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Welcome to the Austin Chapter of the IIA!


RECENT CHAPTER NEWS



Finishing up our year strong!

Enjoying Golf Together

It was a hard-fought tourney and the scores were really close! Everyone had a grand time! In first place was Phil Flora, Alice Flora, Sam Suarez and Dave MacCabe with a score of 67. In second place was Joe Carter, Robert Moreno, Rick Bartel and Edgar Larrea with a score of 68. In third place was Keith Barber, Chris Langan, Mary Breslin and Art Mata with a score of 69. Closest to pin was Phil. Longest drive was Chris.

 
 
Learning new things
Thanks again to Weaver for sponsoring some super low-cost CPE for our members. The slides from the presentations are now available here.

Appreciating our volunteers

Thanks to Jennifer Wu, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, for organizing the very successful social event between the IIA, ISACA, and AGA. Jennifer worked with the two presidents of the other organizations, leading weekly conference calls, and navigating each chapter’s rules. So many IIA people signed up that Jennifer had to go ask for more space for our IIA folks from the other organizations. Jennifer also sends out the CPE certificates for all IIA trainings.

Jacob Whitley, a colleague of Jennifer’s at DPS, has the warm personality and gracious smile that we all appreciate when we sign in at the Alamo. Thank you, Jacob, for making that part of our meetings so enjoyable and for keeping our records and money straight!

Going dark for a little bit

News from our chapter will slow down over the summer as the officers consider plans for the 2019-2020 year. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t still listening and responding to member needs. Write to any of the officers here whenever you please: About Us.


Summer Hiatus!

The IIA Austin Chapter is on hiatus through the summer. We'll get rolling again in August with a new board and new leadership! In the meantime, get out and enjoy Austin!




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Steve Goodson teaches future internal auditors at UT

The University of Texas at Austin is a part of the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP), endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). This makes UT one of only 24 universities with this designation. Students can earn an IIA Internal Audit Certificate by completing three audit-focused courses. Steve Goodson, pictured below, teaches one of those classes and answered a few questions about the class for the university's Accounting Times:

Why are students interested in Internal Audit? Internal audit is a well-hidden secret! It encompasses both accounting and management practices, and students enjoy discovering a career path that provides an exciting alternative to financial auditing.

What is unique about this class? This class provides real-world experience. Students partner with a local organization to complete an internal audit team project – unique and professional training that is difficult to replicate in the classroom.

What's your favorite part of teaching this class? Accompanying students to IAEP’s Exchange Conference each fall in Orlando!


Steve Goodson, in class, working through a practice case with traditional MPA student Ebonie Hunter.


Internal Audit Profession Honored by Texas State Senate​

The Texas State Senate recognized Internal Audit Awareness Month with a resolution on May 8, 2019. 

Here's the Senate IA Resolution (click for larger image):



And here are some Internal Audit professionals in attendance, posing with the resolution's sponsor, Senator Charles Perry (click for larger image)​:



Videos, too!

Click here​ to view the reading of the resolution on the House floor (fast forward to 20:50)

And the Senate can be seen by clicking here​
(fast forward to 9:30)
  

 

Try something new!

Ready to try something new? Meet some new friends and serve your fellow auditors? Increase your visibility and enhance your career? Then why not volunteer for one of the following committees?

Membership
Professional Development
Reporting
Budget & Finance
Awards
Strategic Planning
Advocacy

Co​ntact president-elect@austiniia.org now to explore these opportunities on next year’s leadership team​!


    

IA Profession and Austin IIA Chapter
Honored by Governor Abbott & Austin Mayor Adler

Did you know that May is International Internal Audit Awareness Month? ​Our I​A profession gets lots of well-deserved attention during this month, including the following two exciting honors!

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation honoring the Internal Audit profession, stating "I encourage all Texans to recognize the many contributions of internal audit professionals and organizations"! See for yourself!


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Also, Steve Adler, the Mayor of Austin, proclaimed May 6-10 as Internal Audit Week. Here's the official proclamation!


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Thanks to Ra​quel Basurto for making this happen!



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