February 2017 Meeting

Date: February 3, 2017
Location: University of Texas, Dallas
Address: 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (Breakfast will be provided)

 

Registration cost after February 1: Walk-ins: $45 – Members and $55 – Non Members


Morning Session: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meeting Title: IT For the Non-IT Auditor

Objectives

Attendees will achieve the following:

  • Understanding of the basics of IT Auditing, including key terms and acronyms
  • Learn the importance of the IT risk assessment and integration with the audit risk assessment
  • Understand the difference between application controls and general controls and how to identify each

Session Presentation 

Session Description

In today’s environment, all auditors must become multi-faceted and multi-purposed. Regardless of background, internal auditors must have the basic knowledge of IT Auditing to understand the general concepts, understand IT terminology and how IT Auditing is integral to general auditing. There is no complete view/opinion of one without looking at the other.

CPEs Offered: 4 Hours Continuing Professional Education

Speaker: Danny Goldberg, Founder GoldSRD, CPA, CIA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CRMA, CCSA, CGMA

About the Speaker: 

danny_m_goldbergDanny M. Goldberg is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader on internal auditing, IT Auditing and People-Centric© Skills. Danny has over 19 years of external and internal auditing experience in many industries, including financial services, aerospace and defense, high tech, manufacturing and retail.  Prior to founding GoldSRD, Danny led the professional development and executive recruiting practices at Sunera, who purchased Mr. Goldberg’s company in 2011.

Prior to starting the firm in 2009, Danny assisted in starting three internal audit/SOX departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, including Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Tyler Technologies and Tenet Healthcare. Danny has extensive experience leading and building internal audit departments, risk management and process re-engineering.


Afternoon Session #1- Ethics

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM (Boxed lunch will be provided for attendees)

Registration cost: $55 – Members and $65 – Non Members

Meeting Title: Ethics for Texas CPAs

Objectives

Attendees will learn the following:

  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as Texas CPAs.
  • To convey the intent of the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
  • To assist the Texas CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
  • To review and discuss the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices, including:
    • CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services.
    • CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services.
    • CPAs employed in education or in government accounting or auditing.

Course description: A CPA is challenged in today’s work world to not only serve his/her client or employer but also to protect the public interest by ensuring that there is transparency in financial reporting or there is fair administration of the tax laws.  In balancing the two interests, a CPA may find him or herself in an ethical dilemma. This course covers not only basic ethical frameworks, but also specific rules governing CPA practice and responsibilities. It concludes with a section on how a CPA can put his or her ethics into action.

CPEs Offered: 4 Hours Continuing Professional Education

Speaker: Allison McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA 

About the Speaker: 

Allison McLeod photographed in Chilton Studio on the UNT campus in Denton, Texas on Friday, May 12, 2011. (URCM Photo by Michael Clements)

Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, a full-time Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas since 2010, has also served as an expert witness in multi-million dollar cases involving tax litigation and accounting malpractice. She is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993. She has presented ethics seminars across the nation for both CPAs and lawyers and has maintained a private practice specializing in Taxation for the past 25 years.

 


Afternoon Session #2- Report Writing

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM (Boxed lunch will be provided for attendees)

Registration cost: $35 – Members and $45 – Non Members

Meeting Title: Audit Report Writing

Objectives

Attendees will learn about:

  • Best practices in effective writing techniques, including effective word usage and what emotional words not to use
  • Formatting audit reports, including depth and length
  • Writing an executive summary that has impact and is read by executives

Session Description Audit Reports can significantly lose their effect if not written professionally. Writing an audit report is a fine art and, once perfected, can take on more importance than the audit itself. In this eight-hour course, attendees will learn, in-depth, about each component of an audit report and how to set the correct tense and clarity to gain the most effectiveness.

CPEs Offered: 4 Hours Continuing Professional Education

Speaker: Danny Goldberg, Founder GoldSRD, CPA, CIA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CRMA, CCSA, CGMA

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