eNews - January 2010

The President’s Letter

The November meeting was successful, and we received some great feedback from the survey.  The Dallas Chapter leadership really appreciates meeting participants taking the time to complete the survey; your comments provide us with opportunities to improve our future meetings.

January’s meeting will be a joint meeting between the IIA and ISACA and revolve around Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).  The CAST meeting will discuss Business Process Improvement, presented by Cindy Hart from Protiviti.  The pre-meeting will cover Project Management Controls for ERP Implementation and will be presented by David Dominguez from Grant Thornton.  The lunch speakers will be Paul Shultz and David Cargile from Protiviti, and will cover Leveraging ERP Systems for Control Testing and Cost Reductions.  The post-meeting topic is ERP Implementation – Risk Management Best Practices, presented by Mark Nadolny, CFO, and Vanessa Hewitt, Director of Internal Audit, from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The January meeting will be held at the Renaissance Richardson Hotel.  I look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming SMART (Seminars on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques) seminar scheduled from February 9th through 11th.   The seminar will cover Oracle Security Auditing and will be presented by Tanya Baccam, Baccam Consulting, LLC.

Additionally, registration is now open for the Fraud Summit on March 25th and 26th at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  Seating is limited for this conference and has historically sold out well in advance, so please take advantage of the early registration special now through January 31, 2010.  This special price is $200 for one person or $600 for four people.

Thank you again for you participation and helping to make the Dallas Chapter of the IIA a huge success.

Thanks,

Tom Keils
2009/10 President – Dallas Chapter IIA
president@dallasiia.org
214-880-3560

Next Meeting - Thursday, January 7, 2010
Renaissance Richardson Hotel

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Joint Meeting with North Texas ISACA
(Information Systems Audit and Control Association)

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

Proactively Managing ERP Risks
Paul Shultz, Managing Director, Protiviti, Inc.
David Cargile, Director, Protiviti, Inc.

Objectives:  How would you know if you are missing high risk ERP areas in your audit plan?  Is it too late to minimize your risk before the next ERP project or major upgrade goes live?  Are better tools and approaches available that could save you time and money and return better results?  During this session, the presenters will address these questions and more, discussing a framework for ERP risks, Internal Audit’s role related to these risks, and potential ROI / cost-saving opportunities for process and security control design that should be considered by organizations throughout their ERP lifecycles.

Paul Shultz is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Dallas office and leads the Protiviti global Enterprise Application Solutions business.  For 30+ years, he has led systems integration, business process improvement, and large scale technology-fueled transformations in a variety of industries specializing in consumer products, industrial and high tech manufacturing, and services firms.  Paul is responsible for developing and deploying overall Enterprise Application Solutions (EAS) strategy as well as managing firmwide ERP vendor alliances.  He was formerly a CIO in a publicly traded energy enterprise and has led major national and regional consulting practices in large and mid-size consultancies.  Paul graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Economics and an MBA in management.  He serves as the Board President of Gilda’s Club of North Texas (psycho-social cancer support for the whole family) and is chair-elect of the steering committee of the Baylor Business Network of Dallas.  Paul is still married to his college girlfriend, dreams of a career as a professional golfer, and has two older sons.

David Cargile is a Director in Protiviti’s Dallas office, where he has provided assurance and risk management consulting services to clients in a variety of industries for over 15 years.  David has focused his efforts in managing large-scale, complex projects, including application controls implementations, regulatory compliance efforts, and information mining.  David is part of Protiviti’s national EAS leadership team, responsible for leading and coordinating methodology development, team training, and go-to-market strategy for the EAS service offering and is heavily involved in Protiviti’s strategic alliance with SAP.  In addition, David is the firm’s practice leader related to SAP GRC Access Controls.  David earned his BBA in Accounting and Information Systems from Baylor University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Dallas, which is focused on helping young people succeed in a global economy. 

1 Hour Continuing Education


CAST Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Business Process Mapping
Cindy Hart, Manager, Protiviti, Inc.

Objectives:  Business processes are typically designed around a company’s mission, business goals, and objectives.  They function as the backbone that supports and enables an enterprise to conduct its business.   The learning objectives for this session include:

  • Identify the critical components of a process
  • Discuss the various types of process maps along with the benefits and uses for each type of process map
  • Use best practices in documenting processes through process maps and process narratives

Cindy Hart is a Manager in Protiviti’s Dallas office with over 9 years of business experience working with a variety of organizations to enhance their business performance through internal audit, risk management, operational effectiveness, and enhanced governance. Cindy focuses much of her time in the areas of Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance across a variety of industries. Cindy is also a Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor (CIDA).

