Jim Kaplan CIA CFE
Oakton, Virginia, US
Oakton, Virginia, US
Jim Kaplan, Founder and CEO of AuditNetÂ® the global resource for auditors is an Internet for auditors pioneer. He has a MS in Accounting from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. His recognition includes the 2007 recipient of the IIAâ€™s Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award and the 2005 Association of Local Government Auditors Lifetime Membership Award. Jim was a contributing editor for The Internal Auditor, the professional journal of the IIA. His column covered how auditors used computers and software. Jim wrote for the Internet Bulletin for CPAâ€™s and Internal Auditing Alert. He is the author of The Auditorâ€™s Guide to Internet Resources 2nd Edition, (IIA).
Jim developed an interest in digital communications for audit professionals in the early 1990's through the use of bulletin boards and online commercial information services. His conceptual model of AuditNetÂ®, an online information network for auditors, and articles on digital resources for auditors raised audit awareness of using the Internet for audit productivity. As the founder and principal of AuditNetÂ®, he developed an Internet Web site that links auditors with over 1,300 audit related resources and more than 2,000 audit templates. He pioneered the sharing of digital audit documentation that has been replicated by others in the profession. The AuditNetÂ® Web site www.auditnet.org is used by auditors at Fortune 500 companies, public and private companies, government agencies and organizations, in 221 countries on 6 continents searching for audit-related information. AuditNet is currently developing horizontal and vertical relationships to provide resources to accountants, auditors, financial and internal control specialists. Partnering with other subject matter experts he established the AuditNet Â®Training without Travel Institute offering Webinars for detecting and preventing fraud, audit software including ACL, IDEA, Excel for Auditors, Internal Audit Skills and IT Audit. Jim supports the audit use of technology and continues to seek innovative solutions for auditors using the latest technology tools.
As a writer, journalist, educator, lecturer and CAE, Jim has promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.