Eldridge earns CRISC – 12/20/10 : ATA Partner Stephen Eldridge Earns CRISC

Eldridge earns CRISC – 12/20/10 : ATA Partner Stephen Eldridge Earns CRISC

STEPHEN ELDRIDGE EARNS CRISC CERTIFICATION

Stephen M. Eldridge, a partner with Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs, recently earned his Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). ISACA designed the CRISC certification for IT professionals who have hands-on experience with risk identification, assessment, and evaluation; risk response; risk monitoring; IS control design and implementation; and IS control monitoring and maintenance. The CRISC complements two other certifications Eldridge has earned from ISACA: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT). CISA is designed for IT professionals who perform independent reviews of control design and operational effectiveness; CGEIT is for IT and business professionals who have a significant management, advisory or assurance role relating to the governance of IT, including risk management; and CRISC is for IT and business professionals who are engaged at an operational level to mitigate risk and who design, implement and maintain IS controls. Eldridge’s practice at Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs focuses on auditing, tax, and client development, and he is the partner in charge of the firm’s SAS 70 audit practice. He earned his BSBA from Union University in Finance and Accounting. In addition to his other credentials, Eldridge is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Technology Professional. He is a member of the TSCPA, AICPA, ISACA, TGFOA, TVPPA, Jackson Area Technology Group and Utility Technology Association. As an active member of the community, Eldridge is a board member and chairman of the finance committee for Youth Town and is a club member and former board member of the Jackson Rotary Club. He is also actively involved with Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Relay for Life. A 2004 graduate of Leadership Jackson, he is the president-elect for the West Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.