Virtual NAIC Model Audit Rule Compliance Academy
Focuses on the skills need by insurance professionals working on NAIC MAR annual compliance programs.
Our approach with this training academy is to provide the relevant information and skills which professionals will need to fulfill the "Internal Control Life Cycle" using the "top-down, risk-based" approach.
We teach the background knowledge sources, provide advice on how to conduct risk assessments, discuss scoping, and review how to plan the assessment of an internal control framework. Risk management activities are the key process to determine the requirements of a NAIC MAR program. The MAR program deliverables should lead to management's opining on the status of the internal control framework in reference to an insurance commissioner's reporting requirements.
We have created detailed workshop materials based on our experiances with the creation and validation of internal controls for the annual compliance with MAR. Each attendee will go home with a set of 51 documents that were used to create the academy.
This sixteen hour (Four Mornings) CPE event provides you with the tradecraft skills to implement a compliance program that is consistent with NAIC Model Audit Rule compliance.
What You Get!!!:
We present the roadmap to having the skills and knowledge to work on NAIC MAR compliance.
Relax, learn and enjoy expert instructor presentations, group discussions, role-playing, audit and compliance exercises, white-board diagramming and simulations.
Follow the below links for further detail information:
. Seminar Highlights
. Learning Objectives
. Key Issues on the Agenda
. Table of Contents for MAR Regulation
. Complete Copy of the Model Audit Rule Regulation
CCS offers two programs that are targeted at insurance organizations that have to comply with MAR:
NAIC Model Audit Rule Program Training (NAIC MAR Program) is focused on the creation of a program to address the NAIC MAR law. It looks at how to create the necessary entity level controls to address the Insurance Commissioner's triannual audit. It covers in detail the COSO Internal Framework and how to relate the documentation to the COSO framework for Entity, ITGC and Business Process controls. This is for the organization or person that has never been involved with MAR.
NAIC Model Audit Rule Compliance Academy (NAIC MAR Compliance) is focused on how to run the annual MAR program that allows for management to certify the internal controls each year. It is down in the details about how to document, test and report to management to the operation of the compliance program. This is focused on the organization and people that want to improve their controls and their MAR program.
The retail cost of this CPE seminar is $1,200.00 for the first attendee from a single organization. Discounts are available for more than one attendee from each organization: (2) $2,300.00 (3) $3,300.00 (4) $4,300.00 (5) $5,400.00.
Each attendee will receive 16 Auditing CPE Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.
Upcoming Virtual Model Audit Rule Compliance Academies:
|Monday-Thursday, December 7-10, 2020
||Daily 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Central Time
Refer to our Seminar Cities Index for a list of our seminar locations. The individual city pages provide a listing of topics being presented. Our Seminar Cities by Week provides a guide to the locations during a calendar week.
Benefits of Attending
- Review how COSO 2013 is structured
- Understand the skills necessary to design, implement and test controls
- Know the key program management deliverables within a COSO 2013 program
- Review the implications for using COSO 2013 and its assessment
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- NAIC Model Audit Rule Compliance
- The Components of COSO
- How to gauge the effectiveness of internal controls
- How to build a "Culture of Compliance
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- Defining "MAR based internal control framework" within an insurance organization
- Describing the MAR Control Framework and its documents to management
- Positioning attendees to design, implement and assess internal controls at all levels
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Key Issues on the Agenda
Section 1 - NAIC Regulatory Context
. NAIC Regulatory Context
. NAIC Solvency Modernization
. Risk-Focused Surveillance Cycle
. Risk Assessment Cycle
. NAIC Model Acts
SECTION 2 - INTERNAL CONTROL CONCEPTS
. How the World Works!
. Internal Control & Quality Control Defined
. The Big Three Connection Concept
. Understanding the 'Real Risks" - Pareto's Principle
. The Layers of Cause
. Deming's 14 Quality Concepts
. Enterprise Risk Management Concept
. Mission - Values - Business Model Concept
. Humans and Internal Controls
. Tone at the Top Concept
. Human Communications
. Dr. Kotter's Steps for Change
. Program Management Concept
SECTION 3 -INTERNAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING FRAMEWORKS
. SOX vs NAIC Model Audit Rule
. Why Frameworks!!
. U.S. GAAP vs Statutory Accounting Principles
. COSO ERM Components
. COSO 2013 Components & 17 Principles
SECTION 4 -INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNAL CONTROL CONCEPTS
. Moore's Law
. Categories of IT Control
. What is information technology all about?
