Anthony G. Tarantino
Instructor Anthony G. Tarantino
Product Id 600488
Duration 3 Hours
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Introduction to Risk Management


This three hour overview of financial risk management will provide the fundamentals to risk management that all managers need to comprehend. Regardless of job titles, risk management is a shared responsibility by all managers.

Compared to accounting, risk is an immature discipline with a variety of risk frameworks competing to dominate. Based on the new Wiley and Sons book, Essentials of Risk Management, due for publication at the end of 2010, this webinar is designed to provide a non-math introduction to an area and discipline that is changing rapidly, especially in the light of the risk management failures that have shattered so many personal and professional lives.

Why you should attend: To avoid repeating the painful failures in risk management that occurred during the global financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 (also known as the great recession), it is essential for today's business, IT, risk, compliance, and audit managers to understand the big picture of risk management to accept that risk management goes along with every position in business, technology, accounting, and finance. This is also true for many managers in the not-for-profit and government sectors. This three hour webinar is designed to provide an introduction to financial risk management including the major frameworks and standards in use today.

Areas Covered in the Session: After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Define risk and risk management and how to differentiate them from gambling, chance, and probability’
  • Differentiate between systemic and enterprise risk
  • Understand what is involved in risk mitigation
  • Grasp the relationship among governance, risk, and compliance
  • Conceptualize the hierarchical relationship among laws, regulations, and standards
  • Explain why internal controls is essential in financial reporting
  • See the connections between processes, risks, and controls
  • Accept that the principal-agent problem is universal and without a satisfactory solution
  • Follow a short history of risk management
  • Argue that an ethical tone-at-the-top is critical at the board and executive level
Understand at a high level the major risk frameworks in use today:
  • COSO for internal controls that impact financial reporting
  • ERM/COSO II and ISO 31000/31010 for Enterprise Risk Management
  • COBIT, ITIL, and NIST for IT risk
  • XBRL to automate financial reporting
  • Basel II for the banking industry, and Solvency II for the insurance industry.
Who Will Benefit:
  • Risk and Compliance Managers
  • Accounting and Finance Managers
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Managers
  • Managers in all types of financial services

Speaker Profile
Dr. Anthony Tarantino has 30 years of experience in regulatory compliance, operational risk, and operations management on both the consulting and industry side. He is currently an adjunct professor of finance, teaching risk management at Santa Clara University's graduate school of business. He is also a senior consultant for Cisco Systems Six Sigma Center of Excellence working multiple process simplification projects. He is the author or co-author of four professional and one college accounting books along with over a dozen professional and academic peer review journal articles. He is certified in six sigma (Black Belt), in operations (CPIM), procurement (CPM), and Sarbanes-Oxley (CSOXP). He received his PhD from the University of Caliornia, Irvine in the social sciences.

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