eNews - February 2015

The President’s Message

Greetings Dallas Chapter members! The Chapter opened the New Year with another successful joint meeting with ISACA on January 8th. We thank our counterparts at ISACA for organizing a great event with another group of top notch speakers. Our next monthly meeting will be February 8th at the Doubletree Campbell Centre in Dallas. Our topics for the day include Big Data Analytics (Carolyn Gibson & Francisco Rocha Jaje, PwC), Aggressively Addressing Anti-Corruption Risk (Todd Freeman, CBI), and Lessons from Audits of Construction Projects (Debbie Townsend, President of R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC). More information on the speakers and topics, as well as registration instructions, can be found at our homepage www.dallasiia.org.

In addition to the February monthly meeting, the Dallas Chapter of the IIA is also accepting Officer and Governor Nominations for the 2015-16 Chapter year. Our Chapter is a volunteer-driven organization and we cannot be successful going forward without the continued support of talented Internal Audit professionals throughout our Chapter. If you would like to be considered in the nominations process, please go to our website at http://dallasiia.org/Nomination.htm and complete the application form. Volunteering as an Officer or Governor is a challenging yet rewarding experience and we encourage anyone who has an interest to consider pursuit of this opportunity.

Lastly, I want to remind all of our members that registration is currently open for UTD’s 10th Annual Fraud Summit. For more information regarding the event’s speakers and activities, please follow this link http://dallasiia.org/PDF/Fraud_Seminar_2015_Annoucment.pdf for details. This 2 day event is quickly filling to capacity so please register soon as seats are limited!    

Sincerely,
Joseph Mauriello>2014/15 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

February 5, 2015

Hot Topics

Lunch Meeting - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch to be served at 11:40 am
Registration at 10:00am or 11:30 am

Aggressively Addressing Anti-Corruption Risk
Todd Freeman, CPA, CIA, Vice President of Internal Audit at CB&I.

Objective: In this discussion regarding anti-corruption auditing, we will explore:

  • FCPA Investigations:  What to do when the allegations surface
  • The relationship between Internal Audit and Compliance in addressing anti-corruption risk
  • Developing a risk-based approached around where to audit
  • Creating and implementing an on-going anti-corruption audit program
  • Using data analytics in anti-corruption efforts
  • Reporting the results:  Keeping the Audit Committee in the loop

No prerequisites required.

Todd Freeman, CPA, CIA, is Vice President of Internal Audit at CB&I.

CB&I is a global engineering, procurement and construction company, located in The Woodlands, Texas.

He joined CB&I in April 2002, when the Company relocated its World Wide Administrative Headquarters to the Houston area. Todd, in conjunction with the growth of CB&I, has transformed a department of 4 auditors, to one that today, is 27 auditors strong.

In this current position, Todd has been responsible for overseeing the Internal Audit and SOX 404 functions globally.  With auditors based in The Woodlands, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, and Dubai, U.A.E., the audit function conducts operational, financial, compliance, and IT audits for its offices and projects around the world.  In addition, the function has led the way with developing the infrastructure for the Companyís Risk Management practices, and leads the Company with its pro-active anti-corruption audit.

Todd currently serves as the Vice Chair of the IIAís Learning Solutions Committee and has served a variety of Board and Officer roles for the Houston Chapter of the IIA. 

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.

 

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

Big Data Analytics
Carolyn Gibson, Director PwC Data Assurance and Francisco Rocha Jaje, Manager PwC ARCA

Objective: Big Data?  Why all the Fuss?
 
These days, itís difficult to find an audit periodical that doesnít contain at least one article about ďBig Data.Ē   In ďBig Data, Why the Fuss?Ē we will explore why big data is more than a buzz word and how internal audit departments can utilize data to be more effective and efficient.  Learn about the tools leading companies are using to turn data into visual information and how those tools can be applied to detect the needle in a haystack that may indicate fraud in your organization.

No prerequisites required

Carolyn Gibson is a Director in PwCís Data Assurance practice.  Her 28 year career has been primarily focused on Information Technology, Internal Audit, and Finance and Accounting functions. 
She has a demonstrated ability to improve business processes through automation. Her specialties include data analytics to assist with solving business issues, fraud detection and prevention, IT Audit, Internal Audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley and Payment Card Industry Compliance.

Carolyn joined PwC after 20 years at a major global airline where she held leadership roles in several areas and was instrumental in developing a number of continuous monitoring programs which reduced revenue leakage and risks related to internal fraud.

Carolyn is a CPA and CISA.

Francisco Rocha Jaje is a Manager with PwC ARCA at the Dallas office that specializes in compliance, risk, process improvements and project management in the Energy Industry.
Vital projects includes Trading Information Management Roadmap, Trade Surveillance application development, Coal Mining - Data Business Strategy for operations and maintenance, Endur Ė Accounting Desktop Implementation, Calgary AB, Aligne Gas Ops implementation in Mexico, City and Maximo upgrade and consolidation for a transmission utility in Dallas, TX.

He has 14 years of combined experience in within the Energy Trading, Power Settlement tools, Purchase and Tooling Agreement, Financial Planning, Revenue Forecasting for a Transmission Company, Data Warehousing and process improvements.

Francisco has participated and develop various RFP responses for the energy and BI practice in the US, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Francisco is also fully bilingual in Spanish and has basic understanding of Portuguese.


Post Meeting
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Registration at 10:00am or 11:30am

Lessons from Audits of Construction Projects
Debbie Townsend, R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC

Objectives:

Why should owners audit construction?  Internal auditors for owners of construction can provide a real service to the organization, add value, and achieve professional satisfaction.  Construction auditing can result in sizeable cost recoveries, future cost avoidance recoveries and yield process improvements as well.  Such meaningful results require knowledge and skill and the ability to audit in sometimes difficult environments.  Debbie will share examples of construction audit results and the tips and techniques auditors use to get these results.

No prerequisites required.

Debbie Townsend provides audit and advisory services to owners of construction projects.  Her work has resulted in millions of dollars of cost recoveries and helped owners in many industries  improve their management of construction.  Prior to joining the firm in 1997 Debbie was an internal audit professional for JCPenney and EDS where she was responsible for managing various audit functions including construction auditing.  As President of R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC she has primary responsibility for managing the Plano based construction audit staff.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Construction Auditor, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is a Past President of the Dallas Chapter of the IIA.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Meeting Location

DoubleTree Campbell Centre - Dallas
8250 N Central Expressway; Dallas, Texas 75206


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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 on Friday, January 30, 2015.

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Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org .

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News from UT Dallashttp://som.utdallas.edu/iaep

The UT Dallas IIA student chapter had an exciting start to the new semester at the kick-off meeting with a record attendance for the first meeting with 80 students. The efforts for promoting growth and awareness of Internal Audit definitely shows with the increase in student interest. We are anticipating a great semester!

Similar to past semesters we will be looking for judges on the case study and speakers at various events on campus.  Also, if you are interested in hosting a reception or site visit for the student chapter, dates are still available to schedule. To work closer with the program please contact Mark Salamasick at mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.

The 10th Annual Fraud Conference is approaching on March 26th and March 27th. The conference registration has closed and we are at capacity, but hoping to gain additional space.  Some of the sessions on March 26th may have availability  follow this link



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

Army & Air Force Exchange Service  (1/23/15)

Vacancy Number C1-000057-2015
Job Title AUDIT PROJECT MANAGER
Exchange Location United States - Texas - AAFES Headquarters (Dallas)
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Career Area Audit
Job Description

PLANS, ORGANIZES, AND CONDUCTS COMPLEX AUDIT PROJECTS OF THE ACCOUNTING AND STATISTICAL DATA OF VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS AND LOCATIONS TO VERIFY ACCURACY. DIRECTS, COORDINATES AND ADMINISTERS ASSIGNED AUDIT PROJECTS WITHIN A GROUP OF AUDITORS TO CONDUCT COMPLEX AUDIT PROJECTS.

