Education & Events

Covering Your Assets: Designing, Implementing and Monitoring Internal Control Systems

Workshop Details

Date: Tuesday October 16, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (with afternoon break included) Location: MacAuley 3 at the Inverary Inn, in Baddeck NS. Registration: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, title, municipality and any dietary restrictions to accommodate. 

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn more about:

  • Internal Controls
  • Internal Control Methods
  • Risk Assessments
  • Implementing Internal Controls
  • Types of Audits
  • The Fraud Triangle
  • The difference between Policies, Processes and Procedures 

The cost to attend the workshop is $120 for AMANS Members and $150 for Non-AMANS Members.  pdf The full workshop outline can be found here (64 KB)

Workshop Facilitators

Covering Your Assets: Designing, Implementing and Monitoring Internal Control Systems will be facilitated by Alain Muise, CPA CA, CAO for District of Argyle and Leanne MacEachen, CPA CA, CAO for Victoria County. Prior to joining their respective municipalities, both worked in the private sector for accounting firms and combined, their experience offers over 15 years of municipal government expertise. On the AMANS Board of Directors, Alain currently serves as President and Leanne is the Victoria/Inverness/Richmond Representative.

Local Government Certificate Programs

The AMANS is a proud partner of Dalhousie University's Local Government Certificate Programs. Currently, Dalhousie offers six first level certificates, the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) and the Executive Certificate in Local Government (ECLG). 

About the Certificate Programs:

These award-winning certificates are delivered entirely online. The online environment encourages debate and discussion with other students and is not bound by time and geography. It also helps to develop and foster a learning community. Gone is the expense, time commitment and inconvenience of commutes to central physical classrooms. Instructors are selected for their excellence and commitment, not by their proximity to the university. In online education, geography and jurisdiction are transformed from impediments to enhancements. Students consistently rate the online experience very high, which likely accounts for the high levels of success enjoyed by the majority of the students. This program provides outstanding learning opportunities for local government officials interested in advancing their careers within the municipal civil service. 

Courses are delivered three times a year - September, January, and April. The courses run from 10 to 13 weeks and require participation in online discussions, written assignments and an online final exam or assignment. Flexibility is built into the program to facilitate learning for full-time employees. Each of the first level certificates provides the prerequisites for the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA).

The Certificates:

Contact Information

For more information on the Local Government Certificate Programs please visit: www.dal.ca/cce

Or contact

Shelby Lang

Program Manager

(902) 494-7459

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Jack Novack 

Professor and Program Director

(902) 494-6478

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