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Published By The Institute of Internal Auditors   
June 2013

Finish Strong

You were challenged to Finish Strong as your 2012-2013 chapter year came to a close, and you responded perfectly. The 2013 Leadership Academy was a tremendous success thanks to the incredible work of your District Representatives and District Advisors, who make up the Chapter Relations Committee (CRC). 

These District Representatives and District Advisors gathered in the two days preceding Leadership Academy and worked through a multitude of strategic initiatives to help improve IIA chapters throughout North America. 

Chapter Relations Committee members
2013-2014 Chapter Relations Committee Members

Leadership Academy: Speed to Succeed
At the 2013 Leadership Academy, incoming CRC Chairman, Keri Rogers, CIA, CRMA, helped kick off the festivities through the introduction of IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, who discussed Internal Audit 2013: Emerging Trends and the Outlook Ahead. Participants then dove into the basics of running chapter operations while others had in-depth conversations on chapter concerns.

Day 2 started with Chairman Paul Sobel, CIA, CRMA, introducing his Chairman’s theme for the coming year: Imagine the Possibilities.

Connie Podesta, professional speaker and life coach, helped participants discover their inner squiggle, circle, triangle or square and shared how to handle pesky shapes outside of your own. She amused attendees with humor and thought-provoking ideas to help in both personal and professional lives.

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Later in the day, IIA Executive Vice President, Chief Officer for North American Operations and General Counsel, Kevin Mayeux, CRMA, made a strong case for leaders to “drive” their chapter’s success instead of simply commuting.

The last day of the event, Bob Kodzis, chief creative catalyst and master facilitator, invited all participants to “Do the Impossible” and taught all attendees that they truly need to think beyond their abilities and expertise, create  their own wind, and stay positive.

Here you will find links to downloadable session materials, handouts, and presentation slides from the 2013 Leadership Academy: https://na.theiia.org/ch-leaders/training-news/Pages/Leadership-Academy.aspx

Your Pit Crew
Take advantage of the incredible network that makes up the CRC – they stand ready to help chapter leaders in their roles as they guide their chapters to success. In addition, the professional staff at IIA global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., is always at your service.

Start Stronger
Your District Representatives are putting the final touches on a district workshop near you. These workshops will build on the success of Leadership Academy and help start your chapter year strong as you will be poised and armed with the latest internal audit information to help you and your chapter Speed to Succeed.  

Welcome to the 2013-2014 chapter year!

 



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The IIA Releases a COSO Resource Center and CAP Point OpportunitiesThe IIA COSO Resource Center

With COSO issuing an updated Internal Control–Integrated Framework (Framework), members are seeking the resources and tools to support implementation. The IIA COSO Resource Center has been developed to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of resources, tools, and training to support your member’s implementation efforts. Here’s a sample of what is available in the Resource Center:

  • Framework and Tools
  • FAQs and Overview
  • 2-Day Seminar Course
  • Companion Book

We encourage you to promote The IIA COSO Resource Center to your members and leverage the tools to educate your members on the Framework update. For your participation, we are offering CAP points. 

  • Earn 2 CAP points per month for sending a monthly e-mail promoting the COSO Resource Center or COSO Seminar Course (maximum 4 points).
  • Earn 1 CAP point per month for posting the tile ad on your Chapter website (maximum 6 points).
  • Earn 2 CAP points for posting a COSO Resource Center, course, and other product/service/news item on your website or in your newsletter (maximum 8 points).
  • Earn 2 CAP points if your chapter hosts a luncheon topic focused on the 2013 Framework.

You can access messaging, artwork and graphics, and tools for communications and promotions on the COSO Resource Center Toolkit Page.  

NEW Course Coming to a City Near You

Starting on May 22 and in 11 locations throughout 2013, the two-day course titled COSO 2013: Implementing the Framework is designed to support an organization’s implementation efforts and examines how a principles-based approach can be used to design, implement, and evaluate a system of internal controls.

Created by respected IIA subject matter experts, including COSO Chairman David Landsittel, COSO 2013: Implementing the Framework will enable you to not only interpret the COSO 2013 Framework but implement it as well. This new course will be offered at all remaining 2013 IIA Seminar locations. Register today and be prepared for the future of internal audit.

