3 Things Internal Audit Must Do Now to Stay Relevant

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 1.0

The pandemic has forced internal audit to change many of its “tried and true” approaches to getting its work done. Internal audit is at a major inflection point in its history, and how you manage yourself through the pandemic will determine your ability to be a trusted advisor, to add value, and remain relevant in the future.


This course will help you assess your relevance now, prioritize what to do to remain relevant, and determine action steps to take right now.

Join Hal Garyn and Jason Mefford who will discuss practical steps you can take now to remain relevant in your organization.

Don't risk having your internal audit function get downgraded, outsourced, or viewed as just another compliance function.


Learning Objectives:

- Understand the linkages between relevance and adding value
- Understand how the pandemic may have affected internal audit’s relevance
- Explore things internal audit must consider doing now to remain relevant
- Obtain insights on what to prioritize, what will matter, and what will make a difference

Field: Auditing
Delivery Method: Group
CPE Hours: 1.0
Format: Video



About the Presenter:

Hal Garyn, CIA, CRMA, CISA, ARM
Managing Director – Audit Executive Advisory Services, LLC

As leader of Audit Executive Advisory Services, Hal Garyn provides expert internal audit and risk management counsel to organizations in support of their governance activities. Hal also serves at Sales Director for Mefford Associates, an industry leading online, on-demand, webinar and certification learning platform for internal auditors, risk and compliance professionals.

Previously, Hal served The Institute of Internal Auditors as part of its executive staff. In his various capacities during his 7-year tenure with The IIA, his areas of influence included strategic planning, risk management, business planning, standards and guidance, Chief Audit Executive member services, Quality services, global and U.S. advocacy, and global thought leadership. Hal directly led key initiatives at The IIA that included the launch of The Audit Executive Center, the IPPF “Relook” project, and the initiation of The IIA’s Washington, D.C. regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts.

Among his many career accomplishments, Hal served as the Chief Audit Executive equivalent for both a large publicly traded bank and, separately, a private mutual insurance company. He also led the risk management and internal audit consulting practice in Omaha for one of the largest accounting and consulting firms.

Hal previously served on The IIA’s Global Board as its Audit Committee chairman and was a member of the Global Ethics Committee, the Global and North American Nominating committees, and the North American Board. He also was an officer and/or director for four different IIA chapters in the United States.

Hal obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He holds the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Associate of Risk Management (ARM) designations.

Hal recently published articles addressing topics on Internal Audit’s Relevance, Co-Sourcing Challenges, and Executive Sessions with the Audit Committee.


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 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.

Jason is a CAE coach, professional speaker, facilitator and podcast host. He serves the internal audit community through his companies Mefford Associates, cRisk Academy, Mefford CIA Review Course, and the Jamming with Jason Podcast.

You can learn more about him at: http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com


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