#1 Ingredient for a Successful Internal Audit Function

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 1.5

Listen in as internal auditing experts Norman Marks and Jason Mefford discuss the state of the internal audit profession and the top ingredients that make for a successful internal audit function. Topics discussed include:

  • State of the profession
  • Cutting through the red tape of audit standards
  • What matters today in internal audit
  • Teaching and listening instead of preaching
  • Guidance to do the right work

Field: Auditing
Delivery Method: Self Study
CPE Hours: 1.5
Format: Video

Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA is a retired senior executive. He now works with individuals and organizations around the world, advising them on risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise performance, and the value of information. He remains one of the most thoughtful and influential champions for our profession in the world.
Norman was the chief audit executive of major global corporations for twenty years and is a globally-recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he served as chief risk officer, compliance officer, and ethics officer, and managed what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.) He ran the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) programs and investigation units at several companies.

He is the author of multiple books, including:

• Auditing at the Speed of Risk with an Agile, Continuous Audit Plan (2022)
• Risk Management for Success (2020)
• Auditing that Matters: Case Studies and Auditing that Matters: Case Studies Discussion Guide (2019)
• Is your Internal Audit World-Class? A Maturity Model for Internal Audit (2019)
• Making Business Sense of Technology Risk (2019)
• Risk Management in Plain English: A Guide for Executives: Enabling Success through Intelligent and Informed Risk-Taking (2018)
• World-Class Risk Management (2015)
• World-Class Risk Management for Nonprofits (with Melanie L. Herman) (2017)
• Auditing that Matters (2016)
• The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Management’s Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: Maximize Value Within Your Organization (4th edition, 2017)
• World-Class Internal Audit: Tales from my Journey (2014)
• How Good is your GRC? Twelve Questions to Guide Executives, Boards, and Practitioners (2014)

Norman was profiled in publications of the AICPA and the IIA as an innovative and successful internal auditing leader. He has also been honored as a Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group for his GRC thought leadership, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management. In 2018, he was inducted into the IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Practitioners. He has also been named to all five top Internal Audit Beacon lists.

Your Instructor

Jason Mefford
Jason Mefford

Jason Mefford is a rock star in internal audit, risk management and compliance. He typically works with Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals in audit, risk and compliance with the technical and soft-skills needed to navigate the land mines of organizations. He takes complicated, confusing & hard things, makes them practical, proactive & simple to improve learning and transformation. He's been an executive in charge of internal audit, risk management, ethics, compliance, and information security.

You can learn more about him at: https://www.jasonmefford.com and https://bit.ly/AuditLeader

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