Operationalizing COSO

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 3.0

When the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) released the COSO 2013 Framework, they specifically stated their intent that the framework be utilized for more than just Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (ICFR). Many companies have undergone and completed the mapping processes for the 17 principles to the ICFR controls. They must now examine how the framework can move into the operational stage.

Much has changed since 1992 when the COSO Framework was originally issued. Market globalization has become the norm, expectations for governance and risk management have soared in the wake of corporate scandals such as Enron and WorldCom, and laws, regulations and standards for conducting business have increased exponentially.
While the 2013 COSO Internal Control Framework retains the core components you are familiar with there is an increased focus on non-financial controls and reporting objectives. No longer is it acceptable to ignore operations in regards to the COSO framework. Today, the concepts and principles of COSO 2013 must be applied across the entire organization. However, applying these concepts across operations and compliance has proven to be very challenging for many organizations.


Learning Objectives

  • Explore the driving force behind the 2013 Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Internal Control Framework and suggested applications beyond Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (ICFR).
  • Discover the benefits of applying the COSO framework to the entire organization.
  • Identify each of the COSO attributes and principles and recognize their application to operational and compliance processes.


Field: Auditing
CPE: 3
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video


Your Instructor


Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

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.


https://www.lynnfountain.net/


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