September 2017 Chapter Meeting

Pre-Dinner Topic: Signature Audits

The Signature Audit for an audit department is similar to what a signature dish is for a restaurant. It is unique, innovative, and it relies on the creative potential of auditors to identify weaknesses that would typically not be captured using traditional auditing techniques. Understanding the differences between a regular process audit and a Signature Audit during the audit preparation, audit fieldwork, and audit reporting phase can help realize the benefit of a Signature Audit and improve its value delivery. 

Join Hans Buehler, Head of Corporate Audit North America, as he explains how to develop and implement innovation in audit based on the Signature Audit approach. For additional information, see his article on the subject published in the April 2017 IIA Magazine. 

Hans Buehler is head of Daimler Corporate Audit North America, operating out of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He has worked on innovation in audit and value-add initiatives, including signature audits, roadshows and advisory services. His North American region includes various Daimler entities, e.g. Daimler Trucks North America, Mercedes-Benz US International, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, as well as divisions in Canada and Mexico. His responsibility encompasses operations with more than 30,000 employees and approximately $45 billion in revenue. 

Hans has eight years of auditing experience and 20 years of professional experience at Daimler in various functions, including business development and sales network development. He has resided in the US in his current role for more than three years, and previously worked for Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany. During the DaimlerChrysler merger, Hans engaged in common projects with the Chrysler group locally in Auburn Hills. He earned his MBA in 1999 at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, with concentrations in IT, Sales and Psychology. He has been an active member of the IIA for six years, and earned his CIA in 2013.

After Dinner: Q&A on Discussion of Approach

VisTa Tech Conference Center
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, Michigan 48152

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm