Key Challenges and Priorities for Internal Audit

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Time: 8 am PDT | 11 am EDT



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Field of Study:
Management Advisory Services: 1 CPE Credit
Program Delivery Method: Online
Program Level: Intermediate
Advance Preparation/Program Prerequisites: None

Today’s internal auditors are expected to do more, such as to provide assurance on a range of new and emerging risks, while also delivering timely insights to guide key strategic decisions. In this session, the speakers will address questions arising from the changing expectations, priorities, and the skillsets required to manage internal audit.

  • Given the quantum of change occurring globally, what would be your top five priorities in this year and the next? Does risk management still continue to be the top challenge for all the organizations? Is cyber risk a key concern for audit committees as well?
  • Are organizations ready to implement the changes introduced in the accounting standards? What are the implications?
  • What are the skill sets required to meet these changing responsibilities and challenges? How can IA maximize its value to the organization and strengthen oversight?
  • How crucial is it now for auditors to leverage technology and tools to accomplish their responsibilities?


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"Key Challenges and Priorities for Internal Audit" - This course is approved by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). The Live online webinar attendees* are eligible for 1 CPE credits upon completion of training.

Speaker1James Mylen

Mr. Mylen is a partner in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice with more than 20 years of experience in client service and various internal audit and finance function roles. He leads the Integrated Assurance practice in Northeast Ohio and is part of the US leadership for KPMG’s internal audit innovation initiative focused on the development of leading practices within the integrated assurance practice. Mr. Mylen has substantial experience leading and coordinating advisory engagements across several industries. He is responsible for leading the delivery of projects focused on internal control compliance programs; enterprise risk assessments and outsourced/co-sourced internal audit functions.

Speaker3Dawn Ward
Solution Manager

Ms. Ward is a GRC professional with over sixteen years of experience in internal audit, SOX, risk management and internal controls. She holds the position of Professional Services Solutions Manager for MetricStream and works to assist organizations in implementing GRC programs utilizing MetricStream software applications. She holds an MBA from the University of South Dakota and a BA in accounting from the University of Washington. Additionally, Dawn has earned four certifications in the areas of internal audit, risk, and fraud.

Speaker4Nisha Sharma
Senior Manager

Ms. Sharma leads the marketing efforts for Audit and Risk Management Solutions offerings within MetricStream. She has over 9 years of experience primarily in consulting and marketing and was associated with the tax consulting practice for one of the big 4 consulting firms and have been engaged with multiple Fortune 500 organizations in this capacity. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University.