The Dallas Chapter - January 2008 eNews

January 2008

The President’s Letter

Greetings!

Hope this newsletter finds you wrapping up your 2007 projects and looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the holidays! Now is a great time to reflect on the achievements and challenges of 2007 and use them as a springboard for a successful 2008!

Before you leave for the holidays, please take a moment to register for the January 10th luncheon meeting with our ISACA colleagues at the Richardson Renaissance Hotel. Last year this joint meeting attracted 450 attendees and we had to close registration early. The topic for the day is Technology and the speakers will provide useful information to both the general auditor as well as the IT auditor.

The 3rd Annual Fraud Summit will be held on March 28th at UT Dallas. This was also a sellout last year so plan to register early!  We are currently offering a registration special through January 31st and a "4 for 3" special!  If you register 4 members by January 31st, you will receive one registration free. -- http://dallasiia.org/08_Summit_Reserve.htm

Finally, time is running out to nominate yourself or someone else to join the Chapter’s Leadership team – the deadline is December 31st. As one of the top 10 IIA chapters in the association, we are looking for successful leaders to help guide the Dallas Chapter in the upcoming years! -- http://dallasiia.org/Candidate_Information_07.htm

Best wishes to each of you this holiday season and I hope to see you at the January meeting!

Sincerely,

Melinda Lokey
2007-2008 President - Dallas Chapter IIA

Next Meeting - Thursday, January 10, 2008
Renaissance Richardson Hotel

Technology
Joint Meeting with the
North Texas Chapter of the ISACA

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

Hacking Trends

Mark "Simple Nomad" Loveless

You've installed firewalls. Your anti-virus and anti-spyware is up to date. You patch all of your systems as quickly as possible. The digital wagons have been circled and your perimeter is as tight as possible. Are you secure? Probably not. In fact, "probably not" may be too optimistic. The landscape of the hacker is ever-changing. As new defenses are developed, attackers develop new techniques and chart out new and unique attack vectors to gain access to computer systems. This talk will focus on how attack trends have evolved, where they seem to be heading, and how the security professional cannot simply rely on tried and true techniques to help protect an organization. Expect a frank, open, and lively talk with tales from both sides of the security fence.

Mark "Simple Nomad" Loveless has worked in the computer security field for years. He is the Security Architect for Autonomic Networks, a company currently in stealth mode. Mark is also the founder of the Nomad Mobile Research Centre, a hacker think-tank with an international membership of like-minded security professionals involved in the security industry. Mark has been quoted frequently in the press including such notable outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN. He is a frequent lecturer and keynote at security conferences worldwide, typically on topics involving computer security and personal privacy.


Pre-Meeting 10:30am

Keeping America Running: Securing Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure Assets
Sujeet Shenoi, University of Tulsa

Can a criminal entity or terrorist group -- from the other side of the world -- take out down the Internet and telecommunications systems? Or launch a worm that disrupts oil and gas pipelines, water and electric power distribution?

How will America cope if the outages last for days?

The critical infrastructure, which comprises computers, embedded devices, networks and software systems, is vital to day-to-day operations in every sector -- agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, government, defense, information and telecommunications, energy, transportation, banking and finance, chemicals and hazardous materials, and postal and shipping. Global business and industry, government -- indeed society itself -- cannot function if major components of the critical infrastructure are degraded, disabled or destroyed. This presentation highlights the challenges involved in securing interconnected critical infrastructure assets, in particular, the Internet and IP networks, telecommunications networks, and process control (SCADA) networks used for oil and gas, water and electric power distribution. Also, it discusses the importance of designing security solutions that weave science, technology and policy.

Sujeet Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa. An active researcher with specialties in cyber security and forensics, Dr. Shenoi is currently the principal investigator on projects supported by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, FBI, National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Secret Service.

