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Join us for a special event featuring speakers from the Institute of Internal Auditors, San Diego Chapter (IIA-SD) who will talk about the many professional areas involved in the field of internal auditing.  Hear about their career paths and gain insight on what happens in a typical day.  The speakers will discuss different areas which encompass internal auditing such as internal control,  risk management, governance,  education, IT audits and security.  This is an opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into the world of internal auditing. Advance registration is required.  The Zoom link and password will be emailed to students 48 hours prior to the event. Zoom Waiting Room will open at 11:50am.

Featured Speakers:

Jonathan Fenton is an Audit and Risk executive with 15+ years’ experience across internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and enterprise risk management spanning public accounting and corporate.  Currently, Jonathan is the Head of Internal Audit at AMN Healthcare, a San Diego-based public company with a $3B market cap and approximately 3,000 employees. He spent the first half of his career with KPMG based in the US and Australia leading and delivering a wide range of risk and audit advisory services. After leaving public accounting, Jonathan led Internal Audit and Risk departments of two global companies based in Australia, before moving back to the US and taking the role at AMN Healthcare. When not working, Jonathan can be found spending time with his wife and three beautiful girls, running or playing guitar.
Jonathan Kresser is the Head of Internal Audit at Realty Income Corporation.  Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company based in San Diego dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income in the form of dividends which are supported by the cash flow from over 6,500 real estate properties.  Prior to joining Realty Income, Jonathan led the internal audit function at PennyMac and began his career in public accounting with Grant Thornton’s advisory practice.  Jonathan graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Jonathan is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) receiving Certificate of Honor recognition, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and licensed real estate broker in California.

Moderated by Elmira Stamkulova, UC San Diego Extension Internal Auditing Instructor

Elmira Stamkulova has twenty years of internal auditing experience. She worked for 14 years for public accounting firms. Elmira was a Director of Risk Assurance practice in PwC Eurasia delivering internal audit, internal controls, governance, and risk management projects. She also worked as an in-house internal auditor and was a senior internal audit professional in several public companies. Her latest role in the industry was as Vice President of Internal Audit at Axos Bank. Elmira takes an active role in the development of internal audit profession. She has significant international experience and was actively involved in the activities of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Eurasia. Elmira is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Who Should Attend:

  • Accounting and Finance professionals curious about the field of Internal Auditing
  • Business professionals who want to discover the role internal auditing serves in strategic decision making
  • Students and recent college graduates who are curious about the world of internal auditing

Career Information:  Midpoint of salaries for Internal Auditors:

  • Internal audit manager: $116,500
  • Internal auditor (senior): $90,250
  • Internal auditor (1-3 years of experience): $73,500
  • Internal auditor (up to 1 year of experience): $48,000

 Source:  2020 Robert Half Salary Guide for Accounting and Financial Professionals.



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Course Number: WKSP-70046
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)