The President’s Letter
Fraud topics are always a BIG draw for our members and I’m looking forward to
our joint meeting with the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners. I’m especially looking forward to the great line up of speakers that
the programs committee has pulled together. This is one meeting you want to make
sure to make with our lunch speaker being Peter Elkind, co-author of The
Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron.
Also at our March meeting, we will be electing the Dallas Chapter’s officers
and board members whose terms will begin June 1. If you are interested in
learning more about this process or qualifications to serve in these capacities,
please feel free to contact me. I hope to have more information about becoming
an officer or board member posted on our Website in the near future.
I look forward to another successful meeting. As a reminder, our March
meeting will be at the Brookhaven Country Club. If you have any comments or
questions, please feel free to contact me or another officer.
2006-2007 President - Dallas Chapter IIA
Joint Meeting with the Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners Dallas Chapter -
Technology Hot Topics
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
Corporate Culture at Enron
and other Business Scandals
Author Peter Elkind, The Smartest Guys In the
Peter Elkind is co-author of The Smartest Guys in the
Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, which
became a national bestseller. The documentary based on his book was
nominated for an Academy Award. He has also written a true-crime
book, called The Death Shift, about a pediatric nurse in San Antonio
convicted of harming children under her care. Peter, who lives in
Fort Worth with his wife and children, has previously worked as a
writer at Texas Monthly magazine and editor of The Dallas Observer.
He is a 1980 graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in
The Latest Professional Updates on Fraud
Bryan Finley, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Bryan Finley will provide an update on recent Internal Audit
practice alerts on antifraud programs and controls, as well as
recent PCAOB comments on external auditors' consideration of fraud
risk. Don't miss this discussion of leading practices in conducting
and documenting AFPC and fraud risk assessments!
Bryan Finley, a Senior Manager with Deloitte Financial
Advisory Services LLP in Dallas, Texas, has over fifteen years of
experience as a forensic accountant, providing investigation and
litigation support services in a broad range of matters and
industries. Specific experience includes conducting internal
investigations on behalf of audit committees; investigation of
financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation and corruption;
acting as a fraud specialist in financial statement audits;
assisting clients in developing antifraud programs and controls; and
acting as an arbitrator or advisor in purchase price disputes.
Bryan’s experience in these service areas includes several years of
practice in New York and London. Bryan has provided these services
to a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, media,
high technology, consumer business, real estate, manufacturing,
banking, oil and gas, energy, and the public sector.
Data Analysis to Detect and Deter Fraud
Edward P. Glynn, PricewaterhouseCoopers Forensic Technology Solutions
How can you leverage today's technology to detect & deter fraud
in your organization? Do you expect to discover fraud using data
analysis tools & techniques, or do you expect to develop a program
to deter potential fraud? This session explores the use of
technology to gather and analyze data for testing controls designed
to detect and deter fraud. A framework for performing data analytics
using multiple sources of data will be presented along with
suggestions for establishing processes to follow-up on leads
identified through data analysis.
Edward Glynn is a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers Forensic
Technology Solutions practice. He has extensive electronic discovery
consulting, forensic computer science, data mining and analysis
experience. He has testified in federal courts as an expert in
forensic computer science and data analysis. He has directed the
preservation and review of electronically stored information in
connection with independent accounting investigations, litigation
matters, and criminal matters. He has also assisted in several
employment litigation matters involving harassment, discrimination
and stolen intellectual property such as trade secrets, confidential
and proprietary information including aircraft designs, software
code, customer data, etc. Ed is also an EnCase Certified Examiner
(EnCE) with an MBA from Southern Illinois University.
Optional activities following the Post-meeting
- Round of Golf including cart
(club rental not included but available for additional fee) - $45
minute massage - $40
- Tennis (equipment rental not included but
available for additional fee) - $20
- Racquetball (equipment not
included but available for additional fee) - $20
meeting is being held at
Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Drive, Dallas, TX
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to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or
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IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation encourages research of discovery,
integration, and application along the broad areas included in The
IIA definition that identifies internal audit as an integral part of
an organization's governance, risk, and control processes.
While the Research Foundation encourages broad topics, they also
encourage researchers to make a link to the internal audit activity
in the research. The Research Foundation is seeking authors to share
their ideas and practical experiences in internal auditing. They are
currently seeking authors for The IIA Handbook Series and other
publications related to the topics outlined below.
Internal Audit Research and Education Priority Topics
- Quality Assessment (QA)
- Executive Compensation
- Internal Audit's relationship with the compliance function
- Extended business relationships
- Human Resources
- Auditing entity-level controls
- Corporate social responsibility
To submit a proposal, refer to the Research Foundation Proposal
Submission Guidelines (http://www.theiia.org/download.cfm?file=47544)
Additional questions, contact:
The IIA Research Foundation
247 Maitland Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-4201
Certification News - CIA Review Course!
