Zinner & Co. can help you implement practical, efficient and effective internal controls to safeguard your organization from fraud, theft, and errors.
When it comes to internal controls for your business, it is important that they are designed in a practical, efficient, and effective way. Often times, it helps to have someone with a fresh set of eyes review your internal controls to make sure they are still working as intended.
Internal controls are the policies and procedures designed to protect your assets, facilitate accurate financial reporting, and ultimately assist in achieving your mission as an organization. The emphasis of properly designed system of internal controls is on prevention rather than detection. The goal is to create an environment where fraudulent activity, such as financial misstatements or misappropriation of assets, is not only discouraged but is difficult to achieve.
Our hands-on approach to internal control evaluation begins with a review of your process and procedures and an evaluation of your operations from a different perspective. We gain an understanding of current roles and responsibilities. We then assess your work flow to evaluate internal controls by identifying “who” initiates, authorizes, and records transactions; as well as, “how” they are recorded. We review job descriptions, segregation of duties, cross training opportunities, safeguarding records, and more.