2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS1-1: MONDAY MARCH 16, 2009, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Internal Audit in 2009: Which Strategies are Succeeding?

Gary Chamblee, CPA
Partner, Internal Audit Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Peggy Hardek , CPA
Partner, Internal Audit Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Explore the 2009 results of PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC's) highly regarded annual survey of the profession.
  • Identify which strategies are working.
  • Discover what it takes to be a "high performing" internal audit function in the post-SOX era.



Presenter Biography: Gary Chamblee, CPA

Gary Chamblee has more than 30 years of audit and internal control experience that includes providing risk management, internal audit, compliance, and investigation services for major companies. He previously served as the chief audit executive for PwC and was responsible for auditing the operations of the U.S. firm. Before that, Chamblee served as the chief operating officer for PwCs Washington Federal Practice, Services Industry leader for the Internal Audit Services practice in the Americas, external audit partner, and practice leader of the Southeast Region Global Risk Management Solutions practice, which delivered IT security, business process, compliance, internal audit, and internal control assurance solutions to clients across three industries.

Presenter Biography: Peggy Hardek , CPA

Peggy Hardek has more than 22 years of experience with PwC and has served companies in a broad range of industries providing internal audit, external audit, and other risk management advisory services. During the last 10 years, her experience has ranged from delivering large-scale, global internal audit outsourcing programs for complex multinationals, to providing smaller, flexible co-sourcing internal audit arrangements for others. She has led enterprisewide risk management assessments; numerous Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 readiness, testing, and rationalization projects; internal audit quality assurance reviews; pre- and post-implementation reviews of major IT system implementations; and a variety of highly specialized functional audits.

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