The design and implementation and objectives of company controls are not adequate to meet the control objectives. The control environment control objective is ineffective. This control objective lacks a written policy on ethical conduct, is lacking oversight from the board of directors and audit committee, lacks a consistent style and philosophy from management, and lacks a strong commitment to competence. The risk assessment control objective is effective but lacks any antifraud program and controls. The information and communication control is ineffective. A virus has been detected and is affecting the files of the company. This control is lacking a strong IT department. The general controls financial reporting control objective is effective but is weak in detecting or preventing material misstatement. The monitoring control objective is ineffective; this control has need of an internal auditor.
Overall Strength: in general, the article provides structure to a concept that is very intangible by: (a) describing the nature and the functions of control; (b) segregating the MCS into categories: core control system, organizational structure, and organizational culture; (c) illustrating how to apply the control model (satisfied my approach) (d) provides a basis for designing and evaluating the system. The manner, in which the model is presented, with its use of figures, further emphasizes the structure of the model. See below on further emphasis on parts (a) -(c).
1. To have a strong internal control system, a business must have good administrative controls. Administrative controls include: A. B. C. D. the reconciliation of the bank statement. the accuracy of the recording procedures. assessing compliance with company policies. maintenance of accurate inventory records.
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The first component mentions, control environment sets the tone of an organization, influencing the control consciousness of its people, (Cleverly, Song, & Cleverly, 2011). The authors mention of this rule being the foundation for all the components providing discipline and structure for all other internal control components. The next interrelated internal control is risk assessment is the entity’s identification and analysis of relevant risks to achievement of its objectives, forming a basis for determining how the risks should be managed, (Cleverly, Song, & Cleverly, 2011). Then, there is the information and communication are the identification, capture, and exchange of information in a form and time frame that enable people to carry out their responsibilities, (Cleverly, Song, & Cleverly, 2011). This is very helpful for health care organizations to implement and follow through carefully in their departments and especially billing and coding. The last internal control rule states, monitoring is a process that assesses the quality of internal control performance overtime, (Cleverly, Song, & Cleverly, 2011). These internal controls related to the corporate compliance program are all impertinent to health care
Various benefits will be realized through the implementation of the SOA in the organization (Ross, Curran, and Chapman). First, on accurate implantation, SOA does not need use of new codes. Previously used codes can be reassembled and reused, saving time and other resources in the IT department. This would allow the department a chance to use familiar codes rather than design, test, and implement new ones that may take more time and require a new learning process. Moreover, SOA comes with the benefits of cost saving and increase in business agility. Implementation of SOA will also bring together all the IT workers to work close with relevant partners and other departments on organizational redesign strategies that will ensure an increase in the level of functionality of the departments. Eventually, there will be a suitable coordination between the IT department and other units available at the FBI. Reuse of the existing codes will promote quick adjustment of the workers to the new system. Minimal training will be required and hence, much time will be saved during the implantation
Finally, controlling involves solving performance problems and streamlining employee productivity as well as controlling costs and taking preventative measures when necessary. This is an area Brian’s limiting style of approval could be a problem. The area of controlling is often not popular and involves some confrontation and situations where employees and colleagues will disagree. While controlling does tap into Brian’s strengths in achievement and perfectionistic styles, it will require
Naught but 14 years on the day the English parliament passed the Althorp’s Act in the Palace of Westminster as a part of the Child Labor Laws of 1833 in an effort to finally aid the oppressed and abused child laborers.
In an internal control standards system, there are five components that is known to be effective which has gained world acceptance. These five components were initially presented by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). They believe that these standards could effectually and capably develop and uphold internal control systems. This could be an enrichment of getting engage with the entity’s objectives and adaptation to business and operating environments successfully (Everson, et al., 2013). There are five integrated components that are used accordingly which is starting from control environment. This becomes the initial component in which it provides the foundation for implementing internal control across
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What is internal control? Why do we need internal control? The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) defines internal control as a process, effected by an entity’s board of directors, management and other personnel, designed to provide “reasonable assurance” regarding the achievement of objectives in these three categories: effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations (Reding et al., 2013). Internal control encourage sound management practices and to provide accountability. It neither is one person’s responsibility nor a job that can be done by one person. Internal control is everyone’s responsibility in the organization.
COSO cites the control environment of the organization as the foundation of any internal control structure. The control environment reflects the overall attitude or actions of the board of directors, management, and others concerning the importance of internal controls in the organization. This overall attitude of upper management sends a message to the rest of the organization referred to as the “tone at the top.”For example, if upper management stresses high-quality products, a strong positive message is sent to the organization. This would create a strong internal control environment. On the other hand, if upper management has a reputation of looking the other way regarding policy violations, a negative message is