1 Hour Continuing Education


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Auditing Project Management Controls
David Dominguez, Manager, Grant Thornton

Objectives:  The learning objectives for this session include the following:

  • Project Management Office (PMO) Overview
  • PMO Governance and Guidelines
  • Aligning the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) with Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) standards
  • Case Studies
  • Project Management Audit Recommendations

David Dominguez is a Manager in Grant Thornton’s Business Advisory Services.  He has considerable managerial and technology leadership skills expanding across program management, information systems and technology, and information technology (IT) audit.  In addition to his 17 years of technology experience, David’s experience expands across program management of international solution implementations and rollout of large scale development efforts, internal and external audits, IT security and controls assessments, and design and rollout of IT business processes and security controls.  His background includes experience in technology, not-for-profit, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, and public sector.  David is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Project Management Professional (PMP). 

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

Risk Management Best Practices
Mark Nadolny, CFO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Vanessa Hewitt, Director of Internal Audit, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Objectives:  Organizations who implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) software face a number of challenges.  Without the right oversight, strategy and tools, implementations can lead to insufficient end user training, inadequate change management, poorly designed business processes, and other problems that can lead to higher over-all cost of ownership.  Join Mark Nadolny and Vanessa Hewitt as they discuss how Susan G. Komen for the Cure managed the risks of their ERP implementation.

Mark Nadolny, Chief Financial Officer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is responsible for all financial matters affecting the world’s largest breast cancer organization.  Since inception, Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1.3 billion, making it the world’s largest source of private funds for breast cancer research and community programs involving awareness, education, screening, treatment and direct services for breast cancer.

Prior to joining Komen, Nadolny spent more than 13 years at Blockbuster, Inc., most recently as an area Senior Vice President of Operations. Throughout his tenure at Blockbuster, Nadolny held several other senior leadership roles across the company, including financial planning, store finance and accounting, supply chain and merchandising. Prior to Blockbuster, he served as Controller for Santa Fe Minerals, General Auditor for Santa Fe International and Senior Auditor for Arthur Anderson & Company.

A long-time passionate supporter of the breast cancer cause, Nadolny served as the Blockbuster team captain for the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® for many years. Additionally, he was a board member and officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.

Nadolny earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Marquette University in Milwaukee and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is married and has three sons. In his spare time, Nadolny enjoys running, reading and travel.

Vanessa Hewitt, Director of Internal Audit at Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, has 16 years of professional experience, including more than 12 years of internal audit experience.  This includes Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) based risk assessment and controls auditing in addition to her external audit experience.  Prior to joining Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Vanessa was a Senior Manager in the Business Advisory Services practice at Grant Thornton for three years, where she led Enterprise Risk Assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation efforts, and redesigned and provided outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services for her clients.  In addition to her experience in financial, operational, and compliance auditing, she has also led forensic investigations, business cycle process improvement initiatives, and solution selection initiatives.  Her financial and internal auditing background includes experience with nonprofit, manufacturing, energy services, healthcare, telecommunications, and oil & gas companies.  Vanessa also worked as a Manager in Halliburton’s Audit Services group.

Vanessa received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 

1 Hour Continuing Education


New Online Registration Requirements

A few months ago, the Dallas Chapter made a change to the CPE process.  After attending an IIA meeting, an online evaluation is distributed via email.  When you click the link to the online evaluation, you can immediately prepare and print your CE certificate for that specific meeting.  We had an overwhelming positive response to this process improvement, and want to keep making improvements such as this to streamline our processes.

New this year, beginning with the August meeting, the Dallas Chapter will require payment prior to confirming your registration.  Almost 90% of our attendees already pay through PayPal, so this is not a change for them.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received prior to the meeting (see details below).  Our goal is to reduce the wait time at the check in tables, improve controls, and ease the reconciliation process on the back end.

