SME Internal Controls Guide

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58 pages
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Description of the reasons and the seven types of SME internal controls and a methodology for implementing internal controls for SMEs to run these companies better.
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About the author

John Kyriazoglou obtained a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Toronto, Canada, also earning a Scholastic award for Academic Excellence in Computer Science. John has worked in Canada, England, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Greece, Saudi Arabia and other countries for over 49 years, as a Senior IT manage

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Description of (a) the reasons for having internal controls for SMEs, (b) the seven types (corporate governance, Finance, HR, etc.) of internal controls, (c) an SME internal controls implementation methodology of four phases and fourteen steps and (d) a set of several examples of minimum, security and fraud controls for implementing effective and efficient internal controls for an SME type company.

About the Author

John Kyriazoglou obtained a B.A. (Honours) from the University of Toronto, Canada, also earning a Scholastic award for Academic Excellence in Computer Science. John has worked in Canada, England, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Greece, Saudi Arabia and other countries for over 49 years, as a Senior IT manager, Managing Director, IT auditor and consultant, in a variety of clients and projects, in both the private and the public sectors. He has published several books and articles in professional publications, has served in numerous scientific committees and is a member of several professional and cultural associations.

He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Internal Controls Magazine (U.S.A.) and consulting on Data Privacy and Security Issues (GDPR, e-Privacy, etc.) to a large number of private and public clients.


  • Overview and Contents
  • Preface
  1. Defining Internal Controls
    1. Definition of Internal Controls
    2. Why have SME Internal Controls?
    3. Conditions for establishing Internal Controls for SMEs
    4. How to establish and operate Internal Controls for SMEs
  2. Main Types of SME Internal Controls
    1. Internal Controls and Objectives
    2. Main Types of Internal Controls for SMEs
  3. Establishing and Implementing SME Internal Controls
    1. Introduction
    2. SME Internal Management Controls Implementation Methodology
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Minimum SME Internal Controls
  • Appendix 2. SME Strategic Plan Example
  • Appendix 3. Minimum SME IT Security Controls
  • Appendix 4. Internal Controls Checklist
  • Appendix 5. Quality Management Policy
  • Appendix 6. SME Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Appendix 7. Managing Fraud and Insider Threats
  • Appendix 8. Applying Segregation of Duties in Purchasing
  • End Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Disclaimer