Established in 1991, the Bahamas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the local professional association in The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos for the professional practice of Internal Auditing. We have more than 100+ active members throughout both the private and public sectors working in various areas including internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology auditing, education, and security.
Meet our Emerging Leader 2021!!!
Leonardo Ferguson, VP of CPE & Education was incredibly honored to be selected as one of the 2021 EMERGING LEADERS, by the Institute of Internal Auditors!
He was recognized by the IIA as an "up-and-coming star of the internal audit profession" and is so grateful to be amongst some of the best and brightest of today's young auditors.
Ever thankful to be chosen as an Emerging Leader, he is truly excited for my future in this great profession!
Welcome to the IIA Bahamas Chapter
The local voice, chief advocate, and principal educator on internal auditing in The Bahamas
Established June 23rd, 1991, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Bahamas Chapter is a local professional association in The Bahamas for the professional practice of Internal Auditing. We have more than 90 active members throughout both the private and public sectors working in various areas including internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology auditing, education, and security.
Our strategic priority is to promote the importance of internal auditing as it is a vital part of strengthening organizations and protecting stakeholders.
We also aim to support the economic development of The Bahamas through the promotion of a culture of best practices in ethics, corporate governance, risk management and internal controls. We are a sub-chapter of the global Institute of Internal Auditors, which serves more than 180,000 members in 190 countries.
- Mrs. Otimia Pennerman - 2021-2023
- Ms. Anishka Colle - 2019 - 2021
- Ms. Davine Rolle - 2017-2019
- Mrs. Cleopatra Rolle - 2015-2017
- Mrs. Nekeisha Smith - 2013-2015
- Mr. Edgar O. Moxey, Jr. - 1995-2013
- Mr. Allington Hunter - 1994/1995
- Mr. Chandler Sands - 1993/1994
- Mr. Edgar O. Moxey, Jr. - 1992/1993
- Mr. Dominic Dean - 1991/1992
VP of CPE & Education
Kayenll Dames, Treasurer
Asst. VP of CPE & Education
VP of Finance
Asst. VP of Finance
VP of Membership
VP of Academic Relations
VP of Public Relations
VP of Advocacy
VP of Corporate Affaris
Building Awareness Champions
We are pleased to be a 2023 Building Awareness Champion!
During Internal Audit Awareness Month in May, we shared our passion for internal auditing, promoting the profession through a variety of events and campaigns designed to inform and engage, raise awareness, and help stakeholders understand the value of internal audit in their organizations.
The IIA Bahamas Chapter offers sponsorship opportunities to a multitude of institutions with the aim of advancing our mission of promoting the internal audit profession while increasing the visibility of your brand. It is well known that internal audit professionals are executives of influence within their organizations, which encompass a diverse business landscape, who can become a proponent of your product or service.
For those who want to learn more about how sponsorship opportunities can benefit your organization, download the IIA Bahamas Chapter Sponsorship Profile and Benefits Packet and if you choose to partner with us, select the option that best suit your needs, complete the Sponsorship Agreement and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with us today.
We are grateful for your consideration in our efforts to champion the internal auditing profession. We look forward to working with you!
The Institute of Internal Auditors - Bahamas Chapter earmarks funds to award scholarships to students pursuing a business degree with a focus on Auditing. The scholarships are intended for either tuition, books or other university-related fees.
The Scholarship Criteria is as follows:
- The student is required to be a resident of The Bahamas.
- A currently enrolled student at the University of the Bahamas and maintaining full-time status.
- The student must be pursuing a Business degree from an accredited university.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 Undergraduate is required.
- A Bio or Resume for the student applying for the scholarship must be supplied.
- One reference from a business administration professor must be submitted.
The Selection Process:
Individual students are to submit their applications directly to the IIA Bahamas Chapter for review.
The final selection will be made by the Academic Relations Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Bahamas Chapter, who will inform the College/University and students of the awarded amount.
Scholarships will be awarded during the Spring and Fall Semesters. The deadline for 2024 applications will be announced in due course. Concurrently, the award decision date is TBD.
IIABC VP of Academic Relations, email@example.com
Let us celebrate our members who recently were awarded CIA designation:
- Otimia Pennerman
- Anishka Collie
- Asha Charles
The new chapter year has officially begun and the IIA Bahamas Chapter (“IIABC”) council is well on the way with planning the activities for this year under the theme, “Strategic Collaboration: Seizing Opportunities”. There are numerous challenges that professionals face today within the business community for which cooperation, collaboration, partnerships and networking are necessary to achieve our goals.
In the wake of new audit standards, agile auditing and other concepts, we must strive to be knowledgeable and equipped for the imminent changes. The IIABC will continue to provide learning opportunities that will keep us on the cutting edge. On this note let me take this time to mention, for those that may have missed it, the registration link for our first event (October 12, 2023) has been published via our social media pages and email contacts. We look forward to seeing you and your business partners at this and other upcoming events.
The IIABC is still committed in its efforts to:
- Strengthen the auditing profession Bahamas and Turks & Caicos (i.e. providing learning opportunities and boosting our student chapters);
- Create opportunities for the IIABC community to connect and network with each other; and
- Grow our membership base.
As incoming Council President, the team and I intend on advancing these efforts, by fostering relationships with our CAEs, CIA designates, members and supporters. Most importantly, I do not take for granted the support of our members and partners. We greatly appreciate your participation and look forward to an amazing year ahead with your help. As we plan the reminder of the events for the year, including the celebration of Internal Audit Awareness Month (May 2024), volunteers will be needed in order to make this year a success. To volunteer, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the opportunity to serve. See you at the next event!
Vanessa N. Clarke
“Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together to spread the pollen.” -AMIT RAY.