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 IIA Chicago Chapter Manager Forum

Chapter Training
9/17/2018 7:30 AM
9/17/2018 11:30 AM
101 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago | Illinois
You are invited to the IIA Chicago Chapter Manager Forum.
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am (Registration & Continental Breakfast begin at 7:30)
Location: Protiviti, 101 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Hosting Organization: Protiviti
CPEs: 3
There is no fee for Manager Forums.

Topic #1 - Robotics Process Automation
Many organizations are considering the use of new emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to drive consistency and efficiencies within their business processes as well as a mechanism to drive cost savings. The introduction to these new technologies brings many opportunities, but also brings many unknowns and potential risks to the organization that historically may not have been a concern.  During this discussion, we will cover the following topics:
• What is RPA and why should IA care about it
• What are the top risk associated with the implementation of RPA
• Why audit RPA and what are the suggested focus areas of audit
• How IA can take advantage of RPA capabilities to enhance the delivery of their services (overview of potential use cases, assessment approach, and demo of control testing automation)
• Angelo Poulikakos
Angelo is a Director in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice specializing in technology risk management, robotic process automation (RPA), and IT audit and compliance. Angelo has 14 years of experience in all facets of IT audit and control, including: cybersecurity, IT governance, systems development life cycle, change management, data loss prevention, IT general controls, SOX compliance. Angelo frequently partners with CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, and CAEs to help manage complex IT control remediation programs, implement and manage IT compliance and audit functions, and drive RPA initiatives.
 Spencer Judd
Spencer Judd is a Senior Consultant in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice with experience in IT Audit and Compliance, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and Cybersecurity Program Development. Working in industries such as financial services, banking, manufacturing, and logistics, Spencer has assisted in the development and testing of SOX compliance and cybersecurity programs, worked to develop a Proof of Concept (PoC) for IT control automation at a large consulting firm, as well as conducted data center security assessments.

Topic #2 - Lease Accounting

Implementation of the new Lease Accounting Standard (“ASC 842”) is challenging businesses beyond the technical accounting requirement.  Compliance efforts for many companies include implementing new systems, use of data analytics to identify leases and transforming business processes to enable more effective contract management.  Internal Audit functions will need to be involved in understanding changes to the control environment both during implementation and post compliance.  During our session, we will provide an overview of the standard, challenges faced during implementation, impacts to the control environment and Internal Audit’s role in the transition and post-compliance process.
• Nick McKeehan
Nick is a Managing Director in the Chicago office with over 18 years of experience assisting companies with establishing sustainable internal control processes that effectively and efficiently mitigate enterprise risk.  His prior experience includes his position as a Director of Internal Audit at a large privately-held industrial distribution company, Internal Audit Manager at a Fortune 500 global manufacturing company, and a Manager in a Big 4 Risk Consulting practice.  Nick has served a diverse base of private and public companies in industries including manufacturing, distribution, life sciences / pharmaceutical, biotechnology, financial services and not-for-profit.  He is one of the leaders of Protiviti’s Financial Reporting Remediation Compliance group in the Central Region, focusing on engagements to assist clients in the transition to ASC 606 and ASC 842.
• Farrah Malik
Farrah is a Manager in the Chicago office with 5 years of experience in external and internal audit. She specializes in the power & utilities, renewable energy, and industrial products & retail industries. She focuses on finance & accounting, internal controls, SOX, and Financial statement disclosures. She has also led an ASC 842 Implementation project for a major food distribution company.