Visit The IIA COSO Resource Center.

 



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Attend The IIA's 2013 International Conference

One World One Profession One Destination

What better way to reward yourself at the end of a long and productive chapter year than to refresh and rejuvenate as a delegate of The IIA’s July 14-17 2013 International Conference, in Orlando, Fla.?  

The IIA’s global headquarters staff is already preparing to treat YOU like a VIP from the moment you arrive in Orlando for the largest and most globally attended professional development event of the year. 

Only in Orlando can you tap into the experiences of practitioners from organizations such as The Wendy’s Company, Dow Chemical, Capital One Financial, General Motors, and Symantec, on top-of-mind issues such as:

  • Governance, Compliance, Ethics, and Risk
  • Fraud and Corruption and Multi-million Dollar Lessons Learned
  • Emerging Trends and Relevant Resources in Technology
  • Effective Leadership and Audit Management Across the Board
  • Issues on the Forefront Such as Cloud Auditing, Social Media Blunders, and Social Engineering.

Arrive early for Sunday’s free workshops on financial services and public sector issues. Just added is a three-hour COSO Workshop on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Details on the COSO Workshop will be e-mailed to all conference registrants in early June. 

Visit www.iia2013ic.org to register, and SAVE US $200 when you use Source Code MAYSAVE.



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The IIA Releases New Practice Advisory on Audit Sampling

The IIA recently released Practice Advisory 2320–3: Audit Sampling, which provides guidance to internal auditors on the design and selection of an audit sample and the evaluation of sample results. Auditors should consider selection techniques that result in a statistically based representative sample for performing compliance or substantive testing. The Practice Advisory supports IIA Standard 2240: Engagement Work Program and IIA Standard 2320: Analysis and Evaluation.  

 

To download the new Practice Advisory, visit The IIA’s Standards and Guidance Web page.

 

 



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Quality in ProgressQuality In Progress

The IIA Quality Services is a chapter resource to help members in establishing a strong and effective Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP), as required by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).

The IIA’s NEW Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity provides guidance and standardized modules for completing internal and external assessments as part of a complete QAIP. Let Quality Services support your chapter with speakers on QAIP, recognition of chapter members’ commitment to quality and chapter member volunteer participation through external assessments. To learn more, contact Quality@theiia.org.



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Upcoming IIA Regional Conferences

Take advantage of IIA training and networking in your own backyard.

 

The IIA and IIA–Central Ohio Chapter will host more than 300 audit practitioners representing the diverse profession of internal auditing of professional development and networking from Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.

Join us “Where Audit Ideas and Innovation Take Flight” for:

  • 32 concurrent sessions in five tracks focused on Audit Skills and Professional Development; Risk, Control, Fraud, and Governance; IT and Information Management; Specialty Industries; and CIA Review.
  • Post-conference workshop: Analytical Statistical Procedures led by Dr. Dan Kneer.
  • Excellent networking opportunities during breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and a reception.

Visit www.theiia.org/goto/CRC2013 for program details and register by Aug. 16 to save US $100. 

 

The IIA and IIA–Twin Cities Chapter will host more than 300 audit practitioners representing the diverse profession of internal auditing for more than two days of professional development and networking from Nov. 3 – 6. 

“Know No Boundaries” and join us for:

  • 32 concurrent sessions in four tracks focused on Leadership and Governance; Fraud and Regulation; Best Practices and Industry Hot Topics; and Technology; plus CIA Review courses that will cover the new three-part format released in 2013.
  • Three pre-conference workshops including: Fraud Risk Assessment, QAR Planning and Best Practices, and Hot Topics in Financial Services.
  • Excellent networking opportunities during breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and a reception. 

Visit www.theiia.org/goto/MRC2013 for program details and register by Sept. 20 to save US $100.

 



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89 Chapters Earn Chapter of Excellence Recognition

At the 2013 IIA Leadership Academy in Orlando, Fla., The IIA and its chapters celebrated a record-breaking year for the Chapter of Excellence program. This year, 89 chapters were recognized as 2013 Chapters of Excellence for advancing the profession by supporting the CIA credential through The IIA’s CIA Learning System® program. 

