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A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on. - Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan
 
 
 

Public Sector Internal Controls

Managing Internal Controls to Shield Your Organization's Reputation


May 22 - 23, 2019 · Ottawa, Ontario
 
   
 
Conference Day Two: Thursday, May 23, 2019
   
7:30 - 8:30        Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 - 8:40
Opening Remarks from the Chair
John Lark, Managing Principal, Coherent Advice
 
8:40 - 9:40
The Second Line of Defence - Internal Assurance Providers
Claudine Hebert, Manager, Internal Audit, Internal Audit Directorate Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • The importance of the design and operating effectiveness of internal assurance providers
  • Effective governance processes over internal assurance activities
  • Defined testing methodologies and processes
  • Timely and effective reporting of assurance activities
  • Increasing control efficiency through continuous improvements
 
9:40 - 10:00        Networking Break
 
10:00 - 11:00
The A3 Management Method for the Public Sector
Peter Lok, Lean Advisor, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Sébastien Arsenault, Program Manager - National Programs, Technical Programs, Evaluation and Coordination, (AARTT) Civil Aviation Standard Branch, Transport Canada
  • The Lean A3 management method is a problem-solving methodology pioneered by Toyota and has been adopted by thousands of private and public sector organizations around the world to support their continuous improvement efforts.
  • This presentation explores the collaborative, consensus building philosophy behind the A3 management method, the basic format of the A3 (think of an 11”x17” “placemat”) and how to use this tool to support continuous improvement efforts.
 
11:00 - 12:00
COSO Update - Fraud Risk Management Guide
Pascal Jolicoeur, Senior Manager, Advisory, KPMG Forensic Inc.
  • Key elements in the Response Protocols
  • Prevention and Detection tools
  • Pitfalls of poor Fraud policies or investigation processes
  • The need for root cause analysis to deal with volumes of investigations
  • Root Cause Analysis tied to Fraud Risk Assessments
  • End-to-end continuous review and improvement methodology to address the risk of fraud
 
12:00 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
 
1:15 - 2:15
Accountability: A Question of Balance
John Wilkins, Associate: Public Management, School of Public Policy and Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University
  • The challenges of good governance in public institutions
  • The elusive equilibrium between accountability and autonomy
  • The role of self-control in public management
  • Lessons learned from federal and international experience
  • Good practice in modern public sector accountability
 
2:15 - 2:30        Networking Break
 
2:30 - 3:30
Internal Controls - Making or Breaking Enterprise Value
Victor Abele, Director General (retired), Service Delivery Improvement, Shared Services Canada
  • Governance standards, methods, operational experiences
  • Maintaining a “guiding star” of assuring the success of the enterprise
  • Balancing trust and control while exploiting process and system controls
  • Giving special attention to ERP’s
  • Understanding the hierarchy of measurements
  • Establishing effective feedback loops to guide control efforts
 
3:30 - 4:20
Internal Audit's Role in Supporting Good Governance in the Public Sector
Nick Rolfe, Partner, KPMG Risk Consulting Services
  • Speaking frankly to key stakeholders
  • Embedding internal audits to ensure discussions
  • Understanding clear roles in governance
  • Managing complex multi-year initiatives
  • Making sure the right information is being reported
  • Risk, delays and overruns
 
4:20        End of Day Two
   

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