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 Panel Discussion: Planning an Internal Audit Engagement

Chapter Event
2/5/2015 7:30 AM
2/5/2015 9:40 AM
Grand River Ballroom, Bridgewater Place - 333 Bridge Street, NW Grand Rapids | Michigan
Join us as we host a panel of senior internal auditors as they share their experience and best practices learned when planning an internal audit engagement.  Panelists will be from a range of industries and experience in order to help provide attendees with relevant information that will immediately impact their audit engagements.  Tentative topics will include:
  • Budgeting/resourcing engagements
  • Performing a process walkthrough
  • Performing a process risk assessment
  • Building a risk based audit approach
  • Determining the right sampling methodology
Specific topics will be selected based on feedback from the membership.  When registering, please share your questions/topics so we can make sure you are getting the most out of the panel.
This session will provide 2 hours of CPE in the category of ‘Auditing’.
Panelist Bios:
Megan DeVries is a senior auditor with Spectrum Health and will act as moderator.  She has worked within Spectrum's internal audit department for seven years; five of which have been within the senior auditor role.  Prior to joining Spectrum Health, she worked as an audit supervisor with Business Strategy; a recovery audit firm that focused on processes performed within Accounts Payable and Purchasing.  
Marvin Johnson is a senior auditor with Wolverine Worldwide and has been a member of the internal audit department for about a year-and-a-half.  He began his career with PwC in Pittsburgh, PA as an audit and assurance associate.  Just prior to joining Wolverine, he spent seven years in the banking industry in Cleveland, OH (KeyBank and Third Federal Savings) holding senior roles in internal audit and operational risk management.
Ryan Fischer is a lead auditor with Amway, where he has led and performed both financial and operational audits in numerous countries around the world for the past two and a half years.  Prior to joining Amway, Ryan spent five years in public accounting in the New York City area, primarily with Deloitte.
Dee Mwendabai is a Senior IT Auditor with Stryker Corporation and has been a member of the internal audit department for about a year-and-a-half.  She began her career with KPMG in the Advisory Practice as an Advisory Associate.  Prior to joining Stryker, she spent four and half years with KPMG LLC holding various roles in both Financial and IT Audit functions.
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM - Panel Discussion and Q&A 
The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 3rd.  To register, click the register button below or email the chapter Secretary, Daisha Ngo ( with your name, company you are with, and member number (if applicable).
Cost to Attend and Payment Information:
The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Payment is required for attendance.  Please wait for confirmation that your registration has been received before submitting payment via one of the following methods:
  • PayPal - Credit card payments can be submitted prior to the day of the event using the payment buttons below.
  • Cash or Check - Payment can be brought to the event or mailed in advance to the Treasurer.  Please make checks payable to WMIIA.  Checks can be mailed to:
Lake Michigan Credit Union
c/o Matt Visco, Internal Audit
PO Box 2848
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

If you would like to be invoiced prior to an event please email an invoice request to  detailing your name, all participants for whom the invoice should include, and a mailing address.  

                                                                     Member​ - $15                      Non-Member​ - $20