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UCR Undergraduate Business students selected as finalists to present at the Institute of Internal Auditors Competition

A team of three UCR Undergraduate Business students was selected as finalists to present at the Los Angeles Chapter Institute of Internal Auditors Student Night event on September 25, 2016.

Cesar Jimenez, Emily Chow & Anne Marie Simpson gave a lively and insightful presentation, showing an impressive grasp of internal auditing concepts. The three students have been interns at UCR Audit & Advisory Services.

“I was truly amazed with the breadth and quality of their ideas even though they have not taken classwork in Financial Statement Auditing or Internal Audition.” Professor of Audit & Assurance, Theodore Mock said. “Clearly the students’ internship with UCR’s Audit & Assurance Advisory Services was instrumental in their abilities to grapple with such complex issues.”

The Institute of Internal Auditors, who sponsors the event, is the number one internal audit organization in the world.

Under the supervision of Laura Bishin, Principal Auditor of UCR’s Audit & Advisory Services, the team presented at IIA-LA Chapter’s Student Night & Meet the Firms event, in front of fellow students, professionals interested in internal audit, and accounting firms such as Deloitte, PwC, EY, and KPMG.

The Institute of Internal Auditors has over 185,000 members and strives to promote the value of internal audit professionals, while also bringing together internal auditors to share information and experiences. The Student Night and Meet the Firms event aims to educate the next generation of accountants and auditors.

Although the team did not win the sponsorship competition, this marks the first time a UCR team was represented at IIA-LA. "The event was fun and dynamic because we incorporated everything we learned from classes and our internship experience. It was truly a golden opportunity," said Anne Simpson, one of the student presenters. 


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