Thomas Bishop, CIA, CPA, CMA

William S. Smith Certificate of Honor Winner

Thomas Bishop, CIA, CPA, CMA

Canada

I have been around for a long time, so why obtain the CIA designation now? Having worked for more than 30 years with more than half of that in audit and assurance I didn’t feel I needed to prove anything to anyone. The designation was my way of demonstrating my commitment to the profession, and given that I was using the Institute of Internal Auditors for standards and guidance, this was a logical next step.

That’s where Gleim comes in. With an extremely busy work schedule and life in general I needed to be able to put together an efficient and effective study program to ensure that I was up to date in all practice areas. Gleim had already done all of that work and had designed a great program that was easy to use whenever my schedule permitted. The instant feedback gave me confidence and I successfully passed all exams within one year. But it was even more successful than I knew, when I was notified that I had received the William S. Smith award I was very pleased and glad that I had chosen Gleim to help me achieve my best.