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February 2004

President's Letter

Happy Valentine’s Day! The Dallas Chapter has many sweet deals planned for you this month. Just to highlight a few:

Dr. Dan Kneer seminars – Dr. Dan is back to enlighten us on several topics:

February 17 - Enterprise Network Security for Secure Electronic Commerce
February 18 - Statistical Sampling Made Easy or Advanced Features of Excel and Advanced Analytics
February 19 - The Internal Auditor as a Trusted Advisor and Information Pump: CEO Dashboards via Continuous Monitoring (1/2 day) – benefiting area universities

Joint Lunch Meeting with ISACA – February 19 - Here's an Idea... “Quit Traveling!!!”

CIA Review Course – February 27 – Mar 1

At our lunch, we will also be electing officers and members of the Board of Governors, effective June 1, 2004. After lunch, our own Anthony Palmieri will share with us JCPenney’s approach for rapidly identifying operational risk using a cutting-edge monitoring tool. Hope to see everyone at CityPlace on February 19.

Sincerely,
Terry Eaton
Chapter President

Next Meeting

Thursday, February 19, 2004
CityPlace Conference Center

Joint Meeting with the
North Texas Chapter of ISACA
isaca-ntx.org

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

Here's an Idea... “Quit Traveling!!!”

Dan Kneer, Ph.D.
Dr. Dan C. Kneer and Associates, Inc.

Dr. Dan Kneer explores an idea introduced by audit visionaries in the 1980’s. With today’s technology, it is more than just a dream. Hint … think “O.R.” Dr. Dan is never so serious as when he’s laughing!

His specialty is the application of computer control and security, and computer auditing. He is the world’s biggest believer in real-time monitors and analytics. “Doc” stresses a “process focus” and the mindset of a “value-added” consultant. Dan says match the control and security to the client’s business model.

Dr. Dan Kneer’s amateur computer crime prevention career started in the early 1970’s when he hacked into the management simulation game in college as a system “test.” Dr. Dan’s professional computer security career started at Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco. In 1981, his national award winning Ph.D. thesis predicted security issues in decentralized or distributed processing. Dr. Dan served as the National Director of Research of the EDP Auditors Association (now ISACA) and he initiated the Research Monograph Series editing Monograph #1 Computer Assisted Audit Techniques. He has taught many CAATs packages including ACL and IDEA. He also was involved with the EDPAF’s “Control Objectives” (the “father” document of the CobiT). Dan served on the Arizona Society of CPAs Audit Standards Committee and was involved in the content of SAS 47, SAS 48, and SSAE 1. He also provided advice to the AICPA on SAS 55. Dr. Dan co-founded the Masters Degree in Computer Auditing at Arizona State University (the largest program of this type in the nation). He has won college-teaching awards in each of the last three decades. Dr. Dan has ranked in the “top 5%” of speakers at every conference for which he has made presentations.

Complete Bio

PLEASE NOTE: There is no Pre-Meeting due to the Morning Seminar. If you sign up for the seminar, the lunch program is included with the morning seminar price. If you want to attend the entire day's events, register and pay for the Morning Seminar, then register for either of the Post-Meetings on the monthly registration page.

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

IIA Dallas Chapter Annual Student Forum

Panelists include:
Ted Domitrovich, Audit Management Specialist, TXU
Jay Blanchard, Audit Manager, TI
Erin Schoening, Internal Auditor, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
More panelists to be determined.

The forum brings together students from various area universities and a panel of practicing internal auditors to answer questions about the profession. Members can ask questions, too. It is an opportunity to hear how other audit departments are structured, what areas they are auditing, types of audits, how they are addressing current issues in the internal audit profession, etc. Panelists are at different experience levels and from a variety of industries to provide a broad perspective.

Please come to the Forum and meet the students!


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

STAR: A Cutting-Edge Monitoring Tool that
Rapidly Identifies Operational Risks

Anthony Palmieri, CIA, CCSA, Audit Manager, JCPenney Company Incorporated

Anthony Palmieri has worked for JCPenney Company Incorporated for nearly a decade, since graduating from the University of Florida. He started his career in South Florida before transferring to auditing. In auditing, his most recent position is Audit Manager. Anthony has extensive experience with monitoring tools, conducting fraud investigations and performing process reviews.

