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February 2002

President's Letter

Larry Rex, Chapter PresidentWelcome to the February edition of eNews!

I know we get new readers all the time so occasionally I need to say this to those who are here for the first time. By the time you read this, the Super Bowl is over and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I hope your team won (mine didn't even make it to the game).

One of my favorite meetings on our Chapter year is coming up this month - the meeting when we invite area university students pursuing or interested in pursuing an education in Internal Auditing. Last year we had a great crowd. Almost 70 students and professors were guests of the Chapter for our luncheon meeting and many attended the pre-meetings and the Student Forum that followed. I hope we can top that number this year. This is a great opportunity for us to show future internal auditors what we are all about. Please join me in warmly welcoming our student guests.

Our luncheon speaker should draw a crowd. Brian Dodge is well known for his ability to motivate his audiences. His talk on “How To Build A Better You” should be both interesting and entertaining and leave you confident about enhancing your own potential. This month we have a special event in the morning instead of the pre-meeting. Beginning at 8:00am, we will offer a 4 hour seminar by the world-famous Krish Dhanam, from Zig Ziglar Training Systems, who will enlighten us on Nontraditional Selling in a Traditional World. The post-meeting should not be missed either. This is the time when a panel of one external auditor and us - internal auditors - will speak directly to the students and answer their questions about our profession. The questions are always interesting and not always about internal auditing!

At the January meeting you confirmed the nominations for Chapter Officers and new Board of Governors members for 2002-2003. We will be voting on the slate of nominees at the February meeting. With your continuing support, your Chapter will continue to be lead by a great group of folks who devote significant time and energy to the Chapter.

Please do not forget the Membership Matters Campaign. Membership does matter!! The Dallas Chapter has a great initiative to increase our membership. The result may mean great incentives that you can win. The Membership Matters Campaign requires that we pay close attention to our membership by strengthening our chapter, bolstering our leadership, and more importantly, growing our organization. There are two easy ways to participate: (1) you can personally recruit new members, or (2) you can let the IIA do the recruiting for you by sending them information on potential members. For more information, please contact Pamela Krakosky (Membership Chairperson) at 972-849-3440.

See you on the 21st!

Larry Rex

This Month's Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2002
CityPlace Conference Center

Student Day

Lunch Meeting 12:00pm
Registration begins at 11:30am

How to Build a Better You

Presented by Bryan Dodge

Photo of Bryan DodgeBryan's outstanding ability to motivate his audiences to develop their God given talents and abilities is making him one of America's most sought after keynote speakers. After listening to him just once, you too will be confident about enhancing your own human potential and personal greatness. His vibrant and spirited speaking style has made him an in-demand seminar instructor on topics of personal development, leadership, professional salesmanship, team building, and time management. In his speaking career, Bryan has shared convention and seminar platforms with many of the nation's top motivational personalities such as Tom Hopkins, Lou Holtz, Terry Bradshaw, Brian Tracy, Og Mandino, Rodger Dawson, and Roger Staubach. Bryan's most recent accomplishment is the authorship of his own audiocassette album program, which is sold nationally.

If records could be compared, Bryan would no doubt hold the Guinness Book of Records for delivering the most number of speaking appearances in the last 15 years. This dynamic and entertaining speaker has addressed groups in nearly every major city in the United States and Canada, consistently averaging over ten speaking engagements per week. Bryan regularly speaks at business meetings, sales meetings, conventions, chambers of commerce, conferences, professional associations, and many other corporate functions.

His relationships with top CEOs and other nationally known trainers has given him a wealth of knowledge he readily shares with his listeners. Bryan is a highly sought after speaker, pleasing audiences with his powerfully motivational presentation called "How to Build a Better You." Along with his speaking career, he also is a primary promoter and marketer of the nations foremost memory trainer, The Memory Training Institute, Inc., David Cottrell's Cornerstone Leadership Institute and Pegg Putters.

Bryan's Personal Biography

After graduating from high school in his native town of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bryan Dodge headed off to the University of Nebraska with a full ride scholarship that he earned by running track. Graduating in 1980 with a degree in Animal Science with a Production Option, Mr. Dodge accepted a position with an agricultural division of Eli Lilly called Elanco. While at Elanco, he sold feed supplies to cattle producers where he earned the prestigious "Mac Award".

As an avid student of success principles and personal development, Bryan moved to Minneapolis and started Results Inc., a company that promoted Tom Hopkins Seminars throughout the United States and Canada. As his Company grew to more than 160 employees he decided to relocate to Dallas. Here in Dallas he added another division called Results Educational Network. This division filled stadiums in 6 major cities featuring the most sought after national motivational personalities such as: Lou Holtz, Terry Bradshaw, Brian Tracy, Og Mandino, Roger Dawson, and Roger Staubach. After 12 very successful years, he sold the Results Educational Network to another national promoter.

