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37th YEAR!

Nisqually is a Recognized Platinum Chapter Sixteen Years
in a Row and has achieved Sapphire status!


Do you want to save $145 or more off your IIA membership or $45 or more off your Governmental membership?

Join the IIA Nisqually Chapter Governmental Audit Group!
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 Future Events!


​​​​November 2, 2017 - Professional Ethics and Regulations n Washington State

The AGA is sponsoring an Ethics course approved by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.  This a great way to cover the Ethics requirement as a CPA!

For more information and registration, click here!

December 5, 2017 11:30 - 1:30 - Holiday Social - 1.5 CPE, Pat McCarthy, Washington State Auditor will be presenting!

Pat McCarthy is the Washington State Auditor. She began her term in January 2017. Before that she managed the daily operations of Pierce County, the second largest county in Washington, for eight years. Her passion is making her community a better place to live. That’s meant public service for the past three decades, starting with service on the Tacoma school board. She was elected twice as Pierce County Auditor and served as chair of Sound Transit, as well as an administrator and advisor for the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. She and her husband, John, live in Tacoma. They have four adult children and eleven grandchildren, all of whom make western Washington their home.

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February 6, 2018 - Luncheon Seminar - 1.5 CPE
Speaker: Rob Kuling
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Robert is a former Chief Audit Executive for various organizations including Tervita, Viterra, and Precision Drilling all headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. He has also held audit management positions with the Farm Credit Canada and the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the North American/Global Board and is a former member of the IIA’s Global Ethics Committee. He has been a key national spokesman for the internal audit profession with regulators, professional groups, and government organizations. Robert has extensive expertise in financial compliance, internal audit, risk management, and corporate governance. Internal Audit service options include all aspects in internal audit administration ranging from planning, resourcing and mandate to reporting and performance measurement.

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March 12, 2018 - Government Training Day
The Portland and Salem Chapters of the IIA are offering a Governmental Training Day in the Clackamas Community College in Wilsonville, Oregon. They have an exciting list of speakers including John Wszelaki, Past Chair of the North American Board, IIA; Jan Jutte, Michael
Marty, and Aaron Munn from the Washington State Auditors Office; Matt Owens and Jessica Ritter, Oregon Audits Division, and many others! Tentative costs are $145 for members and $175 for non-members. If attending both the Government Training Day and Art of the Finding on March 13, the tentative cost is $145 each day or $290 for both sessions.  For more information and registration check out the Portland Chapter IIA or the Salem Chapter IIA.

March 13, 2018 - Art of the Finding
The Portland and Salem Chapters of the IIA are the seminar titled Art of the Finding.  The presenter is Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, founder of the is a training and development company designed specifically for governmental auditors.  Her clients include the AICPA, the Colorado Society of CPAs, the Texas State Auditor's Office, and the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers.  Course objectives for this seminar include:

  • Generate concise and logical findings in an hour or less
  • Choose the strongest content for your finding
  • Justify how much detail to share in the report
  • Quantify findings for maximum impact and clarity
  • Create auditable and feasible recommendations
  • Edit findings and provide meaningful feedback

Tentative costs are $175 for members and $225 for non-members. If attending both the Government Training Day and this seminar, the tentative cost is $290 for both sessions.  The location of the seminar is the Clackamas Community College in Wilsonville, Oregon. For more information and registration check out the Portland Chapter IIA or the Salem Chapter IIA.

​​March 29, 2018 - IT Auditing - 8 CPE
Speaker: John Gatto, CISA, CRISC
John Gatto.bmpJohn Gatto was with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) in Chicago, IL from December, 2005 until his retirement in January, 2015. He was the Divisional Vice President, Audit Services and was responsible for all aspects of IT Audit for the five Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans comprising HCSC (Illinois, Texas, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma) and encompasses NAIC / MAR compliance and testing, risk based audits, advisory engagements for new development projects, coordination of SOC-1 and SOC-2 reviews and E&Y Year-End Financial Audits. John was a member of a number of Steering Committees within the IT area of HCSC.

Prior to HCSC, John worked at Federal-Mogul in Michigan as the Sox coordination supervisor.  Avery Dennison in California as a Project Manager, and spent 13 years with Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey, where he was Director of Systems Audits, Customer Audit and Operations Audit.

John has over 45 years of audit experience, most of it in the IT Audit arena.  He is a CISA and CRISC and has his MBA from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey.  John is a frequent speaker for the BCBSA, IIA and ISACA organizations.  In 2010 he was named  "Educator of the Year" by the Chicago Chapter of the IIA.

 April, 2018 - Annual Meeting
More to come!

May, 2018 - Critical Thinking
Speaker: Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA
Raven is an expert in Internal Audit and Risk Management. She is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker with real world experience in Internal Audit and Risk Management. Raven has 17 years of experience in governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Her passion for the Internal Audit profession and her natural abilities as a instructor and facilitator are a powerful combination. Raven's courses provide opportunities to share knowledge and expertise in the Internal Auditing and Risk Management fields. Her real-world experiences and down-to-life personality create a unique classroom environment promoting candid and constructive group dialogue.
More to come!



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