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Student Chapter Established at Istanbul 29 Mayis University in Turkey!

A new student chapter has been established, bringing the issues regarding internal controls to students who will be entering the field upon graduation.

Under the direction of Dr. Cevdet Kizil, Ph.D, CICA, a student chapter known as the Accounting and Internal Controls Club was established recently at Istanbul 29 Mayis University in Turkey. This is the first student chapter established in Eastern Europe. A second chapter in Turkey is planned for operation at Yalova University. Congratulations to Dr. Kizil in bringing internal controls to the attention of university students in Turkey.


TheIIC e-Newsletter Now Available on Members Only Portal! 

The Fall 2018 edition of TheIIC e-Newsletter is now available on the new website at www.theiic.org. A flash email was sent to all present and former members on August 18th, notifying them of the new resource and how to access the e-Newsletter. Although access is now available to anyone, once the new Membership Management System (MMS) has been integrated, access will be limited to Members-in-Good-Standing. Note that the e-Newsletter will no longer be directly emailed; however, a notice of the release and availability of the e-newsletter will be emailed once it is posted to the website. Members-in-Good-Standing will be able to earn at least 1 CPE (non-NASBA) based on a passing grade on the linked Quiz, after reading the newsletter. The link to the quiz is available at the bottom of the newsletter. Another new capability will be the instant grading of the quiz with an email notice of Pass or Fail sent to the member within minutes of submission. Members who have obtained a passing grade will immediately be emailed a Certificate of Completion and award of at least 1 CPE. Members who fail the quiz will be able to retake the quiz.


Local Chapters of the IIC in Ukraine/Belarus Coming Soon!
A petition to start a local chapter of the IIC in Ukraine and Belarus has been approved by the Office of the Chairman. The lead petitioners include Alex Mouchan and Anton Kuzuperv. Additional information, including contact information on joining TheIIC and the local chapter will be provided as organizational actions are completed.


 

Turkey Local Chapter Commences Operations with New Website

A new chapter of the IIC has been approved and is now operation in Istanbul, Turkey.

TheIIC Chairman has approved Dr. Cevdet Kizil as the founding President and Funda Guzel Kizil as Vice President. Additional officers will be appointed/elected  at the initial organizational meeting to be scheduled. Petitioning officers will serve a two year term at the appointed of TheIIC Chairman.

The new chapter website is hosted at  http://iicturkey.org.   All interested members are encouraged to visit the website for details and contact Dr. Kizil directly at cevdetkizil@theiic.org.

This exciting development underscores the IIC commitment to worldwide participation in the field of Internal Controls.

Internal Controls Case Study Book Project Restarted

As many of you are aware, in 2016 TheIIC attempted to develop an Internal Controls Case Study book dedicated to recent internal control failures that resulted in Financial Statement fraud, illegal acts, quality assurance issues and failures, etc. The project was cancelled due to an insufficient number of volunteers to author case studies for the book. As a guideline, we require a minimum of 25 case studies for the book. Based on experience we have found that acceptable articles typically number about fifty percent, so we will need a minimum of 50 volunteers. Given that since 2016 TheIIC has grown about thirty percent, we feel that our chances of obtaining a sufficient number of volunteers as contributors to the book is now achievable. Submissions are being accepted until the end of the year. Click the link below to submit a proposal. 


*As noted in the link, fifty percent of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the IIC Scholarship Fund for award of scholarships for members of student chapters. 


Dr. Robert Davis Joins Advisory Board

 The Office of the Chairman today announced the appointment of Dr. Robert E. Davis, DBA,   CICA,CISA, as a Member of the IIC Advisory Board. Dr. Davis is a senior audit manager/consultant, a freelance author as well as a university-level professor. His unique   qualifications encompass over  thirty years of internal control practice and scholarship   experience. Dr. Davis has provided data security consulting and information systems  auditing  services to a highly regarded government   agency and corporations of various     employee sizes. His past teaching experience includes positions with Temple University, in the   Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security program, and  the undergraduate   programs at Bryant & Stratton College and Cheyney University. He has also served as a Temple University Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security Advisory Councilmen  and CISA in Residence. As an IT expert, Dr. Davis will advise the Board on issues concerning IT   Controls.

The IIC is Recruiting Accounting & IT professors 

TheIIC is currently recruiting Accounting and IT professors currently teaching in colleges and universities worldwide to join TheIIC under the Grandfathering Provision for Educator Membership. This valuable membership will enhance the credentials of currently active teaching professionals in the field of Internal Controls and amplify the scholarly focus on the field in academic research and literature.


New IIC Website Now Active
 
I am happy to announce that you are viewing the new website of TheIIC. We have switched over to a Membership based web vendor WildApricot, which will allow members greater flexibility to make adjustments to their accounts, pay their annual dues, and have access to the Members Only Portal that will restrict access to valuable benefits such as samples of ICQ's to members in good standing. The new website will also allow candidates to register for membership and certification using both html pages as well as interactive pdf files.
 

