8:30 - 10:00 Board Meeting
10:00 - 10:15 Registration
10:15 - 11:30 Program
11:30 - 12:00 Awards and Recognition
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Pizza Buffet)
IIA Members $40, Non-Members $50, Students and Retirees $15
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Career Planning Panel Discussion (CPE 1.5 Advisory Services/Professional Development)
Learn what skills and experiences a
Chief Audit Executive/Hiring Manager, Executive Recruiter, and a Human
Resources Business Partner recommend for an individual pursuing a career in
audit. Our panelists come from a local
community bank, recruiting agency, and CPA firm. This panel discussion will give attendees the
opportunity to hear career planning strategies/best practices and some insights
on skills that are most helpful for a career in audit. Other questions that will be addressed by the
types of applicants are most successful at entering an internal or external
audit career path?
there related or similar careers you recommend? How do those careers better
prepare someone to become an auditor?
steps should someone take today to transition into this career path?
does someone identify a position that matches their skills?
there additional education requirements, degrees, licenses that are needed
and/or recommended for a career in audit?
is the outlook for an audit career? How
do you see the jobs in this field changing over the next five years? What can someone do to prepare for such
Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout
the discussion. Lunch provides an
opportunity for networking.
Fletcher Associates, Inc.
Mayadeh is an Executive Recruiter
with CR Fletcher Associates specializing in the recruitment and placement of
Accounting and Financial professionals. Prior to joining CR Fletcher Associates
in 2012, Mayadeh’s professional career began with PricewaterhouseCoopers and
KPMG in corporate taxation.
Her knowledge and expertise has proven
invaluable to both clients and candidates alike. Mayadeh received a
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University. She is a former Board
member of 40 Below and remains actively involved in the CNY community.
Kane, SPHR, SHRM-SCP The
15+ years of experience in all
facets of Human Resources with emphasis on Talent Management, Succession
Planning and Strategic Planning.
Career includes Operations
Management and Human Resources for Wegmans Food Markets, Senior Director of
Human Resources for HMSHost/Host International (formerly Host Marriott
Services) and current Human Resources Business Partner for The Bonadio Group.
Rich received a BA in American History from SUNY Oswego, the Senior
Professional in Human Resources designation (SPHR) from the Human Resources
Certification Institute and the Senior Certified Professional title (SHRM-SCP)
from the Society for Human Resources Management. Rich is active in the
community having served as Golf Tournament Chairman for such worthy causes as
Coach’s Vs. Cancer, St. Baldrick’s, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Susan G. Komen for
the cure, American Diabetes Association and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Rich currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High
School in East Syracuse. Rich resides in Syracuse with his wife, and two sons.
– Internal Audit Community
Bank System Inc.
Daniel O’Connell is currently the
Director of Internal Audit for Community Bank Systems Inc. Dan, along with his
team, are responsible for assessing the internal control environment of all key
areas of the Bank as well as other portions of the organization including
several non-banking subsidiary functions.
The internal audit group at Community Bank performs approximately 50
audits each year.
Prior to joining Community Bank,
Dan most recently worked for a regional insurance company as the Director of
Financial Reporting. He previously was the Project Manager responsible for
implementation two general ledger systems and a reinsurance accounting system.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utica College and a
Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Binghamton
University. Dan holds the CIA and CRCM designations as well as several
other designations related to the insurance industry.
Dan and his wife Jody reside in
Directions to Genesee Grande:
From the East
From I-690 W take exit 14 for Teall Ave. Turn left onto
Teall Ave (signs for Erie Boulevard East/NY-5).
Turn right onto Canal St. Turn left onto University Ave. Turn right onto E Genesee St and hotel will
be on the left.
From the West
From I-690 E take the Interstate 81 S exit toward
Binghamton; merge onto I-81 S. Take exit
18 toward Harrison St/Adams St. Keep
right at the fork, follow signs for Harrison Street and merge onto Harrison St.
Merge onto Harrison St. Turn right onto S Townsend St. Turn right onto E
Genesee St and the hotel will be on the right.
From the North
Follow I-81 S to Syracuse.
Take exit 18 toward Harrison St/Adams St. Keep right at the fork, follow
signs for Harrison Street and merge onto Harrison St. Merge onto Harrison St. Turn
right onto S Townsend St. Turn right onto E Genesee St and the hotel will be on
From the South
Follow I-81 N to Syracuse.
Take exit 18 for Adams St toward Harrison St. Continue onto Almond St. Turn
right onto E Genesee St and the hotel will be on the right.