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January 2018

President's Message

1. Leanne Thyken

Leanne Thyken  - 2017-2018 TCIIA Chapter President

Happy New Year to all Twin Cities IIA Chapter Members!

Even with the new year ahead of us, I can't help but think about the year that is behind us. There have been so many changes over the last year, it's hard to keep track of them all.
Click here to read more about changes related to our profession and our Chapter.

New Event Management Tool

As noted in the last newsletter, the Chapter is beginning the process to implement The IIA's Event Management Tool (EMT) in the first quarter of 2018. EMT is powered through etouches. Read more about the tool and TAKE ACTION today to make sure you continue to receive messages from the TCIIA.

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Specialty Audit Centers

Do you know about the IIA's Specialty Audit Centers? These are memberships specifically tailored to the following:

  • Government Auditors
  • Health, Safety, Environmental Auditors
  • Financial Services Auditors
  • Chief Audit Executives
 Click here for more information on these memberships.

External Quality Assessment Standards

Is your company in Compliance with the IIA Standards? It is mandatory that every internal audit activity undergo an external quality assessment (EQA) that is conducted by an independent team or independent validator once every five years to comply with IIA Standard 1312. Click here to read more about validation services offered by our Chapter.

 Optimize Opportunities EQA

Two New Resources Available from the IIA

IIA members may be interested in two new offerings from the IIA Bookstore. Both of these resources will help with the never-ending job of keeping up with the standards and the activities required by the standards. Click here to read more about these resources.

 IIA Bookstore

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Risk-Based Auditing and Reporting - February 27-28, 2018 in Bloomington, MN
Auditor In Charge Training - March 7-8, 2018 in Bloomington, MN

Chapter Achievement Program Update

The TCIIA currently holds Sapphire status in the IIA's Chapter Achievement Program (CAP). Below is an update on the CAP points earned by the Chapter for the current 2017-2018 fiscal year, as of 12/31/2017.

2017 Sapphire Chapter 

CAP Points 12.31.17 

A chapter must earn the minimum CAP points in each category listed above to qualify for an achievement level.
Then, 685 points = Bronze, 1,060 points = Silver, 1,560 = Gold
Chapters receiving Gold 10 of 11 consecutive years are Platinum. If a chapter earns Platinum for 10 consecutive years, they are Ruby. Chapters earning Ruby for 5 consecutive years are Sapphire.

How can you help our chapter earn CAP points?
1. Attend TCIIA events and programs.
2. Earn an IIA certification.
3. Recruit new members.
4. Tell us about your speaking engagements.
5. Submit internal audit-related articles for publication to "Internal Auditor" magazine.
6. Provide an internal audit internship at your company for a student.



The Twin Cities IIA LinkedIn group now has over 250 members! Join today for networking opportunities, local job postings, and member discussions.        

Job Postings

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 Careers 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. 

Editor's Note

If you have an article or any other item that you would like to include in the newsletter, please submit your information to Kate Jahnke

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In This Issue:

  • President's Message
  • New Event Management Tool
  • Specialty Audit Centers
  • External Quality Assessment Standards
  • Two New Resources Available From the IIA
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities
  • Chapter Achievement Program Update
  • LinkedIn
  • 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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