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The Essentials of Internal Control and Fraud Awareness


A programme to convince you of the importance of good controls, both for business reasons and for regulatory compliance, with a practical focus to enable you to take good practice to your workplace.

In an increasingly regulated corporate world many organisations need assistance making necessary changes to their business practices. Internal controls are no longer a regime for finance staff but all management who are required to take ownership of and sign off on controls. The challenge however is to understand how you can create a strong control environment in your organisation and how you can practically implement an Internal Control framework.

This course is your first building block in a strong structure called internal control that allows you to achieve your business, financial reporting and compliance objectives. Course material is based on a strong methodology grounded in regulations associated with Corporate Governance and the COSO framework.


Benefits to You

By the end of the programme you will:

  • Be convinced of the importance of good control both for business reasons and regulatory compliance.
  • Be aware of the regulatory environment which requires that businesses demonstrate strong controls.
  • Understand the fundamentals of control including key types of control, IT controls and reconciliation controls.
  • Be conscious of control in your everyday work, becoming ambassadors for good control, including execution, monitoring and assessing effectiveness of existing controls in your own organisations.
  • Have considered fraud and how to reduce the risk of fraud in their organisations by implementing and maintaining a strong and effective control environment.


Programme Outline

  • The Business Case for Control
  • Control Fundamentals
  • Control Issues
  • Reconciliations
  • IT Controls
  • Control Effectiveness
  • Monitoring and Remediation
  • Role of Audit Committee
  • Fraud
  • Case study

    Who Must Attend

    We recommend the following attend:

    • Managers of all levels who carry responsibilities to design and maintain effective and efficient internal controls and in particular those who support Board members.
    • Finance staff of all levels who need to understand the control environment so enabling them to carry out their duties diligently and add value to their organisation.
    • All non-finance staff in particular those working for listed companies but also those who work in organisations seeking to enhance and improve their existing control environment.


    Programme Leader

    This programme will be conducted by:

    Anthony Moore, CPA, who holds a Masters in Adult Learning, is Director of People & Change [Changing Business by Changing Behaviour] at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Singapore. He has many years of experience in advising major listed companies, statutory boards and international financial institutions on managing their businesses more effectively.

    Mr Moore is widely recognised as one of Asias leading financial trainers. He has conducted financial workshops for some of the worlds Fortune 500 companies, statutory boards and numerous organisations in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Republic of Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Peoples Republic of China.

    Mr Moore has lived in Singapore for the past 18 years and is also an accredited facilitator for Effective Negotiations Services [ENS International] and the seminar Think On Your Feet®.


    Date : Please call for information.
    Venue : SIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue 
    Time : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm unless otherwise stated.
    Fee :  


    Early Bird Fee for 
    June 2 – 3, 2014
    (Register and Pay by April 21)

    Early Bird Fee for
    October 13 – 14, 2014
    (Register and Pay by September 1)



    Normal Fee

    SIM Members
    Inclusive of GST



    Non Members
    Inclusive of GST



    Enquiries : 6248 6137  exec@sim.edu.sg
    Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up, please visit www.sim.edu.sg/ms, e-mail membership@sim.edu.sg or call 6248 9489.





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