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IIA Chicago 55th Annual Seminar



March 30, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Available CPE: 8 hours
We are excited to continue our path to Internal Audit Excellence with our 55th Annual Seminar. The day will provide attendees with new and evolving techniques, strategies, and best practices. Forward thinking is essential to being trusted business advisers helping organizations achieve success.

Margie BastollaThis year's keynote speaker is consultant and trainer Margie Bastolla, a former executive with The Institute of Internal Auditors. Bastolla will share research and personal anecdotes to help attendees develop the skills needed to become forward-thinking auditors with a bright future in the internal auditing profession.

Connect with dynamic thought leaders.

Obtain valuable foresights. Become empowered.

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 February Training Event

Thursday, February 19, 2015
8:30 to 12:30
IT Audit for Non-IT Auditors
The objective of the course is to introduce basic IT Audit concepts to non-IT Auditors. This course will explain the primary methods used to perform IT General Controls procedures, application controls and the process to follow when a control exception is identified.  After completion of this course, the attendees will have a better understanding of how IT audit integrates with the overall audit objectives and be able to effectively approach an IT audit as a non-IT Auditor.    
Presenter: Joanne Ladden, Vashti Horvat, Titus
Registration fee: $60
Location: Crowe Horwath 

One Mid America Plaza, Suite 700

Oak Brook, IL  60522

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Course Description:
4 hours CPE Credit


Your Instructors

Joanne is a highly capable IT Audit Leader with 12 years of experience including seven years with a Big Four accounting firm and a four years with a Fortune 500 company before she joined Titus. She has extensive experience in IT risk management, control frameworks, and project management.  She managed IT effectiveness projects, IT operational audits, Sarbanes Oxley (Section 404) compliance audits, third party reporting engagements and served as an advisor to senior management on improvement opportunities for IT department’s processes, procedures and projects.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Management Information Systems from University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.  She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) since 2008.
Vashti Horvat is a global Governance, Risk & Compliance leader with over 10 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of Technology.  As a former computer programmer turned auditor, she offers valuable guidance over analyzing, testing & documenting ERP systems and emerging technology.   Vashti is a highly sought after leader with several years of experience with a Global Fortune 500, as well as several multinational organizations. 
Vashti is an emerging thought leader and brings knowledge learned out of Silicon Valley to the Midwest as technology is rapidly changing.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) since 2002. 
Vashti Horvat is currently a Practice Director with Titus.  Office Address:  200 North LaSalle Street
Suite 770, Chicago, IL 60601.  Phone: 1-877-300-4829.

 2014-2015 Officers

Russ Hinnen, President
Colette Wagner, Vice President Planning
Gregg Anderson, Vice President Communication
Michelle Davis, Vice President Membership
Robert Miller, Vice President, Academic Relations
Jason Jones, Treasurer
Barb Terlap, Secretary
Board Members:
Fred Lehrman
Russ Schoeberlein
Mickey Vaja
Ron Warren
Kristin Kastner
Aleatha Wilson

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