Reference Web Sites


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Explore a variety of topics and expand your anti-fraud knowledge with our insightful tools, ACFE-approved products, cutting-edge software, informative publications and more.

A collection of audit programs from around the world.

COSO was originally formed in 1985 to sponsor the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting, an independent private sector initiative which studied the causal factors that can lead to fraudulent financial reporting and developed recommendations for public companies and their independent auditors, for the SEC and other regulators, and for educational institutions.

Over 35 federal government BBSs including GAO's Office of Policy and the Office of Management and Budget.

Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
The recognized global leader in IT governance, control and assurance.

Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) Puget Sound Chapter 
The Seattle Chapter of ISACA.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
IMA provides a dynamic forum for management accounting and financial professionals to develop and advance their careers through certification, research, practice development education, networking and the advocacy of the highest ethical and professional practices.

IT Audit
The IIA's official IT Audit Web site.  IT Audit is designed to enhance auditors' knowledge of information technology (IT).

The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA - Orlando)
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 111,000 members with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs , Florida. Throughout the world, The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance.

The SANS Institute
The most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - Internet Storm Center.


Northwest IIA Chapters


Mid-Columbia (Washington)
Mid-Columbia IIA Chapter

Nisqually (Washington)
Nisqually IIA Chapter

Spokane (Washington)
Spokane IIA Chapter

Portland (Oregon)
Portland IIA Chapter

Salem (Oregon)
Salem, Oregon IIA Chapter

Event Refund Policy

Chapter Luncheon and Technical Session Refund Policy We appreciate that sometimes because of work commitments a paid attendee may be unable to attend an event. Refunds or credits will be made:
  • If attendee, at least 24 hours before a registered event, notifies the Chapter Treasurer, William Smith, at that they would like a refund or credit.
  • If the Chapter cancels an event.If a paid attendee cannot attend an event, they can assign admission to another individual upon notification to the Chapter Treasurer, William Smith, at any time before the event occurs.
It is customary to provide a head count, in advance of the event, to the vendor binding the Chapter for payment, even for no shows. As a result, it is the Chapter's practice to NOT refund or credit amounts for events when someone does not attend an event and has not advised the Chapter Treasurer in advance using the process as stated above