The Association of Inspectors General presents its Certified Inspector General Auditor® Institute certification program. Participants receive instruction from highly qualified instructors in core competency areas identified by the Association's Board of Directors and Professional Certification Board. The Association awards the designation of Certified Inspector General Auditor® to individuals who successfully complete the certification programs.
The Association has identified ten broad areas of core competency for inspectors general auditors. The Institute program's five-day curriculum covers the following core competency areas:
The audit process
Professional standards for conducting audits
Data Analytics and IT auditing
Peer review process
Identifying and Reporting Audit Accomplishments
Fraud Risk Management
COURSE LEARNING PROGRAM AND CONTENT:
Planning the audit
Performing the audit
Reporting on the audit
Professional Standards for Conducting Audits
Knowledge and understanding the need for standards
The importance of standards for auditing
Knowledge and understanding the specific standards for auditing
Nature and role of ethics laws and standards
The nexus between IG auditing and ethical issues.
Ethics as second nature
Data Analytics and IT Auditing
Auditor's responsibility for assessing IT risks & controls
Impact of IT controls on the overall control structure & business risks
Areas to be assessed & risks present
Peer Review Process
What to expect
How to prepare
Identifying and Reporting Audit Accomplishments
Types of monetary benefits and non-monetary audit accomplishments
Fraud Risk Management
GAO's Fraud Risk Management Framework
Applying the Framework
When to use statistical vs non-statistical samples
How to calculate appropriate sample size
How to extrapolate results to the population
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
CPE Credits: Attendees are eligible to receive 32-33 CPE credits, depending on the final agenda. Please contact AIG Program Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a detailed breakdown of CPE credit by Field of Study.
Program Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Intermediate. Please see Eligibility Criteria. All Attendees are approved by the AIG Professional Certification Board.
Advance Preparation: None
REGISTRATION, TECHNICAL, MEMBERSHIP, OR OTHER CONCERNS?
The Association of Inspectors General is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors www.NASBARegistry.org.
Assistant Inspector General for Audit at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Assistant Inspector General for Audit at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Maxene M. Bardwell, CPA-CITP, CFE, CIGA, CIA, CISA, CRMA, is the Assistant Inspector General within the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at WSSC Water in Laurel, Maryland. She leads a team of OIG staff who routinely help save the utility and its customers millions of dollars each fiscal year through various audits, risk mitigation efforts, and the deterrence of fraud, waste, and abuse.
Maxene earned her master’s degree with a finance concentration from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a bachelor’s degree with an accounting concentration from The Ohio State University.
Maxene currently serves as the Treasurer for the Association of Inspectors General (AIG), Vice President of the Board of Directors for ISACA-Central Maryland Chapter, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board member, Vice Chairman for the City of Laurel Maryland Ethics Commission, and member of the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) Board of Directors.
Maxene is the Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA) Course Manager for the AIG’s Inspectors General Institute. She is the AICPA’s 2021 Outstanding CPA in Local Government Impact Award Winner. Maxene is also a national conference presenter, has authored several professional insights articles for the AICPA, and has been featured as a guest for accounting podcasts and the Journal of Accountancy.
Deputy Inspector General - Investigations at LA Jefferson Parish OIG
Jeffrey Adolph is an Investigator with the Jefferson Parish Office of Inspector General.
Immediately prior to joining the office in November 2017, he worked in various capacities for the Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement Program including evaluating claims for fraud and interviewing claimants regarding their claimed losses.
Mr. Adolph earned a BS of General Studies from Louisiana State University in December 2008 and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of New Orleans in December 2011. Mr. Adolph is a Certified Inspector General Investigator.
Assistant Inspector General at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Natalie M. Beckwith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of the District of Columbia and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and Management from Bowie State University. While still a student at Bowie State University, Natalie created the MPA Comprehensive Examination Tools for Success Guide and was instrumental in implementing the one day Comprehensive Exam Study Workshop.
