Fundamentals of Risk Management for Accountants and Managers

Fundamentals of Risk Management for Accountants and Managers

By: Paul M. Collier (author)Paperback

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Both financial and non-financial managers with accountability for performance at either a strategic level or for a business unit have responsibility for risk management, in terms of failing to achieve organisational objectives. Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk management is structured around four parts and 26 self-contained chapters. Each chapter will have ample practical examples and illustrations/mini-case studies from retail, manufacturing and service industries and from the public and not-for-profit sectors to enable the reader to understand and apply the concepts in the book.


Part A: Introducing risk management 1.The emergence of risk The origins of the risk discipline in OH&S, insurance, project management and financial derivatives. Influence of key writers such as Beck and Adams. 2.The corporate governance agenda The influence of Cadbury, corporate failures at Enron and WorldCom, Sarbanes-Oxley, the King Report, audit and risk committees. 3.Corporate governance and risk management in the public and not-for-profit sectors Part B: A strategic perspective on Enterprise Risk Management 4.Towards Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) The traditional approach to risk management compared with ERM. Various models of risk management, e.g. COSO (US), the IRM (UK), the Australian risk standard, Basel, etc. 5.Risk and strategy: product/markets, supply chain, competitive position, brands, regulation, technology change, reputation, distribution channels. Risk and sustainable competitive advantage. 6.Risk categorisation Types of risk and the advantages of categorisation 7.Techniques for identifying and assessing risks Likelihood/consequences. Risk registers. Risk reviews. 8.The manager's role in risk management Role of the risk manager. Risk management groups. Risk management software. Risk management policy 9.Risk and culture Risk appetite. National, organisational and professional cultures. Embedding risk into the organisation. Part C: Risk applications in the organisation 10.Risk and financial reporting Reporting to shareholders, divisional performance measurement 11.Risk and financial decision making Budgeting, profitability analysis, capital investment 12.Risk and information systems Systems design, development and implementation. The IT environment and different applications. Networks. IT controls 13.Risk in financial services Derivatives, Interest rates, Foreign exchange 14.Health and safety risk management Risk assessments. Risk auditing. Risk recording 15.Credit risk management Credit approval. Credit management. Credit financing. 16.Asset risk management Supply chain risks. Purchasing risk. Breakdown risk. Obsolescence risk. 17.Project risk management and contract risk Legal and commercial risk. Negotiating and managing contracts and projects. Technical and contractual delivery. 18.Risk and fraud Preventing, identifying and responding to fraud 19.Risk and the environment Pollution, contamination, sustainability and global warming. ISO14000 20.Risk and crisis management From 9/11 to business continuity 21.Risk and insurance Principles of insurance. Liability. Property. Self insurance. Reinsurance. Part D: Evaluating risk management 22.Risk, the audit committee and the risk committee 23.Risk and internal control 24.Risk and internal audit 25.Auditing risk management 26.The future of risk management Glossary of terms Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780750686501
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780750686501
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0750686502

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