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Armanino Joins the Institute of Internal Auditors

Seminars Provide General Strategies for Vendor Risk Management and GRC Implementation

SAN RAMON, Calif. (February 6, 2018) – Armanino LLP, one of the top 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., today announced it teamed up with the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) East Bay Chapter to present on risk management and compliance topics.  The series continues with its next event on February 22 at 8 a.m., where Jay Ranade of Risk Management Professional International will present on vendor risk management at Armanino’s San Ramon office located at 12657 Alcosta Blvd. Suite #500, San Ramon, California.  

“Professional associations like the IIA provide an incredible service to business leaders and auditors, by creating opportunities to share knowledge and talk about real world audit issues that affect organizations both large and small,” said Tom Mescall, partner-in-charge of Consulting at Armanino LLP.  “We are excited to support the IIA with presentations on important governance, risk and compliance challenges facing auditors and their clients.”

The series covers several topics including:

Vendor Risk Management - Hosted at Armanino’s San Ramon office, this seminar will help attendees manage vendor risks originating from organization policies and regulatory requirements. 

Topics to be covered include the following: what is vendor risk, types of vendor risks, 4-elements (RA, due diligence, contracting, and oversight), vendor risk assessment and treatment, monitoring of vendor risk, VRM framework/governance/policy, IT-related vendor risks, vendor risk management from cloud computing, regulatory compliance, SOC 2 reviews, and awareness and training for vendor interfacing employees.

This conference is eligible for up to eight hours of CPE.

Attendees must register here:

GRC Implementation - Presented by Armanino Governance, Risk & Compliance practice partners Jeremy Sucharski and Eric Weis, on March 8, 2018 at the Chevron Main Campus in San Ramon, located at 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road.

This presentation defines the GRC program and technology that manages enterprise risks, teaches attendees the basics about implementing GRC, determining scope and strategy of a GRC program, program governance, program structure and guidelines, risk and control management, monitoring and reporting, leveraging technology and tool selection.

Check back soon for registration information:

Armanino recently presented the basics of Revenue Recognition ASC 606, led by partner Ricardo Martinez and senior manager Paul Merchant.  They covered ways to identify an organization’s risks from the departmental level to the valuation of an entire company, how to evaluate the impact of new regulations on the internal control environment and tips for working with an auditor to streamline audits moving forward with the new standards.  More information can be found on the firm’s Revenue Recognition webpage:

February 06, 2018

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP ( is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Global, one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (, a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital ( is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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