Natalie currently serves as an Assistant Inspector General with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Office of the Inspector General where she specialized in policy compliance, fraud, waste and abuse and management advisory services. Prior to being employed with the Commission, she was a Senior Auditor with the Office of Audits and Investigations with the Prince George’s County Government’s Legislative Branch.
Ms. Beckwith also holds the distinction of being an experienced Certified Inspector General, Certified Internal Controls Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Inspector General at FL Palm Beach County OIG
John Carey became Inspector General of Palm Beach County, Florida on June 23, 2014. His office oversees 42 separate government entities to include the County government and all municipalities within the county.
John is a retired U.S. Marine colonel and retired federal government senior executive. He has more than 46 years of government service in the areas of intelligence, operations, law enforcement, and Inspector General oversight. For the last 22 years, John has served in the Inspector General field. He was the Deputy Inspector General of the Marine Corps; the Deputy Inspector General for Director of National Intelligence; and finally, the Inspector General for the Defense Intelligence Agency before coming to Palm Beach County. John is on the Board of the Association of Inspectors General and the Chair of its Professional Certification Board. He is a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Auditor, and Certified Inspector General Inspector/Evaluator.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree (cum laude) from the Grace College, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Masters of Arts in Christian Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Kellogg School of Management.
General Counsel at FL Palm Beach County OIG
Kalinthia Dillard became the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General’s General Counsel in June 2015 and Deputy Inspector General in July 2017. After graduating from Clemson University (magna cum laude) and the Florida State University College of Law (cum laude), she moved to Palm Beach County to clerk at the 4th District Court of Appeal. Thereafter, she practiced civil litigation at private law firms and worked for the School District of Palm Beach County. She is a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Auditor, and Certified Inspector General Investigator.
Ms. Dillard currently serves as Vice President of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and Co-Chair of the PBC Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee. Ms. Dillard is an alumni of Leadership PBC and Leadership Florida Cornerstone- Class 39.
Ms. Dillard is a past president of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association; West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; YWCA of PBC; and Virgil Hawkins-Florida Chapter National Bar Association. Additionally, she is a past Chair of The Florida Bar’s Law Related Education, Education Law, Professional Ethics, and Grievance (15th Judicial Circuit-Division A) Committees. She was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a Legal Elite (Government) and received the PBC Chamber’s International Athena Award and the PBC Women’s Chamber Giraffe Award.
Associate Director of FL University of South Florida
Kate M. Head is currently the Associate Director of Audit for the University of South Florida, in Tampa Florida. She has over 30 years of experience in internal audit and investigation within a governmental audit shop and over twenty years of experience in data analytics. Kate manages a team of nine auditors including 3 IT Auditors. Prior to being employed with USF, she worked for Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and for Ernst & Young in Audit and Litigation support. Kate’s passions include risk assessment, information technology, and fraud prevention, detection and investigation. Under Kate’s direction, USF has been using ACL (Galvanize) to implement and grow a data analytics program for over 20 years. Kate routinely presents on data analytics and how to enhance the IT skill sets of operational auditors.
Deputy Inspector General, Audit and Program Review at IL City of Chicago OIG
Darwyn Jones currently serves as the Deputy Inspector General, Audit and Program Review for the City of Chicago, OIG. In 1991, after graduating from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in accounting; Mr. Jones started his career with Walmart, where he served as a staff auditor, senior auditor, regional audit supervisor for internal audit, audit manager, information systems business analyst, and information systems international business analyst. In 2001, Mr. Jones became the IT Audit Manager for Thomas and Betts Corporation. Since 2007, Mr. Jones has been employed by the City of Chicago OIG where is currently serves as their Chief Performance Analyst. Mr. Jones serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the AIG Illinois Chapter; is a Certified Inspector General Auditor and has twice been recognized for managing audits by the Association of Local Government with the Distinguished Knighton Award.