He is the Chair of IFIP Working Group 11.10 on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Director of the Cyber Security Education Consortium, an NSF ATE Center that is building a high-tech workforce in the Southwestern United States. He is the Co-Chair of the FBI's National Steering Committee for the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Program. He is also the founder of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, a nationally recognized program of scholarship and service. For his innovative strategies integrating academics, research and service, Dr. Shenoi was named the 1998-1999 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.


Post-Meeting 1:30pm

Spreadsheet Use in Your Enterprise – Conquering the Risks
Doug Berryhill, with Lane Severson assisting, Business Controls Analyst, Compassoft, Inc.

Highly publicized incidents of corporate losses traced to spreadsheet errors and misuse are driving intense corporate interest in getting control of spreadsheets and other end-user applications. And, not surprisingly, government regulations - such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act - are driving increased scrutiny of spreadsheet controls by major auditing firms.

In this presentation, Compassoft will provide specific guidance on advancements in spreadsheet management best practices and automation technologies that scale across the enterprise. A comprehensive spreadsheet control strategy will be outlined that will reduce risks with a sustainable, automated approach to meet your financial reporting, internal audit, and regulatory compliance needs.

In this seminar you will learn to:

  • Identify sources of spreadsheet-based risk in your enterprise
  • Assess and prioritize the risk in a structured and automated way
  • Quickly find errors and fraud in critical spreadsheets
  • Sustainably control risk based on business policies

Doug Berryhill, Compassoft Regional Manager brings over 25 years of successful management, sales, and consulting experience to Compassoft from enterprise software and systems consulting firms. Prior to Compassoft Doug was the sales manager for the eastern United States with The SAS Institute for six years, Divisional Vice President at Computer Associates for five years, and Consulting Services Manager at Cap Gemini for nine years.


The $35 member price is for current Dallas IIA members only.  The only exception is when we have joint meetings with other organizations. We welcome members of other chapters and organizations.  However, if you are not a member of the Dallas Chapter, we request that you register as a non-member and pay the applicable fee.


This meeting is being held at Renaissance Richardson Hotel
900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082

Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve.htm.

Contact:

Jeri Baker

jeri.baker@tatumllc.com

NEW! - Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

Dallas IIA Members: $35
NT-ISACA Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
Students: $25
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $45

Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 4, 2008.

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 web site. 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 Marc Winandy at marc.winandy@mckesson.com.

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

Chapter News

Volunteer in the Spotlight (Again)!

Danny Goldberg, Director of Internal Audit at Tyler Technologies, Inc., is at it again! He has written a second article this year that is published in the December 2007 issue of Internal Auditor. Danny’s newest article focuses on how management can utilize AS5 to the fullest. Look for Focus on High-risk Controls under “Risk Watch” of the magazine. To read the article in its entirety, you can click on the following: http://theiia.texterity.com/ia/200712/?u1=texterity, read your latest Internal Auditor, or visit Danny’s website www.thesoftaudit.com.


Last Call - Dallas Chapter Leadership Roles

The Nominating Committee is in the process of identifying candidates to serve as Officers and Board of Governors for the Dallas Chapter for the year beginning June 1, 2008.  Most Officers have previous volunteer experience serving as Officers and/or Committee Chairs/Members.  And members of the Board of Governors are made up of past Chapter Presidents and CAE’s/Audit Directors/ Senior Managers.  Some of the attributes that make a successful leader are:

  • Passion for the profession
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team builder with determination, vision, and strategic thinking
  • Available, willing, and committed to serve
  • Competent and professional experience in internal auditing
  • Committed to The IIA and Dallas Chapter’s objectives
  • Have integrity and lack of conflicts of interest
  • Have support of the employer
  • Reliable
  • Proven record of attendance and volunteering in The IIA or Dallas Chapter

If you are interested in serving in a Dallas Chapter leadership role, simply complete the online Candidate Information Form at http://dallasiia.org/Candidate_Information_07.htm.  The deadline to complete the online form is December 31, 2007.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss serving as an Officer or member of the Board of Governors, please contact Pamela Krakosky, Nominating Committee Chair, at pkrakosky@verizon.net or 972-849-3440.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has recently issued a book entitled Auditing Human Resources. Human resource management (HR) covers a broad spectrum of workforce activities. Despite its integral role, HR is often considered a “soft” area and management may not understand the inherent risks involved with this function, including employment law issues, compensation and benefit plan design, recordkeeping and potential fraud issues. In today’s environment, some new issues have moved to the forefront in HR, including:

