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COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Understanding the New Integrated ERM Framework [Hardcover]

Robert R. Moeller

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April 27 2007 0471741159 978-0471741152 1
Praise for COSO Enterprise Risk Management

"COSO ERM is a thoughtful introduction to the challenges of risk management at the enterprise level and contains a wealth of information on dealing with it through the use of the COSO framework. Detailed procedures covering a wide variety of situations are followed by a thorough explanation of how each is deployed. As a project management professional, I appreciate how the author addresses the need for risk management at a project level. His background as someone who 'practices what they preach' and realizes the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley auditing rules comes through clearly in the book, and it should be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to understand how to tackle their own ERM issues."
--Greg Gomel, PMP, CQM, CSQE, ITIL, Director, Project Management, Insight North America

"This volume clearly and comprehensively outlines the usefulness of COSO Enterprise Risk Management guidance. It should provide considerable benefit to those having governance responsibilities in this important area."
--Curtis Verschoor, L & Q Research Professor, School of Accountancy and MISDePaul University, Chicago

Transform your company's internal control function into a valuable strategic tool

Today's companies are expected to manage a variety of risks that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. More than ever, it is vital to understand the dimensions of risk as well as how to best manage it to gain a competitive advantage.

COSO Enterprise Risk Management clearly enables organizations of all types and sizes to understand and better manage their risk environments and make better decisions through use of the COSO ERM framework.

A pragmatic guide for integrating ERM with COSO internal controls, this important book:

  • Offers you expert advice on how to carry out internal control responsibilities more efficiently
  • Updates you on the ins and outs of the COSO Report and its emergence as the new platform for understanding all aspects of risk in today's organization
  • Shows you how an effective risk management program, following COSO ERM, can help your organization to better comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Knowledgeably explains how to implement an effective ERM program

COSO Enterprise Risk Management is the invaluable working resource that will show you how to identify risks, avoid pitfalls within your corporation, and keep it moving ahead of the competition.

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"In the book…Robert Moeller aims to help business professionals at all levels-from staff internal auditors to corporate board members-understand risk management and make effective use of the COSO ERM framework. In COSO Moeller identifies the processes and guidance required to become better at evaluating, embracing, and managing business uncertainties and risks in order to protect and enhance enterprise value." (Strategic Finance, June 2009)

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COSO Enterprise Risk Management

Understanding the New Integrated ERM Framework

When COSO ERM was first released, some professionals inadvertently viewed this new risk-based framework as simply an update of the COSO Internal Controls framework of ten years before.?Filled with valuable advice and guidance from an industry insider, COSO Enterprise Risk Management hails COSO ERM as the new way of looking at all aspects of risk in today's organization, equipping professionals to better understand the COSO ERM framework and make maximum use of this tool in evaluating the risks associated with all business decisions.

Using the COSO ERM framework's model and terminology, this timely book discusses the importance of understanding the various risks facing many aspects of business operations and helps professionals develop and follow an effective risk culture for many business and operating decisions. To this end, a hypothetical company, "Global Computer Products, Inc.," illustrates the practical application of COSO ERM within realistic corporate circumstances.

COSO Enterprise Risk Management thoroughly provides clear-cut guidance on relevant topics including:

  • The importance of enterprise risk management today

  • Key concepts and terminology used in risk assessments

  • ERM as an overall structure, integrating the strategic, operational, reporting, and compliance objectives

  • The ways in which the COSO ERM framework approach can help an organization to better manage risks and to achieve key objectives

  • Information technology and ERM including discussion of application systems risks, effective continuity planning, and worms, viruses, and systems network access risks

Compliance with well-recognized and mandated standards are important for every organization and allows a corporation to demonstrate that they are following best practices and are in conformity with regulatory rules. COSO Enterprise Risk Management uniquely helps business professionals at all levels——from staff internal auditors to corporate board members——to understand risk management in general and make more effective use of the new COSO ERM risk management framework.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive, lacks content April 2 2009
By Lanyu - Published on Amazon.com
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The first few chapters were meaningful, but the more I read, the more I kept thinking, "wait, I read that before." Sure enough, it would just be a repeat of an earlier chapter, just expounded a bit more.
The author even has a chapter on project management risks, but basically just summarizes information which is on PMBOK, without really relating it to ERM.
I had to read it for a course on ERM, but I wish I didn't have to read the entire book. Other than the first few pages, it was useless information.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth Nov. 20 2008
By Victor - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased the book based on the single review on this site. However, as I started reading it, I realized that the book is not worth purchasing. Every chapter is a collection of sentences repeated written with a sole purpose of filling pages. All the ideas in the book can be said in 20 pages. Very disappoined!
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE, AWESOME BOOK Nov. 7 2007
By Gerardo H. Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
Dear Colleagues,

This book is a MASTERPIECE! I couldn't stop reading over and over sections and chapters about a reality to come soon: the implementation of COSO-ERM as it goes nationally and globally, once it will become officially recognized as an ISO standard.

Robert Moeller, who is also the author of Brink's Modern Internal Auditing, sixth edition, revealed a high level of knowledge and expertise and he brought it down at an understandable level. Could you imagine expanding your knowledge about COSO-ERM while you enjoy reading chapter thru chapter all aspects of this multidimensional model?
Yes, Robert Moeller fulfilled his purpose to provide guidance for better understanding COSO ERM and its level of importance. I learned and understood every detailed Moeller's explanations and experiences related to this topic.

I HIGHLY recommend this book to all individual and stakeholders but not limited to senior managers, internal and external auditors, corporate boards of directors, investors, all vendors. This is the strength of COSO-ERM: includes all aspects of any business form and it also "concerns and impacts people beyond the executive offices" (Moeller, 346). After you read this book, you will be ready to move up to a higher level of understanding COSO ERM as well I am prepared to participate on an active role of this framework.

For less than $75 you will gain a deep knowledge for understanding COSO-ERM. It is WORTHY to invest on this book! I can't wait to reading more about Moeller's experience and knowledge about COSO-ERM as he could expand it on subsequent editions of this MASTERPIECE!

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