Anthony is the project manager for JCPenney's Store Assessment Review (STAR) program, a Web-based, exception-only, centralized monitoring tool for JCPenney Stores. Implementation of STAR over the last four years has significantly impacted the Auditing Department's operating and travel expenses. STAR has allowed the centralization of its Store Field Staff from seven field locations to one office and reduced staff from 44 field auditors in 1997 to 8 field auditors in 2004, while maintaining effective store audit coverage.


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.

Contact:

Tiffany Hendrix
Texas Instruments Inc.-Audit Services
Phone: 972-917-6976
Fax: 972-917-6958
tiffany.hendrix@ti.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

Dallas 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 13, 2004 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

Please mark your calendar for the balance of the 2003-2004 chapter year:

  • Thursday, March 25
  • Thursday, April 22
  • Thursday, May 20

We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only

We accept most major Credit Cards

The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Pamela Krakosky, 972-849-3440 or pkrakosky@aol.com.

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

Chapter Seminars

The Internal Auditor as a
Trusted Advisor and Information Pump:
CEO Dashboards via Continuous Monitoring
by Dr. Dan Kneer

Dr. Dan will use COSO and COBIT V. 3.0 to show how to build the key metrics that management needs for Corporate Governance and IT Governance. We will recognize the internal auditor as a great in-house consultant.

This half-day seminar is sponsored by the Academic Relations Committee. The net proceeds from the seminar will be used in our Chapter's academic relations efforts. Thanks for your support!

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2004
Host Site: CityPlace Conference center
CPE Hours: 4 Hours
Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm
Cost: $95 members; $105 non-members.
Price INCLUDES lunch that day at the monthly Chapter meeting.
Registration: On-line at http://dallasiia.org/Semimar_Reserve2.htm
by February 13, 2004.  Your registration will include the Lunch program.
Contact: apalm6@jcpenney.com

IT Audit Skills that Every Auditor Should Possess

Dr. Dan KneerThe Return of Dr. Dan (Chapter II)
By Dan Kneer

Last year, the “Almost Free” seminar was so good, you asked for a follow-up.

 

Day 1 (February 17, 8:30 - 4:00): "Enterprise Network Security for Secure Electronic Commerce"
This course is designed for internal auditors who desire to review the company’s intranet, extranet and Internet security architecture.

Day 2 (February 18, 8:30 - 4:00): "Hands-On"
Option 1
is "Statistical Sampling Made Easy." The SOX Act reflects the resurgence of internal control testing. Dr. Dan can and does make ‘stat’ sampling funny and understandable.

OR

You can select Option 2, which is "Advanced Features of Excel and Advanced Analytics." Excel is packed with an armada of audit optimizing techniques, which can reduce audit cycle time while increasing audit findings. Kim Kneer will demonstrate that you should be able to do more with Excel than just sum and average.

Space is limited for Day 2 since it is “hands-on.”

Date: February 17-18, 2004
Day One Cost: $199 IIA/ISACA members,
$299 non-members
Day Two Cost: $249 IIA/ISACA members,
$349 non-members
OR BOTH DAYS $349 IIA/ISACA members,
$549 non-members
Host Location: JCPenney – Legacy Office
Register: http://dallasiia.org/Semimar_Reserve.htm
Contact: apalm6@jcpenney.com

CIA Review Course

CIAźThe Dallas Chapter is once again sponsoring an interactive CIA review course to help prepare candidates for the CIA Exam. This four-day course will be taught by Dr. Glenn Sumners, Director of the Center for Internal Auditing at Louisiana State University. Comprehensive printed study materials will be provided for the course. Refer to the Dallas IIA Chapter Web site for more information.

The course will be taught on February 27 through March 1 (Friday - Monday), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, according to the following schedule:

  • February 27, 2004 – Part I – The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk and Control
  • February 28, 2004 – Part II – Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
  • February 29, 2004 – Part III – Business Analysis and Information Technology
  • March 1, 2004 – Part IV – Business Management Skills

Please note, the IIA offers professional recognition credit for Part IV of the CIA Exam. Refer to the IIA Web site for the list of certifications, which meet the professional recognition credit.

Eight hours of continuing professional education (CPE) will be given for each full day session. The course will be taught in the Lower Level Meeting Room 4 of the JCPenney Park Central low-rise building near Coit Road and I-635 (12712 Park Central Drive, Dallas).

Cost for the course is $100 for each part if you are a Dallas IIA Chapter member, $125 for each part for non-members and members of other chapters. If you have any additional questions about the review course, you may contact Mike Kennedy at 972-431-5292 or mjkenned@jcpenney.com.

Please register online at http://dallasiia.org/CIAReview_Reg.htm by Friday, February 20th.


Fraud Investigation 2004

Presented by Courtenay M. Thompson

CityPlace Conference Center
Thursday, March 25, 2004
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

As we enter the 21st century, fraud is alive and well. Auditors and managers are being challenged as never before to provide the leadership, techniques and technology to keep fraud to a minimum.

This course explores the current fraud-related challenges facing auditors and their organizations and provides practical proven solutions to real problems. The program will be highly participative. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their questions and greatest fraud-related concerns, and share their own proven techniques and ideas.

  • Fraud – What all auditors must know!
     
  • Get executive commitment. Changing executive belief, defining management responsibility for detection, a model fraud initiative.
     
  • Fraud implications of the changing business and regulatory environment. Explore globalization, restructuring, reengineering, downsizing, markets and distribution methods, technology, the current computerized business environment, the Internet, cost pressures, relying on outsourcing, marketing fraud, and diversity of experience and values.
     
  • Lessons from recent major cases. Examine the lessons for auditors and management, and learn how to protect your organization.
     
  • What is new in fraud! Explore technology, cellular and toll fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, investments, fraud by vendors and contractors. What new exposures do you have?
     
  • Fraud-related best practices. Learn what other organizations are doing, and share your own effective practices.
     
  • Mistakes to be avoided. Examine the mistakes and practices that have cost auditors and their organizations dearly.
     
  • Practical approaches to fraud-related controls. Discover how some departments have been able to encourage management responsiveness and accountability. Learn ten reasons controls breakdown and what auditors can do to promote control conscious management.
     
  • More effective detection. Learn specific techniques for building detection into routine audits, monitoring for fraud, and using computer retrievals for detection.
     
  • Bring your current concerns and questions.

COURTENAY M. THOMPSON JR.

Mr. Thompson is a recognized authority on training managers, auditors and investigators in fraud-related matters. Since 1981, he has designed and presented courses on fraud prevention, detection and investigation for business and government organizations worldwide. His courses are known for providing practical, proven approaches to real problems. These practical approaches have yielded dramatic results for class attendees.

In addition to providing training on fraud-related matters, Mr. Thompson provides training on behavior and communication skills and internal auditing. He is the co-developer with R. L. Townsend, of a series of courses on audit and control of construction costs. He is also co-developer with Richard Stohl of a series of courses on audit and control of health benefits administration. Mr. Thompson is currently editor of "Fraud Findings" in The Internal Auditor magazine.

Mr. Thompson's experience prior to entering the consulting field includes public accounting, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company. His career in public accounting and internal auditing provided exposure to a number of types of impropriety including embezzlement, insurance fraud, loan fraud, stock fraud, kickbacks and bribery, misappropriation of funds and mail fraud.

In addition to personally detecting and investigating suspected fraud cases; he established corporate policies for fraud and trained other auditors in fraud detection and investigation. Responsibilities included working with top management and reporting to the audit committee on the status of open cases. He has worked closely with legal counsel, law enforcement and prosecutors.

Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Class is limited to the first 50 paid registrants.

Register ONLINE at http://dallasiia.org/Semimar_Reserve3.htm

Costs:

  • $175 for Dallas IIA Members and Dallas ACFE Members
  • $225 for Non Members.
  • Fee includes March 25 Joint IIA/ACFE Luncheon Meeting from noon to 1:15pm.
  • With luncheon, a total of 9 CPE's will be earned.

Note: Fee includes attendance to the Dallas IIA/ACFE Joint Luncheon meeting the same day.

Please send checks made payable to the Dallas IIA to:
Jeff Seutter
JCPenney Company Inc.
PO Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-1318

Questions: Contact Jeff Seutter at jeseutte@jcpenney.com or 972-431-8906.


SBDC LogoNAFTA Seminar/Compliance Certificate Series

The International Trade Center is part of the Small Business Development Center network. It is a non-profit organization that is funded by a partnership of the Small Business Association, Dallas County Community College District, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and International Business Development.

The International Trade Center is presenting a global market series that focuses on import/export trade and includes compliance issues. The seminars have been approved for CPE/CPM credit.

Global Market Series: Import Certificate Program*: Everything importers must know. Seminars offered on consecutive Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. - noon. Cost: $45 per session; $285 entire series. Early Payment by March 6: $40 per session; $250 entire series. Participants must complete series for NAPM Import Certificate. CPE/CPM Credit.

