Final CNS AR 2020 - Flipbook - Page 66
COHEN & STEERS, INC.
MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
The management of Cohen & Steers, Inc. (the Company) is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate
internal control over financial reporting. The Company’s internal control system is designed to provide reasonable assurance
to the Company’s management and Board of Directors regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of
published financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems
determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and
The Company’s internal control over financial reporting (1) includes policies and procedures that pertain to the
maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect transactions and dispositions of assets; (2)
provides reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in
accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, and that receipts and expenditures
are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and the directors of the Company; (3) and provides
reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the
Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements.
The Company’s management assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of
December 31, 2020. In making this assessment, it used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of
the Treadway Commission in Internal Control-Integrated Framework (2013). Based on its assessment, our management
believes that, as of December 31, 2020, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is effective based on those
The Company’s independent registered public accounting firm that audited the accompanying Consolidated Financial
Statements has issued an attestation report on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
Their report appears on the following page.
February 26, 2021