eNews - February 2012

The President’s Letter

Greetings Dallas Chapter of the IIA, and thanks for your participation in our joint meeting with ISACA.  While the meeting was informative and the speakers received very good reviews, we heard your comments regarding the “tight fit” and will certainly look to hold the joint meetings with ISACA at a bigger venue than City place for these meetings moving forward.

We will be moving to a different venue for our February meeting, which will be held on Thursday, February 2nd at the Doubletree near the Galleria.  The theme of our February meeting will be “Hot Topics and Trends in Internal Audit”, with online registration available through 5 pm on Friday, January 27th.

Our CAST series returns in February with the presentation of “IT for the Non-IT Auditor”, presented by Susan Pollen from Ernst & Young.  Our Pre-Meeting will feature Dr. Urton Anderson from the UT McCombs School of Business presenting “Meeting Shareholder’s Expectations for Assurance:  Internal Audit’s Role in a Group Effort”.

Our CAE Spotlight will feature Anna Nicodemus, CAE at Belo, who will briefly discuss a background of her team, the media industry and best practices at her company.

Our featured luncheon speaker will be Michael King, SEC Assistant Regional Director of Compliance, along with Doug Branch from PWC, who will present “Risking it All”, a presentation focusing on forensic investigations.  This session will focus on Internal Audit’s role in forensic investigations, best practices as well as common mistakes made in investigations, along with potential ramifications of a poorly performed investigation.

Our Post-Meeting will feature Mark Hansen from Natural Gas Partners Energy Capital Management, who will present, “Climbing the Corporate Ladder Safely and BEAC Certification”.

I also want to call your attention to two additional exciting events that are upcoming.  The first is our SMART Seminar on “Auditing Contracts – Auditing that Pays!”, and will be held at UTD School of Management on February 16th and 17th.  We have a renowned presenter for this seminar, Courtenay Thompson, a recognized authority on providing practical, proven approaches to real problems.  The last day to register for this seminar is February 3rd.

The next is our 7th Annual Fraud Summit, which will be held March 29th and 30th at the UTD School of Management.  As many of you know, this is our big Spring event that just keeps getting bigger and better, and this year will be no exception.  March 29th will give you 2 workshops to choose from:  1) The Art of Profiling by our featured keynote speaker Dan Korem and 2) Fraud from 2 Perspectives:  Perpetrator and Investigator by Frederick Bennett from Grant Thornton.  This summit sells out every year and space is limited!  The online registration deadline is March 1st.

In closing, I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Dallas Chapter and look forward to seeing you at our many exciting events we have planned for the Spring Session.

Sincerely,

Brian Amend
2011/12 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hot Topics & Trends Month

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

Risking It All
Michael King, Assistant Regional Director of Enforcement, SEC
Doug Branch, CPA, CFF, ABV, ASA, Director of Forensic Services, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Objectives:

Have you ever participated in a forensic investigation?  Were you familiar with what to and not to do during the investigation?  Would you know where to start if you were asked to perform an investigation?  This presentation will introduce you to a hypothetical scenario involving an internal investigation at a public company and it is meant to facilitate discussions about the roles and responsibilities of internal and external auditors.  The presentation will explore:

  • The roles and responsibilities of internal audit during a forensic investigation,
  •  The common mistakes encountered during a forensic investigation,
  •  The potential ramifications of a poorly performed forensic investigation and
  •  The best practices when performing a forensic investigation.

No prerequisites required

Michael King is an assistant regional director in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office.  He joined the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in 2003.  During his tenure with the SEC, Mr. King has been primarily responsible for investigating and prosecuting enforcement actions involving accounting fraud, improper trading by hedge funds, insider trading, offering frauds and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Most recently, he supervised the enforcement actions against Stanford Financial Group, Panalpina, Inc. and Life Partners Holdings, Inc.  Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. King was an associate in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Mr. King received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1997. He earned his J.D. with honors from Southern Methodist University in 2001.

