ACS SIG

Wednesday 16th February 2011 at 9:30am - 9:30am

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This event is being held at SAP Clockhouse Place, nr Heathrow and is kindly being sponsored by Turnkey Consulting.

Craig Dale from the UK & Ireland SAP User Group will deliver an SAP User Group Update. Craig will discuss User Group influence activities and explain how you can get involved, including SAP Solution Roadmaps, Customer Engagement Initiative and Support Customer Advisory Council, along with providing an update on this year’s User Group Conference.

Norman Marks from SAP will be running a discussion on Managing Audits demands on the Business. Remediation plans for audit items can often take a lot of time and effort, which business functions might question. You need to keep running, but audit have raised some concerns.The balance between acceptable risk or fully remediating an audit concern varies between organisations, so this brief group discussion with Norman Marks from SAP, looks to cover some questions that your audit might raise. We’ll start by seeing how you can “get your audit action items completed and highlight some of the business impacts you could encounter if you fail to address audit items.

Sheila Pancholi from RSM Tenon will deliver a RSM Tenon Presentation.Firstly, we will begin by providing a company background and discussing our working relationship with Turnkey Consulting.Secondly, we will learn the fundamentals of system audits including why it is desirable for organisations to demonstrate a strong control environment to their stakeholders,how it can make statutory audits more efficient, and the preparatory steps necessary before embarking on system audits (understanding key systems, key risks and scoping the review accordingly). This will include an overview of the key difficulties/challenges faced when auditing SAP systems.Thirdly, we will cover the benefits and risks of audit firms outsourcing specialist SAP system audits to third parties.

Richard Hunt from Turnkey will present a Turnkey Presentation. Firstly, we will discuss key SAP application security controls which should be implemented to provide a strong internal control environment. In addition, learn how these fundamental controls can be tested to ensure that they are operating effectively.

This will cover controls which span the 3 main IT General Controls (ITGC) categories:

  • Access Security
  • Change Management
  •  Operations.

Secondly, we will introduce the concept of Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM), including why it is becoming a popular strategy for compliance initiatives, how it can help significantly reduce your compliance costs, and other main benefits of CCM. Thirdly, we will explain how some of the key SAP application security controls, focused on at the start of the presentation, can be automated to become part of a CCM solution. This will help significantly reduce the effort required by control owners/operators. We will also discuss how CCM can enable continuousauditing to be possible and the additional benefits this can bring.

Event Resources

Sheila Pancholi - RSM Tenon Presentation (407.65 KB)
Richard Hunt - Turnkey Presentation (1.06 MB)

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