2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS8-1: TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009, 3:50-5:00 p.m.

Managing GRC Cost and Complexity: How Internal Audit Can Assist the Audit..

John P. Fodera, CPA
Partner, Internal Audit & Risk, Eisner LLP
Christopher D. Coigne, CIA, CPA, CFE, CFF
Senior Manager, Client Services, Aline

Managing GRC Cost and Complexity: How Internal Audit Can Assist the Audit Committee and Reduce Overall Audit Costs


  • Discover how to reduce overall cost and complexity by integrating Sarbanes-Oxley, internal audit, and compliance efforts as well as other considerations.
  • Discuss how to manage audit committee and external auditor expectations.
  • Learn how to leverage use of work of others guidance to reduce overall audit efforts and cost as well as how to leverage The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commissions monitoring guidance for audit efficiencies while increasing effectiveness.
  • Gain an understanding of integrating fraud and IT risk assessments.



Presenter Biography: John P. Fodera, CPA

John Fodera has more than 20 years of audit, accounting, and business management experience, including extensive experience with strategic planning, budgeting, and process reengineering. He has established himself as a thought leader, both within the firm and in the consulting marketplace, by creating and teaching courses on Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 to help guide staff and clients. Fodera is a frequent speaker on internal audit and risk management issues. He has been quoted in financial publications as an industry expert and has been interviewed by many journalists. Prior to joining Eisner, Fodera spent several years as a corporate controller at a public investment management company.

Presenter Biography: Christopher D. Coigne, CIA, CPA, CFE, CFF

Christopher Coigne has 25 years of public accounting, controllership, internal audit management, and consulting experience with a variety of global organizations, including ARAMARK, McDonalds, Sony, ING, and Waste Management. For the past six years, he has worked extensively to help organizations reduce their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts while still ensuring compliance. Other projects have included managing outsourced internal audit activities, performing forensic and fraud investigations, and assisting in the development and enhancement of Web-based GRC/ERM software. Coigne also works with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a discussion leader on the topics of risk management, internal audit and control, fraud, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

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