The Successful New CAE: Best Practices for Interviewing, the 90 Day Plan, & Leading Through a Crisis

Scott Madenburg
Scott Madenburg AuditBoard
Sabrina Abramson
Sabrina Abramson Wyndham
Chris Patrick
Chris Patrick Figure

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Scott Madenburg is a Market Advisor at AuditBoard, supporting organizations, both large and small, transforming their audit, SOX, and risk management through best-in-class technology solutions. Scott has over 20 years of global experience in the areas of audit, risk, and compliance. Beginning his career at Arthur Andersen, Scott transitioned to internal audit with Fox Entertainment & News Corporation and then spent several years at Rovi Corporation, where he helped lead operational and IT audits, SOX compliance, consulted on business process improvements, and participated in multiple ERP implementations and M&A activities. Prior to joining AuditBoard, Scott was the Chief Audit Executive at Mobilitie, where he built the internal audit function from the ground up to a six-person department focusing on agile audits, SOX readiness, risk management, and cyber and IT security compliance.

Sabrina Abramson is the Leader of Audit Services for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. While she has only been in the role since January 2020, she has been a part of the Wyndham audit family for the past ten years. Prior to Wyndham, Sabrina was an auditor for Dun & Bradstreet, Realogy, Cendant and KPMG. When not at work, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, traveling and cooking (especially large Sunday Italian dinners). She’s also a huge proponent of volunteering and is currently the president of the non-profit organization, Hayden’s House of Healing.

Chris Patrick, CIA, is the Head of Internal Audit at Figure, and previously served as SVP of Internal Audit at RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors with the Charlotte Chapter of the IIA, and has served as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the IIA.


The first three months in a CAE role are an invaluable opportunity to gather information, assess organizational and departmental priorities and processes, and communicate a vision for the future state of internal audit. This conversation will feature accomplished audit leaders discussing their experiences starting new CAE roles during COVID-19 and best practices for new CAEs with a special focus on the current climate. Topics will include successfully applying and interviewing for a CAE position, priorities during the first 90 days, technology’s part in helping auditors achieve their goals, and CAE leadership best practices to start on Day One.

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