The Dallas Chapter is offering a CIA Review Course that will be
held on April 20-23, 2007, at the UT Dallas’ School of Management.
The instructor will be Dr. Glen Sumners from Louisiana State
University. For more details, and to register online, go to
Note that eight hours of CPE is offered by the IIA for this
course; however, it does not qualify as CPE from the Texas State
Board of Public Accountancy for CPAs.
The next review course will be offered September 5-8, 2007.
May 2007 Exams – Register by March 31!
The exams will be held May 16-17, 2007. For all certification
exams, see The IIA’s Website at:
http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=12. The exams will be
held at UT Dallas in the School of Management Building.
Congratulations to Newest CIA’s, CCSA’s, CFS’s, and CGAP’s!
By now you should have received your exam results from the
November exams. Congratulations to everyone who completed their exam
requirements, or just passed parts! A ceremony to honor those who
completed their full examination requirements will be held at the
May Dallas Chapter meeting. Details on the ceremony will be e-mailed
to those receiving certificates in April.
New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008
January 8, 2007
Internal Audit Certification Exams to Transition to
Change will fuel continued growth of the internal audit
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The Institute of Internal Auditors
(IIA), the global professional association for internal auditors,
announced that beginning on February 1, 2008, exams for the globally
recognized Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) will be offered via
computer-based testing. The IIA's specialty certifications,
including the Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®),
Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®), and the Certification
in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®), will also transition to
computer-based testing. The new delivery method will make the exams
more convenient and accessible to candidates and will expand exam
sites from 250 to more than 400.
"The number of Certified Internal Auditors has almost doubled in
the last five years from 35,732 to 65,000, and professional internal
auditors all around the world are seeing great value in earning
their CIA and obtaining specialty designations," said IIA President
David A. Richards, CIA. "The transition to computer-based testing
will support this trend and further The IIA's global efforts to
enhance internal audit professionalism."
Among the many benefits that computerized testing will bring
candidates are increased frequency and flexibility of test
scheduling; quicker results and processing; and consistent testing
environments with little variability from site to site. The subject
matter covered and passing standards will remain the same and the
exams will continue to be administrated in the 17 languages
currently offered. Fewer test questions and the elimination of test
booklets and answer sheets will reduce the amount of time needed to
complete the exams. The last written exams will be offered in
November of 2007.
The CIA and specialty exams will be administered through the
worldwide network of Pearson VUE Testing Centers. Pearson VUE
administers 40 million exams a year in 145 countries worldwide in
multiple languages. A link to a list of eligible exam sites will be
available on the Certification section of The IIA's Web site
beginning September 2007.
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 1. 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, 2007. Contact Gwen Land
email@example.com if you have any questions.
The 2007 Annual Fraud Summit
March 23, 2007
UTD School of
More info: http://dallasiia.org/PDF/2007_Fraud_Seminar.pdf
Register Online - save $25 if you register by February 28, 2007!
- If you'd like to take advantage of the "Four for the price of
Three" promotion, have one member of the group register and provide
the names of the other 3 within that registration. The others do not
need to register separately. Contact Melinda Lokey for more
information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-473-3823
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.
BurnsSearch, LLC (2/16/07)
4 yr Accounting Degree
$100-130K plus bonus
CPA or CIA 3
3 to 5 years of Public Accounting experience
Successful candidate will be involved in establishing and maintaining the
internal audit function, including monitoring, evaluating, and ensuring adequacy
and effectiveness of internal controls and disclosure controls, including
related systems and procedures. The results of these audits will help the
Company manage strategic risks, improve or develop efficient and effective
business processes, identify and communicate best practices, and foster
appropriate control levels for business and financial risks.
- Maintain internal audit function, organizing and overseeing sequential
audits of all divisions. Establish internal control best practices, policies
- Perform and coordinate a variety of financial, operational, tax, data
processing, compliance and financial statement audits and reviews.
- Identify control weaknesses and recommend appropriate resolution,
including best practice analysis and implementation.
- Evaluates the relevance, reliability, and integrity of financial reports
and information systems.
- Reviews existing as well as new projects, services and procedures to
ensure compliance with regulatory authority.
- Communicate audit findings by preparing periodic reports. Direct the
process for on-going compliance testing and process improvement to ensure
- Due diligence, special projects and merger / acquisition involvement.
- Provide coordination and audit assistance to the Company’s public
accounting firm and banking relationships.
- Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local legal requirements.
- Advises management on appropriate systems controls and other account and
- Completes all activities and internal audits in an effective,
professional, and timely manner.
- Maintain confidentiality of all information processes.
- Keep abreast of all accounting pronouncements, changes, etc., and
evaluate their impact on the financial statements of the various entities.
- Participate in strategic planning process with other executives and
- Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships
with associates at all levels of the organization and all operating
- Show respect for the opinion of others and behave in such a way as to
encourage an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment.
City of Denton (2/13/07)
City of Denton City Council is seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic
Internal Auditor who will be responsible for reporting financial, internal
control and compliance auditing to the City Council & assisting city management
with reviews related to the operations and performance of the organization and
its programs. Additionally, the Internal Auditor is responsible for
directing all Internal Audit functions for the City of Denton, through
subordinate staff, to eliminate waste, fraud & abuse.
Requires a related Master’s degree & two years internal or external audit
experience (preferably in local government) OR any combination of education,
experience, and/or certification that will provide the necessary knowledge &
skills to be an effective Internal Auditor. Must also have excellent analytical,
verbal and written skills.
Preference(s): CIA; strong background in financial analysis and auditing;
proficient in MS Office products & in data analysis software (ACL); and familiar
with flowcharting software. The job will be open until filled; however, first
review of applicants will begin on or about March 15, 2007. Annualized salary;
85K-114K DOQ + benefits.
Résumé, cover letter and salary requirements should be mailed to:
City of Denton
Human Resources Department
601 E. Hickory, Suite A
Denton, TX 76205
For more info, please call 940-349-8340 or visit our website at
Michaels Stores, Inc. (2/13/07)
Creativity. Fun. Inspiration.
YES THAT’S MICHAELS.
At Michaels Stores, Inc., creativity is at the center of everything we do.
We’re the world’s largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral,
wall décor, and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home
decorator. Since 1984, we’ve made an art of pursuing a unique purpose – To
Inspire Creativity and Fun! Providing crafters of all ages with the fullest
range of quality products, we’ve discovered a design for continual growth, one
that is inspired from within.
Beginning with just 16 locations, Michaels has expanded to over 920 retail
stores that span the whole of North America, from Miami, Florida to Vancouver,
British Columbia. With over 40,000 specialty items, the Michaels brand has
rapidly become the first choice in crafts and creative supplies. Additional
subsidiaries include 166 Aaron Brothers stores, 11 Recollections stores and four
Star Wholesale operations to further our scope of product offerings.
In 2006, Michaels went to the next level, with the $6 billion dollar merger
with the private investment firms, Bain Capital Partners LLC and The Blackstone
Group. Expanding by nearly 50 new stores each year, Michaels sustains an average
annual sales and earnings growth of 11.4%, and 22.9%, respectively.
For our dedicated managers and associates, this means unprecedented
opportunities for creativity in their own lives and the chance to design a
rewarding career unlike any other.
Creating Work/Life Balance
For over 20 years, we have provided tools for creative living for Michaels’
customers. We are equally committed to providing benefits that allow each of our
associates to design their personal and professional lives with more choices,
Flexible Work Schedules
Competitive Vacation Policy
Medical Insurance (Blue
Cross Blue Shield)
Dental Insurance (CIGNA)
Vision Insurance (EyeMed)
plan with company match (up to 6% at $0.50 per Dollar)
Flex Spending Accounts
Day Care Facility Discounts
Business Casual Environment/Jeans Fridays
Employee “Sample Sales”
On-Site Development Training and
On-Site Fitness Center (Weights and Cardio Machines)
On-Site ATM (Automated Teller Machine)
To apply for these and other current open positions, please visit
The Compliance Specialist position will perform efforts required to sustain
Sarbanes-Oxley 302 / 404 quarterly & annual requirements, participate in the
design and implementation of identified control improvements and ongoing process
improvement throughout the organization while ensuring applicable internal
controls remain intact.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- A) SOX 404:
- Participate in annual risk assessment and control walkthrough process
- Perform tests of internal controls over financial reporting in accordance
with professional audit standards (PCAOB AS2)
- Review and assessment of SAS 70 documents from required external vendors
- B) SOX 302:
- Administer intranet survey tool
- Assist management with researching survey responses for appropriate
conclusions related to financial reporting
- Participate on project teams and assess process change requests for
determination of impacts to internal controls over financial reporting.
- Develop new internal controls / retire unnecessary controls as
- Administer Oracle Internal Control Manager Risk Library for updates to
internal controls over financial reporting.
- Prepare status reports and
facilitate delivery of requests to Internal and External Audit.
