A company's growth depends not only on how much revenue a company generates but also on how effectively it protects its assets. As companies strive to achieve sustainable growth absent of unnecessary and unauthorized spending, the internal control environment has become essential for enabling finance leaders to operate more strategically.
During this Webcast, we will discuss:
- Key challenges companies encounter with maintaining visibility into internal controls
- The role of finance leaders in establishing and reinforcing approval processes that support internal controls
- Best practices for collaborating with colleagues in procurement and other departments to prevent breaches of internal controls, such as unauthorized spend, after-the-fact purchase orders, and "rubber-stamp" approvals
- How finance leaders can foster growth while improving compliance with internal controls by elevating and modernizing decision cycles
About the Panelist
Chris Wright, Managing Director, Protiviti
Chris Wright is the Managing Director of Protiviti's Business Performance Improvement practice and the Regional Managing Director of Protiviti's Northeastern United States region. He has more than 30 years of experience serving clients as an external auditor, including six years as a partner with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. He has also served as an internal auditor and financial reporting risk consultant. At Protiviti, Chris has provided internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance services, and significant assistance to companies experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation, and other financial investigations and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including revenue recognition and lease accounting.
About the Moderator
Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.