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 May 10 IIA Chapter Meeting

Chapter Training
5/10/2013 12:00 PM
5/10/2013 3:00 PM
Villa Christina |
IIA – May 2013 Chapter Meeting 
Program Theme:  Building Accountability Into Controls & Surviving a Hostile Global Internal Audit Environment
May 10, 2013
Program Agenda
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration – Lunch is served at 11:30 AM
12:00 PM – 12:10PM
Chapter Announcements - John Fuchko, President
12:10 PM – 1:25 PM
Building an Accountability Framework for Controls
·         John Scrivener, Technical Sales Manager – CaseWare RCM, Inc.
1:25 PM – 1:45 PM
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Death by a Thousand Cuts:  Techniques for Surviving...and an Increasingly Hostile Global Internal Audit Environment
  • Ron Stefani – former Chief Audit Executive for Ensco


3:00 PM
Building an Accountability Framework for Controls
Key Objectives:
In this session, participants will learn how to create an effective environment for enforcing controls within their organization – from control design to risk allocation and overall best practices for enhancement of controls. We will debunk the myth that creating and monitoring a control environment is rocket science and only for business analysts.
The session will cover:
·        Using business drivers to design controls and allocate risks
·        How to enforce controls using a collaborative approach
·        Simple ways to review controls and as a result create better control processes
·        Examples of proven best practices
Session Description:
Even with the high level of automation of financial processes such as AP, AR and Payments; these areas still remain prone to fraud, money leakage, waste and inefficiency. These business processes often span multiple systems and operations, and as a result, there is often no single version of the truth; leaving ‘loopholes’ that, if exploited, could produce detrimental effects to the stability and reputation of an organization. Having an effective framework for controls stands as the pillar for successful financial operations. The key take-aways from this session are applicable to areas such as Purchasing, T&E, Accounts Payables & Receivables.
John Scrivener Biography
Mr. Scrivener has over twenty years of experience in the computer industry working with leading software vendors as well as an independent consultant.
He has held both Sales Engineering and Technical Management positions with enterprise software vendors including Information Builders (business intelligence), Sybase (database), Novadigm (software configuration management) and Hummingbird (business intelligence, ETL), ACL (audit analytics & CCM) and currently at CaseWare Inc. (audit analytics & CA/CCM/CM).
John has also operated his own consulting practice, specializing in IT infrastructure services for the SMB market as well security and privacy best practises for legal firms.
For the last five years, John has specialized in the Continuous Auditing/Monitoring & Automated Controls Testing disciplines. He initially supported the ACL Audit Analytic and CCM offerings and attained both his ACDA and CCM Implementer certifications.
After ACL, John moved to the best of breed vendor SymSure Ltd. to focus solely on the Continuous Monitoring sector. SymSure was subsequently acquired by CaseWare Inc.
John is focused expanding the usage of RCM Monitor in both the North American market and through International partners, and does so in both presales and consulting roles.
John is certified in the IDEA product as well as an RCM Monitor implementer.
Mr. Scrivener is based in Toronto, Canada.
Death by a Thousand Cuts:  Techniques for Surviving...and an Increasingly Hostile Global Internal Audit Environment
Ron Stefani, CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA
Until recently, Ron Stefani was the former Chief Audit Executive for Ensco plc.  Ron was hired by Ensco to help them resolve their FCPA violations and deferred prosecution agreement (DPA).  He was instrumental in retooling the internal audit and compliance function, an accomplishment noted by the Department of Justice.  Ensco was the first company released from their DPA obligations by the Justice Department.  Ron has significant experience in high-risk areas such as Africa, China, Brazil, Mexico, and India.
In addition, Ron has been a Chief Audit Executive for over 10 years with international companies.  He has over 35 years of global business experience working for such well-known companies as Kimberly-Clark, Philip Morris, and Procter & Gamble.  Ron has experience in all facets of business and understands the risks and opportunities those areas present to auditors and compliance professionals.  Ron has also been a Controller, Operations Manager, and Sales Manager and served on various executive leadership teams driving strategy and operations for best in class performance.  Ron has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from Iowa State University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Georgia.