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Internal Control over Financial Reporting - Core

Shareholders' Equity

This library of Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) Playbooks provides a set of fully loaded and editable templates that represent the core of what is generally required by management (including process owners), boards of directors and their audit committees, as well as internal and external auditors of organizations of all sizes and industries to document, assess, test, report and oversee the design and operating effectiveness of the typical key internal controls on which management is reliant to prevent and detect material misstatement and fraud in accordance with relevant regulatory and corporate mandates.

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What is the Shareholders' Equity Playbook?

The Shareholders’ Equity Playbook addresses the following areas:

  • Policy and Procedures
  • Segregation of Duties (and access rules that support SOD)
  • Shareholder Information for Key Individuals
  • Stock Issuances
  • Stock Buy-backs
  • Authorization and Approval of Stock Options
  • Exercises, Cancellations, Retirements, Terminations, and Modifications of Stock Options
  • Dividends
  • Master File Maintenance
  • Financial Reporting, and
  • Additional Considerations (IPE and Management Review Controls)



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Policy Document Template

Policy Document Template

These templates are designed to be a starting point for your clients, which can be tailored for your client's specific organizational needs.

Overview Flow Charts

Overview Flow Charts

A diagrammatic representation of the flow of assessment activities within your playbook.



Our instructions for use. These are the same for all our playbooks, once you know how to use one, you can use them all.



A PowerPoint tutorial on the specific playbook, covering the most important aspects of this area of assessment.


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