November 20, 2019 CPE Luncheon

Topic: Bridging the Gap Between IT and the Business

Join us for this presentation by Bill Spoehr – Albertsons Companies

Time and Location: November 20th, at Boise Plaza, 1111 West Jefferson @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Presentation Summary:

ISACA and Protiviti have recently partnered to discuss tech partnerships, talent and transformation and said the following, “Organizations worldwide are focused on transformation. Some, in fact, can find themselves in a determined rush to automate, become more digital and bring in the latest advanced technologies. It is in these instances where IT audit can deliver value by providing a clear point of view on the underlying processes strategic technology projects are serving and by partnering effectively with the IT organization to ensure that these projects achieve their objectives, not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of appropriate controls. In the process, IT audit must have an agile, “next-gen” mindset and approach.”

Bill will discuss the challenges in achieving these goals in our November CPE event.


As Chief Audit Executive responsible for all Internal Audit activities, Bill oversees a 25 person department based in 3 locations in the USA. Bill and his team report to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and execute a risk-based, rolling audit plan focused on business strategic risks and opportunities across IT (major initiatives include: cybersecurity, infrastruture, governance and risk, and IT operations), SOX compliance, supply chain and manufacturing, regulatory compliance, and various corporate functions.

Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. One of the largest private companies in the United States with annual revenues of over $60 billion, the company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 18 well-known banners including Safeway, Albertsons, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs.

Bill has extensive experience in financial and operational auditing and operations, and has developed and integrated corporate and operational teams in SEC accounting and reporting, GRC program development, and internal and external auditing.

Specialties: Auditing, Financial and IT GCC controls design and review, GRC matters, SEC reporting, Retail accounting and processes GAAP accounting compliance