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Jonnie Keith

Jonnie Keith, CIA, CFE

Atlanta,GA
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About Speaker

Mr. Keith has over 50 years of audit experience and served as the Chief Audit Executive for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for 12 years before his retirement in 2012.  His other audit experience includes serving as Operational Audit Manager for five years and was a Senior Auditor in the Contract Compliance Audit Branch at MARTA.  He was also a Senior Auditor at Norfolk Southern Railway, and a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 

As the Chief Audit Executive for MARTA, he was responsible for administering the overall audit activities for the Department of Internal Audit including:

  • Providing the Board of Directors, the GM/CEO, MARTA Senior Management and appropriate government entities with independent analysis, appraisals, and recommendations concerning operational, information technology, contract compliance, and financial audits.
  • Directing the day-to-day activities for three audit managers, 12 auditors and the audit coordinator.
  • Developing an annual risk-based audit plan to maximize audit resources in addressing MARTA risks.
  • Assisting the Audit Committee Chair with the quarterly Audit committee meetings.
  • Developing and operating within the approved audit budget; and
  • Assisting the Board, the GM/CEO, and Management in other areas as necessary and requested.

He was a volunteer seminar instructor for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Some of the courses taught included: 

  • Writing Effective Audit Reports
  • Tools and Techniques for the Beginning Auditor
  • Communication Skills for Auditors
  • Leadership Skills for the Auditor-In-Charge
  • Audit Project Management
  • CIA Review Course

He has written three IIA Magazine articles including:

  • Killing the Spider, April 2005
  • Producing Quality Audit Reports, August 2018
  • Write Effective Audit Objectives, June 2020

He has provided training for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference:

  • 2018 Bulletproofing Your Fraud Reports
  • 2019 Writing Effective Fraud Findings

He currently teaches audit webinars, including:

  • How to Write Effective Audit Observations
  • How to Put the Quality in Audit Reports
  • What It Takes to Be the Auditor-In-Charge
  • Report Writing Techniques for Audit Professionals
  • How to Assess Risks and Evaluate Controls

He has a degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University.  His certifications include Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).

Mr. Keith has been married over 50 years.  He also co-authored a book with his wife on marriage entitled “Tied Together – The Marriage Trinity”.  He has two daughters and five grandchildren. 

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Melissa Smith, CPA (US)

Aug 26th 2021

Mr. Keith was an excellent presenter. His knowledge and examples he provided throughout the course was exactly what I have been looking for when writing audit reports. I highly recommend this course to anyone who writes reports and/or findings for their career.

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Lauren Reyes, CPA (US)

Oct 14th 2021

Overall experience was good. The content was informative, but the time allocated for the presentation was, in my opinion, too long for the type of information being presented. Could be reduced and still effectively presented in 1-hour.

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