- 1-3 years applicable experience in Accounting / Audit.
- Strong oral and written communication skills Strong analytical, accounting
and problem solving skills
- Flexible to changing goals and direction
- Customer Service orientation
- Bachelor of Science
(or Business Admin)
- Accounting (4-year degree) or equivalent (i.e. 30 hours in Accounting)
- Automated financial accounting systems; Prefer Oracle Financials,
- Strong Excel skills with basic knowledge of Word and PowerPoint
- CIA or CPA a big plus
SR. TECHNICAL ACCOUNTANT – SEC REPORTING
Basic Function/Job Overview:
Creation of internal and external financial reporting, including supporting
documentation, while maintaining compliance with internal accounting controls,
established policies, and accounting and reporting requirements. Implement
monthly reporting to management on emerging technical accounting and SEC
reporting requirements. Assist in representing the accounting department on
cross functional projects and initiatives.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Create internal and external financial reports. Obtain and maintain
supporting documentation for such reports. (30%)
- Develop, implement, and maintain a monthly reporting process to
management on emerging technical accounting and SEC reporting requirements,
and their anticipated impact on the company. (30%)
- Assist in representing the accounting department on cross functional
projects and initiatives, including preparation and/or review of technical
position papers and related research activities. (25%)
- Play a back-up role in maintaining Essbase and Hyperion reporting tools,
including updating structural outline & refresh data per a pre-determined
schedule, creating and maintaining Hyperion reports, & coordinating issue
resolution in a timely manner (as needed). Assist other Essbase users with
data retrieval questions. (10%)
- Interact with external auditors during quarterly reviews and year-end
audits, as needed. (5%)
- Prepare and complete special projects, as needed.
- SEC reporting experience and knowledge of SEC reporting requirements.
- Strong analytical and accounting (GAAP) skills.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Oracle, Access & Essbase
experience a plus.
- Good oral and written communication skills. • Ability to work
independently and in a group environment.
- Willing to work overtime when necessary.
- 4 year accounting degree.
- CPA or CPA candidate highly preferred.
- 3-5 years of general accounting experience (retail experience a plus).
McAfee, Inc. (2/9/07)
Senior Auditor, McAfee, Inc.
For immediate consideration in this role, please send your resume in a Word
format to Judi Keene at Judi_Keene@McAfee.com. Reference Code: B863774
Description of Function and Responsibilities:
This Senior Auditor position will help the McAfee Global Audit Services Group
bring value-added services to McAfee management in the form of recommendations
for improved control and enhanced business efficiency.
Qualified candidates should bring a broad perspective, financial reporting
skills, risk analysis experience, and quantitative / analytical techniques to
understand McAfee’s financial and operational processes / systems as a whole.
- Financial, operational, and compliance audits
process improvement projects
- Preparation of workpapers and audit reports
Travel up to 30% (Domestic and International).
- 6 to 8 years audit experience (preferably in the technology sector)
- Strong GAAP knowledge and financial experience (software revenue recognition a
- Knowledge of and past experience with CAATs a plus
- Ability to quickly
identify process issues and help develop solutions
- Ability to communicate /
present ideas in a clear, concise manner to a variety of audiences and level of
- BA/BS in Accounting or Business
- CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA and/or MBA preferred
Essilor of America, Inc. (2/9/07)
Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and
wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States. Through its
subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., (Essilor
Laboratories), Essilor owns the largest and most comprehensive
optical laboratory network in the United States. Essilor of America,
Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International,
S.A., a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock
exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).
Three key factors – research, product innovation and service to the eye-care
professional – distinguish Essilor from its competitors and characterize Essilor
as the world leader in ophthalmic optics. Essilor is committed to the research
and development of innovative products, and the company continues to set new
standards within the industry. Essilor International is the Official Worldwide
Supplier of Ophthalmic Lenses to Special Olympics-Lions Club International
Opening Eyes Program.
We currently have a Internal Auditor career opportunity at our Dallas, TX
Perform internal audit and consulting engagements within a $1.0B
foreign-owned manufacturer and distributor of eyeglass lenses. The successful
candidate will have strong technical knowledge of accounting and auditing as
well as experience in creating audit programs and performing internal audit
engagements independently. Demonstrated ability to develop testing criteria
based on audit objective; to consider business impact in the evaluation of test
results; formulate practical recommendations is required. Must be able to work
independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Lead or assist in audit and consulting engagements individually or as part of
a team. Create and/or execute audit programs and tests to address specific
engagements and situations. Develop or assist in the development of solutions,
with operations personnel, to address internal control and operating
deficiencies. Communicate audit findings and prepare audit reports. Perform
special projects as needed. Perform administrative duties as required.
