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Senior Auditor Interview

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Brian Schuchart is a CPA and Senior Finance Business Partner. His professional experience includes senior management roles with NBC Sports, Virtual Health, and the Children's Hospital of Philadephia.

Senior Auditor was published on January 4th, 2021. Learn more here.

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In your opinion, why is it important for organizations to have effective internal controls?

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Senior Auditor Interview

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    In your opinion, why is it important for organizations to have effective internal controls?

      How to Answer

      Internal controls are rules, regulations and safeguards that an organization puts in place to ensure integrity of financial information and to prevent fraud. There are several benefits to having robust and effective internal controls, including preventing fraud/theft, improving accuracy of financial reporting, and complying with laws and regulations.

      Brian's Answer

      "Internal controls are vital for organizations of all sizes. First and foremost, internal controls are necessary to be in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. Additionally, strong internal controls are necessary to prevent fraud and theft by employees. Finally, strong and effective internal controls result in improved timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting, which makes for smoother audits."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Having effective internal controls reduces the risk of fraud and misappropriation of assets. It also helps to make the financial statements more reliable and ensures the organization-wide processes are operating effectively. Effective internal controls help to place more reliance on compliance with laws and regulations."

      Cindy's Answer

      Fantastic! Can you give an example and detail to back up your opinion?

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