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:
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.
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.
In this session, you’ll learn how internal audit can add value to your organization:
Who Should Attend
Anyone in a Nonprofit Governance Positions, such as: