Registration and continental breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
– 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reception – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
ERM Refocuses Internal Audit on the “Right Risks”
Alyssa G. Martin, CPA – Dallas Executive Partner, Risk Advisory Services, Weaver
Description: Start Enterprise Risk Management with the
identification of top critical risks to monitor across the company,
and refocus the annual internal audit plan on the right risks.
This presentation will address how the internal audit plan
is developed to cover strategic risks through various audit
activities. Your entity’s past audit plans may have been based on a
process-level universe and shown to cover the financial and regulatory
compliance activities first. It is important to realign the internal
audit plan and link each audit activity to:
- Risks related to
organizational strategic initiatives
- Risks at the entity and process levels that relate to those strategic
risks based on business unit feedback
- KPI’s and KRI’s to validate business unit performance
- Supporting assurance, compliance, fraud prevention, financial
reporting and operations risks
how internal audit successfully utilizes ERM to identify critical
risks and then develops the annual audit plan to monitor those risks.
- Implement ERM
and audit planning in phases: 1) event identification; key risk
identifiers; 2) risk assessment and response; 3) internal audit plan
development; and 4) perform audits to monitor critical risk
Alyssa Martin has more than 22 years of
experience in public accounting, including 13 years of internal
control process risk management. She serves as the Dallas executive
partner and is part of Weaver’s risk advisory services practice. Her
emphasis is in the areas of operational analysis, risk management,
internal audit, fraud prevention, IT audit, business management
consulting, strategic planning and technology consulting for the
public sector, as well as private and public companies. Alyssa also
has experience as the controller for a holding company, which retained
interest in multiple publicly-traded companies. She is an active local
member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of CPAs, the Institute of
Internal Auditors, the Information Systems Audit and Control
Association, and the American Woman’s Society of CPAs. Alyssa serves
on many community boards and civic committees and has been honored
with numerous awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s
degree in business administration from the University of Texas at
Dallas. She is also is a frequent speaker on advisory matters for
accounting-professional and civic audiences and authors numerous
articles for professional and business publications, including a
monthly column in the Dallas Business Journal, titled “Management
Mobile Technology Risks
Brian J. Thomas, CISA, CISSP – Advisory Services Partner, Weaver
Description: Through the “consumerization” of IT
and the widespread acceptance of “BYOD,” the risks associated with
mobile computing have changed significantly in the past few years.
This presentation will focus on the current and emerging risks
associated with mobile computing and what internal auditors can do
to help protect their organizations. Mobile technology-related
threat vectors that will be discussed in the session include: smart
phone/mobile phone, laptop and tablet, public Wi-Fi, web-based
threats and more. The discussion will also address topics that
internal auditors can include in their risk assessments or audit
plans, as well as currently accepted practices that auditors should
be benchmarking against.
- Understand the
nature of mobile computing and how it is changing your organization’s
- Define key risk areas associated with mobile computing
- Understand how to incorporate those risks into your 2012 audit plans
Brian Thomas leads the IT advisory
services practice at Weaver. His emphasis is on providing Model Audit
Rule, Sarbanes-Oxley, IT audit and other IT consulting services to
Fortune 500 and middle-market financial services institutions. He has
also provided Service Organization Controls (SOC – formerly known as
SAS 70) reporting services to data centers, cloud service providers,
third-party administrators and other service providers. Brian has
authored numerous articles on issues related to cloud computing and
has been quoted in numerous national and state-wide publications on
the same subject. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s of science
degrees in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
He is certified as an information systems auditor and information
systems security professional. His professional memberships and
involvement include the AICPA Cloud Computing and SOC Reporting Task
Forces, the International Information Systems Security Certification
Consortium, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and
the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also serves as a board member
of the Greater Houston AFCOM Chapter.
Cooking the Books and Peeling the Onions
Brown, CPA, JD, CFF – Forensic Accounting Services Partner, Weaver
Description: Through a series of actual case
studies, this presentation will focus on the nature of fraud and how
it manifests / conceals itself. Each case study will illustrate the
challenges involved with investigating fraud and highlight the
necessary investigative and interviewing tools and tactics. The
overall focus of this presentation is to help improve the ability to
identify and deal with fraudulent behavior.
Understand the nature of fraud and how it manifests itself to improve
the ability to identify fraudulent behavior
Learn the basic investigative and interviewing tools and skills needed
to effectively identify and deal with fraud
Understand how to effectively remediate fraudulent behavior
William D. “Bill” Brown is the
partner-in-charge of forensic accounting services at Weaver. He has
more than 35 years of forensic accounting experience, ten of which he
spent with the FBI where he specialized in white collar crime
investigations. In addition to being a CPA, Bill is also an attorney
licensed in the state of Texas and a Certified Compliance and Ethics
Professional. He has testified numerous times in both federal and
state courts regarding fraud-related cases. He has lectured nationally
on the topics related to healthcare and insurance fraud, forensic
accounting and fraud investigations. His lectures have been presented
to the FBI at its National Training Academy, state insurance
regulators, medical schools and professional organizations, including
the AICPA and IIA. Bill has spent the last five years as the
Court-appointed receiver for Amerifirst Funding.
- Number of CPE hours: 8
- Prerequisites Required: None
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Delivery Method: Group-Live
- You must sign in at the conference to receive CPE credit.
- An online CPE certificate will be available to print after you have completed the online evaluation survey.
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