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Control Self Assessment (Harvard Univ.) popular

A Control Self Assessment Tool (CSA) has been designed by Harvard University RMAS (Risk Management and Audit Services), in cooperation with the financial deans, to assist departments in performing a self review of controls over financial systems and activities. Departments are encourage to utilize the Control Self Assessment Tool and to contact RMAS to obtain the questionnaire.

http://vpf-web.harvard.edu/rmas/2_audit/self_assess.html

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Controls Assessment Tool popular

9 out of 10 stars (10 votes)

The Office of Inspector General, University of Florida has developed this controls self-assessment survey. It consists of 109 questions that address controls in a variety of business processes: Planning and Policy Making, Budgeting and Performance Measurement, Procurement, Personnel and Fiscal Management, and Faculty Effort Reporting. Each question is cross referenced with policy statements and suggestions. A very complete and useful resource.

http://oig.ufl.edu/cat/

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Control Co-Assessment

9 out of 10 stars (10 votes)

Visit various "stores" in the Vanity Fair audit mall. Learn about CCA with this creative (for a CPA) web site.

http://www.vfauditmall.com/

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Control Self-Assessment Center

2 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Part of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), The Control Self-Assessment Center (CSA) offers guidance, publications, seminars, and conferences on implementation of CSA.

http://www3.theiia.org/ecm/specialties.cfm?doc_id=329

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Control Self-Assessment Workshop

8 out of 10 stars (10 votes)

Click on the hyperlinks for a complete course in CSA, which facilitates self-assessment of internal control over operations, reporting, and compliance. The workshop consists of two sessions: 1. how to self-assess internal control over significant activities and processes; and 2. a series of Risk/Control Worksheet presentations by employees. Complete materials that follow the Internal Control--Integrated Framework, which has become the generally accepted internal control standard in the U.S.

http://www.utsystem.edu/aud/Services/Control%20Self-Assessment.doc

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Control, Risk and Governance

9 out of 10 stars (7 votes)

Includes documents for comment, activities in progress, and recently issued newsletters, publications and guidance. An excellent resource from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA).

http://www.cica.ca/cica/cicawebsite.nsf/public/SGControlRiskGovernance

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Controlling Performance and Outcomes

8 out of 10 stars (7 votes)

A Better Practice Guide to Effective Control from the Australian National Audit Office. This is an illustrated, detailed discussion, complete with a table of control objectives and footnotes.

http://www.anao.gov.au/WebSite.nsf/Publications/4A256AE90015F69B4A25692300136849

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Corporate Credit Card Guide to Better Practice

7 out of 10 stars (7 votes)

A page of good rules, procedures and tips for controlling use of corporate cards. Outlines agency policy, controls over card issue, agency procedures and card holder obligations.

http://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/corpcd98/crdtcard.htm

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Curtin University of Technology Internal Audit

8 out of 10 stars (7 votes)

A very useful resource from a university in Perth, Western Australia. Your best move is to click on the button labeled "Resources." From there, you can access resources such as the following: Control Self Assessment (CSA), Curtin Control Assessment (CCA), the Internal Audit Manual, and online technical dictionaries.

http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/audit/index.htm

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Internal Controls

8 out of 10 stars (7 votes)

The Office of the State Comptroller is conducting a multi-faceted, multi-year campaign to strengthen the Commonwealth control environment. Check out these resources to see how it is being accomplished. Includes a detailed and complete Internal Control Guide for Managers, a similar Internal Control Guide for Departments, a discussion of the Five Components of Effective Internal Control, and Five Steps to Effective Management.

http://www.state.ma.us/osc/Homeview/CONTROL/Contents.htm

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Risk Assessment and Control Design WWW Resource Kit

4 out of 10 stars (10 votes)

Formerly the excellent Risk Assessment and Control Design WWW Resource Kit with a virtual library of articles, guides and moderated mailing list. Now, a thinly disguised marketing brochure with much less valuable info.

http://www.kpmg.ca/english/services/assurance/publications/internalaudit.html

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Risk Standards for Institutional Investment Managers

The Risk Standards discussed here provide a guideline which institutional investors and investment managers may use when planning their own risk measurement and management practices. Few institutions comply with all of these Standards today. Some of the Standards are in broad use; others are practices only a few institutions have implemented to date.

http://www.cmra.com/html/the_risk_standards.html

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