One to seven years internal audit or public accounting and related experience
required depending upon level Working knowledge of manufacturing and
distribution operations. Demonstrated understanding of internal controls and
operational procedures in a growing, dynamic organization. Comfortable in an
integrated audit environment, incorporating financial, operational and IS
procedures. Ability to quickly develop conclusions from vast but incomplete
data. Knowledge of financial due diligence procedures relative to acquisitions
of small companies. Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley or control self-assessment
procedures, familiarity with International Accounting Standards, foreign company
exposure and international auditing experience are pluses.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
BA in Accounting or Finance. Proficiency in MS Office suite of applications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to travel up to
50%. Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CMA) or MBA are pluses. Knowledge of
Oracle, MS Access and Monarch are desirable. Conversational ability in Spanish
within a business setting is also a plus.
If you are interested in applying for this position please visit our website:
As the worldwide leader in the ophthalmic industry, we are dedicated to
growing our business and enhancing our customers’ quality of life.
Who we are:
Reddyice® has a nationwide presence, three times larger than our nearest
competitor, servicing approximately 82,000 customer locations in 31 states and
the District of Columbia. To accomplish this, our 58 manufacturing facilities
are capable of producing approximately 17 thousand tons of ice daily. In
addition to our manufacturing facilities we have a network of 52 distribution
centers, which together distribute through all significant channels to
supermarkets, convenience stores, club and mass merchandisers, drug outlets,
restaurants, special entertainment events, commercial users and the agricultural
sector. Reddyice® also owns and operates 5 cold storage warehouses and 1 bottled
|Location: Dallas, TX
||Job Type: Staff
|Base Pay: 50K-65K + bonus
||Req’d Education: Accounting Degree + CPA
|Employee Type: Full Time Employee
||Req’d Experience: See below
|Industry: Food Manufacturing
||Manages Others: No
Information: Richard Godfrey
Plans and performs financial, operational and compliance audits as
well as SOX testing and documentation.
Description: (Not necessarily in order of importance)
- Plan and perform financial, operational, and compliance audits on-site.
- Draft audit reports to communicate findings to area and corporate management.
- Assess risks and determine the effectiveness of internal controls and the
potential internal control deficiencies.
- Examine records to determine if
transactions are properly recorded and authorized.
- Ensure that corporate
policies and procedures are followed.
- Assist in the development of risk based
- Assist in the SOX documentation and internal control testing
- Performs due diligence on potential acquisitions.
- Perform other
special projects as assigned.
- BBA/BS in accounting or auditing
- CPA/candidate and/or CIA
- CFE and CISA a plus
- Strong Business analytical and organizational
- Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and Outlook
to travel (50% min, all domestic)
- Ability to communicate at all levels of the
- Excellent writing skills
- 2-5 years of internal audit experience
American Physician Services Group, Inc. (2/6/07)
DIRECTOR-INTERNAL CONTROLS & SPECIAL PROJECTS – AUSTIN,
Founded in 1974, American Physician Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH)
through its subsidiaries provides financial services that include brokerage and
asset management services to individuals and institutions (APS Financial
Corporation) and insurance services that consist of management services for a
malpractice insurance company (APS Insurance Services).
APS Insurance Services, through its wholly owned subsidiary APMC Insurance
Services, Inc. (APMC) provides management, agency, underwriting, claims
handling, and administrative services to American Physicians Insurance Exchange
(“APIE”), a reciprocal insurance exchange.
APS Financial Services, Inc. division provides investment and investment
advisory services to institutions and individuals throughout the United States
through the following subsidiaries:
- APS Financial is a fully licensed broker-dealer that provides brokerage
and investment services primarily to institutional and high net worth
individual clients. In addition, it also provides portfolio accounting,
analysis and other services to insurance companies, banks and public funds
- Asset Management manages fixed income and equity assets for
institutional and individual clients on a fee basis
With initial Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) compliance required for the December 31,
2005 year-end, the APS Group has engaged a Sarbanes-Oxley (Internal Audit)
Consulting Firm and is currently hiring a newly created position, Director of
Internal Audit & Special Projects (“DIA”). The DIA will assist the Board of
Directors and the CFO with all aspects of accounting procedures and controls.
