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Course Title
What CFOs need to know about IT

Full day (can be condensed to shorter time)

Course Description
More often than not, the IT function reports to the CFO.  Even if it doesn’t, there are still audit and control responsibilities that require the CFO to have an increased awareness of the world of IT.

This course looks at IT from an IT audit perspective and covers IT Governance, Networking Technology, Life Cycle Management, IT Service Delivery, Information Asset Protection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, Software escrow, Compliance Issues, and Outsourcing Management.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to imbed the audit function in IT Governance.
  • What is XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language)?
  • How to manage network and information security.
  • Learn what the IT role is in the SOX compliance process.
  • Understand how the process of preparing for SOX compliance from an IT perspective is a significant undertaking and should be managed as a formal project. 
  • Review formal IT frameworks and processes like Cobit, ITIL, and ITSM, that can be used for IT optimization, control, and compliance.
  • Understand the relationship between COSO and Cobit.
  • Learn how to approach disaster recovery and business continuity planning.
  • Other than the financials, why a CFO should be concerned about outsourcing.

Major Topics

  • Formal IT processes that can create an IT governance framework consistent with compliance.
  • The Cobit model
  • Project Management
  • Protecting information assets – how secure am I?
  • Optimizing the delivery of IT services
  • The creation, management, and value of information
  • The alphabet soup of regulatory compliance
  • Managing outsourcing
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Who should attend:
CFO's and controllers, auditors and consultants to public companies, officers of companies considering going public.

Instructor BIO:
Rocky Vienna is President of the Vienna Technology Group, LLC, an IT consulting firm.  He has 25 years of experience in information technology and business management from Bank of America, Apple Computer, and Coca-Cola.  His extensive background in technology management and operations, and executive management team and board experience, has given him a very broad and deep understanding across a wide range of technology and business management issues.  Mr. Vienna is a member of the Board of Directors for the Professional and Technical Consultants Association.

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