Internal Control System (ICS)

Corporate Governance

The term ICC describes the internal control measures in their entirety that an organisation has in place to help monitor important internal business processes. The focus is on achieving corporate goals, safeguarding process security and identifying or preventing errors and irregularities (whether deliberate or accidental).

Large companies generally have an extensive ICS. Under audit law, listed companies and other organisations that meet certain economic criteria are required to have the existence of an internal control system (ICS) verified and confirmed by an external auditor. The ICS needs to be aligned to the specific conditions of the company. As a minimum requirement, management must ensure that all processes related to financial reporting are documented and implemented in the ICS.

ICS for SMEs:

BDO developed its model “ICS for SMEs” to meet the specific needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. Do you not yet have an ICS, or is your system inadequate or immature? Are you looking for a good solution for your company? 

Our model addresses the following needs:

  • Compliance with legal requirements
  • More efficient and secure financial processes and avoidance of misstatements in the financial reporting
  • Simple design in terms of structure, documentation and maintenance of the system and control mechanisms, using proprietary applications

Let us help you implement your ICS and support you in establishing the solution that's right for you.

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