Third-Party Risk:  How to Better Utilize Energy Vendor Audits

Date:  Thursday, August 27, 2015
Time:  10 - 11 a.m. Central time
CPE Credit:  One CPE credit in Auditing field of study may be awarded upon verification of participant attendance.
Presenter:  Shane Torkelson

Shane Torkelson


Enterprise Risk Solutions

Manufacturing & Distribution

2700 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77056-5829


Energy companies have outsourced business processes to cut costs, create efficiencies or remove noncore functions. These relationships with third-party service providers and vendors usually are governed by contracts. But no matter how good your internal controls are in the areas of vendor management and payment processing, you still could be at risk for significant losses. Join BKD for this complimentary webinar and learn recommended methods for managing and mitigating these risks.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what's included in an effective vendor management program
  • Discuss the benefits of utilizing vendor audits in their business
  • Identify the main steps in executing an efficient vendor audit
  • Recognize the process for establishing a vendor audit program


CPE Information

Audience:  Financial executives within the energy industry
Program Level:  Intermediate
Delivery Method:  Group-Internet Based
Advance Preparation:  None
Prerequisites:  Experience or knowledge level of professional within energy industry
Refund Policy:  There is no fee associated with this webinar.


Contact Information
If you have concerns or would like information regarding program cancellation policies or CPE credit, contact us at training@bkd.com or 800.472.2745.


BKD, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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