The CFO PARTNER product and service line is developed and supported by the team at Issues Central, Inc (ICI).

ICI is an industry-leader in providing product-based solutions for compliance and regulatory issues facings CFOs and the Boards of publicly-traded companies around the world. ICI was founded with the mission to help organizations dramatically reduce the cost of providing solid governance and compliance frameworks with respect to critical financial processes and related issues. We believe that by better thinking and activity execution, not more spending, your organization will build and maintain a more effective compliance foundation

The company was founded by Catherine Connally, CIA, a 25 year veteran of internal audit management, financial systems development and implementation, and executive management. She is the co-author of the Compliance Playbook® the award-winning financial compliance product developed in late 2002 to address the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 that is changing the face of financial compliance activities. She is also the driving force and product architect of the CFO PARTNER® product family, previously known as COMPLIANCE PARTNER®, for companies listed on Canadian capital markets. These products include:

  • CFO PARTNER for NI 52-109 Compliance: The Canadian market leader providing strong design, documentation control and testing of both internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures. This version of CFO PARTNER is the successor to the COMPLIANCE PARTNER® introduced in 2005.
  • CFO PARTNER for SOX 404 Compliance: This version of CFO PARTNER is the successor to COMPLIANCE PLAYBOOK® for SOX 404 controls and testing which was introduced in 2003.
  • Executive Compensation Disclosure: The only product of its kind to enable Compensation Committees and Executive Management to meet the expanded requirements of Form
    51-102F6 Statement of Executive Compensation
  • NI 81-107: Independent review committee governance requirements for investment funds
  • A variety of board level governance solutions, and
  • GAAP-to-IFRS Transition Products: IFRS PARTNER - the industry-leading solution to help companies listed on Canadian, US and Indian capital markets make the transition from GAAP to IFRS. To learn more about this product please go to the product specific website www.ifrspartner.com.

ICI's multi-disciplinary product development, service and support team is comprised of finance and accounting professionals, developers and instructors across internal audit, operational accounting, systems development, IFRS education and training, and change/project management.

The team at ICI provides regular workshops and seminars on a wide variety of NI 52-109 and SOX 404 topics and more including:

  • IFRS Transition Controls and Testing for NI 52-109 and SOX 404 Certifications
  • Rationalizing and Streamlining Controls and Testing for Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Developing Effective Testing Strategies for Financial Compliance

For more information on these seminars and other events please click here to navigate to the Events page.

For more information on ICI's other products including IFRS PARTNER please go to our main website - Click Here.