Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, January 17, 2003 or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
Please mark your calendar these meeting dates for the balance of the 2002-2003 chapter year:
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Lynn Allsup, Treasurer, 214-559-1630 or Lynn.Allsup@RepubLink.com.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Successful Tips to Help Get Your Next Job
Is your resume state-of-the-art? Are you successfully networking to get your next job? Do you know how to answer the tough interview questions?
To get answers to these questions, the Officers of the Dallas Chapter are inviting our members to attend this free seminar to be held on Thursday, January 23, 2003, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at CityPlace. This is a working seminar, so please bring your resume to update during the class.
To be eligible to attend, you must be a member of the Dallas Chapter of The IIA. If you are not a member of the Dallas Chapter, you are invited to join us for a fee of $75.00 which is due by January 15, 2003. Class size is limited to the first 20 to register.
Review Course for May 2003 Exam
The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA review course to help prepare candidates taking the May 2003 CIA Exam. This four-day course will be taught by Dr. Glenn Sumners, Director of the Center for Internal Auditing at LSU. The review course will be held as follows:
Each review course session will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For further information on the review course, including cost, location and registration, log on to the IIA Dallas Chapter website at http://dallasiia.org/CIAReview_S03.htm.
Dallas IIA Student Day Seminar and Forum
The Academic Relations Committee will be hosting Student Day on Thursday February 13, 2003 as a part of the regular monthly Dallas IIA meeting. The overall theme for the meetings and luncheon that day will be The Auditors Role in Risk Management /Awareness, and will include presentations on some of the latest in automated audit risk management programs and techniques.
Al Bazis, Kathryn Barton and Thomas Kiels will be discussing CSA during the seminar. Howard Johnson, Senior Vice President and Director of Auditing for JCPenney will be the keynote speaker for the morning seminar starting at 8 AM, and a student forum in the afternoon will include well known audit directors and senior auditors. Eugene Miller of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and Letty Ganbrell of Sabre will be two of the forum panel members that will speak. The open forum will be an opportunity for students to ask questions on the audit profession, as well as current trends in auditing.
There will also be discussions concerning available student audit intern programs, as well as projected student hire possibilities in Dallas area IIA member companies. Students from Midwestern State University, Louisiana State University at Shreveport, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Texas at Dallas are expected to attend.
The seminar and luncheon will count for 5 CPE credits, and will cost $75 for IIA members or $85 for non-members. Refreshments will be served at the morning seminar. We hope that you will sign up early for this important program of events, and help us to recruit the next generation of internal audit professionals. Profits from this seminar are distributed to participating schools to help fund future involvement with the IIA and internal auditing. For more details contact Keith Howell at email@example.com.
Visit dallasiia.org for details and registration. Look for the "Student Day" Link.
Howard J. Johnson
Howard Johnson is responsible for the JCPenney Company's auditing activities, including a professional staff of 80.
He has been associated with JCPenney since 1974. He has had a diversified range of audit responsibilities and has lived in Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Columbus before moving to Dallas in 1985. Prior to joining JCPenney, he worked in public accounting and for the State of Wisconsin auditing federal revenue grants.
Howard was the Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors' Board of Directors in 1999-2000. He has been a member of the IIA since 1977 and has been active in several chapter activities. He served as the Dallas Chapter President in 1990-91; has had an article, "The Internal Audit Widget", published in 1992 in the Internal Auditor; served on the IIA Business and Industry Relations Committee in 1993-94 and as Southern Region Director for 1994-96. He was also the Chairman of the 1998 IIA International Conference that was hosted by the Dallas and Ft. Worth Chapters and Senior Vice Chairman of the Board in 1998-99.
Howard graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.B.A. Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Public Accountant.
Seminars in Plano
The IIA would like to invite Dallas chapter members to the upcoming IIA seminars being held the week of March 10 - 14, 2003 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 7120 Dallas Parkway, Plano/Legacy Town Center. Contact the hotel at 972-473-6444 for details and to make lodging reservations. There is a special room rate of $135 single or double occupancy for reservations made prior to February 17th. This is on a first-come, first-served basis for the allocated number of rooms for The IIA attendees.
We will be offering the following seminars (Click on any Seminar title to link back to The IIA Web site to get full course descriptions, who should attend, and to register, etc):
The costs are:
Full course information, fees, benefits, etc. are accessible through the IIA's Seminar Page or the links above. Registration can be made online or by calling Customer Service at 407-937-1111.
All of these seminars qualify for the FOUR CAN ATTEND FOR THE PRICE OF THREE special offer except for the Audit Smart and ACL for Windows courses. For every three people from the same organization who register for the Dallas seminars and pay together, the fourth person can attend FREE. The least expensive of the four registration fees will be paid by The IIA!
The IIA hopes several of our members will take advantage of this training right in our own backyard.
IIA Nominations & Elections 2003 - 2004 Chapter Year
The Dallas Board of Governors met during December and made the following nominations in the areas of International Officers, Dallas Chapter Board of Governors, and Dallas Chapter Officers. On behalf of the Dallas Chapter, we thank those members willing to participate in a leadership role. Please extend your appreciation and support for the following 2003 - 2004 Dallas Chapter International, Board of Governors and Officer Nominees.
International Officers / Committee Member Nominees
Dallas Chapter Board of Governors Nominees
2003 - 2004 Chapter Officers Nominees
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken during December, or earlier if not previously reported. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 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.
To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by January 15, 2003. Contact Magdalena Kovats (972-389-3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Phone Call Opt Out
If you want your name removed from our reminder phone call list, go to the chapter website. Click on the "Members" tab and then click on "Opt Out."
Why aren't you certified?
Make a commitment to become certified in 2003! Plan now to register for the May 2003 exam.
What's in it for you?
Visit the IIA website at http://www.theiia.org (certification tab) for test information and study aids.
Please call +1-407-937-1375 for audit group rates.
Please welcome our newest members:
Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, we will have a table set up at the next chapter meeting, or give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.
Internal Auditor - Drive Financial Services
Drive Financial Services, a fast-paced and dynamic auto finance company and an affiliate of Halifax / Bank of Scotland, is looking to fill the following position immediately in our state-of-the-art servicing facility. With over 700 associates making up Drive and more than 60,000 HBOS employees worldwide, becoming part of our family provides the stability of a 307-year old institution and the excitement of accelerated potential growth within our organization.
The Internal Auditor shall be responsible for supporting and leading audits and other reviews conducted within Drive. They will evaluate, through audit standards the adequacy and effectiveness of controls against key business risks and when required agree recommendations with the business area to enhance and add value to the control environment. Furthermore, they will produce concise and accurate audit reports detailing all relevant issues.
Come See Why We Are..."The Standard By Which The Industry Is Judged"
Drive Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please e-mail resume with salary requirement to:
Colleen Murphy, Human Resources Manager
Please visit www.drivefinancial.com
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