K2's Small Business Internal Controls, Security, and Fraud Prevention and Detection - Webcast

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Aug 19, 2022

Registration: 6:45 AM / Program: 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Fees

Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None

Description

Internal controls are more important than ever, and their importance increases seemingly on a daily basis. However, internal controls present a challenge for many smaller organizations.

For small organizations, maintaining an effective system of internal controls presents a significant challenge. Implementing many of the theoretical concepts surrounding internal controls – such as segregation of duties – may not be practical or even possible in some cases. Consequently, the current internal control structure of many small businesses fosters an environment in which too much risk is present. This, coupled with the presence of uncontrolled information systems and computerized accounting software, can often lead to disastrous results. Participate in this program to learn the necessary insights and tools to design, implement, and monitor effective internal controls, security, and anti-fraud measures in small organizations. As a participant, you will benefit from the case studies used in class in which theoretical concepts are implemented and demonstrated in leading small business accounting software programs, such as QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, Sage 50/Peachtree, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Sage 100.

Designed For

Business professionals responsible for internal control and fraud prevention and detection

Objectives

In this program, you will learn:

  • How to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective internal control structure in a small business environment.
  • How to assess risk in smaller organizations and how to implement preventive, detective, deterrent, and compensating controls to mitigate these risks, even in the absence of proper segregation of duties.
  • Technology-focused techniques for preventing and detecting fraud as well as securing information systems and sensitive data.

Major Subjects

  • Cite internal control fundamentals, including definitions and concepts, types of internal control activities, and the need for internal controls
  • Identify common small business control deficiencies and issues, including concentration of ownership and inadequate segregation of duties, and list five key risk areas for small businesses
  • Recognize the common types of fraud schemes occurring in small business and implement internal control measures to reduce the threat of becoming a victim
  • List the objectives and common deficiencies of small business accounting systems
  • Define the purpose of general controls and list examples of common general controls in small businesses
  • Identify relevant internal control procedures over revenues, cash, purchasing, payables, payroll, inventory, and fixed assets in small businesses
  • Implement technology tools to prevent and detect occupational fraud
  • List opportunities to enhance security over information systems and sensitive data
  • Define alternative control procedures and describe their significance in small businesses

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Leaders

Stephen Yoss

Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, is a certified public accountant, the senior technology strategist and principal of Yossio, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions.

At age 10, Stephen began working with technology; he started his first IT company at just 13, which focused on designing web applications for local businesses. At 15, he began writing original computer code and has been designing and implementing technological solutions continuously since then.

Stephen is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, with degrees in Accountancy and International Business. While at Loyola, he served the campus as student body president and as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. He has a Master's of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems.

In 2009, Stephen formed Yossio, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. He specializes in taking on high-difficulty, mission-critical organizational issues that require technological expertise and an ability to find solutions to problems that no one else can answer. With all of his clients, he emphasizes the need to embrace technology at every opportunity and utilize the latest technological trends and breakthroughs in order to gain a competitive advantage while increasing efficiency and productivity.

Prior to starting Yossio, Stephen worked as an accountant in his family's practice, Yoss & Allen. At Yoss & Allen, he completely redesigned the firm's technology practices and instituted a technological infrastructure to streamline the firm's practices and allow them strategic flexibility. Many of the technologies, strategies, and concepts that Stephen uses himself (and consults companies on how to use) were designed, perfected, and implemented to help his family's business and their clients. In addition to his time with Yoss & Allen, Stephen worked in New Zealand as a management accountant.

Since 2009, Stephen has also been teaching continuing professional education, providing written, webcast, in-house, and live instruction. He has presented to thousands of practitioners worldwide on topics such as cloud computing, mobile technology, Excel tips and best practices, data modeling and analysis, big data, information security, identity theft prevention, and more.

Stephen is also a professionally licensed pyrotechnician and works on major fireworks displays throughout the nation for Pyro Spectaculars, North America's largest full-service fireworks display production company. He's proud to have helped produce incredible displays, including the Macy's July 4th Spectacular in New York City, the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, KGB Skyshow in San Diego, and many more.

Whether it's teaching in the classroom, consulting clients in a boardroom, or shooting a fireworks display, Stephen brings passion, hard work, value—and above all else—technological expertise to each of his clients. With an open, honest approach, he creates a unique strategy for each client specifically designed to benefit their needs and streamline their operations in order to create efficiency and maximize their financial potential.

Stephen calls Claremont, CA, home; when he's not at the desk, in a boardroom, at the podium, or producing a fireworks display, he spends as much time as he can pursuing his other passions. He is an avid music lover and attends multiple festivals each year. At the Burning Man, Stephen helps setup and produce pyrotechnic displays for the city. In Claremont, he regularly volunteers his time to perform various community services. He's also an avid outdoorsman and regularly carves out time to scuba dive, camp, hike, and photograph both close to home with family and friends and on his many travels.

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