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Cost: Non-members $50.00|Members $45.00|Government $40.00
Who should Attend: Private and public sector professionals in the fields of internal audit and risk management.
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2012
Schedule: 11:30 - 12:30 - Sign in, lunch, networking | 12:30 -2:30- lecture|2:30 -3:00 closing remarks, networking
Seated Lunch: choice of entree on the day of the event.
Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance functions play important roles that enable organizations to achieve strategic objectives, demonstrate good stewardship, and manage resources effectively and efficiently. A panel of subject matter experts will explore how these functions execute their respective missions, interact, and suggest opportunities to strengthen their collaboration. We will also explore the distinctions that make these functions unique and scenarios when collaboration might actually be counterproductive.
Jason Ackerman has seventeen years of leadership experience providing goverance, risk, and compliance solutions. His internal audit experience includes work with organizations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Jason previously worked at major international consulting firms providing investigation, transaction advisory, technology commercialization, and strategy optimization services. His client’s included non-profits, Federal government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in industries including, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Railroad, Manufacturing, Mining, Cable Television, Hospitality, Financial Services, and Pharmaceuticals.
Audra Mitchell is the Manager of Operational Risk Management at Clark Realty Capital, L.L.C. headquartered in Arlington, Va. During the past 2 years, she has played an integral role in the assessment, development and improvement of business processes ensuring adequate controls are maintained and key risks identified are managed in an effective manner. Audra leads Clark Realty Capital’s Risk Management division and performs a cross-functional role with a separate focus on Internal Audit. Ms. Mitchell’s prior professional experience includes 8 years of external audit experience with Deloitte LLP in both The Bahamas and south Florida focusing on controls strategy, process overviews, financial statement audits and integrated audits, working with clients across multiple industries including Financial Services and Consumer Business.
Ms. Mitchell is a CPA and is a candidate for CIA certification.
Jim Embersit is Executive Director in the Financial Services Risk Management practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Jim advises E&Y global financial services clients on risk management issues and supervisory policy trends with a focus on developing business-practical solutions to specific regulatory directives or concerns. Jim has over 30 years of experience in financial institution risk management. He joined E&Y in 2011 after a 20 year career at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, where he was Deputy Associate Director for Credit, Market, Liquidity and Operational Risk Policy in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. Jim has an MBA in finance from George Washington University, a MA in economics from Boston College, and a BA in economics from American University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the Department of Finance at the University of Maryland.
P. J. Warwick, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CIPP is a partner with RyanSharkey, LLP. P. J. Warwick has worked in the internal audit profession for more than 15 years. As a partner in RyanSharkey’s Risk and Compliance Advisory Services practice, he leads engagements that include internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley consulting, enterprise-wide risk assessments, fraud prevention and investigation, technology risk services, and business process and controls consulting.
Bill Leibach is a Director of Internal Control at the U.S House of Representatives. Mr. Leibach serves as the lead liaison for the independent external auditors performing the U.S. House of Representatives financial statement audits, and responsible for coordinating activities among the auditors and the U.S House of Representatives support and program offices for audits performed by the Office of the Inspector General.
Sharon L. Thompson CIA, CISA is the VP, Audit and Advisory Services at AARP which has its National Offices in Washington, DC. Over the past 4 years, she has led the internal audit department in providing assurance, consulting and awareness and education services for AARP and its affiliated entities. The internal audit department also works closely with the Ethics & Compliance Office as well as other risk management and compliance groups across the organization to help ensure effective coordination of activities. During her 19 years of service to the organization she has played a key role in various organization-wide business process reengineering and systems development initiatives. Ms. Thompson’s prior professional experience includes 10 years in internal audit, corporate finance and public accounting with Giant Food, Inc., Mount Vernon Hospital, and a local CPAfirm.