Doug Branch is a Director in PwC’s Advisory Services practice and has been with the firm for over eleven years. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA).  Mr. Branch has been designated as an expert witness in matters involving forensic accounting investigations, complex business valuations, and lost profits.  Mr. Branch has also directed engagements involving internal control consulting, financial statement restatements, transaction due diligence, purchase price disputes, financial statement audit services, and general financial consulting to clients operating in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, consumer and industrial products, telecommunications, hospitality and leisure, financial services, energy and mining, and construction, among others.

An area of special focus throughout Mr. Branch’s career involves the application of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In this context, Mr. Branch is frequently engaged in matters involving purchase price disputes and matters involving professional liability of accounting and audit firms.  Mr. Branch graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Masters in Professional Accounting. 

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


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

Media Industry
Anna Nicodemus, Vice President of Internal Audit, Belo

No prerequisites required.

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

Anna Nicodemus is the Vice President Internal Audit for Belo and is responsible for managing the enterprise-wide internal audit function.  Belo owns 20 television stations, two regional cable news channels, two local cable news channels, and operates more than 25 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products.   Prior to joining Belo in 2011, Anna served as Vice President Internal Audit for A. H. Belo Corporation a distinguished media business of news and information that owns newspapers that reach a total audience of 3.7 million people.  Prior to joining Belo and A. H. Belo, Ms. Nicodemus had more than 19 years of audit experience at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where she was a regional audit manager responsible for both financial and technical audits.  Her responsibilities there included Corporate Systems and Functions, Global Finance and Policy Compliance, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, US Midwest, AT Kearney consulting, and Canada.

Ms. Nicodemus is an active member of the Dallas IIA Chapter and is currently on their Board.  She is a current member of the Global Board of Directors Institute of Internal Auditors and Chairman of the Audit Committee.  She is also on the University of Texas at Dallas’s Advisory Board for the Internal Audit Program.

No Continuing Professional Education


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

Reporting Differences Between SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 and SAS 70
Susan Pollan, MBA, CPA, CISA, CCSFP, Senior Manager, Ernst and Young

No prerequisites required

Objectives: SSAE 16 is an enhancement of the SAS 70 standard for reporting on the controls of a service organization.  The new standard brings US based companies up to date with the new international service organization reporting standards, the ISAE 3402.  The changes became effective as of June 15, 2011, and if you are not familiar with the new standard you will certainly want to attend this presentation so that you can effectively evaluate the Service Organization Controls reports that you will be receiving going forward.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education

Susan Pollan is a Senior Manager of IT Risk and Assurance Solutions at Ernst & Young and has been with the firm for seven years.  Ms. Pollan a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Common Security Framework Professional for HITRUST (CCSFP).

Ms. Pollan graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Degree in Business and the University of Phoenix at Dallas with a Masters in eCommerece.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


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

Meeting Stakeholder Expectations for Assurance:
Internal Audit’s Role in a Group Effort
Dr. Urton Anderson CIA, CCSA, CGAP, CFSA, CCEP, UT Austin McCombs School of Business

Objectives:  As organizational risks become more complex, boards and senior management increasingly are struggling to fulfill their oversight responsibilities. Specifically they need assurance that the risks are being managed to acceptable levels. Internal audit is one of the primary sources of this assurance, but it is by no means the only source. In most organizations these assurance sources remain in silos and uncoordinated resulting in ever increasing costs, unaddressed gaps, and assurance fatigue for operating managers. This session will look at the emerging practices of assurance mapping as well as “combined assurance” approaches such as those recently introduced in South Africa and Europe. Stepping up to managing coordination of these disperse assurance efforts bring a new way in which IA can enhance its value to the organization.

No prerequisites required

Dr. Urton Anderson is Clark W. Thompson, Jr., Professor in Accounting Education at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin and currently the Academic Fellow at the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC. Urton received his Ph. D from The University of Minnesota in 1985.  Urton's research has addressed various issues in internal and external auditing – particularly corporate governance, compliance, enterprise risk management and internal control.  He has written four books and is one of the co-authors of the internal auditing textbook - Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services. Several of these books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. He is active in the Institute of Internal Auditors and has twice served as Chair of the Internal Auditing Standards Board (2002-2003 and 2007-2010).  He currently serves as the vice-chair of the IIA’s Committee of Research and Education Advisors and is on the Board of Trustees for the IIA Research Foundation.  Urton serves on the board of directors for the Health Care Compliance Association and the advisory board of the Society Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Urton is also active in the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and served as its President for 2009-2010.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


