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 August Meeting - Adopting the new COSO standards: Are you ready?

Chapter Event
8/20/2014 11:30 AM
8/20/2014 1:00 PM
La Quinta Inn & Suites (4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229) | Texas

EY provides an overview of the new COSO standards and the implementation challenges that businesses are faced with.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this course, attendees should understand the following important topics that will be covered:

  • Overview of new COSO standards
  • Challenges business are faced with
  • Leading practices insights into implementation of the new standards

Speaker Bio:

Thanh Svahn is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services group in the Southwest Area Houston office of Ernst & Young LLP. Thanh currently coordinates many different initiatives within Advisory Services including internal audit, internal controls, SOX 404 requirements, and risk assessments.

Thanh has over twenty years of experience delivering creative solutions to clients in the areas of internal controls, internal audit, technical accounting, SEC reporting, and regulatory compliance. Thanh has also held several Corporate Controller positions. Thanh’s expertise includes accounting, implementing and interpreting financial accounting standards, building efficient close processes, SEC reporting, restatements, and control implementation and remediation. Prior to joining EY, Thanh held senior management positions in public accounting (Big 4), industry, and an international consulting firm.

While in public accounting, Thanh worked in both the financial audit and the information risk management consulting practices. With her combined financial and IT audit experience, Thanh was chosen by executive management of a Fortune 100 company in the Retail Electricity business to establish their newly-created Internal Controls Department and function (pre-Sarbanes-Oxley). After the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Thanh was responsible for ensuring compliance with the Act’s requirements. Her regulatory compliance expertise includes implementing the compliance and reporting requirements of the Act, including documentation, walkthroughs, and testing. Thanh continues serving clients in the Power & Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors.​

​​​​​Meeting Registration:

To register, please complete the registration survey at IIA-August-2014. You will be provided with the option to pre-pay using PayPal upon completion of the survey.

The registration and cancellation deadline is 5pm on the Friday before the meeting. Cancellations can be made by sending an email
to​. Substitutions for a registered individual who cannot attend are welcome. No-show registrations will be billed.​