The Dallas Chapter - January 2006 eNews

January 2006

The President’s Letter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Most of you will find this newsletter in your inbox after some time off for the holidays. Hope you all had a relaxing time – time to focus life back on the important things of family and friends.

So what is your new year’s resolution? Put more time in advancing your career development, as well as, your internal audit profession? Of course it is. (I expect this on everyone’s list as number 2 – just after “lose weight.”) This is actually an easy resolution to keep. Come to the meetings, network with colleagues, and read the internal auditor magazine and other literature. Fred Herman’s topic at the December Event should have been a great motivator to jump start your efforts. A copy of his presentation is available for download.

January is our annual joint meeting with ISACA. Make sure you sign-up early! Warning - We usually fill the room to capacity and may have to turn away people!! Our speaker from last year is back by popular demand – entertaining as well as informative. Read details below.

Take care of yourself and family!

Sincerely,

Lynn Allsup
President Dallas Chapter IIA
lynn.allsup@intervoice.com

Next Meeting - Thursday, January 12, 2006
CityPlace Conference Center

Joint Meeting with the North Texas ISACA

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Hacking the Friendly Skies

Mark Loveless, (A.K.A. “Simple Nomad”), Vernier Networks

You are sitting on an airplane, and you pull out your laptop. No one can attack you here, you're cruising at 35,000. Your system is safe, right? Right? Think again. Flaws in Microsoft Windows allow laptop attacks in some of the oddest places, and these will be discussed in their full and ugly details.

Simple Nomad is an internationally recognized security expert, and has written and released a wide variety of advisories, tools, and white papers involving computer security. Founder of NMRC, an international hacking group, he also works by day at Vernier Networks where his job is to slice and dice computers and the networks they reside on. He frequently speaks at security conferences, has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, several Internet news outlets, and is an outspoken privacy fanatic. He is also paranoid, and believes that Evil Alien Overlords are losing his luggage and misdirecting his mail


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am

The Value of Vulnerability Management
Robert Buchheit and Ricky Allen, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Security penetration testing continues to identify an alarming number of vulnerabilities despite dedicated resources and management programs. Vulnerability assessment reports are often too large and complex to effectively deploy within the typical limits of available IT staff and capabilities. A value based vulnerability management program can assist with your company’s mitigation and compliance programs.

Things we will cover include: - What do you get out of a security assessment? - Vulnerability scanning vs. penetration testing - Operational Risks and Concerns - Completion checklist - Methods for vulnerability management

Robert Buchheit, CISA, CISSP, Director – PricewaterhouseCoopers, with PwC’s Advisory Security practice in Dallas. He has over 12 years of information systems security and audit experience and currently provides clients in various industries with information technology oriented security and consulting services. Robert has been responsible for numerous domestic and international projects relating to the development of enterprise-wide security strategies, policies, standards and technical control procedures, as well as leading and/or performing security penetration testing and diagnostic reviews.

Ricky Allen, CISA, CISSP, MCSE, Manager – PricewaterhouseCoopers, with PwC's Advisory security practice focusing on penetration testing and security assessments. He is responsible for developing Web application, penetration and network assessment methodologies. Ricky is a contributing author to the book: Information Security A Strategic Guide for Business and has presented at the SC Magazine Executive Forum and for the Houston ISACA Chapter.


Post-Meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Limiting Liability Exposure of the IT Manager
Attorney Peter Vogel – Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Is there a discussion in your firm on liability questions regarding IT breaches and management accountability? How are directors and officers protected? What actions should be taken when breaches are discovered? Are there interviews where security executives discuss their insights into preventing major IT liability problems? What are the potential IT liabilities? What are the basics of liability insurance coverage? Are there case studies involving IT liability? What about Electronic Evidence? Failure to produce electronic evidence cost UBS $29 million. Failing to produce back-up tapes cost Morgan Stanley $1.455 billion. Are there guidelines the IT manager can put into practice? Is there a manager's checklist?

