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 Attributes of Effective Internal Audit Departments

6/18/2013 8:00 AM
6/18/2013 10:30 AM
The Albany Club - 91 King Street East; Toronto, ON M5C 1G3 | Canada - Ontario

Breakfast Education Series

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


“Attributes Of Effective Internal Audit Departments”


Session Overview


Effective Internal Audit departments display a consistent set of attributes which are key in achieving and maintaining sustainable value in an organization.


Does your function exhibit these qualities?


This session will outline those attributes and engage you in a discussion aimed at working towards achieving those characteristics. The following are attributes that you will learn from the session:


·         Positioning of the function: 

o    Does the function’s mission and vision call for more than simply compliance?

o    Is it aligned with the business strategy? 

o    Does it play a key role in the organization’s governance structure (the three lines of defense)?

o    Is the function properly aligned organizationally?

o    Does the function have the right relationships with the right people with all key stakeholders


·         People

o    Do you have the right skills and competencies?

o    Does your resource strategy provide the flexibility to meet your needs?

o    Do you have a culture of challenge, probing, and continuous improvement?


·         Processes

o    Do you have the appropriate and effective processes for risk assessment and planning, including planning, execution, reporting, follow-up, and performance measurement?


Speaker - Tony Malfara, Risk Consulting Practice Leader, KPMG, GTA

Tony has 26 years of experience in various internal audit, financial accounting and reporting positions.  Prior to joining KPMG, he was a member of the internal audit group at Maple Leaf Foods and was then Director of Internal Audit for St. Lawrence Cement.  Since joining KPMG in 1997, Tony has provided a wide range of Risk Management assistance services to clients in various industry sectors including, financial services, Telecom, Manufacturing, Retail and various clients at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of the public sector.

He is a member of KPMG’s Americas and Global Internal Audit Leadership Steering Committees. These are groups established to providing direction on the growth and health of internal audit within KPMG as well as with various stakeholders in the Canadian Internal Audit community.  Tony has held a number of positions at various times with the IIA, Toronto Chapter.  He is currently on the Board of the Toronto Chapter and the Chair of Advocacy for IIA Canada. 


As space is limited, please pre-register by calling or emailing the IIA Toronto Chapter Office. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations.  Substitutions are welcome.   


To register online, please visit the event website: 


Phone:   416-223-5326
Fax:        905-508-2790



The Albany Club - 91 King Street East; Toronto, ON M5C 1G3

Registration, Light Breakfast And Networking: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Presentation and Q&A:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



Members - $59 (inc. HST) / Non-Members - $70 (inc. HST) / Students - $32 (inc. HST) with valid student ID

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect.

CPE: 1.5 credits​