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eNews Update - January 2001

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Chapter Members,

     I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating Y2K, now we are well on our way to moving through the new millennium. The onset of 2001 finds us half way through our Chapter year, with our programs and seminars continuing to be strong under this year’s officer and committee leadership.

     I hope all of you are planning to attend this month’s joint meeting with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (“ISACA”). The focus on technology provides us all with an opportunity to team with our organizations’ Chief Information Officer (“CIO”). Consider bringing your organization’s CIO to the meeting. I also urge all of you attend the pre and post meetings, which will focus on Peoplesoft and SAP controls, respectively. Make your reservations as soon as possible.

     Also, don’t forget to register for the January 25 & 26 MIS seminar on E-Commerce. This seminar was planned as one of the Chapter’s strongest seminars for the 2000/2001 Chapter year. We were able to negotiate a great price on this seminar for our Chapter members and non-members. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

     Our Dallas Chapter members should be very proud, as the Dallas Chapter Board recently committed to contributing $25,000 as part of a Southern District pledge for IIA International’s proposed new building. The Dallas and Ft. Worth chapters will each contribute $25,000 in year’s 2001 and 2002 respectively as part of a joint district pledge. The Houston chapter will contribute $25,000 in 2003. The combined pledge secures naming rights for our Southern District on one of the buildings main areas.

     Our next Board of Governor’s meeting will be held in early March to consider nominations for next year’s Officer and expiring Board of Governor positions.

     I look forward to seeing each of you at the meeting on Thursday, January 18.

Brad Bates, Chapter President

Bring your Chief Information Officer to the Meeting
on Thursday, January 18, 2001

A joint meeting with the North Texas Chapter of the

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

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12:30 Lunch Meeting Lakewood I & II

and Risk Areas with Technology

Presented by Steven Samuel & John Eaton,
perot systems

Registration begins at 11:30

10:30 Pre-meeting Turtle Creek II

Pre-Meeting:  "peoplesoftCONTROLS"
Presented by Michael Reinmund, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

1:30 Post-meeting Turtle Creek II

Post-Meeting:  "sapCONTROLS"

Presented by Steven Elliott, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Map to Citypalce

All Meetings are at CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell at Central Expressway in Dallas.

Note:  The DART rail station at CityPlace is now open! Check for information and schedules at DART's website: http://www.dart.org/home.htm

Preferred Method

The best method to confirm your reservation is via the website at DallasIIA.org/Reserve.htm.

Secondary Method

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.


Gina Bailey, TXU
Phone: 214-812-5937
Fax: 214-812-6676

Special Joint Meeting Luncheon Fees:

Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10
Walk-ins (members or non) $30
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee $2

Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, January 12 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows"

Meeting Dates for the 2000-2001 Chapter Year
February 15, 2001
March 15, 2001
April 19, 2001
May 15, 2001

The program calendar is now on the web now. Go to http://dallasiia.org/Events.htm for details.

Upcoming Seminars

Auditing E-Commerce Infrastructures

A Step-by-Step Approach to Identifying Risks and Evaluating Controls in an EC Environment

Presented by Mark Williams of MIS Training Institute

Seminar Focus and Features: This two-day seminar takes an in-depth look at the environmental controls necessary to effectively and securely operate an electronic commerce business. You will begin with an intensive review of the hardware and network infrastructure, and examine typical IT controls vs. those required for an e-commerce structure. Using class exercises, you will identify the new business and audit risks unleashed by EC technologies and analyze the new requirements for successfully maintaining and implementing EC infrastructures. You will explore the design and implementation of effective internal control systems that will mitigate these risks and you will benefit from infrastructure strategies that have been successfully implemented in the real world. You will learn how to assess and document inherent risk within your organization, and master strategies that will help you conduct audits of EC infrastructure implementation, operation and change management.

Instructor: Mark Williams is a Senior Instructor for MIS Training Institute with 10 years of experience in the field of Systems Audit and Control. Mr. Williams provides training and consulting in the areas of e-commerce, intranet and Internet security policy, security solutions, and security audits. Additionally, Mr. Williams has experience in development and implementation of SAP/R3, and SAP/R3 audit and security training. Previously, Mr. Williams was Director of Data Security for Unitrin Data Systems, where he was responsible for writing the corporate security policy; designing and implementing the corporate Certificate Authority solution and Certificate Practices Statement; installing and managing a VPN solution for remote users; and installing and monitoring Intrusion Detection systems. He has held positions in IT audit for various multi-national corporations, and provided international support in Europe and South America. He has also performed IT audit responsibilities in banking, and in government. He is a lead instructor for MIS Training Institute and has taught e-commerce and internet audit and security courses for a variety of corporate and government organizations.

