Welcome to the IIA Central Missouri Chapter
The Central Missouri Chapter of the IIA serves the Central Missouri area including the cities of Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Linn, and Boonville. The Chapter has 200 current members, with meetings typically held in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Our core purpose is to serve our membership by:
- Advocating for professionals in internal audit and risk management.
- Providing training on emerging topics that are immediately relevant to our membership.
- Providing opportunities for our membership to network with internal auditing professionals.
- Promoting the profession of internal auditing to students at area colleges and universities.
- Supporting the IIA Research Foundation.
- Working with IIA Headquarters to promote the profession globally.
- Building a positive financial position for the chapter through sound financial management.
Our board members and officers are all volunteers who have full-time careers and yet give graciously of their time and talents to manage the chapter. We also have an incredible team of supporting volunteers who work tirelessly to accomplish the purpose of the chapter. For all involved, volunteering with the Central Missouri Chapter is a rewarding experience.
We invite you to join us for another incredible year as we endeavor to make the Central Missouri Chapter the professional organization of choice for internal auditing and risk management professionals.
The continued success of the Chapter during its 70 years has been a direct result if dedicated members and capable leadership. The chapter's main focus has always been, and continues to be, the interaction and education of its members. The Chapter sponsors monthly meetings and seminars with presentations by internal audit practitioners and educators including presentations by chapter members. The Chapter also sponsors Audit Roundtables that are discussion forum settings, College Relations “Student Nights,” and the annual Director’s Reception. Over the last several years, the Chapter’s marque event has been an All Day Training session Co-Sponsored with the St. Louis Chapter of the ACFE called the Multi-Track. This event offers multiple tracks the participants across a range of professions; from audit, compliance, fraud, to general business.
Please join us at one of our many chapter meetings or seminars throughout the year to connect with fellow professionals and enhance your career.
Jeremy Lynch, CIA
President and Academic Relations Coordinator
Charity Grotzinger, CGAP
President – Elect (Advocacy Chair, Webmaster & Social Media, Nomination Committee, CAP)
Membership Officer Certification Officer
Tina Disney, CGAP
Board Member (Past President, Nomination Committee, MAP)
Stacy Wright, CIA
Nicki Russell, CIA
Board Member Emeritus (Event Management)
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.
Similar to the goals and objectives set by the organizations we work for and that we set for ourselves, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and its Chapters set goals and objectives that guide their efforts to achieve desired results. Chapters communicate the status of their efforts to The IIA through the CAP. The CAP recognizes the activities Chapters perform to promote The IIA's strategies and objectives and Chapters' local objectives. It also sets minimum standards of performance for Chapters, and is a means for the IIA and Chapters to evaluate the achievement of established objectives. The CAP measures the ability of Chapter Leadership to meet its responsibilities in three categories: chapter health, professionalism and, most importantly, service to members. Points are earned for the activities Chapter Leadership and Chapter Members complete in these categories.
- Chapters that attain the minimum requirements in each category and overall, are recognized as Bronze, Silver, or Gold Chapters.
- Chapters that reach the Gold level in 10 of the last 11 years are recognized as Platinum Chapters.
- Chapters that reach the Platinum level for 10 years are recognized as Ruby Chapters, for 15 years as Sapphire Chapters, and for 25 years as Diamond Chapters.
The Central Missouri Chapter is currently recognized as a Ruby Chapter.