eNews - March 2011

The President’s Letter

For the first time I can recall in my decade and a half as a volunteer with the Dallas IIA, we made the tough decision to cancel the February meeting.  I would like to thank all of our great academic relations, facilities and programs volunteers who worked so hard to coordinate the outstanding program.  They had speaker contingency plans in place to make sure we could hold the meeting if the weather improved, but with schools closing and DART service interruptions, we decided it was best to cancel in advance (although some of us went to the office again on Thursday!)  We are planning to reschedule “student day” and invite the same great presenters back this Fall.

In March, we are hosting the annual joint meeting with the Dallas ACFE at the Renaissance Richardson and have another wonderful program scheduled.  This is usually our best-attended meeting and this year will be no exception with two great presenters.  Jeff Matthews has been recognized as an IIA “All-Star” presenter and is the president of the Dallas ACFE.  We are also pleased to welcome Richard Chambers, the President and CEO of the IIA Global Headquarters, to share his insight into the profession – where we have been over the last decade and more importantly, where he sees us going in the future.

As we finalize our CPE schedule for remainder of our fiscal year, be sure to mark your calendars with the following high-value and low-cost events:

  • February 17-18: SMART Seminar on Risk Based Auditing: A Value Add Proposition (SOLD OUT!)
  • March 3: Monthly meeting – Fraud (joint meeting with ISACA)
  • March 24-25: 6th Annual UTD Fraud Summit (benefiting the Center for Internal Auditing Excellence at UTD – Friday’s conference is SOLD OUT!)
  • April 7: Monthly meeting - Managing Catastrophic Risk
  • April 7: 4-hour ethics seminar following the monthly meeting (open to all Dallas IIA members at a special $65 price – qualifies for the Texas CPA Ethics requirement)
  • May 12: Monthly Meeting - Hot Topics/Audit Trends (joint meeting with the Ft Worth IIA)
  • May 24-25: SMART Seminar on Advanced Operational Auditing (early registration discount available through March 31 – don’t wait as the last two seminars sold out!)
  • Summer 2011: Annual Almost Free Seminar – Date and topic to be announced (Dallas members only)

Sincerely,
Marc Winandy
2010/11 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Next Meeting - Thursday, March 3, 2011
Renaissance Richardson Hotel

Ethics/Fraud
Joint Meeting with Dallas ACFE

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Abstract for Attributes of a Highly Successful Chief Audit Executive
Richard F. Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, President and CEO The Institute of Internal Auditors Global Headquarters

Objectives: For internal auditing, a new era has begun.  After nearly a decade of earth-shaking events for corporations, those responsible for reviewing internal controls, operational efficiency, and regulatory compliance are under a harsh spotlight.  For the chief audit executive (CAE), business as usual is clearly over.  Corporate boards and CEOs are now demanding a new profile:  a CAE who understands all facets of the business and can operate as an agent of change.

This session will explore:

  • The legacy of the CAE
  • What defines a highly successful CAE
  • What are the seven attributes of a highly successful CAE
  • What’s next for CAEs

In his role at the helm of the internal audit profession’s global authority, standard-setter, and educating body, Richard F. Chambers leverages more than 35 years of internal audit and related experience to lead the many undertakings of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in 165 countries. Prior to becoming IIA president and CEO, Chambers served as national practice leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent a majority of his career in the public sector. He has held various internal audit positions with the US General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office) and served as Inspector General of several public agencies such as the United States Postal Service and US Army Worldwide. Chambers serves on the Board of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO); formerly served on the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency; and was conferred the Frank Greathouse Distinguished Leadership Award from the Association of Government Accountants in July 2010.

1 Hour Continuing Legal Education


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

Storm Troopers!! Becoming a FIRST RESPONDER to
Fraud Risks During an Economic Storm
Jeffrey G. Matthews, CPA, CFE, Managing Director, LECG

Objectives: The purpose of this session is to:

  • Discover how, through the execution of a proper fraud/storm-readiness plan, a company often can deter, prevent, or at least reduce its exposure to fraud, litigation, misconduct, and the related costs.
  • Hear about the signals that indicate your company is heading down a slippery path.
  • Review case studies, and engage in in-depth discussions on the financial, CIP/TIP, oil and gas, government, and construction industries.
  • Learn how to assess the damage, pick up the pieces, and rebuild after the storm