Date and Time: January 25 - 26, 2001 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, registration begins at 8:00 am. Deadline for enrolling in the seminar is January 19, 2001.

Location: CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 Haskell (southeast corner of Central Expressway and Haskell).

Fees and CPE: $400 for IIA Members and $450 for Non-Members. (The price includes continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon snacks for both days.) You will receive 16 hours of CPE. Checks should be made payable to IIA Dallas Chapter and mailed to the attention of Pamela Soliz at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 1800, Dallas TX 75201.

Contact: Pamela Soliz (pamela.soliz@us.pwcglobal.com) 214-754-5084

Register on-line: at http://dallasiia.org/January_seminar.htm.

New Name Badges Process

Due to overwhelming demand, the name badge process has been revamped. The old name badge process was very time consuming, inefficient, and costly. And it was a manual and totally non-automated system that utilized outdated technology. Thus, the Name Badge Committee has developed a plan for an efficient and cost-effective name badge process.

The first step begins with you. ONLY individuals who pre-register for the lunch meeting will have a pre-printed name badge. This only matters if you would like to be in the drawing for the door prize. Only those members having a pre-printed badge will be entered in the monthly door prize drawing at the end of the luncheon. All others will be provided a white sticky label and a felt tip marker for identification at the meeting.

The information filled out on the registration will be the exact information used to print the name badges. The registration report will be used as a database table. This should cut down on the problems from the past of misspelled names, missing certifications, and incorrect employers. Each Registrant will control the information on their personal name badge.

There will only be one set of name badges. In the past there was some confusion, since there was a set of alphabetical name badges for pre-registrants and a set of alphabetical name badges for members. The name badges will be in alphabetical order (by registrants last name). All others will be provided a sticky label to complete a manual name badge which will be disposed of after the meeting.

To sum it all up, those who pre-register each month, will have a name badge, with the information they choose, and be entered to win the door prize. Those who choose not to pre-register, won’t.

These changes not only represent cost savings, efficiency and technology improvements, other committee’s will benefit from active participation in pre-registering for the monthly meeting, like more accurate planning for the number of people at the luncheon. Also, the accuracy of the information on the badges will be improved and member satisfaction should follow.

Happy New Year!
Name Badge Committee

Report Your Speaking or Articles Activity

It's time for the monthly survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since January 2001. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a member completes earns 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits. Please email your response to Dace Ward at dace.ward@eds.com, or simply reply to this email.

IIA Research Foundation - Research Priorities

The Research Foundation has the following as its current research priorities and requests proposals from researchers interested in submitting bids:

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Privacy Issues
  • Role of Internal Auditing Services in Corporate Governance and Management
  • Internal Auditor’s Role in Enterprise-Wide Risk Management
  • Auditing of Continuos/Online controls

The deadline dates for submitting bids are May 30th and October 30th of each year. The Foundation also welcomes unsolicited proposals on other topics pertinent to Internal Auditing. For a brief summary on each of the topics above or to obtain additional information on submitting bids, please see their web site at http://www3.theiia.org/ecm/iiarf.cfm?doc_id=249, or contact Susan Lione at the Foundation (slione@theiia.org).

In Memoriam

Aaron C. Saylors, current member of the Board of Governors and Chapter President in 1978 - 1979, passed away of a heart attack on Thursday, January 4, 2001.   Aaron was an active member in our chapter and recently served as the Honorary Chairman of the IIA's 57th International Conference hosted by the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters here in Dallas in June, 1998.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for Aaron may be made to Walnut Hill United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.

New CIA's who passed the May 2000 Exam and met the eligibility requirements received their CIA certificates at the November luncheon. In total, 27 Dallas Chapter IIA members attained the Certified Internal Auditor designation in the fall of 2000. Congratulations!

Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities are being posted to the web site. Visit DallasIIA.org/Employ.htm for the latest job postings. Here are this month's opportunities:

Jefferson Wells International

Title: Information Technology Auditors/Security Consultants

Location: Dallas

Company Description: Jefferson Wells International is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the U.S. We’re thinking differently, solving today’s toughest business challenges and changing with new ways of working. Nothing is beyond our reach. Just ask any of our thousands of clients from around the world who benefit from our business solutions. Employees are key to building our organization. Consider joining our high caliber team.

Position Description: In these opportunities of significant visibility, you will use your technical expertise and business skills to deliver valued services to Fortune 1000 companies, financial institutions and government agencies. Responsibilities include conducting IT and/or security audits, assisting clients with systems implementations, development of policies and procedures, evaluation of security control and other special project initiatives.

Education/Experience: Driven by continuous improvement, the desired candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of IT auditing, data security technical administration, contingency planning, quality assurance or systems development expertise
  • CISA, CISSP preferred
  • CIA, CNE, CBCP, CNA or MCSE certification
  • Network/internet security
  • Knowledge of business processes or specialized IT skills in SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and JD Edwards
  • Windows NT and UNIX experience is a plus
  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required

Key Words: IT Audit/IT Security/IT Controls

Respond to: Send resume, with position of interest, to:

Jefferson Wells International, Inc.
Attn: Director of Technology Services
500 North Akard
Suite 3210
Dallas, TX 75201

Fax: 214-740-5511.

Email: dallas.recruits@jeffersonwells.com

An equal opportunity employer.

Please visit www.JeffersonWells.com

Jefferson Wells

Jefferson Wells International

Title: Internal Auditing Professional

Location: Dallas

Company Description: Jefferson Wells International is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the U.S. We’re thinking differently, solving today’s toughest business challenges and changing with new ways of working. Nothing is beyond our reach. Just ask any of our thousands of clients from around the world who benefit from our business solutions. Employees are key to building our organization. Consider joining our high caliber team.

Position Description: This key professional builds client loyalty by delivering extraordinary service with engagements that may include:

  • General risk assessments
  • Program audits
  • Plant operational audits
  • Vendor audits

Responsibilities will range from special projects to providing interim staffing to managing a new function.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of auditing experience in the accounting industry. Professional designations are preferred.

Key Words: Accounting/Auditor/Auditing

Respond to: Send resume, with position of interest, to:

Jefferson Wells International, Inc.
Attn: Director of Technology Services
500 North Akard
Suite 3210
Dallas, TX 75201

Fax: 214-740-5511.

Email: dallas.recruits@jeffersonwells.com

An equal opportunity employer.

Please visit www.JeffersonWells.com

Jefferson Wells

Tesoro Petroleum

Tesoro Petroleum Corporation is a dynamic, growing company in the business that keeps the world running: Energy. We refine, distribute and market petroleum products in the Western United States. Our spirit of growth has made Tesoro an important refining and marketing company in the Pacific Rim. We are currently seeking a talented individual for the following opportunity in our San Antonio office:


The successful candidates must have a Degree in Accounting or in a related field with up to one year accounting or audit experience preferred. Pursuance of CPA completion or Certified Internal Auditor designation required. Knowledge requirement includes a high level of demonstrated understanding of accounting standards, procedures, and policies. A proficient skill in Microsoft software(Word, Excel, and electronic mail) are necessary. Candidates must be able to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external contacts. Successful candidates must be a strong team player and active participant in a self-directed work group with strong interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills. High levels of problem-solving and analytical skills are essential for this position. A proven self-starter with initiative to identify, undertake and complete, independently if necessary, improvement projects. Flexibility in a changing environment, ability to handle pressure, and enjoy multiple-project work. This position will require up to 25% travel.

We offer exciting career opportunities and competitive compensation and benefits to individuals who can make Tesoro's vision for growth their own. Please forward your resume, indicating position of interest to:

Janie Lopez
Tesoro Petroleum Corporation
300 Concord Plaza Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
Fax: (210) 283-2045 or
E-mail: jlopez@tesoropetroleum.com

An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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Please visit www.tesoropetroleum.com

Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume to:

Greg Dubis
JCPenney Company
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-7121
Fax: (972) 431-7195
E-mail: gdubis@jcpenney.com

Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill positions.

This service is offered to members at no charge. Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Laura Haeussler at (214) 209-9865 for more information.

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