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A Message from Our President

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Program year of the North Jersey Chapter of the IIA. I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve as your President for this upcoming term.  And I especially want to thank Barbara Piernot for her hard work over the last 2 years, establishing the mission for the Chapter going forward. You have also elected a fine slate of Officers and Board of Governors who I will have the privilege to work with over the next 2 years. They are a dedicated group of professionals whose primary objective is to promote the internal audit (IA) profession while serving our members. Their contact information is provided on the website and I encourage you to reach out to any of us with any questions, recommendations or a desire to help.  

I wanted to take a minute to familiarize you with the local chapter to which you belong. During the last few years this Chapter has grown in numbers and in strength.  We have a diverse membership of over 1,200 professionals across multiple industries with the top five being:  

      1. Banking & Financial Institutions
      3. Insurance Carriers & Related Services
      5. Telecommunications / Communications
      7. Health Services / Drugs and Research
      9. Gas & Electric Services / Utilities 
  • 20% of our members are certified
  • CIA designation is front and foremost and represents 16% of our certifications
  • 17% of our members have more than one certification 

We, as internal audit professionals are in high demand.  Over the past few years the IA profession received increasing attention, recognition and respect.  Companies are looking to us as trusted advisors who have a seat at the table. But we have our challenges as stakeholders are becoming more demanding in our ability to help them provide sound governance and risk management. We must up our skills and stay attune to both the emerging risks and heightened regulator expectations where required.  

Our 2017-2018 education program was designed to help you in those efforts, addressing some of the hottest topics for all internal audit groups, e.g. Data Analytics, Cyber Security.  Please attend and send staff members to the seminars. Our seminars also provide you with continuing professional education to support  your certifications which enhance your professional growth. Gain recognition by seeking and obtaining the CIA Certification or others (the IIA has several).  

The Institute of Internal Auditors, and specifically the North Jersey Chapter, is here to serve you. The chapter is a beneficial resource for all of us, to use in promoting our careers and the careers of our staff.  We are always seeking highly motivated, dedicated individuals to join our Chapter and serve as a member of our volunteer Board and/or are many Committee(s).  Help us to drive the successful completion of your Chapter’s strategic initiatives as outlined below. This is your Chapter.  Get involved! 

Again, thank you for this opportunity and I look forward to serving you. 

Best Regards,  

Jacqueline A. Breslauer


​​Welcome to the North Jersey Chapter of the IIA, an affiliate chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.   The mission of our Chapter is to dynamically promote the internal audit profession and serve our members by providing value-added educational and networking opportunities.
Our Chapter was chartered in 1952, and today we have over 1,200 members and continue to grow strong.  The strength of our Chapter resides with our volunteers who support the execution of our strategies through active participation on one or more of our Committees.  If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to visit the “About Us” Section of the website to learn more.
In addition, we are pleased to continue to offer some of the most cost-effective educational opportunities (both onsite and via webinars) for auditing professionals covering a vast array of topics. The Institute of Internal Auditors is registered with The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 

Our most recent offerings of our educational series can be found in the “Training & Events” section of this website.  Feel free to check it out and register for an event!​


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