Peter Vogel is a Partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP specializing in Information Technology issues. For 29 years, Peter has combined his legal skills with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a background in programming and management consulting to provide both technological expertise and business understanding for clients. Peter specializes in trial and transaction services related to software patents, copyrights, trade secret protection, ERP implementation, Internet security, Web site business management, and outsourcing.

At Gardere Wynne Sewell, Peter is chair of the Electronic Discovery and Document Retention Team and co-chair of the Internet and Computer Technology Practice. He helps clients navigate business and technology issues through the legal mazes of intellectual property, contracts, government regulation, and litigation from cradle to grave. Because of his unique background and expertise, Peter is often appointed as an Arbitrator, Court Ordered Mediator, and Special Master in Internet, intellectual property, and computer technology litigation

In addition to his professional work, Peter assists a number of governmental and non-profit organizations with their technology issues. Peter has served as President of the Dallas Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Peter is an Adjunct Professor at SMU Law School and currently teaches a course on the Law of eCommerce.

It was no surprise to the people who know him that in June 2004, Peter received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Promoting Technology in the Law from the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. Further, Texas Monthly and D Magazine have both spotlighted the fact that Peter was selected as a Top Lawyer by his peers.


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at CityPlace Conference Center,
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204

                            CityPlace Conference Center

The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the RED and BLUE lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at  http://www.dart.org/default.asp

Preferred Method:

The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the web site at http://www.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.

Contact:

Greg Estes
Texas Instruments
Phone: 972-917-6969
gestes@ti.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

IIA & ISACA Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Students: $15
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/E-Mail Fee: $2

Reservations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 6, 2006 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only

We accept most major Credit Cards

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 Jay Blanchard at 972-917-6963 or jayblanchard@ti.com

After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.

Chapter News

Whistleblower Survey - Your Responses are Important! Please complete the Whistleblowing Mechanisms Survey by January 15!

The Dallas Chapter is conducting a survey related to whistleblowing programs - the communication channels available for employees to report sensitive matters. For some organizations a dedicated hotline is used that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operated by a third party. For other organizations, a designated person is available to listen to concerns and offer advice on further actions. We would like to know how your company captures, investigates and monitors employee concerns. The information compiled from this survey will be used to complete the Chapter's annual research project.

This survey seeks to capture the opinions of three sets of individuals - the Internal Auditor, the Responder and the Potential Reporter. Detailed instructions are included in the survey packet.

Your participation is vital to ensuring that a broad base of information is collected and analyzed. Mary Curtis, Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of North Texas, is facilitating the survey and the overall project. Please contact her at curtism@unt.edu for more information.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundations releases a number of reports each year. The following represents a listing of those reports during the last two years. If you are interested in purchasing any of these or other reports, please visit the IIA website at: http://www.theiia.org/?doc_id=4249.

  • Audit Committee Effectiveness – What Works Best, 3rd Edition
  • Continuous Auditing: An operational Model for Internal Auditors
  • Factors Affecting Corporate Governance and Audit Committees in Selected Countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States)
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Identifying Risks in B2B E-Commerce Relationships
  • Proactively Detecting Occupational Fraud Using Computer Audit Reports
  • Changing Internal Audit Practices in the new Paradigm: The Sarbanes-Oxley Environment
  • Auditor Roles in Government Performance Measurement: A Guide to Exemplary Practices at the Local, State, and Provincial Levels

Congratulations on Chapter Anniversaries

December 2005 Anniversaries

For their 25 years of membership in the IIA, we would like to recognize:
Dave Gotthardt
Alan Oppenheimer
Doug Starnes

Congratulations to each of you. We are proud of the members of the Dallas chapter and will be honoring each of you at the December meeting.  Thank you for your continued membership and service!

20 Years
John Berko
Carla Cashio
Bart Edwards
John Morgan
Dennis Seeman
Michael Shaw
Dan Stoffel
Janece Streig
Bruce Toplek

15 Years
Glenda Balfantz
Angela Baudhuin
Bobb Beauchamp
K.B. Bogard
Jules Budny
Penny Chapman
Joe Ann Coker
Greg Dubis
Bill Ducharme
Frank Goodloe
Linda Hogan
Jim Hughes
Brian Ibert
Clinton Jenkins
Lonnie Johnson
Jim Jordan
Magdalena Kovats
Steve Lantrip
Linda Linscott
Janet MacAulay
Micky McCulloch
Steve McDonald
Dave Miller
Keith Moore
Debra Moore
Michael Moore
Eva Narten
Van Nguyen
Carol O'Neal
15 Years (cont.)
David Price
Paula Price
Brent Romney
Mark Salamasick
Silas Sauls
Jeff Seutter
Larry Singer
Scott Sullins
Lou Tamberelli
Larry Vest

10 Years
Lisa Bartsch
Mary Curtis
Robert Dunlap
Nick Garefalos
Sean Gaven
Cathy Griffith
Kris Kuntzendorf
Eric Moriak
John Reeser
Leon Rusch
Chip Schilb
Barry Swisher
Kirk Tryon
William Villegas
Jodi Walker
Steve Weed


Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since December earlier if not 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, 2006. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or magdalena.kovats@resources-us.com) if you have any questions.

Seminars

Introduction to ACL Training in Dallas, Texas*

*This seminar is not a Dallas IIA Chapter sponsored event. Information is provided only as an effort to help member Internal Audit departments reduce training costs.

Brinker International and Pro-Info Associates invite you to attend an expanded edition of the Introduction to Audit Command Language (ACL) training course to be held on February 6-8, 2006. This “hands-on” class will be held at Brinker International’s training room facility which is located at 6820 LBJ Freeway in Dallas, Texas.

Each class participant will be required to bring his/her own laptop computer to this class. Pro-Info Associates can provide class participants with the ACL software and/or ACL hardware key if required.

The fee for this 3-day course is $600. A discount of $50 is available for IIA and ISACA members, government attendees, or group registrants (2 or more). An early registration discount of $50 is also available for those participants who register before January 16, 2006. The course fee includes a comprehensive course manual and CPE certificate. Participants will have lunch on their own each day. Course hours will be from 8:30am to 5:00pm each day. Course participants will be eligible to earn up to 24 CPE credits.

ACL for Windows is the leading software tool of audit and financial professionals for data analysis, fraud detection, and continuous monitoring. ACL allows you to fully and independently analyze all transactions/records for virtually all types of computer data files. Using ACL can allow you to increase your productivity and precisely quantify and report your audit findings, financial analysis, and error/fraud investigation results.

This highly rated course will acquaint the participants with basic to intermediate ACL concepts and procedures. No prior ACL experience is required. For more information, to view a full course description and outline, or to register please visit the Pro-Info Associates website at www.pia-consulting.com or you may contact Pro-Info Associates by phone at (512) 343-2866. For more information on the training facility, please contact Marie Kaucher, Brinker International Corporate Review, at (972) 770-4935.


Pro-Info Associates is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.

 


CIA Review Course

The Certified Internal Auditor exam is scheduled for May 17-18, 2006. Deadline to register is March 31, 2006. The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA review course to help prepare candidates. This four day course will be taught by Dr. Glenn Sumners, Director of the Center for Internal Auditing at LSU. Comprehensive printed study materials will be provided for the course. Register On-line for this review course by March 3, 2006 to reserve your space and course materials.

The course will be taught from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, according to the following schedule:

  • March 11, 2006 – Part I – Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk, and Control
  • March 12, 2006 – Part II – Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
  • March 13, 2006 – Part III – Business Analysis and Information Technology
  • March 14, 2006 – Part IV – Business Management Skills

(Please note if you are a CBA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA, CMA, CPA, CTA, CUCE, CRCM or CTCP you are eligible to receive professional recognition credit for Part IV of the CIA Exam.)

Eight hours of continuing professional education (CPE) will be given for each full day session. The course will be taught at the UTD School of Management (SOM) Room 1.502. A map with directions to UTD can be found at: http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html

If you need hotel arrangements, please see a list of nearby hotels at the following: http://www.utdallas.edu/visitors-index.html

Cost for the course is $150 for each part if you are a Dallas IIA Chapter member, and $175 for each part for non-members and members of other chapters. For students who are members of the IIA, the course will be offered at $30 per part. The cost of the course will include morning and afternoon snacks and beverages. Lunch will be on your own.

