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K2’S Evaluating Technology Controls

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA
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2 Hours
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Technology controls are more important than ever. Without internal controls that function correctly, entire systems and the data contained therein can quickly become infected, breached, or stop working. Auditors, business managers, and consultants all need to know how to evaluate critical technology controls. You will learn the best ways to assess essential information technology general controls and application controls in this session.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish between information technology general controls and information technology application controls
  • Identify critical information technology control risks within an organization
  • Design and perform tests of information technology controls
  • Create recommendations for improving information technology controls in an organization

Major Subjects
  • Differentiating between information technology general controls and information technology application controls
  • How to identify and evaluate information technology general controls, including deficiencies
  • How to identify and evaluate information technology application controls, including deficiencies
  • Analyzing technology controls relative to risk
  • Creating catalogs of controls

Course Materials


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications. Over the past twenty-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


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Mon, Apr 10, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:49am MDT
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Fri, Apr 21, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MDT
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Tue, May 16, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MDT
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Thu, Jun 01, 2023 - 05:00pm to 06:49pm MDT
Fri, Jun 09, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:49am MDT
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:49pm MDT
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:49pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 2021
Date Added to Catalog 6/28/2021

Fundamental knowledge of computer operations and internal controls

Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Accountants and business professionals seeking to learn how to evaluate internal controls over technology.
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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