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LSUCIA Alumni Featured in Top 20 Under 30

06/13/2013 02:57 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Institute of Internal Auditors, or IIA, has named three LSU Center for Internal Auditing alumni to its Top 20 Auditors Under 30 list for 2013. Rachel Bond, Jesse Cohen and Brian Kistler were each selected by the organization after recommendations from colleagues and mentors.

Bond is a consultant for Deloitte and Touche LLP in its Enterprise Risk Services Group. She is a member of the New York chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and was the top winner of the Esther R. Sawyer Research Award for her paper on Internal Audit Rotational Programs in 2011. Throughout her career, Bond has maintained the same motto, “True success is helping other people succeed.”

“I know from personal experience that the advice and counsel of someone with more experience who takes a vested interest in your success – a mentor – can make a huge difference,” Bond was quoted as saying.

Cohen is the international internal auditor advisor for AutoZone. He played an integral part in developing the Internal Audit Department’s new audit programs, auditor development frameworks and annual-risk assessment methodologies. He also helped develop new analytical tools and reports that allowed his team to recover significant funds during the past fiscal year. Like Bond, Cohen stressed the importance of mentors.

“I’ve been blessed to have a long line of extremely talented and gracious teachers who have taken the time to share their collective knowledge and wisdom with me,” Cohen was quoted as saying.

Kistler is a senior staffer for Crowe Horwath LLP, where he has developed an expertise in loss share and Audit Command Language. He is a certified internal auditor, certified public accountant and has a certification in risk management assurance. Kistler is a member of the Internal Audit Department, where he focuses on the financial services industry. He offered advice to others interested in pursuing a career in internal auditing.

“Pay attention to the behaviors of respected colleagues and others in leadership positions and observe how they conduct themselves,” Kistler was quoted as saying. “Identify the positive characteristics they exhibit and try to incorporate those aspects into our own routines.”

According to its website, IIA was established in 1941 and is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education and security. Globally, the IIA has more than 175,000 members. The IIA in North America comprises 159 chapters serving more than 70,000 members in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago.

The Center for Internal Auditing at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business is a multidisciplinary program with students from more than 20 different business and non-business majors that is considered the premier internal audit program in the world. LSUCIA serves as a model for similar programs in other schools and internationally and provides training to graduate and undergraduate students for developing an understanding about the internal auditing profession.

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