As a friendly reminder and to provide clarification for our new members:

  • Registration cutoff is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).
  • Payment must be received by the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).  Your registration is not confirmed until paid.  We strongly encourage you to pay via PayPal to confirm your registration.  If you are mailing a check, the envelope must be post marked 8 days prior to the meeting (i.e., on Wednesday the week prior to the Thursday meeting) to ensure we receive your payment on time.  If the envelope is not post marked within the required timeframe and is received late, you will be notified by email that a) the meeting is sold out or b) an additional $10 late fee per person will be assessed.  Only registrations paid by PayPal will be accepted on Thursday and Friday prior to the meeting.
  • If you miss the deadline to register and space is available, you can attend the meeting as a walk-in.  Before coming to the meeting, please check the website to see if we are accepting walk-ins since our meetings tend to sell out.
  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted) to receive a refund.  If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.  The substitute will be required to pay an additional $10 if they are not a member of the Dallas Chapter.
  • All walk-ins will need to register at a separate table before the start of the meeting.  The walk-ins will be required to complete an on-site registration form which will include name, company name, address, and email address and can pay with cash or check made payable to the Dallas Chapter of The IIA for the applicable amount.

Registration: Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0110.htm.

The following are the current rates for our monthly meetings:

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

We will keep you posted as we continue to make improvements.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the officers of the Dallas Chapter.  Thanks for your cooperation!


Meeting Location
Renaissance Richardson Hotel
900 East Lookout Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0110.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 1, 2010.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org .

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 the Registration Chair at reservations@dallasiia.org.

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

Chapter News

CIA Programs

Register Now!

The next CIA review course will be held February 12-15, 2010 and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU.  Courses will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas.  Registration details can be found at http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_S10.htm.

Next Ceremony to Honor New CIA’s, CCSA’s, CGAP’s, and CFSA’s

The Dallas Chapter will be honoring new CIA’s, CCSA’s, CGAP’s, and/or CFSA’s and handing out their certificates at the January 7, 2010 meeting at the Renaissance Richardson hotel. Instructions on how to register for the meeting will be sent to the honorees via email.  If you are receiving a certificate but are unable to attend, please contact Toni Messer at tmesser@utdallas.edu.

Check Out Our New Certifications Web Page

For information about the CIA exam and review courses, see our new website at http://dallasiia.org/CIA.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:      I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?

A:       The IIA sends out certificates to a Dallas Chapter representative each quarter. Those taking and passing the exam, including satisfying all requirements, between July and September 2009 should be received in November 2009 and presented in December. Those passing between October and December 2009 should be received by the Chapter in January/February 2010. 

If you do not receive your certificate by September 2009, contact the IIA’s certification department:  certification@theiia.org, or call (407)937-1100.

Q:      How do I register for the exam?

A:       Exam registration can be completed via the following link: https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login?ownername=iia&channel=iia&basechannel=integral7


http://som.utdallas.edu/iaep
Thank You!

Internal Auditing Education Partnership students at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) were fortunate enough to be welcomed into the corporate offices and internal audit groups of Southwest Airlines and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railways during October.  Students from UTD were able to experience these two companies by participating in a site visit.  Students took tours of the facilities and learned about the history of the business.  Each company did an overview of their company as a whole and then went into detail in regards to the internal audit department.  Students were able to gain a better understanding of the daily operations by asking questions throughout the visit.

For the fall semester, the student chapter had the privilege of having great companies come out to the campus and speak to our members.  Many thanks to Weaver and Tidwell, Microsoft, Calpine, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), BNSF, and Southwest Airlines for their support of our program.

If you are interested in recruiting on campus or assisting the program in any way, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.  We are always looking for additional site tours for our students and welcome sponsors for our Wednesday receptions.  There are a number of students available for full time and internship opportunities, and a website is available with student resumes at www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia.  Contact Mark Salamasick for password access to the resumes.

UTD IAEP students pause for a picture during a recent site visit at Southwest Airlines

Above: UTD IAEP students pause for pictures during a recent site visit at Southwest Airlines.

UTD IAEP students during a recent site visit to BNSF Railways

Above: UTD IAEP students during a recent site visit to BNSF Railways


Attention: Internal Auditors in Transition

Several internal auditors in transition within the Dallas chapter have formed an IIA Mirroring Group.  What is a Mirroring Group?  It’s a group of professionals seeking job opportunities in the same industry.  The purpose of the Mirroring Group is to share job leads, assist with contacts at target companies, share networking events and CPE classes, and provide support and motivation.

