Audit and Risk Management Presentations
As CEO of Focus On Risk Enterprises, Liz Meyers works with organizations to implement Risk Based Integrated AuditingTM which focuses utilizing scarce audit resources where they add the most value to the company: achieving their strategic business objectives.
Texas State Auditors Office – Annual Audit Conference , August 18, 2016 Austin, TX “Get Strategic” and “Audit Reports that Command Attention and Get Results”
ACUA Annual Conference September 11-15, 2016 Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, FL “Keep Internal Audit Off Of The Endangered Species List Of The Future”
All too often, Internal Audit teams try to become risk-based but fall back to their comfort zone of a traditional audit program. This workshop is for those who want to eliminate the perception that their audit team is the corporate police or a necessary evil that has to be tolerated by the business, and create a new perception of being a valued business partner: You will walk through the necessary steps to become a risk-based audit department to add value to the business.
This presentation covers:
- Knowing where the Audit Committee’s concerns lie
- Knowing where the Audit Committee’s concerns lie
- Keeping the Audit Committee informed on potential risks
- Setting expectations on how Internal Audit can assist them
- Establishing meaningful communication lines
- Utilizing the audit committee as your greatest ally
Expectations for Internal Audit teams are constantly growing. Governance wants Internal Auditors to be risk-based, align with key stakeholders’ expectations, as well as streamline their audit processes and operations. It can seem like the Internal Audit Team doesn’t have enough hours in the day to meet these expectations on top of their normal audit activities. This course will show Internal Audit Management how to meet these expectations and more.
- In this all day workshop you will learn how to:
- Determining how risk-based you really are
- Establishing a risk-based vision: understanding the business and defining your goals
- Identifying the strategic and emerging risks: putting a continuous process in place
- Staffing your team with the right people
- Gaining and keeping audit committee and senior management support
- Finalizing and continually updating your risk assessment plan
A Chief Audit Executive’s (CAE) effectiveness and value is frequently determined by their inclusion in the key business and strategic decisions for their organizations. Unfortunately many CAE are not invited to participate in these decisions. To be invited to the table, CAEs must first assure they are not only meeting the needs and expectations of their Audit Committees and Executive Management team but exceeding them. In order to achieve this, CAEs fail to realize that these same people, when utilized effectively, are their best tool to achieve this goal. In this presentation we will discuss how CAEs can exceed expectations and get a “seat at the table” for these important decisions.
Two insightful surveys were released in early 2011 focusing on how internal auditors must change to in order to remain relevant in organizations. The Institute of Internal Auditors’ 10 Imperatives for Change: Key Insights from The IIA’s Global Internal Audit Survey, was based on responses from its members. The second global survey was commissioned by Ernst & Young and conducted by Forbes Insights of CEOs, CFOs, Audit Committee Chairs and Audit Committee members about the evolving role of Internal Audit. The results were released in the report “Unlocking The Strategic Value Of Internal Audit, Three Steps To Transformation”.
These surveys indicate that Internal Auditors are correct in their perception of adding value to their organizations. However, we can’t be satisfied with the status quo. Those who control our destiny in the business world, the CEOs, CFOs, Audit Committee Chairs and Audit Committee members, want and need more from us. They want to turn to us for our subject matter expertise, business insights into strategic initiatives and ability to challenge current practices to assure the company is continually improving its performance.
In this workshop, we will focus on a few of recommendations from these surveys that focus on the internal audit team’s development and structure.
In a climate of declining revenue, aging technology, an aging workforce and controlling costs, internal auditors can still add value. In this session you will learn how to utilize your limited audit resources in ways that will bring the most value to your organization.
This presentation focuses on the importance of getting a common language of risk, understanding key roles in large IT projects, identifying common missing elements in business cases that increase risk and how to know whether project controls are working effectively or not so you can take corrective action.
Regardless of the surveys or studies you look at, the odds of your large IT Project being deemed a success are not in your favor. Studies indicate that 30 – 60% of IT projects run into serious problems. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that can help you to improve your odds in achieving a successful project.
Additional Speaking Topics
Changing A Team – Going From Worst To First
Fraud And The Small Business
Getting Out Of The Fire Fighting Business: how to get to the real issues that are keeping you from being successful.
Identifying The Problem: when everyone is going in different directions
Leadership For All Generations
Leadership For Women in a Man’s World
Red Flags of Fraud
Understanding Risks That Keep You From Achieving Your Business Objectives
Past Speaking Engagements
MIS Training Institute Audit Director Symposium
MIS Training Institute GRC Conference
MIS Training Institute Super Strategies
Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum Summer Meeting
Project Management Institute (PMI) Houston Chapters: North Houston; Central Galleria; Southwest; Clear Lake/Galveston
Texas State Auditors’ Office Annual Conference
The Institute of Internal Auditors, Denver Chapter
The Institute of Internal Auditors, Denver Chapter: Women’s Conference
American Business Women’s Association- Energy Express Network
ACFE and ISACA Student Association: University of Houston, Clear Lake
Rocky Mountain Accounting Conference
Association of airport Internal Auditors Conference
IIA Houston Chapter: Annual Conference
ISACA: North America Computer Audit, Control and Security Conference (CACS)
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Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.