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Below are links to various professional organizations’ websites that Internal Audit uses to inquire as to best practices, policies and procedures, and general information for specific industries and services. Also provided is information from the “About Us” section of these websites. In addition, State of Ohio and Summit County links are also provided.

Professional Organizational Links

ACFE–Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The ACFE is the world's premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with over 34,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

AGA–Advanced Government Accountability

AGA serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability.

Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)

ALGA is a professional organization committed to supporting and improving local government auditing through advocacy, collaboration, education and training, while upholding the highest standards of professional ethics. ALGA was formed in 1989 and has enjoyed a growing membership. There are more than 300 organizational members and over 2,000 individual members of ALGA. Our membership represents a wide diversity of local government audit organizations ranging from one-person audit shops to others with more than 75 professionals. The Directors of some of our member organizations are elected and others are appointed. Our members audit cities, counties, and service districts, such as schools, transportation, and water. We also encourage associate memberships for auditors working in state and federal organizations as well as private auditing firms. We provide information to assist our members whether they are audit directors, managers or staff in conducting financial as well as performance audits.

ASIS International

ASIS International is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement, are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security issues and solutions.


The auditors’ Web portal with links, tools and resources developed for the benefit of the auditors by Jim Kaplan CIA, CFE, CSM .

GASB–Governmental Accounting Standards Board

The mission of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports and guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.

GFOA-Government Financial Officers Association

GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. Approximately 16,000 GFOA members are dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources

IIA-Institute of Internal Auditors

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 107,000 members with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., United States. Throughout the world, The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance.

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