My name is Jim Tiao and I will be teaching this course. I started my career in internal auditing right after getting my MBA from UCLA and working for the University of California’s Internal Audit Division. As an internal auditor, I was involved in a broad range of reviews of operations and programs throughout the UC system and its medical centers. I then gained some international experience by joining an oil services firm with several diverse divisions and international operations. My internal audit work has provided me with a “bird’s eye view” of these large organizations as well as providing me with great experience in the “nuts and bolts” of some of its core business processes and operations.. I then joined Honda as it began to expand its operations in the US and was fortunate enough to be part of the growth and success it now enjoys. At Honda, I managed the audit groups responsible for the sales/marketing and captive-finance divisions and supported audits of the manufacturing divisions. I have also managed the IT audit group for a period of time ,as well as leading the efforts to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In addition, I have managed the administrative and finance/accounting functions for one of Honda’s trading companies for several years. I have taught the Internal Auditing course at UCLA Extension and managerial accounting courses at California State University at Dominquez Hill. In addition, I have my Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. As you can see, most of my professional career has been in internal auditing. And I’ve seen its growth and evolution into its important role in supporting today’s need for more accountability and transparency. I’ve eager to share my knowledge and experience with you and looking forward to working with you.