eNews - February 2014

The President’s Message

Shakeya A. McDow
2013/14 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Academic Relations

Meeting 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch to start being served at 11:45am
Registration begins at 11:30am

EY Generations Research Study
Beth Hopkins, Director at Ernst & Young

Objective: The objective of the session is to review the EY generational research study and its findings.

EY includes generation differences among many of the cultural components related to building highest performing teams.  The research is one way to better educate all of our employees about "what is driving each generation.

From the research, you will specifically learn about:

  • The generational management shift and related perceptions
  • In terms of the work environment, what do the different generations value?
  • Positive and negative characteristics of members of each generation

No prerequisites required.

With 17 years of experience, Beth Hopkins currently serves as the Diversity & Inclusiveness leader of the Southwest Region at EY.  Beth works across the 12 offices in the region with key stakeholders to create a strategy which fosters a diverse workplace culture where all EY people can achieve their potential.  She has a robust history in talent management, recruiting, organizational development, coaching and overall People matters.

Beth also serves as an executive coach for all levels and service lines.  Her focus includes individual/team coaching, assessments, workshops and more.  Beth emphasizes the professional and personal growth of each individual as a key component in achieving highest performing teams.

She serves EY external clients as an advisor, panelist and keynote speaker regarding People matters such as gender, flexibility and inclusiveness in the workplace.  In 2010, she was one of 12 Americas Chairman's Values Award recipients – an internal award highlighting individuals who are role models for the firm’s values.

Beth grew up in a small town in Southeast Arkansas; she graduated with honors from University of Arkansas and moved to Dallas in 1996.  She worked for a marketing firm and Information Technology recruiting firm prior to
Ernst & Young.  She & her husband enjoy traveling, watching movies, taking walks with their dogs, and spending time with family and friends.

 

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


CAE Spotlight 12:20pm - 12:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Chuck Donnelly, Lennox Chief Audit Executive

Objective: The objective of this brief presentation is to provide Insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an Internal Audit department within the Higher Education industry.

Chuck Donnelly is currently Vice President – Corporate Audit for Lennox International Inc., a $3 Billion global provider of climate control solutions for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets.  Chuck leads a centralized audit staff of 10 from the Lennox headquarters in Richardson.  Prior to his CAE role beginning in November 2011, Chuck was Vice President – Finance for one of the Lennox Business Segments for seven years, and before that was Finance Director for Lennox Europe from 2000 to 2004 and stationed in Lyon France.  Chuck joined Lennox in 1997 as Director of Corporate Audit after having spent 20 years in the oil and gas industry in various Audit, Controllership and Treasury roles.

No prerequisites required.

No Continuing Professional Education provided.


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

Ask the Headhunter
Chris Desjardins, Placement Consultant at Experis

Objective: With the backdrop of the current economic recovery, there has been renewed interest in strategies for finding the right talent.  By the same token, less than half of employees are satisfied with their jobs.  Resultantly, candidates are more selective and are seeking to find the right fit with a future employer.

Recruiters are often part of the hiring and job search process.  However, are you maximizing your relationships with recruiters?  Whether you are recruiting for talent to join your organization or seeking to further your career by looking at opportunities, this session will offer you strategies to maximize your relationships with recruiters for mutual benefit.

Be sure to attend this informative session, where you’ll be able to ask the headhunter…

No prerequisites required

Chris Desjardins has spent an entire career in internal audit, since graduating from Pace University in New York.  He is presently employed by Experis where he is a Permanent Placement Consultant in Finance and Accounting.  He came to Dallas to establish the audit function for Essilor of America and, for eleven years, grew it to offer services including traditional audits, compliance with the French SOX law, financial due diligence on acquisitions, as well as leadership and assistance in various corporate projects.

Mr. Desjardins also gained operational experience during a brief stint as Plant Controller for a chemical manufacturer, turning around a business with a negative profit margin and no accounting systems.  During a two-year period there, he was audited five times.

Mr. Desjardins brings the perspective from all three sides of the talent acquisition desk (as employer, candidate and, now, recruiter).  He is eager to share his experiences, advise on dos and don’ts and propose strategies to have effective relationships with recruiters.


Post-Meeting I 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Managing Ethical Dilemmas for the Texas CPA
Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.N., JD, CPA

Objectives:

  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as Texas CPAs.
  • To convey the intent of the Rules of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
  • To assist the Texas CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
  • To review and discuss the Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices, including:
    • CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services per § 501.52.
    • CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services.
    • CPA’s employed in education or in government accounting or auditing.

