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Implementing Internal Controls

Course CategoryFinance

Event calendar iconAugust 31, 2023

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This course will be delivered on-site in Marshall Islands.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

This course will cover the latest audit findings in grants management. It will equip program managers with the necessary tools to comprehend the requirements for addressing issues and avoiding the repetition of the same errors. To improve efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal management, it is important to have strong internal controls and a clear understanding of the federal spending rules. This session will assist your organization in defining and clarifying requirements and expectations for internal control over grants management and provide practical tools to update your policies and procedures.

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After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for consistency and equity in policies and procedures
  • Review audit findings and corrective action reports
  • Be aware of risks and the tasks that must be performed during the lifecycle of the grant
  • Implement effective strategies for managing your grant
  • Understand the financial requirements for implementing grants
  • Locate federal regulations applicable to grant recipients
  • Identify common audit findings
  • Get updates on reporting and audit requirements

Who Should Attend

APIPA conference sessions are intended for island government accountability professionals.  Audit, budget, finance, accounting, and related management and staff members will find interest and value in this presentation.

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of Marshall Islands, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.










August 31, 2023

6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, Marshall Islands

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Marshall Islands Resort, Marshall Islands

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David Rykken

David Rykken

Washington, DC

David Rykken has more than 25 years of experience in public service working with all levels of government. He has worked for HHS at headquarters in DC for the last 15 years as a Supervisory Management Analyst, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist, and a Supervisory Public Health Advisor.