A DSM-Based Validation Tool for Leveraged Optimization of Internal Control

DS 112: Proceedings of the 23rd International DSM Conference (DSM 2021), Montréal, Canada, October, 12 - 14, 2021

Year: 2021
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jakob Trauer
Author: Hunter, Denise; Klinger, William; Dister, Carl; Browning, Tyson
Series: DSM
Institution: 1: ReliabilityFirst Corporation, United States of America 2: Klinger Engineering Services, United States of America 3: ReliabilityFirst Corporation, United States of America 4: Texas Christian University
DOI number: 10.35199/dsm2021.9


When striving to ethically balance opportunity and risk, organizations can become overwhelmed by the number of interrelated processes that must be understood and managed. A DSM-based validation tool—readily built in an ordinary spreadsheet file—can systematically guide an organization’s leveraged application of resources to optimize the effectiveness of an internal control system.

Keywords: risk management, internal control, system of systems, systems thinking, auditing


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