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

Climbing the Corporate Ladder Safely & BEAC Certification
Mark D. Hansen, CSP, PE, CPEA, CPE, Director, Portfolio Environmental and Risk Management,
Natural Gas Partners Energy Capital Management

Objectives:  We will discuss the key strategies for safely and successfully climbing the corporate ladder.  The presentation will include:

  • Surviving a merger,
  • Making the break from middle management to executive management,
  • Interviewing candidates, and Goal Setting

We will also discuss the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC).  The BEAC is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1997 to issue professional certifications relating to environmental, health, and safety auditing and other scientific fields.  The BEAC is a joint venture between the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Auditing Roundtable, Inc.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education

Mark Hansen is the Director, Portfolio Environmental and Risk Management for Natural Gas Partners Energy Capital Management, in Irving, TX a Private Equity firm.  Mr. Hansen has over twenty-eight years experience in the field and is a license professional engineer (Texas) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in safety and ergonomics granted by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).  He is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor granted by the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC).  He is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) granted by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE).  Mr. Hansen has a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Safety, both from Texas A&M University.

He is currently the Past-President and Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and continues to serve as Chairman of the following committees: the Business of Safety Committee, the Technical and Professional Recognition Committee and the Past President’s Advisory Council.  Mr. Hansen has authored over 150 technical publications including his third book on career development entitled, Climbing the Corporate Ladder-Safely! (May 2011).  His other books are titled, “Out of the Box, Skills for Developing Your Own Career Path,” (April 2002) and, “Out of the Box, More, Skills for Developing Your Own Career Path,” (May 2010) and Climbing the Corporate Ladder-Safely (April 2011).

He is the past recipient of the Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year Award in 1992-1993 and the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1991-1992 issued by ASSE.


Meeting Location

Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas 75244 ~ 972-385-9000


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0212.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

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

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

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2012.

Seminars

SMART Series

Auditing Contracts – Auditing That Pays!

Class size is limited!

Date: February 16 – 17, 2012 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am each day
Location: UT Dallas (School of Management)
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Cost: Early Bird by January 13, 2011: $425
After January 13, 2011:  $475

Price includes training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.

Payment is due at time of registration. We recommend that you pay through PayPal to confirm your registration.

CPE Credits: 16
Overview: This training is loaded with overcharge examples from a variety of contracts including IT, leases, research, as well as revenue contracts.
Who should attend: Audit executives interested in starting contract auditing for their  organizations.  Controllers committed to improving controls over contract activity.  Seasoned contract auditors interested in expanding the scope or enhancing effectiveness of their audits.  Auditors just beginning contract auditing.
Prerequisites: No advance preparation is required
Course Outline:
  • Understanding exposures in contracting
  • Contract audit findings
  • Determining contract audit objectives and strategy
  • Deciding what to audit
  • Audit Plan – A Preliminary Survey
  • Checklist for development of a contract audit program
  • Auditing costs
  • Common cost exceptions and how to find them
  • Defining costs
  • Case studies in auditing costs
  • Why controls over contracts break down
  • Gifts and entertainment related to contracting
  • Auditing technology contracts
  • Using technology in contract auditing
  • Revenue and sales contracts
  • Consulting, maintenance and research & development
  • Items to include in contracts
  • Fraud exposures in contracts
  • Applying the Five Step Approach to Fraud Detection· Ten items to include in your fraud policy
Objectives: Attendees will:
  • Understand the risks associated with contracting and contractors.
  • Learn how to partner with management on controlling contracts and mitigate losses.
  • Develop approaches to audit contracts for cost recovery.
  • Learn exposures for different types of contracts.
  • Discover how to maximize the return on the contract audit resource.
Register: Online Registration.  Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.
Instructors: Courtenay Thompson is a recognized authority on providing practical, proven approaches to real problems. These practical approaches have yielded dramatic results for class attendees.

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.

Deadline: February 3, 2012 is the last day to register.  Payment must be received by this date to confirm your registration.
Cancellation: There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between January 15 and February 3.  Refunds will not be granted after February 3, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.

Location:

UTD School of Management (SOM).  A map with directions to UTD can be found at: http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html


7th Annual Fraud Summit

Thursday & Friday, March 29 & 30, 2012

UTD Jindal School of Management

March 29 Fraud Workshops (pick one):

  • Dan Korem — The Art of Profiling:  Rapid-fire Profiling
  • Frederick Bennett, Grant Thornton, LLP — Fraud from Two Perspectives: Perpetrator
    and Investigator

March 30 Conference

  • Keynote Speaker: Dan Korem
  • Two general sessions
  • Choose from 18 breakout sessions
  • Advanced fraud techniques and case studies

Summit Flyer with details

Register NOW to take advantage of Early Bird rates for the Conference.  The Annual Fraud Summit sells out early every year!  Space is limited!

Chapter News

IIA Research Foundation

Change is constant — and today’s internal auditors are being challenged by the same changes affecting all enterprises.  They are assuming a more proactive role within their organizations; changing their perspectives, focus, methods, and styles to become more cost-effective; and finding new ways to add value.
 
Internal Auditing: A Guide for the New Auditor, 3rd Edition, prepares new internal auditors for these and other challenges by providing:
 
·       An overview of the internal audit profession.
·       Tools used by successful internal auditors.
·       Value-added tactics that can be implemented within your organization.
·       An overview of The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
 
The handbook offers practical information on conducting engagements, report development, internal control, risk-based auditing, control self-assessment, and much more.  It will be a useful guide for new internal auditors as they enter the exciting and rewarding profession of internal auditing.
 
The handbook can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/internal-auditing-a-guide-for-the-new-auditor-3rd-edition-1531.cfm. (Item number 1077.3, IIA member price - $45.00, non member price - $55.00).


CIA Programs

Review Course

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 study materials will be provided for the course.  Register Online by February 1, 2012.  For further details and costs, see the Dallas Chapter website at:  http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_S12.htm

Part Date Time Covering
  I February 10, 2012 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk, and Control
 II February 11, 2012 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
III February 12, 2012
February 13, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Analysis and Information Technology
IV February 13, 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Business Management Skills

Certification News from the IIA

Enhancement Coming to IIA Certification Program

Coming in early 2012, an e-fulfillment process will enable the electronic delivery of certificates immediately to those who have achieved the certified status in any of The IIA’s five certification programs. Certified individuals will still have the option of ordering a paper certificate at no additional cost. E-certificates will also provide an added convenience for individuals needing documentation of their successful completion of a certification program.

This improvement enhances The IIA’s ability to effectively service participants in the five certification programs and efficiently streamline internal operational processes.

IIA Certification to Enhance Examination Process for Candidates Worldwide

Effective January 1, 2012, The IIA will implement two changes to streamline the testing process for its certification candidates worldwide. The first change, the removal of the tutorial from the testing environment, provides candidates the ability to familiarize themselves with the computer-based testing process prior to sitting for an exam, thus reducing test anxiety and enhancing exam candidates’ confidence. Candidates will access the tutorial via a link from The IIA’s website, www.globaliia.org. The second change, a reduction of 10 un-scored questions, resulting in a final total of 90 tested questions per part, will affect candidates sitting for the exam. With the removal of the tutorial and the reduction in tested questions, candidates will benefit from an approximate time-savings of 30 minutes, with the testing window being reduced from the previous three-hour time period to a new two-hour and 30 minute time period.

Changes in Store for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) Program

The IIA is implementing two key revisions to the CIA program scheduled for 2013. The first will impact the exam structure, reducing the program from four to three exam parts. The second change consists of a realignment of the exam content and question count for each part. Learn more.

IIA Announces the Development of the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA™)

During The IIA’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance Conference in August in Orlando, Fla., IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, CCSA, CGAP, announced that The Institute will offer a new certification enabling audit practitioners and other risk-focused professionals to demonstrate their ability to provide advice and assurance to audit committees and executive management on the existence and effectiveness of key risk management and governance processes within their organizations. The Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA™) exam will be offered starting mid 2013.

Beginning in October 2011, qualified individuals with knowledge and experience in risk management assurance can apply for the CRMA before the exam launch through a “professional experience recognition” process. Additionally, The IIA will conduct a job analysis study to shape the final content of the exam. More information on the specifics of both of these processes will be available later this year.

In addition to The IIA’s premier CIA® designation, the CRMA will complement The IIA’s suite of specialty certifications, which include the Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®), Certified Government Audit Professional® (CGAP®), and Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®). The CRMA exam ultimately will be translated into multiple languages and the designation offered globally. For more information about the new CRMA designation, visit www.theiia.org/certification/crma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?
A: The IIA sends out certificates to a Dallas Chapter representative each quarter.  Those passing the exam between April and June 2011 should be received around July 2011.

If you do not receive your certificate by the above dates, contact the IIA’s certification department: certification@theiia.org, or call +1-407-937-1100.  In many instances, certificates are not received until the experience and education requirements are met.
Q: How do I register for the exam?
A: For more information, please visit the IIA’s website at http://www.theiia.org/certification/.
Q: When is the next CIA Review Course?
A: More details will be forthcoming, but keep checking the Dallas Chapter’s Certifications Website at http://dallasiia.org/Certifications.htm.

Membership Updates

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in November 2011:

December 2011 New Members

Andrew McDonald
Andrew Whitesel
Angela Brown
Anil Kukreja
Ashley Moore
Brett Roggencamp
Brian Urquidez
Bryan Sampson
Chad Reese
Clara  Soto
David  Philips
David McGhee
Debbie Booker
Derrek Irwin
Diane Stowe
Eduardo Lopez

Edward Matisoff
Esther McCoy
Gwen Li
Hoon Kim
James Kim
Janette Woods
Jason Arrington
Jason Rodriguez
Jonathan Crouch
Kathleen Toli
Kellye Zackery
Lela Mitchell
Lindsey Mathew
Lindsey Waddell
Mark Deren
Melinda Friedel

Melvin Brown
Philip Slawson
Purvi Bhakta
Richard Saul
Robert Janeczko
Rochelle Porter
Ron Gunia
Samuel Wu
Sherri Holmes
Teresa Williams
Vincent Huang
Wai Ho Yung
Wanda Renteria
Warren Wasson
William Jackson
Zakiya Warren


12+ Free CPE Annually PLUS Free Training

As a member of The IIA, you have access to a free monthly Members-Only Webinar. The topics have included identity theft, risk, linguistic lie detection, and more.

How can chapters tie in these free CPE opportunities to chapter events? Consider holding a roundtable session the day after the Webinar to discuss the matter further. Or offer a panel session with professionals addressing the same subject matter as the Webinar. If you have other ideas on how to tie in the Members-Only Webinars, please let us know at ChapterRelations@theiia.org.

Here is the upcoming schedule of events - all WebEx sessions begin at 1:00pm EDT and last for 60 minutes, with the exception of the panel, which will be 90 minutes in length:

Date Topic*
Nov. 15, 2011 Third Party Risk Assessment
Dec. 13, 2011 Write it Right: Communicating Audit Report Findings
Jan. 17, 2012 Panel: Anti-Corruption Practices

*Note: Topic subject to change - please click here for access to the most current information.


18 Free CPE Credits for Members

For more than 67 years, Internal Auditor magazine has shared leading practices with internal auditors around the globe. Now in addition to supporting you in your career with print and online news and information, Internal Auditor is helping you earn CPE credit as well. With the release of each bi-monthly edition of the magazine, you have the chance to earn three IIA CPEs to support your IIA designations. Available to members for free, the online quiz takes your experience with the publication to the next level by testing your internal audit knowledge and providing valuable CPE credits.

Upon successful completion of the quiz, be sure to print/save your transcript for your IIA CPE reporting purposes.

Click here to access the quizzes online


2011 – 2012 Membership Participation Drive

Be Rewarded... For attending monthly IIA meetings!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All Dallas IIA chapter members attending chapter meetings during September 2011 - May 2012

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Attend monthly IIA lunch meetings to earn a drawing entry (i.e., one drawing entry per lunch meeting).  Attend more meetings this year for more chances to win the grand prize!

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • The grand prize winner will receive… a brand new iPad!
  • Four runners-up will receive… a $50 Gift Card!!