More than 250 chapter leaders attended a special reception during the conference to honor our chapters’ commitment to their members’ CIA exam preparation and success. View the complete list to see if your chapter is one of the esteemed 89. 

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Chapter of Excellence or are looking for marketing resources to promote your CIA Learning System program, please visit www.learncia.com/chapterofexcellence. For more information on CIA review program options for your chapter and your members, please contact Kelly Quinn, IIA Regional Partnership Manager, at kelly.quinn@theiia.org or +1-651-905-2671.

3-Part CIA Exam Materials Now Available! Order Today!

 



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2013 IIA Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of The IIA will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida immediately following the 2013 International Conference.

At this meeting, new officers and board members for 2013–2014 will be elected. The new leaders will take office immediately upon election. All members are invited to attend and may vote in person or by proxy. Officers are elected for one-year terms; Institute Directors, North American Directors, and Directors-at-large serve one- or two-year terms. 



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CRMA UpdateCRMA 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have now achieved their Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). And because of last year’s Professional Experience Recognition (PER) period extension, more remain in the pipeline to be processed. 

But if you missed out on the PER, you can register now to take the CRMA exam which will be available starting on July 1, 2013.

Special offer!

CRMA Introductory Pricing Offer

Register by June 30, 2013 and receive the IIA member introductory rate of US $150.00 (US $250 non-member rate) with no application fee when you sit for the exam prior to Aug. 31, 2013.


Follow this link for all the details and to register today: https://na.theiia.org/certification/crma-certification/Pages/Certification-in-Risk-Management-Assurance-CRMA-Introductory-Pricing-Offer.aspx



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Update on the Certification Document Upload Portal

Access Certification Document Upload PortalWe are pleased that the new Document Upload Portal has met with wide acceptance from participants in certification programs who must submit documents. The new method is both efficient and convenient.

This upgrade affects candidates who must submit items such as experience, character reference, or educational documentation to accompany their certification application.

The portal was developed to enhance a certification candidate’s experience by:

  • Reducing response and document processing times.
  • Streamlining the document submission process.
  • Creating a secure transmission method.

Click here to learn more about the new Document Upload Portal.

In addition, please share with members that as of April 30, the certifications@theiia.org email address was deactivated.

To reach The IIA’s Global Certifications Department, candidates must log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) and log a new incident.



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The CIA Exam Transition is on the HorizonCelebrating 40 yrs of CIA

Registration for the new 3-part CIA exam opened May 1, 2013, and candidates may begin sitting for the exam July 1, 2013.

To help those who might be in the midst of the 4-part exam, The IIA created the Transition Planning Tool to provide answers for candidates who may want to convert to the 3-part exam.

Complete your CIA and become certified during the designation’s 40th anniversary year, the celebration for which will be kicking off during the International Conference in July. If you are planning to attend the conference, stop by our Exhibit Hall booth and get your 40th anniversary gift. For those who achieve CIA certification during the anniversary year (July 2013 through July 2014), you will receive a special 40th Anniversary certificate!

For information about the new exam, to see the syllabus, and learn other details about the new 3-part exam, please click here.



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Chapter Book of the Month

COSO Internal ControlCOSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework: Turning Principles Into Positive Action

All chapter members get 20% off COSO Internal Control-Integrated Framework: Turning Principles Into Positive Action through the end of June. Share this benefit with your chapter members.

Regardless of where you are in the process, make understanding, communicating, and implementing the update to COSO Internal Control–Integrated Framework less daunting by getting the guide, COSO Internal Control–Integrated Framework: Turning Principles Into Positive Action. Written by COSO’s Chair Emeritus Larry Rittenberg, this easy-to-read guide provides a high level overview of the changes to the framework and their implications.

The guide is an indispensable companion for the 2013 revision of COSO Internal Control–Integrated Framework.

This publication was generously sponsored by   Milwaukee Chapter

Visit The IIA’s COSO 2013 Resource Center for the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of resources, tools, and training to support your implementation efforts of the 2013 Framework.

Resources like these are only made possible through member contributions. Make an indelible mark when you donate to The IIA Research Foundation. Your leadership can inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Take the step today!



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