  • Executive management ethics
  • Skyrocketing healthcare costs
  • HR outsourcing
  • Baby boomer exodus – labor shortage, aging and diverse workforce
  • Knowledge work – managing knowledge workers

An organization should audit the HR function to:

  • Perform routine check-up (uncover any unfavorable conditions and set up a treatment plan)
  • Determine how to best align HR operations with organizational goals
    Ensure compliance with federal and state employment regulations

This handbook is an essential tool for internal auditors to examine the technical and practical dimensions of the HR function and to create a comprehensive system that adds value to the organization.

The book can be ordered online at – www.theiia.org/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or calling toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Order number 1034, IIA member price - $45, non member price - $60).


CIA Programs - Thank You to CIA Exam Proctors!

A big thank you those who helped by proctoring on November 14-15! The Dallas location had over 180 people registered to take the exam! We appreciate those who committed their time to helping, especially since this was the last time we will need proctors! Future exams will be computer-based and held at testing centers.

Thank you to the following and their companies!

  • Mark Salamasick, UTD
  • Zoi Kondis
  • Brooke Manuel, Southwest Airlines
  • Letty Gambrell, Southwest Airlines
  • Julie Pence, VHA • Lanita Ray, DISK
  • Katie Kuckert, McKesson
  • Chris Koloc, DART • Jeff Bain, JC Penney
  • Marie Kaucher, McKesson
  • Meeoak Cho, UTD
  • Diane Welsh, Jefferson Wells
  • Vinay Gandhi, Jefferson Wells
  • JP Springsted, Alliance Data
  • Jennifer Mayes, UTD
  • Michael Gerleman, Alliance Data
  • Allen Wesson, DISD
  • David Gibbs, Deloitte
  • William Villegas, DART
  • Quincy Thomas, Commercial Metals
  • Mike Hill, Metro PCS
  • Joni Hughes, JC Penney • Paul Teel, UTD
  • Jose Fernandez, DART
Mark your Calendars

The next Dallas Chapter review courses, featuring live training by Dr. Glen Sumners of Louisiana State University, will be offered as follows at UT Dallas:

  • February 15-18, 2008
  • September 5-8, 2008

We are now registering for the February 2008 course. For registration information, please see below.

Reminder…New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008

Visit the IIA’s web site for more information: www.theiia.org.

The IIA Announces New CIA Exam Preparation Materials

If you are planning to take the CIA exam this year, now is the time to begin preparing and there’s no better way than through The IIA CIA Learning System. Orders will begin shipping April 1, so place your order today. Visit www.learncia.com or call +1-877-442-2425.


Ring in the New Year!
More Programs and Students…

The program at UTD has expanded this past year to include a new Advanced Auditing program that is taught with the skills necessary for the audit senior. We have also added a new Assistant Director of the Internal Audit program, Chris Linsteadt, who is teaching courses related to external audit with the hopes that some students will see the differences and advantages of internal audit. Make sure you introduce yourself to Chris at one of the events. Speaking of events our annual Fraud seminar that supports the program is planned for March 28 which is planned to be bigger and better than last year. Make sure you sign up in advance as it is planned to sell out this year.

The funding from this event has made it possible to provide benefits back to the chapter along with funding positions for teaching assistants who are busy recruiting new students into the program. In the spring semester, you should see Marndi Church, Melissa Ewing, John Hall, and Kunaal Sarna who will be assisting with various events and recruiting more students into the program.

Our biggest issue is still advocacy of the profession and educating students of the possible careers in internal audit. All of you can help in the issue by talking to as many students throughout the year and educating them on the possibilities of careers that start in internal audit.

