Key Performance Methods to Enhance Internal Controls

2 Credits: Business Management & Organization


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Key Performance Methods to Enhance Internal Controls

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

In the complex world of finance and operations, accurately measuring and improving performance can often be a challenging endeavor. This course addresses this challenge by exploring essential tools and metrics crucial for assessing financial and operational success. With a focus on key performance metrics, the course guides you through the intricacies of conducting SOC Scope Audits of Systems of Internal Controls, a vital process for ensuring reliability and integrity in financial reporting. Additionally, you’ll learn how to determine critical risk factors and appropriate measures of effectiveness, essential for strategic decision-making. The course also includes practical instruction on calculating the Economic Value Added (EVA) for a business, a powerful tool for assessing true economic profitability. This course is designed to equip finance and accounting professionals with the skills and knowledge to enhance operational efficiency and make informed decisions that drive business success.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • SOC Scope Audits of Systems of Internal Controls;
  • Determining appropriate critical risk factors;
  • Determining appropriate measures of effectiveness; and
  • Calculate the Economic Value Added for a business.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 11, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

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Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Francis X. Ryan is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and …