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is currently looking for employment to meet with us on January 7th (the day of our next IIA meeting) at 2:30 pm at the Richardson Renaissance hotel, following the Post Meeting.  We will meet in the same room as the Post Meeting.  If you have any questions, please email any of the following IIA members:  Helen Dickey at bad2he@verizon.net; Marc Winandy at marcwinandy@yahoo.com; or Liz Kinloch at lkinloch@aclordi.com.

Hope to see you there.


New Ways to Network

During the month of September, the Dallas IIA launched a Facebook and LinkedIn group. Brought to you by the membership committee, these tools will allow you another avenue to grow your online network, communicate with other Dallas IIA members, and stay on top of current chapter events. LinkedIn is geared to professional networking; Facebook is used for both professional and social networking.

 

  • If you already have a profile at either one of these websites, you can join the Dallas IIA group by searching for it.
  • If you don’t have a profile but would like to set one up, visit www.linkedin.com and / or www.facebook.com and follow the instructions.
  • If you have questions contact membership@dallasiia.org

Membership Updates

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter last month:

October 2009 New Members

Ugunda Bush
Ann Carpenter
Jan Coker
Kelly DeCook
Kevin Dunning

Rich Fedock
Stacey Gutsell
Craig James
Terri Keck-Yates
Maurice Lopez
Courtney Murphy

Eileen Marie Senen
Michael Spencer
Walter Van Hoozer
Pablo Williams
Gary Yarbrough


New Membership Information Booth

Did you know that approximately 10% of event attendees are non-members?   We have recently added a membership information booth for future monthly meetings so non-members can stop by and receive information or ask questions related to IIA membership.  If you would like to know more about the many benefits of joining the Dallas Chapter, please stop by and speak with one of our membership committee members or pick up a brochure from the table.  The booth will be located in the registration area that is marked by a “membership information” sign.  We look forward to meeting you!


Please look for the monthly eNews (electronic newsletters) as a source of information for future events within the Dallas Chapter and other internal audit related news. If you have any questions regarding your membership or need additional information about the Dallas Chapter, please feel free to contact the Membership Chair (membership@dallasiia.org). If you are looking to become more involved in the Dallas Chapter and help give back to the internal audit profession, please contact Jay Blanchard at jayblanchard@ti.com.


INTRODUCING THE IIA’S RECRUIT-A-COLLEAGUE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
As a member of The IIA, you already know the value you receive, and now we’re giving you an incentive to tell your friends and colleagues about it! With the new, year-round Recruit-a-Colleague membership program from The IIA, the more friends and colleagues you recruit to become members, the more chances you have to win free training and professional development! For complete program details, visit www.theiia.org/Recruit.


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 November 1, 2009. 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 December 31, 2009.

Seminars

2009 - 2010 Seminars
Updated 10/15/09

Dallas Chapter Seminars

The Dallas Chapter of The IIA is pleased to announce SMART Training Courses for the upcoming year and beyond.  Our goal is to provide high quality training at a low cost for our members (starting at $150 for 1 day courses).

We have been busy these past couple of months planning and organizing to bring you the following hot topics and outstanding speakers.  We are still working hard to finalize the schedule but we wanted to get this to you as soon as possible so that you could plan your training.

SMART Training Courses
(Seminars on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques)
COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR(S) CONFIRMED DATES OR
EST. TIMEFRAME
DFW LOCATION
Oracle Security Briefings and Training Tanya Baccam,
Baccam Consulting
February 9-11, 2010
Registration is now open
Southwest Airlines
Risk Based Auditing: A Value Add Proposition Glyn Smith,
CooperGroup, Principal
TBD (2 days) Brinker
Advanced Operational Auditing Glyn Smith,
CooperGroup, Principal
TBD (2 days) 7-Eleven
SQL Server Security Briefings and Training Tanya Baccam,
Baccam Consulting
TBD (2 days) Sabre
We are able to bring these seminars to you for a low cost because IIA-member companies are providing their offices for the training sites.  If your company is interested in hosting a course and receive free registrations, please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net to find out more details.  And if you would like to recommend a course topic and/or instructor, please contact Pamela.

Oracle Security Auditing

Class size is limited to the first 50 paid registrants!