Note: You may pay on-line with a credit card for this course. You will be given that opportunity when your online reservation is confirmed.

If you choose not to pay on-line with a credit card, the registration fee must be received by Toni Messer at the address below in order to reserve your place at the course. Checks should be made payable to the Dallas IIA:

Toni Messer
UTD Office of Internal Audits P.O. Box 830688 AD 32
Richardson, TX 75083-0688


We have listed on our website other audit related seminars presented by other local professional organizations as well as other Texas IIA chapters. Please visit http://dallasiia.org/Seminars.htm for all the details.

Career Opportunities

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, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.

Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, fsjnherman@aol.com.

National/International Career Opportunities


Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas  (12/26/05)

Federal Home Loan Bank Of Dallas

EXEMPT JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: SENIOR AUDITOR Job Code: 8930 Level: 26

Division/Group: Office of the President Dept: Audit

Reports To: Director of Audit Last Revision: November, 2004

BASIC PURPOSE

Under general supervision, performs professional auditing work of considerable difficulty and complexity, planning and leading audits, and providing lead and work direction to other professional auditors.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Plans, supervises and conducts audits, which are frequently complex in nature, of financial, compliance, operational, and IT areas to determine if operating units are in compliance with Bank policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations and GAAP.
  2. Establishes, with limited supervision, audit objectives, time estimate, plan of work, and supervises or performs data collection and documentation and evaluates results.
  3. Prepares audit workpapers which document audit procedures performed according to the departmental guidelines.
  4. Prepares written audit recommendations and presents them to the auditee.
  5. Prepares written audit reports and discusses them with the auditee.
  6. Assists other staff auditors when assigned.
  7. Provides consulting service to clients on matters relating to internal controls, operations or accounting matters.
  8. Determines if appropriate corrective action has been taken on deficiencies noted during audits and examinations by testing corrective action and reporting the results to management.
  9. Assists Bank's CPA firm in their annual examination when assigned.
  10. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting. A business related degree may be substituted provided the candidate has completed at least 18 hours of accounting courses and 3 or more hours of computer science courses.
  2. Professional Certification (CPA, CIA or CISA) highly preferred.
  3. 3-5 years experience in all types of audits including financial, operational and IT/EDP, or significant and related bank accounting experience of a comparable nature.
  4. Excellent microcomputer skills. Advanced skills with spreadsheets and word processors. Intermediate skills in operating systems and utility programs, with knowledge of flowcharting software preferred.
  5. Working knowledge of audit software preferred.
  6. Excellent communication, project management and interpersonal skills.
  7. Strong detail orientation and excellent analytical skills.

For information, contact

Kelley Bushman
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
8500 Freeport Parkway South
Suite 600
Irving, Texas 75063
214-441-8550 – Phone
214-411-8152 – Fax
Kelley.Bushman@fhlb.com


RSM McGladrey  (12/21/05)

Risk Management Internal Audit Consultant

RSM McGladrey is looking for a Risk Management Internal Audit Consultant to join our Dallas, TX office. This position is responsible for providing risk management and internal audit consulting services to primarily commercial Financial Institutions. Responsibilities include planning engagements, preparing request letters, conducting fieldwork, discussing findings and observations during exit meetings, preparing work papers to support conclusions and preparing written audit reports. Position requires approximately 35% overnight travel. For consideration, the ideal candidate should have the following: Minimum 3 years internal audit experience with financial institutions, bachelor degree in business or a related field (but not required). Please visit and apply at our website: www.rsmmcgladrey.com in the “Careers” section and reference job #888454.


Level 3 Communications  (12/15/05)

Level 3 Communications has an immediate opening for an Analyst position in the Internal Audit Department of its Software Spectrum subsidiary. This position will be based in Plano, Texas and will report to an Internal Audit Manager.

