2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS8-2: TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009, 3:50-5:00 p.m.

Forming an Entity-Wide Opinion on Internal Control

Susan Panzer
Head of Global Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit, Computershare
Bruce McCuaig, CA, CIA, CCSA
Chief Risk Officer and Principal Consultant, Paisley
  • Learn what GRC convergence is.
  • Understand how GRC convergence vastly increases the amount of information available on the status of risk and control.
  • Discover some practical methods for reporting on entity-wide internal control.
  • Explore how auditors should form an opinion on entity-wide internal control.



Presenter Biography: Susan Panzer

Susan Panzer has transformed the enterprise risk and internal audit function at Computershare into a commercially rational, risk-conscious entity. Components of her success model include creating risk awareness across all company entities and employees, recognizing risk mitigation strategies, minimizing organizational boundaries, and introducing technology to facilitate communication, monitoring, and oversight. Prior to her role with Computershare, Panzer spent more than 20 years on the business side of the financial services industry.   

Presenter Biography: Bruce McCuaig, CA, CIA, CCSA

Bruce McCuaig has more than 20 years of experience in the field of risk and control management. Currently, he is responsible for directing an operational risk management (ORM) program at Paisley, as part of a companywide effort to implement a top-down, risk-based approach to its operations. McCuaig also shares Paisleys ORM experiences and innovations with clients seeking to implement risk-based approaches or governance, risk, and compliance initiatives and to drive improvements in their existing risk management processes. He has been instrumental in positioning the company as a knowledge leader in governance, risk, and compliance solutions.

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