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What are the objectives of COSO?

COSO can be divided into three key objectives: Operations, reporting, and compliance. These objectives fully support the goal of the internal control framework.

Reporting objectives – Objectives pertaining to internal and external financial and non-financial reporting which may encompass reliability, timeliness, transparency, or other terms set by regulators, standards, or entity’s policies.

Operating objectives – Objectives pertaining to effectiveness and efficiency of the entity’s operations, including operational and financial performance goals, and safeguarding assets against loss.

Compliance objectives – Objectives pertaining to adherence to laws and regulations applicable to the entity.

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