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 OC Chapter - 2017 December Luncheon

12/12/2017 11:00 AM
12/12/2017 1:10 PM
Equinox (formerly Sports Club LA): 1980 Main Street, Irvine CA 92614 | California
The Orange County Chapter of the IIA Invites you to attend our December Lunch Meeting.
Registration is now Open, Click HERE to register today!
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
11:30 am – 1:10 pm (Registration opens at 11:00 am)
CPE Credit: 2 hours
Equinox (formerly Sports Club LA): 1980 Main Street, Irvine CA 92614 / Complimentary Parking
Lunch to be provided; Questions relating to specific dietary restrictions can be directed to​
Training Topic:
Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and the potential implications to Internal Audit
In this interactive session, we will provide an overview of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and the potential implications to the role of Internal  Audit. We will examine how companies are establishing and advancing this business solution, and discuss proven methodologies to achieve sustainable results. Specifically, we will address:
Learning objectives:
  •       Understanding RPA
  •       Summarizing the hard and soft potential benefits of RPA
  •       Understanding the criteria for scoping & prioritization of RPA opportunities
  •       Providing examples of Finance & Accounting RPA opportunity areas
  •       Understanding how RPA can be applied to Internal Control
  •       Understanding the RPA risks
  •       Understanding the impact of RPA to Internal Audit
CPE credit(s): 2
Lester M. Sussman, CPA
Les has 40 years of professional services and private industry experience in accounting and corporate governance. Since 2005, Les has been the Senior Practice Director of the Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) practice area for Resources Global Professionals (RGP), providing corporate governance, risk management and compliance services to clients globally. Les is a frequent speaker on internal audit, corporate governance and risk management topics.
As an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche, Les held several leadership positions, including Partner in Charge of the Financial Services Group for the Pacific Southwest Region, Partner in Charge of the Capital Markets consulting practice for the West Region, Partner in Charge of the Woodland Hills office, National Director of Recruiting and College Relations and President of the Deloitte & Touche Foundation.
After 26 years with Deloitte, Les joined Gemstar TV Guide as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the finance organization for this $900 million public company with operations in media, publishing, technology and licensing.
Les is currently a member of the Board of Directors of East West Bancorp, where he serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Oversight Committee.  Additionally, Les is the immediate past Chairman of the Board and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Braille Institute. 
Les is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of California and maintains current memberships with the American Institute of CPA’s, the California Society of CPA’s and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

David Matthews
David has more than 25 years of global process management experience across multiple industries, both as a practitioner and currently as the Senior Practice Director and Global RPA Lead at RGP.  Prior to RGP, David was with Clorox for fifteen years and during this time he held numerous positions in both Australia and the United States.
In his role as a Centre of Expertise Group Manager he was responsible for building organizational capability, driving operational efficiencies, and supporting the execution of multiple process optimization initiatives that delivered significant sustainable bottom line results.
His last role with Clorox was Director of Global Sourcing – Contract Manufacturing, and in this capacity he was responsible for the sourcing and supply chain management of 50+ third party manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.. As part of this responsibility, his group developed Clorox’s Vendor Code of Code program, and completed multiple supply chain audits to ensure the compliance of the company’s Asian suppliers. Additionally, post September 11th, due diligence was conducted for multiple international suppliers to ensure compliance with the U. S. Federal program, Customs Trade Partners Against Terrorism (CTPAT). 
David’s background as both a practitioner, and a subject matter expert enables him to serve as a trusted business advisor to our clients.
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