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March 2014

President's Message

 James Rusch Oct 2013

As we head into the final months of the 2013-2014 Chapter year, I couldn't be more pleased about the wide range of activities and events being brought to you by a fantastic group of Chapter leaders and volunteers.

Midwest Regional Conference Recap

Midwestern Regional Conference
The Twin Cities IIA Chapter hosted the Midwestern Regional Conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis from November 3-6, 2013. Conference attendees had the opportunity to receive up to 26.5 hours of NASBA CPE, depending on the combination of sessions selected, while they learned about a variety of topics from multiple speakers and networked with fellow internal auditors. Read More...

2014 Central Regional Conference

If you enjoyed the Midwest Regional Conference or weren't able to attend, consider attending the 2014 Central Regional Conference in Indianapolis, IN May 18-21. Click Here for Conference Information

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Accounting & Auditing Student Conference 

 ​A very successful Accounting & Auditing Student Conference (AASC) was held on September 26, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. With 500 students and 51 exhibitors, the conference hall was filled with energy and excitement. Read More...

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CAE Relations Committee Update

The winter CAE Roundtable was held on January 30th to discuss "Information Technology Hot Topics."  Although it was cold and snowy, the conversation was sizzling!  Of particular note was the discussion about cyber security. Read More...

Member Spotlight: Doug Parish

The Corporate Executive Board (CEB) spoke to Doug Parish, Senior Vice President and General Auditor at Ameriprise Financial, about his journey to the CAE role. From our discussion we were able to uncover stories about his favorite job candidate interview questions, worst travel experience, and most challenging audits. Read More...

TCIIA Member Events

Click here to read about various member events, including our spring recognition event, Junior Achievement bigBowl, and free webinars!

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2014 Training Opportunities

Our 2014 training programs has some exciting upcoming sessions. These programs continue our mission of providing members with affordable and relevant training programs locally. Click here to see a list of training opportunities.



Attention members: Are you interested in learning more about leading internal audit practices and trends in your industry? Have questions about a how other internal audit departments handle a certain risk or audit area? Our Member Networks team is looking for new and fresh topics for upcoming roundtable events and we want to hear from you. Is there a topic you are interested in having a roundtable organized around, please reach out to our team (,, and we will help organize a roundtable event.


Job Opportunities

Your organization can have a job opportunity posted on the Twin Cities IIA website, included in this newsletter, and posted to the Twin Cities IIA LinkedIn site. The cost to have the opportunity posted on the website for 4 weeks is $100 for member companies and $125 for non-member companies. Please contact Hilary Marschke at if you are interested in posting a job opportunity.

Visit the News tab on the Twin Cities IIA website for current job opportunities in the Twin Cities area. For global employment opportunities, visit The IIA's Audit Career Center. 

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In This Issue:

  • President's Message
  • Midwest Regional Conference Recap
  • 2014 Central Regional Conference
  • Accounting & Auditing Student Conference
  • CAE Relations Committee Update
  • Member Spotlight: Doug Parish
  • TCIIA Member Events
  • 2014 Training Opportunities
  • Roundtables
  • Job Postings


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IIA Vision

The IIA will be the global voice of the internal audit profession: advocating its values, promoting best practice, and providing exceptional service to its members. 

IIA Mission

The mission of The Institute of Internal Auditors is to provide dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing.  Activities in support of this mission will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Advocating and promoting the value that internal audit professionals add to their organizations;
  • Providing comprehensive professional educational and development opportunities; standards and other professional practice guidance; and certification programs;
  • Researching, disseminating, and promoting to practitioners and stakeholders knowledge concerning internal auditing and its appropriate role in control, risk management, and governance;
  • Educating practitioners and other relevant audiences on best practices in internal auditing; and
  • Bringing together internal auditors from all countries to share information and experiences.



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