Topics include:

March 18 – Resources and Market Analysis
March 25 – Legal Issues
April 1 – Documentation and Transport
April 8 – Methods of Payment
April 15 – Trade Finance
April 22 – Regulatory Compliance

Contact: 214-747-1300 or www.iexportimport.com  for more information.
*Dates, times & cost subject to change.
Seminar location: World Trade Center
 

Chapter News

The February meeting has been designated the annual election meeting by the Board of Governors. Elections will be held for the proposed slate of officers, as well as one-third of the membership of the Board. Below are the candidate names that have been announced as nominees for the year June 2004 - May 2005:

Officers

President: Jeff Seutter, CIA, CCSA - JCPenney
1st Vice President: Lynn Allsup, CPA, CFSA - TXU
2nd Vice President: Pamela Krakosky, CPA
Treasurer: Melinda Lokey, CPA - Triad Hospitals
Secretary: Jay Blanchard, CPA - Texas Instruments

Board of Governors (2004 - 2007)

Joel Aguilar - Affiliated Computer Systems
Kathryn Barton CIA, CPA, CISA, CCSA - Lone Star Technologies
Richard Hudson - Texas Instruments
Toni Messer CIA, CPA - University of Texas Systems
Helen Dickey CPA, CISA - Jefferson Wells International
Mark Salamasick CIA, CISA, CDP, CSP - University of Texas at Dallas


Check out our web site -- http://iiadallas2004.org  -- for more details, contact information, and registration forms.
 


Membership Appreciation

In April 1984, the Institute of International Auditors launched a program honoring those IIA members with longtime loyalty to, and membership in, the Institute. In continuing that program, we are pleased to recognize members of the Dallas Chapter who have reached their milestone membership anniversaries with the Institute of Internal Auditors.

January 2004 Anniversaries

Less than 900 current members worldwide have earned the distinction of membership in the IIA for over 25 years. In January, we added six members of the Dallas chapter to this elite group.

30 Years
Walter Finn
Walter Winter

25 Years
Amador Adame
David Hallo
Robert Molyneux
Michael Sterns

For their 15 years of membership in the IIA, we would like to recognize:

Leif Nygaard
Daryl Hinshaw
Richard Stohl

Congratulations to each of you. We are proud of the members of the Dallas chapter and will be honoring each of you as you reach your milestone anniversaries. Thank you for your continued membership and service!

For their 10 years of membership in the IIA, we would like to recognize:

Tracy W. Kuehn
Jodi Schmieg
Lynn Allsup
Robyn Jones
Rockney Urbanczyk
Joel Aguilar
Andrew Timberlake
James Estill
Roy Holt
Keith Brazile
John David Brown
Rebekah Stolley
Georgia Jones


IIA Research Foundation

The IIA Research Foundation has recently published a report entitled PC Management Best Practices: A Study of the Total Cost of Ownership, Risk, Security, and Audit. It is co-authored by one of our own – Mark Salamasick (Director of the Endorsed Internal Audit Program at the University of Texas at Dallas).

This report provides hands-on guidance for auditors addressing security, effectiveness and efficiency in managing a large PC fleet. It examines the total cost of ownership associated with a PC environment and best practices for financial and technology managers engaged in managing a PC fleet. This guidance fits into the Professional Practices Framework as a development and practice aid.

It is in paperback form and totals 155 pages. You can order it online at – www.theiia.org/iia/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or by calling toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Publication order # 482; IIA member price – $25; nonmember price - $30). I am sure that Mark will be happy to autograph the report for you.


University of Texas at Dallas Endorsed Internal Audit Program (EIAP) Update

UTDWe are now well into the second semester with the new Internal Audit Program and are working on a full schedule with the UTD Student Chapter. We have over 25 students in the Student Chapter and a second group of enthusiastic students in the Internal Audit class. What also amazes me is the growth in the IT Audit class and the interest of students in taking both the CIA and CISA. I think students are getting the message that certification is just as important, if not more important, than the college degree. I get as many questions from people on certifications as I do about the program.

We worked last year with the Internal Audit group at UTD in completing an audit that was able to provide the students with actual audit experience. We have a lot more students in the class, so we are planning to complete three audits this semester. It has been a great opportunity for the class, plus it has provided additional resources for the UTD Audit group.

It has been suggested to the students that participation in the Dallas Chapter meetings is the best way to learn about being in Internal Audit along with networking with internal auditors. They are all interested in hearing more about what you do and what it is like working in Internal Audit. So when you are sitting next to them at meetings, tell them how great it is working in Internal Audit!

