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Region 3 Meeting - Fall 2013

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Two-and-a-half full days of training. Meeting includes breakfast Wednesday - Friday and lunch Wednesday - Thursday. Meeting starts each morning at 9 am and goes to 5 pm on Wednesday - Thursday and until noon on Friday. CPE Credits Available.

Meeting Cost:  $199 for members, $249 for non-members with early-bird registration by Sep. 4th.

Two-and-a-half full days of training.  Meeting includes breakfast Wednesday - Friday and lunch Wednesday - Thursday. Meeting starts each morning at 9 am and goes to 5 pm on Wednesday - Thursday and until noon on Friday.

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Who Should Attend?

Internal Auditors, Supervisory/Audit Committee Members, Board Members, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers

Session Details:

The Role of Internal Audit in ERM and Auditing the ERM Function

Dean Rhone, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

As credit unions grow in asset size and complexity and face increased regulatory burden the need for implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) has increased.  This session will look at the role of internal audit related to a credit union’s development of an ERM function.  The session will also cover the ongoing involvement of internal audit in ERM and key areas to address in completing an audit of the ERM function.

Branch Operational Audits

Bob Parks, Doeren Mayhew

With limited resources in your budget, how much time do you spend each year on branch audits? How do you determine which branches to audit? How do you effectively audit your branches? We will discuss these and other issues related to developing and implementing an effective and efficient branch audit program.

Lending Controls

Dustin Birashk and Carrie Kennedy, MossAdams, LLP

In the aftermath of what is often referred to as the “Great Recession,” there has been a renewed focus on internal controls surrounding lending in the hope that we all can avoid the credit quality problems of the past. We will provide you with some insight into how to identify, implement, and test effective and efficient lending controls to ensure the credit union is managing the lending area in accordance with your policies and procedures.

Payment Fraud – Risks and Protection Strategies for your Members

Randy Romes, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

There are two sides to the payment fraud equation: the credit unions side, and your member’s side.  Fraudsters are constantly evolving their means to attack both sides.  As defensive measures improve attackers change tactics to evade them.  In this session we will use statistics from global fraud and information security studies combined with our first-hand experience with risk assessment, audit, and incident handling and hacker forensic investigations to provide attendees with up to the minute trends in risk and attack activity, as well as key strategies to safeguard both the credit union, and its members.

Attendees will leave with:

-          Clear strategies to mitigate payment fraud risks

-          An outline for enhancing member information security awareness training

Fraud Prevention and Detection

Dustin Birashk and Carrie Kennedy, MossAdams, LLP

Internal fraud is an unfortunate reality in financial institutions. Understanding some of the key trends and statistics surrounding internal fraud can help you in your role at your credit union. We will share information with you about these trends and statistics, along with some best practices used in defending against internal fraud.

The Internal Auditor’s Duties Outside of Auditing

Dean Rhone, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Completing internal audits within a credit union is the number one priority, however many of the challenges facing credit union internal audit departments occur outside of completing the internal audit work.  This session will consist of an interactive discussion related to facing these challenges, which will include providing information to the supervisory committee, the role of internal audit in training the supervisory committee, best practices and the role of internal auditor in working external auditors and regulators.

New Credit Loss Impairment Model – What it means for the ALLL

Bob Parks, Doeren Mayhew

Over the past several years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) have been pressured to address current accounting guidance on the “Incurred Loss” (IL) model’s inability to help prevent global economic crisis.  This session will cover FASB’s proposed new impairment model – the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model.  This model means big changes for how your credit union accounts for credit losses.

Ethics Update – Responsibilities, Independence and Emerging Topics

Duane M. Reyhl, Andrews Hooper Pavlik, PLC

This session provides a refresher of existing requirements and reviews new ethics, independence, and related standards and rules adopted by the AICPA and other standard setters and regulators. Other topics include independence under Government Auditing Standards, how to handle difficult situations, and how the internal audit function integrates with the AICPA independence requirements.

Two additional topics will be added soon.  Keep checking the ACUIA website for meeting updates.

Site Information:

Michigan State University FCU                                                 

Farm Lane Branch                                               

4825 E. Mt Hope Road                                       

East Lansing, MI 48823      

The Farm Lane Branch is 12 miles from the Airport.

Hotel Information:

Hotel Information:     

                The Hampton Inn & Suites East Lansing / Okemos                         The Holiday Inn Express Lansing / Okemos

                                1-866-307-9227                                                                                  1-866-280-5236

                The Fairfield Inn by Marriott East Lansing


All hotels listed are within five miles of The Farm Lane Branch of MSU FCU and are under $125.00 per as of 6/17/13.
September 18th, 2013 9:00 AM through September 20th, 2013 12:00 PM
4825 E. Mt Hope Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States
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Event Fee(s)
ACUIA Member Meeting Registration Fee $ 199.00
Non-Member Meeting Registration Fee $ 249.00