The Audit Leadership Institute
February 23-27, 2015
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Orlando, FL
Earn 40 CPEs
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15 Reasons to Attend
1. Join your colleagues for five intensive days that mix traditional lectures with panel discussions, peer brainstorming, case studies, and team exercises
2. Benefit from the hands-on expertise of a faculty of respected industry leaders
3. Learn proven strategies for attracting and motivating top-notch staff
4. Discover how you can integrate anti-fraud programs into your departmental strategies
5. Get tips on balancing risk and compliance initiatives
6. Cover enterprise-wide risks and how to keep abreast of them
7. Discover how you can help develop future leaders in your organization
8. Review the six characteristics of effective leaders
9. Gain strategies for adjusting your leadership style when dealing with the Audit Committee, executive committee members and your audit team
Learn how to assess your audit situation to identify decision makers, stakeholders and other influencers
Examine three methods for managing existing conflict
Assess your leadership style and its benefits and liabilities
Special Features of The Audit Leadership Institute
strategize and transform
the audit practice to boost performance and productivity
from our expert panel and their strategies for success
the dangers of fraud and incorporate anti-fraud strategies into the audit process
with your peers the increasing challenges today's audit departments face
into your leadership style and uncover the best approach for your audit situation
the tools necessary for a successful risk-based audit department
Audit Leadership Institute Faculty
Joel F. Kramer, CPA
Joel Kramer is Managing Director of the Internal Audit Division of MIS Training Institute. Mr. Kramer joined MIS in 1982, and introduced its highly acclaimed Internal Audit curriculum. Prior to joining MIS, Mr. Kramer was Director of Internal Audit for Instrumentation Laboratory, Inc. He also worked for both The Gillette Company and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Kramer was inducted into the Institute of Internal Auditors' American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners in 2013. He is a recognized speaker at international, national, and regional audit conferences. Mr. Kramer has written several articles on productivity and project management for The Internal Auditor and Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Boston Chapter of the IIA, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Louisiana State University Center for Internal Auditing.
Ann M. Butera, CRP
Ann Butera is the Founder and President of The Whole Person Project, Inc., an organizational development consulting firm that specializes in assisting companies to introduce, handle, and manage change. As a lecturer and trainer, she provides proven strategies that get results in the areas of corporate governance, auditing and internal controls, business risk assessment, leadership and managerial skill development and project management. Ms. Butera served as audit committee chair for a 5.7B financial services firm. Ms. Butera has authored numerous business articles in such trade journals as Bank Accounting & Auditing Magazine and the ABA Consumer Banking Digest, and has been quoted in the New York Times and Working Woman magazine, among other publications. She is a columnist and webinar leader for Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader. Ms. Butera was an instructor at the BAI Bank School and The Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin at Madison. Ms. Butera is a member of the IIA, NACD, the American Society for Training and Development and the World Future Society.
William Jennings, CPA, CFF, CFE
William Jennings is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services in Atlanta. He is responsible for providing forensic accounting, investigation, and asset recovery services to corporations, government agencies, attorneys and their clients, as well as business controls consulting services to organizations. He also provides expert testimony about the results of his work. With more than 30 years of experience in forensic accounting, investigation, asset recovery, business controls development, public accounting and auditing, Mr. Jennings has worked on hundreds of forensic accounting and investigation assignments. He has been involved in every aspect of these cases, including: strategic planning, detailed analysis, model building and assistance with all phases of discovery and expert testimony at deposition and trial.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Jennings spent seven years in Navigant's disputes and investigation practice in Atlanta, where he served as Managing Director and Practice Leader.
Mr. Jennings is a member of the Board of Governors for the Center for Corporate Ethics and Responsibility at Georgia State University, of the Advisory Committee for the American Institute for Managing Diversity, of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Chapter of the March of Dimes and Chairman of the 2012 Walk for Babies and of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Women's Foundation.