The President’s Letter
We are a growing Chapter! It is great to see so many people at our meetings.
The Dallas Chapter is now around 1,700 members – it just shocks me every time I
look at the numbers. And, thanks to the Fort Worth Chapter members for joining
us last month! This month is a joint meeting with the Association of Certified
Fraud Examiners Dallas Chapter - Welcome! It is good to expand our networking
within the Chapter, between chapters, and with related groups!
Check out the spring seminars. Ethics for CPAs is on March 2 (also, the
Dallas IIA meeting day) – you don’t want to miss this opportunity if your ethics
requirement is due soon! The Certified Internal Auditor exam review course is
also in March. I have been told the course materials are updated. This course
gives you the kick start you need to pass the exam! Finally, our annual “Almost
Free” Seminar for members will be held in May. Due to the outstanding support
our events receive throughout the year, we are able to give back to the members
with a highly discounted seminar. I am looking forward to the “soft skills”
topic. I have been so bogged down lately with more technical matters,
Sarbanes-Oxley, etc., that this will be a welcome diversion.
Last month we also held our annual elections. Congratulations to the new
officers and board members:
1st Vice President-Melinda Lokey
2nd Vice President – Jay Blanchard
Treasurer – Tom Keils
Secretary – Steve Bargmann
Board of Governors:
Al Bazis from Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dr. Ray Clay from the University Of North Texas
Sheri Durst from 7-Eleven, Inc.
Dennis McGuffie from Triad Hospitals, Inc.
Lori Miller from Deloitte
Anna Nicodemus from the Belo Corporation
The new terms start June 1. For officers, this is basically a five-year
commitment to the Chapter. Most will progress from role to role directing
different aspects of the Chapter activities from membership, to treasurer, to
academic relations to programs and seminars. For the Board members, this is a
three-year commitment to help guide the Chapter administration. Thanks to you
See you in March!
President Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, March 2, 2006
CityPlace Conference Center
Joint Meeting with the Dallas Chapter ACFE
William D. Brown, JD, CPA
Weaver and Tidwell,
Forensic Accounting is a frequently used and often misunderstood
term. The presentation will describe forensic accounting in terms of
the tasks and challenges facing professionals in this field. In
depth case examples will be provided to explain this unique practice
area and how it differs from traditional auditing.
William D. Brown, JD, CPA, is a partner in Weaver and
Tidwell's Forensic Accounting Services concentrating in the area of
forensic accounting, including litigation services, investigations
involving financial controversies, fraud investigations and corporate
compliance programs. As a former Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, he spent extensive time investigating complex
white-collar crime matters. Also, he has lectured for FBI Agents and at
various State Insurance Departments on the subjects of forensic
accounting and white-collar crime investigations. He has also lectured
nationally on the subject of healthcare fraud and abuse.
Make your Reservation On line!
Pre-Meeting 10:30am &
Identity Theft and Interviewing/Reading People
Agent Edward Donovan, United States Secret Service (USSS)
During the joint meeting with the Dallas Chapter of the Certified
Fraud Examiners, Agent Donovan will be discussing the following
topics during the pre and post meetings:
- How identities are stolen
- Describe organized criminal activity
- How to protect yourself against ID Theft
- What to do if it happens to you
- USSS Response
Agent Edward Donovan is currently the Supervisor of the United
States Secret Service Southwest Financial Crimes Task Force in the
Dallas Field Office. He has been with the USSS since 1991. During his
tenure, he was assigned to the Philadelphia Field Office, Delaware
Resident Office, Headquarters Financial Crimes Division, and
Presidential Protective Division prior to his current assignment in the
Dallas Field Office. Prior to the USSS, Agent Donovan was a police
officer in Lancaster, PA for five years.
Agent Donovan graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a
B.S. in Administration of Justice in 1985.
meeting is being held at
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204
The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the
RED and BLUE
lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at
The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the
web site at
An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail.
However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
& ACFE Members: $25
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/E-Mail Fee: $2
Reservations must be received by
5:00 pm on Friday, February 24,
or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept
payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the
cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover,
American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards
are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at
the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for
individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our
website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting,
the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for
the next meeting. Any questions, contact Jay Blanchard at
972-917-6963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Congratulations on Chapter Anniversaries & Welcome to New
July - December 2005 Anniversaries
For their 30 years
of membership in the IIA, we would like to recognize:
Manzoor M. Quazi
Richard L. Townsend
John B. Schaer
Richard M. Warren
Congratulations to each of you. We are proud of the members of the Dallas
chapter and will be honoring each of you at the December meeting. Thank you for your continued membership and service!
