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Internal Control - Setting the Tone at the Top

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Event calendar iconMay 25, 2021

Event time icon8:30 a.m.

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This virtual course will be delivered regionally via Zoom.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

This course is limited to the paid participants of the 2021 AGA GPDC. Please ensure that your registration fee has been paid.

Course Description

This session examines COSO Internal Control, COSO ERM Internal Control, and GAO Green Book guidance.  No matter the organization, how compelling its vision, or how brilliant its strategy, without strong internal controls, there is bound to be a failure in execution. Leaders of organizations have the clear responsibility to set the "Tone At The Top" through his or her actions, policies, values, influence, and day-to-day activities; and, a leader must learn how to communicate to stakeholders through authentic messages and powerful conversations. By using COSO guidance, leaders can build strong internal control foundations in any organization.  The speaker will share serious and humorous personal experiences of success and failure throughout his career in government financial management to "connect the dots" between leadership, effective teams and internal controls.

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After successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the COSO Internal Control and COSO ERM Internal Control
  • Learn applications of Internal Control in strategic planning and risk planning
  • Understand management implementation and responsibilities of internal control
  • Understand leadership best practices regarding internal control systems
  • Understand components of building better teams through strong internal controls
  • Understand preventative, detective, and corrective controls and their value in strong organizations

Who Should Attend

2021 AGA GPDC Registrants.










May 25, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.


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CPEs - 2 Credit Hours

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Virtual Delivery

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Billy Morehead, Ph.D., CPA, CGFM

Billy Morehead, Ph.D., CPA, CGFM

Madison, MS

Dr. William "Billy" Morehead, CGFM, CPA is a Professor of Accountancy at Mississippi College teaching primarily Governmental, Advanced, Accounting Information Systems, and Data Analytics classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A long-time member of the Jackson AGA chapter, Billy has served AGA in numerous roles at the chapter level, including Chapter President, and at the national level, including Chairs of the Journal Board and Higher Education Committee, National Treasurer, and National President. Billy is also a member of the Mississippi Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.