Major Duties
  • Defines project scope
  • Audits accounting & statistical data, activities & functional responsibilities of various departments, divisions & locations to verify accuracy & compliance w/ plans, policies & procedures
  • Plans, develops and manages large scale audit projects; Evaluates & applies internal control systems to safeguard assets & ensure economical and efficient use of resources
  • Reviews store operations for proper fiscal, internal & environmental controls; reviews work of other auditors
  • Conducts financial audits to validate accuracy of financial statements, acct balances, adjustments & payments; Determines proper accountability of assets through physical counts, inventories & confirmations
  • Assists Audit Manager in conducting entrance/exit briefings w/ Sr. Management on audit engagements
  • Provides oral and written briefings of audit results to all levels of management. Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Work Challenges TDY - Extensive TDY required
TDY - Frequent TDY required
Job Qualifications

BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND 6 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN OPERATIONAL, COMPLIANCE, FUNCTIONAL AUDITING AND/OR PROGRAMS WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND/OR A MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR AT THE AUDITOR III LEVEL WITHIN THE LAST 3 REQUIRED. MINIMUM OF 15 SEMESTER HOURS OF ACCOUNTING REQUIRED.

MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 80 HOURS OF CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EVERY 2 YEARS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS. AT LEAST 24 OF THE 80 HOURS MUST DIRECTLY BE RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AUDITING.

Degree (one of):

  • BACHELOR DEGREE- Required

Major/Minor (one of):

  • ACCT/BUS ADMIN - Required
  • AUDIT - Required
  • BUSINESS - Required
  • ECONOMICS - Required
  • FINANCE - Required
  • MANAGEMENT Ė Required

Certificate/License (one of):

  • ACCOUNTANT (CPA) - Required
  • CERT INFO SYS AUDITOR - Required
  • CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER (CFE) - Required CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR (CIA) - Required
Salary Minimum

$84K-106K

Removal Date

19-Feb-2015

Interested candidates should apply at:
http://odin.aafes.com/EMPLOYMENT/EXCHANGE_EMPLOYMENT/

For additional information, contact:
Kevin J. Iverson, CIA, CFE, CGFM
Director, Audit Division
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
214-312-2465
iversonk@aafes.com


Hunt Consolidated, Inc.  (1/20/15)

Senior Auditor

Hunt Consolidated, Inc. is a recognized leader in oil and natural gas exploration, production, refining, real estate, alternative energy, power, and investments. The Hunt companies offer a dynamic, stable company that is a growth-oriented industry leader respected for its quality and competency of its people, the efficiency and scope of its operations, and its rich heritage of honesty and integrity.  We are currently seeking a full time Senior Auditor with an emphasis in IT to join the Internal Audit department located in Dallas, Texas.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Lead IT audits, with the ability to lead and participate in operational, compliance, and financial audits
  • Conduct and assist in planning work on assigned audits
  • Verify and analyze information while conducting reviews of organizational and functional activities
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Report audit findings and make recommendations for improvements
  • Follow-up on audit report action items to ensure compliance
  • Participate in special projects, as needed
Position Requirements:
Knowledge/Experience:
  • Bachelorís degree in Accounting (emphasis in Audit), Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field
  • 4+ years internal audit experience (audit experience in the Oil & Gas or Utilities industries preferred, but not required)
  • Experience auditing business and IT processes and controls
  • CPA, CIA, CISA or CISSP certification and/or Big 4 experience helpful, but not required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, and familiarity with SAP/BW and ACL a plus
Skills:
  • Excellent work ethics and interpersonal skills
  • Spanish language skills a plus
Abilities/Behaviors:
  • Ability to work independently with little day-to-day supervision
  • Up to 40% travel required, including international locations

If you are interested in working in a challenging environment for a stable company that offers competitive salary with an excellent comprehensive benefits package please visit our website at www.huntoil.com and select the Career Opportunities link to find the appropriate position. You can "Apply for this Position" or if you are already registered use your email and password and select "Add to my Jobs" to be considered for this opportunity.
For more details visit us at www.huntoil.com, ĎAbout Hunt Oil.í

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.


