UTEP College of Business Administration graduate students receive partnership awards for teaching internal audit
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Officials from the University of Texas at El Paso College of Business Administration announced this week that graduate students have received financial assistance from the Teaching Education Partnership Program. The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) internal audit (IAEP) to take the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, the only certified internal auditor certificate recognized worldwide.
“The IAEP program is an internationally recognized program that officially recognizes schools with outstanding internal audit programs,” said Courtney H. Rios, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Information Systems at UTEP.
“Recognition as an IAEP approved school opens the doors to many scholarship, grant and networking opportunities for our accounting students. Accreditation agencies have also commended UTEP’s Accounting and Information Systems Department for their participation in IAEP, as the program encourages community engagement for our students.
Daniel Seeger, Jannell Ballin, Jeanette Alvarado and Imelda Rodriguez, students in the Accounting and Information Systems department at UTEP, received scholarships from the IIA’s Foundation for Internal Auditing (IAF), which administers the program. scholarships for IAEP institutions.
The department was officially recognized as a member of the IAF in 2016.
Recipients will use the scholarships to pass the first part of the CIA exam, which is a certification for accountants who perform internal audits. The CIA is awarded to individuals by The IIA after passing the required exams.
Gleim Exam Prep also offered fellows the Premium CIA Review System to prepare for the exam.
In addition to the scholarships, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) offered scholarships to 10 IAEP program students to help with CIA training and certification. As a local workforce development council, the WSB is at the forefront of helping economic recovery.
Part of the WSB’s mission is to help job seekers gain industry-recognized credentials for in-demand jobs, Rios said.
Students include Erica Huntgate, Miguel Anaya, Saray Miramontes, Chakehria Brown, Orlando Bustillos, Jennifer Delgadillo, Arisbet Hernandez, Genevieve Hernandez, Jesus Larrea, and Yadira Valles.
The El Paso Chapter of The IIA also offered 15 free memberships to accounting and information systems majors, including free training opportunities. The chapter will offer a complementary study course for the CIA exam in October 2021.
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