Bryan practices what he teaches when he says he goes home to his first job, being an involved and dedicated father and husband; viewing his speaking career as his second job. Bryan and his wife Margaret have three children. He is very active in coaching soccer and football and working with kids in YMCA programs. Outside of his love for reading, Bryan's hobbies are mostly outdoor activities such as rodeo, hunting and skiing.

Seminar time 8:00am
(in lieu of Pre-meeting)

On your Mark, Get Set . . . & Jumpstart into 2002

With Ziglar Training Systems’ Speaker, Krish Dhanam
a Seminar on Nontraditional Selling in a Traditional World

Speaker Krish Dhanam will enlighten the audience with an interactive session designed to provide:

  • selling ideas, benefits and ways to gain client’s trust
  • skills to help you identify your audit client’s style
  • ways to help adapt your technique to compliment the client’s style
  • methods to enhance your ability to engage client ownership for audit recommendations

More on this in eNews

PLEASE NOTE: This month's pre-meeting is a stand alone Seminar and must be registered for separately. There is a separate charge beyond your meeting fee to attend.

Post Meeting 1:30pm

Director / Auditor / Student Roundtable,
Presented by a Panel of Experts

The Academic Relations Committee of the Dallas Chapter will be presenting the 4th Annual Student Forum. The Student Forum is a way to bring university students to our monthly luncheon meetings and increase their interest in the internal audit profession. The Forum is an hour-long question and answer session after the luncheon. Students and other participants will be able to ask questions about internal auditing to a group of panelists from the audit profession. This year's distinguished panel includes:

  • Sharon Beard, CPA,  JCPenney
  • Stan Ellis, CPA, CFE,  Texas Lottery Commission
  • Tiffany Hendrix, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Aftab Shaikh, CPA, CIA, CISA,  Citigroup
  • Ruth Burton, CISA, JCPenney

Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at CityPlace Conference Center.

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

Preferred Method:

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

Secondary Method:

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.


Lori Cannafax
Phone: 972-431-5981
Fax: 972-431-5995
e-mail: lcann3@jcpenney.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

IIA Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Students: Free!
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee: $2

Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, February 15, 2002 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

Please mark your calendar for future meeting dates for the 2001-2002 chapter year:

  • Thursday, March 21, 2002
  • Thursday, April 18, 2002
  • Thursday, May 16, 2002

Chapter News

CIA® Review Course - Still time to register for Parts I & II

The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA review course to help prepare candidates taking the May 2002 CIA Exam. One part of the exam will be covered each day from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Specific dates are as follows:

  • Part 1 - Saturday, February 16, 2002
  • Part 2 - Sunday, February 17, 2002
  • Part 3 - Saturday, March 23, 2002
  • Part 4 - Sunday, March 24, 2002

The course will be held at the JCPenney Park Central Facility. Further information, including details on the review course, cost, and on-line registration can be found at http://dallasiia.org/CIAReview_S02.htm. If you have any further questions, you can contact the CIA Certification co-chairs as follows:

Mike Kennedy
Scott Sullins

MicroMash®CIA Review Course - An Alternative to the Live Review

If your schedule just doesn't allow time for you to attend Dr Sumners' dynamically-led interactive live sessions or you just do better with personal study instead of group sessions, the Dallas Chapter has negotiated an alternative for you. We have arranged for a special discount for Dallas Chapter IIA members with MicroMash, a leader in PC-based self-directed exam preparation. You can study for the exam on your own PC, at your leisure, and let the savviest software ever guide you. You decide whether you study for the test in full or in part. This review method gives you total flexibility. For a demo of the software, checkout http://www.micromash.net/AccountingReviews/CIA/cia_frame.htm.

Chapter members will receive the complete course for $300 plus shipping. That is a 25% discount! To order, simply call 800-272-7277 and identify yourself as a Dallas Chapter IIA member. You will need to know the computer platform on which the software will be run (e.g. Windows, DOS or Macintosh).

Chapter Social Events

Based on member input, the Social Committee has planned a couple of great social events for the second half of the year. Go to http://dallasiia.org/Social_02.htm for details and to register.