Michael A. Calloway
Mark A. Fletcher
James A. Molzahn
John M. Moser
Eugene L. Rottinghaus
Jerry R. Daniels
James L. DePalma
Aaron J. Stehsel
John C. Trampe
Sean A. Woods
If you celebrated an Anniversary in 2005 and have not received
your pin, please contact Michelle Griffin, Membership Chair, at
email@example.com. She will mail you your pin.
Regina M. Anderson
Philip J. Boneberg
Wesley W. Burress
John D. Calhoun
Brent J. Cleveland
Robert R. Darby
Helen L. Dickey
John H. Harris
LaTonya D.A. Jackson
Dawana M. Johnson
Carron J. Perry
William C. Pok
Thomas G. Quinn
Charles O. Rolfe
Robert D. Shultz
Paul J. Smith
January 2006 New Members
November 2005 New Members
November 2005 Certified Internal Auditor ® (CIA®) Exam Breaks
Registrations for the November 2005 CIA exam reached an all-time
record high with more than 69,000 registered parts compared to
45,800 in November 2004 – a 50 percent increase. Registrations for
the November 2005 specialty exams also exceeded last year's by
double-digit increases, with more than 515 CCSA registrations, 164
CGAP registrations, and 97 CFSA registrations.
Mark your calendars for the following CIA dates!
- March 11-14, 2006 CIA Review Course presented by Dr. Glen
Sumners at University of Texas at Dallas.
- March 31, 2006 - Last day to register for May 2006 Exams
- May 17-18, 2006 CIA Exam (and CGAP, CFSA, CCSA exams)
- September 8-11, 2006 CIA Review Course presented by Dr. Glen
Sumners at UTD
- September 30, 2006 Last day to register for November 2006
- November 15-16, 2006 CIA Exam (and CGAP, CFSA, CCSA exams)
For more information on the CIA and other exams, visit the IIA’s
Web site at
IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation has issued a report entitled XBRL:
Potential Opportunities and Issues for Internal Auditors. XBRL
(eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a global standard for
sharing business information. XBRL provides major benefits in the
preparation, analysis and communication of business information, all
at a reduced cost. XBRL provides standardized controls that can
result in improved efficiency and effectiveness of the audits. As
such, it is important that internal auditors be proactive and stay
ahead of the curve on XBRL.
This report, prepared by a member of the XBRL International
- Introduces XBRL;
- Discusses its benefits and uses;
- Includes hands-on XML/XBRL tutorials; and
- Summarizes what it all means for Internal Audit.
The report is in paperback form (157 pages) and can be ordered
online at –
www.theiia.org/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or calling toll
free 1-877-867-4957. (Order number 5003, IIA member price - $60, non
member price - $75.)
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 February or
earlier if not reported. Each
speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member
completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full
article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets
basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article
published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article
published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored
by a chapter member is 5 credits.
To report your writing and speaking go to
http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form
by March 15, 2006. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
COMING SOON - The IIA's
2006 International Conference - Houston, Texas
Join 2,000 of your colleagues at the world's largest annual
worldwide professional development and networking event – The IIA’s
International Conference on June 18-21, 2006, in Houston, Texas,
Featuring world-class keynote speakers:
- Dr. Mae Jemison, former NASA Astronaut and 1992 Endeavour
Science Mission Specialist
- Larry Kellner, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Continental
- Sy Sternberg, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the New York
Life Insurance Co.
- Hester Hickey, CA, Chief Audit Executive, AngloGold Ashanti
Ltd., South Africa
This conference will offer continuous sessions on the latest
developments, insights, and trends in areas of audit management and
quality assessment, fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley, information technology,
corporate governance, risk management, interpersonal skills, and
You will also benefit from:
- Innovative and motivating speakers on timely topics.
- Networking opportunities with more than 2,000 colleagues
from around the world.
- Expanded vendor exhibits featuring innovative products and
- First-rate entertainment, food, and music.
While the official language of the conference is English, all
general sessions and one concurrent session during each time slot
will have simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.
