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AuditNet® Audit-library::Control-self-assessment

Control self-assessment (CSA) is a technique that allows managers and work teams directly involved in business units, functions or processes to participate in assessing the organization's risk management and control processes. In its various formats, CSA can cover objectives, risks, controls and processes.

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McKeever CCSA Study System  from the Pleier Corporation an excellent CD based study tool to pass the Certification in Control Self Assessment.

Protiviti KnowledgeLeader Internal Audit and Risk Management Community is a web-based internal auditing tool that will help you identify risks, develop best practices and add value to your organization. The site includes self-assessment tools, checklists, methodologies and templates. You may sign up online for a 30-day free trial.

CoActive Connection  Tongren and Associates Web site provides information on CoActive Audit, CoActive Control, CoActive Governance and CoActive Risk as well as a library of articles on the above principles.


Control Self-Assessment Center at the IIA provides comprehensive information and material on CSA including qualification, certification, conferences, seminars and educational products.

Control Self-Assessment Guide from Cornell University. Excellent!


Control Self Assessment Questionnaire Examples:
Kent State
Marquette
Solano County California
Maine State Comptroller
Google Search on CSA Questionnaires

Corporate Governance Web site covers issues related to management accountability within organizations. There are links to sample policies, library reference materials, forums and more.


Internal Control Guide Massachusetts's Comptroller General guide for state departments. Straight-forward format that could be adopted by other auditors in recommendations.

Internal Control Guide developed by Johns Hopkins University. The Guide focuses on the policies and procedures of the University but could easily be adapted to other organizations.


Internal Control from the State University of New York at Brockport provides information about their program. The site includes a definition, human resource internal controls, general and specific standards and more.


Internal Control and Financial Management Manual is Connecticut's Accountability Directive issued jointly by the Office of the State Comptroller, Office of Policy and Administration and the Auditor of Public Accounts.



Management Control Web site for corporate governance, accountability and management control provides information and articles on the subject for internal auditors. The site advocates a collaborative approach involving various disciplines and stakeholders. This site provides excellent information on control self assessment and coactive control topics.


OptionFinder and OptionPower audience response systems are electronic meeting tools that get everyone involved and keep meetings on schedule while providing instant feedback anonymously. This keypad based group polling system is used by many organizations in the control self assessment process. The site also has links to control self assessment resources