Auditor

Hunt Consolidated, Inc. is a recognized leader in oil and natural gas exploration, production, refining, real estate, alternative energy, power, and investments. The Hunt companies offer a dynamic, stable company that is a growth-oriented industry leader respected for its quality and competency of its people, the efficiency and scope of its operations, and its rich heritage of honesty and integrity.  We are currently seeking a full time Auditor to join the Internal Audit department located in Dallas, Texas.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Perform operational, compliance, and financial audits
  • Conduct and assist in planning work on assigned audits
  • Verify and analyze information while conducting reviews of organizational and functional activities
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Report audit findings and make recommendations for improvements
  • Participate in special projects, as needed
Position Requirements:
Knowledge/Experience:
  • Bachelorís degree in either Accounting (emphasis in Audit) or Finance
  • 1-4 years audit experience (audit experience in the Oil & Gas or Utilities industries preferred, but not required)
  • CPA or CIA certification and/or Big 4 experience helpful, but not required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, and familiarity with SAP/BW and ACL a plus
Skills:
  • Excellent work ethics and interpersonal skills
  • Spanish language skills a plus
Abilities/Behaviors:
  • Up to 40% travel required, including international locations

If you are interested in working in a challenging environment for a stable company that offers competitive salary with an excellent comprehensive benefits package please visit our website at www.huntoil.com and select the Career Opportunities link to find the appropriate position. You can "Apply for this Position" or if you are already registered use your email and password and select "Add to my Jobs" to be considered for this opportunity.
For more details visit us at www.huntoil.com, ĎAbout Hunt Oil.í

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.


Ocwen Financial Corporation  (4/12/15)

Business Summary:

Ocwen Financial Corporation (ďOcwenĒ) is the largest independent mortgage loan servicer in the United States and the fifth largest overall mortgage servicer. Ocwen is publicly traded (NYSE:OCN) and is widely recognized in government, industry, community and media circles as a leader in homeownership preservation, mainly through loan modifications.  Over the past few years, Ocwen has enjoyed significant growth in its loan servicing portfolio and market capitalization, largely as a result of successfully integrating servicing platforms acquired from large financial institutions.

Make a difference by working in this dynamic, growing field for one of the most innovative and fastest-growing companies in the mortgage servicing industry!

Lead IT Auditor, Internal Audit - Coppell, TX

Responsibilities will include:

The Internal Audit Department is responsible for overseeing Ocwenís internal audit program at the direction of the Audit Committee. The Internal audit program is established to ensure that Ocwen has an effective internal controls structure with controls that are properly designed and operating effectively and efficiently. This position is for an experienced Lead IT Auditor who enjoys hands-on involvement in planning and executing reviews suitable to a fast-paced highly demanding environment.

  • Manage independently and perform IT audits end to end. This includes audit planning, audit fieldwork and reporting and communicating results verbally and in writing to members of senior management.
  • Work with various business unit representatives and IT process owners to review and test internal IT systems and processes.
  • Investigate opportunities for cost savings or process improvements.
  • Prepare and review design documentation and tests of operational effectiveness.
  • Interact with Audit team members in working toward departmental goals. Demonstrate the ability to resolve team conflicts and bring group together to enhance audit results through group planning, feedback, and development skills.
  • Follow up timely on remediation items and prepare periodic reports and track program progress and status of testing.
Key Result Areas:
  • Identify any IT internal control weaknesses in processes, scope for process improvement, recommend and implement changes to strengthen internal controls.
  • Timely completion of IT Audits.
  • Quality deliverables.
Qualifications: (Requirements for the position)
  • Bachelorís degree required. Higher degree preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in IT audits for large corporations.
  • CISA certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of IT control and security activities including, but not limited to:
    • Knowledge of regulations impacting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer nonpublic personal information.
    • Knowledge of business application controls including logical access, application change management, disaster recovery and application processing controls.
    • Knowledge of IT control best practices within key IT infrastructure areas including network and Internet security, application development, IT project management, data center operations and general IT operations.
    • Knowledge of security measures and auditing practices within various operating systems, databases and ERP systems.
    • Knowledge of IT governance practices including security awareness and IT policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery best practices and physical security measures.
  • A CA, CPA or Certified Internal Auditor Designation is a plus.
  • Additional qualifications such as CISSP, other certifications in security, knowledge of SQL scripting are preferred but not required.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

Interested Candidates should contact Matthew Washburne - matthew.washburne@ocwen.com


Senior Manager, Internal Audit

The Internal Audit Department is responsible for overseeing Ocwenís Internal Audit program at the direction of the Audit Committee. The Internal Audit program is established to ensure that Ocwen has an effective internal controls structure with controls that are properly designed and operating effectively and efficiently. This position is for an experienced internal audit senior manager who enjoys hands-on involvement in planning and executing reviews and in developing a durable internal audit methodology suitable to a fast-paced highly demanding environment.

Job Functions:
  • Development of audit programs (based on a risk based approach) and management of audit projects that effectively utilize Internal Audit resources throughout the year
  • Monitor progress of multiple simultaneous projects and take necessary action to meet target completion dates and ensure timely completion of audit reports
  • Provide supervision, guidance and training for all auditors
  • Capable of understanding processes and related risks
  • Provide oversight and direction to audit staff on audit engagements which includes, but is not limited to, preparing risk assessments, audit work plans, audit programs, audit testing and internal audit reports
  • Performs critical project management duties in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams for multiple concurrent projects
  • Communicate with senior business leaders on audit results and operational risks
  • Communicate regularly with the VP of Internal Audit and Director for the purpose of achieving specified Internal Audit goals and objectives
  • Mentor audit staff members and monitor that their work product for conformity with department policies and Auditing Standards established by the Institute of Internal Audit
  • Ensure audit staff are conducting monthly follow-up and reporting of outstanding audit issues
  • Identify any weaknesses in processes, investigate opportunities for cost savings and recommend and implement changes to strengthen internal controls
  • Ensures professionalism and independence and the constant appearance of professionalism and independence
Qualifications: (Requirements for the position)
  • Bachelorís degree required
  • MBA, CPA or Certified Internal Auditor Designation is a plus
  • Experience in the Mortgage Servicing industry is strongly preferred
  • Specialized experience auditing business processes within the financial services industry
  • Effective team builder with strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized fashion with attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex or multi-functional audits
  • Demonstrated ability to have a positive interaction with management and work across departmental lines in order to effectively execute audits
  • A minimum of 9 yearsí experience, of which at least 5 years should be related to internal audit process reviews
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required Ability to travel.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

Interested Candidates should contact Matthew Washburne - matthew.washburne@ocwen.com


Senior Manager, Compliance Testing & Audit

The Senior Manager, Compliance Testing & Audit will develop and oversee the activities of the compliance testing group that tests for adherence to the various applicable Making Home Affordable (MHA) program requirements; and validates the implementation of managementís corrective actions in response to MHA Compliance (external) reports.  The Senior Manager will be responsible for managing an effective and efficient compliance testing and reporting process, interacting directly with business unit leaders, and executing directives in line with the Compliance Testing Departmentís overall strategic plan.

