CSA Sentinel - The Institute Of Internal Auditors  


Second Quarter 2006 • Vol. 10 • No. 2
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CSA Sentinel

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Welcome to CSA Sentinel, The IIA's quarterly publication for control-self assessment (CSA) professionals. A benefit of membership in The IIA’s CSA Center, this newsletter features articles on the latest thinking in CSA and risk, interviews, a question-and-answer profile section, practical "how-to" advice, research, and news with the latest development updates. If you would like to learn more about becoming a CSA member, click here.

In This Issue

This issue's articles include:

Control Self-assessment: Defeating the "Killer Bees to Group Dynamics"
Learn how to conduct a productive and successful control self-assessment by avoiding and defeating five common issues — the "Killer Bees to Group Dynamics" — that can ruin even the most well planned CSA workshop.

CSA 101: Basics for the Newcomer
The world of CSA can be daunting to new auditors or CSA practitioners. Discover the answers to several questions newcomers often ask.

Q&A with Dave Harmon
ERM and Sarbanes-Oxley seem most applicable to for-profit organizations rather than fitting the culture of nonprofit organizations. Isn’t it unrealistic for nonprofits to adopt these practices? Isn't it all just "window dressing"?

According to Mike
Control Self-assessment: A Retrospective

Center News
Register for the CCSA exam and plan to attend the 2006 Risk and Control Conference in Palm Beach, Fla.

Quick Tips: Evaluating Soft Controls
Need help evaluating soft controls? Answering a few questions can help with your evaluation.

A calendar of upcoming IIA risk and control training events.

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