CSA - Control Self Assessment

About the Author

David McNamee, CIA, CISA, CFE, CGFM
MC2 Management Consulting

David McNamee is President of MC2 Management Consulting, a successful consulting firm he founded in 1991 to specialize in improving corporate governance through consulting services in business risk and management control. MC2 Management Consulting serves a worldwide client list from all segments of public and private enterprise.

MC2 Management Consulting helps clients become better managers by providing business risk analysis tools and fraud training.  Each client faces a unique set of fraud challenges and risks. MC2 Management Consulting designs specific programs for organizations based on their particular needs.  Our goal is to ensure that clients are prepared to deal with whatever fraud risks stand in the way of their established objectives.

Prior to forming his own practice in 1991, David was Director - Internal Auditing at Pacific Bell.  He has twenty years' experience in investigating and auditing major frauds, including experience in both public and private sector organizations.  He has served numerous times as an expert witness and a resource for attorneys in litigation matters.

David holds a Master of Business Administration as well as a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management.  In addition, he holds a Certificate in Advanced Purchasing & Materials Management.  He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Government Financial Manager.  David is a Life Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a Life Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

He is a recognized international authority on fraud, risk management, and internal auditing practice.  He is the author of over 50 articles and books, as well as a "Best Practices" video for internal auditors.  His professional articles on fraud, risk, and internal auditing have been published in the USA, Europe, and the South Pacific.  He is a frequently invited speaker at major internal audit conferences on six continents, and he has given seminars on fraud in more than ten countries.

David McNamee shares his vast experience through the use of over 350 pages of workbooks.

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CSA - Control Self Assessment


The Control Self Assessment Electronic Publication contains the following books, articles, and tools authored by David McNamee designed to help you add value in your Internal Audit practice:

"Control Frameworks and Self Assessment"

The full text consisting of 135 pages of CSA definitions, examples, case studies, feedback questions, and bibliography.

This publication is a "must read" for anyone attempting to perform CSA.

This publication presents practical information and cases studies regarding:

    COSO, CoCo and Other Control Frameworks
    Putting Control Frameworks into Practice
    Why Control Self Assessment?
    The Six Methods of Control Self Assessment
    Risk and Control Self Assessment
    Implementing Control Self Assessment
    Facilitation Skills for CSA Workshops Parts 1 and 2
    Technology and Control Self assessment
    Control Self Assessment Bibliography

"Risk-Based Auditing"

The full text consist of 144 pages describing Risk-Based Auditing.

This publication presents practical information and cases studies regarding:

    Risk-Based Auditing I (Micro)
    What is Risk?
    Risk Identification
    Risk Measurement
    Risk Prioritization
    Risk-Based Auditing II (Macro)

"CSA Agenda"

This is a sample of an agenda that you should find extremely useful as a guideline in conducting your own CSA session. 


"Back to the Future with CSA"

This article describes how to incorporate techniques to imagine the future to use self assessment tools to improve business processes.

This article discusses the typical use of control Self Assessment:

    As a preliminary survey tool
    As a substitute for audit fieldwork
    As a complete audit/assessment

"Electronic Scribing of CSA Sessions"

This document describes the use of a CSA Template as a powerful improvement to the scribing process.

This document presents a number of advantages to the practical use of a CSA Template including:

    Focus the discussion into discrete sections
    Record comments in the right place
    Keep discussion focused and not wandering off the track
    Assists in creating an organized, insightful report to management

"CSA Fraud Questions"

This article lists the types of questions normally discussed in a CSA workshop.

These specific question are those that would occur in a CSA workshop addressing the area of Fraud.

"Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MTBI) Test"

This presentation is a simplified version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test that can help you facilitate meetings by understanding people's differing gifts.

This presentation includes material that addresses the following:

    Myers-Briggs Team Exercise
    MBTI Self Test
    MBTI Self Test Answer Sheet
    Myers-Briggs Type Indicators
    Using MBTI
    Myers-Briggs Type Descriptions

"Benchmarking the Audit Function"

This article presents a demonstration case showing how to benchmark an Internal Audit Department's audit report writing process and shows how benchmarking and CSA go hand-in-hand as participative diagnostic tools for the Internal Audit professional.

"Business Risk Assessment"

This article provides an explanation of the importance and differences of business risk from other types of risk.

Specifically this article describes the the assessment of risk at the following levels:

    Strategic Risk Assessment
    Project Risk assessment
    Operational Risk Assessment

"CSA Tools"

This set of questionnaire provides a basis for performing CSA in the following areas:

Accounts Payable

Budget Process

Electronic Data Interchange - EDI

Project Management Risk

SAP General Ledger

We hope these books, articles, and tools help you add value in your Internal Audit practice!


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