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IIA Members-Only Webinar Series

United, Connected and Aligned

December 11, 2018
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

United, Connect and Aligned examines the distinct roles internal audit and the finance function play in good governance. Based on a joint report from The IIA and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), United, Connect and Aligned draws on the experiences of 11 governance experts from around the world to describe how collaboration and cooperation between these two groups is vital to good governance. This webinar is led by Greg Grocholski, one of the governance experts who participated in the project, and a leader in internal auditing and information systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the differences between the roles of internal audit and the finance function.
  • Examine how the two roles can successfully interact to benefit the organization.
  • Identify the requisite competencies for internal audit and the finance functions to earn stakeholder support and respect.
  • Examine how an ethical corporate culture empowers effective leadership necessary to carry out good governance processes

Topics / Key Words will include:

  • Governance
  • internal audit
  • finance function
  • corporate culture

Course Duration: 1 hour
CPEs Available: 1
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet based


Greg GrocholskiGreg Grocholski
CAE, Vice President Internal Audit, SABIC

Greg Grocholski is Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at SABIC, located in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Grocholski is responsible to lead and manage the Internal Audit department on a global level, to ensure the implementation of internal audit best practices worldwide, as well as to coach the company’s internal audit employees to maximize their contributions to achieving the company’s objectives.

In the Assurance profession, Grocholski is internationally respected and is affiliated to ISACA (Global IT Security, Risk, Governance and Assurance Organization) of whom he has served on various committees, its board of directors, and served as Global Board Chairman (2012-2013). Other notable independent affiliations include; Finance Executives International (FEI) - Committee on Finance and Information Technology (CFIT) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and its Global Advocacy Committee. Prior to SABIC, Grocholski attained an impressive track record in the global chemicals industry with +30 years’ service at The Dow Chemical Company. He successfully progressed through various management roles in the Audit & Finance functions, in which he also served as Dow’s Chief Audit Executive.