Our Chapter year comes to an end
on May 31st, so we want to take this opportunity to highlight our
Chapter’s 2016-2017 successes. On May
15, 2017, our chapter turns 60. We will
celebrate our 60th anniversary on May 11th at Greenwood
Winery at our annual social event. This
event is free to all members and is sure to be a great opportunity to network
with others. Watch for pictures of the
fun in the September Dispatch!
The Chapter’s Academic Relations
Committee promotes a better understanding of the practice of internal auditing to
students and educators. During the 2016 – 2017 Chapter year, we
presented a total of $700 in Academic Achievement awards to five students from
Utica College, Le Moyne College, and Syracuse University. In addition to the academic awards, the
students also received a free one-year membership to the IIA. The Le Moyne College IIA Student Chapter
Officers also received awards for their service to the student chapter. In December 2016, Chapter member Tom Dwyer gave
a presentation on Fraud to the Le Moyne student chapter and in April 2017 two
speakers from Ernst & Young gave a presentation on Internal Controls. We continue to work with the Le Moyne College
student chapter to provide not only students, but also our Chapter members,
with exciting learning opportunities.
From September 2016 through April
2017, our members have had the opportunity to earn up to 27 Continuing
Professional Education (CPE) credits at nine events. The CPE credits have varied in categories
from Auditing to Specialized Knowledge to Advisory Services/Professional
Development. Our Hospitality, Meeting,
and Attendance Committee worked throughout the year to find new venues to hold
our meetings. We’ve received great
comments on the new venues from the more than 450 members and non-members who
have attended this year’s events. Our
events continue to be a good value, a great way to earn CPE credits, and network
with auditors from a wide variety of industries.
In February 2017, we asked our
members to pick their favorite Dispatch newsletter from 2016 for submission to
the IIA’s annual Chapter Publications Contest.
The April 2016 newsletter was the winner selected by those who
participated in the survey. We also
received good feedback on the newsletter and are taking the suggestions for
improvement into consideration. Your
participation in member surveys and program evaluations is important for us to
continue to improve your member benefits.
This year we had four members who
were certified in various disciplines by the IIA. For more information on certifications with
the IIA, visit their website at https://na.theiia.org/certification/Pages/Certification.aspx. Anniversary milestones were recognized at our
March event with 21 members celebrating their 5th, 10th,
15th, 20th, 30th and 40th year
anniversaries with the IIA. Our Chapter
Achievement Program (CAP) Superstars were also recognized in March for their contribution
to and support of our Profession & Chapter.
We have once again achieved the highest designation, Gold, for this
Chapter year and maintain our status as a Ruby Chapter. Special thanks to our CAP Committee for
tracking our CAP points and helping to ensure we reach Gold each year.
May is Internal Audit Awareness
Month. “As an internal audit
professional, you play an important role in raising awareness and elevating the
profession. Whether you are actively involved in your local chapter, new to the
field, part of an extensive audit team, or the sole practitioner at your
organization, there’s something you can do to elevate the profession” (IIA
Building Awareness Toolkit). For ideas
on how you can help to promote the profession, please visit the IIA’s website
On behalf of your Chapter’s Officers and Board of Governors, thank you to all
of you, our members, for your continued support of the IIA and your local
Central NY chapter.
Congratulations to Sarah
Pickering, Zackary Singer, Suzanne Isgro, and Julie Moran on their appointment
as our Chapter’s 2017 – 2018 Officers. The
Board of Governors will continue to support you in your new roles and wish you
every success. Cheers!
-2017 Central NY IIA Chapter President