Jeff Matthews helped formalize LECG’s local forensic practice after spending many years practicing for state, local, and federal governmental bodies. He has extensive forensic and litigation experience, including several years with Big Four accounting firms. Matthews also has significant experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting, and litigation support. He has counted as clients the nation’s top law firms, Fortune 100 legal departments, and government investigative agencies. Additionally, Matthews has been extensively involved in assisting companies comply with various sections of Sarbanes-Oxley. He has been quoted in a number of business journals, and he has been twice voted as an IIA All Star Speaker

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

Internal Auditing 2011: It’s Time to “Fill the Glass”
Richard F. Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, President and CEO The Institute of Internal Auditors Global Headquarters

Objectives: 

The past three years have been both remarkable and challenging for internal auditors. We have demonstrated remarkable agility in swiftly refocusing our efforts to address emerging risks in the wake of the global financial crisis. While resources have been reduced commensurate with corporate downsizing, the glass is arguably very much “half full.” As we move into 2011 and beyond however, it will become imperative to “fill the glass.” Many internal audit stakeholders are once again growing restless in terms of internal audit’s knowledge of the business, efficiency, and overall “value proposition.”
 
This session will explore:

  • A recap of recent trends and emerging challenges
  • The key imperatives that Chief Audit Executives must address immediately
  • Proven strategies for aligning internal audit with stakeholder’s expectations
  • Some long term considerations for internal auditors and their profession
  • Parting thoughts – “keys to remaining relevant”

1 Hour Continuing Education


Online Registration Requirements

Last year, the Dallas Chapter made a change to the CPE process.  After attending an IIA meeting, an online evaluation is distributed via email.  When you click the link to the online evaluation, you can immediately prepare and print your CE certificate for that specific meeting.  We had an overwhelming positive response to this process improvement, and want to keep making improvements such as this to streamline our processes.

The Dallas Chapter now requires payment prior to confirming your registration.  Almost 90% of our attendees already pay through PayPal, so this is not a change for them.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received prior to the meeting (see details below).  Our goal is to reduce the wait time at the check in tables, improve controls, and ease the reconciliation process on the back end.

As a friendly reminder and to provide clarification for our new members:

  • Registration cutoff is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).
  • Payment must be received by the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).  Your registration is not confirmed until paid.  We strongly encourage you to pay via PayPal to confirm your registration.  If you are mailing a check, the envelope must be post marked 8 days prior to the meeting (i.e., on Wednesday the week prior to the Thursday meeting) to ensure we receive your payment on time.  If the envelope is not post marked within the required timeframe and is received late, you will be notified by email that a) the meeting is sold out or b) an additional $10 late fee per person will be assessed.  Only registrations paid by PayPal will be accepted on Thursday and Friday prior to the meeting.
  • If you miss the deadline to register and space is available, you can attend the meeting as a walk-in.  Before coming to the meeting, please check the website to see if we are accepting walk-ins since our meetings tend to sell out.
  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted) to receive a refund.  If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.  The substitute will be required to pay an additional $10 if they are not a member of the Dallas Chapter.
  • All walk-ins will need to register at a separate table before the start of the meeting.  The walk-ins will be required to complete an on-site registration form which will include name, company name, address, and email address and can pay with cash or check made payable to the Dallas Chapter of The IIA for the applicable amount.

Registration: Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0311.htm.

The following are the current rates for our monthly meetings:

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.

We will keep you posted as we continue to make improvements.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the officers of the Dallas Chapter.  Thanks for your cooperation!


Meeting Location:

Renaissance Richardson Hotel,
900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0311.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

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

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

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 25, 2011.

We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only

We accept most major Credit Cards

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 web site.  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 the Registration Chair at reservations@dallasiia.org.

After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.

Chapter News

IIA Research Foundation

The IIA Research Foundation has published the following Requests for Proposal for its 2011 research priority topics.

  • Enhancing the Chief Audit Executive’s Effectiveness in Working with the C-Suite
  • The Financial Crises: Where was ERM?  Did ERM Fail?
  • Case Studies in Corporate Governance: Different Approaches by Different Organizations
  • Internal Auditing and Organizational Governance: Combined Assurance Frameworks
  • Governance Risk and Control (GRC): What is it?  How is it Different than Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

If you are interested in participating in the research process to advance the future of the internal audit profession, please contact nicki.creatore@theiia.org or research@theiia.org, or see the website http://www.theiia.org/research/research-reports/topics-awaiting-proposals-for-funding/.  The proposals are due March 11, 2011.


CIA Programs

CIA Review Course

The Spring Review Course, led by Dr. Glen Sumners, will be held April 8-11, 2011 at the UT Dallas School of Management. For registration information on the April course, please see the website at http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_S11.htm.

Ceremony to Honor New CIAs, CFSAs, and CCSAs

The Dallas Chapter will recognize those members completing their examination requirements in October – December 2010 at the March 2011 meeting.  An email will be sent to those being honored with more specifics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?
A: The IIA sends out certificates to a Dallas Chapter representative each quarter. Those passing the exam between July and September 2010 should be received by December 2010. Those4 passing the exam between October 2010 and December 2010 should be received by March 2011.

If you do not receive your certificate by the above dates, contact the IIA’s certification department: certification@theiia.org, or call +1-407-937-1100.  In many instances, certificates are not received until the experience and education requirements are met.
Q: How do I register for the exam?
A: For more information, please visit the IIA’s website at http://www.theiia.org/certification/.

2010 - 2011 Seminars

Dallas Chapter Seminar Series

The Dallas Chapter of The IIA is pleased to announce SMART Training Courses for the upcoming year.  Our goal is to provide high quality training at a low cost for our members.  We are continuously planning the next courses so please make sure to check back here often for any updates.

SMART Training Courses
(Seminars on Mastering Audit Real-world Techniques)
COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR CONFIRMED DATES OR
EST. TIMEFRAME
DFW LOCATION
Advanced Operational Auditing IIA Lead Instructor May 24-25, 2011 JCPenney

We are able to bring these seminars to you for a low cost because IIA-member companies are providing their offices for the training sites.  If your company is interested in hosting a course and receive free registrations, please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net to find out more details.  And if you would like to recommend a course topic and/or instructor, please contact Pamela.

Operational Auditing - Advanced

Class size is limited!

Date: May 24 - 25, 2011 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; check in begins at 8:00 am each day
Location: JCPenney (Details to Follow)
Cost: Early Bird by March 31, 2010: $495
After March 31, 2010: $575

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

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

CPE Credits: 16
Prerequisites: No advance preparation is required
Experience Level: All levels
Objectives:
  • Learn more about the "alphabet-soup" organizations use to achieve objectives - COSO, CoCo, ISO, TQM, BSC, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Practice four specific operational audit tools, focused on risk, efficiency, self-assessment, and process flow analysis
  • Share your own operational audit experience with others, and hear their experiences in return
  • Discuss internal audit leading practices and common observations from external QAR's related to operational audits
  • Discuss the technologies that help enable the audit process - sampling, computer software and continuous monitoring
Experience Level: Auditors with 3+ years experience in Operational Auditing and a good understanding of control frameworks

Auditors in a position in their organizations to discuss the strategy and make decisions related to operational auditing approaches

Overview: Internal auditors routinely evaluate controls and influence organizational units well beyond the financial reporting and compliance worlds. Their experience and systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating controls brings real added value to their organization.

This seminar will help you extend your audit skill set to understand advanced operational control systems that go beyond basic management tools. The operational auditing tools in the course are real-world techniques that can improve the controls in your organization.

Operational auditing is not consulting, but the skill sets of an experienced operational auditor and a consultant are much the same.

This is an advanced operational auditing course, where you are expected to already know basic auditing and control concepts. We expect everyone attending to be able to share specific operational auditing tools their organization's use. For more basic operational auditing topics, you should attend the Operational Auditing- Introduction course before attending this course.

