eNews - February 2013

The President’s Letter

Greetings Dallas Chapter!  The January 2013 joint meeting with the ISACA North Texas Chapter was a great success.  We appreciate all of the volunteers from both chapters who coordinated speakers and logistics.  We will be moving to a different venue for our February meeting, which will be held at the Renaissance Richardson Hotel on Thursday, February 7th.  It is academic relations month when we honor a couple of Dallas area college audit programs that our chapter has supported over the years.

The pre meeting will feature Ravin Catlin, owner of Ravin Global Training, who will present “Intelligent Internal Controls”.  For the lunch meeting, Carolyn Saint, VP of Internal Audit at 7-Eleven, Inc. and Senior Vice Chairman of the IIA North American Board, will provide an “International Update from the IIA”.  Ravin Catlin will return as the post meeting speaker and will be discussing best practices in “Risk Based Auditing”.  Vickie Tesmer, Director of Audit and Consulting Services at American Heart Association, will serve as our CAE spotlight speaker during the lunch meeting and will provide insight into the best practices, organizational structure and types of audits performed by an internal audit department within the not for profit industry.

The next is our 8th Annual Fraud Summit, which will be held March 28th and 29th at the UTD School of Management.  As many of you know, this is our big Spring event featuring entertaining speakers, networking opportunities, free books, and hands on workshops. The Summit will be priced the same as last year with three workshops to choose from on March 28 and the conference following on March 29.  The online registration deadline is March 1st.  Visit http://fraudconf13.utdallasiia.com for more information.

Our March 2013 meeting is scheduled for March 7th and the theme for that month will be Fraud so please visit www.dallasiia.org for more information.

Sincerely,

Greg Estes
2012/13 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Risk Based Auditing

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

Internal Audit 2020
Carolyn Devine Saint, CPA, CIA, VP, Internal Audit, 7-Eleven, Inc.

Objective: The purpose of this session is to help participants sharpen their Focus on the Road Ahead.

This session will provide a forum to discuss:

  • Key achievements of the past decade
  • Where we find ourselves in 2012
  • Five imperatives for the remainder of the decade
  • Attributes of high performing audit functions in 2020
  • Five strategic risks that could derail our progress

No prerequisites required.

Carolyn Saint is the Vice President of Internal Audit for 7-Eleven, Inc.  Carolyn possesses a deep knowledge and focus on strategic and enterprise risks, process improvement opportunities, and financial stewardship obtained from 15 years’ experience providing assurance services to clients and Fortune 50 companies.  She is a frequent speaker on governance and internal audit topics. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, Carolyn was Vice President of Internal Audit for Lowe's Companies, Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, Kmart, and Covansys. She served clients in manufacturing and retail industries while at Deloitte.

Carolyn is a licensed CPA and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy from Walsh College.  Carolyn currently serves as Senior Vice Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ North American Board of Directors and is a member of the IIA North American Advocacy Committee. She is a past Trustee of the IIA Research Foundation.  Carolyn lives in Dallas, TX and Troutman, NC with Dr. Daniel Saint, her husband of 30 years.  They are the very proud parents of Dan, a client service professional with PwC in Charlotte, and Lauren, an attorney in San Francisco.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


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

Healthcare Industry
Vickie Tesmer, Director, Audit & Consulting Services, American Heart Association

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

No prerequisites required.

Vickie Tesmer serves as Director - Audit & Consulting Services for the American Heart Association, which she joined in 2003.  In this role, Vickie and her team provide assurance, operational and consulting services across the Association, as well as support for the Audit Committee.  She began her career with Sun Oil Company, which evolved into Oryx Energy Company, where she served in various roles including Manager - Partnership Auditing and Manager - General Accounting for the exploration and production operations.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designations and a CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance.)  
 Vickie serves on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, as well as on the Audit Committee.  She also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Prestige Community Credit Union.    In addition to these volunteer activities, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with her church and serving as roadie to her husband’s classic rock ‘n roll band.

No Continuing Professional Education provided.


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

Intelligent Internal Controls
Raven Catlin, Raven Global Training

Objective:  The purpose of this session is for participants to discuss the following:

  • Do you want to learn more about Intelligent Internal Controls?
  • Do you think your organization performs "controls" just because "They have always done it that way."?
  • Has someone told you they do something because "audit made them"?
  • Are you looking for more ways to improve the design of controls?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you. Through this interactive session, you will get solutions to common "unintelligent" controls and get ideas to help your organization enhance controls. The fact is companies can't afford to operation without Intelligent Internal Controls. Come, join us, network, and learn about "Intelligent Internal Controls!"

No prerequisites required.

Raven (Henderson) Catlin, CPA, CIA, CFSA is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and consultant in Risk Management and Internal Auditing. She has over 15 years of internal audit experience and 11 years of seminar instruction and facilitation. Through her lively and interactive seminars and presentations, you will gain valuable skills, motivation, and belief systems to achieve success.

Raven is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Before starting Raven Global Training in 2006, Raven was a Consultant for Jefferson Wells and a Senior Manager at Protiviti.  She held internal audit positions with Freddie Mac, Bank of America (formerly NationsBank), and Philip Morris. Raven is an active member of the IIA, including serving as District Representative for the Caribbean and Washington DC Metro chapters. She also served in President, Broad Member, and chairperson positions for the Northern Virginia and Charlotte chapters since 1998. Raven is a contributing author to IIA’s CIA Learning System and has been published in Internal Auditor.

Currently based out of the Washington DC area, Raven enjoys travelling, movie-watching, and spending time with her family. Go to http://ravenglobaltraining.com/about_us for a full bio.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


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

Risk Based-Auditing Essentials
Raven Catlin, Raven Global Training

Objective: The core of risk based auditing is being able to identify and evaluate the right internal controls. But, how do you know you are auditing the right internal controls? With so many controls out there, how can you possibly test them? How can auditors possibly exclude some tests that "we've always done"? The answer is simple, but essential.

The purpose of this session is for the audience to Participate in this discussion and walk away with essential knowledge in risk based auditing. Knowledge that will help protect your company from being the next disaster, help contribute to effectively managing risks, help use audit resources effectively, and help complete audits within budget.

No prerequisites required.

Read Raven's Bio in the Pre-meeting section

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Meeting Location

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


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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, Februarey 1, 2013.

Chapter News

8th Annual Fraud Summit
March 28 & 29, 2013
at UTD Jindal School of Management

Please register early for another year of entertaining speakers, networking opportunities, free books, and hands on workshops.  The Summit will be priced the same as last year with three workshops to choose from on March 28th with the conference following on March 29th with reception.

Three workshops include:

  •  PricewaterhouseCoopers – A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigations: A view from the Trenches
  •  Rich Lanza – Detecting Fraud, Errors, and Other Cash Leakage with Data Analytics
  •  Phil Flora – Audit’s Role in Fraud Prevention and Detection: Performing a Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Fridays’ Conference  will include general sessions on Cybersecurity and Emerging Assurance Issues in China.  Attendees will be able to choose from 18 breakout sessions with speakers from: ACL, Automation(IDEA), Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, McGladrey, PwC, TeamMate, Weaver, Whitley Penn, along with leading speakers from various industries.

    Register by January 18th to take advantage of discounts.  Last year we sold out prior to the end of the discount period.

    Summit Details

    Register: http://fraudconf13.utdallasiia.com


    IIA Research Foundation

    The IIA Research Foundation has recently published Auditing Outsourced Functions: Risk Management in an Outsourced World.  It is authored by our very own Mark Salamasick.  Many times outsourcing partnerships are a great success, effectively reducing costs for an organization.  However, outsourcing can also have unintended, unforeseen, or even disastrous results.  This guide will give you tools and techniques you can use immediately to:

    • Conduct due diligence before your organization enters an outsourcing agreement.
    • Identify risks with outsourcing — especially outside your organization’s home country.
    • Benefit from other assurance providers for control assessment.
    • Establish a control structure that ensures outsourced functions are effective and efficient.

    Whether you are an auditor, manager, or executive, Auditing Outsourced Functions offers the perspective you need in today’s outsourced world.  Auditing Outsourced Functions is a must-read!  This book will not only help you navigate the hidden risks of outsourcing, but will also give you insight into many emerging issues. 
     The book can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/auditing-outsourced-functions-risk-management-in-an-outsourced-world-1632.cfm.  (Item number 1108, IIA member price - $33.75, non-member price - $55.00).


    Certification Programs

    Ceremony to Honor New Certifications

    Dallas Chapter members who have completed their certification requirements (CIA, CCSA, CFSA and CRMA) October 1 – December 31, 2012 will be honored at the February, 2013 meeting. Honorees will be contacted via e-mail on how to register. Certificates have or will be mailed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.

    Certification News from the IIA

    •  CRMA Syllabus Now Available: The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved the final version of the CRMA exam syllabus.  The first offering of the exam will be in July 2013.
    •  IIA Global Certifications Introduces Option to Extend Exam Eligibility:  The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved a new policy that allows candidates to extend the normal 180-day exam eligibility window for a period of 30 days one time for a US $50 fee. This new option allows today’s busy internal audit professionals to stay on course while enhancing their professional development. Interested candidates must log into CCMS to complete the appropriate exam registration eligibility extension form.
    • 2013 CIA Exam Changes:  The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and IIA Board of Directors have approved changes to the CIA exam structure.  The program will be reduced from four to three exam parts, eliminating the recognition credit for part four.  Content for the 2013 exam include: Part 1 – Internal Auditing Basics; Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice; Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements.  The PCB has developed a transition plan for those candidates who are unable to complete their certification before the new exam is launched. Changes to the exam will be implemented mid-2013.  Learn More.

    CPE Requirements

    Practicing CIAs are required to complete a total of 40 hours of acceptable CPE every year.  The IIA accepts CPE credits from several areas including seminar/conference attendance, passing the CIA exam, other certification examinations passed, self-study programs and participation as an officer or committee member in a professional industry organization related to internal auditing.  For more information and a full list of acceptable CPE hours, please see the CPE Requirements for CIAs on the IIA website.

    CIA Review Course

    The Dallas Chapter will not be providing CIA review courses for 2012/2013.  The chapter is currently in the process of evaluating options for CIA Review Courses.

    In the interim, there are several on-line study tools available, including the IIA’s CIA Learning System and Gleim’s CIA Review materials.  CIA Model Exam Questions are also available through the IIA.  For more information regarding study materials, please see the CIA Exam Preparation Resources on the IIA website.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?
    A: The IIA sends out certificates each quarter. Those passing the exam during the 4th quarter of 2012 (Oct – Dec 2012) should be received by February 2013. 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/.


    New Member News

    The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in December 2012:

     December 2012 New Members

    Ivan Borges
    Michael Young
    Siddharth Aggarwal
    Jennifer Billows
    Linda Russell
    Chad Thiemann
    Laura Grimball
    Christopher  Chadwick
    Darci Groves
    Teresa Robarge
    Paige Sheen
    Francisco Medrano

    Rekha Gupta
    Janie Miller
    Sharon De La Rosa
    Saba Obaid
    Susie Ybarra
    Juli Bonnett
    Michael Hoffman
    Carrie Ellis
    Jaime Reyna
    Amy Koung
    Jonathan De Leon
    Hitesh Shah

    Cristian Juarez
    Mike Montoya
    Ananya Watcharathai
    Christopher Smith
    Rob Kientz
    Eduardo Arizpe
    Aruturo Zapata
    Gary Reamsbottom
    Amie Ramirez
    Al Johnson
    Crystal Johnson
    Herb Baez


    2013 Membership Drive

    When was the last time you renewed your IIA membership?
    Have you been wanting to become an IIA member, but have been putting it off to some other time? Well there is no better time than now to become a member of the IIA! Each month during this entire Chapter year you will be entered into a drawing for Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars tickets if you renew your membership or join the IIA and you are a Dallas Chapter member. Wait, that’s not all – if you renew your membership or join the IIA and do not win tickets to the Mavericks or Stars then you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the Chapter year for a chance to win 1 of 2 $400 gift cards to NorthPark Center.

    The Dallas Chapter is currently the 5th largest chapter in North America for membership and we want to be number 1.  Only the New York, Houston, Toronto and Chicago Chapters have more members than Dallas. Help us reach our goal by renewing your membership or joining the IIA today!

    Welcome IIA Members:

    http://www.theiia.org/membership/current-members/index.cfm?

    Why Join the IIA??

    http://www.theiia.org/membership/why-join/



    Report Your Speaking and Writing

    Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour.  Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned.  Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.

    To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.

    Employment Opportunities

    City of Garland  (1/21/13)

    City of Garland
    Job Description

    Title Senior IT Auditor
    Reports to City Auditor
    Department Internal Audit
    Salary Commensurate with experience

    Summary
    Responsible for auditing the governance, risks and controls for the City’s Information Systems


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    1. Conduct complex operational and performance audits of Information Systems Controls for the City’s numerous networks, operating systems, database and applications.
    2. Develop audit programs in process to determine security objectives, internal controls & timeline.
    3. Provide input and recommendations for corrective actions in areas needing improvement.
    4. Train lower level auditors in appropriate business procedures and internal controls. May supervise auditors.
    5. Evaluate and test Information Systems controls, and operating procedures. Review documentation and recommendations of audit staff.
    6. Analyze system/application through industry research, on site reviews of configuration and discussion of testing procedures.
    7. Assist departments in usage of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT’s).
    8. Assists the audit team in determining the reliability and integrity of computer-generated data.
    9. Advise and recommend proper internal control processes to departments
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Four-year college
    • 5 years related experience
    • CISA certification or ability to obtain certification within a year of hire
      Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
    Preferred Qualifications

    Education/ Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Information Systems or Information Systems Auditing
    • 5-7 years experience in Information Systems Auditing, Auditing and/or Application Controls

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Extensive knowledge of COBIT
    • Extensive knowledge of IIA’s General Technology Audit Guide
    • Extensive knowledge of CAAT’s
    • Advance skill in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
    • Skill in problem solving
    • Advance skill in utilizing Crystal Report Writing Software
    • Ability to plan and organize workload in order to meet established deadlines
    • Ability to communicate complex technology issues in a clear and concise manner
    • Ability to prioritize and work within determined time budgets
    • Ability to independently perform complex audit analysis
    • Ability to analyze various financial and procedural information and documentation
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
    Licenses and Certifications
    • CISA certification or ability to obtain certification within a year of hire
    • Valid Class C Texas driver's license
    Physical Requirements / Work Environment

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Occasional outside work performed.

    All qualified candidates should apply online at www.garlandtx.gov.


    Aramco Services Company  (1/19/13)

    Aramco Services Company (Houston, TX)

    ASC is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the world's leading oil producing and exporting company, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).  ASC operates as a vital link between Saudi Aramco and North America to help facilitate the safe and reliable delivery of energy to customers around the globe.


    IT Internal Auditor

    Position

    Aramco Services Company (ASC) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Information Technology (IT) Audit professional to join the company’s Internal Audit team at its Houston, Texas office.  This position acts as the project lead or assisting auditor on IT and, occasionally, non-IT (operational) internal audit assurance and consulting assignments, for ASC, its subsidiaries/ affiliates, and Saudi Aramco project teams and joint ventures in the Americas region. 

    Attractive Features of Company and Position

    Working for ASC Internal Audit has many advantages:

    • Exciting audit opportunities that cover a wide range of petroleum refining, distribution, marketing, and support services in a global, ever-expanding, and innovative industry.
    • ASC often interfaces with Saudi Aramco, which is a fully-integrated, global petroleum enterprise that manages the world's largest oil reserves – about 260 billion barrels – and the world's fourth largest natural gas reserves.
    • Highly competitive salary.
    • Excellent benefits including a 9% dollar-for-dollar Company matched 401k plan, a top rated Company provided retirement pension plan, and medical and insurance benefit plans.
    • ASC offers a van-pool program, along with an onsite medical clinic and fitness center.
    • 9/80 work schedule which provides every other Friday off. 
    • Travel is limited, typically in the range of 5 - 25% per year.
    Duties & Responsibilities

    General duties and responsibilities of the position include the following:

    • Effectively understand business/ IT processes to identify and document key controls and process improvement opportunities.
    • Develop and execute audit programs and prepare automated work papers.
    • Use excellent English communication (verbal and writing) and presentation skills in communicating status and observations throughout the audit, including the issuance of field memorandums and audit reports.
    • Work with, build, and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of employees and Executive Management.
    • Exhibit good work habits including a strong work ethic and adherence to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette.
    • Perform specialized projects under the direction of Internal Audit Management.
    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or other closely related degree.
    • CISA preferred.  CIA or CPA is a plus. 
    • Minimum 3 years of IT auditing experience in public accounting or industry. 
    • Broad experience in performing audits of the following:
      • Distributed IT environments (Windows, Active Directory, UNIX, LINUX).
      • Web applications development and security (Extranet, Intranet, Java, HTML, .Net, ABAP).
      • Network administration (TCP/IP, Firewalls, Routers/Switches, IPS, VPN, NMS)
      • Relational database systems (Oracle, SQL).
      • General computer controls (Change Management, Security Administration, Information Integrity, Capacity Planning, Disaster Recovery, and Incident Management).
    • Proficiency in SAP (or other ERP systems) and ACL (or other CAAT systems).  
    • Experience developing IT specific risk assessments.
    • Familiarity with COBIT or similar IT control frameworks.

    Internal Auditors

    Positions

    Aramco Services Company (ASC) is seeking highly motivated and skilled Internal Audit professionals to join the company’s Internal Audit team at its Houston, Texas office.  The positions act as the project lead or assisting auditor on internal audit assurance and consulting assignments, including ASC and its subsidiaries, project teams, and joint ventures.

    Attractive Features of Company and Positions

    Working for ASC Internal Audit has many advantages:

    • Exciting audit opportunities that cover a wide range of petroleum refining, distribution, marketing, and support services in a global, ever-expanding, and innovative industry.
    • ASC often interfaces with Saudi Aramco, which is a fully-integrated, global petroleum enterprise that manages the world's largest oil reserves – about 260 billion barrels – and the world's fourth largest natural gas reserves.
    • Highly competitive salary.
    • Excellent benefits including a 9% dollar-for-dollar Company matched 401k plan, a top rated Company provided retirement pension plan, and medical and insurance benefit plans.
    • ASC offers a van-pool program, along with an onsite medical clinic and fitness center.
    • 9/80 work schedule which provides every other Friday off. 
    • Travel is limited, typically in the range of 5-25% per year.
    Duties & Responsibilities

    General duties and responsibilities of the positions include the following:

    • Effectively understand business processes to identify and document key controls and process improvement opportunities.
    • Develop and execute audit programs and prepare automated work papers.
    • Use excellent English communication (verbal and writing) and presentation skills in communicating status and observations throughout the audit, including the issuance of field memorandums and audit reports.
    • Work with, build, and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of employees and Executive Management.
    • Exhibit good work habits including a strong work ethic and adherence to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette.
    • Perform specialized projects under the direction of Internal Audit Management.
    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other closely related degree.
    • CIA or CPA preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of auditing experience in public accounting or industry.    
    • Fraud assessment, investigation experience, whistleblower hotline administration, and/or CFE are a plus.
    • Knowledge of SAP (or other ERP systems) or ACL is beneficial.
    • Must be able to work with all levels of employees up to company executives.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
    • Must be detail oriented, personable, and able to work individually or in a team. 
    • Possess strong analytical, time management, organization and planning skills.
    • Holds excellent English communication skills (verbally and in writing).
    • Exhibits good work habits, strong work ethic and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies and standard business etiquette.

    Candidates should apply directly to Mary Sizemore at: mary.sizemore@aramcoservices.com. Additional information about ASC can be found at http://www.aramcoservices.com.

    NO THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES ACCEPTED


    Texans Credit Union  (12/21/12)

    Job Title: Internal Auditor Department: Internal Audits
    Supervisory Role: No Exempt or Non Exempt: Exempt
    Supervisor’s Title: Audit Manager  
    Created or Updated On: August 2, 2012
    Position Purpose and Objectives

    The purpose of this position is to provide audit services to the Credit Union.  The employee performs independent reviews of credit union internal controls; reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of operations; tests the integrity of data; and reviews for compliance with organizational policies and procedures as well as regulatory requirements.

    Major Duties and Essential Functions
    1. Perform branch audits, department audits, compliance audits and operational audits
    2. Perform audits of critical areas, exception items, and staff members’ accounts.
    3. Perform follow up audits to ascertain status / completion of resolution to audit findings
    4. Document audit testwork, formulate audit conclusions, and document audit findings
    5. Write audit reports to include findings and recommendations to Management
    6. Conduct special audits/projects as needed
    7. Interface with management, supervisors, staff members and members as needed
    8. Operate a computer and on-line system
    9. Handle confidential information
    10. Maintain independence and objectivity in performing audits
    11. Prioritize work and be detail oriented
    12. Be ethical and use good judgment
    13. Work independently, as member of team and be accountable for decisions
    14. Act with integrity and project professional image
    15. Other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the credit union and department

    Positions directly supervised:  None

    Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position:
    Broad to specific knowledge of Credit Union or financial institution operations; specific knowledge of accounting principles and audit standards; basic knowledge of regulatory requirements; ability to recognize areas of control risk; ability to recognize deviations from operation standards.
     
    Education:  Accounting Degree or Bachelors Degree (business curriculum) with minimum 12 hours of Accounting.
               
    Experience:  Minimum two years or more of similar or related experience in financial institutions.

    All applications should go to www.texanscareers.com – job code (id) number is 12-0104 (Internal Auditor).


    Torchmark  (12/20/12)

    Staff Auditor

    United American Insurance, an affiliate of Torchmark Corporation, is seeking a Staff Auditor.  Under the direction of Internal Audit management, the position of Staff Auditor is responsible for assisting in the execution of the annual internal audit plan. This position also assists in performing financial audits, the safeguarding of company assets, and ensuring internal controls, policies and procedures are in place.  The Staff Auditor will initially work on audit assignments of lower to moderate complexity, moving on to more complex work with the development of job skills, experience and confidence. This position reports to Director of Internal Audit and has functional responsibility for working with and assisting Senior Auditors and Audit Managers in the overall coordination and performance of assigned audits. The Staff Auditor will perform audit testing and procedures, including documenting client processes and procedures, developing audit criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence and identifying and defining issues.

    Primary duties & responsibilities consist of:
    • Assist in preparing audit programs, under direction of Internal Audit management.
    • Meet with and interview the necessary audit clients.
    • Participate in meetings with clients and among audit staff and management.
    • Assist with review and testing of documents, and preparation of work papers.
    • Perform field test work and audit procedures as necessary.
    • Conduct financial audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), to determine compliance with policies and procedures and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls.
    • Prepare and document draft audit findings and recommendations, supported by accurate work papers for review by Internal Audit management.
    • Assist in the preparation of objective, factual draft audit reports for internal audit management review and discussion.
    • Assist in developing appropriate recommendations for corrective action and soliciting adequate and timely management responses from the client.
    • Pursue professional certifications (CPA, CIA, CISA, CA etc.).
    • Practice good time management skills.
    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
    • Intermediate Knowledge of Excel and working knowledge of other Microsoft products.
    • Excellent written and oral communications.
    Education & Work Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other business field.
    • Minimum 1-2 years of Audit experience.  Recent college graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other business field will be considered.

    Physical Requirements: 25% travel required.  Work mostly sedentary, heavy PC usage.
     
    If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the link below:
    http://careers.torchmarkcorp.com/jobs.aspx?ID=LH599831129


    Parkland Health & Hospital System  (12/5/12)

    PARKLAND HEALTH & HOSPITAL SYSTEM

    INTEGRATED AUDITOR

    MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS
    Education:
    • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or related field.
    Experience:
    • Must have two years of previous audit experience in a healthcare environment; OR
    • Must have four years of progressively responsible experience in an internal audit or
      information systems environment.
    Equivalent Education and/or Experience
    • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.
    Certification/Registration/Licensure:
    • None.
    Skills or Special Abilities:
    • Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be a good listener, be flexible, be able to handle more than one thing at a time, and possess good business and negotiation skills.
    • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to write a finding in a clear and concise audit report.
    • Must have strong analytical and system skills and be detail oriented.
    • Must understand personal computers, networks and mainframes and be proficient with applications software, spreadsheet, flowcharting and word processing software.
    • Must be familiar with Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
    JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
    1. Determines the direction and approach of assigned operations and information systems audits and writes the audit program subsequent to and based upon the entrance conference and the scope established for the audit.
    2.  Conducts assigned audits of operations and information systems. Determines the materiality of the issues reviewed and reported ensuring that assets are safeguarded, internal controls are present, resources are used efficiently, and that all activity and costs are appropriate.
    3.  Using an automated system, prepares work papers and documents each step, validates all information through whatever sources are available. Using the workpaper application, enters project related milestones, maintains project related data, and maintains an accounting of project time.
    4.  Meets with the audited function in periodically throughout the audit to discuss audit plans, audit findings, and to develop mutually agreed-upon recommendations.  Maintains a positive working relationship with all hospital functions to ensure the fulfillment of auditing responsibilities.
    5.  Prepares a clear, concise audit report detailing the findings and recommendations and incorporates the responses from the function which details the specific steps they plan
      to take to implement agreed upon recommendations and time frames. May perform follow-up audits of areas previously audited to ascertain that recommendations and time schedules are being followed from the initial audit.
    6.  Assists with special projects and/or serves on various interdisciplinary committees as assigned. Identifies and makes recommendations to management on need for conducting special studies or audits of specific operations such as payout of benefits or other funds-related situations to ensure the accuracy of the operation. May perform audit tasks in conjunction with the annual external audit to provide assistance and support to the annual financial audit of Parkland.
    7.  Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Internal Audit area. Recommends effective internal contrail that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.
    8.  Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Internal Audit by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, and actively participating in professional organizations. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
    9.  Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer (internal as well as external) satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and mission of Parkland.

    Interested candidates please apply: http://jobs.parklandcareers.com/dallas/accounting/jobid3036503-integrated-auditor-internal-audit-jobs?ss=paid


    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas  (11/27/12)

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    IT Audit Manager

    Make your career a reflection of success at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas! We are seeking intelligent, dedicated, driven professionals to join our team of employees who are passionate about their work and their community.  With excellent benefits, work/life balance, great work environment, team oriented atmosphere and the opportunity to engage your talents we are sure your experience with us would be rewarding!

    Job Description:

    The IT Audit Manager provides leadership and management direction to Audit staff in all aspects of information technology audit processes including:  development of audit plans, project monitoring activities, and liaison relationships with District business units.  Coaches and develops staff to allow them to successful contribution to Audit activities/initiatives.  Actively participates in the development of the department’s strategic direction, policies and procedures, annual audit plan and budget.  Ensures goals and objectives are achieved.  Participates in and/or leads various Bank and Federal Reserve System groups and projects that may involve audit as well as non-audit business purposes.  Exhibits flexibility and exudes professionalism, discretion, honesty, and integrity in work at all times.

    Assigned Responsibilities:
    • Works collaboratively with Audit management and staff to develop the annual audit plan and ensures timely and thorough completion of the plan.
    • Provides effective supervision and guidance of audit staff in the planning, conducting and reporting on audits, monitoring projects and liaison activities to ensure adequate audit procedures are employed and work is documented in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and departmental procedures.Builds strong working relationships with Bank staff at all levels.
    • Works collaboratively with other System Audit departments and groups. 
    • Coaches and develops others.
    • Identifies and implements innovative audit techniques.
    • Effectively communicates audit results to customers, including the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. 
    • Monitors outstanding reported issues to ensure corrective action is taken.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 2 to 3 years performing IT audits and 3 to 5 years experience managing staff in a fast-paced environment.
    • Bachelors degree in an information technology or business related field of study.
    • Strong understanding of application security principles and practices, application development methodologies, Information Technology terminology and processes, IT controls, vulnerabilities and assessment tools.
    • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards, such as ITIL, NIST and COBIT.
    • Professional certification, CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent, required.
    • Experience in leading a diverse, multi-functional team.
    • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop team members and communicate feedback while inspiring team confidence and respect.
    • Demonstrated planning/project management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop trusted relationships with clients and staff and adjust communication style to suit the audience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required to deal effectively with all levels of management.
    • Ability to analyze situations with a broad, holistic view.
    • Strong critical thinking skills with experience reviewing and analyzing processes to identify improvement opportunities.
    • Must be action-oriented and have demonstrated initiative in completing and taking on new assignments.
    • Strong desire for achieving excellence in work product and customer satisfaction.
    • Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for any of the above qualifications.
    Core Competencies:
    • Intellectual Horsepower
    • Problem Solving
    • Initiative/Perseverance
    • Influence
    • Communication
    • Innovation and Results
    • Development of Others
    • Collaboration
    • Independent Judgment
    • Organizing and Planning

    TO APPLY:  Visit the Careers section of the bank’s website at www.dallasfed.org and search for Requisition 229289, create a profile and apply!


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