The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting in the planning of financial, operational and/or IT audits.
  • Performing and documenting detailed audit procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with established internal control procedures.
  • Identifying opportunities for improving business processes, enhancing revenue, reducing costs or improving internal controls.
  • Working with management to develop effective action plans to address issues identified.
  • Completing audit work papers and updating audit programs and questionnaires.
  • Drafting audit reports and communicating audit findings to business process owners.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in internal audit, risk consulting or external audit. A CPA, CIA or CISA designation, or a willingness to obtain such designation within one year is required.

Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment, with an exceptional eye for detail. The position requires problem solving, prioritizing and excellent communication skills. Candidates should have strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience with audit software such as ACL and/or AutoAudit is a plus. Candidates must be willing to travel 10%-15%.

Contact Joy Reed at 469-443-3571 or email resume to joy.reed@level3.com.


PNM Resources  (12/8/05)

Senior Auditors
Ft. Worth, TX

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its utility subsidiaries are PNM and Texas-New Mexico Power. Other subsidiaries include First Choice Power, a deregulated competitive retail electric provider in Texas, and Avistar, an energy research and development company. PNM Resources and its subsidiaries also sell power on the wholesale market.

PNM Resources is recruiting two Senior Auditors for its operations at Texas-New Mexico Power and First Choice Power. These positions will be based in Fort Worth, Texas. The salary range will be from $47,873 to $79,789 depending upon qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available. Minimal travel required.

SUMMARY: Provides management with business risk, regulatory compliance, internal control assessments, and the efficiency/adequacy of business systems and processes by focusing on ongoing operations. Under general supervision, conducts audits for management to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plans and executes financial, compliance and operational audits, business process and application reviews, regulatory compliance reviews and various other consulting engagements ensuring accurate recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Examines department activities throughout the Company for compliance with management plans and policies.

Analyzes data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures.

Prepares and submits audit findings and makes recommendations to management.

Responsible for testing Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 controls.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Accounting, or a related field with two to four years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

Sarbanes-Oxley experience, public accounting experience and a CPA certification are strongly preferred.

For a full description of job requirements and to apply, visit us online at www.pnmresources.com/careers. Resumes must be received no later than December 26, 2005.

PNM Resources is an EEO/AA Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


Citi Assurance Services  (12/8/05)

Citi Assurance Services a member of Citigroup, provides insurance products and other security products for distribution through the CitiFinancial branch network and for Citibank's Credit Card operation. Departments include actuarial services, call center, claims, compliance/policy filing, marketing and other support departments.

Internal Audit Manager – Req.# 05023891

This position is responsible for ensuring a robust RCSA program is implemented throughout the company through policy/procedures, communications, training, facilitation, validation and reporting. Program must entail identification, testing and reporting for various requirements for compliance with SOX, Operational Risk, Legal/Regulatory, CITMP, and other policies, as well as Risk Management Committee. Provide oversight, coordination and administration for SOX compliance. This will require a sound knowledge about risks in the industry as well as Citi as a whole. Responsible for hiring and supervising staff of senior and intermediate auditors to accomplish above objectives. Provide training and performance feedback to staff. Communicate with various levels of employees both at the company and within Citi.

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance. 6 – 10 years + background in audit, risk and control evaluation and analysis through external (public accounting) or internal audit. Industry experience in insurance or financial institutions preferred. CPA or CIA strongly preferred. Ability to see big picture, yet analyze processes, identify key risks and controls, root cause analysis. Good organizational skills to ensure all detail procedures are performed in area. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be proficient in use of MS Office applications - Word, Excel, Power Point.

Internal Auditor – Req. #05024264

This position reports to the Manager, Compliance in the Quality Assurance department who is responsible for ensuring AHL manages enterprise risks and controls through implementation of Citigroup’s Risk and Control Self Assessment program. This person will need to become knowledgeable about various business unit’s functions. This person will provide on-going facilitation in helping managers identify key risks and controls in their processes and develop testing program to ensure controls are effective. Communication, guidance and training are key responsibilities, as well as validation of the effectiveness of RCSA through periodic testing. This person will need to have a good understanding of risk and control assessment and audit skills, including application of audit tools and techniques.

