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Emerging Leaders: 2019

This year’s honorees are driving change in their audit functions and setting an example for the profession.

Spittler.pngSteve Spittler, CPA, CISA
28, Senior IT Internal Auditor
LPL Financial
Fort Mill, S.C.
Steve Spittler is a technology enthusiast with strong people skills — two important assets for an internal auditor specializing in IT engagements. “As companies move to the cloud and increase use of third-party vendors,” says the Bentley University graduate, “even practitioners who mainly perform business or compliance audits need to understand the implications cybersecurity could have on their engagements.” Nearly every audit his team performs has cybersecurity considerations, he notes. A recent challenge involved leading both the Vendor SOC1 testing program and the cybersecurity audit for the enterprise, reports co-worker and unofficial mentee Anja Erlandson, Senior Analyst, risk management, at LPL. “He not only completed the tasks,” she says, “he assisted the business in creating new internal controls, making recommendations consistent with industry best practices.” He also has added visual analytics to audit reports, analyzed large data sets to identify discrepancies, and tested the effectiveness of department policies and procedures. The first few years of Spittler’s career were spent as a public accountant conducting external financial audits; he says the move to his current post represented an opportunity to grow his skills. His social network also has expanded. Spittler says: “What I love about my job is the level of collaboration and the people.” Most of his engagements are integrated, with the business audit and IT audit teams working together, he notes, citing the value of building relationships with clients. Practitioners often can see firsthand the improvements made because of their recommendations, he adds. Off the clock, Spittler volunteers at the Humane Society, the Metrolina Food Bank, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
As one of our own members, Steve is driving change in his internal audit function and setting a great example for the profession.  See full list of honorees:  Emerging Leaders
2019 Internal Audit Student Exchange  
Left to Right: Professor Antonia Berbrick,  Mercedes Pitts, Jonai Williams, Alexis Washington, and Christina Mehltretter (Academic Relations  Chair)
 The 2019 Internal Audit Student Exchange was held September 20-22, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.  At the conference students from across the globe learned about the internal audit profession, and exchanged ideas and experiences with internal audit practitioners in a no-pressure setting. Students at the conference also had the opportunity to interview with a number of employers. Educators were provided an opportunity to learn best practices for incorporating internal auditing education in the classroom.
Academic Relations Chairs were provided with best practices and techniques on approaching potential academic relations activities on their local chapter level.
The Charlotte Chapter sponsored two students and one professor from Winthrop University to attend the conference with our Academic Relations Chair. 

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