Please contact your membership chair’s with any questions! 
Marc Doyle (marc.doyle@protiviti.com) or
Valerie Mitsynskyy (valentina.mitsynskyy@fedex.com)

** Winners will be announced at the May 2012 meeting; you do not need to be present to win.


2011 – 2012 New Member Appreciation Drive

Be Rewarded... For joining the chapter in the 2011 – 2012 year!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All new Dallas IIA chapter members who joined the chapter from May 2011 - April 2012.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • The grand prize winner will receive… a $100 Gift Card!
  • Two runners-up will receive… a $50 Gift Card!!

Please contact your membership chair’s with any questions! 
Marc Doyle (marc.doyle@protiviti.com) or
Valerie Mitsynskyy (valentina.mitsynskyy@fedex.com)

** Winners will be announced at the May 2012 meeting; you do not need to be present to win.


Are You Connected?

Connect with the Dallas IIA and colleagues in the profession via social networking pages at the following links: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Gain instant access to the latest chapter news and excitement!!

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Board Nominations

Submit your nominations for the 2012-2013 Board of Governors at http://dallasiia.org/BOG_Application.htm


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 December 1, 2011.  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 January 31, 2012


Employment Opportunities

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas  (1/9/12)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is the 13th largest YMCA in North America, and serves over 241,000 people annually through programs including teen outreach, aquatics, youth sports, childcare, and health and wellness. These programs are administrated by a full and part-time staff of over 2,400. There are 23 branches and 2 resident camps.

The Y currently has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Internal Auditor.

Responsibilities:
  1. Plan, organize and independently execute audit work – including, but not limited to, on-site observations, personal interviews with management and staff personnel, analytical procedures, and detailed analysis and testing of data and/or information
  2. Develop and execute audit programs by documenting objectives, identifying risks, evaluating controls, and designing test procedures associated with the audit scope
  3. Analyze data/information to reach logical conclusions, identify and suggest solutions for weaknesses in internal controls as well as identify opportunities for improving efficiencies
  4. Prepare and present articulate internal audit report findings and recommendations to process owners and relevant levels of management; this includes discussion with management to ensure factual accuracy and concurrence, coordinating with management to obtain compelling solutions and written responses to Internal Audit recommendations
  5. Provide risk-focused guidance on policies and control procedures, including proactively communicating to manage emerging risks and trends
  6. Assist with annual risk assessment and the development of audit planning processes
  7. Assist with special projects on an as needed basis
Preferred Qualifications

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance or Business preferred
  • 1+years’ experience in auditing
  • Internal audit or non-profit experience a plus
  • Certified or Candidate for Professional Certification (CIA, CPA, CISA) a plus.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Familiar with the internal audit common body of knowledge (IIA standards)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Principles (GAAP)
  • Basic knowledge of not-for-profit organizations
  • Ability to analyze various financial and procedural information and documentation
  • Ability to complete projects within required timeline
  • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Visio, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Dynamics Great Plains, FRx, Visio, CRMs a plus
  • Previous experience with audit software (Auto Audit, Teammate, etc) a plus

Please complete an online application to apply for the position:
https://ymcadallas.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=1761


Dr. Pepper Snapple Group  (12/21/11)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is one of the largest beverage companies in the Americas. We manufacture, market and distribute more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready to drink teas, mixers and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Our diverse portfolio includes Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP, Mott’s, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, Peńafiel, Squirt, Clamato, Mr & Mrs. T Mixers, Rose’s, Yoo-hoo and other consumer favorites.


Staff Corporate Auditor

Purpose:

The Staff Corporate Auditor will:

