Can Internal Audit Add Value To The Corporate Governance Process?”
Audit can add significant value to the Corporate Governance process!
Corporate Governance continues to be in the
forefront for all companies. As defined by the IIA, governance is the
combination of processes and structures implemented by the board of directors
in order to inform, direct, manage and monitor the activities of the
organization toward achieving its objectives. The Definition of Internal Auditing tells us that internal audit “helps
an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined
approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control,
and governance processes.”
session will include the following hot topics for Corporate Governance:
- The suggested approach to auditing
governance, including the OSFI Corporate Governance Guideline for
- How internal auditors can start
thinking more about how they can be viewed as contributing more value as
seen by executive management and the board of directors; and
- Obstacles to
incorporating governance processes into audit plans and how to overcome
Irwin, CGA, Managing Director, Risk and Compliance
As a Managing Director in the Risk & Compliance Practice,
Karen is a senior Executive Advisor and execution-oriented Consultant focused
on the financial services sector. Karen has demonstrated proven results for global
clients improving key control areas, including risk identification and
assessment, monitoring and supervision, testing and analytics through primarily
advisory, as well as internal audit engagements. Karen is a regulatory
compliance specialist with over 20 years of experience assisting leading
organizations in compliance governance and transformation, issue remediation
and enforcement action resolution. She is able to leverage best practices from
a vast network of compliance executives across the financial services industry.
She has extensive experience working with Global Canadian Banks and Life
Insurers, Securities Dealers, Asset Managers and Trust Companies. Prior to
joining Protiviti, Karen was a partner at Deloitte Canada, where she built a
market leading regulatory consulting practice.
Susie Carnevale, CPA, CA, CRMA, Director, Internal Audit
Susie is a Director in the Internal Audit and
Financial Advisory Practice. She is a risk and controls specialist assisting
leading organizations in addressing governance, risk management, control,
compliance and internal audit issues and in developing enterprise-wide
solutions. Susie has over 20 years of experience in public practice and in
industry. Her industry experience started at the Canadian Imperial Bank of
Commerce as a corporate lender. She also has internal audit experience with
Scotiabank where she led a team responsible for overseeing head office finance,
HR and special projects. She also led a team in Operational Risk at BMO
Financial Group working towards obtaining Advanced Measurement Approach (AMA)
certification for Operational Risk. Susie’s public practice experience includes
over eight years at KPMG in external audit and in Corporate Finance Advisory
Services advising clients on Mergers and Acquisitions. Susie has a broad base
of experience across all industry sectors including public and private
companies, with focus on financial services and real estate.
As space is limited, please pre-register on-line at the website noted
below. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space
limitations. Substitutions are welcome.
To register online, please visit the event website: http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2071&EID=17168
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. – 10:00 a.m.
Members - $59 (inc. HST) / Non-Members - $70 (inc. HST) / Students – Free
If A Valid Student ID Card Is Presented At Event
Please Note: There is a
cancellation policy in effect.
CPE: 1.5 credits