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 April Seminar

Seminar
4/20/2016 9:00 AM
4/20/2016 3:00 PM
Comfort Inn & Suites |  
Morning IT Session:
Project Management and Quality Assurance – How to Effectively Audit Large Projects and System Implementations 
Larry Hessney, CIA, CISA, PCI QSA, and Sanath Rajapaskse, PMP, CISA Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
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The typical organization initiates complex projects, including large implementations, in an effort to design and implement improved business processes and state-of-the art technology that streamlines and optimizes the business and supports future growth.  The promise of new technology by vendors is exciting, so the company chases visions of huge improvements in efficiency and effectiveness. .  However, studies show that even today, most major projects and system implementations are severely troubled by issues including:  cost over-runs, long delays, failure to realize the desired benefits and major disruptions to the business.  

Internal Audit is frequently asked to provide assurance services over large projects, frequently new technology system implementations.  This presentation will focus on how Internal Audit can add the most value in helping the organization meet its objectives for these projects in terms of realizing: 

·        Business Outcomes (benefits realization)​

·        Project Outcomes (on time, on budget)

·        Control Outcomes (reduce risk, improve controls)

Some of the leading practice areas that we will touch upon include:

  ·        Role of Internal Audit

  ·        Auditing Project Governance and PMO’s

  ·        Pre-implementation or Post-implementation Reviews

  ·        Effective Project Management

  ·        Risk and Issue Management

  ·        Effective Data Conversion, Data Validation

  ·        Role-based Security and SOD

  ·        System Development Life Cycle methodologies

And more...

Larry Hessney

Larry is a managing director (partner) leading the Risk and Technology Consulting practice of  Freed Maxick in Western New York, where he is actively involved in leading several PCI, IT Security, IT Audit, SSAE 16, Internal Audit  and System Implementation engagements.  Larry has significant experience working with over 100 clients on IT Security, PCI, HIPAA, SSAE 16, SOX and Internal Audit engagements, including working the following industries:  Healthcare, Insurance, Banking, High Technology (Software and Services), Manufacturing and Business Process Outsourcing.   
15 years of experience with Public Accounting and Consulting firms including Pricewaterhouse        Coopers, Arthur Andersen and Freed Maxick. 
17 years in manufacturing and software industries.
15 years as Adjunct Faculty with the State University of New York.
Bachelor of Arts – Dartmouth College
Masters of Business Administration – University of Rochester Simon School of Business

Sanath Rajapakse

Sanath is a Principal in the Risk and Technology Consulting practice of  Freed Maxick in Western New York, where he is actively involved in leading several ERM, IT Security, IT Audit, SSAE 16, Internal Audit  and System Implementation engagements.  Sanath has significant experience working with over 80 clients on PMQA, IT Security, SSAE 16, SOX and Internal Audit engagements, including working the following industries:  Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Government, High Technology (Software and Services), and Business Process Outsourcing.   

14 years of experience with Public Accounting and Consulting firms including KPMG and Freed Maxick
Certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute
Certified Information System Auditor from ISACA
Bachelor of Science – State University of New York, studies at U. Buffalo and Empire State


Afternoon Fraud Session:
Fraud & Fraud Detection
Brian Lafountain, CPA, CFE, and Timothy Ball, CFE, The Bonadio Group​​  

Brian Lafountain, CPA, CFE and Tim Ball, CFE are experienced fraud investigators within the financial and accounting industry.  They will provide training on the updated statistics and industry standards of fraud and fraud detection, while adding current case studies and their own personal experiences along the way.  They will provide insight on the use of fraud interviews, data analytics and other forms of testing to identify, analyze and calculate both the total value and impact of financial fraud.

Brian Lafountain

Brian is a Partner of The Bonadio Group and leads the Bonadio Fraud and Forensics Accounting and Litigation Support Team.  He joined Bonadio in 2006.  Prior to joining Bonadio, Brian spent several years in public accounting with Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton, as well as spending time in the internal audit functions for Xerox Corporation and the Rochester City School District.  In his tenure with Bonadio, Brian has provided a wide variety of forensic accounting, auditing, fraud investigations, litigation support, expert testimony and internal auditing services to a wide variety of public and private corporations in several industries.  In addition, Brian has provided operational consulting and management advisory services for several county governments in New York State as well as consulting services for New York State directly.  Brian received his B.S. degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.  Brian is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Brian is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Timothy Ball

Tim is a Manager in the Bonadio Fraud and Forensics Accounting and Litigation Support Team of The Bonadio Group. Tim currently provides a wide array of consulting, forensic and auditing services for the Fraud and Forensics team.  Tim specializes in providing forensic examination and consulting support for both criminal and civil litigation.  He is an expert in designing on-site examination programs to both identify and uncover fraud. In addition, Tim has been a consultant to local governments and not-for-profits for assistance in strengthening their internal control structure and detecting and deterring fraud.

Tim received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Alfred University.  Tim is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Western New York Certified Fraud Examiners Association.

§ Location: Comfort Inn & Suites, 6701 Buckley R​d., Syracuse, NY 13212 - Directions inside The Dispatch.

Registration/Coffee & Pastries 9:00 – 9:30 AM
IT Session 9:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch 12:15 – 1:00 PM
Fraud Session 1:00 – 3:00 PM 

§ Cost: All Day / One Session (includes buffet lunch)
IIA Members $75 / $50
Non-members $85 / $60
Students / Retirees $60 / $35 


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CPEs—5 CPEs in the field of Auditing (3 CPEs for IT session; 2 CPEs for Fraud session)


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R.s.v.p. by April 13, 2016 to Lynn Wilber at lynn.wilber@cfglife.com or 315.471.5656 x 7498   
Pay by credit card or check (same price) made out to IIA CNY mailed to: Lynn Wilber Columbian Financial Group P.O. Box 1056, Syracuse, NY 13201-1056 Cancellation after April 13 incurs the cost. ​

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