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Viva Las Vegas
The IIA's 2004 Enterprise Risk Management and Control Self-assessment Conference will be held Sept. 8–10, at the Las Vegas MGM Grand. Leaders in CSA and ERM will share the latest strategies and techniques, including topics on COSO's ERM framework and best practice implementation.
CCSA Exam and Review at the 2004 Conference
CSA practitioners have an opportunity to sit for the Certification in Control Self-assessment (CCSA) exam at The IIA's Enterprise Risk Management Control Self-assessment Conference. A Sept. 7 review session, held the day before the Sept. 8–10 conference in Las Vegas, will cover topics such as exam administration, CSA tools, risk and control concepts and models, project planning, and practice questions.
The special offering of the CCSA exam will take place Sept. 10, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the final day of the conference. Pre-registration by Sept. 2 is required. Candidates receiving a passing grade on the CCSA exam may apply for professional recognition credit for Part IV of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam.
CSA Participation Needed for Web-based Discussion Group
Internal auditors interested in exchanging ideas and information with colleagues and fellow auditors are encouraged to visit The IIA's General Discussion Web page. Open to all, IIA members can access the discussion site on the IIA Web site, www.theiia.org, by clicking on "Services," "Discussion Groups," and "General Discussion." After you log in, select "Specialty Groups," which is designed for discussion of specialty group areas of interest to internal auditors, including control self-assessment, gaming, and financial services.
Call for Course Developers
The IIA's Seminars Department is looking for professionals interested in assisting in the development and revision of core and specialty courses. Specific areas of expertise include auditing fundamentals, control self-assessment techniques, and quality assessment activities.
IIA Research Foundation Offers Emerging Issues Reports
The IIA Research Foundation has launched a new series of research reports — the Emerging Issues Series — designed to provide internal audit practitioners with information and guidance on new and emerging issues in an easy-to-use format. The Foundation's goal is to respond more quickly to important changes in the internal audit profession.
These reports are provided as a service to IIA members who may reproduce and distribute copies of the reports for use within their organizations. The following reports are currently available:
To learn more about The Research Foundation's Emerging Issues Series, visit The IIA Web site, under the headings "The IIA," "Research Foundation," "Projects."
Institute Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Guidance
To assist internal auditors in responding to questions and issues related to their role in their organization's Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives, The IIA's Professional Issues Committee has issued Internal Auditing's Role in Sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Providing guidance on both short-term issues during the implementation phase of the reporting process, as well as longer-term questions on the role and responsibilities of internal auditing in this process, the paper suggests ways to maintain the ultimate objectivity and independence that is required by The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
To access the complete paper, Internal Auditing's Role in Sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, visit The IIA Web site, www.theiia.org, click on "Guidance," "Corporate Governance," and click on the link under the section "Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002."
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