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The GAO’s Green Book: Internal Controls Webinar


April 27
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104

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Some knowledge of the Green Book is helpful
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from with the log-in information.


*Qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit* How do you make sure bad things don’t happen? Controls! In this webinar, learn how to define risks and apply controls to mitigate the risks – without creating a burdensome bureaucracy. The GAO’s 2014 Green Book (Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government) will be our guide. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Identify business risks
  • Apply the Green Book and COSO model to those risks
  • Distinguish between the five components and seventeen principles of internal controls
  • Determine if the Green Book is applicable to your operations


The major topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • Purpose of the Green Book and COSO models
  • Maturity scale for internal controls
  • Application of the five elements of internal control to a case study
  • Explanation of the 17 principles
  • Discussion of how to integrate components and principles


Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, is the founder of, a training and development company designed specifically for governmental auditors. Since 1995, she has authored and taught more than 20 seminars targeted at CPAs and governmental auditors. Ms. Hart-Fanta is the author of The Yellow Book Interpreted and Implementing the New Risk Assessment SASs -- self-study manuals for CPAs. She includes among her clients the AICPA, the Colorado Society of CPAs, the Texas State Auditor's Office and the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers. She is a guest columnist for Thompson Publishing's Single Audit Information Service.

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