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Course Description

An internal controls program establishes a set of standards for handling the financial operations of an organization. Internal controls are critical to providing reliable financial reporting that equips management to make sound business decisions and keeps the operation in compliance with laws and regulations.

Well-conceived internal controls help an organization attain its goals while protecting its assets and employees. The most successful internal controls programs achieve a balance between being neither too lax nor too restrictive. At either extreme, they can lessen productivity and make day-to-day work and transactions needlessly complex.

Essential to every internal-controls program is that employees receive training in internal-control standards, and have a solid understanding of their personal role in the program to help prevent problems from occurring and detect issues as they arise.

The Cintas, 30-minute Online Internal Controls Training delivers the basics of internal controls in easy-to-understand terms. It includes quizzes, news briefs and real-world internal-control issues that employees should learn to recognize and deal with appropriately. Topics include:

  • Internal controls — defined
  • What are the various kinds of controls?
  • Understanding internal-control standards
  • The role of risk
  • How to properly handle risks
  • The role of security
  • What are the responsibilities of employees?
  • Summary

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