A successful risk management strategy requires a strong internal control environment. The risk control matrix (RCM) format emphasizes that strong and risk-oriented internal control environments are often optimized with automated/manual controls, depending on the situation.
An RCM provides an overview of different control objectives that organizations should take into consideration and the corresponding controls to safeguard the company against risks, which may arise if not checked timely. Once customized to an organization, this document can help the user in assessing each control. The control assessment can then also be summarized to develop an action plan.
Information regarding factors that may influence the entity's marketing strategy is inadequate
Information regarding pricing, products/services, actual or potential customers, and advertising and promotion is inaccurate, untimely or unavailable
The number of appropriate distributors in the market is limited
Information regarding competitive products/services or potential new products/services is not available or inaccurate and current products/services become obsolete
Consumer demand for products/services is low
This document can be used as a sample RCM and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of risks and controls. The KnowledgeLeader team will periodically update this RCM with new content. Organizations should select, update and modify the risks and controls included in this document to ensure that it reflects business operations.