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​Member Benefits for Training and Events

The IIA offers numerous benefits for members:
  • Members-only rates on conferences, seminars, and executive development through Vision University can save you hundreds of dollars.
  • Exclusive monthly Members-only Webinars are part of your core membership benefits and provide you with CPE units without ever leaving your desk or paying additional fees.
  • Members-only rates for other specialty webinars and self-study courses provide easy access to advance your knowledge from the convenience of your own desktop.




 Events in This Chapter

1/15/2018 - 2/5/2018

2018 CIA Part 2 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When:   Every Monday & Thursday from January 15th – February 5th

              Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price:    $800*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 2 CIA exam prep system



Are your vendors the path of least resistance to the next data breach?

Session Overview:

Companies are moving more of their data to third party cloud providers every day. The likelihood and impact of data breaches is increasing, with no signs of slowing down. Companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on audits of internal people, processes and technology but barely skim vendor SOC reports, if they get them at all. It's time internal auditors start taking a closer look at the significant risk exposure third party service providers present to their company. In this session we will describe the current landscape of vendor management and why much of what companies are doing isn't working. Additionally, we will breakdown what SOC 2 reports really are, introduce recent changes to the guidance, as well as incorporating details from recent high-profile data breaches and their applicability to the SOC 2 controls. Lastly, we will give a series of tools and techniques for effectively reviewing SOC 2 reports so you can get past the fluff and be in a position to challenge vendor control descriptions.

Session Objectives:

At the end of this session participants will:

  • Understand management's responsibilities around Vendor Management
  • Understand what a SOC 2 report is, the intended audience, and it's benefits
  • Understand recent changes to professional guidance, including the addition of the Cybersecurity Risk Management Examination
  • Obtain a practical approach to reviewing SOC 2 reports as part of a vendor management audit


Aaron Kerr, CISA, CISSP Director, IT Risk Advisory, Clearview Group, LLC

Mr. Kerr is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Aaron is a nationally recognized speaker by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) on IT audit and security related topics. Prior to joining ClearView, he managed the IT and Regulated audit teams for Constellation Energy and Exelon and was a technical consultant with Protiviti. In his time at Constellation, he managed audits covering several large-scale system implementation projects that transformed Constellation’s regulated utility and commodity investment and trading operations.

Aaron serves clients ranging from local to not-for-profit organizations to the Fortune 50 across all industry verticals, with specialized experience in the energy/utilities, financial services, healthcare, hospitality and professional services industries. He has expertise in IT audit, IT risk management, regulatory compliance (i.e. FFIEC, HIPAA, SOX), process improvement, ISO readiness and compliance, SOC 1&2 readiness and assurance engagements, IT security reviews, and special projects. This includes extensive experience with IT frameworks such as COBIT, ISO, NIST and the FFIEC Information Security Workbook and Cybersecurity Assessment tool.

Mike Molloy, CISA Manager, IT Risk Advisory, Clearview Group, LLC

Mike has experience planning and leading IT audits and assists in diverse operational integrated audits using TeamMate. Mike’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, application and IT general controls, completeness and accuracy of corporate interfaces as well as SOC reviews, IT Governance, and the system development life cycle for healthcare, insurance, financial services, government contractors and not for profit companies.

Mike has experience coordinating with internal and external audit teams to support managements compliance with IT General Controls and IT Dependent manual controls. He provides expertise in control design, issue remediation, and effective oversight of various compliance programs. Additionally, Mike has developed internal tools using SharePoint to manage and report ISO compliance throughout large organizations.

2/12/2018 - 4/19/2018

CIA Part 3 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When: Every Monday & Thursday from February 12th – April 19th

Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price: $1,100*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 3 CIA exam prep session


IT Governance

Course Overview:

Growth and frequency of Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) discussions are inspiring; however, the increase in GRC failures is alarming, including failures in IT Governance and Oversight. Often, it is far to late to correct GRC problems and many organizations never fully recover. As the cybersecurity risks increase, it is more important than ever to connect risk management with governance and oversight before a problem occurs. But how? Participants in this engaging and interactive session will address real life situations to explore oversight and IT governance practices. Participants will explore the role of the CIO and integration of IT Governance across the organization to ensure IT has good governance, appropriate risk appetite, and sound practices to support the organization’s needs.