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 - 9:00pm, Granada Movie Studio/Grill Dinner & Movie, The Time Machine starring Guy Pearce and Jeremy Irons, 5405 Beltline Road, Addison

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild Hockey Game, American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Plan to attend one or both of these events!

theiia.orgResearch Foundation

The Research Foundation’s newest publication is entitled Effective Compliance Systems: A Practical Guide for Educational Systems. The main objectives of the 195 page publication is to assist educational institutions in:

  • Understanding why your institution needs a compliance program;
  • Implementing the core activities of an institutional compliance program;
  • Learning strategies for minimizing instances of noncompliance and dealing with the consequences of noncompliance;
  • Managing compliance "A" risks at every organizational level;
  • Comparing actual results of a program with planned results;
  • Identifying areas that need improvement; and
  • Developing a revised compliance action plan.

The publication is currently available (order number 440, price is $60 for IIA members and $75 for nonmembers). It can be purchased through the IIA Distribution Center (toll free in the U.S. 1-877-867-4957).

Research Project Alert
by John Trampe

You are invited to participate in this year's research project - Innovative Uses of Computer Audit Techniques and Continuous Auditing. We are excited to be researching a topic that will ultimately benefit every audit department in the Dallas area.

You can use the results to benchmark your company's implementation of computer audit techniques:

  • Are you an early implementer? The results can reinforce your decision and tell you about possible additions to your toolbox.
  • Is your company slow to adopt? We will identify benefits to help you support an implementation plan.

You will learn about the techniques and advantages of continuous auditing techniques. You can use the results of the research project to start or enhance your company's program.

The survey is on the chapter's web-site at http://dallasiia.org/Research_Committee_02.htm.. It will only take a few minutes to complete.

Thank you in advance for participating in this year's research project.

New Members

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Dallas Chapter:

Kathy Armey
Ken Cullum
Tony Kemmet
Ellis Merritt
Saretta Brooks
Jaffar Edhi
Kay Kizziar
Ronald VanCura
Norman West
Ingrid Butler
Jennifer Hanks
Ted Kusmierski
Katy Vo

Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken during January, or earlier if not previously reported. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.

To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by February 15, 2002. Contact Dace Ward (dace.ward@eds.com, 972-605-6128) if you have any questions.

Update on On-line Credit Cards

As mentioned in January, the chapter is beginning a test of a process to accept credit cards on-line for payment for Chapter Meetings, Seminars and events. Those who registered for the CIA Review Course had the opportunity to utilize the PayPal system to pay for the sessions. We are attempting to iron out some issues we have identified using procurement cards and corporate cards (two ways our members are sure to want to utilize), and as soon as we feel confident we will offer the service level our members expect, we will roll out the process for all Chapter events. Until then, we appreciate your understanding and patience.

Chapter Seminars

Dallas Chapter Academic Relations Committee Invites you to participate in an Olympic Event

On your Mark, Get Set . . .
& Jumpstart into 2002

With Ziglar Training Systems’ Speaker, Krish Dhanam
a Seminar on Nontraditional Selling in a Traditional World

Speaker Krish Dhanam will enlighten the audience with an interactive session designed to provide:

  • selling ideas, benefits and ways to gain client’s trust
  • skills to help you identify your audit client’s style
  • ways to help adapt your technique to compliment the client’s style
  • methods to enhance your ability to engage client ownership for audit recommendations
Time: 8:00am - 12noon
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Location: CityPlace Conference Center,
Lone Star Room (second level)
Cost: $125.00 for Professionals (both IIA members and non-members) Company Sponsors are being requested to fund Student participation

Net proceeds will benefit local Universities on behalf of the IIA, Dallas Chapter

Time: 8:00am - 12noon
CPE: 4 Hours
Dress: Casual

For more information and to register, go to http://dallasiia.org/Feb_02_Seminar.htm.

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Seminars in Dallas

The IIA would like to invite Dallas chapter members to the upcoming IIA seminars being held the week of February 25 - March 1 at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Centre, 5410 LBJ Freeway, Dallas. A special room rate of $139 single/double occupancy is available for reservations made prior to February 4th. Contact the hotel at 972-934-8400 for details and to make lodging reservations.

They will be offering the following seminars (Click on any Seminar title to link back to The IIA Web site to get full course descriptions, who should attend, and to register, etc):

Please remember that four people from the same organization can attend the Dallas seminars for the price of three! The registrations must be made and paid for together. The least expensive will be paid by The IIA. This special offer applies to all of the seminars except the Financial Investigation Using Data Analysis Technology course.

For more information and/or to register, click any of the links above or go to the IIA's Seminar Page.

Career Opportunities

Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume to:

Greg Dubis
JCPenney Company
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-5946
Fax: (972) 431-5995
E-mail: gdubis@jcpenney.com

Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill positions. This service is offered to members at no charge.

Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Tracie Martin (traciem@baylordallas.edu) at 214-820-6970 for more information.

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