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2012 March - GRC Alphabet Soup & Interoffice Communication Skills for Auditors

When: March 7 0800-1700

CPEs: Upto 8

Location: RTP Headquarters Conference Room

Lunch: Not provided

Materials: Session I  / Session II

Registration: Through website

Session I - GRC, ERA, ARA, ITRA and IA - How to Connect the Dots - A Four Hour Course on Understanding the Basics of Risk Assessment, Governance, Risk & Compliance
Seminar Overview
The burgeoning field of Enterprise Risk Assessment continues to integrate with other risk assessment concepts, in addition to the concept of Governance, Risk and Compliance. This half day course will take attendees through what each and what role internal audit can play in each.
I. Governance, Risk and Compliance
II. Enterprise Risk Assessment
III. Audit Risk Assessment
IV. IT Risk Assessment
V. Assessing Risk - What are the Differences?

Session II - The IOC: Interoffice Communication Skills for Auditors  -  A Half Day on Optimizing Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Seminar Overview
Have great technical auditors that could use some help with their communication skills? Auditors who can communicate effectively are exponentially more effective than auditors who cannot. This full day course will give auditors of all levels an outline of how to optimize their communication skills.
I. Introduction and Background
II. General Communication Issues
III. Email Communications
IV. In Person Communication
V. Public Speaking 101
VI. Interviewing Best Practices

Speaker: Danny Goldberg, Professional Development Partner, Sunera


Danny M. Goldberg leads the Professional Development Practice at Sunera.  Prior to joining Sunera in January 2011, Danny founded SOFT GRC, an advisory services and professional development firm.  Danny has over 15 years of audit experience, including five as a CAE/Audit Director at two diverse companies.  He has the rare experience of leading the establishment of three internal audit/SOX departments.

Prior to founding SOFT GRC, Danny was the Director of SOX Compliance and Corporate Audit at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, where he led the Year One SOX Compliance efforts.  Prior to his tenure at Dr Pepper, Danny was the Chief Audit Executive and started the internal audit department at Tyler Technologies, a publicly traded technology company.

Prior to his experience at Tyler, Danny was also part of the Year One SOX Compliance team at Tenet Healthcare, where he assisted the end-to-end compliance efforts.  Danny began his career at Arthur Andersen and is a graduate (BS - Accounting, 1997, MS - Finance, 1998) of Texas A&M University.

Danny has served on the audit committee of the Dallas Independent School District and he currently serves as the Chairman of the North Texas Leadership Council of the American Lung Association and is the IIA Dallas Chapter Programs Committee Co-Chairman for the 2011-2012 year.

Danny is accredited as the professional commentator on the publication BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio, Internal Auditing: Fundamental Principles (Accounting Policy and Practice Series), which is authored by renowned audit scholars Curtis C. Verschoor and Mort A. Dittenhofer - co-author of Sawyer's Internal Auditing.

He has also published numerous articles in trade magazines over the past two years, including:

  • ISACA Journal (General Auditing for the IT Auditor: An Overview, May 2011)
  • The Audit Report (11 Hot Topics for 2011, March 2011)
  • Dallas Business Journal (The Yes Man Phenomenon, January 2011)
  • New Perspectives (Sell Your Work: How to Deliver Best Practice Audit Reports, December 2010)
  • Internal Auditor (CAE's as A/C Members: It Just Makes Sense, October 2010)
  • The Audit Report (Cover Article - How the Recession is Changing Internal Audit, June 2010)

Danny will also have forthcoming articles published  in The Audit Report (December 2011, The Importance of the Audit Risk Assessment) and ISACA Journal (Spring 2012, The Missing Piece: Optimized Interpersonal Skills).

Danny is a well-known speaker across the nation at numerous IIA and ISACA sponsored events.  Mr. Goldberg has been recognized as a top speaker at numerous events over the past 6 months, including:

  • "Top Rated" (Excellent/Outstanding) Speaker - 20th Annual American Society for Quality (ASQ) Audit Division Conference (out of 44 presenters)
  • Top 10 Presentation - 2011 IIA Midwest Regional (36 total concurrent sessions, 3.75 overall rating out of 4.0)
  • Top 3 Ranked Speaker - Michigan CPA's Healthcare Conference 2011 (29 total speakers)
  • Top 3 Ranked Speaker - ArkSarBen IIA 2011 District Conference (24 total sessions)
  • 3.58/4.00 Rating - 2011 ACFE Annual North American Conference

Danny is one of less than 100 speakers world-wide invited to present at the 2012 IIA International Conference.  Danny has also been invited to the 2012 Chicago IIA Annual Conference.

Danny is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control and has obtained his Certification in Control Self-Assessment.