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Holly Daniels, Technical Director, The Institute of Internal Auditors, to Speak at KC’s Event on Anti-Fraud Guidelines for Financial Institutions on 12/12/2008

New York, NY, October 09, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Holly Daniels, CIA, CISA, Technical Director, Standards and Guidance, The Institute of Internal Auditors Global Headquarters will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “Anti-Fraud Guidelines for Financial Institutions”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on December 12th, 2008, Friday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

All financial institutions should take steps to deter fraud to protect their organization. This is one of the reasons why the AICPA, ACFE and the IIA have jointly released new guidelines to fight this threat. This event aims to discuss the warning signs and the methods in executing fraud, alongside the strategies that can be taken to identify and counter this unlawful act. This is a must-attend for financial institutions who intend to eliminate fraud for good.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to inform financial institutions of the benefits of these guidelines. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live webinar.

About Holly Daniels

Holly Daniels is a Technical Director within Standards and Guidance at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Headquarters. The IIA, established in 1941, is an international professional association of more than 160,000 members in 165 countries with headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States. Throughout the world, The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession's leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance.

The Standards and Guidance team serves key roles surrounding The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) activities. The IPPF is the conceptual framework that organizes the authoritative (mandatory and strongly recommended) guidance promulgated by The IIA. The IPPF includes the Definition of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics, the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards), Practice Advisories, Practice Guides, and Position Papers.

Holly aids in leading The IIA’s worldwide activities in developing, maintaining, and promoting internal auditing guidance, in and beyond the IPPF, and supports other matters that impact the internal audit profession. She is the staff liaison for The IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC) whereby she works regularly with more than 50 thought leaders and practitioners from around the world who have been selected to serve as volunteers providing leadership and professional guidance to the members and stakeholders of the internal audit profession.

Holly has a broad spectrum of knowledge in the areas of governance, risk management and internal control. Holly has performed on project teams in developing guidance, IIA messages, and responses to exposure drafts including those from IIA advocacy targets such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). She has served on special projects such as the IIA/AICPA/ACFE joint fraud guidance initiative and The IIA’s Guide to the Assessment of IT General Controls Scope Based on Risk (GAIT). Holly also assists the IIA with communications and public relations such as media interviews, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and other IIA Research Foundation initiatives, webinars and speaking engagements, course development and instruction, and external quality assurance reviews.

Holly has almost 15 years of experience within the field of internal auditing as well as practical knowledge of the financial services industry having worked in various roles from teller to Vice President.

She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Holly has served The IIA as a member of the Financial Services Auditor Group and as a member of the Nominating and Membership committees for the IIA Florida East Coast Chapter. She is currently a member of the IIA Central Florida Chapter.

Holly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

About The Institute of Internal Auditors Global Headquarters

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

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