Bachelors degree with emphasis in Accounting, Auditing, Business or Finance. 2 to 5 years experience in audit or risk and control evaluation and analysis through public accounting or internal audit. Industry experience in insurance or financial institutions a big plus. CPA or CIA a big plus. Problem solving and analytical skills. Able to see the big picture, yet pay attention to make sure all the details are performed, as this area must meet critical reporting dates. Must have thorough understanding of identifying risks and controls, good communication skills and audit expertise in order to help identify key controls, how to test and document their effectiveness and report gaps in controls.

Please apply online at www.careers.citifinancial.com  (please indicate the applicable req.# when applying).


City of Garland  (12/8/05)


INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT
IS SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

INTERNAL AUDITOR

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of the City Auditor, analyze policies, processes, and operations to ensure accuracy of expenditures, maximization of revenue, efficiency and effectiveness of operations and compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and one year of internal audit experience; or any other equivalent combination of education and recent and relevant experience. Master's Degree preferred.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Knowledge of principles and practices used in accounting processes and generally accepted auditing principles. Ability to identify and locate appropriate sources of information, and establish and maintain amiable working relationships with clients. Ability to evaluate documents for accuracy and appropriateness, be objective and unbiased, determine if errors are present in formulas or documents, prepare and present complex written and oral reports, and communicate effectively. Skill to operate personal computer keyboard and standard office equipment, including an electronic calculator.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: CPA or CIA certification preferred.

SALARY: $42,000 - $66,000

BENEFITS: TRAVEL is going to the north side of town.
Defined benefit retirement package.
NO SOX!!!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Steve Shepherd
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, TX 75040
www.ci.garland.tx.us for full job description


American Airlines  (12/7/05)

Internal Auditor

American has attained a leadership role in the aviation industry through a history of innovation and professionalism. Competitive challenges have spurred vast changes in our business, making American an exciting company at which to work. Our management team, a group of professionals with experiences, backgrounds and ideas as varied and unique as the places we fly; is without peer in the industry. We are committed to hiring, training and developing candidates with a strong desire to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.

We're currently looking for an individual to develop detailed audit programs and perform operational and financial audits of AA departments and AMR subsidiaries. Audits performed will generally include evaluation of accounting systems and internal controls, assessing compliance with established policies and procedures and determining that assets are properly accounted for and safeguarded from risk of loss. Audit reviews will also consider the adequacy and effectiveness of established policies and procedures and the overall performance of the area being audited. They will prepare and discuss audit findings with appropriate members of management, recommend changes to corporate policies and procedures, and summarize audits and prepare final reports. In addition to performing corporate audit work, we will conduct audits of AA field stations both domestic and international.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate must have a BS/BBA in accounting, auditing, Information Systems or finance preferred. Masters degree and/or CPA desired. Public accounting, Big 4 accounting firm experience and/or internal auditing experience highly desired. Needs excellent oral and written communication skills. Position involves 30% travel on average. Excellent PC skills, including Excel, Access, SAP as well as familiarity with mainframe accounting systems are also a plus.

Enjoy these Benefits:

  • Flight Privileges
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • And much more……

To apply for this position please visit WWW.AACAREERS.COM.

Equal Opportunity Employer


VHA  (12/1/05)

VHA Inc. is a health care provider alliance of more than 2,200 not-for-profit health care organizations. We help members deliver safe, effective and cost-efficient care. VHA has 18 regional offices in 48 states as well as an office in Washington D.C.

Founded in 1977, we are dedicated to the success of not-for-profit, community-based health care. To help our members meet the needs of their communities, our mission is to improve members’ clinical and economic performance. We deliver on our mission by providing industry-leading supply chain management services and facilitating the development of member networks to drive sustainable results.

Join a Fortune 100 Company that values its employees.