. Information Technology Quality Control Frameworks
. COBIT - COSO - ITIL - CMMI - PMBOK - ISO 17799
. COBIT 5.0 Principles
. COBIT Enterprise Enablers
. COBIT 5.0 Domains
. COBIT Governance Domain
. COBIT Align, Plan & Organize Domain
. COBIT Build, Acquire & Implement Domain
. COBIT Deliver, Service & Support Domain
. COBIT Monitor, Evaluation & Assess Domain
. COBIT Software Life Cycle Approach - Four Layers
. COBIT Software Life Cycle Approach - Create the Appropriate Environment
. COBIT Software Life Cycle Approach - Programme Management
. COBIT Software Life Cycle Approach - Change Enablement
. COBIT Software Life Cycle Approach - Continual Improvement Life Cycle
SECTION 5 - NAIC LAYERS OF SOLVENCY ASSESSMENT
. NAIC's Model Acts
. NAIC's Regulatory Practices & Procedures
. NAIC's Model Regulation Requiring Annual Audited Financial Reports
. Model Audit Rule 2010 Focus
. Financial Condition Examiners Handbook
. NAIC Financial Examiner Risk-Focused Examinations
SECTION 6 - MANAGEMENT'S APPROACH TO SETTING MAR COMPLIANCE OBJECTIVES
. COSO Principle 6: Specifies Suitable Objectives
. Five Layers of Objectives
. Have You Categorized Your Controls?
. Attribute Tracking of Internal Controls
. Assessment of "Big Three"
. Six Elements in an Insurance Business Model
. Entity Level Controls
. Approach to Mapping Integration
. NAIC Risk Assessments
. NAIC Model Audit Rule: Risk Brands
. NAIC Risk Assessment Approach
. NAIC Model Audit Rule: Examination Assertions
. COSO Principle 8: Assesses Fraud Risk
. COSO Principle 9: Significant Change
SECTION 7 - MANAGEMENT'S APPROACH TO DOCUMENTATION
. Management's Layers of Risk Assessment
. The Big Four's Different Approaches to Mapping to COSO 2013
. Maturity Model: Policy - Standard - Procedure
. Policy - Standard - Procedure - Guidelines Framework
. Concepts Behind Policy-Procedure Effectiveness
SECTION 8 - TOOLKIT FOR THE ASSESSOR OF INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
. The Assessor's Toolkit Concepts
. Four Stages of Competence
. Get to the "Facts"
. Monitoring and Analytics
. What are the "Usual" suspects?
. Use "S.P.I.N. Selling" During Your Interviews
. Make the Management Action Plan SMART!
. What is the "Cause" of the Finding?
. Root Cause Analysis
. Recognize Different Personalities
. Deception-Detection Methodology
. What Deception Sounds Like
. What Deception Looks Like
. What To Tell the "Executive"??
. Optimize the Visual
. Input - Process - Output
. Can We Measure "Control Maturity"?
. The "Walk Through"
. Dr. Kotter's Steps for Change
SECTION 9 - INTERNAL CONTROL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
. MAR Program Organization
. COSO 2013 Project Scope
. Program Management: Scope Management
. Project Management Killers
. Project Planning Deliverables
SECTION 10 - ENTITY LEVEL ANNUAL INTERNAL CONTROL
. MAR Section 3 - Definitions
. Management's Certification of "ICFR"
. Overall Assessment of a System of Internal Control
. 10 Points for Risk Management
. Risk Management is Not Perfect.
. NAIC MAR ICFR Assessment
. Residual Risk after Controls Verification
. COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework
. KPMG Approach to Mapping Integration
. SEC Defined "Entity Controls"
. Characteristics of ELC Documentation
. "Better Policy Management"
. IT General Controls Risk Assessment
. Financial Statement Risk Assessment
. A "Major Deficiency" Can Occur.
. Summary of Internal Control Deficiencies
. Defensive Strategy "Business Resilience"
. Defensive Strategy - "Getting the Right Information"
SECTION 11 - PROCESS LEVEL INTERNAL CONTROL FUNCTIONS
. Process & Activity Ownership
. Business Cycles and Processes
. Risks within the Process
. Business Process Documentation
. What are the Assertions of the Key Control?
. Segregation of Duties
. Walk Through
. What About Spreadsheets?
. Annual Assessment and "SSAE 18"
. Control Self Assessment Program
SECTION 12 - THE INSURANCE ORGANIZATION INTERNAL AUDIT FUNCTION
. Internal Audit Testing ICFR??
. MAR Internal Audit Function Requirements
. Internal Audit Charter
. Internal Audit Coverage
. Internal Audit Tactical Plan
. External Audit Testing
. Internal Control Group Testing
SECTION 13 - INTERNAL CONTROL TESTING
. Did We Effectively Remediate and Re-Test?
. Sufficient to Support Our Conclusion?
. FCEH Examination Sampling
. Types of Control Testing
. Evaluate the COSO Stages of "Control Effectiveness"
. NAIC Standard Testing Samples
. Testing of Controls
SECTION 14 - INTERNAL CONTROL REPORTING TRADECRAFT
. Do We Know our Audience?
. Organize Content for Your Audience
. Executive Summary Section
. What is the "Condition" of the Finding?
. What is the "Cause" of the Finding?
. What is the "Effect" of the Finding?
