Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia
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Internal Controls 101

Course Objectives:

The internal controls process is an important component of a local government's daily operations. This course explores some of the key risks associated with the process and the internal controls required to effectively manage the disbursement process. This course provides participants with an overview of internal controls and its role in achieving local government objectives.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is intended for the finance practitioner who is responsible for the internal controls and the accounts payable function/process, as well as Finance Managers or Project Managers who have budget authority for local government spending. 

Benefits of Attending:

Participants will discuss and gain an understanding of the following:

  • overview of internal controls
  • framework and definition
  • concepts, components and principles
  • payment fraud mitigation
  • controls for the accounts payable process
  • key risks, policies & procedures, best practices
  • automation opportunities

Dates offered:

April 2017, Kamloops & Abbotsford

November 2016, Vancouver

November 2015, Vancouver

May 2015, Penticton


 Internal Controls 201

Course Objectives:

Internal controls are an integral part of controlling risk and ensuring financial transactions are completed with correct authorization and within budget. This course builds on Internal Controls 101 and focuses on risk assessment, control activities and monitoring. Using a combination of presentation materials and hands-on exercises, participants will be presented with and discuss real-world examples of risks, controls and controls monitoring. 

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is intended for the finance practitioner who is responsible for the internal controls and the accounts payable function/process, as well as Finance Managers or Project Managers who have budget authority for local government spending. 

Benefits of Attending:

Participants will discuss and gain an understanding of the following:

  • review of internal control definition and framework
  • risk assessemnt of the procurement function
  • objectives, risks, and controls
  • manual and automated tests of controls
  • best practices in documentation

Dates offered:

April 2017, Kamloops & Abbotsford