We now have an Internal Audit library established at UTD which is available for all Chapter members to use and check out materials. Most of the IIA Research Foundation publications will be available along with much of the material available through IIA Educational Products. More information on this is included in the newsletter. Moon Cho is the librarian for the Student Chapter and students will have hours to staff the check out. The student office phone number is 972-883-5946 and can contact Moon at Cho_moonkyung@yahoo.com. Students also have hours that the office is staffed and posted at citm.utdallas.edu/eiap.

Internship interviews for internal audit candidates are planned on the UTD campus for February 26. If you want more information contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729.

The new Endorsed Internal Audit Program is also designed to meet the needs of those employees transferring from other areas of the company to an internal audit role. The program also encourages audit practitioners who want to get current on audit techniques and prepare for the CIA exam. If you have interest in such a program please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or to learn more about the program visit http://citm.utdallas.edu/eiap. The Internal Audit class is offered every fall and spring semester at UTD.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation is currently conducting an E-Commerce Control and Risk Analysis Survey. This survey relates to a project that is being conducted for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. The focus of the project is on identifying the key risk factors involved with B2B e-commerce and understanding the risks that an organization inherits via its relationships with a given business partner. Your feedback via this survey is extremely important to the project. It should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete this survey and your efforts will contribute to the success of this research project and to further the understanding of auditors internationally as to key e-commerce risk factors. The link to the survey is http://www.gain2.org/ecommerce.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken in 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, 2004. Contact Magdalena Kovats (972-389-3344 or magdalena.kovats@mckesson.com) if you have any questions.

Career Opportunities

Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.

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


Dallas Metrocare Services  (2/5/04)

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Supervised By: Chair of the Board of Trustees, who may delegate this to the Chair of the Audit Committee.
Administratively supervised by: CEO.
Directly Supervises: N/A
Salary: $49,253 depending upon skills/education/experience

THE PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Performs complex auditing work involving the examination, investigation, and review of records, reports, financial statements, and management practices of Dallas Metrocare Services to ensure legal compliance with Texas state statutes, compliance with Center Board policies and administrative procedures, and compliance with other contractual obligations. Performs audits for program economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Facilitates the duties of the Board of Trustees in their role of oversight and monitoring of management through performance of internal auditing tasks, as assigned by the Board.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in accounting and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

DMS is the largest behavioral healthcare agency in Dallas County. Great benefit package.

Fax resume to 214-630-3625. Please list position number and RU: 100156-RU 100 Riverbend

Visit us on the web at www.dallasmetrocare.com. EOE


Jefferson Wells International  (2/5/04)

Be part of Dallas/Ft. Worth's best kept secret!

Here at Jefferson Wells International, business is booming and we're looking for people who want more from their work than "just a job". We welcome professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are strong team players but are also confident in their abilities to function in a stand-alone capacity. If you consistently delight your clients and are looking for a new challenge in a company where you can reach your full potential, look no further!

We are currently searching for high achievers with a minimum of five years experience to assist our Internal Audit Practice reach its goals and delight its clients.

Requirements for these positions are:

  • Minimum five years experience.
  • Extensive background in Audit
  • Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Big 4/5 experience preferred
  • Professional designations are a plus
  • Contract or Construction Audit experience is desirable
  • Industry experience in any of the following fields is also desirable:
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Government
    • Financial Services
  • Sarbanes Oxley experience is desirable

Please send resumes to (No calls please):

Tina Teza
Jefferson Wells International
Human Resources
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3210
Dallas, Texas 75201

FAX: (214) 740-5511
E-mail: dallas.recruits@jeffersonwells.com
Web: www.jeffersonwells.com for details about opportunities, benefits, training and office locations.


The American National Bank of Texas  (2/2/04)

Audit Specialist

The American National Bank of Texas (ANB) is looking for a new team member!

The American National Bank of Texas (ANB), www.anbtx.com, is the fifth oldest independently owned bank in Texas with 25 Banking centers in the following counties: Kaufman, Hunt, Collin, Rockwall, and Van Zandt Counties, and over $1 billion in assets.

ANB offers an attractive benefits and compensation package.

This position is accountable for contributing to the Bank's ability to meet its strategic objectives by planning, administering, and reporting the results of audit assignments. The Specialist is sometimes the senior representative in the field and the primary liaison with department management. The Specialist may also participate on teams under the direction of other personnel or on individual assignments. The Specialist plans, administers, and manages Banking Center and selected operations audits and projects that encompass financial, operational, compliance and information technology (IT) aspects. The Specialist provides the highest quality of service to every customer.

Requirements:

  • 3 years internal audit experience and 1 year of project-based supervision
  • A business degree, with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or other related field; and, CPA, CISA, CIA, or CBA professional certification
  • Strong analytical & communication skills with a working knowledge of microcomputers, banking operations; and, budget, plan & control audit techniques
  • Knowledge of CAATs, Audit Command Language, data communications, application controls, application security, OS400 & NT/Windows 2000 operating systems security, and Internet security
  • Must be able to travel

You may submit your resume via email, vinnieperry@anbtx.com, or fax, 214-863-6197, and reference Job Number 158.

Job Line -  214-863-6920
EOE/AA Member FDIC

American National Bank of Texas


Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P.  (2/2/04)

Risk Assessment and Sarbanes-Oxley Solutions
Dallas, Texas

Ranked the number one regional firm in the Southwest, Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P. offers a stable, growth-oriented work environment, great benefits, flexible schedules, top salaries and a great location! As a regional firm, we provide you the opportunity to work directly with large clients, while limiting your travel to less than 20%. Our Firm and its affiliates are committed to excellence. Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest-quality, client-oriented professional services with an extra measure of personal attention. As an organization where our people succeed, we take pride in hiring and developing people with exceptional skills whose talents will assist us in achieving our mission.

Due to rapid growth, our Risk Assessment and Sarbanes-Oxley Solutions Group needs three motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced individuals to perform internal audit engagements which include:

  • Risk assessment of client business processes and organizational
    components
  • Section 404 project plan customization for compliance and pre-assessment work
  • Development of Section 404 internal control documentation
  • Documentation of internal audit programs
  • Proposing audit priorities to address processes, associated risks and test of internal controls
  • Monitor compliance with SEC and other regulatory requirements

Internal Audit Senior Manager

Our Senior Manager consults with clients from a variety of industries and
supervises and develops staff. We are seeking candidates with:

  • 5-7 years of significant industry and Big 4 experience combined;
  • Internal audit or risk management experience in retail, manufacturing, or other inventory/distribution-based businesses (required);
  • Experience in service-based businesses (helpful);
  • CPA (required) and CIA (preferred); and
  • Interpersonal and written communication skills and public presentation skills (required).

Internal Audit Senior OR Manager

Our Senior or Manager consults with clients from a variety of industries. We are seeking candidates with:

  • 3-5 years of significant industry and Big 4 experience combined;
  • Internal audit or risk management experience in retail, manufacturing, or other inventory/distribution-based businesses (required);
  • Experience in service-based businesses (helpful);
  • CPA and CIA (prefer both; however, one or the other is required); and
  • Interpersonal and written communication skills and public presentation skills (required).

IT Auditor

Our IT Auditor consults with clients from a variety of industries. We are seeking candidates with:

  • CISA, CIA, and CPA;
  • 3+ years of significant audit or internal audit experience;
  • Industry experience in banking, high tech services, transportation and energy a plus;
  • Advanced knowledge of IT controls, COBIT, and related standards;
  • Demonstrated experience in infrastructure and security assessments, connectivity, remote access, and data mining;
  • Solid understanding of financial reporting and transaction cycles,
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, and business processes; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Please visit our website at 

www.weaverandtidwell.com/services/raso-solutions.shtml

to learn more about this dynamic service group. We look forward to receiving your resume and discussing this exciting opportunity with you!

Please submit resumes to:

Glory Meyer Email:
recruiter@weaverandtidwell.com

Human Resources Fax: 972-702-8321


Alcatel  (2/2/04)

Senior Auditor I

Location: Plano

Description:

EDUCATION: BBA/BS Accounting

JOB DUTIES: Senior Auditor should be capable, with minimum guidance and supervision, of performing a professional audit of the assigned areas as defined in the audit universe for all units within the area of responsibility. This will include areas within financial and operational functions of the business cycles and other business activities. For each of the audit areas in the annual audit plan, the Senior Auditor will need to use professional proficiency in applying internal audit standards, procedures, and techniques for performing the job, which generally includes the following.

  • Audit planning and preparation
  • Evaluation of actual conditions
  • Reporting
  • Follow-up of audit recommendations
  • Preparation and organization of audit workpapers.

