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 January Meeting - The State of the Internal Auditing Profession and Your Role in It

1/15/2014 11:30 AM
1/15/2014 1:00 PM
Hilton San Antonio Airport (611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216) | Texas
Course Overview:

​Our presenter for this session has been in chief audit executive roles in higher education and healthcare for more than 20 years.  For the last eight years, he has also served in volunteer leadership roles at the national and international levels for The Institute of Internal Auditors, including Chairman of the North American Board in 2012-13.  He will draw from those unique experiences and vantage points to share insights on where the internal audit profession is today.  Current IIA research will be shared to compare how internal auditors perceive themselves versus how they are perceived by their stakeholders.  All these factors point to some key imperatives internal auditors should plan to address in the future.​

Learning Objectives: 

• Gain knowledge on developments in the IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework

• Assess internal audit alignment to stakeholder-identified risks

• Identify industry references, resources, and trends

Speaker Bio:

J. Michael Peppers is the Chief Audit Executive for The University of Texas System in Austin, Texas.  Mr. Peppers’ 25 year career began in public accounting and has included serving as chief audit executive at major healthcare and higher education institutions. 

Mr. Peppers is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Accountancy from the University of South Florida.  He was the 2012-13 chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) North American Board.  He previously served on the IIA Internal Audit Standards Board.  He has been President of the national Association of College and University Auditors, the 2,500-member Houston IIA Chapter, and the Florida West Coast IIA Chapter.  He serves on the University of Houston Department of Accountancy Advisory Board and the University of South Florida Alumni Association Board.  Mr. Peppers was the Program Chair for the 2006 IIA International Conference in Houston.

Mr. Peppers has written and co-authored auditing articles and is an active public speaker on internal audit related topics.  He is a Distinguished Faculty Member in the IIA's Volunteer Faculty program and received the 2009 Outstanding Professional Contributions Award from the Association of College and University Auditors.


Caesar Salad with Croutons and Parmesan Cheese with Caesar Dressing

Steak Azul (Grilled Top Sirloin Steak served in a blue cheese merlot)

Roasted Red Baby Potatoes

Grilled Vegetable Medley

Dessert-Chef’s Choice

Assorted Rolls with Butter

Iced Tea, Coffee Service

​​​​​Meeting Registration:

To register, please complete the registration survey at IIA-January-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 
Camille Marbury. Substitutions for a registered individual who cannot attend are welcome. No-show registrations will be billed.