Course Outline:
Management Methodologies
  • Use the COSO framework to evaluate an operational area.
  • Understand the various methodologies organizations use to achieve objectives such as: ISO, Balanced Scorecards, and Six Sigma.
Case Study: Entity-Level Controls
  • Begin performing an operational audit by applying a control framework at the entity level.
Operational Auditing Methodologies
  • Identify some objectives of Performance Audits and steps used.
  • Identify the steps required using the Value Cost Improvement (VCI) tool and practice using these methodologies in an operational audit.
  • Recognize how a Control Self-Assessment (CSA) is used in an operational auditing tool.
  • Recognize how the “Six Questions” approach is used during an operational auditing tool.
  • Identify the steps used in Business Process Analysis.
Enhancing Audit Efficiencies and Effectiveness
  • Identify how technology, experts and consultants, and continuous auditing can improve audit effectiveness.
  • Recognize how Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) are used in an operational audit.
Operational Auditing ROI
  • Identify leading practices and findings from external quality assessment reviews.
  • Understand internal audits responsibilities in detecting and investigating fraud.
  • Identify the elements that must be communicated in the final report and how to link components of internal control.
Register: Register at http://dallasiia.org/Seminar_Reserve_052411.htm

Please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net if you have any questions.

Instructors: IIA Lead Instructor - Internal audit practitioner who is a skilled facilitator
Deadline: May 15, 2011 is the last day to register.  Payment must be received by this date to confirm your registration.
Cancellation: There is a $50 cancellation fee per registrant on cancellations between May 1 and May 15. Refunds will not be granted after may 15, however, substitutions are permitted by notifying Pamela Krakosky.

Ethics Seminar

Dr. Raymond Clay will present Ethics for Texas CPAs course following the April 7 monthly meeting’s Lunch program. Non-CPAs are welcome and all attendees will earn 4 hours of CPE. Details, including special pricing for Dallas IIA members will be announced soon.

Personal and Professional Ethics

Course Description: A lively and thought-provoking course on a subject that is rarely considered in the context presented here. This is much more than a dialogue of the formal rules and regulations that govern members of the accounting profession. This course examines the basic principles of ethics that we all know quite well, but often fail to apply in our personal and professional lives. Ethical behavior involves more than mere knowledge of right and wrong. It also involves the motivation to alter inappropriate behavior. As the pressures related to career advancement and personal accomplishments mount, we tend to abandon the traits that are basic to success. This course is designed to help participants re-identify those traits and reexamine their behavioral priorities.

The course coverage is designed to help participants understand that adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct and the Rules embodied therein is critical to auditors in discharging the responsibilities they have to their employers, to their clients, and most importantly to the public. Dr. Clay’s entertaining approach makes the course enjoyable, informative, and most definitely thought provoking.

NOTE: This course is approved by the TSBPA and qualifies for the Texas CPA Ethics requirement.

The Objectives of this course are as follows:

  1. To identify and discuss ways in which auditors can go about achieving and maintaining high standards of ethical conduct.
  2. To examine the concepts of ethics and ethical reasoning and demonstrate the impact these concepts have on auditors and the work they perform.
  3. To present and discuss the core values of the profession -- integrity, objectivity, and independence -- from both an ethical and rules-based point of view.
  4. To emphasize the responsibilities of auditors to maintain and honor the public’s trust.
  5. To clarify and demonstrate the manner in which the Rules of Professional Conduct are intended to be applied by CPAs in a variety of professional situations.
  6. To discuss, through case analysis, the actions to be taken by auditors when faced with ethical dilemmas in their professional careers.

Dr. Raymond J. Clay, Jr., CPA currently holds the Internal Audit Professorship in Accounting at the University of North Texas and is a member of the Dallas IIA’s Board of Governors. Prior to joining the faculty at North Texas, he spent three years as Director of Professional Development for Union Pacific Corporation. Dr. Clay received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northern Illinois University and his Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky. He has held faculty positions with Indiana State University and Texas Tech University and spent time on the audit staff of Price Waterhouse & Co. in their Chicago office.

Dr. Clay has held significant committee appointments with the American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is the author of five books, twelve continuing professional education courses, and numerous articles appearing in professional journals. Dr. Clay serves as a consultant for several firms and has twice been named the Outstanding Continuing Education Discussion Leader by the AICPA and three times by the Texas Society of CPAs. He also received the 1999 Leon Radde Educator of the Year Award from the Institute of Internal Auditors, and was named Outstanding Accounting Educator by the Texas Society of CPAs in October 2000.


Membership Updates

Spring Membership Challenge

Question: What weighs 1.5 pounds, provides up to 10 hours of web surfing or video watching on 9.7 inch screen?

Answer: An iPad, that’s what! And it can be yours for FREE!

As part of the 2011 Spring Membership drive you can be entered in a drawing to win a free iPad just for participating in the Dallas IIA.  Beginning March 1, 2011, you can earn points by completing the specific activities and earning the corresponding number of points listed below.  In order to be entered in to the drawing for the free iPad you must earn at least 75 points before the May 2011 Dallas IIA meeting.

The winner of the iPad will be announced at the May meeting.

Please contact the Membership Committee at Jason.vonHolstein@protiviti.com with any questions.

Activity Points Earned How to Earn Your Points
Join the Dallas IIA Group on Facebook 5 Membership Committee will track
Follow @thedallasIIA on Twitter 5 Membership Committee will track
Connect with us on Linked In 5 Membership Committee will track
Sign up to be a committee member in 2011-2012 10 Copy Membership Committee on request to join committee (jason.vonholstein@protiviti.com)
Attend a Dallas IIA Monthly Meeting (March or April) 10 Membership Committee will track
Bring a non-member to a Dallas IIA monthly meeting (March or April) 15 Membership Committee will track
Sign up to be a committee chair in 2011-2012  15 Copy Membership Committee on request to chair committee (jason.vonholstein@protiviti.com)
Refer a friend who becomes an IIA Member by May 1, 2011  20 Provide Membership Committee with name of potential member (jason.vonholstein@protiviti.com)
Sign up to speak at a meeting in 2011-2012 by May 1, 2011 20 Copy Membership Committee on request to speak (jason.vonholstein@protiviti.com)
Refer a speaker by May 1, 2011  20 Provide a Membership Committee with the name of the speaker you submitted. (jason.vonholstein@protiviti.com)

New Ways to Network

NEW!!  The Dallas IIA Chapter is now on Twitter and will begin tweeting next week. Follow us at ... @thedallasIIA

The Dallas IIA launched a Facebook and LinkedIn group.  Brought to you by the membership committee, these tools will allow you another avenue to grow your online network, communicate with other Dallas IIA members, and stay on top of current chapter events.  LinkedIn is geared to professional networking; Facebook is used for both professional and social networking

 

  • If you already have a profile at either one of these websites, you can join the Dallas IIA group by searching for it.
  • If you don’t have a profile but would like to set one up, visit www.linkedin.com and / or www.facebook.com and follow the instructions.
  • If you have questions contact membership@dallasiia.org

As a member of The IIA, you already know the value you receive, and now we’re giving you an incentive to tell your friends and colleagues about it!

With the new, year-round Recruit-a-Colleague membership program from The IIA, the more friends and colleagues you recruit to become members, the more chances you have to win free training and professional development! For complete program details, visit www.theiia.org/Recruit.


The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter since December2010:

December 2010 New Members

Sanmeng Chen
Gopi Radhakrishnan
Debbie Fu
Robby Wang
Eli Dib
Kathryn Estes
Nohel Zaman
Ping Pong Mai
Mariame Kaba
Dariel Dato-on
Bill White

Angela Wagner
Vincent Walden
Kali Spencer
Samuel Varner
Shonda Williams
Michelle Nguyen
George Oben
James Shiveley
Ronak Patel
Brian Ho
Louise Ramirez
Tingting He

Suhasini Newton
Anthony Coleman
Ginger Thompson
Mike Tompsett
Dainen Bryant
Lindsey Bralla
Paula Cole
Ariadna Kessler
Wissem Amari
Yulia Grishina
Jeremy Ferguson

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 January 1, 2011. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.

To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by March 15, 2011.

6th Annual Fraud Summit - Workshop and Conference-Workshops March 24, 2011 and Conference March 25, 2011

Sign up now! Sessions will close out once the conference and workshops reach capacity. We are also excited to let you know that in these times of rising prices, we are extending the 2010 Conference prices to the 2011 event so that the cost of this year’s event will be the same as last years.

The Fraud Summit has turned into a two-day event, as many of you requested to add seminars the day before. Last year, we had three workshops that filled up, and this year we have added a fourth. We have four outstanding seminars being offered, and each close out when they reach capacity of around 50 per session. Courtenay Thompson will do a session on, “Fraud Strategies and Tactics: A Workshop for Internal Auditors”. Brian Thomas from Weaver, LLC will do a workshop on, “Current Trends in Information Technology Fraud”. Deanna Sullivan will present a workshop on “Why do People Turn to the Dark Side?” Steve Pedneault will have a workshop on “Preventing and Detecting Employee Theft and Embezzlement”. For more details on the workshops, see PDF/6th_fraud_summit.pdff along with the registration for the workshops.

