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December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays

This past year has been a great one for IMTA. Our IMTA team, committees and taskforces have worked hard to meet your needs and address emerging business and technology issues by adding member benefits, resources and learnings to our existing suite of member offerings. And we are committed to doing even more next year. The IMTA Division would like to thank each of you for your membership. We wish you a wonderful and restful holiday season with family and friends and a happy new year.

Take a look at our year in review.

Happy holidays from your IMTA Division,
Susan, Paul, Mary Jean, Maritza and Iesha





Recently, the CITP Credential Committee updated the CITP Body of Knowledge. It's comprised of two modules. Module 1 includes information management, information governance and accounting operations technology services. Module 2 includes information technology risk and advisory services, engagement compliance and IT controls and assessment. The June 2017 CITP exam session window will mark the initial use of the new CITP BOK as the foundation of content coverage. For more information, email CITP Credential Manager Paul Warrick at

» Review the new CITP BOK

This past June, the AICPA honored 19 young CPAs for their contributions to the areas of information management and technology assurance with the first annual Standing Ovation. The recipients, all talented CPA/CITPs age 40 and under, were announced at the AICPA's Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in Las Vegas. One of the past recipients, Elizabeth Pittelkow, of Chicago, is the director of accounting and compliance at ArrowStream. She contributes toward company initiatives by co-founding the Business Continuity Committee, organizing philanthropies, and serving as President of ArrowStream Toastmasters.

» Read more

What are the top global risks for 2017? “The global business environment is riskier than in previous years, but many organisations are not devoting additional time or resources to risk management over the next 12 months, according to a new global survey. Each of the top ten risks’ perceived impact for 2017 grew compared with the previous year, according to respondents in a survey by consulting firm Protiviti and the North Carolina State University Enterprise Risk Management Initiative.”

» Read more of this CGMA Magazine online post



IMTA Podcasts

Have you tuned into the IMTA Podcast Webpage lately? There are several new podcasts including “CAATs”. In this podcast AICPA IMTA CITP Credential Committee members Dana Greene, Virginia Collins and Al Friedman discuss low cost computer assisted auditing tools (CAATs) such as Power Query in Excel 2016.

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