Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Business Management Controls Books

The following new Business Management Controls book and toolkit will help you to improve your business control practices and show you how to better create, implement and assess your own business controls. They will also show you how to develop more streamlined and successful working practices, and how to enable, facilitate and protect your business operations in a more effective way.


More details of these follow.

1. Book: Business Management Controls: A Guide

This book describes the various types of controls in all core business functions and outlines several frameworks (including BSC) for designing and implementing those controls.
Part A describes the internal controls environment and the establishment of its major components.
Part B outlines the main types of strategic and operational controls, including financial, sales, production, IT governance, data management, business intelligence and corporate espionage.
Parts C looks at implementing these controls, and also discusses the role and approach of managers in protecting their company against various threats, while at the same time allowing it to achieve its core objectives.
Part D includes some illustrative case studies and suggests some additional areas where controls may enhance business operations, including business and IT continuity.

A selection of illustrative case studies, together with some key recommendations throughout the book, offer the reader further help and guidance on applying these controls within their own business, regardless of its size.


2. Toolkit: Business Management Controls Toolkit

This Business Management Controls Toolkit provides you with the performance measures and compliance indicators, the checklists and questionnaires, documents, plans, policies … extensive documentation that, tailored to your organisation, will prove to be invaluable to your existing practices. This toolkit will demonstrate its unique design to structure and shape the business control practices in your organisation. Included in this toolkit are: Checklists and Questionnaires; Documents; Management Plans; Policies; Procedures, etc.

3. Business Records Management Checklist

Compliance Controls Framework

Corporate Fraud Management Systems Audit Program

Corporate Policies and Procedures Checklist

Ethics Management Checklist

Financial Management Systems Checklist

Internal Audit Function Checklist

Soft Controls Evaluation Checklist

Strategic Management Process Questionnaire

Strategic Plan Checklist

Human Resources Questionnaire

PESTLE Template

SWOT Template

Strategic Alignment Checklist

Corporate Governance Internal Audit Program

IT Back-up Recovery Procedures

Organisational Controls Readiness Checklist

Red Flags Checklist

IT Controls Evaluation Audit Program
Financial Manager

Project Cost Accountant

Roles and Responsibilities – Compliance Committee Role

Roles and Responsibilities – Advisory and Support Duty Parties


Treasury Manager

Social Media Governance Role

Compliance Program

Corporate Rewards System Plan

Files, Documents and Records Management Action Plan Purchasing Action Plan

Social Media Governance Management Plan

Soft Control Action Plan

Manuals; Business Forms Manual

Business Management Controls System Manual

Corporate Policies and Procedures Manual

Corporate Staff Policies and Procedures Manual

Financial Policies and Procedures Manual

Production Operations Policies and Procedures Manual

Performance Frameworks; Performance Framework – BSC – Balanced Scorecard Framework

Performance Framework – GRI – Global Reporting Initiative

Performance Framework – MAF – Management Accountability Framework

Performance Measures and Compliance Indicators; Business and IT Continuity Management Performance Controls

Business Data Management Performance Controls

Business Intelligence and Corporate Espionage Performance Controls

Customer Sales and Production Management Performance Controls

Enterprise Governance Performance Measures and Compliance Indicators

Financial Management Performance Measures and Compliance Indicators

Human factor Performance Controls

Internal Audit Performance Controls

IT Governance Performance Controls

Risk and Compliance Performance Measures and Compliance Indicators

Roles and Responsibilities of Participants Performance Controls

Strategic Management Performance Measures and Compliance Indicators

Policies; and Business Ethics Policy

Business Intelligence Policy

Business Management Controls for Laptops and Smart Devices

Customer Service Policy

Information Sensitive Policy

Information Technology Policy

Internet and Email Policy

IT Back-up and Restore Policy Example

IT Security Policy

Privacy of Information Policy

Quality Management Policy

Data Quality Improvement Procedure

Detailed Accounting Procedures

Purchasing Procedure






John Kyriazoglou, CICA, B.A (Hon-University of Toronto),

Business Thinker, Consultant and Author of several books

Editor-in-Chief for the Internal Controls Magazine (U.S.A.)


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