May 8th ISACA LA Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Registration & Networking
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Dinner and Program
[Link to Presentation]
Dinner Meeting Topic:
‘Insights from the 2017 KPMG Internal Audit Survey’
Competing in a rapidly changing world, companies must grapple with emerging challenges seemingly every day: new regulatory requirements, changing accounting standards, third-party relationship risk, and more. All of these challenges bring both risks and opportunities. Identifying the fine line between the two factors is critical.
Although Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is not a new regulation, it has continued to evolve over the last 15 years since it was enacted. Additional focus areas from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) have increased the levels of documentation, and upcoming changes in key accounting standards may require further changes to systems, controls and documentation. Additionally, the uses of technology and data have changed significantly in this time frame – bringing about new considerations such as using intelligent automation to facilitate business processes or compliance activities. And all of this is happening while organizations strive to take costs out of their SOX programs, while finding opportunities to challenge the status quo to reduce risk, improve controls, and identify potential efficiencies and cost benefits across the organization.
To help achieve these goals, we present KPMG Internal Controls Survey, providing an overview of current SOX trends, challenges and strategies compiled from surveying over 100 organization.
Joseph Roppo, KPMG
Joseph is a director in KPMG’s Advisory practice. He focuses on providing internal audit services to financial services companies. Joseph began his career in the financial audit practice in 2005 and joined the internal audit practice in June 2011. His audit experience includes the following financial service industry sectors: mortgage banking entities including REITs, commercial / community banks and captive auto entities, both reporting public and non-public. His internal audit experience includes commercial, community and regional banks including mortgage lending, alternative fund managers, and broker dealers. Joseph has substantial experience as a contributing team member for Financial Services Engagements. He has served in many lead capacities on teams performing Internal Audits, Financial Statement Audits of Public and Non-Public companies including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, Reviews, Compliance Audits, and Attestation of complex, and technical entities.
Mariam Pessian, KPMG
Mariam is a Manager in KPMG’s Los Angeles Risk Assurance practice and brings more than 5 years of external and internal audit and advisory services experience. During her time at KPMG, she has been responsible for Advisory engagements on Sarbanes-Oxley, FSA and JSOX compliance audits primarily focused on the Industrial Manufacturing and Financial Services industries.
|Dinner Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each month. The exceptions are joint meetings with other groups and the summer months of July and August when we don’t meet.
2 CPE credits for Dinner Meeting
2 CPE credits for Pre-Meeting
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