2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS1-6: MONDAY MARCH 16, 2009, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Using Maturity Models to Enhance the Value of Internal Auditing, Part 1

Paul Sobel, CIA, CPA
Vice President, Internal Audit, Mirant Corp.
  • Hear about the pros and cons of using maturity models.
  • Learn about the key steps for developing such models for internal audit use, and discover the communications necessary to make their use successful.  
  • See examples of a maturity model for specific audit areas.  
  • Discuss options for reporting the results when conducting a maturity model assessment.



Presenter Biography: Paul Sobel, CIA, CPA

Paul Sobel directs Mirants worldwide internal audit activities. Previously, he was vice president, Risk Assessment at Aquila, Inc.; senior manager in Arthur Andersens Business Risk Consulting practice; audit director with Harcourt General; international audit manager for PepsiCo; and experienced manager with Arthur Andersen. Sobel has had articles published in magazines, co-authored a textbook, and published Auditors Risk Management Guide: Integrating Auditing and ERM. He is a frequent conference speaker, and an IIA Distinguished Faculty Member. Sobel is The IIAs senior vice chairman of the Board and was most recently vice chairman of North American Operations.

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