As I mentioned in a fall newsletter, we hope to grow the student chapter to over 200 students by May 2008. All of you have an opportunity to help in this effort. We have in place a number of methods to have employers meet students and explain the benefits of careers in internal audit. So the good news is there are avenues to recruit students, but you must get them early. A new batch of students get involved every semester so reviewing the status of who is available every February and September is a great idea.

To schedule a reception, site visit, interview or just peruse resumes, contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu. The student chapter will have resumes posted after February 8 and interviews start in mid February. The student chapter website is www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia with posted resumes. Contact Mark Salamasick for the user id and password.


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 1. 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, 2008.

Seminars

Dr. Glenn E. Sumners, LSUCIA 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 online for the Review Course.

Registration deadline is January 31, 2008. Cancellations prior to January 31, 2008 will be refunded; however, no refunds for cancellations made after January 31, 2008. The Dallas Chapter reserves the right to cancel a session if registrations for a particular part are insufficient as of February 1, 2008.

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

  • February 15, 2007 – Part I – Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk, and Control
  • February 16, 2007 – Part II – Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
  • February 17, 2007 – Part III – Business Analysis and Information Technology
  • February 18, 2007 – Part IV – Business Management Skills

Please note: CPE credit of 8 hours per part is available from the IIA but not the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

(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.)

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.richardsontexas.org/Accomodations_All.htm

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 Student Chapter of the Dallas IIA, the course will be offered at $30 per part.  The cost of the course will include course materials and study information, lunch and morning & afternoon snacks with beverages.

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 Marc Winandy at the address below in order to reserve your place at the course.

Checks should be made payable to the Dallas IIA:

Marc Winandy, Dallas Chapter Treasurer
Dallas Chapter Institute of Internal Auditors
P. O. Box 261747
Plano, TX 75026-1747

 
Direct any question to Toni at tmesser@utdallas.edu or 972-883-2693

Mark your calendars - Spring Review Course
September 5-8, 2008

2008 Fraud Summit

March 28, 2008

University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management

8 hours of CPE

Lunch and cocktail hour provided

Speakers include:

  • Mark Loveless - Vernier Networks, on Emerging Issues in the Hacking World
  • Andy Bishop & Alan Hampton-IRS Criminal Investigations Division - Money Laundering in Charitable Organizations
  • Joe Hendrix-Director Global Investigations/Legal Affairs Office
  • Jenna Bond, US Postal Inspection Service - Identity Theft
  • and more...

REGISTRATION FEES:

Four attend for the price of three with PAID registration before January 31, 2008!  That’s $600 for four people!

Before January 31st: $200 per Person
February 1-March 21st: $250 per Person

Register online now!


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, please contact Greg Dubis at 972-431-5946 or send him an e-mail at gdubis@jcpenney.com.  We look forward to helping you.



Ashford Hospitality Trust  (12/3/07)

Ashford Hospitality Trust

Position: Internal Auditor

Summary: Conduct independent audits and evaluations of the company’s financial and operational control systems to determine compliance with established policies, procedures, laws and governmental regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, organize, conduct and formally report on scheduled audits
  • Perform all field work in a competent and professional manner
  • Provide evidential support for all report recommendations
  • Identify system control issues
  • Make oral or written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the examination, discussing deficiencies and recommending corrective action to resolve identified issues
  • Prepare formal written reports, expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency with which activities are carried out
  • Appraise the adequacy of corrective action taken to resolve control issues
  • Evaluate risk and exposure while cognizant of the business and local environment
  • Assist with on-going Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance (i.e., documentation preparation for new acquisitions, updating information as needed)
  • Travel 55% - 60%

Skills/Qualifications:

  • A Four-Year Degree with a Major in Accounting or Finance (Preferred)
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years in Public Accounting, Corporate Headquarters Accounting or Property-Level Controller / Assistant Controller Experience
  • CPA or CIA (Preferred but not required)
  • Hospitality Company and or REIT Experience (Preferred but not required)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Compliance Documentation and Testing
  • Experience with Financial and Operational Auditing
  • Strong Information Systems Background
  • Analytical, Problem-Solving, Leadership and Communications Skills

