0303 Internal Controls
Part of the Business Processes Section of the CEA Curriculum
Internal controls are the policies, procedures, physical safeguards, and checks and balances designed to protect and conserve company assets from waste, spoilage, theft and damage. They consist of a comprehensive system permeating the organization.
In most companies, internal controls are processes affected by an organization’s structure, work and authority flows, people and management information systems. They are designed to help an organization accomplish specific goals or objectives. It is a means by which an organization’s resources are directed, monitored, and measured.
Internal Controls play an important role in detecting and preventing fraud while protecting an organization’s resources, both monetary ( cash, receivables, investments ) physical (e.g., inventory, machinery and property) and intangible (e.g., reputation or intellectual property such as trademarks).
Many small businesses have poor or sub-par internal control systems. As a result they are prone to loss from a variety of factors. The business advisor can dramatically improve performance by helping implement good internal controls.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- List the three components of internal controls
- Define the 8 basic control procedures of internal controls
- Appreciate the legal issues involved in employee crime
- Understand the FTC safe guards rule
|Understanding Internal Controls||FREE||00:02:00|
|Why Fraud Happens & What To Do About It||00:02:00|
|What Can and Does Go Wrong||00:10:00|
|Implementing Internal Controls||00:04:00|
|Internal Controls of Payroll Systems||00:01:00|
|Internal Controls Of Physical Assets||00:02:00|
|Internal Controls Over Physical Safeguards||00:01:00|
|Internal Control Red Flags||00:04:00|
|Internal Controls & Employees||00:04:00|
|Internal Controls & Records||00:03:00|
|Compliance with FTC Regulations||00:04:00|
|Internal Controls & Common Sense Procedures||00:04:00|
|How to Encrypt a file in MS Office||00:01:00|
|Wrap Up of Internal Controls||00:03:00|
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