2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS5-3: TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

How to Cover Your Risks in a Downsized Environment

Connie Valencia, CIA, CCSA
Founder and Business Consultant, iPRO Consulting, LLC
Scott Norton, CPA
Managing Director, Internal Audit, Protiviti, Inc
  • Discover that a downsized department does not mean a downsized audit plan.
  • Learn how to use technology to cover and monitor your risks.
  • Hear about communicating and monitoring risks by management.



Presenter Biography: Connie Valencia, CIA, CCSA

Connie Valencia is a dynamic business consultant who specializes in process improvement and internal controls. She founded iPRO Consulting, LLC, a leading provider of process improvement, technology risk management, and financial consulting services. With over a decade of experience, Valencia has mastered a diverse range of complex financial and internal audit services, including outsourced and co-sourced internal audits and quality assessment reviews. She specializes in self-assessment and corporate governance consultation, policy and procedure enhancement, process improvement consulting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to founding her consulting firm, Valencia acquired an array of Big Four public accounting and international internal auditing/consulting experience.  

Presenter Biography: Scott Norton, CPA

Scott Norton manages several outsourced and co-sourced internal audit relationships. He also has experience implementing and sustaining effective enterprise risk management programs and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs. Prior to joining Protiviti, Norton was an external auditor for eight years at a Big Four firm. His experience includes working with clients in the insurance, entertainment and hospitality, health care, and manufacturing and distribution industries. He has served a number of Fortune 500 clients. Norton is IIA- accredited in internal audit quality assessment.  

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