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 Full Day Government Auditing Seminar

3/14/2013 7:30 AM
3/14/2013 5:00 PM
San Diego County Operations, 5500 Overland Ave, 1st Floor Room 120, San Diego |
Hosted by the County of San Diego
Lois Sayers - Senior Methodologist, Office of the Auditor General; Gregory Matayoshi from Macias Gini & O’Connell; Randall Coxworth - Director, Protiviti; Erin Noel - Fiscal & Policy Analyst; Aimee Cruz, Manager, Deloitte & Jessa Carson, Project Management Deloitte
Presentation highlights in topic areas relevant to government auditors, compliance professionals and managers.
7:30am – 8:00am:             Breakfast
8:00am – 10:00am:          “Sampling Techniques that Work”, Lois Sayers, Senior Methodologist, Office of the Auditor General
Session Description: This session is geared towards public sector auditors and will help auditors become familiar and confident with sampling techniques for a variety of audit procedures.  The overall learning objectives for this session include:

     -Understand basics of probability and non-probability sampling
     -Become aware of all types of samples
     -To know how, when and why to use various sampling techniques on audits
     -To review sampling cases and assess their value to public sector audits

10:00am – 10:15am:        Break
10:15am – 11:45am:        “IT Auditing for Non-IT Auditors”, Gregory Matayoshi from Macias Gini & O’Connell
Bio: Gregory joined Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP in 2002, and has 18 years of professional experience performing engagements for public and private sector entities. His professional skills include compliance reviews and evaluations, statistical manipulation and analysis, information management reviews, evaluations of financial management workflows and processes.  His responsibilities have included managing various MIS, accounting, financial, and operational assignments; preparing workpapers, supporting schedules and performing tests of details.
Session Description: This presentation is geared towards internal audit staff and management, primarily in the government sector. The session will cover various topics including:
      -Steps to take to prepare your department and the IT department for an IT controls audit.
      -What are the most common IT control audit findings and what are their potential impacts
      -What to do after the audit is completed.
11:45am – 12:00pm:        Lunch and arrival from other orgs
LUNCHEON ONLY is a separate registration at:
12:00pm – 1:15pm          San Diego Chapter Luncheon “Contracts and Construction Auditing” Randall Coxworth - Director, Protiviti
Bio: Randall is a Director in Protiviti’s San Diego office, serving as a leader in Protiviti’s national Capital Projects & Construction (CP&C) Practice.  Prior to joining Protiviti, he spent eight years in a large general contracting firm managing construction projects, environmental services and disaster recovery projects in the Southwest region of the U.S.  He specializes in project risk identification, earned value management and contract control assessments as well as process performance reviews to the construction, healthcare / higher education, multi-tenant housing, commercial property, hospitality, consumer products & retail industries.  He has been particularly involved in providing risk consulting and internal audit services within technical areas of organizations including engineering, construction, and environmental risk management.                                     
Session Description: 
     -Auditing Capital Project Control Effectiveness
     -Developing audit steps to ensure the capital project management team is communicating project status quickly and accurately 
      -Reviewing proper change management procedures to ensure proper oversight and approval of project change orders to cost and schedule 

1:30 – 3pm                         “Performance Auditing – Success is all in the design” Erin Noel - Fiscal & Policy Analyst 
Bio: Erin Noel joined the Office of Independent Budget Analyst (IBA) in February 2012 as a Fiscal & Policy Analyst. Erin brings over 13 years’ experience as an auditor and analyst. Joining the City of San Diego in August 2009 as a Performance Auditor with the Office of the City Auditor, she analyzed City programs, including Street Maintenance, Capital Improvement, and Public Utilities.
Session Description: Effective planning is important to ensure a quality performance audit and focus limited resources on key issues and risks and can reduce both project budget and duration. The Design Matrix is one useful approach to planning because it helps the auditor think through and identify key issues and researchable questions in conjunction with developing a methodology for identifying the four elements of a finding (C3E -- Criteria, Condition, Cause, and Effect). In addition, the Performance Audit Tool, or Design Matrix Attachment, assists the team during planning to determine whether internal controls, compliance with regulations, and fraud risk and/or other potential abuses are significant to their audit objectives. In this session, you will learn tools and techniques to design thorough, criteria-driven audits that help develop C3E and ultimately will become well-supported findings and the basis of recommendations in your report.

3:00pm – 3:15pm
:        Break
3:15pm – 5:00pm:        “Audit Project Management” – Aimee Cruz, Manager, Deloitte & Jessa Carson, Project Management Deloitte
Aimee Cruz, Manager Deloitte LLP
Aimee has spent the last nine years working in the areas of audit, strategy and operations, design and innovation and supply chain.  Aimee is currently a Manager with Deloitte LLP and spends most of her time designing creative experiences in a lab setting with the goal of helping teams achieve a breakthrough idea, solution or new understanding.  Aimee was a past President of the IIA San Diego Chapter (Aimee Sando) and is a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).
Jessa Carson, Project Management
Jessa has spent the last five years in external audit, primarily serving a client in the government contractor industry.  She recently joined the Deloitte Audit Project Management group and currently assists multiple audit engagement teams with all aspects of project management, including developing, managing, analyzing, and reporting audit project plans and engagement economics.
Session Description: Interactive session discussing project management methodology, tools and capabilities.  Learn what a well-managed audit looks like, assess how well your audits are being managed today, and identify actions for better efficiency and methods for encouraging behavior change.  We all know “stuff-happens” that may derail an otherwise good plan, hear and share ideas for resiliency in the face of an unplanned event or issue.
Members:            $75
Non-Members:   $85
Students:            $45
     Learning Objectives: Improve knowledge and skills related to auditing governmental agency activities.
     8 CPE hour
    Method:  Group-Live
    Field of Study:  Auditing (Governmental)
    Program Level:  Intermediate     
    Prerequisites:  None
    Advanced Preparation:  None
Please make your reservations by 4:00pm March 12, 2013. 
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Refund/Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by Monday March 12, 2013.   No refunds will be granted afterwards.
Complaint Resolution Policy:  Contact the Hospitality Chairperson, John Teevan for refund, complaint or cancellation policies.  

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