Internal Controls and Audit Certification

Venue: Sutton Place Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2004 End Date/Time: Dec 03, 2004
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The way Canadian companies are doing business is changing significantly. In the first quarter of this year, the Canadian Securities Administrators' Multilateral Instrument 52-109 established the requirements for every CEO and CFO to formally certify the fair presentation of their firm's financial statements. The soon-to-follow CSA proposed draft rule will require Canadian publicly-listed companies to certify as to the effectiveness of their internal controls and attest to the integrity of their system audits.

Understanding the regulatory requirements, allocating appropriate resources and implementing adequate controls will be crucial for Canadian businesses in the coming months. What are the best practices to avoid liability? What assurances will your Audit Committee require? How can proper internal controls also prevent fraud and theft or detect them early?

For the answers to these and other questions, attend The Canadian Institute's conference on Internal Controls and Audit Certification, which has been developed so you can stay current with the changes affecting the Canadian corporate landscape. You will hear from the leading market professional advisors, who will provide you with information that you will need to ensure that you can meet certification requirements, including:
*Identifying and mitigating the risks associated with certification
*Understanding the role internal audit should play in internal control reporting
*Defining the role of the external auditor in the certification process
*Building in adequate protections when dealing with outsourcing and third party service providers
*Integrating effective IT controls to prevent against failure and tampering and to meet audit requirements
*Creating an anti-fraud culture in the organization, including a whistle-blowing program
*Maintaining proper documentation and records
And much moreā€¦

Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers from across Canada and to get practical answers for your most challenging solutions from top experts.