Drive Value through Internal Audit
About Our Speaker(s)
Melissa Musser

Melissa Musser CPA, CISA, serves as a manager at Aronson with 15 years of professional experience.  Melissa delivers a comprehensive best-in-class risk based audit approach to respond to financial, compliance, operational & IT risks for small nonprofits to large global SEC organizations. Areas of focus include but not limited to:

  • Establishing, maintaining and optimizing internal controls and/or Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance programs
  • Planning, supervising and executing audits to ensure compliance with policies and regulations and to monitor achievement of corporate objectives
  • Developing and supporting Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit programs

Prior to joining Aronson, Melissa spent eight years in public accounting as well as five years as a manager of corporate and IT internal audit and risk management for large global SEC organizations.  Melissa has sat on numerous nonprofit boards throughout her career and actively volunteers within her community. She enjoys regularly sharing her knowledge with audiences as well having published whitepapers on internal controls.

Melissa earned her B.Sc. in accounting with majors in both professional accounting and accounting information systems from the University of Akron. Melissa received a (PMBOK) Project Management Body of Knowledge Certificate while there and also holds her CPA and CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) certifications.

Drive Value through Internal Audit (CDP975G)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Melissa Musser
60 minutes
Event Description

How to Implement an Internal Audit at Your Nonprofit

The most strategic and successful organizations—regardless of size or industry—recognize that quality is not static. In today’s fast paced and uncertain risk environment, organizations must act decisively and effectively to stay ahead of the curve. By investing in sound internal controls structures and strong internal audit functions, market leaders defuse emerging risks on the horizon, maximize operational efficiency, and spot opportunities well before their competitors.

Join this session with expert speaker Melissa Musser, CPA, CISA, who will discuss the value an internal audit can bring and how you can implement or enhance the function at your nonprofit. You will learn to identify the types of internal audits, and how to conduct a preliminary needs assessment. An internal audit can make your operational processes more efficient and satisfy your stakeholders’ need for more financial reliability and integrity. This session will discuss how the internal audit can lead to a reduction in fraud and errors, ultimately saving you money, provide insight into emerging risks and protect your organization.

Session Highlights

In this session, you’ll learn how internal audit can add value to your organization:

  • Give independent assurance that controls are operating effectively
  • Assist in facilitating the enterprise risk management process
  • Assess employee training and compliance procedures and related laws and regulations
  • Serve as a warning system enabling and remediation prior to external, regulatory or compliance audits
  • Investigate allegations into possible frauds
  • Facilitate discussions with employees to promote operational efficiency, including updates to standard operating procedures for automation and the elimination of redundant activities
  • Assist in identifying risks and prioritizing areas that require attention and audit focus

Who Should Attend

Anyone in a Nonprofit Governance Positions, such as:

  • C-suite
  • Board Members
  • Executive Directors
  • Directors of Operation
  • Internal Auditors

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