Please contact:
Bernadette Hudson
bhudson@ahtreit.com
972-778-9339


City of Irving  (11/29/07)

CITY OF IRVING
POSITION PROFILE

City of Irving

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR

CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE

As a Senior Internal Auditor in the City Manager’s Office your duties would include developing and preparing the annual audit plan; conducting monthly and/or quarterly financial, compliance and performance audits and reviews, including monthly reviews of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Irving Arts Center; drafting audit reports and presenting recommendations for improvement to management; overseeing monthly auto auctions; and investigating reported irregularities. Duties also include reviewing audit work and reports prepared by the Internal Auditor; and assisting external auditors with the year-end audit.

Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in accounting, finance or a related field is required. Must have five years auditing experience, preferably governmental, as well as two years supervisory experience. Strong analytical skills are essential. Must have a CPA license and be able to obtain a Texas CPA license during the first year of employment. Must also have, or be able to obtain, a valid Class C Texas driver’s license.

Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and a competitive salary range.  The City of Irving also offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes holidays, personal, vacation, and sick leave. Additionally complete medical insurance options are available as well as Employee Assistance plans and life insurance. Retirement through the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) is based on an employee contribution of 7% with a 2 to 1 match by the city upon retirement with a 5 year vesting period. A complete benefits summary is available upon request.

Please submit your completed application online at www.cityofirving.org.  If you are applying for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each.

The City of Irving is an equal opportunity employer.


Texas Women's University  (11/28/07)

Assistant Director-Internal Audits - Texas Woman's University

Department: Internal Audits

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field or Master's degree in Accounting.

Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible auditing experience. Auditing experience in higher education and/or governmental area preferred. Knowledge of fund accounting. Professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE or CGAP preferred. Familiarity with IIA Standards, IIA Code of Ethics and the Texas Internal Auditing Act preferred.

Duties: Performs work in the performance of internal audit functions at Texas Woman's University. Responsibilities include financial, operational, compliance and IT audits. Work is reviewed by the Director of Internal Audits.

Job Code: 7NV034 E-mail resume to: staffjobs@twu.edu (E-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number) $5,262 per month


JCPenney  (11/20/07)

JCPenney

Sr. IT Auditor

JCPenney is currently seeking an experienced Senior IT Auditor to join our team. This individual will be responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, and/or performing IT audits, including specialized or technical audits, of assigned business applications, IT security, data centers and operating systems to determine if systems and controls are in place and effective, Company resources are used efficiently and effectively, and financial records are accurate.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and/or conducts audits as assigned, including specialized activities with a high degree of professional competence and technical expertise.
  • Determining and/or recommends the scope and objective of specialized audits utilizing the technical tools/techniques most appropriate and productive.
  • Analyzing complex information system environments and processes to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems and related controls.
  • Utilizing information systems development, implementation, and operating control concepts in a wide variety of technology environments.
  • Documenting findings to fully substantiate recommendations for changes and improvements to systems, controls and/or procedures. Communicates audit concerns and findings to the appropriate levels of operating management and promotes best practices.
  • Identifying and recommending new and/or improved technical audit techniques, and provides technical assistance and training in specified methods to Company and external auditors.
  • Establishing audit priorities based on specialized knowledge of key risks and exposures, and participates in developing the schedule of audit assignments and audit plans. Maintains a high degree of knowledge about the business, and remains aware of trends in the industry.
  • Communicating overall summary of audit results to operating management on a regular basis and alerts management to unusual or high-risk situations requiring immediate action.

Qualified candidates will possess the following:
Education: Bachelor's degree with one of the following certifications preferred; CIA, CISA, CISSP, CPA.

Experience: 3+ plus years of progressive information systems auditing for a large organization, with a complex IT infrastructure or its equivalent. Understanding of core IT infrastructure processes such as change management, SDLC, information security, and IT operations. Knowledge and experience with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and Sarbanes-Oxley is strongly preferred.

