The State of Corporate Governance and Opportunities for Internal Audit


Governance encompasses all aspects of how an organization is directed and managed: the system of rules, practices, processes, and controls by which it operates. Internal auditors can bring a unique perspective on the effectiveness of governance within an organization. This webinar will provide attendees with perspectives on the state of corporate governance and the opportunity for internal auditors to provide assurance on governance to their stakeholders.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand differing perspectives on the importance of governance to organizations.
  • Get an overview of the second annual American Corporate Governance Index (ACGI).
  • Learn how internal auditors can provide valuable assurance leveraging the guiding principles of corporate governance.

Course Duration: 1 hour
CPEs Available: 1
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Management Services
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based


Harold SilvermanHarold Silverman, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Managing Director of Professional Practices, The IIA

Harold Silverman leads strategic planning, development, and implementation of the Professional Practices team and CAE Services offerings, including CAE outreach and relationship management, thought leadership on emerging trends and leading practices, consulting services to AEC participants, and business intelligence analysis to determine the needs and relevant solutions for heads of audit and their staffs. Silverman previously was vice president of internal audit at The Wendy’s Company. Prior to Wendy’s, he was the vice president of internal audit at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. Before that, he served as senior manager of internal audit at Raytheon Co. Prior to Raytheon, Silverman was an internal audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he gained external audit experience at Arthur Andersen.

Anne MercerAnne Mercer, CIA, CFSA, CFE
Director, Professional Practices, The IIA

Anne Mercer is director of professional practices at The IIA, serving as a content developer and project manager in collaboration with global volunteer committees to develop supplemental guidance to support the internal audit profession. She has 20 years of experience as a chief audit executive in the insurance industry and has been an IIA volunteer for more than 30 years. Mercer’s roles with The IIA include serving as past chairman of the North American Board and Global Ethics Committee, as well as serving as a member of The IIA’s Global Board of Directors’ Executive Committee. She has held volunteer board positions with the audit board of the City of Orlando, Guaranty Fund Management Services, the Commission for Case Management Certification, and is an NACD Governance Fellow.

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