the concepts of internal controls and how they vary from day-to-day tasks of their job function
- Internal control focus
- Internal control definition and history
- Internal control advantages/disadvantages
- COSO overview
- COSO 1992
- COSO 2013
- Methods to educate management
- Setting the stage
- Key monitoring methods
- Finance Personnel
- Board Members
- Risk and Legal Professionals
- Internal Auditors
- Compliance Professionals
- Process Improvement Professionals
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive
Business Consultant, Trainer, Author
Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.
As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.
Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:
-Leading the Internal Audit Function
-Raise the Red Flag
-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma
Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.
Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.