EXPERIENCE: Four plus years of audit and/or industry experience, preferably in manufacturing or engineering. Also desire experience in business process improvement.

COMMENTS: Job requires up to 50% domestic and international travel. Strongly prefer bilingual skills (primarily Spanish and/or French). Also, strongly desire CPA or CIA certification.

Interested applicants should forward their resume to:

Technology.jobs@Alcatel.com


Murphy Oil Corporation  (1/21/04)

We are currently seeking an Internal Auditor to lead and assist in conducting financial, operational, compliance, joint venture and contractor audits for an integrated oil and gas company with international operations. The position will report to the Manager, Auditing Division and will involve approximately 20% to 30% travel.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum 2 years of "Big 4" or similar industry audit experience
  • CPA or CIA preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively utilizing good oral and written skills
  • Exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance and COSO Internal Control evaluation standards

Please send resume to the address below.

Murphy Oil Corporation
Attention: Human Resources
P. O. Box 7000
El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7000


Three PDS  (1/15/04)

Three PDS Inc. is currently sourcing for all Staff and Senior levels of Auditors with an emphasis on Finance and/or IT Audit for locations in: New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, St. Louis, MO, Dallas, TX, and Cincinnati, OH, Winston-Salem, NC, Chicago, IL.

Senior Internal Audit

Education: Undergraduate degree in Business; Accounting preferred
Certifications: CPA or Working toward a CPA or equivalent
Experience: 3-6 years of accounting-related experience in industry or public accounting

Supervisory experience preferred. Able to display a positive business presence with management and regulatory personnel Exercises sound judgment when interfacing with outside personnel. Computer/Technical: Proficient with MS-Windows and other related PC applications. Possess the desire and ability to learn mainframe applications, and automated data analysis tools and techniques. Reviews moderately to very complex business processes. Develops an in-depth understanding of the function to be audited, and uses business knowledge, analytical skills and experience in identifying control risks to improve efficiencies. Responsible for consolidating issues for management level review; developing clear and concise written recommendations, which require minimal editing; presenting recommendations and resolving issues with management. May supervise routine projects/audits and completes special projects as required. Also, assists in orienting new team members.

IT Audit Specialist

BS in Accounting, Finance, and Computer Science/MIS/CIS majors.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills; excel in a team environment
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative solutions to strategic business issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel 20%-50% (domestically)·
  • Proficiency in PC skills (preferably with the Microsoft Office suite of products)
  • 2 - 4 years IT auditing work experience and/or 3 - 4 years work experience in any of the following (in order of importance):
    • Security administration or system support of UNIX-based platforms
    • SAP product knowledge preferred
    • Security administration or system support of large-scale mainframes (IBM)
    • Large-scale mainframe application development
    • Design, maintenance or administration of LAN/WAN or data communication networks
    • Management of software development projects

Additional qualifications; CISA preferred; MBA, CPA and/or CIA a plus.

Please forward all information to:

Joe Rosello
Director of Recruiting
jrosello@threepds.com
214-540-7738


AdPlex•Rhodes  (1/15/04)

JOB POSTING – DIVISION ACCOUNTANT
Carrollton, Texas

Consider joining our growing national company as a Division Accountant in our Carrollton Printing Plant for AdPlex•Rhodes, which is a national print and premedia company.

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: 1) Accounting for the daily activities of the division; 2) Ownership of the information that is input into the general ledger for the division; 3) Preparation of the weekly flash reports for the division, including the accumulation of all financial and operational information; 4) Monthly reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, posting of all required journal entries and all other activities necessary to close the general ledger; 5) Processing of all vendor invoices, matching approved purchase requisition, purchase order and receiving documentation to invoice for delivery and posting in Houston’s centralized Accounts Payable Department; 6) Coordination with and delivery of information to Houston’s centralized Billing Department ensuring that completed jobs are billed to the customer in a timely manner; 7) Utilize the job costing system to analyze profitability of sales; 8) Continual interaction with plant management to a) properly account for all divisional activity, b) analyze weekly flash report information, and c) analyze monthly financial information in comparison to prior results and budgeted goals; and 9) Do what it takes every day to ensure the highest quality service for our people and customers.

Job Qualifications:

To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications: 1) An accounting degree as well as strong knowledge of general accounting principles and applications; 2) Ability to work in a team atmosphere and in accordance with AdPlex•Rhodes culture; 3) Ability to develop a proficient knowledge of AdPlex•Rhodes’ print accounting software package, CRC; 4) Strong Microsoft Excel spreadsheet skills; 5) Ability to prepare financial reports on a timely basis; 6) Excellent organizational skills; 7) Flexibility to work overtime and weekends, as necessary; and 8) Willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right everyday.

