Decosimo’s Bill Acuff And Daniel Barber Earn Certified Internal Auditor Designations

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Bill Acuff
Bill Acuff

Decosimo, a regional public accounting and advisory firm, announced Bill Acuff and Daniel Barber have earned the Certified Internal Auditor 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 and he is certified in financial forensics. 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 CI 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.

Daniel Barber
Daniel Barber

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