Reporting to the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and working closely with
other C-Level Management, the DIA will serve as Internal Project Manager for the
Sarbanes-Oxley Initiative. Specific roles and responsibilities related to
Sarbanes-Oxley 404 will be:
- Coordinate all activities related to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
- Facilitate the Section 404 process:
- Ensure milestones and deadlines are met for Section 404 compliance by
working closely with outside SOX consulting firm
- Serve as a liaison with External Auditors regarding SOX compliance
- Review Company documentation and note gaps in controls
- Organize the testing process and test key processes and controls as
- Project Manage (“Quarterback”) the remediation process by modifying key
controls as necessary
- Coordinate and efficiently manage documentation, testing and remediation
on an on-going basis
- Develop and present findings to the Audit Committee regarding
In addition, to the leading the SOX initiative, this person will lead the
internal audit function for the Company. Audit results will reflect value-added
recommendations, process improvements, strengthened internal controls,
compliance with Company policies and procedures, and assessments/evaluations of
business objectives and results. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Lead the internal audit function with the objective of strengthening the
control environment and safeguarding the Company's assets
- Implement an audit
plan that ensures sufficiency of controls and promotes compliance with the
Company's code of ethics and applicable laws and regulations
- Develop and
present to the Audit Committee an annual internal audit plan and budget and
periodically monitor the effectiveness of results
- Plan and conduct operational
and financial audits for select business units, subsidiaries and other
- Draft audit reports, identify and gather support for issues and
- Communicate audit results to the audit committee,
corporate management and other relevant parties
- Coordinate with external
auditors regarding quarterly and annual external audits and requirements to
complete such audits o Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal
and external constituents
- Conduct training and maintain manuals, internal
control questionnaires, and other related documentation
- Oversee the compliance
function for the Company
American Physicians Services Group is looking for a hands-on person with
recent INSURANCE EXPERIENCE to step in and take full charge immediately of all
SOX 404 requirements, develop a comprehensive internal audit program and assist
with other special projects.
The successful candidate will possess the following
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting or
- CPA is a plus
- Insurance Designation a Plus
- CIA or CFE a Plus
- Superior business acumen with a minimum of 7-10 years total
- Insurance industry experience, preferably property & casualty (med
mal), is required
- Experience with Broker-Dealer and Asset Management Services is Preferred
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally
Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), COSO, COBIT and familiarity with IT
auditing skills and concepts
- TDI Experience – Working knowledge of Texas
Department of Insurance rules and regulations is a plus
- Big 4 CPA preferred or
related business experience is preferred
- Public Company/SEC Experience
- Sarbanes-Oxley Experience with compliance issues is a real plus
- Strong financial and analytical skills
- Experience with system
implementations and related controls a plus.
- Microsoft products required,
including strong user skills in Excel.
- Ability to demonstrate
proficiency in project management
- Strong business management skills with the
ability to balance business needs with solid financial control.
self-motivated team player, who can wear many hats and is a lateral thinker, who
can grow with the organization and is a leader and a manager, willing to get
into the detail
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, and proven
interpersonal and organizational skills
- Strong work-ethic and willingness to
work long hours as needed
Working with Senior Management in this highly visible role, compensation for
this position consists of:
BASE SALARY: commensurate with experience BONUS: based on company and
BENEFITS comprehensive package including:
401K with a
Insurance - Company Subsidized PPO, Dental, Vision, Life
Vacation – Two (2) Weeks of Vacation initially, then
sliding scale based on years of experience
CPA Expenses - Reimbursement of All
Necessary and Approved CPA and CPE Expenses
Dress - Business Casual/Appropriate
Dress Every Day
Interested parties should submit a resume with cover letter to
City of Dallas (1/17/07)
Office of the City Auditor
City Hall – 1500 Marilla St.
Dallas, Texas 75201
Jimmy Martin, Audit Manager 214-670-5095
Title: Internal Audit staff (4 Positions Available)
Location: Dallas, TX
The Internal Audit Engagement staff of the City of Dallas Auditor’s Office is
responsible for conducting performance, investigative, financial and compliance
audits and detailed reviews of government agencies, programs, work processes, or
activities. The individual will examine and monitor the city’s accounting and
property records, funds, and general accounting system. Persons in this position
should be able to influence or persuade representatives of the organization
audited to accept critical or controversial observations, findings, and
recommendations. The individual should be responsive to organizational requests
and be receptive to new technologies, reorganizations, and policies. 0% Travel –
Defined Benefit Pension Plan – Vest in 5 years – Pension Benefits are computed
at the rate of 2.75% percent of the average monthly earnings for each full year
of credited service.
- Ensure that independence and objectivity is maintained at all time while
- Conduct audits/assignments in accordance with professional standards and
in accordance with City Auditor’s Office polices and procedures.
- Prepare work papers that are adequate, relevant, reliable, and complete
to address audit objectives and support conclusions.
- Review, analyze, and summarize financial or operational records and
procedures of City divisions/departments or projects in order to develop
findings which result in recommendations for improving methods of internal
control or the economy and efficiency of operations.
- Prepare findings and conclusions of work performed including
recommendations to be included in reports presented to the City Council,
City Management, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Maintain current professional certification and increase knowledge by
attending/participating in continued professional training and development
- College degree and 2 years of audit experience. Master's degree in
business/public administration fields OR one of the following certifications
will substitute for the required auditing experience: Certified Public
Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner
(CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certification of
Computer Professionals (CCP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM),
Certified information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
- Thorough knowledge of auditing and accounting procedures
- Familiarity with investigative techniques
- Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and City auditing standard
- Ability to clearly communicate in written and spoken English at the
- Knowledge of microcomputer software, such as spreadsheet and word
processing applications, used in analyzing data and producing audit reports
- Knowledge of procedures required to develop evidentiary material.
Compensation: $39K to $71K depending on qualifications
Please forward your resumes to:
City of Lubbock (1/16/07)
City of Lubbock
The City of Lubbock, Texas invites qualified individuals to apply for the
position of Senior Auditor. Lubbock is a strong community with a distinguished
history, heritage and culture. The “Hub of the Plains” is the 11th largest city
in Texas and the largest city on the South Plains with a population over
200,000. Information about the City of Lubbock along with Lubbock links can be
found at http://www.mylubbock.us.
The Senior Auditor is responsible performing audits to assess the
effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of
operations. The position requires strong analytical and presentation skills.
Qualified applicants must have any combination of education and experience
equivalent to completion of a Bachelor degree in Accounting or a related field
with an additional two years of experience in auditing and accounting, including
experience in governmental accounting. Preference is given to those with a
Master’s degree and data mining experience. CIA/CPA/CISA certification is
preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. For further job
description visit our website.
Competitive salary offered. Excellent benefits package, which includes
City Paid Group Health, Excellent Retirement Plan, Paid Vacation and Sick leave,
Paid Holidays and many other benefits.
For more information, log on to
www.mylubbock.us click on Employment Opportunities or call
The applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a felony conviction
criminal history check at time of hire.
Carter and Burgess (1/16/07)
Internal Audit Manager
Carter and Burgess is one of the fastest growing national multi-discipline
engineering firms in the U.S. today (ranked number #9 by ENR Top 100 “Pure”
Carter & Burgess was established in 1939 as a two-man partnership providing
civil engineering and landscape architecture services, and has since grown into
a full-service, multidiscipline consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees
in major metropolitan areas across the nation. Today, their legacy continues
through our commitment to excellence; desire to provide meaningful work for our
employees, and our passion for involvement in significant projects. This success
is a direct result of our people. Leadership has played an important role in
setting the goals for achievement, but is no more important than the role of
employees executing the plan.
Carter & Burgess is searching for an Internal Audit Manager to join our team.
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
The review and evaluation of internal controls, policies, and procedures
assuring they comply with Federal Government laws and regulations.
- At a minimum, you must have 8-10 years of experience in a government
contracting environment with advanced knowledge of internal auditing
controls, statistical, and quantitative analysis.
- Extensive experience in an architectural and engineering company would
be highly preferred and at least some A&E experience is requirement.
- Applicants should have advanced knowledge and experience developing
audit programs and procedures for conducting an audit in a Federal
Contractor environment, such as with a Federal Contractor or with a Federal
- A thorough understanding of Government Contract Accounting, GAAP, Cost
Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulations is required.
- Applicants should have experience in dealing with cost allowability,
indirect expense rates, labor charging, TINA requirements and accounting
system design and controls.
- Experience in operational auditing with a major corporation would be
- This position will require the individual to work independently with
company personnel at multiple locations with minimal supervision.
To be successful in this, your qualifications will include:
- Minimum of a BS in Finance, Accounting or a related field.
- At least eight (8) years of experience in a government contracting
- Knowledge of internal auditing controls, statistical, and quantitative
- Prior experience in an Architectural or Engineering environment.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with developing audit programs and
procedures in a Federal Contract environment.
- Big 4 audit experience.
- Experience with operational auditing at a major corporation.
Interested candidates please contact: Chelie Marton 817-347-7973 or
Consultant / Senior Consultant – Internal Audit Services
Salary: $65,000 -
SEG is a high-growth, private company that is expanding into the Dallas /
Fort Worth market and is in the process of building our local team. We are
seeking to hire Consultants and Senior Consultants for our Enterprise Risk
Management (ERM) practice.
SolomonEdwardsGroup (SEG) is a leading business consulting and accounting
services provider, delivering proven solutions to complex business issues in
areas such as corporate performance management, enterprise risk management,
internal audit, regulatory compliance, transaction services, system integration
support, SEC advisory services and business process improvement.
