Audit & Consulting

Save the Date!

By on Jun 1, 2013 in Auspicium |

On November 14 and 15, 2013, Auspicium will be hosting a two day (16 hours NASB CPE) training course – Auditing Construction and Relocation Projects at the Union Square Hilton, San Francisco, CA.


The cost of attendance is  $1095 per person and includes breakfast and lunch, cocktail reception on first night and all training material.  Students who register before September 1 will receive $100 off. 


In this exciting two-day course, students will learn how to audit major capital projects involving construction and relocation management.  Historically, it has been determined that auditing a project will discover approximately 1-3% of total contract spend – a significant savings that should not be ignored.  Even companies using project managers can take advantage of the techniques taught in this course.  Students will learn industry proven approaches.  Agenda and registration information will be posted shortly.  Meanwhile if you have questions, feel free to contact

Courses are eligible for NASBA credits as granted by NASBA GL# 109467.


About Auspicium:  


Auspicium, LLC is a management-consulting firm that specializes in construction audit and facilities management.  We strive to provide services that exceed customer quality and value expectations for each engagement, in our areas of expertise. While the industry average for construction audit recovery ranges from 1-3%, we pride ourselves on our CARE™ methodology and experience that has helped our clients recover as much as 12% of construction spend.  Just as important is the rigor with which CARE™ focuses on the identification of project governance and other issues that can impact the success of construction projects.  CARE™  provides an efficient structure for assessing risks and controls through all phases of your project.

We have created our CARE™ methodology, to facilitate the identification of construction and industry issues and risks, however, we believe each engagement is unique and deserves to be considered as such. We tailor our approach to meet your needs.  The pillars of our methodology are focused around six critical areas of project success:  cost, quality, scope, function, timing, and safety

With typically over twenty years of audit experience, our professionals are recognized leaders in Construction Audit and Risk Management.

About the Instructors:  

Denise Cicchella, Executive Director, CCA, CIA, CFE, PMP

Denise is a Certified Construction Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner and Project Management Professional.  Denise is the author of the IIA Handbook:  Construction Audit Guide:  Monitoring, Overview and Auditing.   She is also the co-author of Essentials of Construction Management (a co-author work published by Informa.)  She is considered a leading source in the construction audit field and has presented at many professional organization including the Institute of Internal Auditing and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Denise spoke at the 2010 International Conferences for both organizations.  She also represented Marcus Evans to deliver Construction Audit Training in Qatar.  She is the founding president of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Construction Auditors.  Denise is an instructor for the MIS Training Institute and Compliance on-line.         

Stuart Gardner, Executive Director CCA, CIPFA, CISA, CISSP

Stuart is a Certified Construction Auditor, Chartered Public Financial Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.   Stuart and Denise are co-authors of Auditing for Corporates – A special publication by the Qatar Finance Agency.

Stuart has performed many construction audits, in addition he brings significant IT, facility management, security, emergency management and business continuity planning experience.

Stuart is the current president of the NY/NJ Chapter of the National Association of Construction Auditors.