Regional Vice President of the Audit Group to Be the Institute of Financial Operations' Georgia Chapter President

Lorri Kissell will assume her fourth leadership position of Georgia IFO Chapter

The Georgia Chapter of The Institute of Financial Operations has elected Lorri Kissell, regional vice president of The Audit Group, Inc.,  as its chapter president for the 2016 fiscal year beginning Jan. 1.  

As chapter president, Kissell will be responsible for working with chapter committees and experts to execute the Georgia Chapter’s educational initiatives, including providing educational speakers and networking opportunities for members through seminars and meetings. IFO is a nonprofit membership-based professional association, which serves nearly 70,000 finance professionals in accounts payable, accounts receivable, information management and data capture.  

“I am excited to continue working with the leadership and members of the Georgia Chapter of IFO to carry on the work we’ve accomplished so far during my time with the organization,” said Kissell. “It’s important for accounts payable professionals and leadership to stay up-to-date on the evolving industry and connect with their peers for continued learning.”

Kissell, who has previously served as the chapter’s president, past president and secretary, will continue to serve the board by organizing and executing bimonthly chapter meetings and seminars to encourage continued education. As president, Kissell will also promote networking among accounts payable experts and facilitate community service projects for regional IFO membership.

With more than eight years of experience helping hospitals and healthcare systems solve their accounts payable and supply chain issues, Kissell brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to her regional chapter of IFO. Kissell has been serving hospitals since 2012 with The Audit Group, an accounts payable and purchasing audit services firm for healthcare organizations, and has another 10 years of experience guiding organizations with tax solutions.

Kissell is additionally the current vice chairperson for the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors’ Education Subcommittee for Regional Conferences.

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About The Audit Group
Since 1987, The Audit Group, Inc., has provided healthcare consulting services to hospitals and complex health systems. TAG identifies financial waste in organizations’ accounts payable and supply chain operations and recovers fund losses through recovery audits. More importantly, TAG identifies the root causes of lost monies and recommends corrective actions to prevent future financial loss. Headquartered in Chesterfield, Mo., TAG has regional offices in the Northeast, Southeast and West. For more information, visit

About the Institute of Financial Operations
The Institute of Financial Operations is a nonprofit membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institute’s members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a content-rich website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit 


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