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 Half-Day Government Auditing Seminar

3/12/2014 8:30 AM
3/12/2014 1:05 PM
County of San Diego, 5530 Overland Ave., 1st Floor Room 124, San Diego, CA 92123 |






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Come join the San Diego Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for an informative and affordable Half-Day Government Auditing Seminar on March 12, 2014. We have put together a program featuring leaders and innovators in government and private sector auditing who will address GAGAS standards for independence, implementing continuous audit, and demonstrating audit value using LEAN accounting. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

Seminar agenda 


Time Topic Speakers
8:30AM–9:00 AM Registration — Breakfast N/A​
9:00AM-10:05 AM Driving Value – Innovative Approaches to Internal Audit Mark Steranka, Director & National Performance Audit Practice Leader & Ryan Luetkemeyer, Senior Manager, Moss Adams
10:05AM–10:20AM Coffee, Sodas, Water N/A​
10:20AM–11:25AM Independence in a Political Environment & GAGAS Peter Hughes, Director of Internal Audit, Orange County, & Mark Wille, Orange County Audit Oversight Committee​, Eduardo Luna, City of San Diego City Auditor
11:25AM-11:55AM Lunch and registration for lunch attendees N/A​
11:55AM–1:05PM Successful Implementation of Continuous Controls Monitoring Mady Cheng & Franco Lopez, Senior Auditors, County of San Diego


Wednesday, March 12, 2014
County of San Diego, 5530 Overland Ave., 1st Floor Room 124, San Diego, CA 92123
Half Day: $65 Members, $80 Non-members.
* Parking, breakfast, and lunch is included in half-day cost
Lunch Only: $35 Members, $40 Non-members, $10 Students.
Advanced Prep
Program Level
Field of Study
Auditing (Governmental) or Specialized Knowledge and Applications



For more information please contact Shoshana Aguilar.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received by Friday, February 28, 2014. No refunds will be granted afterwards.
Complaint Resolution Policy: Contact Shoshana Aguilar for refund, complaint or cancellation policies.
The Institute of Internal Auditors, San Diego Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors - Sponsor #109486. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 


Independence in a Political Environment & GAGAS
Learning Objectives: This presentation will be a panel discussion that provides examples of how to manage independence in a political environment and how the GAGAS standards inform decision-making.
Speaker Bios: Peter Hughes, MBA, CPA, CIA, CFE, CITP, CCEP, and CFF,  is an award-winning auditor and CPA currently serving as the Director of Internal Audit for Orange County. Mark Wille, CPA, is a public member of the Orange County Audit Committee.
Driving Value – Innovative Approaches to Internal Audit
Learning Objectives: It can be a challenge to demonstrate the value of internal audit functions in a manner that resonates with elected and appointed officials. Two techniques that can help include 1) ROI-Based Reporting and 2) Lean accounting. Attend this session and learn about practical approaches that have worked for other governmental entities. ROI-Based Reporting will address how to quantify, track, and report the return on investment of expenditures on internal audit activities. Lean accounting will focus on methods for identifying and eliminating non-value-added activity (waste) involved in producing accounting products or services.
Speaker Bios:
Ryan Luetkemeyer – Ryan leads Moss Adams’ government practice in Southern California. He is a Senior Manager in our San Diego office, and he has 13 years of experience working with state and local governments providing audits and assisting clients with technical financial reporting and accounting issues. Ryan also assists local governments in implementing strategies of lean accounting and by implementing best practices.
Mark Steranka – Mark is Moss Adams’ National Performance Audit Practice Leader. He is a Director in our Seattle office, and he offers over 25 years of experience working with state and local governments to provide internal and performance audit audits services. Mark helps state and local governments to develop policies and procedures, streamline processes, strengthen management and operations, and address succession challenges.
Successful Implementation of Continuous Controls Monitoring
Learning Objectives: This presentation will cover the basic components of building a continuous controls monitoring program, along with the business considerations involved in putting the program in place; the key phases and tasks involved during the implementation process; and the lessons learned.
Speaker Bios: With over 15 years of auditing experience, Mady has led IT, financial, compliance, and operational audits. She started her auditing career with Deloitte & Touche and later held positions as General Manager, Accounting Manager, IT Consultant, and Audit Analyst at various corporations before joining the County of San Diego as an internal auditor in 2000, specializing in IT auditing. Recently, she has been the Project Lead for the ACL AuditExchange System Upgrade Project, making continuous controls monitoring a reality for the County.
Franco Lopez is a Senior Auditor with the County of San Diego with experience in continuous controls monitoring system implementations and application. Currently he administers ACL AuditExchange with the County to automate analytics for fraud detection & prevention, and risk management. Franco has an MBA from CSU Dominguez Hills and has held analyst positions with Raytheon and while enlisted in the Marine Corp.