Delightful internal control processes in public sector organisations

Inspired by "Delight is in the details" by Shawn Blanc The nascent public sector problem Here's the problem: a lot of public sector organisations have been forced to shed a lot of what has long been considered their bloated structures. This often takes the form of personnel reductions. Some of these are retirees that do … Continue reading Delightful internal control processes in public sector organisations

The real relevance of internal controls and their development

Mutual exclusivity? I'm hearing a lot of comments about the relevance and the redundancy of internal controls and especially internal controls development and internal controls training. A number of new management philosophies such as this one - pretty much unknown outside of the French speaking world, but mirrorred in philosophies such as the one of … Continue reading The real relevance of internal controls and their development

How to get rid of internal controls’ Cinderella complex

A high degree of indifference Whenever you utter the words "internal control" in an environment where COSO is not a household word, you are likely to be confronted with a number of reactions, ranging from boredom over surprise over fear back to complete indifference. Overcoming that reaction is one of the key prerequisites for a … Continue reading How to get rid of internal controls’ Cinderella complex