Who should attend:

  • CAEs and their staff planning audits of oversight and governance
  • Information technology professionals establishing and refining governance practices
  • Risk managers establishing GRC practices and addressing GRC weaknesses

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain key elements of governance and oversight
  • Define IT governance
  • Evaluate IT oversight and governance

Dan Grossberg, CPA, CISA

IT Consultant / Trainer / Facilitator

Starting as a CPA with Peat Marwick’s Private Business Practice, Dan has had a long and diverse career since that role. He then left public accounting to pursue higher education as a career before coming back to join Grant Thornton. Later, he worked in the construction business as a project manager and controller/CFO. Y2K brought Dan back to professional services where he used his business process expertise to grow into an IT advisory specialist leading risk and compliance efforts through the due diligence necessary to minimize disruptions to several business lines. Since 2000, he has been working in public accounting as an IT assurance and advisory specialist rotating through several roles with Ernst & Young and BDO. In addition to client facing work, Dan was noted for his contributions to internal development at both firms. Key projects included recruiting and retaining staff through the implementation of SOX and Portfolio Management for the global IT transformation. As a client services professional, Dan specialized in public company audits and ERP implementation risk management. He regularly worked with Fortune 500 IT leaders analyzing the risk and control solutions that affected their business operations and financial reporting solutions. He has worked across all industries including manufacturing, distribution & retail, financial services, government and non-profit, telecommunications, and government contracting. Dan has taught at the University level and has been a key contributor to course development and facilitation at Ernst & Young.


Topic: Robotics Process Automation for Internal Auditors

Organizations are constantly searching for ways to reduce time-consuming, costly and error-prone manual business processes. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is an emerging trend used to execute standard tasks across various areas, including internal audit focus areas of finance, operations, IT, tax, accounting, procurement, and supply chain management.

The technology of using 'robots' refers to software applications that replicate the actions of a human being interacting with the user interface of a computer system. The ‘robot’ is configured and trained to perform rules-based, structured and repetitive processes and is changing the way enterprises conduct their processes, leading to process efficiency, cost reduction and improved controls.

Executives are beginning to weigh the costs and benefits of implementing process automation strategies and are becoming increasingly aware of these capabilities. But what does this mean for internal audit? Participants will learn about RPA, how to evaluate risks and controls within process automation technologies, and how to streamline processes within the audit function.

Niraj Chatwal

Niraj is a Director with CrossCountry Consulting’s Finance & Operations Practice in Washington D.C. He has over 18 years of experience, as a senior executive, executing large scale, global Operations, Finance, Risk and IT change initiatives. He has extensive experience in Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Data & Analytics, Process Improvement and Program Management, which has included defining and implementing enterprise operating models, governance programs, and transformation projects.

Prior to joining CrossCountry Consulting, Niraj held Senior Management level roles within the Banking-Capital Markets Divisions of Global Banks, building relationships and working with senior leadership on critical and strategic initiatives across regions and functions. Recent roles have included Director at Barclays, Project Manager at Morgan Stanley, Manager at Ernst & Young and Process Improvement Project Manager at Wachovia Corporation.

Matt Bernstein
Associate Director

Matt is an Associate Director with CrossCountry Consulting’s Finance & Operations Practice. Matt has 12 years of management consulting experience and has led engagements in the following areas: operations improvement, internal audit, and technology strategy and selection. He has worked with clients across the mortgage securitization, alternative investments, cloud-based financial software, heath care, human resources, IT acquisitions, education, and data center industries. He is a Lean Six Sigma black belt with over 1,000 hours of experience facilitating groups ranging in size from 5-40 participants. Other experience includes knowledge management, training development and delivery, and data analysis.

Matt specializes in RPA by enabling organizations to plan, evaluate, and implement a successful digital workforce using industry leading RPA platforms. He focuses on automation of finance and accounting processes across multiple industries.

Becky Anderson
Senior Consultant

Becky is a Senior Consultant with CrossCountry Consulting’s Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with over seven years of internal audit and risk consulting experience. At CrossCountry, Becky has supported SOX, technology risk, and compliance projects, as well as CrossCountry’s RPA initiatives in a risk advisory role. Her primary industries served include financial services, pharmaceuticals, identity management services, and not-for-profit. Prior to CrossCountry, Becky began her career in risk advisory and assurance at RyanSharkey, LLP, where she specialized in public company audits and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance before transitioning to an internal audit role at B.F. Saul Company & Affiliates.

