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Evening Talk: Auditing that Matters

Event Code: JE201811 CPE Hours: 1
Event Start Date: November 22, 2018 Event End Date: November 22, 2018
Time: 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM Registration Deadline: November 21, 2018
Venue : 2mm Talent Hub 1 Zubir Said Drive, #01-01, SOTA Singapore 227968
Lunch Provided: No Tea Break: No
Event Overview:

Renowned practitioner and thought leader in internal audit, risk management and governance, Mr Norman Marks will be sharing his leadership insights that are pivotal to the internal audit profession. 

  • If Internal audit is to matter to top management and the board, it has to focus audit activities on the risks and issues that matter to them - the more critical risks to enterprise objectives.
  • It needs to provide assurance, advice, and insight that helps them run the organisation and achieve success.
  • It needs to be proactive and forward-looking, addressing the risks of today and tomorrow rather than yesterday.
  • It needs to communicate its results clearly and concisely, telling leaders what they need to know, when they need to know it, with actionable information. The audit report is not documentation nor should it say what we want to say; instead, it should communicate what they need to know to achieve success.
  • IIA Standards do not require a written audit report. Why do we have that as our primary communication? Isn't it better to have a two-way discussion with both sides listening? The audit report can summarise what has been agreed.
  • Internal audit can be a trusted advisor, with a seat at the table freely given by leaders.

About the Speaker

Norman Marks
Author, Evangelist and Mentor for Better Run Organisations

Norman, CPA, CRMA is a retired senior executive. He now works with individuals and organisations around the world, advising them on risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise performance, and the value of information.

Norman was the Chief Audit Executive of major global corporations for twenty years and is a globally-recognised thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he has served as Chief Risk Officer, Compliance Officer, and Ethics Officer, and managed what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.) He ran the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) programs and investigation units at several companies.

He is the author of seven books:

  • Risk Management in Plain English: A Guide for Executives: Enabling Success through Intelligent and Informed Risk-Taking (2018)
  • World-Class Risk Management (2015)
  • World-Class Risk Management for Nonprofits (co-authored with Melanie L. Herman) (2017) 
  • Auditing that Matters (2016)
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors’ “Management’s Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: Maximize Value Within Your Organization”), described as “the best Sarbanes-Oxley 404 guide out there for management” (2017)
  • World-Class Internal Audit: Tales from my Journey (2014)
  • “How Good is your GRC? Twelve Questions to Guide Executives, Boards, and Practitioners” (2014)

Norman is a retired member of the review boards of several audit and risk management publications (including the magazines of ISACA and the IIA), a frequent speaker internationally, the author of multiple award-winning articles (receiving the IIA’s Thurston award in 2004 and 2014), and a prolific blogger (consistently rating as one of the top global influencers in social media on the topics of GRC, internal audit, risk management, and governance).

Norman was profiled in publications of the AICPA and the IIA as an innovative and successful internal auditing leader. He has also been honored as a Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group for his GRC thought leadership, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management. In 2018, he was inducted into the IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Practitioners.

Norman can be found at:


Fee (inclusive of 7% GST)
IIA Member: S$35
Non-Member: S$50

*Light Dinner Included*
(Open to both IIA members and non-members)

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