Joseph “Jody” R. Allred, a CPA and partner with accounting firm Weaver, has earned a Certified Information Systems Auditor designation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Allred is the Fort Worth office location leader in the firm’s Risk Advisory Services practice, which offers a wide range of services such as risk assessment, business process improvement, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SAS 70 reporting, internal audit and IT audit, as well as consulting. The firm was until recently known as Weaver & Tidwell.

The CISA credential is awarded to accounting professionals who have met and continue to meet the requirements of ISACA’s program, including a passing score on the CISA exam, five years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience, agreeing to adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics, comply with the Information Systems Auditing Standards and complete 20 hours annually of Continuing Professional Education. Founded in 1978, the ISACA’s certification is the internationally-accepted standard of achievement among information systems audit, control and security professionals.

“Allred has worked very hard and has developed an outstanding skill-set that is an asset to our firm. We are very proud of him,” said Weaver managing partner and CEO Tommy D. Lawler in a statement.
Allred was named partner and location leader for Risk Advisory Services earlier this year. Prior to this appointment, he served as senior manager in Risk Advisory Services. With 10 years’ experience in public accounting, including five years in the Assurances Services practice and five years in the Risk Advisory Services practice, Allred joined Weaver and Tidwell in 1999.

Allred specializes in outsourced internal audit management, SAS 70 audits of service organizations, process improvement consulting, and internal control consulting, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance as well as other accounting and IT auditing services. His significant industry experience includes oil and gas exploration and production, local government, manufacturing, distribution, high-technology products, construction, professional employer organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. Allred will oversee the Risk Advisory practice in Fort Worth, which services clients up to $2 billion in revenue.

He is also responsible for Risk Advisory Services methodology development, maintenance and implementation and serves on the firm’s Finance Advisory Board.

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