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Transforming government audits with purpose-built technology

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Most government audit departments today recognize the value of an electronic workpaper solution. But adopting new technology—especially when old systems and processes are firmly established—can be challenging. Learning from government agencies who have already made the transition can help you avoid common challenges and pitfalls.

In this 60-minute on-demand webinar, Mel Marcella, Director of Internal Audit at the Tennessee Department of Transportation, shares his journey of implementing audit management technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of his department. Mel discusses why he bought a workpapers solution, the procurement process, and the compounding benefits the team has seen from using software that integrates Yellow Book standards. You’ll also learn about:

  • the benefits of transferring paper-based audit processes to the cloud (and how to overcome misconceptions about information security).
  • change management techniques to facilitate technology adoption.
  • how to implement consistent and repeatable Yellow Book audit standards for performance audits.

Mel Marcella, CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA, CFE, MBA

Director of Internal Audit at Tennessee Department of Transportation

Mel Marcella is the Director of Internal Audit for the Tennessee Department of Transportation(TDOT). Prior to his appointment with TDOT, Mel served as an Auditor for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville’s Internal Audit Department and as a Senior Vendor Auditor, with the Hospital Corporation of America.

At TDOT, Mel has developed and performed integrative audit methodologies designed to promote the security of valuable organizational resources, as well as assess the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of various governmental operations. An active volunteer to various local professional organizations, Mel has served as the Director for the Nashville Chapter of the AGA, a past president of the Nashville chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and as the District Representative for the Central Region of the North American Board of the IIA.

John Norris

Director of Public Sector Accounts at Galvanize

John Norris is a Director of Public Sector Accounts at Galvanize. He helps state, local, and higher education organizations leverage Galvanize's data-driven governance platform to protect taxpayer dollars, eliminate waste, and improve the delivery of services. With a background in supplying IT Consulting services to government healthcare organizations, John understands the importance of a proper change management plan when deploying new software. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration at the UBC Sauder School of Business and loves cooking.