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 April 2013 Newsletter

IIA Birmingham Chapter – April 2013 Newsletter
Note that details are listed below for any additional information as it relates to the following topics:
1.       May 2013 Meeting2 Hour CPE Event and Member Drawing Finale
2.       IIA BHM Award Nominations Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award
3.       2013 IIA International Conference – Make Plans Now
4.       New CIA/CFSA DesigneesCongratulations are in order
5.       CIA Review Materials – Chapter Discount
6.       CPE OpportunityNorth AL Spring Seminar
1. May Chapter Meeting
The next luncheon of the 2012-2013 chapter year is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham.  The luncheon will be in Beeson East - Room C (3rd floor) from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Stephen Yoder, Assistant Professor and Executive in Residence for the UAB School of Business, will present “Internal Audit’s Role in Corporate Governance.”  Dr. Jamey Worrell, Assistant Professor of Accounting for the UAB School of Business, will present “Social Media Risks and Controls.”
The luncheon will offer 2 CPE credits with a cost of $30 for members or non-members and $15 for students or retirees.  To register, please e-mail with your reservation. Please register by the end-of-day on Friday, April 26th. 

In addition to the regular $25 gift card drawing for attendees, there will be a drawing for a $200 prize for Chapter members (every meeting attended provides an additional opportunity to win).  You must be present to be eligible to win, and the drawing for the $200 prize will continue until a winner is determined since this is the last meeting of the chapter year.
2. Award Nominations - Reminder
The Birmingham IIA Chapter will be taking nominations for “The Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award” until May 7th. To nominate someone for the award, please e-mail who you would like to nominate and why you feel that person is eligible for the award to Jeff Vines at Voting will take place by electronic survey in May with the award presented at the September 2013 Chapter Meeting.
3. IIA – International Conference
This is a reminder that the International Conference will be held July 14-17 in Orlando, Florida.  For more information, refer to the IIA webpage or clink the link below:
4. New CIA/CFSA Designees
Please join the BHM IIA Board in CONGRATULATING chapter members Ira Hodges on earning the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Rusty Golden on earning the Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA).
5. CIA Review Materials – Chapter Discount
The Birmingham IIA Chapter has partnered with Gleim Publications to ensure your success on the CIA exam. Working together, we will provide you the necessary study tools to prepare for this difficult exam.
As a member of the chapter, you are eligible for 20% off all Gleim's CIA Review materials, as well as Gleim CPE.
To take advantage of the reduced prices and place your order, log into the Members Only section of the Chapter website. Please contact our Gleim representative, Melissa Leonard with any questions regarding the Gleim materials or discounts available. Call her at 800.874.5346, ext 131 or via email Visit for more information on the CIA Exam or how Gleim can help you pass.
6. CPE Opportunity – North Alabama Chapter Spring Seminar
The North Alabama Chapter will host their Annual Spring Seminar in Huntsville, AL on Friday, May 17, 2013.  Dr. Tommie Singleton will be speaking on:
·         Top 10 Most Common Fraud Schemes (4 hours)
·         Auditing IT: Applications Testing (2 hours)
·         Social Media and the Internal Auditor (2 hours)
For information, email or call the Seminar Coordinator or reference North AL IIA website: 
Bob Nicholson at; 256-890-3815 (work) or 256-529-1743 (cell)