2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS7-4: TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009, 2:25-3:35 p.m.

Key Strategies for Effectively Managing Small Audit Shops

Joan Cromwell, CPA
Vice President and Audit Manager, Union Bank & Trust Co.
  • Discover the benefits of developing your own peer group.
  • Learn how risk assessments can be simple, yet effective, for small audit shops and how to develop a risk-based audit program.
  • Discuss how to hold effective entrance meetings with the auditee and effective ways to keep the auditee informed during field work to avoid surprises.
  • Review strategies for finding competent, experienced internal auditors.  



Presenter Biography: Joan Cromwell, CPA

Joan Cromwell is responsible for the administration of the Union Bank & Trust Co. internal audit function, which includes planning, supervising, performing, and reporting. She has 28 years of experience as a bank internal auditor, including 24 years as chief audit executive. She also has two years of experience with KPMG. Cromwell has been a speaker for the Schools of Banking for many years and has presented on topics such as operational compliance and internal controls and practices.

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