Date: February 9  - 11, 2010 (Tuesday through Thursday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am
Location:

Southwest Airlines - MAP
University for People Room 108 and 109
2702 Love Field Dr.
Dallas TX  75235
Directions

Cost: $600 and includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Payment is due at time of registration. We recommend that you pay through PayPal to confirm your registration.
CPE Credits: 21 Credits
Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required.
Experience Level: All levels
Register:

http://dallasiia.org/Seminar_Reserve_020910.htm  Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.

Overview: The Oracle Security Auditing course focuses on understanding, identifying and mitigating risk to Oracle databases. Specifically, risks prevalent in Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g are discussed. The course starts by covering foundational information, including an introduction to SQL. Once the foundation is built, students explore the Oracle environment and how to identify weaknesses. Hands-on exercises give students the opportunity to not only hear about the vulnerabilities, but understand and mitigate the risk for the vulnerabilities. Oracle specific security solutions will also be discussed including database auditing, TDE encryption, virtual private databases, label security, database vault, audit vault, FGA, total recall, configuration scanning, ASO and data masking. Multiple tools, queries and techniques will be explored in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding on how to audit Oracle databases.
Objectives:

I. Foundations
  a. Policies/procedures
  b. Physical security
  c. Finding databases
II. SQL Foundations
III. Oracle Foundational Architecture
IV. Oracle-specific Security Solutions
V. Main Attack Vectors
VI. Authentication Methods
  a. Database
  b. Operating System
  c. Other options
VII. Profiles
VIII. User Accounts and Passwords
  a. Finding passwords
  b. Developer risks
IX. Roles
X. Listener Security
XI. Network Security
XII. Operating System Security

XIII. Application Security
  a. Locating sensitive data
  b. Identifying applications that use the database
  c. Application vulnerabilities and their impact on the database
XIV. Patching
XV. Backup and Recovery
XVI. Encryption
XVII. Links
XVIII. Triggers
XIX. Access and Privileges
  a. Stored Procedures, Libraries, Directory Objects and more
  b. Tables and Views
XX. Parameters
XXI. Restricting Tools
XXII. Auditing/Logging
  a. Basic Auditing
  b. Fine Grained Auditing
  c. Other Oracle Audit Logs
XXIII. Summary
  a. Resources

Instructors:

Tanya Baccam, Baccam Consulting, LLC
Tanya has extensive experience performing audits and assessments, including application reviews, system audits, vulnerability and penetration tests, as well as providing training for various topics, including operating systems, applications, databases and software development risks. She is skilled in reviewing the security architecture for clients including assessing firewalls, applications, web sites, network infrastructure, operating systems, routers, and databases. She has conducted multiple network penetration engagements, vulnerability assessments and risk assessments using an arsenal of tools, including commercially available and open-source tools. She has developed and reviewed policies and procedures, as well as developing and provided security awareness training. Tanya has been responsible for conducting, scheduling and managing numerous security assessment engagements.

During her career in Information Technology, Tanya has become an expert in network and application security services. She has functioned in management, training and consulting roles. She has vast experience including support of Novell, UNIX, Windows, and Oracle platforms.  Tanya is a Senior Certified Instructor and courseware author for SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) where she has developed and delivered training related to PCI, security auditing, incident handling, hacker exploits, database security, web application security and perimeter protection, as well as being an authorized grader for some of the GIAC certifications. She is also as a member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).

What to Bring:

A laptop in order to complete the hands-on exercises. The laptop should meet the following specifications to get the most from the exercises:
- CD-ROM drive
- A minimum of 3 gigabytes of free hard disk space
- A minimum of at least 1 gigabyte of RAM
- Windows XP Professional SP 3 or higher
- Administrator privileges or the capability to install and run tools

Deadline:

January 29, 2010 is the last day to register.  Payment must be received by this date to confirm your registration.

Cancellation:

There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between January 25 and January 29, 2010.  Refunds will not be granted after January 29, 2010, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.


Location:

Southwest Airlines
University for People Room 108 and 109
2702 Love Field Drive
Dallas TX  75235
Directions


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The 5th Annual-UTD/Dallas Chapter
Fraud Summit

Co-Sponsors:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

FRAUD WORKSHOPS - CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THREE
  • Deloitte—Advanced Fraud Interrogation Methods
  • Jim Ratley—Interview Techniques for Auditors and Investigators
  • Glyn Smith—Best Practices in Ethics and Compliance and How to Audit

$250 per person – seating is limited to the first 50 registrants for each session.  You may only choose one of the three sessions to attend.

