Throughout 2020, Internal Audit was forced to reprioritize, reschedule, and reorganize. This was often through an all-hands-on-deck period of stressful and long working hours. In turn, Agile rose back to the top of the agenda with many functions realizing to achieve longer-term resilience they need to embrace agility. Leveraging our recent global survey results, we’ll discuss:
- The extent and nature of adoption of Agile across the globe
- Benefits of Agile and barriers to adoption
- Lessons learned for adoption (leadership, teams, and coaching)
Meet the speakers
Adam is the National Internal Audit Financial Services (IA FSI) leader in Deloitte’s Risk & Financial Advisory (RFA) practice, where he has more than 30 years of global experience delivering strategic risk and control advisory services to FSI audit and relationship clients. These services include a variety of engagements including IA FSI outsourcing, co-sourcing, Internal Audit of the Future strategy work on topics such as talent, delivery, and automation as well as a wide range of enterprise-wide risk services. In addition to Adam’s IA FSI leadership role, he serves as the lead on a number of Deloitte’s IA FSI strategic accounts. In these roles, Adam leads our outsourcing and co-sourcing delivery teams, which includes global coordination and oversight for all our risk and control related services. Adam also was in the role of chief audit executive at a publicly-traded financial services company and currently sits on the Northern Illinois University Executive Board for Accounting as well as for the College of Business. Adam is also the National Greenhouse dean for all Internal Audit labs. In this role, he is the domain subject matter specialist for executive transitions, overall strategy, and risk management. Adam is responsible for lab offering content, provides leadership with design and lab delivery and oversees our roster of lab facilitators and producers. He has grown the program to now include seven IA lab offerings. Pre-COVID, Adam has led/participated in one lab per month over the last four years. And, Adam co-leads our National IA Innovation team responsible for identifying and driving new tools into the practice. He has also been a co-author on a number of whitepapers focused on innovation. Education & Certifications: Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting & Finance, Northern Illinois University Certified Public Accountant Certified Internal Auditor
Sarah is a managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP and the global leader of Deloitte's IT Internal Audit practice with more than 25 years of audit, technology, operations, and IT risk and controls experience. For the first 12 years of her career, she held various operational roles within IT. As an auditor, she applies her knowledge of processes, risks, and controls to assist clients with establishing and strengthening the IT audit focus in their internal audit departments. Sarah currently leads the Deloitte Agile Internal Audit (IA) initiative, developing the methodology and working with clients to transform their internal audit practices by applying agile techniques. She is actively working with multiple companies across industries to pilot Agile IA. Before joining Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Sarah served as the Global IT Audit director for a large media & entertainment company. Prior to that, she was an Internal Audit assistant vice president for a financial services company. Sarah has developed and presented training programs for The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and ISACA, and presented on a variety of audit and technical topics at their conferences.