Welcome to the IIA Lehigh Valley Chapter
Founded on February 1, 1978, the Lehigh Valley Chapter has over 130 members. As part of the global IIA membership of more than 170,000, the National chapter provides tailored training, education and networking opportunities to Internal Audit professionals worldwide.
The Lehigh Valley IIA chapter offers local training, education and networking via our meetings and events. Join us for a breakfast or dinner meeting or better yet join us for good. You will definitely benefit from membership.
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Lauren Castillo, President & Programming Officer
Christine Shandra, President Elect
Anthony Sabino , Secretary & Membership Officer
Audit Manager, County of Northampton
Adria Nemeroff, Treasurer
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Nanton John, Certification Officer
County of Lehigh
IIA Scholarship Program Opportunity!
Elevate Merit-Based Scholarship Program:
The Institute of Internal Auditors and AuditBoard are once again offering qualified internal auditors wishing to become certified the opportunity to apply for a scholarship covering all related training and testing expenses to obtain Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) certification through the Elevate Internal Audit Scholarship Program.
In 2020, the IIA launched the Elevate program to provide scholarships to auditors financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the economic recovery underway, the program has expanded to support continuing education by also providing merit-based assistance.
To learn more & apply, visit: https://na.theiia.org/about-us/Pages/Elevate-Internal-Audit-Scholarship-Program-Merit-based.aspx Elevate Internal Audit Scholarship Program (Needs Based): The IIA and AuditBoard announced their combined support of the internal audit community in this time of need through the “Elevate Internal Audit Scholarship Program.” This is a $500,000 scholarship program that provides select career development packages to laid-off or furloughed internal auditors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to help them secure their next job.
I would like to thank all of our members who joined us for our first event of the 2022-2023 chapter year, our Mystery Fraud Training at DeSales University! It was nice to be able to resume in-person seminars and come together as a chapter for these types of events. I would also like to express my thanks to all of our members who took the chapter survey. This survey is vital as it is used to gather feedback and ideas so that our officers and board members can continue to meet your needs and provide our chapter members with the best experience.
If you are looking for additional CPE opportunities, don’t miss free one-hour virtual credit offerings from the IIA (link is included in this newsletter). Additionally, to ensure we provide offerings for those who are unable to join in-person, as well as allow flexibility, our chapter will be holding a 4 credit virtual seminar featuring Ann Buterra,the founder & President of The Whole Person Project, Inc. Please plan to join us for this event and look for more details to be released soon!
Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for our chapter social at the Iron Pigs, which is scheduled for May 12, 2023. I look forward to seeing our members and friends at the stadium!
If you would like to be more involved with our IIA chapter, please reach out to our chapter officers at email@example.com to discuss volunteer opportunities.
If you have any comments or suggestions on ways we can improve our activities throughout the year, or if you are interested in volunteering with the chapter, please email our officer team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email me at Lauren_Castillo@pmagroup.com with your suggestions.
Lehigh Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors
- Ann Butera Seminar (Virtual, 4 CPE)
- Student Night (on-site)
- Iron Pigs Social (Coca-Cola Park) – May 12, 2023
Multiple online webinars (with CPE) available to members at: https://www.theiia.org/en/learning/online/webinars/#
2022 Technology Trends Virtual Conference:
Registration is now open for the Technology Trends Conference (December 8, 2022 10am – 4:30pm EST). 6.6 CPEs available.
Participants will: Explore emerging technologies and technology related risks that internal audit should be considering; Understand technologies internal audit should be exploring to gain efficiencies: Learn more about automation, include use of AI, Bots and Blockchain: Gain insight into how voice-enabled technology, deep learning, and quantum computing will impact privacy and what internal auditors should do now to be ready.
2023 Fraud Virtual Conference:
Registration is now open for the Fraud Virtual Conference (February 23, 2023 10am – 4:30pm EST). 6.6 CPE available.
During the five conference sessions, attendees will engage, and: Explore methods for Fraud Detection, Prevention, and Monitoring; Analyze data to identify fraud; Explore the use of technology in Fraud Detection; and Discuss a fraud case study
2023 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference:
Registration is now open for the GAM Conference (March 13 – 15th, 2023). Event provides the option to attend virtually or in person (Grapevine, TX).
2023 International Conference:
Registration is now open for the International Conference (July 10 -12, 2023). Event provides the option to attend virtually or in person (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The IIA’s 2023 International Conference will set the stage to share new and forward-looking information and leading practices in pursuing excellence in internal audit.
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To apply for IIA certification programs, register for exams, or review your certification status, please utilize the IIA’s Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).
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CPE Requirements for certified individuals are changing as of September 1, 2023. See changes at: https://www.theiia.org/en/certifications/cpe-policy-changes-for-2023/
CPE reporting opens annually on October 1st. To begin report, utilize the CCMS.