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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.

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The San Antonio IIA is actively planning our 4th Annual 'I Heart Audit' Conference! As in years past, you can expect a selection of high quality audit training from three dynamic keynote speakers and 12 concurrent session speakers that you don't want to miss.

This year's conference will be held on February 28, 2018 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort.

Keynote Speakers
  • J. Michael Peppers, Chief Audit Executive, University of Texas System (Serving as the Chairman of the Global Board of the IIA)
  • Dr. Kevin Snyder, Motivational Speaker and Author
  • Raven Catlin, Global Speaker and Instructor
Conference Details
  • 3 keynote general sessions
  • 12 breakout sessions across 4 tracks (Fraud, IT Audit, Auditing Techniques, and IA Leadership & Communication)
  • 8 hours of CPE
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference networking reception
  • Conference mobile website for easy access to session information and presentations

3/6/2018 - 3/9/2018

Learn the skills necessary to lead an audit team with confidence. This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an audit from a lead internal auditor’s perspective while examining the internal control environment and audit governance.

This course is designed for internal auditors with 3-6 years’ experience who want to learn the concepts, tools, and techniques to enhance their effectiveness and grow as a lead auditor.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the core elements of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) as they relate to the lead auditor role.
  • Describe the components of the audit model.
  • Identify the components of the COSO Internal Control Framework as they relate to the lead auditor role.
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of audit management, lead auditor, auditee, and auditee management.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of team members involved in QAIP.
  • Identify key concepts necessary to becoming an effective leader.
  • Identify key concepts necessary to leading and mentoring staff.
  • Identify the components of the audit planning and opening conference.
  • Identify best practices for conducting an audit risk assessment, walkthrough, and audit program development.
  • Identify the components required for auditing fieldwork and testing.
  • Identify best practices for audit observations and findings and recommendations.
  • Identify the components of effective audit reporting and the exit conference.
  • Demonstrate the steps necessary to wrap up the audit after the report is issued.
  • Identify the key metrics and performance indicators necessary to measuring internal audit productivity.
  • Recognize the formal quality assurance standards that the internal audit function is required to follow.

Speaker Bio:

Stephen W. Minder is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of YCN Group, LLC. YCN develops and markets highly customized solutions to optimize success in:

  • Establishing strategic continuous audit/monitoring and information analytics capabilities
  • Delivering value in the internal audit process,
  • Defining, assessing and managing organization risks and controls,
  • Preventing and detecting organizational fraud,
  • Conformance with internal audit quality standards,
  • Addressing challenges in IT control and governance
YCN also provides training and consulting services in internal and IT audit management and execution, organizational risk and control areas, organizational culture assessments, Internal Audit QAR reviews and validations, and fraud and forensic support activities.

Prior to YCN, Mr. Minder was the Vice President – General Auditor of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). Mr. Minder served ADM nearly 24 years including 4 years as ADM’s Corporate Compliance Officer. Mr. Minder has more than 38 years of experience in Internal Auditing, Management and Accounting. In his last position other than ADM, he spent 1.5 years as a Senior Manager responsible for computer audit and consulting with Ernst & Young, LLP. He began his career spending 4 years with the Illinois Department of Revenue as an internal auditor specializing in operational audit and consulting primary in the taxation, Illinois State Lottery and Information Technology operations.

Mr. Minder is a frequent trainer and speaker for the Institute of Internal Auditors and other organizations focusing on internal audit and management skills including audit quality, risk assessment, information technology, professional standards, ethics and governance.