Senior Care Facilities: Reduce Risk and Improve Results Through Internal Audit

Start time:

May 25, 2017 10:00 AM PST


1 hour




Michaella Johnson, Moss Adams LLP, 503-478-2289

As health care reform continues to unfold and affect organizations across the care continuum, senior care operators must ensure they have the proper internal controls in place to help improve performance and decrease risk. Strong internal controls are essential because they:

  • Reduce exposure inherent in the current economic environment
  • Allow for scalable and controlled growth
  • Increase operational effectiveness by detecting errors and reducing rework

By starting an internal audit function, senior care facilities can uncover inefficiencies and risk in financial reporting, operations and resource management, compliance, strategy and operational alignment, safeguarding of assets, and fraud prevention.

In this webcast, you'll learn how an internal audit function identifies risks, prioritizes which risks pose the biggest threat to an organization, and establishes a plan to keep an organization safe and help it run as effectively and efficiently as possible. You'll also learn common staffing models and identify the best one to augment your current team in developing strong internal controls.

Cost to Attend: Complimentary

Findley Gillespie, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Findley has over 15 years of internal audit implementation and public accounting experience. He specializes in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) consulting, internal audits, and controls-based consulting. He has experience managing and directing all phases of internal audit and SOX implementations including risk assessment, documentation, and internal controls testing for a variety of clients. Findley serves as the outsourced internal audit director for several publicly traded organizations and works with many pre-public and non-accelerated filers. He is also on the audit teams of our external audit clients with an emphasis on internal controls over financial reporting and SOX compliance and is frequently asked to speak on enterprise risk management.

Mary Wright, CPA, CIA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Mary has been in public accounting since 1996. She works with collaborative teams to provide integrated audit, internal audit, and consulting services to governmental, health care, and not-for-profit entities. Her experience includes multistate audits and management of large engagements, including those with A-133 procedures. Mary is a certified internal auditor and has experience managing and directing all phases of internal audits. Mary is a member of the firm’s Health Care Business Assurance Committee, is active within the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and is a frequent speaker and presenter for both internal and external audiences.

Amy Runge, CPA, Partner, Long-Term Care National Practice Leader, Moss Adams LLP
Amy has provided accounting, auditing, and consulting services since 1986. She focuses on managing audits of senior living organizations, including continuing care retirement communities, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, as well as home health agencies, hospices, clinics, hospitals, foundations, religious organizations, voluntary health, and welfare organizations. She has significant experience conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, the OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, the HUD audit guide, and the Accounting and Audit Guide for Healthcare Organizations issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.