Specialized: Familiarity with IT infrastructure and security controls for MVS mainframe, UNIX, Windows, and network environments. Ongoing education and/or self-study in current technology to keep current with emerging issues, new IT technology, and best practices are expected. Ability to perform systems and data retrievals proficiently.

Core Competencies: Analytical and negotiating skills, project management, autonomous decision making, oral and written communication, interpersonal communication skills, problem solving, business analysis and data retrieval skills.

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY; NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE OFFERED

To apply, please go to: www.jcpenneycareers.com > home office > home office support > finance & accounting


Griffin Consulting Search Group  (11/19/07)

Is an Independent Boutique Recruiting Firm that has specialized in the recruitment & placement of Accounting and Audit Professionals for over 10 years in the DFW area. We are currently seeking Audit professionals for the following positions:

Internal Audit Manager- to $120K + bonus and
Senior Internal Auditor- to $80k + bonus

CLIENT INFO: An international engineering, construction, services and investment group listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately $4bn. Following a significant acquisition earlier this year, the US operations now account for approximately 25% of Group revenues. This has resulted in the need for 2 additional audit resources to ensure audit delivery across all of the US operating companies. Positions will office near DT Dallas.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Require ability to work independently and to travel up to 75-80% the first year, mainly to Tier I and II US Cities
  • Minimum 3+ yrs Audit experience -Experience in Construction industry and CPA or CIA certification preferred
 

Senior Internal Auditor- $60- 80k- North Dallas

CLIENT INFO: Fortune 50 company, and one of the largest Distribution companies in the world.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Internal Audit Director, responsible for performing audits at the distribution centers and various other audits within specific functional areas in order to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements and standards. Internal Audit offices will be moving from Addison to Frisco in 2008.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to travel approx 35-40% -Must have 2+ years Audit experience.
  • Professional certification and Retail or Distribution exp a plus

To apply online or to see a list of our other current openings please visit our website at www.gcsearchgroup.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Michelle Griffin, CPA, Principal


Children’s Medical Center Dallas  (10/29/07)

Senior Internal Auditor

Children’s Medical Center Dallas is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor for our Internal Audit Department.  Internal Audit reports to the Chief Compliance Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. This position will report to the Manager of Internal Audit and will be required to:

  • Develop audit programs to conduct financial and operational audits.
  • Document and evaluate operational risks and related internal controls procedures.
  • Draft audit reports and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls or business processes
  • Perform follow-up procedures to evaluate the status of agreed-upon recommendations.
  • Assist the Compliance Department with special projects.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a CPA with a combination of Big 4 public accounting and internal audit experience.  Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required.
  • Master's Degree in Accounting or MBA Preferred.
  • 3-5 years recent public accounting or internal audit experience required.
  • CPA or CIA certification required.
  • Ability to plan and complete audits in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, within established deadlines.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of management.
  • Ability to step back from details and consider the "big picture."
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
  • Knowledge of flowcharting software (Visio) preferred.

Children’s Medical Center Dallas is a private, not-for-profit hospital that is the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical/dental staff at Children’s conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.

Children’s is licensed for 411 beds, has more than 50 subspecialty programs and is the only pediatric hospital in the Southwest with a designated Level I trauma center. To better serve the region’s growing pediatric population, the 72-bed Children’s Medical Center Legacy will open in 2008 in Plano, Texas. Children’s enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States.  The Joint Commission awarded Children’s an “outstanding” ranking, and both U.S. News & World Report and CHILD magazines have named Children’s as one of the nation’s top pediatric providers.  In 2006, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Children’s as a “Best Place to Work.”  Children’s makes life better for the patients it sees during more than 340,000 visits each year.

