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

May 26 - 27, 2020 · Ottawa, Ontario
Conference Day One: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:10 - 10:10
Managing Risk for Payment Systems
  • Best practices when managing risk associated with payment systems
  • Difficulties that arise when implementing new payment systems
  • Common pitfalls and their solutions
  • How can risk be mitigated in situations out of your control?
  • Precautions when managing payment systems
10:10 - 11:00
Managing E-Funds
  • Implementing proper internal controls for processing e-transfers and e-funds
  • How processing payments online differs for internal controls from traditional banking
  • Vetting your online process to comply with regulations
  • How can e-transfers and e-funds be riskier than traditional transactions?
  • The unique controls that exist for vetting online transactions
11:00 - 11:20        Networking Break
11:20 - 12:10
The Role of Automation in Internal Controls
  • How can automation help internal controls
  • Letting technology do the work
  • What are some factors to consider?
  • How automating internal controls works in practice
  • What are some current best practices?
12:10 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:20
Protecting Yourself from Targeted Cyber Fraud
  • Addressing the rise of targeted fraud such as phishing, malware, and ransomware
  • What are some precautions that can be taken to prevent these attacks?
  • The signs of compromised software
  • How do these attacks take place?
  • How do you manage cyber fraud?
2:20 - 3:10
Behavioral Analytics for Internal Controls
  • Can behavioral analytics be applied as a form of internal controls?
  • Seeing the patterns in behavior that could signal weaknesses in information privacy
  • What kinds of behavior signal increased likeliness of fraud?
  • What are the signs of a compromised employee?
  • Looking at the human aspect of internal breaches
3:10 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:20
Internal Controls Across Government Levels: How Do We Differ?
  • How can internal controls differ across municipal, provincial, and federal organizations
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each level?
  • What can we learn from each level?
  • What are the unique considerations in municipal, provincial, and federal organizations?
  • How internal controls can the streamlined across different levels
4:20        End of Day One



Undetected fraud, non-compliance with relevant regulations, misleading financial reports: the consequences of ineffective internal controls can be devastating. The key to security is to fend off complacency by ongoing and active diligence in internal controls at all levels of the organization.

Infonex has developed Public Sector Internal Controls to ensure you have the information, skills and awareness you need to safeguard your reputation and your organization's. Our prestigious faculty of leading risk and control experts will provide a complete, in-depth update, practical and specific examples, emerging trends and best practices in controls, risk and governance to help you deal with implementation, testing, and ongoing effectiveness of controls from the entity level right down to the management of a fraud-detection hotline.

You will get an overview of what the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat expects of federal departments, how it has adapted internal control management to the federal context and how the policy is evolving. You will learn how to assess the effectiveness of an organization's accountability framework, analyze a case study of how TD Bank Group assesses ineffective IT general controls that can impact application controls, and get tips for eliminainge over-control. You will leave knowing how a fraud reporting hotline can work for you, the elements of an effective fraud management program, best practices for internal controls in the procurement proces,s and how and why ongoing monitoring through data analytics can be used to detect inappropriate activity and fraud.

Join us in Ottawa and ensure your ability to deliver best practices in accountability as a public sector organization. The information you receive and the people you will meet, speakers and attendees alike, will provide information that will be of practical value immediately and in the months and years ahead. Register today!

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