Senior Analyst, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Mr. Martinez is a Senior Analyst with GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service team. He has led and performed a variety of performance audits of federal programs, including those managed by the United States Federal Communications Commission, Food and Nutrition Service, Small Business Administration, Administration for Children and Families, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Education. He has over 15 years of auditing experience with GAO. He is a certified GAO instructor and teaches courses at the GAO, including the application of GAO’s Standards of Internal Controls in the Federal Government (i.e., “The Green Book’) and GAO’s agency protocols for working with auditing entities. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Inspector General Auditor. He is also a member of the Association of Inspectors General (AIG) and served on the Board of Directors and Training Committee for AIG’s District of Columbia (DC) chapter, which provided a number of inexpensive auditing and investigative training to the IG community within the DC area. He received his MPA degree from the Inspectors General Program at John Jay College and graduated with a BA from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Regional Investigator / Accreditation Manager at Florida Dept of Children & Families, Office of Inspector General
Flora Miller started her career in state government in 2000 (Public Assistance Eligibility and Public Assistance Fraud Investigations), joining the Office of Inspector General in approximately 2003, serving as a Regional Investigator and Regional Investigator Supervisor. She currently serves as both a Regional Investigator (covering portions of the Central, Northeast, SunCoast, and Southeast Regions), as well as the Accreditation Manager for her agency.
Mrs. Miller is a Team Leader for Inspector General Assessments for the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) and has completed over 25 assessments (mock, onsite, and technical assistance) as both Team Leader and Team Member. She has also completed approximately 20 Peer Reviews, serving as both Team Leader and Team Member for the Association of Inspectors General Peer Review Committee, and is the current Chair of the AIG's Peer Review Committee. Mrs. Miller is an instructor for the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition (FLA-PAC) and the AIG Institute. She holds certifications as a Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) through the AIG and Certified Accreditation Professional (CAP) through the FLA-PAC. In her downtime, Mrs. Miller is active in the martial arts community with her husband sanctioning amateur competitive events through the Florida Boxing Commission, as well as in the Bahamas.
State Inspector General at Louisiana Office of Inspector General
Stephen Street has served as Louisiana's Inspector General since 2008, and is the immediate past President of the National Association of Inspectors General. The mission of the Louisiana Inspector General is to investigate white collar criminal and public corruption cases, and to root out and prevent fraud and corruption in government.
Mr. Street received his law degree in 1989 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Most of his 30 plus years as an attorney have been spent in the field of criminal law at the state and federal levels, first as a criminal staff lawyer with the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles, and then later both defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases. Mr. Street has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of cases, from capital murder to complex white collar and economic crime.
Since becoming Louisiana's Inspector General, Mr. Street has overseen the transformation of the office from an internal audit shop into a fully functioning statutorily empowered law enforcement agency. Experience has demonstrated that the most effective way to ensure integrity in government is to hold those who violate the public trust criminally accountable whenever the evidence warrants. In addition, other desired outcomes, such as improved internal controls and safeguards designed to better prevent and detect criminal fraud and corruption, are often achieved more quickly and with greater public support in the wake of successful criminal prosecutions. The Louisiana OIG therefore focuses primarily on fraud and public corruption investigations, with results that speak for themselves. Since transitioning to law enforcement, the Inspector General has experienced great success, working numerous criminal cases, both independently and with law enforcement partners. (Case highlights available at www.oig.louisiana.gov).
Mr. Street is a Certified Inspector General (CIG), and regularly conducts training for law enforcement, prosecutors, inspectors general and other oversight personnel on white collar and economic crime investigation. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and also continues to serve as an NW3C Adjunct Instructor, teaching courses on Financial Investigation Practical Skills (FIPS) offered to law enforcement throughout the United States.
Audit Manager at Office of the State Inspector General - Commonwealth of Virginia
Ben Sutphin has over 32 years of experience auditing for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Sutphin has worked as an auditor for the Auditor of Public Accounts, the Virginia State Police, the Division of State Internal Audit, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and, presently, for the Office of the State Inspector General. Mr. Sutphin received a BBA with a focus in Accounting from Radford University and is a Certified Inspector General Auditor, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Government Auditing Professional, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Mr. Sutphin is also a Past President of the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a Past President of the ISACA Virginia Chapter and a former representative on the IIA North American Customer Relations Committee covering the all of Virginia, Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland.