The President’s Letter
I am writing this letter just after our January meeting. Wow - what an event
– and what a crowd. I want to thank everyone that helped make it happen! I know
of at least 20 volunteers that stepped up to help! Also, a special thanks to
Cheryl McKay-Dorrell, ISACA President, for keeping on top of it all. The
February meeting may not have such a large crowd, but we have a great program
planned. Read below and join us.
Today, I would like to talk a little about IIA Research Foundation. Besides
developing wonderful educational products, the IIA International also supports a
variety of pure research projects. The Dallas Chapter regularly donates $1,000 a
year to the IIA Research Foundation. From this support, we receive a copy of
many of the educational products and research reports. We maintain a library of
the items received at the University of Texas at Dallas. These resources are
available to all members. Keep an eye on our Web site for more information
coming soon on how to better access these resources. Also, we provide regular
IIA Research Foundation updates in our monthly e-news.
The Dallas Chapter is also making a special donation to a specific research
fund in memory of Bill Bishop, prior president of the IIA. The actual project
relates to providing a baseline study of internal auditing around the world. You
may hear discussion of “The Common Book of Knowledge” over the next year or so.
See more information at
http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=5388. The Dallas Chapter Board of
Governors voted on the use of these funds on behalf of all the members. We
consider this project as a long term benefit to all members. We need to know
where internal audit is globally to plan effectively for the future. Also,
individuals and companies are encouraged to donate to the Research Foundation on
Finally, I have an important reminder – The CIA Review Course does not
count as CPE for a CPA in Texas! This may have caused some confusion in the
past. The good news is that the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA)
allows CPE credit of 20 hours for each part of the CIA exam passed. This benefit
more than makes up for the CIA review course. I believe the concept is to allow
credit for all the different study methods (self study or formal courses.) We
will make this clear on our course certifications.
See you all in February!
President Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, February 2 2006
CityPlace Conference Center
Joint Meeting with the Fort Worth IIA
Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
The Intelligent Real-Time Enterprise
Phil Samson, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,
What can I do to meet all my objectives in audit and control in a
more efficient and effective way? How do you take your Company’s
pulse? We challenge others in our organization to do this very
thing. What about us? How do you keep up with information overload?
How do you do more with less? Learn about new technology innovations
and tools and ways that they can assist you in meeting these goals.
Our speaker will be linking observations from the latest PwC
Technology Forecast, "The Intelligent Real-Time Enterprise", with
potential effect on how Internal Audit departments monitor and
assess the organization's controls health.
Phil Samson is a principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers'
Systems and Process Assurance practice with over 20 years of IT
controls and Internal Audit experience. In his 16 years with PwC, he
has established IT Audit functions at a multi-billion dollar
outsourcer and one of the largest PC manufacturing companies, led
the IT Audit functions at several publicly-held companies, provided
co-sourcing IT Audit services to Internal Audit departments, and
assisted Internal Audit departments with Sarbanes-Oxley readiness
and maintenance. He has worked with a variety of his clients'
Internal Audit departments where leading practices in monitoring and
assessing controls using technology are an everyday practice.
Prior to joining PwC, Phil spent four years as an IT Auditor at a
large Dallas-based retailer where he developed controls monitoring
software for their Loss Prevention, Internal Audit and business
operations organizations. Phil received his BBA degree in Business
Analysis and Research from Texas A&M University. He became a
Certified Information Systems Auditor in 1990.
Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
The Latest in Audit Software and Data Mining-
Role of Technology in Improving Audit Effectiveness
Joe Clooney, KPMG, Internal Audit Director
Carolynn Neumann, Auditmation Services (IDEA), President
Moderator: Mark Salamasick, Director of Internal Audit, UTD
Now is your chance to find out what are the latest and greatest
techniques in audit software solutions. The panel will discuss
issues facing internal audit and how technology can play a role to
maximize effectiveness. Panelist will share ideas and approaches
that all can use in reducing audit cycles, improving productivity,
and reducing compliance costs. Panelist will leave you with tips on
developing a strategic role in implementing audit software
Post-Meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Internal and External Creative Co-Sourcing
David Bowman, Director IT & Financial Audits, Textron, Inc.
Carla Cashio, Senior Manager, ERM/Strategic Development, Textron,
Warren Stoker, Director Compliance, Textron, Inc.
Have you ever been short on resources? Have you ever wondered how
you were going to audit a specific area without any expertise on
staff? How can I get quick resources for our international jobs?
Internal Audit is providing expanded risk and control services over
many areas and at times with fewer resources. Our panel will offer
up some creative solutions on how they are handling these same
issues. The panel will also facilitate discussion from other
industry participants on evolving practices.
David Bowman, CPA, CISA, - Textron, Inc. in Fort Worth.
David has over 10 years in information systems, financial and audit
experience. He was formerly with PwC in their Global Risk Management
practice and is currently responsible for the providing IT and
financial audit and controls services for a global, $11B
multi-industry company. David represents Textron Audit Services on
the Textron’s Information Management Council.
Carla Cashio, MBA, CIA, CCSA, - Textron, Inc. in Fort Worth.
Carla has over 20 years experience in providing enterprise risk and
controls services. She was formerly with Deloitte in their
Enterprise Risk Service Practice and is currently responsible for
providing global enterprise risk services. Carla has recently
designed an Operational Auditing Methodology and CSA Framework for
Textron utilizing Textron’s Six Sigma Methodology.
Warren Stoker, MBA, CPA, - Textron, Inc. in Fort Worth.
Warren has over 15 years in providing risk and control services. He
was formerly with KPMG Peat Marwick in their Assurance Practice and
is currently responsible for providing global government compliance
services. Warren represents Textron Audit Services as the Government
meeting is being held at
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204
The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the
RED and BLUE
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The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the
web site at
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
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
& ISACA Members: $25
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/E-Mail Fee: $2
Reservations must be received by
5:00 pm on Friday, January 27,
or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
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 Jay Blanchard at
972-917-6963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Mark your calendars for the following dates!
- March 11-14, 2006 CIA Review Course presented by Dr. Glen
Sumners at University of Texas at Dallas.
- March 31, 2006 - Last day to register for May 2006 Exams
- May 17-18, 2006 CIA Exam (and CGAP, CFSA, CCSA exams)
- September 8-11, 2006 CIA Review Course presented by Dr. Glen
Sumners at UTD
- September 30, 2006 Last day to register for November 2006
- November 15-16, 2006 CIA Exam (and CGAP, CFSA, CCSA exams)
Registration information for the review courses offered by the
Dallas Chapter will be coming in January 2006. For more information
on the CIA and other exams, visit the IIA’s Web site at
Whistleblower Survey - Your Responses
are Important! Please complete the Whistleblowing Mechanisms Survey
by February 15!
The Dallas Chapter is conducting a survey related to
whistle blowing programs - the communication channels available for
employees to report sensitive matters. For some organizations a
dedicated hotline is used that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week and operated by a third party. For other organizations, a
designated person is available to listen to concerns and offer
advice on further actions. We would like to know how your company
captures, investigates and monitors employee concerns. The
information compiled from this survey will be used to complete the
Chapter's annual research project.
This survey seeks to capture the opinions of three sets of
individuals - the Internal Auditor, the Responder and the Potential
Reporter. Detailed instructions are included in the survey packet.
Your participation is vital to ensuring that a broad base of
information is collected and analyzed. Mary Curtis, Associate
Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of North
Texas, is facilitating the survey and the overall project. Please
contact her at email@example.com
for more information.
IIA Research Foundation
The IT Audit Research Topics Symposium will be held in Houston
during The IIA 2006 International Conference. The Symposium will
allow scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners around the
world to exchange and discuss potential solutions for significant
internal auditing issues. The Research Foundation is inviting
interested individuals to share their ideas, thoughts, working and
teaching experiences on internal auditing by submitting a paper for
the Symposium. This major event brings together globally some of the
best in Internal Auditing. The Foundation is looking for individuals
who are solving big IT Audit related issues. If you are interested
in learning more about submitting a paper, please see the IIA
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 January or
earlier if not 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, 2006. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Dallas Chapter Seminars
Ethics Seminar -
Dr. Clay of UNT will present a 4-hour Ethics seminar for
Texas CPAs following the March 2, 2006, IIA meeting. The course
satisfies the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy's
requirements, specifically the Rules of Professional Conduct. $100
Chapter members, $125 Non-members.
Dr. Ray Clay brings IIA members his TSBPA approved four-hour
Ethics program. Dr. Clay holds the Internal Audit Professorship in
Accounting at the University of North Texas. Dr. Clay has long been
recognized for his ability to take mundane CPE topics and present
them in an entertaining and informative manner. He has been honored
by both the AICPA and the TSCPA for his outstanding work in
developing and presenting CPE courses for accounting professionals.
Ray’s new four-hour course promises to be as dynamic, upbeat and
informative as his previous two-hour and four-hour ethics courses.
Dr. Clay is the author of many CPE programs and numerous articles
appearing in professional journals.
Almost Free Seminar -
Courtenay Thompson will be presenting the annual Almost Free
Seminar in May 2006. More details will be provided next month
regarding the date, location and cost of the seminar. However, the
following is a course outline to pique your interest!
Increasing Personal and Professional Effectiveness in Today’s
Today’s world presents challenges related to competition,
increasingly complex business transactions, technology, the
Internet, globalization, outsourcing, evolving supply chains and
personal values. Internal auditors, like others, are asked to do
more with less, at the same time many are expecting to have full
personal lives. This challenging environment presents opportunities
as well as challenges.
This course explores practical approaches individuals can use to
accomplish more in their work and in their personal lives.
Participants will explore:
- Personal productivity • Role of goals in personal and
- Techniques for mind management and accomplishment
- Specific traps and pitfalls to avoid, professionally and
- Encouraging critical thinking for yourself and others
- Evaluation of audit effectiveness
- A fresh look at risks
- Factors contributing to recent scandals…and what to do now •
Using technology you already have • Improved communication with
management and others
CIA Review Course
The Certified Internal Auditor exam is
scheduled for May 17-18, 2006. Deadline to register is March 31, 2006. The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA
review course to help prepare candidates. This four day course will be
taught by Dr. Glenn Sumners, Director of the Center for Internal
Auditing at LSU. Comprehensive printed study materials will be provided
for the course. Register On-line
review course by March 3, 2006 to
reserve your space and course materials.
The course will be taught from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, according
to the following schedule:
- March 11, 2006 – Part I – Internal Audit Activity’s Role
in Governance, Risk, and Control
- March 12, 2006 – Part II – Conducting the Internal Audit
- March 13, 2006 – Part III – Business Analysis and
- March 14, 2006 – Part IV – Business Management Skills
(Please note if you are a CBA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA, CMA, CPA, CTA, CUCE,
CRCM or CTCP you are eligible to receive professional recognition credit
for Part IV of the CIA Exam.)
Eight hours of continuing professional
education (CPE) will be given for each full day session.
(Note: This event is not eligible for CPA continuing education
credit) The course will
be taught at the UTD School of Management (SOM) Room 1.502. A map
with directions to UTD can be found at:
If you need hotel arrangements, please see a list of nearby hotels at
Cost for the course is $150 for each part if you are a Dallas
IIA Chapter member, and $175 for each part for non-members and
members of other chapters. For students who are members of the IIA, the
course will be offered at $30 per part. The cost of the course
will include morning and afternoon snacks and beverages. Lunch will be
on your own.
Note: You may pay on-line with a credit card
for this course. You will be given that opportunity when your online
reservation is confirmed.
If you choose not to pay on-line with a credit card, the registration
fee must be received by Toni Messer at the address below in order to
reserve your place at the course. Checks should be made payable to the
UTD Office of Internal Audits P.O. Box 830688 AD 32
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
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, email@example.com.
National/International Career Opportunities
Manages the design and delivery of standardized operational and financial
(Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) based) audit work programs.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPReports to the Director – Internal Audit
- • Manages and participates in numerous individual internal audit
assignments per year. •
- Ensures mitigation of risk for each audit assignment through
comprehensive planning and risk assessment. Ensures detailed work audits are
focused on areas assessed as high risk. •
- Ensures all audit reports are issued promptly and report recommendations
are clearly presented to and agreed by management. •
- Ensures implementation of all agreed recommendations. •
- Ensures best practice information is shared as appropriate within the
Company by staying abreast of internal and external best practices and
seeking to introduce those practices to the Company. •
- Manages and participates in the design of new audit work programs and
- Participates in the preparation of the Company’s annual audit plan. •
- Serves as a role model for ENSCO’S values and demonstrates the highest
ethical standards. •
- Participates as a team member or team leader on various special projects
requiring analytical and risk assessment skills. •
- Supervises project staff by providing project direction, delegation, and
overseeing work assignments, and providing day to day guidance.
||Minimum of four to eight years
previous experience in an auditing role.
In depth knowledge of audit planning, fieldwork, reporting, file
maintenance and team supervision.
|EDUCATION AND TRAINING
||Minimum of Bachelors degree
from accredited college or university majoring in accounting, finance,
business administration, economics or related subjects. CIA or CPA
certification and Masters Degree or MBA preferred.
Knowledge of, and experience with, internal controls as they relate to the
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO Standards). Knowledge of SOX
regulations applicable to financial reporting. Knowledge of and experience with
leading edge risk assessment methodologies. Skilled with the latest MS Office
software including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Consulting
skills in the areas of disclosure controls and procedures, internal control
review and documentation, process mapping and process improvement. Skilled in
verbal and written communication skills. Work closely with people at all levels
of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective actions.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of current and evolving audit practices,
legislation, and regulations. Proven ability with project management would be
advantageous. Effectively organize work, provide direction and make decisions.
Demonstrate ability to supervise three or more people. Travel up to 30 - 40% of
the time to locations throughout the world.
||Based in the Dallas office, but will be required to
travel 30% - 40% visiting both domestic and international work sites.
Taking You Forward
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet
communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing
innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping create the
most powerful communications companies in the world.
Group Function Finance, Corporate Audit currently has a position for an
Internal Auditor II at its North American headquarters in Plano, TX.
- Helps plan scope of assigned audits and prepares audit program.
- Prepares Engagement Letter, Information Request and other planning
- Conducts the audits providing value added results.
- Makes oral and written presentations to auditee during and at the
conclusion of the audit.
- Prepares formal written audit reports.
- Prepares audit working papers.
- Performs other
projects as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or
- Professional certification preferred. Spanish language skills preferred.
- 2-4 years audit experience (including combination of financial,
operational, and/or information system audit experience).
- Familiarity with ERP
systems such as SAP/R3 and proficiency in the use of MS Office applications.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong experience in the use of PC software audit tools.
- Strong analytical abilities.
- Able to work well with others and individually.
- Ability to travel (Domestic/International)
- High integrity and ethics.
Forward resume or request additional information by contacting:
Randy J. Solomon
Director of Internal Audit
6300 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75024
Safety-Kleen has an immediate opening for 2 Internal Auditors
in Plano, TX.
This individual reviews the activities and processes of assigned company
functions. Reviews controls, processes, and programs to ensure activities are
carried out in an efficient, accurate manner. Evaluates and suggests
opportunities for improvement.
- Reviews, tests, and evaluates business process controls.
- Supports Sarbanes Oxley implementation processes.
- Perform branch audits.
- Reports findings to operational managers and senior audit management.
Evaluates the need and opportunities for improvement and determines
appropriate follow-up mechanisms.
- Provides appropriate level of documentation to support observations,
conclusions, and recommendations. Ensure that reports are completed in a
- Effectively utilizes information technology tools; including PC
spreadsheet, word processing, PowerPoint, Microsoft access, and ACL software
- Plans the engagement by obtaining sufficient knowledge of the business
and/or functional process under review.
- Conducts/organizes exit conferences with management following completion
- Represents functional area in meetings, makes presentations to
management and staff areas as appropriate.
- Serves as a professional role model for peers and others.
Travel is required for this position
Education Bachelors Degree
Experience < 7 years
Microsoft Office software. ACL software experience. Strong presentation, verbal
and written communications skills. Solid finance, accounting, and business
operational skills. Self starter. SOX experience and SAP a plus.
- Safety-Kleen would consider an Integrated
Auditor for one of the openings. This persons needs operations and IT
experience combined and must be knowledgeable enough to understand systems
and perform general IT projects. Experience in SAP is essential for this
Safety-Kleen is the largest industrial and hazardous waste management company
in North America, serving more than 400,000 customers. The Company provides a
highly respected brand of quality products and services through our network of
operations across the United States and Canada.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits.
To be considered for this position, please email resume and salary
requirements to the contact information below.
Corporate Recruiter- Safety-Kleen
TCG Solutions (11/23/05)
TCG Solutions is a professional executive search firm delivering accounting,
finance and IT candidates to public and private companies. We are dedicated to
giving our clients the personal attention they deserve by delivering
high-caliber, results-oriented professionals. With offices in Dallas, Austin and
Houston, we seek top talent to provide to our clients regionally.
TCG Solutions is seeking several outstanding professionals at the senior (3-5
years of experience) or the manager (5-8 years of experience) level with a
strong Internal Audit background. We have been engaged by multiple clients to
assist them in identifying skilled professionals that have had experience in
Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Audit.
- Developing and performing financial and operational audits to determine
the adequacy, accuracy and efficiency of selected company financial
reporting operations, processes and internal controls.
- Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, contractual
agreements, regulatory requirements, laws, and company policies and
- Prepare audit reports and summaries containing recommendations to
resolve business issues and improve internal controls. Present audit reports
and summaries to senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of
Directors. Discuss deficiencies and provide recommendations for corrective
- Develop and perform general risk assessments. Assist the upper
management in updating the annual audit plan as needed.
- Coordinate audit work with other functional areas of the company and
with the external auditors to maximize audit coverage using limited
resources and to maintain reasonable cost/benefit relationships between the
internal and external audit functions.
- 3 plus years of professional work experience and at least 2 years of
- Degreed in Accounting or Finance.
- CPA, CIA, or MBA preferred
- Ability to work unsupervised on multiple tasks and meeting company
- Recent audit experience and/or recent experience and expertise in the
evaluation and testing of internal accounting controls and business
- Ability to travel 25%.
- Strong communications skills and ability to interact with all levels of
- Big 4 or regional pubic experience is a plus, but not required.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to:
United Surgical Partners International (1/6/06)
Senior Internal Auditor
Under the general guidance of the Director of Internal Audit, the Senior
Auditor performs operational, financial and compliance audits in assigned areas
and functions to verify that adequate internal controls are in place to minimize
risk and exposure to the company.
- Bachelor's Degree in accounting or other similar field
- CPA or CIA
and a minimum of four years in auditing function
- Public accounting
- Information technology auditing and Oracle experience
- Significant experience documenting and testing internal controls
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals
- Ability to effectively present and respond to questions from operational and
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
- Position will be based at the
corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
- A portion of the job will entail site
visits in the US and UK, which requires overnight travel (approximately 30-35%)
and frequent exposure to patient care areas of the surgical centers/hospitals.
Responsibilities and Expectations
The following description of the job
responsibilities and performance expectations is intended to reflect the major
responsibilities of the job, but is not intended to describe the minor duties or
other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
- Perform audit
reviews both at surgical facilities and the Home Office, including duties such
as selecting testing samples, interviewing auditees, testing internal controls,
evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of processes, developing work papers
and documentation of audit findings, and identifying causes or contributing
factors relating to problems or control weaknesses.
- Observe and evaluate
actual operating procedures. Identify existing or potential inefficiencies and
internal control weaknesses.
- Train staff auditors to conduct audits of
surgical facilities and Home Office processes.
- Supervise staff auditors and
review their audit results. Perform audit follow-ups to previously completed
- Conduct background investigations as necessary. Interview appropriate
personnel. Determine data requirements. Accumulate, verify and analyze
- Draft audit programs as necessary to ensure complete analysis
of assigned areas.
- Develop appropriate recommendations for solution or
improvement of any problems or control deficiencies uncovered.
- Draft audit
reports detailing findings and recommendations. Maintain an audit recommendation
- Lead the exit conference review of findings and recommendations
with appropriate management personnel.
- Finalize audit reports for Internal
Audit management's review and issuance.
- Monitor implementation status of audit
recommendations agreed upon by auditee management, as directed by Director of
- Organize and compile final work papers for file maintenance
- Summarize internal control testing for Sarbanes-Oxley purposes.
- Assist in the preparation of reports and communications for the Audit
- Assist in the development of the annual audit plan and schedule.
- Identify staff development and training needs.
Please apply online at
or fax your
resume to (972) 692-5100
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