Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of several accounting professional exam prep sites.
After a few years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, I went to work for a client in their corporate finance department and later as a director of strategic planning in a global bank. Since then, I’ve gone solo to run my own series of accounting and finance career websites on exam preparation, resume preparation and job hunting.
My Take on Internal Audit
I’ve worked with numerous internal auditors in my corporate career. IA is a fascinating job, with lots of opportunities to see how a company actually runs. You are paid to fly to different offices around the world, look at the other side and “spy” for irregularities.
At the same time, it could be a job from hell. How do business units feel like being spied on and poked at? This is a job that needs excellent communication skills and the ability to see the big picture. Successful IAs are tactful and professional, with the commitment to work with the business units for their improvement and common good.
Guess You are Interested in Internal Audit?
Some of you are already in the IA profession and others are exploring the opportunities. In any case, if you visit my site, you are at least interested in internal audit and the CIA exam.
The CIA exam is the most relevant and recognized certification within the internal audit profession. It is a 3-part exam that can be taken in any order, and most professionals can pass within 12-18 months.
CIA Exam is the Necessary Evil
Taking the CIA exam isn’t the end game; it is the necessary evil in your path towards a successful IA career. Therefore, our goal is to pass the CIA exam in the simplest, fastest, and the most efficient way possible.
You will find two types of articles on this site. The first being the basic facts, such as registration process, exam dates, location and so on. They are all listed on my frequently asked questions page.
The second, which is more important, is the tips on how to nail this exam.
Don’t Miss My Tips Pages
The most important page on my site, if you were to ask me, is the CIA review course comparison. Getting the most suitable course is extremely important for your passing success. You’ll see that I list out the pros and cons for each, but my general recommendation is Gleim CIA review, and I explain why on a page dedicated to this excellent review course.
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