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 October 2012 Chapter Newsletter

Certification News: The Professional Experience Recognition (PER) period for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) has been extended to all North American Members until December 31, 2012!  In order to participate in this extended offer, you must be an active North American member and complete a CRMA application online through our candidate management system (CCMS) before December 31, 2012.  You will have until January 31, 2013 to complete your supporting documentation and submit it to the IIA! There is no test for this certification during this period, just an application and qualification statement.  Visit and follow the menu to CRMA certifications link.  Spread the word, and take advantage of this great members only benefit today if you have not done so already!
Our first CAE Roundtable of the program year will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012.  The session will be moderated by John Farrell, senior partner at KPMG and Business Unit Partner in Charge of the NY Metro risk consulting practice.  This session is by invitation only and is a great opportunity for networking with your fellow CAEs.  Topics will include a presentation on “Branding Internal Audit” lead by chapter member, Andrew Cheskis, President of Cheskis Consulting. Questions? contact
PACE University partners with the IIA!  Are you preparing to take the CIA or CGAP exam? If so check out PACE University!!  PACE is offering comprehensive instructor-led prep courses.  Discounts are available for IIA members.  For more information visit or
Chapter Achievement Program (CAP) The Westchester-Fairfield Chapter was awarded Bronze status for the 2011-2012 calendar year!  This year we’re “going for GOLD” and you can help make that happen!!  Just keep us informed of your professional activities that can earn the chapter CAP points such as obtaining new IIA certifications, submitting or publishing articles, speaking engagements on Internal Auditing, writing IIA exam questions.
Two Topics One Morning – This event will be hosted by KPMG and will address risks and strategies to help your organization navigate through the challenges associated with Dodd Frank and Vendor Risk.  Save the Date - Friday November 9th – Registration information will be made available soon.
The International Internal Audit Standards Board just released revisions to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.  The IIA is hosting two webcasts so that you may learn more about the Standards revisions.  The registration link is:  IIA Standards Webcast Registration
Looking for CFE CPE Credits?  Look no further – The Chapter Program Committee is hosting a Forensic Auditing session on Friday October 19th.  8 CPE credits will be offered and these credits quality for fraud CPE!  The session will be lead by Jonny Frank, Partner StoneTurn Group, and leader in the area of prevention, detection, investigation and remediation of fraud, corruption and misconduct.  Don’t miss what is sure to be an exciting and informative session! Registration link: Westchester Fairfield IIA Forensic Auditing
Government Members seeking training that’s focused on the unique aspects of the public sector, the IIA’s courses on Auditing Performance Management Systems might be just what you’re looking for.  IIA courses are developed by Public Sector Auditors and lead by experienced professionals with decades of experience in the government arena.  Find out more about these courses by visiting the IIA’s eSeminar page at: IIA Auditing Performance Management Systems
 We have a new look!  Visit our chapter website and – check it out! Westchester Fairfield IIA Website
Take a look at all the great program offerings being hosted by the chapter this year. Link to Program Calendar: Westchester Fairfield IIA Program Calendar
GET ACTIVE - Interested in becoming more involved in the chapter, volunteering your time, speaking at an event, becoming a future member of the Board of Governors?  Just contact the chapter at  Comments and suggestions are always welc