Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce Bill Acuff and Daniel Barber have earned the Certified Internal Auditor ™ (CIA™) designation awarded by The Institute of Internal Auditors.
Mr. Acuff serves as the Director of Forensic Accounting and Internal Audit Services with Decosimo Advisory Services, while Mr. Barber is an Assurance Supervisor with Decosimo. Mr. Acuff and Mr. Barber are both licensed certified public accountants. Mr. Acuff is a chartered global management accountant (CGMA) and he is certified in financial forensics (CFF). Mr. Acuff also holds a CFE credential as a certified fraud examiner.
The CIA™ designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes for businesses and organizations.
“Part of the responsibility we have as a firm is to encourage our associates to pursue continuing education opportunities that will help us in further strengthening the services we can offer to our clients,” said Nick Decosimo, firm-wide Managing Principal. “We are very proud of what Bill and Daniel have accomplished by earning the CIA™ designation. We know the additional expertise they gained by going through the CIA™ certification process will benefit the firm and our clients.”
The Institute of Internal Auditors was established in 1941 and the CIA™ program was launched in 1973.
Decosimo is perennially ranked as a Top 100 accounting and business advisory services firm. Decosimo is a regional firm with offices in nine geographic locations in the United States and the Cayman Islands, with approximately 300 professionals and staff. Each of Decosimo's offices provides a full range of accounting and advisory services to a wide array of industries. Additionally, Decosimo is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited. With over 300 firms with a total of 667 offices across 105 countries, Moore Stephens and Decosimo provide clients with access to significant resources and expertise comparable to Big Four firms.