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Internal Audit Seminar

Internal Audit Seminar



October 9-10, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
VBA Training Center
4490 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

The VBA, in conjunction with Crowe Horwath LLP, will present a 2-day Internal Audit Seminar for those involved in the audit function in the bank.

Topics will include:

  • Auditing the Lending Function
  • Auditing the Mortgage Banking Functions
  • Third Party Risk
  • Regulatory Update
  • Effectively Communicating Audit Results
  • Auditing the Accounting Function
  • Recent Trends in Financial Institution Fraud

Who Should Attend

Any bank personnel involved in the audit function at their bank. 

About the Instructors

Maria Mora, CPA, Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP
Maria Mora is a Senior Manager in the Business Risk Consulting practice. She has engaged in various internal audit engagements within the financial services industry. Maria is responsible for risk assessment, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx). Regulation AB, and internal audit projects. Her clients range from community and regional banks to large multi-bank holding companies.

Maria’s primary area of expertise is financial institution risk management and internal audit. Maria has been responsible for engagement planning, client communications and coordination, including preparation of final report and Audit Committee packages.

Maria is responsible for performing risk assessments, identifying risks, controls, gaps and creating remediation plans, testing design and/or effectiveness of controls, performing inquiries and walk-throughs, learning client’s processes, documenting retained information, managing staff and building client relationship. Maria is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Machelle Rinko, Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP

Machelle Rinko is a Senior Manager in the Northeast Risk Consulting practice and is responsible for managing full scope and co-sourced internal audits, Regulatory Compliance (primarily 12CFR9), SSAE16 reviews for Trust Operations, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, Quality Assessment Review, and annual risk assessment engagements. Machelle’s clients have ranged from small community banks to large, multi-billion dollar, multinational financial institutions.

Ms. Rinko has over 24 years of experience providing operational and regulatory risk consulting to financial institutions, including more than 9 years as an internal auditor with regional and national institutions; her primary are of expertise is internal auditing, including a significant background in lending, including loan servicing and asset based lending.

Machelle also serves as a Senior Engagement Manager. She is responsible for annual engagement planning, client communications and coordination and overall technical and quality assurance for individual internal audit segments. Machelle works with management to develop annual risk assessment and internal audit plans. She works closely with the engagement executive on final client deliverables, as well as Audit Committee communications and deliverables.

Ms. Rinko is a Subject Matter Expert –Operations, Risk Assessment, and Sarbanes Oxley Implementation and Compliance. Machelle holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Youngstown State University. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Registration Fees

Through August 30, 2019: $375
August 31 - September 19, 2019: $405
September 20 - October 9, 2019: $435

Through August 30, 2019: $875
August 31 - September 19, 2019: $905
September 20 - October 9, 2019: $935

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Richmond-Innsbrook
4100 Cox Road | Glen Allen, VA 23060

The VBA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Richmond-Innsbrook for $124.00 plus taxes/fees.  In order to take advantage of this reduced rate, reservations must be made by September 18, 2019.  Reservations can be made online here.


VBA Contact

Gail Queen -
Virginia Bankers Association

Special Needs

If you have special needs that mat affect your participation in this event, please contact Gail Queen at (804) 819-4720 or to discuss accommodations.

Americans with Disabilities Notice:

Please contact Gail Queen at (804) 819-4720 or with specific needs.

VBA Event Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 72 business hours before the program will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee plus any additional fees associated with the training. Substitutions are allowed prior to beginning of course.