Auditor I

Description:
In this position, you will assist the in-charge auditor in performing various sections of the audit program on an independent basis. You will be responsible for revenue recoveries for VHA and member hospitals, assist external auditors with year-end audits as well as work on other corporate projects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1+ years public and/or industry audit experience is preferred
  • Financial certification eligibility preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of products
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive, flexible, customer-service focused and a team player
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

Auditor I/II

Description:
In this position, you will assist the in-charge auditor in conducting various internal control Audits including:

  • Assist management in updating control documentation - Perform routine to complex audits using knowledge of COSO framework
  • Identify and recommend specific audit tests to be performed in routine and moderately complex audit areas
  • Assess risks, determine the effectiveness of internal controls and any potential internal control deficiencies
  • Prepare work papers for each area audited
  • Prepare written report of concerns and findings in the areas audited

Requirements:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience required
  • BBA/BS in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • CPA/CIA preferred, or working toward certification
  • Minimum of 2 years audit experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills - Ability to Communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
    Proactive, flexible and a team player

Please send resumes directly via word to Roger E. Brown Jr. (RBROWN@vha.com)  No calls, please.


RemX Financial Staffing  (11/29/05)


Gidget Pritchard
Executive Recruiter
817-461-1313

gidgetp@remxfinancial.com

Internal Audit Manager

The position of Internal Audit Manager reports to the Vice President of Internal Audit. The major responsibility of this position is the management of audit work (operational audits, financial audits and other engagements) and the reporting of audit findings to management and the Vice President of Internal Audit.

I. Planning the audit-

A. Review and update the planned scope of audit work to ensure that all significant audit risks are addressed.

B. Recommend necessary staffing to execute audits.

II. Conducting the audit-

A. Review audit progress through the review of audit programs and related work papers to ensure that audit work is performed in accordance with the established audit scope.

B. Direct, advise and instruct staff assistants on audit techniques and matters of audit interest.

C. Recommend changes in scope where findings warrant such changes.

III. Evaluating results-

A. Appraise evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion of the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and efficiency of performance of the activities being reviewed.

IV. Reporting results-

A. Discuss audit findings with Vice President of Internal Audit on a continuing basis during the audit.

B. Review audit findings with the operational owners and the finance heads of the divisions under review.

C. Draft written audit report comments to management stating findings and recommendations in regard to systems, procedures, internal controls and other appropriate matters.

D. Review division’s reply to audit comments and appraise adequacy of corrective actions proposed.

The personal specifications for the position of Internal Audit Manager are as follows:

I. Education-

Requires an advanced degree in accounting/finance and/or a Certification.

II. Work Experience-

Minimum of eight to ten years of diversified experience, audit, finance and operations a plus would include the following:

  • 2-4 years of internal audit manager experience for a manufacturer or defense contractor (preferred); or,
  • 2-4 years as a in a Big 4 public accounting firm servicing manufacturing or defense contractor clients.

Experience must include reviewing audit reports that have been prepared by staff that present recommendations for improvement in systems and procedures based on audit observations and recommendations.

III. Other Attributes-

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel approximately 30% annually

Internal Auditor

The position of Internal Auditor reports to the Vice President of Internal Audit. The major responsibility of this position is the performance of audit work (operational audits, financial audits and other engagements) and the reporting of audit findings to management and the VP of Internal Audit.

I. Planning the audit-

A. Conduct preliminary review of the systems and procedures used within assigned audit scope.

B. Prepare plan, programs and time estimate for audit as well as recommend necessary staff requirements to complete audit.

II. Conducting the audit-

A. Perform audit in a professional manner with agreed upon scope and time estimate in accordance with audit programs.

B. Direct, advise and instruct staff assistants and review their work for neatness, accuracy, completeness, and adherence to program and audit techniques employed.

C. Ascertain that workpapers evidence audit work performed and document findings.

III. Evaluating results-

Appraise evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion of the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and efficiency of performance of the activities being reviewed.

IV. Reporting results-

A. Discuss audit findings with VP of Auditing on a current basis during the audit.

B. Discuss audit findings with division chief financial officer or responsible official of other unit of organization during and at the completion of audit.

C. Draft written audit report to management stating findings and recommendations in regard to systems, procedures, internal controls and other appropriate matters.

