IIA STANDARDS AND QAR SUBCOMMITTEE
Mike Batson, CAE
February 1, 2018
The IIA Standards and QAR subcommittee has completed the solicitation and review of candidates that
submitted interest in participating in the external validation of the System-wide self-assessment.
The external validation is an IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) approved approach for meeting the
International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) Standard 1300,
Quality Assurance and Improvement
The committee received three candidate submissions and reviewed the candidates for external assessor
qualifications including the practice of internal audit, internal audit management experience, and external
The subcommittee’s external assessor recommendation is as follows:
Lead Reviewer - Monica Moyer, Saint Leo University
Reviewer - Mark Rupert, Northern Arizona University
Reviewer - Jana Clark, Kansas State University
Should the external team need additional reviewer support, it is the subcommittee’s recommendation that
the lead reviewer hold responsibility for identifying a competent addition to the external validation team.
Should you support the recommendation, IPPF Standard 1320,
Reporting on the Quality Assurance and
requires the CAE to disclose to senior management and the board the “qualifications
and independence of the assessor(s) or assessment team, including potential conflicts of interest”.
The subcommittee requests a response regarding or verification of the candidate recommendations by
February 19 in order to communicate the selection outcome with the candidates. If the timeline is not
feasible, please provide an estimated date that can be communicated with the candidates.
Thank you for your time and assistance with the QAR External Assessment team process.
Chair, Erica Smith, Columbia State Community College
Sandra Pruett, Dyersburg State Community College
Tammy Wiseman, Motlow State Community College
Chris Hyder, Northeast State Community College