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Round Table on Corporate Governance and Risk Management Course

By: Fontini Consulting Ltd

Abuja FCT, Nigeria

28 - 30 Jan, 2019  3 days

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NGN 265,000

Corporate governance and risk management are critical topics that have recently started attracting more attention in business schools and among legislatures, with this trend only increasing. While there are different models for corporate governance and risk management, all of them aim at organizing the relation between company and stakeholders and controlling risks effectively.

 What is more important is the fact that 'Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Effective Internal Controls' are all part of one system. Unfortunately, not all companies have this avant-garde look towards this system. This course includes discussions about board structure, committees and their functions while covering the detailed process of managing risks as per the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Tread way Commission (COSO) requirements. In addition, the course includes a discussion on internal controls that are used to respond to the risks in different areas of the corporation. Compliance is also covered per latest developments.

Course Methodology

The course is built on presentations by the instructor and the participants and includes exercises and case studies to be discussed in the training.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define corporate governance and its relation to risk management and internal controls
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders in a private or public organization
  • List the functions of corporate governance and differentiate between the various models
  • Identify the areas of risk management and its internal and external environment changes
  • Identify the proper controls to be implemented  in various business cycles

Target Audience

Board members, chief financial officers, senior management, directors, finance managers, financial controllers, accounting and finance personnel, legal counsel, corporate legal advisors, corporate secretaries, lawyers, external and internal auditors, HR managers, and department heads.

Target Competencies

  • Understating of the board of directors' structure
  • Analyzing board committees
  • Improving risk monitoring and control
  • Assessing and analyzing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Reporting risks
  • Advising on the GRC system

Course Outline

  • Overview of governance, risk management and internal controls
  • Definition of corporate governance
  • The scope of corporate governance
  • Essential corporate governance principles
  • Code of conduct
  • The board of directors
  • The audit committee
  • Other committees
  • Stakeholders in Corporate Governance (CG)
  • Stakeholders
  • Shareholders rights
  • Directors’ duties and rights
  • Internal auditors and external auditors
  • Risk based decision making
  • CG failure effects
  • The efficient board
  • Functions of corporate governance
  • Independence of the board
  • Selection, remuneration and evaluation of the board
  • Analyzing current company’s CG system
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Introduction to compliance
  • Definition of compliance
  • Importance of compliance
  • Practical examples of compliance
  • Risks of compliance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk perception
  • Why should we care about risk
  • Internal environment changes
  • External environment changes
  • Risk Management areas
  • Strategic
  • Operations
  • Reporting
  • Financial
  • Health and safety
  • Risk management process per COSO guidelines
  • Internal environment
  • Objectives setting
  • Event identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk response
  • Control activities
  • Information and communication
  • Risk monitoring
  • Implementing controls in business cycles
  • Controls in purchase and payment cycle
  • Controls in inventory and costing cycle
  • Controls in HR and payroll cycle
  • Controls in sales and collection cycle
  • Controls in fixed assets life cycle
Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja Jan 28 - 30 Jan, 2019
NGN 265,000.00
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Dr. Francis Okereke 08035062583

DR FRANCIS OKEREKE FCA,FCIB,FCILRMN,MBA will lead other industry experts in this all important events.
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