D. Review division’s reply to audit comments and appraise adequacy of corrective actions proposed.

The personal specifications for the position of Internal Auditor are as follows:

I. Education-

Required is Bachelor’s degree in accounting. A plus would be an advanced degree and or a certification

II. Work Experience-

A Minimum of 5 years of audit experience (internal audit in a manufacturing environment or public accounting experience with manufacturing or defense contractor clients) is required.

Experience must include drafting of audit reports that present recommendations for improvement in systems and procedures based on audit observations and recommendations.

III. Other-

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to plan and perform work independently
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels
  • Willingness to travel approximately 30% annually
     


Gidget Pritchard
Executive Recruiter
817-461-1313

gidgetp@remxfinancial.com


TCG Solutions  (11/23/05)

TCG Solutions is a professional executive search firm delivering accounting, finance and IT candidates to public and private companies. We are dedicated to giving our clients the personal attention they deserve by delivering high-caliber, results-oriented professionals. With offices in Dallas, Austin and Houston, we seek top talent to provide to our clients regionally.

TCG Solutions is seeking several outstanding professionals at the senior (3-5 years of experience) or the manager (5-8 years of experience) level with a strong Internal Audit background. We have been engaged by multiple clients to assist them in identifying skilled professionals that have had experience in Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Audit.

Job Duties:

  • Developing and performing financial and operational audits to determine the adequacy, accuracy and efficiency of selected company financial reporting operations, processes and internal controls.
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, contractual agreements, regulatory requirements, laws, and company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare audit reports and summaries containing recommendations to resolve business issues and improve internal controls. Present audit reports and summaries to senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Discuss deficiencies and provide recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Develop and perform general risk assessments. Assist the upper management in updating the annual audit plan as needed.
  • Coordinate audit work with other functional areas of the company and with the external auditors to maximize audit coverage using limited resources and to maintain reasonable cost/benefit relationships between the internal and external audit functions.

Requirements:

  • 3 plus years of professional work experience and at least 2 years of audit experience • Degreed in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA, CIA, or MBA preferred
  • Ability to work unsupervised on multiple tasks and meeting company deadlines.
  • Recent audit experience and/or recent experience and expertise in the evaluation and testing of internal accounting controls and business processes.
  • Ability to travel 25%.
  • Strong communications skills and ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Big 4 or regional pubic experience is a plus, but not required.

Interested candidates should submit their resume to: ndrucker@controllergroup.com.


ENSCO  (11/23/05)

POSITIONInternal Auditor

PURPOSE

Participates in the design and delivery of standardized operational and financial (Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) based) audit work programs.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP Reports to the Senior Auditor

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Participates in numerous internal audit assignments per year
  • Ensures implementation of all agreed recommendations.
  • Ensures best practice information is shared appropriately within the Company by staying abreast of internal and external best practices and seeking to introduce those practices to the Company.
  • Participates in the design of new audit work programs and initiatives.
  • Participates in the preparation of the Company’s annual audit plan.
  • Serves as a role model for ENSCO’S values and demonstrates the highest ethical standards.
  • Participates as a team member on various special projects requiring analytical and risk assessment skills.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of one to four years previous experience in an auditing role.
  • In depth knowledge of audit planning, fieldwork, reporting and file maintenance.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Minimum of Bachelors degree from accredited college or university majoring in accounting, finance, business administration, economics or related subjects.
  • CIA or CPA certification and Masters Degree or MBA preferred.

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of and experience with internal controls as they relate to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO Standards).
  • Knowledge of SOX regulations applicable to financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of and experience with leading edge risk assessment methodologies.
  • Skilled with the latest MS Office software including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Consulting skills in the areas of disclosure controls and procedures, internal control review and documentation, process mapping and process improvement.
  • Skilled in verbal and written communications.
  • Work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of current and evolving audit practices, legislation, and regulations.
  • Travel up to 30 - 40% of the time to locations throughout the world.

LOCATION
Based in the Dallas office but will be required to travel 30% - 40% visiting both domestic and international work sites.

Interested applicants should send their resume to sbacon@enscous.com.


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