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Sleepy Hollow, IL, United States, 2010/02/02 - Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association certifies 30 Internal Auditors as Certified Bachelors in Revenue Assurance (CB-RA) from Protiviti’s Member Firm for the Middle East Region - Protiviti.com.
In an expression of the increasing partnership between Revenue Assurance and Internal Audit, Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) recently certified thirty Internal Audit Professionals at a Revenue Assurance training event held in Kuwait. All of these internal audit professionals successfully certified in Revenue Assurance, and many chose to take advantage of special training and testing in Internal Audit and Fraud Management as well.
The onsite RA event held at Kuwait was sponsored by Protiviti’s Member Firm for the Middle East Region, the leading Internal Audit service provider to telecommunications companies in the Middle East and Africa.
This training event demonstrated the progressive realization that Revenue Assurance and Internal Audit go hand-in-hand in securing telcos’ revenues. As, Rob Mattison, president of GRAPA said, “Internal Audit and Revenue Assurance are key partners in ensuring that the telcos’ revenues are not at risk. It’s important to realize this and get the training required for Internal Auditors so they too can understand network operations, revenue assurance and other operational issues that may come up.”
“It’s clear that there is a definite shift towards realizing the need for internal auditors and revenue assurance professionals to work together in combating risk and fraud. The recent training at Protitivi only proves this further, and shows that telcos and leading service providers are now realizing this more and more,” said Louis Khor, GRAPA’s Director in Industry Research and Analysis.
GRAPA has had the opportunity to certify dozens of Internal Auditors, giving them the advantage of an understanding of the GRAPA Revenue Assurance Standards. These standards provide a guideline for handling telco revenue and operational risks and being able to efficiently secure telcos’ revenue risks.
GRAPA has certifications available in Revenue Assurance, as well as RA Internal Audit, which many of the Protiviti member firm employees took advantage of. GRAPA’s extensive background in providing training and certification for revenue assurance professionals and internal auditors worldwide gives GRAPA an edge in being able to provide the best and most effective training in revenue management.
For more information on GRAPA’s certification programs, including information on how to certify as a Bachelor of Revenue Assurance (CB-RA), Bachelor of Internal Audit for Telecom Revenues (CB-IATR) or Bachelor of Telecoms Fraud Management (CB-TFM), please visit the website.
The Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) was created to serve the interests of revenue assurance professionals throughout the world. As the leading standards, certification and professionalizing body in revenue assurance, GRAPA (grapatel.com) is committed to core principals of consensus, rationalization and integrity in all its endeavors. GRAPA’s goal is to further the professional stature of those working in revenue assurance, and to have their essential functions recognized at the core of efficient and effective telecommunications industry practice. GRAPA believes that this can only be achieved through the rigorous application of ratified global standards, the certification of trained and qualified professionals, and the continuous education of those who work in such an essential, demanding and constantly evolving discipline.
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About Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East Region
Protiviti Member Firm (Middle East) Ltd Is the member firm of Protiviti, Inc. (protiviti.com) and is a leading provider of internal audit, consulting, risk, governance, corporate finance, technology and transaction services in the Middle East Region. The firm brings “Powerful Insights” and a “Proven Delivery” model to meet clients’ regional and global business needs. Protiviti, Inc. is a global consulting and internal audit firm and is a subsidiary of Robert Half International, an NYSE listed company.