Salary Range: $48,000 to $52,000

AdPlex Rhodes offers an excellent array of benefits including company paid long term care, long term disability, life, short term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance for managers. In addition, employees can choose to purchase medical, dental, vision, and prepaid legal insurance. The company encourages employees to participate in the 401(k) plan and provides an excellent paid time off policy.

Please visit our website at www.adplexrhodes.com to learn more about our great company. Please fax your resumes to resume@adplexrhodes.com or fax to 281-443-1040. We look forward to hearing from you.


Unitrin Internal Audit Services, Inc.  (1/15/04)

Job Title Internal Auditor
Company Unitrin Internal Audit Services, Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Job Description: Overall Responsibilities:

To perform and/or direct a variety of operational and financial audits, special projects and investigations that add value to Company operations. Exercise leadership through technical abilities, guidance, training and supervision of staff, when required.

To be responsible for timely completion of projects, utilization of staff and effective accomplishment of audit procedures to meet established objectives. Assist senior team members in developing project scope, concepts, planning and budgets that enhance Department objectives.


Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Survey procedures and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of the systems of control. Adjust the direction and thrust of the proposed audit.
  2. Identify the key control points of the system. Determine the auditing procedures to be used, including statistical sampling and the use of computerized programs. Prepare audit program.
  3. Prepare budget including recommended staffing requirements and proposed field timing.
  4. Direct and teach staff auditors assigned to the audit and review their work for completeness and accuracy. Perform and complete difficult audit procedures and control analysis.
  5. Assist in oral and written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the examination, discussing deficiencies and recommending corrective actions to improve operations and reduce cost.
  6. Prepare formal, written reports, indicating the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of procedures / controls and the efficiency with which activities are carried out.
  7. Build relationships with and gain the confidence of appropriate client management personnel.
  8. Develop staff through directing, coaching, evaluating, motivating, counseling and effective utilization of their time and skill sets.
  9. Develop a strong understanding of the insurance industry and become conversant in issues affecting the regulatory and business environment in which we operate.
  10. Balance overtime and out-of-town work load. Control time and travel expense charges. Practice hands-on management, teamwork and employee empowerment.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or computer science. Public accounting, CPA, CISA, and / or MBA are pluses.
  • Two to five years of auditing experience. Additional plus would be knowledge of Insurance operations and more specifically, the Home Service Insurance Industry.
  • Familiarity with information systems, computer applications, internal controls and PC skills are required.
  • Demonstrated skills of planning, organizing, supervising and managing audit assignments.

*Search firms need not inquire at this time*

Contact Info:
Name: Tom Brill
Street Address: 10000 North Central Expressway,
Suite 1420
City/St/Zip: Dallas, TX 75231
Email Address: tbrill@unitrin.com
Phone: 214-360-3777
Fax: 214-360-3730
Preferred Method: Email


Children’s Medical Center  (1/14/04)

Senior Internal Auditor

Children’s Medical Center is currently looking for a Senior Internal Auditor for our Internal Audit Department. Internal Audit reports to the Compliance Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. This position will report to the Director of Internal Audit and will be responsible for the following:

  • Flowcharting business processes and related internal controls.
  • Developing audit programs and conducting audits of financial and operational areas.
  • Documenting and evaluating audit results.
  • Drafting audit reports and making recommendations for improvements in business processes or internal controls.
  • Performing follow-up audits to evaluate status of agreed upon recommendations.
  • Assisting the Compliance Department with special projects.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a CPA with a combination of Big 5 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 within established deadlines while working independently as an individual contributor.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to step back from details and consider the "big picture."
  • Knowledge of construction auditing highly desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word).

No Travel.

Children's Medical Center Dallas is a private, not-for-profit facility dedicated to making life better for children. Children's offers a competitive benefits package and a superb working environment. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the physicians on the Children's medical staff are known for their expertise in areas such as pediatric heart disease, childhood cancers, critical care, organ transplantation, kidney disease and many other childhood diseases. We anticipate sustained growth through the next decade and beyond. We invite you to join us and help shape the future of Children's Medical Center as we enter the 21st Century.

Please apply on line at http://www.childrens.com/join_our_team.

For additional information call:
Carrie Smith
Senior Recruiter
214-456-1912.

Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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