Eric Lister Becomes Certified Internal Auditor®

Houston, TX – (June 23, 2020) – Eric Lister, CFE, CIA®, Risk Advisory Services Senior Manager, has passed all sections of the Certified Internal Auditor® exam. The Certified Internal Auditor® designation is the flagship certification offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors, which holds strict criteria when determining who can sit for the exam.

Lister has extensive experience working in finance and audit, and internal controls. He has helped guide companies and clients through major events including mergers, divestures, and bankruptcies.

Lister attended Mississippi State University where he obtained his B.A. in Communications and then Louisiana State University, where he obtained his M.B.A. in Finance and Internal Audit.

“We are proud of Eric for adding the CIA® certification to his already accomplished resume and look forward to the value that he will continue to bring to our clients,” stated John Williamson, CIA®, CPA, CISA, CFE, Risk Advisory Services Partner.

About the CIA®

As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms.  With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally.  Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting.  For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit


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