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12 Fundamental Audit Steps to Strengthen Internal Controls Webinar
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When: Archive only
Where: In Your Credit Union
Contact: Leah Redding

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Internal controls.  Set them up well and nobody seems to notice.  Set them up poorly and bad things usually follow…often financial losses.  Make them too tight, it slows down member service.  Make them too loose, employees may be tempted to do bad things.  The key is to find the right balance. 

This webinar will provide fundamental audit steps to ensure that internal controls are appropriately strong in key areas.  These are controls every credit union should be aware of and monitor – but in the busy financial services world, these controls may be overlooked, not be set up properly, or not carried out adequately.  This session will look at internal controls designed to protect the credit union both from internal fraud or error and external fraud via electronic means, including controls in teller operations, the accounting office, lending and collections, member services, and other areas.


  • Who must ensure adequate internal controls exist and are working?

  • What are the best ways to protect members’ plastic cards?

  • Is there any way to protect against ATM skimming?

  • What are the best controls in cash handling and cash ordering?

  • Are there control risks in lending?  What are they?  How should they be limited?

  • What are the basics of internal controls over general ledger accounts?

  • How can dormant and inactive accounts be protected?

  • Are there risks in repossessed collateral?



    • A risk assessment worksheet

    • Employee training log

    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.


This informative session is designed for anyone in operations or the audit function, including Supervisory Committee members, internal auditors, external auditors, accounting personnel, supervisory personnel, lending managers, operations managers, branch managers, and CEOs.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Tim Harrington, CPA, TEAM Resources

Tim Harrington is a Certified Public Accountant who specializes in working with community financial institutions.  Since 1996, Tim has been President of TEAM Resources, a firm which provides consulting, strategic planning, and training from coast-to-coast. 


A presenter at over 1,000 financial conferences, seminars, and webinars, Tim has provided consulting and training for hundreds of community financial institutions in nearly every state and four countries.  Tim advises boards and senior management teams on strategy, profitability, and governance and works with staff on leadership and lending.  In addition, he is a faculty member of three financial institution schools and is the author of the popular lending software “Lenders Tax Analyzer” and has taught lending personnel how to obtain monthly income from tax returns since 1992.


Educational Investment:

Asset Size Archive Only
Over $75 million


$25 - $75 million


Under $25 million


Education Scholarship

Scholarships are available for all KCUA education events. Scholarships pay 100% of registration fee for credit unions under $25M, 50% for credit unions between $25-$75M and 25% for credit unions over $75M.



Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation that you can print for your records.