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ACUA Webinars

ACUA webinars are 60-90 minute live, online presentations focused on topics concerning internal auditing in the higher education industry. 

  • Most webinars are CPE eligible
  • Most webinars are complimentary, but there is a fee for select webinars

The webinar series is one method used by the ACUA Professional Education Committee, through its Distance Learning subcommittee, to deliver quality education to ACUA’s members.

For more information on upcoming webinars, to become a webinar speaker, or to suggest a topic, contact the Distance Learning Committee Director, Jana Clark, at

The Distance Learning Committee is researching other possibilities for delivering CPE-eligible content.


Upcoming Webinars



Title:   Enhancing Network Security       Register

Presenter: ACUA

Date: January 26, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Ashish Jain, Director of Internal Audit at University System of New Hampshire


The Internet is made up of tens of thousands of interconnected network devices. Network security is essential in today’s environment because an organization’s data could be accessible from any computer in the world.

Considering today’s cyber security risks, strong network security practices are essential and critical to secure the organization’s data and IT infrastructure. There are numerous network devices used by any organization. Configuration settings of these devices are very technical, and identifying security opportunities is an uphill task for auditors and management alike. Network security is measured based on the weakest point in the network. A network device with weak security settings can put the whole organization’s IT infrastructure at risk. This presentation will give an overview of top key areas to audit network security, and will introduce attendees to network security risks, ideas to benchmark against best practices, and common network security requirements.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key risk areas for a network security audit.
2. Locate resources for common security practices and/or device settings.
3. Plan and perform a basic network security audit.


Field of Study: IT Auditing
Program Level: Overview
Location: Virtual
Type of Delivery Method: Group-internet-based
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Preparation: None required
CPE Credit: 1 Credit
Cost: None


As the Director of Internal Audit, Ashish Jain is responsible for developing, organizing, and directing the University System’s Internal Audit plan. He manages financial, operational, information technology, and compliance audits to determine the adequacy of the systems of internal control and the degree of compliance with these controls. The Director of Internal Audit is also charged with conducting special investigations as requested, and making recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, and systems designs.


Prior to joining University System of New Hampshire in April 2016, he worked in the Internal Audit departments at Boston College and MIT. He holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University. Ashish maintains professional certifications as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He holds a certification as ACL™ Certified Data Analyst (ACDA).


*CPE Credit:

To comply with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) reporting requirements to receive CPE credit, you must log on individually and respond to each polling question at irregular intervals to confirm your continuous participation in the seminar. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.


Policies: Additional program updates will be made prior to the offering of each new broadcast of the program to ensure the program content remains technically accurate. In the event of a program cancelation, every effort will be made to notify the participants in advance and to reschedule the program for another date and time. Refunds will be made if applicable. 


For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, refund, or certification process, contact ACUA at 913-222-8663 or


ACUA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue, North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN. 37219-2417, Website:



Title:   The Importance of Internal Audit Building a Strong Partnership with Billing Compliance, Privacy, and Information Security Functions       

Presenter: ACUA

Date: February 16, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Glen C. Mueller, Cornell University

Title:   Title IX Auditing     

Presenter: ACUA

Date: March, 8, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Nancy Nasca

Title:   Grant Fraud Detection       

Presenter: ACUA

Date: TBD

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Melissa Hall, Georgia Tech

Paul Coleman, Consultant

Title:   Using Interns in the Audit Shop       

Presenter: ACUA

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Toni Stephens, UT-Dallas

Title:   Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning       

Presenter: ACUA

Date: TBD

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Mark Bednarz, O'Connor Davies


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Technical Tips

For best audio quality, the Distance Learning Committee recommends that attendees dial in using their telephone rather than their computer speakers.


Past Webinars







Auditing for Title IX Compliance

Nancy Nasca, Manager, Rochester Institute of Technology




Construction Auditing

Sandy Jansen, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, Executive Director, University of Tennessee And Tony Ollmann, CPA, CCA, Firm Director, Baker Tilly




Starting & Sustaining Your Use of IDEA – ACUA Special Interest Group Webcast

Jeremy Clopton, Director with BKD




PCI Compliance Risks

ACUA Speaker: Shiva Hullavared (Univ of Alaska)




Uniform Guidance, the Green Book and COSO

Patricia Hawk

Rosemary Madnick




What to Do with the Cloud You Bought or Thought You Bought

Jason Ackerman

Mike Cullen

Eric Smith




Root Cause Analysis: 3 Steps to Implement 2 RCA Methods

Raven Catlin




Back to Basics – Performing a Risk Assessment for Your Athletic Department

Justin Noble, Audit Director, Texas Tech University System

Martina Buckley, Manager, Baker Tilly

Colleen Lewis, Senior Consultant, Baker Tilly




Transforming Internal Audit

John Curran, University of Kansas, Director of Internal Audit

Ashley Deihr, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly




1099s, FACTA, and Beginners Guide to a Tax Compliance Program at Your School

Steve Hoffman “The Tax Translator”



Protect Your Institution with Effective Cybersecurity Governance

Baker Tilly



Auditing in a Global Environment

Baker Tilly



Reining in Third Party Risks


Mark Bednarz, O’Connor Davies

Kevin Secrest, University of Pennsylvania



Small Shops Auditing Part Two

Baker Tilly



What College/University Auditors (and Business Departments) Need to Know About Tax

Steve Hoffman “The Tax Translator”



People-Centric Skills:  Communication Skills When the Stakes are High

Danny Goldberg, Gold SRD




Uniform Guidance: An Update from the Field

Baker Tilly



Small Shops Auditing Part One

Baker Tilly



Show Me the Money: Using Data Analytics to Audit Payroll

Baker Tilly