No prerequisites required.

Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She received Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Baylor University, and a Master of Legal Letters (LL.M.) degree specializing in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Professor McLeod has also studied British and Art History at the University of Sussex, England.

Prior to joining the UNT faculty in 2010, Professor McLeod held the position of Director of Tax Planning and IRS Audits for Lehigh Hanson North America, a major manufacturer of cement, aggregates and other building materials. Her practice included both federal and international tax planning. Professor McLeod also spent thirteen years specializing in Tax Planning with the JCPenney Corporation, Inc., and two years with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.

Professor McLeod is a licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993. She is a member of the AICPA and the Dallas Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute.

There is an additional charge for this session.

4 Hours Continuing Professional Education.


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

Speed Interviewing

Objective: This month’s theme is academic relations, and we are so excited to offer speed interviewing to students interested in the internal audit profession!

Students participating should wear professional attire, wear what you wear for a real interview, and look your best! Students will be interviewed in rapid fire by professionals in 5-minute increments and immediately get feedback on their interview, resume, and anything else.

There will be at least 15 professionals that will conduct the interviews.

If you are interested in assisting with the interviewing, we would love to have your help.  Contact Monica Frazer at 214.820.8327 or monica.frazer@baylorhealth.edu


Meeting Location

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 E. Lookout Drive · Richardson, Texas 75082


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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 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

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 .

Chapter News

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This year is the Dallas IIA’s 65th Anniversary, and we encourage you to celebrate with us this year at our monthly meetings and conferences! Please use the hashtag #DIIA65 to post about this incredible anniversary. We encourage you to submit Dallas IIA photos, stories, memories, or anything else using the hashtag #DIIA65, so that we may celebrate together!



News from UT Dallas

http://som.utdallas.edu/iaepStudents are wrapping up final exams and preparing for a much-needed winter break!  Classes are over from mid-December until January 13th.  The IAEP program slows down during this time but is still active.  The UT Dallas IIA student chapter held two recruiting meetings for new students.  In addition, the Adrian Project will be held on January 10th.  Originally scheduled for October, the Adrian Project was pushed back to January due to the government furlough.  Active and retired IRS agents, law enforcement officials, and judges will guide students through a fun-filled day of white-collar criminal investigations.  Students will serve arrest warrants, conduct wiretaps, and apprehend “criminals!

Finally, students are lining up sponsors and speakers for the 9th Annual Fraud Conference.  Early bird registration ends January 17th.  To register for the conference, follow this link.

Many talented students are actively interviewing and securing internship and fully-time positions for the spring and summer 2014.  If you have any hiring needs, please see our online resume book or contact mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.


IIA Research Foundation

Learn What Stakeholders Value from the Internal Audit Function

Successful professionals recognize that feedback from stakeholders is essential for personal growth and organizational success.  Therefore, The IIA Research Foundation commissioned this research report -Value and Competency—The Stakeholder Perspective -to compare how stakeholders and internal auditors rate the profession on core competencies and organizational value.

To obtain a comparison, both internal auditors and their stakeholders were asked to respond to an identical survey. The results showed that the competencies with the highest percentage of positive ratings from both respondents were:

  • Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Objectivity
  • Professionalism

Notably, more than 90% of all respondents rated internal audit as very good or excellent for both ethics and confidentiality.  While still highly rated, the competencies with fewer positive ratings from respondents were:

  • Conflict resolution/negotiation skills
  • Business process analysis
  • Ability to demonstrate/promote the value of the internal audit function

Internal auditors can use the findings about competency and value from this report to promote professional growth and achieve organizational objectives.  The book can be ordered online at:

http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/value-and-competencythe-stakeholder-perspective-1770.cfm#sthash.uFSu5NFv.dpuf    (Item number 5028, IIA member price - $35, non-member price - $45.)  Also note that this book is available as an eBook and Download PDF.


Membership News

Do you want to become an IIA member but have been putting it off?  When was the last time you renewed your IIA membership? There is no better time than now to become a member of the IIA!  During the month when you join or renew your IIA membership, you will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant! ** Winners will be announced during the monthly meetings; you do not need to be present to win.**

But that’s not it! If you join the IIA or renew your membership and do not win at the monthly events, you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the Chapter year (May 2014) for a chance to win the iPad Mini!

November’s winners for the restaurant gift cards are:

Arpan Patel (Grant Thornton)

And

Joshua Garrison (Essilor of America Inc.)


Welcome, New Members!