In designing the new website my team is ensuring that the website does not become too cluttered which can cause it to be unusable or difficult to navigate. As a professor of Information Systems I have taught how the design of websites must be manageable to the user via good human-interaction techniques to prevent user frustration. I have seen this frustration in many of the websites of other professional  certification organizations where needed links are so deeply embedded in subpages that it is almost impossible to find what is needed.

In attempting to prevent this we will implement the new site in stages:

  1. The first stage will be a simple layout with the items most viewers will need (the initial roll-out that you are viewing).
  2. The next step will be to implement the Members Only Portal, which will require the transfer of all files for each active member, eliminating members who are not in good standing. This should be available at the end of the year.
  3. The final step will be to implement links to our partners and implement the training and development tools such as course catalogs and webinars.     

With this rollout, we encourage members to make suggestions for improvements or to notify us of problems they may encounter while using this website. Member input is critical in enhancing the effectiveness of the IIC website.




TheIIC Creates New Membership Categories 
 
As we grow in 2016, the Office of the Chairman with the cooperation of the Board, have developed several new avenues to obtain the CICA or CCS certification. Beginning in 2016 TheIIC will implement two new membership categories in addition to the Certified Member status. As an entrance to preparing and registering for the upcoming Certification via Exam program and the Certification via Curriculum program, all candidates for these programs must join TheIIC beforehand as an Associate Member. The Associate Member program must be maintained until the candidate either passes the certification exam or completes the Curriculum program, at which time the Associate Member will convert to the Certified Member status upon approval of the Application for Certification based on meeting all applicable requirements for certification.
 
In addition, in order to extend TheIIC into the academic world, TheIIC has commenced a Student Member status, which is open to all students registered and undergoing classes at accredited colleges and universities. As part of this program, TheIIC will undergo a major project to develop student chapters. The scholarships offered by TheIIC will be limited to members of the Student chapters.
 

Finally, as part of the Student Chapter program and to extend the Grandfathering provision, the Office of the Chairman has developed a special category for the Grandfathering Provision to include full-time educators who have developed or delivered courses involving internal controls. This will include not only accounting professors, but also IT professors teaching Information Security, Access/Data Controls courses, and Network controls, and Security professors involved in security and loss prevention controls. This list may be extended as needed. In addition, the Grandfathering for Educators program will be extended to educators who have published significant research involving internal controls in peer reviewed publications. Certified Educators will be encouraged to establish the Student Chapters at their schools and work with TheIIC in developing a standard syllabus for use in designing audit courses specific to the auditing of internal control systems.



23 Auditors of Metropolitan Bank Granted CICA Certification

Click here to read the full press release (7-6-2017)



Terminated/Non-Active Members Removed From Mailing and Email Lists

As TheIIC grows it is becoming uneconomical to have terminated/non-active members remain on TheIIC mail and email lists. All members who are at least six months past due will be deleted from all IIC lists. In addition, these individuals will also be denied access to the Members Only Portal that will be incorporated on the new IIC website. Those former members who desire to be reinstated will be required to apply for formal reinstatement based on their situations and the approval from the Office of the Chairman.  Contact Membership@theiic.org for further information.



TheIIC Begins Project to Set Up Student Chapters
 

As part of its initiative to grant the CICA and CCS Certification to Educators under the Grandfathering Provision and a special category for Student Members, the Institute for Internal Controls encourages the establishment of Student Chapters at Colleges and Universities where internal controls is part of the curriculum, whether as part of the accounting/auditing program, IT program, or management program. TheIIC will assist the student chapter in providing educational materials including speakers, video training, etc. Members of the Student Chapters will be eligible for award of scholarships as dedicated by the Office of the Chairman and the Student Scholarship Committee.


 
Board Extends Grandfathering Provision 
As the Board completes the development of the Certification via Examination and the Certification via Curriculum programs, the Board has agreed to extend the Certification via Grandfathering Provision program through 2019. Once the above programs are fully implemented the grandfathering option will be phased out. It was noted by the Board at their recent annual Board meeting that the grandfathering provision has allowed TheIIC to establish a base of well qualified and experienced certified members which has allowed TheIIC to position itself as the premier professional certification organization specializing in internal controls. The establishment of the two new programs will allow us not only to add to this base of experts, but also to train new internal controls professionals.

 

 

TheIIC Announces a New Cooperative Agreement Partner

 
The Office of the Chairman is pleased to announce that TheIIC has entered into a cooperative/partnership agreement with the Professional Business Accountants' Society of Canada (PBA), The PBA , formerly known as the Registered Public Accountants Association of Canada, was founded in 1980 and has approximately 1,000 members across Canada. 
 

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