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Internal Audit Certification for Telecom Revenues Introduced

GRAPA Certifies Bachelors of Internal Audit for Telecom Revenues (CB-IATR)

Chicago, IL, September 06, 2009 --( Responding to demand from telco internal auditors, the Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) is offering a Bachelors Certification in Internal Audit for Telecom Revenues in line with internationally ratified standards.

“Telco internal auditors tend to be skilled finance professionals, but they often lack formal education in the unique networks, systems and processes they are tasked with auditing. However internal auditors do not need a PhD in Engineering to understand how networks function, especially since most systems have audit trails embedded in their logic. All internal auditors need is some focused training on how network processes function. Acquiring this intimate knowledge of telco environments quickly transforms shallow generalists into true telecommunications professionals” said Rob Mattison, GRAPA’s President.

“Internal auditors and revenue assurance are natural partners within the telco. Both are on the same team, especially when it comes to eliminating fraud and revenue risk. However GRAPA’s training also helps clarify boundaries and responsibilities, allowing I/A and RA to work together effectively as a team. Both sides have to remember that I/A is the telco’s independent check, while revenue assurance is I/A’s (operationally responsible) enforcement arm. Internal audit is the strategic brains guiding the tactical brawn of revenue assurance” said Louis Khor, GRAPA’s Director of Research and Industry Analysis.

Telco Internal Auditors will be able to certify as Bachelors of Internal Audit for Telecom Revenues (CB-IATR) by attending GRAPA’s intensive ‘Revenue Assurance to the Xtreme’ training program, taking a series of tests and providing proof of experience working in telco internal audit.

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About GRAPA:

The Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) was created to serve the interests of telecommunications and revenue assurance professionals throughout the world. As the leading standards, certification and professionalizing body in revenue assurance, GRAPA is committed to core principals of consensus, rationalization and integrity in all its endeavors. GRAPA’s goal is to further the professional stature of those working in telecommunications revenue assurance, and to have their essential functions recognized at the core of efficient and effective industry practice. GRAPA believes that this can only be achieved through the rigorous application of ratified global standards, the certification of trained and qualified professionals, and the continuous education of those who work in such an essential, demanding and constantly evolving discipline.

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