Chairman’s Message

Welcome to the third quarter issue of FSA Times. This issue’s feature articles include evaluating SAP controls for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, dealing with employee fraud, and using GAIT for PCI compliance. Topics like these were highlighted at last month’s Financial Services Conference, which also included informative and entertaining general sessions by fraudster Sam E. Antar, former CPA and chief financial officer of Crazy Eddie Inc., Richard St. John, the award-winning success analyst, and Kevin McCabe, executive vice president and chief auditor of Wells Fargo.


If you did not attend the annual conference, you missed an excellent training opportunity. However, plans are in the works to offer some of the most highly rated presentations as part of The IIA’s webinar training. These webinars will be offered for a fee at dates and times to be announced, so please stay tuned. Attending these virtual presentations is a great way to learn about hot industry topics while earning CPE credits.


I also encourage you to spend a few minutes on the Financial Services Auditor Group section of The IIA’s Web site where we offer information on the CFSA examination, a resource center listing Web sites used by financial services auditors, audit programs, and much more. The Financial Services Auditor Group site and FSA Times will continue to evolve as The IIA rolls out its updated communications technology, so please visit often.


Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this economy has bottomed and that we are heading in the right direction. As always, your questions and comments to me or any of the board members are welcomed and appreciated.


Warm regards,
Scott White, CIA, CFSA
Financial Services Advisory Board Chairman