The conference itself has also expanded to provide even more value. We will have some exciting keynote speakers including Kurt Eichenwald, a well-renowned author and investigative journalist. Because Kurt is speaking, we will also provide a copy of his latest book, Conspiracy of Fools, which he will be signing after the presentation. We will also be offering other exciting speakers, and you will have the option to choose between 18 breakout sessions in the afternoon. The afternoon sessions will be full of real-life examples and with the latest techniques in fraud detection.

Friday's session is full.  You can be added to the wait list.  Thursday still has availability...

Go to http://dallasiia.org/Seminar_Reserve_032411.htm, or if you have any questions contact Chris Linsteadt at chris.linsteadt@utdallas.edu..

Employment Opportunities

Neiman Marcus  (2/15/11)

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.


Title: Staff Auditor
Department: Internal Audit

Job Summary
Perform audits of routine nature with direction from an Auditor-in-Charge in accordance with audit work program.  This individual is also responsible for identifying and recommending specific audit tests to be performed in routine audit areas.

Key Performance Elements:
  • Perform audits in accordance with audit programs under the supervision of the Auditor-in-Charge.
  • Obtain and analyze evidentiary data through interaction with auditee.
  • Prepare comprehensive workpapers for each area audited, including detailed process narratives.
  • Identify and recommend to the Auditor-in-Charge specific audit tests to be performed.
  • 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.
Requirements
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CIA candidate preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform minimal travel
Work Experience:
  • Minimum 1-2 years prior audit experience preferred; recent graduates also considered.
  • Retail industry experience preferred, but not required.

Title: Information Systems Staff Auditor
Department: Internal Audit

Job Summary

Perform 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 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.
  • 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 Accounting, Finance or Information Systems
  • CISA candidate preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Basic working knowledge of information technology
  • Ability to perform minimal travel
Work Experience:
  • 1-2 years prior audit and retail industry experience preferred
  • IS SOX testing experience preferred, but not required

To apply visit www.neimanmarcuscareers.com  or email your resume to Kelly_sessions@neimanmarcus.com
to apply for either position


Hunt Consolidated Inc.  (1/24/11)

Hunt Consolidated Inc. is a recognized leader in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, real estate, power, and investments. For the right candidate we offer an exceptional opportunity in a dynamic, stable company with a family oriented work environment and great people. We are currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead operational, compliance, financial and information systems 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

Requirements:

  • 4+ years internal audit experience
  • Audit experience in one or more of the following areas preferred but not required: Oil & Gas, Utilities and Capital Projects
  • Integrated audit experience
  • Bachelor degree in either Audit, Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CIA certification and/or Big 4 experience helpful, but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, SAP/BW and ACL a plus
  • Ability to work independently with little day-to-day supervision
  • Excellent work ethics and interpersonal skills
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • 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, ‘About Hunt Oil.’ Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.


Tenet  (12/23/10)

Tenet, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and numerous related health care services. Our mission is to be recognized for our commitment to our people and partners who provide quality, innovative care to the patients we serve in our communities. It's a spirit you can experience first-hand and it's a philosophy that can enhance your own approach to health care and your career goals.

Senior Internal Auditor
Assist department management in identifying, analyzing and managing risks and opportunities, including:

  • Conducting work in the field and in the office to accomplish audit objectives identified during risk analyses.
  • Conducting audit follow-up activities.
  • Communicating results of audit projects to management and operations personnel directly involved with department projects, and as requested, to company senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Adhering to the department's quality assurance process for planning, analysis, and documentation and reporting on all audit projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or audit.
  • Minimum two years experience in audit/accounting; healthcare auditing a plus.
  • Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA) required.
  • Must be able to prioritize, multitask and work timely and effectively under taxing situations with minimal supervision
  • Must maintain absolute confidentiality and adherence to the IIA Standards and Code of Ethics
  • Ability to travel 25% - 30%

Please apply online at www.teamtenet.com
Click on Corporate and search for Requisition 1005020847


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