Please apply on line at www.childrens.com.  The position is No. 5400 and is posted under Careers/Professions/Auditing…  Questions may be addressed to carrie.smith@childrens.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer


SolomonEdwardsGroup  (10/12/07)

Solomon Edwards Group
Job Title: Manager / Senior Manager – Internal Audit Services
Location: Dallas / Fort Worth
Type of Company: Banking and financial services

SolomonEdwardsGroup (SEG) is a leading business consulting and accounting services provider, delivering proven solutions to complex business issues in areas such as corporate performance management, enterprise risk management, internal audit, regulatory compliance, transaction services, system integration support, SEC advisory services and business process improvement.

SEG is a high-growth, private company that has expanded into the Dallas / Fort Worth market and continues to build our local team.  We are seeking to hire a Manager / Senior Manager for our Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practice.

Our ERM practice focuses in the following areas:

  • Internal Audit Outsourcing and Co-sourcing
  • Compliance, Financial, Operational and Information Technology audits
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Advisory and Compliance
  • External Assessments of Internal Audit Departments

Ideal candidates are currently or have served as audit managers with banking/financial services experience.  Big 4 experience is a plus but not a requirement.  The candidate's audit experience must include both financial and operational audits. Our strategy is to target high-caliber candidates and offer them the ability to continue developing their career as a key member of our high performing team with competitive salary and benefits while offering increased work / life balance and the ability to have an impact on our clients and our organization.  These positions qualify for a stock option grant and annual bonuses.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business; advanced degrees are highly desirable
  • CIA certification
  • CPA experience a strong plus
  • Financial services, especially banking or lending experience
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Send resume to Marcie Podesta
mpodesta@solomonedwards.com
(972) 505-2021

SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC (SEG) is a national CFO services firm built to support all of the non-attest finance, accounting, audit and consulting needs that typically fall within the scope of the CFO and their organization.  We recognize in today’s finance and accounting environment that resources are limited and risk and responsibilities are never ending.  Our model and expertise uniquely bring talent, perspective, and action to address your most pressing challenges related to talent management, accounting and finance operations, risk and regulatory compliance, and strategic performance.  SEG Business consulting and advisory (BCA) services include SEC advisory, complex transaction research, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, corporate governance, regulatory risk and control, internal audit co-sourcing, IT audit, fraud and forensic services, financial process optimization, business decision support, close acceleration, planning, budgeting, consolidations and management reporting design enhancements, and system implementation support and data validation services.

Founded in 1999, SEG has nine offices across the country including its corporate headquarters in suburban Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, North New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.


AT&T  (8/17/07)

Corporate Auditor
Dallas, TX

An exciting opportunity to advance your career with the World’s Most Admired Telecommunications Company, AT&T.  As a Corporate Auditor you will be responsible for planning and performing reviews of business operations and evaluating internal controls that result in cost-effective, value-added audits.  Additional challenges include developing innovative audit plans based on risk analysis, testing and evaluating key business controls and communicating audit results to various levels of management.  This position allows exposure and potential transition to other business units within AT&T across a wide range of operations and locations.  There is 10-20% travel associated with this position.

Qualified candidates have a minimum of 2 years experience in Public or Industry audit along with a functional business understanding in some of the areas of sales, finance, procurement, billing, inventory management, risk analysis, information systems, network, marketing, customer service and operations.  The selected candidate will have strong critical thinking and analytical skills coupled with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication expertise.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel along with the ability to adjust to a constantly changing environment are necessary in this role.  The final candidate will also possess a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business; however, a CPA, CIA, or CFE is most desirable.

At the AT&T family of companies, our success depends on the determination and dedication of our employees, and it's important that our employees know we value them. We recognize that work is just one of many important things in your life and your needs may change over time. So we've designed a benefits package that allows our employees to plan for their future, offering protection and value today and tomorrow.

Not only does the AT&T family of companies offer excellent compensation packages, but we also have outstanding benefits (medical/dental/vision insurance, education assistance, family care benefits, pension, savings plan), and an environment conducive to personal and professional growth.

If interested, please submit your resume to rp1077@att.com.  Please reference Dallas, TX  Corporate Auditor position.

AT&T Communications Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive full and fair consideration for employment.

 


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