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40th YEAR!


Nisqually is a Recognized Sapphire Chapter 
Two Years in a Row!

If you are part of the government audit group sponsored by the Nisqually chapter, you will no longer make payment directly to the chapter.  The IIA now requires all membership payments to be processed directly by the national office and not by local chapters​.

The IIA will be sending out communication to each member about where to make payment and the rate for theh 2020-21 membership year.  Current government audit group memberships expire on 2/28/2020 and the IIA gives a two-month grace period for payment to be made.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Myers at​

 Future Events!


If you work for a WA state agency; when registering for a IIA class, please go to IronPort and add to safelist any e-mails from Aventri (our Event Management software).​

How Internal audit can help mitigate risk in the cyberworld - Jim Parshall - March 11, 2020

This class will include the following topics:

  • Understanding vulnerabilities of and evaluating risks to a cyber-infrastructure.​​​
  • Types of defenses in place, what are they, what are their roles, ways to audit them.​
  • Understanding digital forensics and its application to auditing.​
  • Understanding meta data, Locard’s Exchange Principle and red flags.​
  • How the cloud relates to modern security/wags to audit its security.
  • Data security and privacy.​
  • Social networking risks.
  • Security and surveillance audits.
  • Learn about tools available and methods for monitoring/auditing user access in the Windows environment.
  • Auditing a cloud-based environment (specifically Azure).
    • Discussion about what auditors should consider focusing on during audits.
      • ​Fiduciary Activities
      • Leases

    Click here for more information and registration!​


    How's your 21st century workplace auditing EQ​? - Julie Ko​walski- April 15 2020

    Julie Kowalski.jpgEmotional Intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ) has become one of the hottest buzzwords in corporate America, yet few know exactly what Emotional Intelligence/EQ really is, how it is measured, and how to use emotional intelligence to get ahead and achieve success in Auditing. Also adding to the complexity of the 21st century workplace, is the fact that for the first time in history, there are five generations trying to work together, however often times colliding more than collaborating. When we understand how the key events of each generation impacted the generation, as well as some of the generational preferences, and apply our emotional intelligence knowledge, we can eliminate a lot of the stress, frustration and complaints and create supportive environments in our audit work.

    Registration will be opening soon!


    AGA is presenting a GASB update class on April 22, 2020 - 3.5 CPE!

    David R, Bean, CPA, CFE, Director of Research and Technical Activities, Governemntal Account Board will address:

    • Implementation issues including post employment benefit plans
    • Implementation of the new lease standard
    • The lastest on the financial reporting model , revenue and expense recognition,
    • Insights on forthcoming standards

    Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Helen Sommers Bldg, Conference Room G015 A, B, & C, 106 11th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA 98501

    Click here for more information and registration!

    Agile Auditing - Raven Catlin, May 5, 2020

    Raven Catlin.jpgThe buzz-word in Internal Audit today is Agile Auditing. Agile Auditing is more than a mindset. Internal Audit processes today aren’t much different than they were 20 years ago. Internal Auditing of the future requires different tools and different methods of approach. Agile Auditing is a tool for auditors to use to complete audits on time that leverages risk based auditing and a participative audit approach. Agile is quickly becoming the go to method / approach to build efficient audit teams, create collaborative relationships with audit clients and deliver results timely. Through Agile AuditingTM you will improve audit delivery time, give better customer service, solve corporate problems and issues faster, and reduce delays, rework and waste.  In this course, you will be taught how to implement an Agile Audit by a pioneer and leading trainer in Agile Auditing. ​

    Registration will be opening soon!​​​​​​


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