The Hilton Americas-Houston is the city’s largest and most
spacious convention hotels. Reserve your room(s) before May 29,
2006, for a special rate of US $157 (based on availability). You
can also benefit from reduced airfares when you fly Continental
Airlines. For complete details and to register, visit the
Houston 2006 International Conference on the IIA Web site or
Dallas Chapter Seminars
Dr. Ray Clay of the
University of North Texas will present a 4-hour Ethics seminar
for Texas CPAs following the March 2, 2006, IIA meeting. The
course satisfies the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy's
requirements, specifically the Rules of Professional Conduct. $100
Chapter members, $125 Non-members. Dr. Clay brings IIA members his
TSBPA approved four-hour Ethics program. Dr. Clay holds the Internal
Audit Professorship in Accounting at the UNT.
Dr. Clay has long been recognized for his ability to take mundane
CPE topics and present them in an entertaining and informative
manner. He has been honored by both the AICPA and the TSCPA for his
outstanding work in developing and presenting CPE courses for
accounting professionals. Ray’s new four-hour course promises to be
as dynamic, upbeat and informative as his previous two-hour and
four-hour ethics courses. Dr. Clay is the author of many CPE
programs and numerous articles appearing in professional journals.
http://dallasiia.org/Ethics_06.htm for details and to register.
Annual "Almost Free" Seminar
Presented by Courtenay M. Thompson
Increasing Personal and Professional Effectiveness
in Today’s World
May 18, 2006 at University of Texas at Dallas School of
begins at 8:00, Seminar at 8:30
8 Hours CPE
Register On Line by May 12, 2006 -
Dallas IIA Members Only $25 Regular members $15 Student members
Lunch Included with pre-registration
Today’s world presents challenges related to competition,
increasingly complex business transactions, technology, the
Internet, globalization, outsourcing, evolving supply chains and
personal values. Internal auditors, like others, are asked to do
more with less, at the same time many are expecting to have full
personal lives. This challenging environment presents opportunities
as well as challenges.
This course explores practical approaches individuals can use to
accomplish more in their work and in their personal lives.
Participants will explore:
- Personal productivity
- Role of goals in personal and professional life
- Techniques for mind management and accomplishment
- Specific traps and pitfalls to avoid, professionally and
- Encouraging critical thinking for yourself and others
- Evaluation of audit effectiveness
- A fresh look at risks
- Factors contributing to recent scandals…and what to do now
- Using technology you already have Improved communication
with management and others
CIA Review Course
The Certified Internal Auditor exam is
scheduled for May 17-18, 2006. Deadline to register is March 31, 2006. The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA
review course to help prepare candidates. This four day course will be
taught by Dr. Glenn Sumners, Director of the Center for Internal
Auditing at LSU. Comprehensive printed study materials will be provided
for the course. Register On-line
review course by March 3, 2006 to
reserve your space and course materials.
The course will be taught from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, according
to the following schedule:
- March 11, 2006 – Part I – Internal Audit Activity’s Role
in Governance, Risk, and Control
- March 12, 2006 – Part II – Conducting the Internal Audit
- March 13, 2006 – Part III – Business Analysis and
- March 14, 2006 – Part IV – Business Management Skills
(Please note if you are a CBA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA, CMA, CPA, CTA, CUCE,
CRCM or CTCP you are eligible to receive professional recognition credit
for Part IV of the CIA Exam.)
Eight hours of continuing professional
education (CPE) will be given for each full day session. The course will
be taught at the UTD School of Management (SOM) Room 1.502. A map
with directions to UTD can be found at:
If you need hotel arrangements, please see a list of nearby hotels at
Cost for the course is $150 for each part if you are a Dallas
IIA Chapter member, and $175 for each part for non-members and
members of other chapters. For students who are members of the IIA, the
course will be offered at $30 per part. The cost of the course
will include morning and afternoon snacks and beverages. Lunch will be
on your own.
Note: You may pay on-line with a credit card
for this course. You will be given that opportunity when your online
reservation is confirmed.
If you choose not to pay on-line with a credit card, the registration
fee must be received by Toni Messer at the address below in order to
reserve your place at the course. Checks should be made payable to the
UTD Office of Internal Audits P.O. Box 830688 AD 32
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
We have listed on our website other audit related seminars presented by other
local professional organizations as well as other Texas IIA chapters.
http://dallasiia.org/Seminars.htm for all the details.
Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you
in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT
to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.
Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, email@example.com.
National/International Career Opportunities
Participates in the design and delivery of standardized operational and
financial (Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (“SOX”) based) audit work programs.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPReports to the Senior Auditor
- Participates in numerous internal audit assignments per year
- Ensures implementation of all agreed recommendations.
