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The Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc.

 New York Chapter

Dear Colleague,

As internal auditors and financial managers, we are all aware of the importance of having a strong control environment. But just as critical are the skills needed to face the competition and flourish in an economic period of "right" sizing and cost containment. So, what does it take to succeed in today's corporate environment? Adding value. Keeping current. Managing change. Building relationships. Just to name a few.

To meet today's challenges, internal auditors and corporate management must also realize the synergistic benefits of working together. Our 25th Annual Audit Seminar's theme of "Partnering With Management" is intended to demonstrate how the role of internal auditing has grown to be dynamic and highly sensitive to management's concerns and business exposures and how the profession is increasingly responsive to helping corporate management achieve its strategic objectives.

The New York Chapter is proud to present an accomplished array of top-notch speakers, beginning with keynote speaker H. Carl McCall, New York State Comptroller, who will share his perspectives on fiscal management and control in today's ever changing environment. Three tracks will be offered covering management control, technology, and audit specializations. In response to member survey results received earlier in the Chapter year, we have lined up speakers to provide practical advice on diverse topics including implementing COSO as a Fraud Prevention Tool, Emerging Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges for Auditors, and Internet Security and Firewalls. Concurrent with the afternoon session, an Audit Director's Round Table will be held to discuss issues of concern to audit management.

In addition, to help you keep current on the latest products and services available, a wide selection of vendors will be on hand. The Seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception, sponsored by the vendors, and we invite everyone to come enjoy the opportunity to network and partner with management!

Paul Flora 
Vice President 
Professional Development 
Ellen M. Isaacs 
25th Annual Audit Seminar
Committee Members
Mary Mulvey, Vice Chairperson 
Duane Dent 
Michael Fucilli 
Eduardo Icasiano 
Diana Mercado 
Rocco Peluso 




H. Carl McCall, CPA, New York State Comptroller
Topic: Fiscal Management and Control in Diverse Organizations

H. Carl McCall was elected to his first full term as Comptroller of the State of New York in November 1994. As Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, he is responsible for governmental financial oversight and pension fund management. Comptroller McCall audits the spending practices of the State and public authorities, 1,600 cities, counties, towns and villages across New York State. As sole trustee of 880,000 member State and Local Retirement Systems, Mr. McCall is responsible for investing a $75 billion pension fund.

From 1985 to 1993, Mr. McCall served as Vice President of Citicorp/Citibank. From 1991 to 1993, he served as President of the New York City Board of Education. He has also served as an Ambassador to the United Nations, Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Mr. McCall was educated at Dartmouth College, Andover Newton Theological School and the University of Edinburgh.


Arthur Mercante, Coordinator, Department of Parks & Recreation, Town of Hempstead
Topic: Achieving Success with Management

Come hear the "third man in the ring," for that historical night when Mohammed Ali fought Joe Frazier in Madison Square Garden, December 1971. Mr. Mercante will inspire us with his management principles for achieving success while delighting us with amusing anecdotes from his 131 championship fights from all over the world.

In addition to Mr. Mercante's twenty-five years of experience in public relations with the brewing industry, he has enjoyed an illustrious career in boxing and as an actor. As well as being a Golden Gloves finalist, Mr. Mercante refereed 114 championship matches. He has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1960 and has appeared in numerous movies and television commercials including the classic," Requiem For A Heavyweight."
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Thomas Pison, Ph.D., Managing Director, World Training Institute
Topic: Auditors as Consultants

What is the most challenging problem CEOs and auditors face when they must introduce changes in rules, policies or procedures for their organizations ? The various responses to this question reflect a common perception: resistance. The forms of resistance are equally varied and often described as passive, active or denial. Nearly two-thirds of all initiatives for change fail because resistance is not properly acknowledged or dealt with. This session will show you specific techniques for making change work in your organization ass well as offer you tactics for making resistance work FOR you.