Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum - Mar 23 - Mar 25, 2015 - 16 CPE
The Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (PNIAF) meeting will be held Monday to Wednesday, March 23-25, 2015, at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, Washington. We will offer 16 CPEs at a cost of $275. Meals are included (Reception on Monday, Continental Breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Lunch on Tuesday).
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Audit Committee Reporting - Trends and Best Practices - Feb 17, 2015, 11:00 - 12:00 - 1 CPE
An effective relationship between the audit committee and the organization’s internal auditors is fundamental to the success of the internal audit function. To help audit leaders successfully engage executives and audit committee members, Gowell will review the results of the latest technology surveys, interviews with CAEs, and best practices from over 2,000 technology implementations to share trends, best practices, critical success factors, and tips for enhancing your audit committee relationships and reporting.
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eWorkshop: Basic Data Integrity, Mining, and Analysis in Excel. Feb. 17,19,24,26. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - 8 CPEs
Ensuring the basic integrity of and fully understanding a data set are the very foundations of any analysis of quantitative information and, as such, are critical skills for auditors, investigators, evaluators, reviewers, and analysts. This course describes and demonstrates standards-based methods and Excel tools for assessing the integrity and normality of, summarizing, describing, graphing, and comparing quantitative data sets. $249 government members; $299 all others.
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Cyber Security: Data Breaches, Greater Frequency, Greater Cost. Mar. 17, 2015; 10-11 a.m. 1 CPE. Members only
With the recent announcement of pending legislation to create a single-national standard and a new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, it is more important than ever to understand the breach trends and their potential financial impact. While many discount the true threat associated with cyber-liability, the metrics on data breaches and their associated costs are staggering.
eWorkshop: Auditor Roles in Improving Government Performance Management. March 16,18,23. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The use of performance-based management and governance has expanded to governments at all levels around the world, and especially as governments have faced long-term financial stress. This presents opportunities for auditors with expertise in helping government agencies better measure and manage the performance of their operations. Take 1, 2, or all 3 sessions.
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IIA CIA Learning System Review Courses - March & April 2015
Part III - March 28-29, 2015
Part I & Part 2 - April 18-19, 2015
Attendees have the choice of attending one part, two parts, or all parts. PGE will also offer the IIA CIA Learning System at a discount of nearly 35%! Please note that purchase and use of the current IIA CIA Learning System is required to participate in this course, whether previously purchased separately or as part of the course registration. When purchasing the CIA Learning System as part of this course registration, the materials may be shipped directly to the attendee and immediately –no need to wait until January. In addition, you can receive up to 32 CPE credits for the review course, depending on how many days and parts you participate in.
April 2015: Annual Meeting
The Nisqually Chapter is planning its Annual Luncheon Meeting for members. We are lucky to have secured Dominique Vicenti,Vice President of Internal Audit, for Nordstrom, as our speaker. We shall be offering CPE.
Dominique's 20 years of experiences includes internal audit management positions principally in the retail industry for prominent international retailers: Marks & Spencer – UK or the PPR group – France (Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Puma etc…).
For six years prior to joining Nordstrom, she was a Chief Officer at The Institute of Internal Auditors where she oversaw the organization’s professional, research and technical practices, developing guidance and representing the internal audit profession working on Governance, Risk, and Control issues. She worked closely with other professional, national or international institutions and regulators such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission, International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions the International Federation of Accountants or the OECD to name a few.
Dominique holds a Master from EDHEC - France, and a Management Sciences diploma from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences – UK."
IIA International Conference - July 5 - July 8, 2015 - 18 CPE
IIA’s next International Conference is in our backyard, just over the border in the other Vancouver. Nisqually Board members have been very involved in planning the public sector track training.
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