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in November of 2013:

September 2013 New Members

Alexia Giunta
Arpan Patel
Brandon McMahon
Emily Buss
Gregory Shanabrook
Jay Hirschman
Jimmy Brown, III

Jo Harris
John Booth
Joshua Garrison
Kassandra Bickham
Kellie Phea
Khawaja Hamid

Mahreen Khan
Margie Reinhart
Maria Martindale
Michael Getachew
Pearl Promwanrat
Tyrone Beasley
Yasemin Polat


Interested in Serving as a Dallas IIA Board of Governor or Officer?

The Dallas Chapter of the IIA currently has 5 officers and 20 Board of Governors serving as strategic leaders of the chapter.  These are dedicated volunteers who give of their time and energy to enhance the audit profession and organize critical training services for Dallas audit professionals.  Every year, we solicit nominations for all five officer positions and six to seven expiring Board of Governor positions.  If you are an active member of the IIA and are interested in serving in one of these two roles for the 2014/2015 fiscal year beginning in June 2014, please complete the online form at http://dallasiia.org/BOG_Application.htm.   The online form provides the mission and key attributes of officers/Board of Governors.  Please contact Greg Estes at volunteers@dallasiia.org if you have additional questions regarding those roles.  The deadline for submitting all nominations is January 15th.

Report Your Speaking and Writing

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 online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.


Employment Opportunities

Texas Mutual  (12/17/13)

Sr. Auditor Finance & Operations

At Texas Mutual, our people and their commitment to customer service make the difference. Join us in this commitment as a Senior Auditor Finance & Operations.

In this role, you will:

Perform complex Financial and Operational (F & O)/integrated audits, Control Self-Assessments (CSAs), consultations and special projects under the broad direction of the Senior Audit Manager.

Ensure that auditing standards are followed and that working papers are documented accurately to support conclusions.

Draft audit reports and communicate with auditees and Internal Audit Management on the progress and status of audits, CSAs, consultations, and special projects.

Maintain frequent contact with company employees, company management, various third-party vendors, and external auditors. Interactions often require negotiation skills.

This is a non supervisory position; however, employee might occasionally supervise the work of other auditors.

The successful candidate must have:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting or related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential job functions.

Five years of related experience.

One of the following certifications is desired: Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Knowledge of internal auditing principles, practices and terminology.

Knowledge of insurance industry and workers' compensation insurance is desired.

Good verbal and written communication skills; good analytical, decision making, problem solving, and organizational skills.

Ability to plan and conduct Internal Audits, CSAs, consultations, based on general assignment and guidelines given by management.

Ability to operate a personal computer using standard word processing, spreadsheet, database and audit software.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Internal Audit Division staff, company management, other company employees, external auditors, and others outside the company.

Ability to present findings and express ideas clearly and concisely.

Texas Mutual is the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, and we offer exceptional customer service and competitive prices.  Our service-driven culture, competitive compensation and benefits, award-winning wellness program, and excellent career opportunities recently led Texas Monthly to name us as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas!

You must submit your resume directly to Texas Mutual at www.texasmutual.com or via the following link: http://www.texasmutual.com/careers/careers2.shtm.  

PLEASE FOLLOW RESUME SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.  ONLY RESUMES SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO OUR TEXAS MUTUAL WEBSITE WILL BE REVIEWED.


UT Southwestern Medical Center  (11/25/13)

Senior Auditor (IT)

Job Code: 506803

Job Description
Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area. A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience. Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties

Conducts audits of assigned IT, departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.
Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.
Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.
Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.
Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.
Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
Conducts information technology audits.
Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.


Internal Auditor Sr

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area. A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience. Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties
  • Conducts audits of assigned departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.
  • Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.
  • Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.
  • Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.
  • Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
  • Conducts information technology audits.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
  • Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


Internal Auditor II

Job Code: 506801

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area and 2-4 years of professional experience, preferably in an public auditing or consulting environment. Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Information Systems Auditor is preferred.

Job Duties
  • Conducts less complex audits or parts of larger audits involving accounting, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate accrediting standards and prescribed departmental policies.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and their compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Provides input for, and assists in, drafting of audit reports, development of audit findings and recommendations for specific remedial actions.
  • Prepares work papers to support work performed, findings, and recommendations included in audit reports.
  • Assists in investigations of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations to determine their cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
  • Remain abreast of current developments in auditing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


More information on all these positions:
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/careers/index.html

or, contact our HR rep Charlotte Williams – charlotte.williams@utsouthwestern.edu


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