8 hours CPE credit
Location: UTD-Richardson
Time: 8:00PM-5:00PM

Register online by March 1, 2009


Friday, March 26, 2010

FRAUD CONFERENCE - HOT TOPICS & SPEAKERS
  • One of our keynote speakers is Jim Ratley, the President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Join us to hear two leading experts discuss the new fraud landscape in the aftermath of the global financial crisis
  • Participants will choose from a variety of breakout sessions to hone their fraud-detecting skills and practically apply what they have learned
  • Advanced fraud techniques and case studies for those looking for more than just the basics

$200 per person if paid by January 31st and $600 for four people if paid by January 31st.

$250 per person if paid between February 1st through March 1st.

Seating is limited
8 hours CPE credit
Location: UTD-Richardson
Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Register online by March 1, 2009

Proceeds benefit the IAAAF and Internal Audit Program at UTD.

Register Early as space is limited!


Employment Opportunities

North Texas Tollway Authority  (11/10/09)

INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER

Be a part of a Dynamic Team….Come join the movement!

The North Texas Tollway Authority is keeping pace with the regional demand for transportation through expansion of North Texas' toll road system and implementation of improved technologies.  The NTTA, a political subdivision of the State of Texas under Chapter 366 of the Transportation Code, is empowered to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects; to raise capital for construction projects through the issuance of Turnpike Revenue Bonds; and to collect tolls to operate, maintain and pay debt service on those projects.

The North Texas Tollway Authority is currently looking to fill an Internal Audit Manager position.  The purpose of this position is to plan and perform audits and business process reviews that will improve the relevance, reliability, control and timeliness of information being reported to executive management.  These are accomplished by interacting with all levels of management and liaise with external auditors.  Other duties include general ledger and business process reviews, internal control reviews and recommendations for best practices, verifying compliance with accounting policies and operational reviews of fund assets.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field with 5+ yrs Management and/or Senior level Internal Audit experience.  Master's degree preferred.  Must possess policy development and implementation skills with the ability to make budgetary recommendations that are aligned with organizational goals. Knowledge of International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with excellent technical and comprehensive abilities.  Strong project management, government accounting/analysis, or fund accounting experience a plus. Requires current certification applicable to job (i.e. CIA, CPA, PMI, CMA, etc.). Valid Texas Driver License required.

We offer a competitive benefit package which includes, but is not limited to, Health and Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal time, 401K, Educational Assistance and a free Non-Revenue Toll Tag.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2009

For more information on this position please visit our web site at www.ntta.org.

The North Texas Tollway Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Northrop Grumman Corporation  (10/30/09)


Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers. We are currently seeking a Auditor Specialist – Location:  Irving, TX.

Job Description:  Auditor Specialist:   Provide data analysis support to auditors during sector and enterprise reviews, annual planning, and investigations.  Analysis typically performed using Audit Command Language (ACL) to write programs to test the effectiveness of controls.  Position includes requirements gathering, ACL script development, testing, and support of audit applications.  Consult with auditors on scope of work and provide advice and recommendations based upon the results of the tests performed.  Perform data analysis to determine the feasibility of potential automated tests and monitoring routines.

Conducts financial and operational audits by examining and verifying accounting, or operational records and/or procedures of internal and/or external organizations to determine the reliability and effectiveness of financial and control systems, material assets, liabilities, surplus, income, and expenditures.  Examines records to ensure proper recording of transactions.  Prepares reports of findings and recommendations to management.  May include auditing activities under Sarbanes-Oxley.  Some travel required.  Special Skills/Certification Requirements: CPA/CIA desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Considered expert in field within the organization. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform complex tasks. Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.

Problem Solving

Develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.

Discretion/Latitude

Most assignments are complex and performed independently without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.

Liaison

Serves as consultant to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives. Acts as an advisor to senior management and customers.

Basic Qualifications:  Bachelors degree and ten (10) years directly related experience, 8 years with Masters and 4 years experience in SAP, Audit Command Language (ACL) and ACL Direct Link required.

Interested candidates should visit
http://horizonscareers.northgrum.com/; Job Posting Number: CO/094934


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