Dec 11, 2023
Our most recent monthly NEO IIA Audit Voice:
The meeting, jointly hosted by the Northeast Ohio Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors and The Ohio Society of CPA's, will be followed by dinner and networking and include a ticket to see the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics.
This is a first-of-its kind event, capacity is limited, and there are only 12 more days to register, so you'll want to hurry!
IIA/OSCPA Members Cost: $115/In-person
This buys you:
As Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's son Nick has often said, "What's not to like???" Indeed.
The Northeast Ohio IIA Chapter was established in 1961 and exists as a service to our local and visiting IIA members.
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.
Proud to call Northeast Ohio home.
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.
Dear Members & Friends,
Five Monthly Meetings are in the books, with four to go as we gear up for our first in-person Fraud Day in three years! There is a virtual option for this event as well, and you will find the registration link on Page 4 of this newsletter. Our recently-completed fifth event, the annual professional ethics presentation by the Ohio Society of CPAs, was held virtually with 67 people attending. This presentation fulfills the three-credit Professional Standards & Responsibilities (PSR) requirement for CPAs in Ohio and also the annual two-hour IIA requirement. Special thanks to the OSCPA for their long and rewarding association with us on this event. Thank you to all who joined us!
Next up is our annual Fraud Day on February 13, 2023; our first in-person offering of this event in three years! There is a virtual option as well. Those who attend the entire event are eligible for eight CPE credits. This year’s keynote speaker will be Robert Bilott – a prominent environmental attorney and the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed film “Dark Waters”, starring Academy Award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo as Mr. Bilott. Mr. Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years until he took on an environmental suit that upended his entire career—and exposed a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution. He shares the story of his epic 20-year legal battle against DuPont that consumed his life and exposed the worst case of corporate coverup and environmental contamination in modern history. In addition to Mr. Bilott, Fraud Day will also feature Gene Cahill and Michael Sullivan from Grant Thornton; Jeff Dressler, FBI Supervisory Special Agent; Jennifer Roberts, Emerson Brown, and Mary Kornelakis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Michael Smith, Christopher Keim, and Christopher Koehler from Frantz Ward LLP; and Alisanne Allen and Jaime Gutierrez from RGP.
Looking ahead, we are hosting, in conjunction with the Ohio Society of CPA’s, an all-new in-person meeting, networking, and entertainment event…all rolled into one…for March. It will take place Monday afternoon, March 6 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, offer four CPE credits, and will be followed by dinner and our very own CLEVELAND CAVALIERS playing the Boston Celtics. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. The meeting, networking event, and game will all take place under one registration. At this moment, capacity for 85 people is available. Further details on this can also be found on Page 5 of this newsletter. Once the registration goes live in early February, you will want to sign up quickly as tickets won’t last long!
We can finally announce our plans for our April event. Like the March event before it, it will be a combined meeting, networking, and entertainment event, this time with the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on Wednesday, April 12. It will begin at 8:00 a.m., offer four CPE credits, food and beverage service beginning at 12:00 noon in the Terrace Club, followed by the game with a first pitch at 1:10 p.m. Please mark your calendars as there will be a limited capacity for this event as tickets will go quickly!
Finally, as mentioned in our last newsletter, we will once again the New Auditor Training on June 9 at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. We will also announce a date for the upcoming annual Northeast Ohio IIA Member Appreciation Golf Outing in our next Newsletter.
In addition to attending our chapter’s events, we also encourage you to consider attending any of the IIA’s flagship events – including the Financial Services Exchange, IIA International Conference, and GAM – in the year ahead. Please visit the IIA website for dates and updates on conference formats.
To help ensure our chapter’s future success, please consider serving the chapter as a volunteer. Back in Spring 2021, we posted the chapter’s new strategic plan within the "members only" section of the NEO IIA website. Please refer to committee descriptions in that document as well as the “Get Involved” section of this newsletter for more information.
Thank you for your continued support of the Northeast Ohio Chapter. We can’t wait to see you again soon!
Best regards, David Golias and Melissa Banfield, Co-Presidents
Training links/relevant topics.
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Organization resource for IT Audit, IT security, and IT Governance.
Local Cleveland ISACA resource.
Anti-Fraud organization that provides anti-fraud training and education.
CIA review program developed by the IIA.
Develops and provides study materials and study courses for the CPA exam.