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​Member Benefits for Training and Events

The IIA offers numerous benefits for members:
  • Members-only rates on conferences, seminars, and executive development through Vision University can save you hundreds of dollars.
  • Exclusive monthly Members-only Webinars are part of your core membership benefits and provide you with CPE units without ever leaving your desk or paying additional fees.
  • Members-only rates for other specialty webinars and self-study courses provide easy access to advance your knowledge from the convenience of your own desktop.
 
 
 
 Upcoming Events
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10/19/2017

Topics and Learning Objectives:

This session will address a variety of topics regarding law and internal auditing, including the following: 

  • Auditing Contracts
  • Auditing Legal Counsel
  • Auditing Intellectual Property
  • Internal Auditor Liability
  • Audit Committee Liability
  • Interviewing Pitfalls
  • Court Cases Involving Internal Auditors and Audit Committees
  • Protecting Audit Workpapers and Reports

The training is designed to be a group discussion on these and other issues affecting internal auditing.  Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own topics for analysis and discussion.

Speaker Bio:


James Scott Fargason is a Certified Internal Auditor with a law degree in International and Comparative Law.  He has been a member of the auditing and legal professions for over 20 years.  He has been retained as an expert in 5 court cases involving internal auditors.

 
Fargason has served on faculty at three research universities.  He is the founder of BoardOfDirectors.com and he has worked with a variety of reputable organizations including Deloitte, Microsoft, Brunswick, General Motors, Chase, Freddie Mac, Time Warner, the World Bank, IBM, and the Federal Reserve.  Additionally he has published several books for the IIA Research Foundation, including his works on Auditing Legal Counsel and Auditing Intellectual Property which can be found on Amazon.  
 
Fargason is also the winner of the prestigious IIA Sawyer Award for his publication on continuous auditing.  This award was presented at the IIA International Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Schedule:

  • 11:30 - 12:00: Registration
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 5:00: Internal Auditing and the Law

 Cost:

  • Member - $60
  • Non-Member - $90
  • Student / Faculty / Retiree - $50
Lunch will be provided.

**Credit card payments must be processed online.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.**

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must provide 24 hour notice of non-attendance for a full refund.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment if the event is sold out.


11/16/2017
Special Donation Event!




In addition to offering relevant and engaging CPE training this month, the Denver Chapter IIA is proud to announce that we are hosting a coat drive in partnership with CHAN Healthcare to support Coats for Colorado.  Attendees are encouraged to bring new or gently used warm winter coats to the training for donation.  Additional information for Coats for Colorado, including donation guidelines, can be found on the organization's website.


Register with discount code "IIAhelps" to commit to bringing a coat for donation and receive a $5 discount off the price of registration.

Topics and Learning Objectives:

This session provides an overview of building a second line of defense compliance office from scratch.  Through real world examples, the speaker outlines the strategy, struggles, and successes of creating a new risk office in a large organization.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the seven elements of an effective compliance program
  • Understand maturity modeling for new departments

Speaker Bio:

Sarah Turner is an Executive Director with the Enterprise Shared Services Risk and Compliance Office at Kaiser Permanente.  She works with various national leaders to provide comprehensive risk services across the Enterprise Shared Services organization.  Sarah believes in doing the right work and forming strong partnerships to enable the execution of that work.  She is trained in risk and compliance services and has worked in both external accounting and internal audit organizations.  Sarah holds a bachelor degree from Hiram University in business administration and is a CPA.

Schedule:

  • 7:30 - 8:00: Registration, Breakfast, and Coat Donations
  • 8:00 - 10:00: Presentation

 Cost:

  • Member - $35
  • Non-Member - $40
  • Student / Faculty - $5
  • Retiree - $15
Register with discount code "IIAhelps" to commit to bringing a new or gently used warm winter coat for donation to Coats for Colorado and to receive a $5 discount off the price of registration.

Breakfast will be provided.

**Credit card payments must be processed online.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.**

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must provide 24 hour notice of non-attendance for a full refund.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment if the event is sold out.


12/6/2017
The Denver Chapter IIA is hosting a social event for our members to network with fellow members and peers in the industry.   Free appetizers and drinks will be served.

Attendance is free for Chapter members, but registration is required as space is limited.

Special thanks to our sponsor, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.


Schedule:

  • 5:00 - 7:00: Networking, drinks, and appetizers

 Cost:

  • Member - No Charge


12/11/2017

Seminar Details:

In our December 11, 2017 Freeze-Out Fraud Skills Seminar, we’ll present a deep dive into four important anti-fraud issues and their action impact on audit and other fraud risk management professionals. Each of the four sub-sessions will be built on one hour of lecture and instruction followed by participant brainstorming, discussion, and exercises. You’ll leave with proven, practical, ‘how-to’ action ideas to use right away on the job. Participants will earn 8 CPE credits in Auditing (NASBA Sponsor number 108226)

Cost:

$179

Early registration discount of $30 if registered by November 23, 2017.

View the event brochure.

More details and registration can be found on the event's website.

12/12/2017

Topics and Learning Objectives:

This session will outline general recommendations for evaluating SOC reports.  The speaker will utilize examples to demonstrate how to apply these recommendations in practice.  At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand how to evaluate SOC reports
  • Be able to apply SOC report evaluation criteria

Speaker Bio:


Karen Krebsbach is a senior manager with EY with more than 10 years client service experience and is responsible for managing teams serving their clients for IT audit and SOC reporting procedures across multiple industries.  She also helps lead EY's market-facing and educational activities in Denver related to SOC reporting.  Karen is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and member of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA).

Schedule:

  • 11:15 - 11:30: Registration and Lunch
  • 11:30 - 1:30: Presentation

 Cost:

  • Member - $35
  • Non-Member - $40
  • Student / Faculty - $5
  • Retiree - $15
Lunch will be provided.

**Credit card payments must be processed online.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.**

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must provide 24 hour notice of non-attendance for a full refund.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment if the event is sold out.


1/26/2018

This is a joint meeting between the Institute of Internal Auditors Denver Chapter and the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Topics and Learning Objectives:

The process of conducting investigations is agile.  The approach must be well thought-out, reasonable, and flexible.  However, to conduct a truly successful investigation you must also be organized, diligent in your documentation, and well-prepared.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the key steps to a successful investigation
  • Understand why it is crucial to be consistent in the conduct of each investigation
  • Understand why each investigation's steps should be formally documented
  • Have heard some great stories

 

Speaker Bio:


Ms. Pearce is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds a certification in Risk Management Assurance.  She has over fifteen years of audit and investigative experience. 

Currently, Ms. Pearce is the Director of Enterprise Risk for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).  She is responsible for the Authority’s internal audit department, regulatory compliance department, information security and privacy functions, and all internal investigations. 

Prior to joining CHFA in 2005, she worked with Deloitte and Touche and the State of Florida’s Office of Inspectors General.

Ms. Pearce holds a bachelor degree in finance/accounting from Florida State University with a minor in psychology.  She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and ISACA.  

Schedule:

  • 7:15 - 8:00: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:30: Presentation

 Cost:

  • Member - $25
  • Non-Member - $35
  • Student / Faculty - $15
  • Retiree - $15
Breakfast will be provided.

**Credit card payments must be processed online.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.**

Cancellation Policy:

Registrants must provide 24 hour notice of non-attendance for a full refund.  No-show registrants that have a balance due will be expected to provide full payment if the event is sold out.