- Ensures best practice information is shared appropriately
within the Company by staying abreast of internal and external
best practices and seeking to introduce those practices to the
- Participates in the design of new audit work programs and
- Participates in the preparation of the Company’s annual
- Serves as a role model for ENSCO’S values and demonstrates
the highest ethical standards.
- Participates as a team member on various special projects
requiring analytical and risk assessment skills.
||Minimum of one to four years
previous experience in an auditing role.
In depth knowledge of audit planning, fieldwork, reporting and file
|EDUCATION AND TRAINING
||Minimum of Bachelors degree
from accredited college or university majoring in accounting, finance,
business administration, economics or related subjects. CIA or CPA
certification and Masters Degree or MBA preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with internal controls as they relate to the
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO Standards).
Knowledge of SOX regulations applicable to financial reporting.
Knowledge of and experience with leading edge risk assessment
Skilled with the latest MS Office software including but not
limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Consulting skills in the areas of disclosure controls and
procedures, internal control review and documentation, process
mapping and process improvement.
Skilled in verbal and written communications.
Work closely with people at all levels of the organization and
facilitate the implementation of corrective action.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of current and evolving
audit practices, legislation, and regulations.
||Based in the Dallas office but will be required to
travel 30% - 40% visiting both domestic and international work sites.
Submit resumes to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the IAA website.
TCG Solutions (11/23/05)
TCG Solutions is a professional executive search firm delivering accounting,
finance and IT candidates to public and private companies. We are dedicated to
giving our clients the personal attention they deserve by delivering
high-caliber, results-oriented professionals. With offices in Dallas, Austin and
Houston, we seek top talent to provide to our clients regionally.
TCG Solutions is seeking several outstanding professionals at the senior (3-5
years of experience) or the manager (5-8 years of experience) level with a
strong Internal Audit background. We have been engaged by multiple clients to
assist them in identifying skilled professionals that have had experience in
Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Audit.
- Developing and performing financial and operational audits to determine
the adequacy, accuracy and efficiency of selected company financial
reporting operations, processes and internal controls.
- Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, contractual
agreements, regulatory requirements, laws, and company policies and
- Prepare audit reports and summaries containing recommendations to
resolve business issues and improve internal controls. Present audit reports
and summaries to senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of
Directors. Discuss deficiencies and provide recommendations for corrective
- Develop and perform general risk assessments. Assist the upper
management in updating the annual audit plan as needed.
- Coordinate audit work with other functional areas of the company and
with the external auditors to maximize audit coverage using limited
resources and to maintain reasonable cost/benefit relationships between the
internal and external audit functions.
- 3 plus years of professional work experience and at least 2 years of
- Degreed in Accounting or Finance.
- CPA, CIA, or MBA preferred
- Ability to work unsupervised on multiple tasks and meeting company
- Recent audit experience and/or recent experience and expertise in the
evaluation and testing of internal accounting controls and business
- Ability to travel 25%.
- Strong communications skills and ability to interact with all levels of
- Big 4 or regional pubic experience is a plus, but not required.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to:
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (2/13/06)
The Federal Reserve System, or "the Fed" for short, is our
nation’s central bank. Since its beginnings in 1913, the Fed’s main
mission has been to establish and maintain the public’s confidence
in the monetary and banking system of the United States. Although we
work closely with government agencies, Fed employees are not
employees of the federal government. We are an independent,
nonprofit organization and do not receive funding from the federal
budget. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas with branches in Houston,
San Antonio and El Paso serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve
District, comprising Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New
Mexico. The Bank's three principal areas of operation are monetary
policy, banking supervision and financial services. The Auditing
Department functions as an independent unit within the Dallas Fed
and is responsible for conducting internal audits and evaluating
controls and operating efficiencies in all Bank operations within
the Eleventh District.
Job Title: IT Auditor
Job Number: 698
Location: Dallas, TX
Plans, conducts, and communicates, orally and in writing, the
results of audits of internal Federal Reserve Bank operations, with
concentration on automated applications and information technology
support functions. Evaluates the adequacy of internal controls;
develops and performs audit tests; identifies manual and automated
risks and exposures; develops and recommends improvements to
operations management. Participates on task force and project teams
responsible for the development, maintenance, and/or implementation
of automated applications. Position may involve Federal Reserve
System-wide responsibilities. Maintains expertise in the operations
of one or more assigned Bank operations or functions as part of
Audit Liaison Program; consults with management in areas of
expertise with concentration on information technology control and
security issues; applies standard Federal Reserve Audit Risk
Assessment Methodology. Interacts with all management and staff
levels in the organization. Provides technical support and data
retrieval support for other Audit staff. May travel occasionally to
other Federal Reserve Banks nationwide.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
- Understanding of IT technology.
- Technical background or working internal control knowledge
of Windows operating system, SQL Server database management
system, J2EE environment, or Lawson software a plus.
- Skill in project management preferred.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Skill in oral and written communications, to include report
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously,
establish priorities, work under time constraints, and meet
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
In addition to the above requirements, candidates will be measured
against the following competencies:
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and
requirements of customers.
- Functional / Technical Skills: Has the functional and
technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new
problems; is a relentless and versatile learner.
- Problem Solving: Solves difficult problems with effective
solutions; is excellent at honest analysis.
- Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly;
can learn new skills and knowledge.
Education & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years experience in information technology auditing
or related field. Experience with system development processes and
project management a plus. Bachelor’s degree (Accounting,
Management, Computer Science/Information Technology, or Engineering)
a plus. Audit, accounting, and/or information technology
certification (such as CIA, CPA, CISA) preferred. Equivalent
education and/or experience may be substituted.
This position will require approximately 15% travel.
The salary for this job is market priced and will be based on
the qualifications of the candidate selected for the position.
Job Title: Financial Auditor
Job Number: 869
Location: Dallas, TX
Assists with or conducts audits of Bank departments and
functions in the 11th Federal Reserve District. Routinely serves as
the Auditor-in-Charge of audits and may occasionally serve in an
assisting role. As Auditor-in-Charge, prepares and executes audit
plans, documents work, and reports results and recommendations to
management. Maintains expertise in the operations of the Lawson
Centralized Business Administration Function and the Financial
Management Department. May assist Board of Governors staff with
reviews in other Districts.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Must have a working knowledge of Lawson Software or extensive
knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to
simultaneously manage multiple projects, establish priorities, work
under time constraints, and meet project deadlines. Excellent
interpersonal skills. Skill in oral and written communications, to
include report writing. Ability to work as part of a team and be a
team player. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within
the organization, both orally and in writing.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of two years of auditing experience, including
experience auditing the Lawson Software, and a working knowledge of
Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and associated public accounting
standards preferred. Certification in audit, accounting, and/or
information technology preferred. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or
a related field required. Equivalent education and/or experience may
be substituted. Work Hours and Conditions: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Overtime as required by management.
This position will require approximately 15% travel.
The salary for this job is market priced and will be based on
the qualifications of the candidate selected for the position.
For more information and how to apply for either position, visit
our web site at www.dallasfed.org
Internal Audit Professional
NEC America, Inc. is seeking a self-directed, highly motivated audit
professional to join its Internal Audit function in Irving, Texas.
We are seeking an internal auditor with a blend of expertise among the
internal audit, operations, contracts and finance/business management fields.
The individual should bring a broad perspective and ability to identify
effective and efficient process/system controls. They will conduct and lead
complex audit assignments in various functional areas. Audit experience in
public accounting or corporate internal audit will be helpful. Some travel may
be required. Minimum qualifications include BA/BS degree or equivalent, and 5 or
more years related experience. Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA)
desired. Strong familiarity with GAAP is also valued.
NEC America develops, markets, services and supports network communications
products, software and network management systems to the public and private
sectors. Areas include system integration, IP Telephony and business
communication systems, data communications, digital key systems, telephone and
PBX systems, facsimile, optical networking and microwave radio equipment.
Please forward all resumes via email to
Reference # 001175.
Propensity Ltd. (2/8/06)
Corporate Financial Auditors
Propensity Ltd. has been retained by a multi-million dollar
telecommunications company to identify a Corporate Financial Audit Manager
and a Sr. Financial Auditor for their Dallas location. Our client has
continued to grow at an average of 30% on an annual basis and is preparing for
an IPO in the distant future. These audit professionals will have the
opportunity to receive stock options in addition to an annual bonus. Competitive
salaries, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to grow with the company, are
all part of the package with this great company. There will be some travel of
approximately 25% to other offices.
- Must be a CPA or have CIA, CISA or CFE designation.