Our ERM practice focuses in the following areas:
- Internal Audit Outsourcing
- Compliance, Financial, Operational and Information Technology
- Sarbanes-Oxley Advisory and Compliance
- External Assessments of
Internal Audit Departments
Our strategy is to target candidates with Big 4 experience and offer them the
ability to continue developing their career alongside our high quality team with
competitive salary and benefits while offering increased work / life balance and
the ability to have an impact on our clients and our organization. This position
qualifies for a stock option grant and annual bonuses.
Please visit our web site at www.solomonedwards.com for more details.
- Actively works on client engagements following direction of the engagement
manager. Produces assigned client deliverables ensuring quality completion.
- Develops client relationships with client team members to further enhance the
firm’s relationship with the client.
- Identifies additional consulting
opportunities while at the client site and communicates these opportunities to
the engagement manger or principal.
- Actively participates in professional
organizations representing SEG’s interests and promotes the firm to other
organizations. Builds own network to strengthen business relationships.
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business; advanced degrees are
highly desirable • 5+ years experience of related audit, internal controls or
risk management experience
- CPA certification or CPA candidate
analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Strong client
- Understanding of current accounting (GAAP) and auditing (GAAS)
- Strong understanding of internal control concepts (COSO, COBIT)
Email resumes to Marcie Podesta, Resource Manager, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Trinity Industries (12/6/06)
Trinity Industries, the nation's largest railcar manufacturer and a
leading builder of inland barges, highway guardrails and metal components, has a
fascinating history of growth through diversification and strategic
acquisitions. The company grew from a small household butane and propane gas
tank manufacturer to become a $2.5 billion global giant. We offer our employees
a comprehensive, competitive wage and benefits package. We currently have 3
openings within our Internal Audit Department.
Internal Audit Manager:
This position is located at our Corporate offices in Dallas and will have
primary responsibility for developing and maintaining a comprehensive audit
program to ensure that business risks and related exposures are evaluated and
examined, and that financial and other records, and reporting methods are
verified. Responsibilities and duties also include: selecting, supervising and
evaluating internal auditors; reporting results of audits to management
concerning scope of audits, financial conditions, evidence of waste,
inefficiency, etc.; evaluating accounting and operating policies and procedures;
and recommending changes or further development to protect the assets of the
corporation and/or improve operations. Designs, develops, and recommends
procedures and policies to promote control of operations and accurate reporting
of information that reflects the conditions of business.
Individuals must possess a four-year degree with a major emphasis in
Accounting and considerable auditing leadership/management experience, or any
combination of experience and training. CPA, CIA, CFE or CISA Certification is
strongly preferred. Manufacturing industry experience is required plus a minimum
of 5 years with demonstrated experience in an internal audit environment.
Must have basic computer literacy in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
Outlook and Excellent communication skills, both written and/or presentation
along with interpersonal skills and knowledge of automated data handling
systems, from a user's perspective, is needed The ability to multi-task in a
fast-paced work environment is necessary to be successful. Ability to travel
overnight for extended periods of time (20 - 40%). This individual will have
access to confidential/sensitive information; must maintain a high degree of
confidentiality with respect to material and or records reviewed.
Internal Audit Staff (2 openings):
TYPICAL DUTIES: The following statements are intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed and are not to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities
- Develops, or assists with development of, the audit scope. Prepares
internal control questionnaires and audit programs as required.
- Reviews financial data regarding material assets, liabilities, equity,
income and expenditures.
- Reports findings to management concerning scope of audit, financial
conditions, evidence of waste, inefficiency, dishonesty or negligence, and
source and application of funds.
- Evaluates accounting and operating policies and procedures, and
recommends changes or further development to protect the assets of the
corporation and/or improve operations.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:\
- Good knowledge of accounting theory and practices with specific emphasis
on auditing procedures. Knowledge of automated data handling systems from a
- Ability to evaluate accounting and related data in the preparation of
reports and statements.
- Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality with respect to
material and/or records review. Ability to work on audits independently and
as part of a team.
- Ability to travel overnight for extended periods of time (20% - 40% of
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING: Completion of four years of college level
course work with major emphasis in accounting and some to considerable auditing
experience; or any combination of experience and training which results in the
required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Interested candidates need to apply on-line at
Trinity Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
It is our policy to consider applicants for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
However, Trinity is required by law to maintain certain information about
applicants that is not used in the hiring processes. If you supply us with this
EEO information, it will be strictly in accordance with the law. If you choose
not to supply the information to Trinity it will have no affect whatsoever on
the employment process
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