  • Execute corporate audit assignments and assist with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance throughout the company
  • Assist in providing recommendations that improve internal controls
  • Add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations and financial reporting
  • Work with key audit resources to complete assigned projects on schedule. 
  • There will be some exposure to senior management throughout the organization.
Accountabilities
  • Assisting the Senior Auditor and/or Manager of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans
  • Assisting the Sr. Auditor as applicable with writing the audit reports using sound writing skills
  • Assisting Sr. Auditor as necessary in ensuring recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management
  • Assisting Sr. Auditor in verifying that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented;
  • Responsible for executing complex audits; assist in the performance of critical project management duties including the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills
  • Responsible for the execution of assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance
    Must maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships
  • Assist in the developing and executing of corporate audit procedures, schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals
  • Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager of Corporate Audit and management
  • Stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
Pre-Requisites
Experience:
  • 2+ years of accounting and auditing experience with at least 1 year of public accounting experience is preferred but not required;
  • Experienced with operational type audits is preferred;
  • Experienced with SOX and risk assessment methodologies;
  • Information systems audit experience a plus
Education: 
  • Bachelor or Masters degree with an emphasis in accounting, information systems or finance.
  • Working towards CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, MBA
Skills:
  • Demonstrated team skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Takes accountability for scope of control
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action;
  • Ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in all types of environments from manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 50%);

Interested parties contact: Jessica.beck@dpsg.com.  


Sr. Corporate Auditor

The Senior Corporate Auditor will work with key audit resources to complete assigned projects on schedule. Specifically, the Senior Corporate Auditor will: (1) assist the Manager or Director of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans; (2) be responsible for executing and supervising staff auditors in the execution of complex audits, assisting in the performance of critical project management duties including supervising staff auditors, planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing, reporting the work of audit teams, providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements, and information technology skills; (3) Execute and supervise staff auditors in the execution of assignments related to operational auditing, financial auditing, and SOX compliance for an SEC public reporting company; (4) maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business partnerships; (5) assist in the development and supervise audit staff in the execution of corporate audit procedures, schedules, priorities, and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals; (6) prepare audit reports using sound writing skills; (7) participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager or Director of Corporate Audit and management; (8) ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management and that a subsequent audit report is issued promptly; (9) ensure that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented; and (10) stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company. The position involves travel for up to 50 percent of the time, including international travel.

Requirements
Experience:
  • Three or more years audit experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience (being a former senior) is required
  • Big 4 public accounting experience is preferred
  • Experienced with operational type audits is preferred;
  • Experienced with SOX 404 requirements and risk assessment methodologies is required
  • Experience working with SEC publicly traded companies required
  • CPA or CIA preferred
Education:
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree with an emphasis in accounting, information systems or finance.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation is required, CPA and/or CIA/CISA is preferred
Education
  • Bachelor Degree in finance or accounting is required
  • Masters Degree is preferred
Skills:
  • Demonstrated team skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
  • Takes accountability for scope of control
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action;
  • Project management experience strongly desired;
  • Ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with ACL and SAP preferred
  • Ability to work in all types of environments from manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
  • Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada (approx. 30-40%); This is required;)

Interested parties contact: jessica.beck@dpsg.com.


Equal Opportunity Employerr
M/F/D/V


Sally Beauty Holdings  (12/21/11)

IT Staff Auditor I

Sally Beauty Holdings, the world’s largest wholesale and retail distributor of beauty supplies, is currently searching for an IT Staff Auditor within our Internal Audit group. Our world headquarters is conveniently located just 5 minutes north of Lake Lewisville off of I35E.

Overview:

Assists with documenting controls and performing tests to support IT Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and PCI compliance. Performs IT audits as directed, including developing work plans, conducting interviews, testing controls, documenting work papers, developing recommendations and developing audit reports. Assists Management and senior team members with various projects as needed.

Primary Duties:
  • Performs audit procedures, including conducting interviews, testing controls, and documenting audit evidence. Also responsible for identifying and defining issues and recommendations.
  • Develops and composes work paper documentation, deficiency summaries and other reports as necessary.
  • Communicates the results of audits to management personnel of sufficient authority to ensure that appropriate action is taken with respect to any deficiencies noted.
  • Performs special projects at the request of, or in assistance to Management as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-2 years of IT audit experience, or combination of audit & IT operational experience.
  • Actively pursuing IT certification (CISA, CISM or CISSP).
  • Experience with IT SOX a plus.
  • Experience with other IT compliance requirements (PCI, Privacy, etc.) a plus
  • Understanding of IT systems development methodologies, programming and/or IT network concepts.

**We will consider new college graduates with a degree in IS or MIS**

Interested candidates should visit https://careers-sallybeauty.icims.com/jobs/1326/job


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