- Working knowledge of COSO internal control framework and SOX compliance
- Thorough knowledge of GAAP, reporting and financial statement
preparation and disclosures.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Manager - Public accounting experience within the last 4 years.
Management of staff with a minimum of 6 years professional audit experience
to include 4 years in financial audit.
- Senior - Minimum of 3 years financial audit experience, public
preferred. Solid project management skills and the ability to work under
- Will develop and perform financial audits to determine the adequacy,
accuracy and efficiency of financial reporting operations, processes and
- Conduct audits to identify, evaluate and document processes and the
effectiveness of operations and internal controls.
- Review of all accounting and financial processes and systems.
- Development and implementation of audit plan to address any risk issues
in the accounting and finance areas.
- Presentation of audit findings to senior management and audit committee
• Travel to other company locations as needed.
- Manager - Perform financial risk assessment and develop, manage and
execute audit plans in addition to above stated duties.
- Senior - Will assist the Audit Manager in performing general risk
assessments and development of applicable audit plans and above stated
Who we are…The Propensity Story
A pioneer in the industry since 1988
Propensity’s team and Big 4 alumni founded Lavinski Allan & Associates. The
Propensity name is new, but our experience isn’t. We have successfully
provided results-oriented accounting and finance professionals to complete
special projects and to fill full-time positions for a multitude of clients
for over 17 years.
For consideration, please send your resume to
email@example.com or call
214-379-1717 – Janice Leger or 214-379-1606-Janice Philpott. Our web address is
Fossil is a design, development, marketing and distribution company that
specializes in consumer products predicated on fashion and value. The
Company's principal offerings include an extensive line of fashion watches sold
under the Company's proprietary and licensed brands. The Company also offers
complementary lines of small leather goods, belts, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry
and apparel. The Company's products are sold in department stores and specialty
retail stores in over 90 countries around the world, in addition to the
Company's e-commerce website at www.fossil.com.
Position Description: Fossil is searching for an Internal Auditor
to join their growing team! This star candidate will assist in coordinating,
tracking, and project managing as well as reporting on all global activities
relating to compliance with Section 404 of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Candidate will help develop and execute test procedures to validate control
design and operating effectiveness and will make recommendations and provide
feedback to management on findings, focusing on strengthening internal controls,
quality and efficiency. Other responsibilities will include working with
management on special projects involving new products and process changes.
- Proficient in MS Word and
- Excel Bachelors Degree in Accounting required plus 1-2 years previous
internal audit work experience or Masters in Accounting and at least 6
months experience in an auditing internship capacity
Additional Preferred Skills/Requirements:
- SOX, Section 404 preferred
- CIA or CISA preferred
**Fossil is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer**
Contact: Candice Hamlin
Fossil Human Resources
2280 N Greenville Ave
972-629-2755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratliff Associates, Inc. (2/3/06)
Ratliff Associates, Inc. is a local employee search firm specializing
in the permanent and contract recruitment of IT and Accounting professionals.
Seeking a full-time SOX Audit Lead for the internal SOX compliance department
of a multi-billion dollar financial services client.
SOX Audit Lead
Position will lead SOX audits and determine the adequacy and
effectiveness of internal controls.
- Perform internal controls testing to determine effectiveness
- Prepare written reports and findings summaries
- 2+ years minimum experience in financial or fraud audit
- Two months minimum SOX compliance audit experience
- 4 year degree
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Above average analytical skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Ability to interact with management and build team rapport
- 15-30% domestic travel
- Sarbanes-Oxley experience
- CIA or CPA certification
- Financial services industry experience
- Knowledge of COSO controls frameworks
- Shows initiative and leads by example
- Works well in a team-driven environment
- Demonstrates flexibility to adjust audit plans as needed to accommodate
the “big picture” initiatives of the company
- Strong work ethic
Salary target $70k range plus bonus.
Excellent benefits package.
Immediately seeking an Internal Auditor for an established and growing Las
Colinas manufacturer. Company offers a stable, team-driven environment and
Responsibilities: Position reports to the director of internal
audit and is responsible for performing compliance and financial audits in a SOX
compliant environment. Must be able to work independently with little direction.
- BS in Accounting/Business or a related field
- CPA or CIA strongly preferred
- Minimum of 2 years experience in financial audit is required
- Public audit experience is preferred
- Approximately 25% travel is required
- Knowledge of data interrogation software is a plus
Target range $65-78K plus bonus
Excellent Benefits package
Qualified candidates for either of these positions, please send your
confidential resume to
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