September 2016 Meeting

Join us for the first meeting of the 2016-2017 chapter year!

Date: September 2, 2016

Location: University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management

Address: 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Registration cost before August 26: $35 – Members and $45 – Non Members (Note: Refunds will not be issued after 5 pm on the Friday prior to the meeting)

Registration cost after August 26 / Walk-ins: $45 – Members and $55 – Non Members

Meeting Title: “Agile Auditing”

Objective:

In this discussion, attendees will be able to:

  • Create meaningful, realistic, and achievable audit project plans (aka Audit Programs)
  • Overcome typical obstacles encountered during the audit life cycle
  • Complete audit project ahead of budgeted time and reduce audit cost

Speaker: Raven Caitlin, Raven Global Training, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA Raven Catlin

Session Description: Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick. Auditing today is coined with buzz words like “continuous” “dynamic” and “ongoing” as it related to everything from risk assessments, controls monitoring and reporting. But what does that really mean and how do you really do it? This provocative session challenges the current approach to audit projects. Through Agile AuditingTM we can improve audit delivery time, give better customer service, identify corporate problems and solve issues faster, and reduce rework and waste.

CPEs Offered: 4 Hours Continuing Professional Education

About the Speaker: 

Raven Catlin is a globally recognized speaker and instructor in risk management and internal audit. She possess over 18 years of diverse internal audit experience and 14 years of instructing and facilitating a variety of courses.  With this diverse experience, Raven help professionals add dimensions to help them grow for a successful future.

She performed reviews and audits of not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations, mutual funds, general banking operations, trust operations, real-estate lending, construction activities, benefits, compensation, payroll, procurement activities, accounting operations, marketing activities, governance activities, information technology, treasury & cash management, derivatives, secondary marketing, and debt issuance.

Her industry expertise and audit experience includes mortgage operations, mortgage backed securities, and capital markets. She served as an integral member of the financial restatement team for Freddie Mac.  Additionally, she created project plans and coordinated the efforts of over 150 individuals responsible for correcting security pricing as part of the Fannie Mae financial restatement. Most recently, Raven performed a business process analysis and redesign (using Six Sigma and Lean) at the World Bank / IFC and a Fraud Risk Assessment for a Regional Bank and Trust Company.

She developed and redesigned the auditing infrastructure for internal audit functions, including developing internal audit policies and procedures, implementing audit software, designing reporting and time management templates, designing audit committee packages, and implementing databases to report and track progress of audit concerns. Raven embraces the definition of internal auditing as a value-added service and operations owners have welcomed the “fresh approach” to internal auditing.

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