. Optimize the Tone
. Management Action Plan (MAP)
SECTION 15 - INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING SUMMARY
. Assessment of ICFR
. Seven Layers of Defense
. NAIC's Position on Insolvency
. Better Policy Management
. Build a "Culture of Compliance"
. Top COSO 2013 Key Control Programs
. Keys to Successful ICFR
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ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTING MODEL REGULATION
Links are provided to each Section of the Model Audit Rule Template
Section 1. Authority
Section 2. Purpose and Scope
Section 3. Definitions
Section 4. General Requirements Related to Filing and Extensions for Filing of Annual Audited Financial Report and Audit Committee Appointment
Section 5. Contents of Annual Audited Financial Report
Section 6. Designation of Independent Certified Public Accountant
Section 7. Qualifications of Independent Certified Public Accountan
Section 8. Consolidated or Combined Audits
Section 9. Scope of Audit and Report of Independent Certified Public Accountan
Section 10. Notification of Adverse Financial Condition
Section 11. Communication of Internal Control Related Matters Noted in an Audit
Section 12. Accountant's Letter of Qualifications
Section 13. Definition, Availability and Maintenance of Independent Certified Public Accountant Work Papers
Section 14. Requirements for Audit Committees
Section 15. Internal Audit Function Requirements
Section 16. Conduct of Insurer in Connection with the Preparation of Required Reports and Documents
Section 17. Management's Report of Internal Control over Financial Reporting
Section 18. Exemptions and Effective Dates
Section 19. Canadian and British Companies
Section 20. Severability Provision
NAIC CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ANNUAL DISCLOSURE MODEL ACT
NAIC Model Laws, Regulations, Guidelines and Other Resources-4th Quarter 2014
Links are provided to each Section of the Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act
Section 1. Purpose and Scope
Internal Control & CPA Focused Training Seminars
Section 2. Definitions
Section 3. Disclosure Requirements
Section 4. Rules and Regulations
Section 5. Contents of Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure
Section 6. Confidentiality
Section 7. Third-party Consultants
Section 8. Sanctions
Section 9. Severability Clause
Section 10. Effective Date
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Corporate Compliance Seminars presents two families of professional continuing education (CPE) seminars:
Internal Control & CPA Focused Training Seminars (Details)
Internal Auditor Focused Training Seminars (Details)
The internal control seminars we present can benefit a variety of attendees:
- Non-accelerated filers who may just be getting their documentation underway for Section 404 compliance,
- Public companies looking to improve their effectiveness and efficiency of their Section 404 compliance,
- Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and other groups that want to improve the integration of their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) efforts,
- Executives and Board of Directors members who can gain insights from our "Best Practices" examples to really understand SOX Section 404,
- Anyone finds practical advice from our real-world experience with the implementation of internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR).
The internal audit seminars we present can benefit a variety of attendees:
- The new internal auditor can be oriented to the profession and the work,
- Auditors looking for improvements in their approach and knowledge,
- Professionals looking to improve the content of their workpapers and the impact of audit reports,
- Any organization that desires to improve the effectiveness of their internal audit department,
- Audit Managers looking for education concerning current audit issues,
- Practical advice based on our real-world experience with being the auditee, an internal auditor and an external auditor.
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Experts Providing CPE Training Events
Corporate Compliance Seminars (CCS) was created by experts who enjoy providing CPE training events. All our experts have years of experience in providing training courses, workshops and consulting on internal controls, internal auditing, information technology, cybersecurity and accounting related subjects. We have focused on SOX, COSO, PCAOB, COBIT, CMMI, GRC, GAAP, IFRS, AICPA, GAO, NAIC, ISO, and IIA Standards. We are your best source for continuing professional education (CPE).
Our programs, live in-person, webinar and on-demand, provide CPE for professionals with CPA, CGA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CMA and CA designations. CCS is focused on providing the best learning programs in using three distinct distribution channels: live in-person events, virtual webinar events and on-demand self-study e-learning.
Corporate Compliance Seminars presents CPE to a range of professionals, auditors, accountants, finance staff, compliance personnel, information technology (IT) professionals, Boards of Directors and Audit Committees. We examine the details of risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance, auditing, internal controls, cybersecurity and compliance, and fraud prevention and detection.
Within the U.S.A. marketplace, Corporate Compliance Seminars allows the attendee to earn NASBA CPE credit.
Our events focus on the details of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control Frameworks, ISACA's Control Objectives over Information Technology (COBIT), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Open Compliance & Ethics Group's (OCEG) Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) methodology, PCAOB's Auditing Standard 5 (AS5), AICPA auditing standards, and NAIC regulatory model regulations and acts .
Our live in-person events are generally presented in a small classroom setting with two to five attendees. Over the last few weeks, we have come to the understand we need to provide distant e-learning events. We are now in the process of moving all our content to an online available status. We have created distant e-learning opportunities using both a virtual webinar event approach and on-demand e-learning self-study modules. These two e-learning approaches: webinars and on-demand self-study with extended web access to our content into the global continuing professional development (CPD) marketplace. In the webinar e-learning events we will limit the number of students to maximize the interaction between the live instructor and attendees. The on-demand self-study e-learning modules will be created and offered to meet the NASBA CPE credit requirements .
Our seminars provide CPE for the CPA, CFE, CIA, CISA, auditors and others with effective and engaging internal audit training courses.
Our instructors have had direct experience in the following industries: financial activities, bank, insurance, healthcare, construction, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, mining and oil & gas extraction, manufacturing, educational, government agencies, transportation, software, technical, hi-tech and agricultural.
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