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SOX Internal Controls For Accounts Payable

  • Accountant
  • CRMA
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • MAFF
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: November, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Enron: The destruction of investor confidence
    8 mins
  • CEO and CFO must certify
    15 mins
  • Inventory purchasing
    23 mins
  • Payroll
    41 mins
  • Taxes
    45 mins
  • Approvals
    52 mins
  • Intercompany payments
    61 mins
  • Currency
    72 mins
  • Audit trails
    80 mins
  • Example of 302 certification
    91 mins

Course Description

Setting up controls for the purchasing and payment processes and analyzing the risk to the financial statements can be a daunting task. Since most companies have to purchase many different items every day, there is a real potential for fraud.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 makes company executives of publicly traded US companies personally and criminally responsible for the accuracy and reliability of the financial disclosures of their companies. They are required to sign reports that attest to the effectiveness of their companies’ internal controls, including foreign subsidiaries.

This webinar looks at specific issues affecting Accounts Payable, including Payables Risk Management, the adequacy of payment oversight, dependence on processes outside the Payables department, and outside the company.

This webinar will provide you with the tools you need to establish and maintain strong internal controls in the A/P department that meet Sarbanes-Oxley standards and reduce risk and protect company assets. There will be opportunities for online discussion and questions.

Major Topics Covered: 

  • Safeguarding inventory purchasing
  • Examining supplier payments
  • Reviewing risks associated with payroll and taxes
  • Know best practices and types of approvals
  • Reviewing repetitive processes
  • Understanding the dangers inherent in inter-company payments
  • Verifying accruals
  • Assess currency issues
  • Building and using audit trails
  • Review the approval process
  • Examining the role of IT systems 
  • Integrating SOX into daily routines
  • Techniques for testing Credit and Accounts Receivable controls 
  • Documentation requirements specific to Credit and Accounts Receivable 

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize setting up efficient controls for the purchasing process and analyzing the risk to the financial statements
  • To explore the tools you need to establish and maintain strong internal controls that meet Sarbanes-Oxley standards by reducing risk and protecting company assets
  • To raise awareness of fraud issues in Accounts Payable and examining processes to mitigate the risk associated with Accounts Payable to comply with SOX.
  • To answer the 3 important questions required by Sarbanes-Oxley: 1) Is it accurate? 2) Are you sure? 3) Can you prove it?

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Internal Auditing for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit of Auditing for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Auditing for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Michel Morley

Founder, Mike Morley

Mike Morley is a Certified Public Accountant and a recognized authority in the field of finance with more than 25 years experience in finance, including SOX and IFRS implementation.

An entertaining and informative speaker and trainer, Mike is the author of:

“IFRS Simplified” which provides a jump start for accountants and finance executives who want to quickly and easily get up to date on IFRS.

 “Sarbanes-Oxley Simplified” which is an easy-to-read explanation of the requirements of the U.S. legislation that makes CEO's & CFO's personally responsible for the accuracy of their company's financial statements.

“Financial Statement Analysis Simplified” which translates the accounting language of financial statements into clear, easy-to-understand terms that anyone who needs to make well-informed financial decisions quickly will appreciate.

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