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Spring Internal Audit Program

Join VACB & Brown Edwards for our Spring Program on Zoom.

Thursday, April 25, 2024
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

The program handouts and Zoom link will be furnished to attendees several days ahead of the program.

Event Details

Spring Internal Audit Program Topics

Internal Audit’s Role with Compliance – Internal audit is vital to every institution, including its testing of compliance.  We will share ideas to help you incorporate appropriate compliance coverage in your internal audit plan.

Auditing 1071 and New Beneficial Ownership Rules – Banks face change every day.  We will give an overview of these two important changes and how they impact the internal audit function.  

What to do if you experience a cyber event – Unfortunately this type of event can happen despite the best prevention tools.  We will discuss different steps for you to consider as part of your contingency plan.  

Common Findings and Exceptions – We will share some of the more common issues that we found in 2023 to help you better prepare for 2024.  

About Our Presenters

G. Alan Landes, CPA, CIA | Partner – Financial Institution Services Group
Alan has over 32 years of public accounting experience, as well as work experience in the private sector in financial management. As a partner in Brown Edwards’ Financial Institution Services Group, he provides continuous support and value-added services to community banks throughout the Virginias, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio.

Jason B. Ross, CPA | Partner - Financial Institution Services Group
Jason is a Partner in the Blacksburg office. He has over 20 years of public accounting experience. His focus has been providing accounting services to the financial services industry. He has worked with over 50 community banks and a number of SEC registrants ranging in size from $100 million to $3 billion. Jason has extensive experience with GAAP and SEC issues and assists clients in complex accounting issues, quarterly reviews, and with SEC filings.

Jennifer Theimer, CPA, CRCM | Director - Financial Institution Services Group
Jennifer is a director in the financial institution practice in the Roanoke office.  She assists community banks with numerous professional services including SOX reporting and compliance, internal audit, external audit, BSA validations and regulatory compliance.  Prior to joining Brown Edwards, she was the Chief Administration and Risk Officer (CARO) for a community bank for 11 years where she was responsible for managing strategic, financial and operational risks across the organization. 

Chad Hammonds, CPA, CRCM | Senior Manager– Banking Practice
Chad is a senior manager at Brown Edwards specializing in internal audit, loan review, compliance testing, and various industry-related services. Chad works in the Firm’s Banking Practice, serving the needs of financial institutions in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee markets. His background working within the bank regulatory and lending environments provided valuable hands-on experience with a first-hand perspective and understanding,