4/23/2018 - 4/25/2018
Course Overview: As we progress through our careers, inevitably, you’ll become the boss, supervisor, manager, or any other term of endearment that we use for those from whom we seek direction, motivation, and guidance. This course will help the new auditor-in-charge, senior auditor, supervisor, and manager understand their roles and responsibilities and prepare you for future roles in the organization. You will learn to perform risk assessments, plan the audit from beginning to end, prepare an audit program, oversee the performance of testwork and staff, motivate staff, write the audit report, lead meetings with senior management, manage the audit budget, and more all while doing your own work. With all these added responsibilities, the course will also provide some time management techniques for you and your team. You will also learn about retaining a highly-qualified, engaged team of auditors. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice skills learned throughout the course.

4 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss This Course Reason
#1: You can’t afford to be the “boss” that makes your organization’s #1 asset (the employees) leave Reason
#2: You will not learn how to build & motivate a high performing “TEAM” Reason
#3: You will miss valuable networking opportunities with other professionals. Reason
#4: You will miss the opportunity to explore internal audit trends and best practices

Who should attend:
• In-charge auditors
• Senior auditors with supervision responsibilities
• Internal audit managers
• Auditors seeking to apply project management techniques in an audit Learning

Objectives: At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
• Supervise a high-performing team of auditors
• Apply essential project management knowledge and tools to help run an effective audit
• Design time management strategies for you and your team
• Explain risks and intelligent controls to others
• Plan an audit, including mastering the delicate audit budget to audit scope dilemma

Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Beginning Auditor Bootcamp or 1.5 years audit experience
Advanced Preparation: None Instructional Method: Group-live

5/31/2018 - 6/21/2018

CIA Part 1 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When: Every Monday & Thursday from May 31st – June 21st

Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price: $800*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 1 CIA exam prep session


Fraud - Managing Fraud Risks In Procurement and Contracting

Experience former GAM conference speaker John Hall at your local IIA Chapter.  This course is a must for internal audit professionals with exposure to procurement and contracting, in particular government employees.

All business entities have fraud risks. But exposures in procurement and contracting often top the list of what can go wrong. Among the many fraud risks that must be proactively managed is the possibility that third party suppliers and contractors will take unfair advantage of the relationship, entice employees into questionable practices, and commit wrongful acts or outright fraud.

This program addresses the fraud risks inherent in procurement and contracting, and will present solutions for managers and auditors interested in guarding their organizations against the costs and other negative consequences of misconduct and fraud. Short on theory and long on practical ideas, the program will give participants the tools and techniques they need “on the job”. Case examples will highlight not only what can go wrong, but what participants can do about it in their own organizations.

Learning Objectives

In this "how-to" course for management and audit professionals, you will learn:
  • Real world examples of fraud in procurement and contracting (including government)
  • How to create and maintain an anti-fraud procurement environment
  • Advantages and disadvantages of lump sum, cost-plus, T&M, and unit pricing deals
  • How to screen potential suppliers and contractors
  • Why and how to audit suppliers and contractors
  • How to implement a Vendor Assurance Program
  • Examples of fraud in bidding and awarding contacts, subcontracts and supply orders
  • Fraud risks in construction contracting and and billing
  • Exposures in change orders and pricing
  • Steps for dealing with possible collusion, bid rigging and price flexing
  • Steps for dealing with management resistance to an active procurement audit plan
  • Effective audit steps for procurement and contracting
  • How to make your Code of Conduct part of the deal
  • Monitoring suggestions
Program Level:  Intermediate.
Prerequisites:  Work or audit experience in procurement and/or contracting.
Advance Preparation:  None.  A working knowledge of procurement and contracting management or audit practices is helpful but not required.
Delivery Method:  Group - Live
CPE Credits:  8 credits

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of the award-winning book "Do What You Can! Simple Steps - Extraordinary Results".  He has been a business consultant, results coach and speaker for most of his career.  Mr. Hall has over 42 years of experience as a professional speaker, consultant, corporate executive, and business owner.  In addition to operating his own speaking, training and consulting firm since 1990, he has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting and consulting firms.

7/2/2018 - 7/23/2018

2018 CIA Part 2 Prep Course by CIA Lead Facilitator Raven Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA

When:   Every Monday & Thursday from January 15th – February 5th

              Class meets at 4:30pm – 6:30pm (ET)

Where: Online

Price:    $800*

*includes CIA training materials and online access for Part 2 CIA exam prep system