Job Functions:
  • Manage a testing team which conducts compliance reviews to assess the effectiveness of various servicing processes compliance with applicable requirements
  • Ensure the testing team collaborates with business units to conduct periodic (i.e. monthly, quarterly, etc.) comprehensive compliance testing based on specific servicing requirements
  • Oversee the process that ensures updating of the compliance testing program for all applicable new servicing requirements
  • Work with Compliance Testing leadership to implement enhancements to the compliance testing framework
  • Provide effective direction to the Manager of the team related to team supervision and execution of testing activities
  • Manage the process that obtains and tracks responses from business units related to compliance issues
  • Monitor the status of business unit action plans and assess whether to put a hold on testing, to allow for remediation actions, and when to reinstate testing
  • Partner with Regulatory Compliance, Legal and Internal Control functions/departments on a regular basis to evaluate compliance issues and business unit corrective action plans
  • Prioritize various ad-hoc requests from internal and external parties and ensure the delivery of accurate and timely responses
  • Develop a staff training program, promote career development, implement a team succession plan and coordinate recruiting efforts
  • Assess workloads and resources, and propose/implement solutions to address any resource or time constraints.
  • Maintain effective working partnerships with business units and senior management 
Key Result Areas:
  • Design and ensure the execution of an effective compliance testing program that delivers accurate and timely test result; adapts to changes in compliance requirements and business processes; and aligns with Compliance Testing strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of processes and procedures with respect to compliance testing, including frequency, scope, testing methodologies, reporting and remediation requirements
  • Develop and maintain a testing team of qualified individuals.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelorís degree required, preferably in a business or finance related field of study
  • 10 years of experience in Compliance, Audit or Quality Control.  Previous experience in managing an audit or compliance team required.
  • Experience in financial services or mortgage loan servicing a plus.
  • Ability to effectively design and execute team level strategies to accomplish directives outlined in the Compliance Testing Strategic Plan
  • Effective team builder with strong leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to have a positive interaction with management and work across departmental lines in order to effectively execute compliance testing
  • Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized fashion with attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex or multi-functional compliance projects

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary. Ocwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested Candidates should contact Matthew Washburne - matthew.washburne@ocwen.com


Manager, Compliance Testing Standards & Audit

The Compliance Testing Department is responsible for overseeing Ocwenís mortgage servicing compliance testing program covering federal and state laws and regulations; servicing agreements and standards established with investors; national mortgage settlement requirements; government agency and government sponsored entity servicing standards; and guidelines for the Making Home Affordable Program. This position is for an experienced manager who enjoys hands-on involvement in managing a team that will monitor and/or validate managementís implementation of improvements to internal controls and processes to ensure compliance with the various laws, regulations and standards. This person will also implement and oversee an internal quality assurance program that will assist with the development of Compliance Testing processes and standards; develop and maintain Compliance Testing policies and procedures; and assess testing teamsí compliance with those policies and procedures; and measure the performance of the overall compliance testing program to ensure that the various policies and standards are appropriately designed.

Job Functions:
  • Develop a centralized process that will monitor managementís various actions plans initiated due to noncompliance with laws, regulations and servicing standards; obtain relevant input from the Compliance Testing teams; and interface with other parties engaged in the remediation process, including the Compliance Department, Legal and Operations.
  • Evaluate, in coordination with the Compliance Department, managementís action plans to ensure they will be effective to remediate the deficiencies identified by Compliance Testing.
  • Develop and implement reports that provide the status on managementís action plans.
  • Provide regular updates to senior management, investors and other third party oversight entities on status of managementís action plans.
  • Review the adequacy of the teamís work paper documentation in support of the remediation efforts that are being conducted.
  • Evaluate internal compliance testing programs for completeness in coverage and adherence to testing program requirements
  • Assess the compliance testing process, identify areas needing enhancement, and develop and document appropriate enhancements to policies and procedures
  • Develop a framework for maintaining and periodically updating Compliance Testing policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement an internal quality assurance program to assess adherence to Compliance Testing policies and procedures.
Key Result Areas:
  • Work with various business unit representatives and process owners to enhance internal systems and processes involving compliance controls, including evaluating opportunities to automate existing compliance controls.
  • Communicate results verbally and in writing to members of senior management and external third parties
Qualifications:
  • Bachelorís degree required. Finance or Accounting related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Compliance, Audit or Quality Control. Experience in a mortgage servicing environment preferred.
  • A MBA, CPA, CIA, or Chartered Accountant designation is a plus.
Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of mortgage servicing compliance or quality control
  • Effective team builder with strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized fashion with attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex or multi-functional compliance projects
  • Demonstrated ability to have a positive interaction with management and work across departmental lines in order to effectively execute compliance testing
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

Interested Candidates should contact Matthew Washburne - matthew.washburne@ocwen.com


Senior Auditor, Internal Audit

The Senior Auditor, Internal Audit will assess process risks, flowchart business processes including the supporting application systems, identifying and evaluating the design of controls, executing and documenting audit tests. During the audit process, they will complete work in accordance with audit methodology, and all applicable standards, and defined plans, budgets, and schedules.

Job Functions:
  • Support audit fieldwork (as a supervised team-member), including: test controls, analyze business process and financial controls documentation, and develop written summaries of audit findings and review them with Audit Management.
  • Develop an understanding of the audit approach, methodology & tools.
  • Maintain regular communication with Audit Management, and serve as an interface with auditees.
  • Awareness of SOX and related validation testing executed by management.
  • Perform ad hoc projects as assigned to assist Audit in analyzing the Companyís risk and control environment.
  • Develop and maintain proactive working relationships with personnel across the Company.
  • Respect the confidentiality of the workplace, its clients, and employees.

Qualifications: (Requirements for the position)

  • Bachelorís degree required. Higher degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of public accounting or internal audit experience in the financial services industry with concentrations in the mortgage and/or banking industry strongly preferred.
  • Residential mortgage loan servicing and originations experience a plus
  • Detail-oriented, deadline driven, self-directed and organized individual
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to excel in highly interactive team environment
  • Able to understand risk and control concepts
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

Interested Candidates should contact Matthew Washburne - matthew.washburne@ocwen.com


Gables Residential  (2/6/15)

INTERNAL AUDITOR

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Education - A high school education or equivalent is required, with a four-year
    degree (accounting or finance preferred).
  2. Experience - Previous Internal Audit and/or Property Management experience
    preferred.
  3. Skills - The position requires the following:
    • Strong administrative, organizational and supervisory skills.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    •  Travel required, as communities to be covered are nationwide. (No more than 50% travel is expected.)
  4. Licenses: A valid driverís license and current automobile insurance is required.
    CPA and/or CIA (or candidate) is preferred. (CIA designation can be
    attained during term of employment.)
  5. Attendance: This position is exempt from overtime and may entail working hours
    as needed to perform the position requirements satisfactorily. The
    position is scheduled for a typical 40 hour workweek.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  1. Accounting / Operational Audit
    • Train and direct administrative on-site personnel in documentation, reporting, and adherence to the policy and procedures manuals.
    • Conduct an internal audit on every community once every twelve to eighteen months.
    • At the conclusion of the audit, prepare and submit a summary report. Discuss and review with the Community Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Internal Audit, and Vice President.
  2. Bond / Affordable Housing Regulations
    • Train and direct administrative on-site personnel in documentation, reporting, and adherence to the requirements of bond/affordable housing policy and procedures.
    • Conduct a file audit a minimum of once every twelve to eighteen months on all bond/affordable financed properties, or as requested by the Regional Manager, Director of Internal Audit or Vice President.
    • At the conclusion of the audit, prepare and submit a summary report. Discuss and review with the Community Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Internal Audit, and Vice President, as appropriate.
    • Handle all communications with any respective county/state finance agency regarding bond/affordable policy and procedures.
    • Review monthly bond/affordable reports and Income Certifications for accuracy and compliance. Submit all reports to the respective finance agency.
  3. Takeover Ė Acquisitions
    • An integral part of a takeover team. Assist in many aspects of a property takeover assigned by the Director of Internal Audit / Regional Manager.
    • Assisting in due diligence preparation.
  4. Corporate Audit
    • Conduct various corporate audits as assigned throughout the year. Areas of review may consist of the following: General Accounting and Expense Reviews, Bank
      Reconciliation Reviews, IT General Computer Controls Reviews, Payroll and Personnel Audits, Construction Project Reviews, and other assignments.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  1. Other tasks as assigned by your supervisor not listed as essential functions.
CONTACT INFORMAION:

Apply for this position at Gables.com/careers 


Neiman Marcus  (11/25/14)

Information Services Staff Auditor

Company Overview

Neiman Marcus Stores are located in the most affluent markets in the United States with a presence in Florida, California and Texas. From the finest designer and luxury merchandise for men and women to precious jewelry, beauty and home decor, we offer our customers an impeccable and irresistible array of choices. Since 1907, Neiman Marcus has served our discerning and sophisticated customers with gracious and attentive service.

Job Summary

This position reports directly to the IS Audit Manager and is responsible for performing audits of routine nature in accordance with audit work program.  This position is also responsible for identifying and recommending specific audit tests to be performed in routine audit areas.  The IS Staff Auditor also provides technical support to Internal Audit staff as needed.

Key Performance Elements:
  • Perform audits in accordance with audit programs under the supervision of the IS Audit Senior and/or Manager.
  • Perform SOX testing as it relates to Information Services general controls.
  • Obtain and analyze evidentiary data through interaction with auditee.
  • Prepare comprehensive workpapers for each area audited.
  • Identify and recommend specific audit tests to be performed. 
  • Participate in system development projects under the supervision of the Audit Manager to provide assistance to IS Management with establishing proper controls.
  • Prepare oral presentation of findings from areas audited to auditee Management, along with appropriate recommendations to enhance controls, improve operations or reduce costs.
  • Resolve routine audit issues with auditee staff.
  • Provide technical support to Internal Audit staff as needed.

Requirements

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Bachelors degree in Information Services (Accounting/Finance/Audit coursework a plus)
  • CISA candidate
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Basic working knowledge of information technology and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and standards
  • Ability to perform minimal travel
Work Experience:
  • 1-2 years prior audit experience preferred, recent graduates also considered
  • Retail industry experience preferred, but not required
  • IS SOX testing experience preferred, but not required

Qualified candidates should contact Randy Smithart at randy_smithart@neimanmarcus.com  


Weaver  (11/17/14)

Weaver is a Texas-based regional accounting and consulting firm that has been in continuous practice for over 60 years. Weaver serves clients in all industries with comprehensive services, including audit, tax and advisory services.  Weaver's client base includes private and publicly held business enterprises, local governments, municipalities, nonprofits, wealthy families and executives.

At Weaver, your career journey will be both exciting and challenging. Weaver offers competitive benefits, flexible schedules, top salaries, a business casual environment, and 7 great locations throughout Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Odessa.

Information Technology Ė Senior Associate I or Senior Associate II

Position Summary:

The IT Advisory Senior Associate is responsible for the organization of day to day engagement activities, supervision of staff, and communication with the client. The IT Advisory Senior ensures the objectives of our field work are achieved.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with engagement planning activities related to assigned engagements and assist in designing engagement-specific audit approach
  • Plan, perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on smaller engagements
  • Research accounting treatment for issues on audit engagements, propose solutions and consult with experienced staff as necessary
  • Prioritize and manage multiple assignments of varying sizes and complexity within given timeframe and budget
  • Exhibit initiative in ensuring follow through of open items and issues through completion
  • Develop and assist in the training of other staff; create an environment that fosters learning
  • Consistently assume responsibility for assigned engagements under the supervision of more experienced staff and perform assurance procedures and/or communicated engagement objectives with limited guidelines
  • Monitor and supervise progress of Associates, where applicable, and provide performance feedback as needed
  • Work diligently towards acquisition of CISA, CISSP, or CIA certifications and / or CPA license
Qualifications:
  • Bachelorís degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, or related
  • Masterís degree in information systems auditing, Accounting, Business, or Finance preferred
  • 2- 4 years or more equivalent experience (public accounting / external audit, internal audit, information technology and/or staff accountant responsibilities)
  • Knowledge of IT controls and how they affect the control environment.  COBIT, COSO, and related preferred
  • Understanding of systems infrastructure and security, connectivity, remote access, and data mining
  • Understanding of fundamental layers of information systems including network infrastructure, computer operating systems, database management systems, and computer applications
  • Experience supervising 1 to 3 or more individuals
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office product suite

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