Green Book for Internal Controls Workshop | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Course Date: 
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020
Course Time: 
8 am - 5 pm
Continuing Education Credits: 
Course Fee: 

Target Audience:



Government professionals responsible for managing and auditing government programs and operations. 


Course Description:

How do you make sure bad things don’t happen? Controls! In this workshop, learn how to define risks and apply controls to mitigate the risks – without creating a burdensome bureaucracy. 

The 2013 version of the COSO model and the 2014 Green Book will guide our work.  The Green Book is cited as a benchmark for internal controls in the Uniform Guidance for federal grants and describes ideal controls. We will work through a case study relevant to the participants.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define inherent risks of chosen activities;
  • Mitigate risks with layers of controls;
  • Identify and strengthen key controls;
  • Document controls to satisfy regulators and auditors;
  • Distinguish between preventative, corrective, and detective controls;
  • Describe the COSO model and the Green Book and how to use them; and,
  • Recognize excessive and unnecessary controls that consume resources and slow decision making.


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Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
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If you need to cancel your registration, your written cancellation notice must be received before February 26, 2020 in order for you to receive a full refund. Thereafter, cancellation notices received after February 26, 2020 and before March 25, 2020 will be charged a $65 administrative fee. If cancellation occurs between March 25, 2020 and the start of the class, you will be responsible for 50% of the original fee. If we do not receive written notice of cancellation prior to the event, you will be responsible for the full registration fee. You may send a substitute to the class. Cancellation notices should be emailed to Phone messages do not serve as official cancellation notices.

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