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March 2014
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IIA Partners With Jamaica and World Bank to Offer Risk Based Audit Training in Jamaica

IIA Global Chairman of the Board Paul Sobel, CIA, CRMA, traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, in January to lend support for the World Bank’s Risk-Based Audit Training Pilot Program. This program was a collaborative effort between the World Bank, United Nations (UN), and The IIA to help kick off the World Bank’s initiative to strengthen public sector internal auditing in the Caribbean.

Sobel and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, Carman Lapointe, CIA, CCSA, a former Chair of the Board of The IIA, addressed an audience of more than 80 permanent secretaries, course participants, senior officers, and others at the evening’s formal kick-off event on Jan. 21.

“On behalf of IIA Global, I am honored that I could be a part of this important initiative,” said Sobel. “The IIA is proud to partner with the World Bank to help strengthen public sector internal auditing through this pilot program, and we look forward to future collaboration opportunities.”

As part of the program, The IIA’s Learning Solutions team conducted two of the scheduled 10 days of training for 30 internal audit and finance professionals in the public sector. In addition volunteer instructor Teresa Snedigar, CIA, CCSA, Director of Internal Audit for the Indiana Public Retirement System, remained onsite for an additional three days to help participants develop an audit plan focusing on risk criteria.