Protiviti's Bob Hirth Inducted into The IIA Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners

   Protiviti's Bob Hirth Inducted into The IIA Hall of Distinguished Audit

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 19, 2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Bob Hirth, a senior
managing director with Protiviti (, a global consulting
firm, has been inducted by The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) into
the Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. This honor, given to only eight
nominees this year, is awarded as a tribute to the individual's many years of
dedication and service to the internal audit profession.


"Bob has unquestionable ethical values and a tireless work ethic," said Joseph
Tarantino, Protiviti president and CEO. "He has consistently demonstrated the
delivery of high-value internal audit services, fulfilling the mission of The
IIA. He is a role model that any IIA professional would want to emulate, and
we congratulate him for this exceptional achievement."

Hirth's career has spanned more than 30 years of business auditing and
consulting. He has worked with a broad range of global, public and private
organizations to assess and improve their risk management, reporting, controls
and governance. A founding member of Protiviti, Hirth served as executive vice
president of global internal audit for the last several years. He has
performed internal audit services and consultation to more than 100
organizations, including start-up and transformation, quality assurance
reviews, operations audits, audit committee support, fraud investigations and
risk assessment. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the
auditing profession, Hirth was appointed by the PCAOB to a two-year term with
its Standing Advisory Group at the beginning of 2012.

A prolific thought leader and public speaker, San Francisco-based Hirth has
delivered presentations about internal auditing around the world and written
or published numerous articles, white papers, resource guides and research
studies. His contributions to the internal auditing profession include serving
as the San Francisco IIA chapter president and multiple terms on the San
Francisco chapter of The IIA Board of Governors, as well as other volunteer
positions for IIA organizations.

Hirth was chosen unanimously by the Hall's selection committee. "For decades,
Bob has been  a prolific thought leader on internal auditing and has been an
asset to our organization's volunteer leadership on a national level," said
IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. "He has a played a significant role in
helping shape our profession."

The induction ceremony of the eight Hall nominees took place on Monday, March
18 at The IIA's 2013 General Audit Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Protiviti
Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that helps companies
solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and
internal audit. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20
countries, Protiviti has served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE^® 1000 and
Global 500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies,
including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.

Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International (NYSE:
RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500

Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does
not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

SOURCE Protiviti Inc.

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