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The IIA Washington, D.C. Chapter has a long standing tradition of providing our members and visitors with premier educational and developmental resources. For us to continue our efforts and hopes of continually growing the Chapter to further its service to its members and visitors, we need you and your organization’s support by sponsoring one of our upcoming events. Each sponsorship tier has a defined benefit package that is guaranteed to meet your organization’s sponsorship requirements. Now it is more than ever simple to sponsor an event. Please view the following Sponsorship Letter and Sponsorship Form for more details.
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 Past Events

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 CIA Exam


As The IIA’s premier designation for more than 40 years, the CIA sets the standard for excellence within the profession. The CIA journey begins with a focus on The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and aspects of mandatory guidance under the IPPF. The journey continues with a focus on managing an internal audit project and culminates with concepts related to internal control, risk, governance, and technology. The CIA is a 3-part process for establishing your foundational core and starting point for career growth to:

  • Distinguish you from your peers.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency with internal staff and external clients.
  • Develop your knowledge of best practices in the industry.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency and professionalism.
  • Lay a foundation for continued improvement and advancement.

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 Upcoming Events

In the wake of recent ethical failures, there is renewed focus by regulators, prosecutors, Board members and shareholders on the topic of culture, conduct and corporate compliance. While many companies have relied on their control environment as a bellwether of workplace well-being, many Internal Auditors are undertaking in-depth reviews of ethics programs to better understand the strength of, and perceptions about, foundational business principles and practices. Join us for an interactive and tactical discussion about auditing an organization’s ethics-related objectives, programs and activities in alignment with the IIA Standard 2110.A1 and other industry guidance. We’ll also take this opportunity to refresh Internal Auditors’ awareness about the IIA Code of Ethics, as well as related Principles and Rules of Conduct and ethical decision-making.

The Institute of Internal Auditors defines risk based internal auditing (RBIA) as a methodology that links internal auditing to an organization's overall risk management framework. RBIA allows internal audit to provide assurance to the board that risk management processes are managing risks effectively, in relation to the risk appetite. RBIA is at the cutting edge of internal audit practice. It is an area that is evolving rapidly and where there is still little consensus about the best way to implement it. Executing on true risk based internal auditing requires more than an annual risk assessment for the internal audit plan. It requires a pre-established methodology that includes defining the organization's risk appetite and risk tolerance utilizing measurements that include aspects of financial, compliance and operational metrics. In addition, internal audit must be ready to put aside their typical checklists and standard work programs. True risk based internal auditing goes far beyond setting the annual audit plan. It incorporates cascading the process through to each individual audit as well as the audit reporting process. This course will be presented in three phases. We will cover: Understanding Risk Based Auditing; Establishing the Methodology and Applying the Methodology. Learning Objectives Understanding the Risk Based Methodology • Identify various challenges internal audit may face when attempting to execute upon RBIA. • Explore alternatives to identifying risk appetite and risk tolerance. • Evaluate the development and usage of a variety of risk management characteristics when identifying risk tolerance. • Explore sample scoring techniques to apply to RBIA. • Learn how to conclude your assessment for RBIA. Learning Objectives Establishing the Methodology • Explore methods to establishing a RBIA methodology ◦ o Define the steps • Identify risk tolerance, risk appetite and risks measurement components. • Explore how RBIA is applied within each methodology phase • Identify methods to coordinate development of RBIA with management • Explore the concept of whether every organization can execute RBIA. Learning Objectives Applying the Methodology • Identify an organization's maturity to prepare for risk based auditing. • Explore Implementation requirements for risk based auditing. • Identify Risk Management (RM) Characteristics to be utilized in risk based auditing. • Explore requirements for proper definition of risk impact and risk likelihood. • Explore how to conclude the assessment.

More Events

April CPE Event: Emerging Audit Trends

When: Thursday, April 12th 2018; 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: TBD
CPEs: 3
Program Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Cost: Members - $70; Non-Members - $80

This course​ will highlight emerging audit trends in the industry. Lunch will be provided.

Registration and more information coming soon!

May CPE Event: Managing Fraud Risks Using Root Cause Analysis and Other Tools

When: Monday, May 7th 2018; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: TBD
CPEs: 8
Program Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Cost: Members - $200; Non-Members - $215

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration and more information coming soon!