eNews - March 2014

The President’s Message

Shakeya A. McDow
2013/14 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Women's Day

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch to start being served at 11:40am
Registration begins at 11:30am

My Year as Chairman: An Update on The IIA
Carolyn Saint, Vice President Internal Audit 7-Eleven, Inc., Chairman of The IIA North American Board of Directors 2013-2014

Objective: Chairing the North American Board provides a unique vantage point for gaining insights into The IIA and its intense attention to creating and delivering value for members.

The purpose of this session is to provide an update to you on the value of membership in The IIA, focusing on programs and solutions The IIA delivered in 2013.  We’ll discuss the North American strategy refresh, The IIA’s global strategies and advocacy messages, and an outlook on the future of the profession and our association.

No prerequisites required.

Carolyn Devine Saint is 2013-2014 chair of the North American Board of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is currently vice president of internal audit at 7-Eleven Inc. in Dallas. Her rich background in the internal audit profession includes serving as vice president of internal audit at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp., divisional vice president of internal audit at Kmart Corp., chief audit executive at Covansys Corp., and manager at Deloitte & Touché LLP.

A sought-after speaker, is recognized for her passion and enthusiasm on issues such as transformational leadership, change management, and internal auditing. She is well-versed in the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, risk management, and internal control, and has an impressive track record of turning around under-performing internal audit groups.

An active IIA volunteer, both globally and locally, Saint has been on the North American Board since 2011, is a member of the Global Board of Directors, and is a past member of the North American Advocacy Committee and The IIA Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Locally, she has served as a member of the Dallas Chapter Board of Governors. Carolyn is a certified internal auditor, a certified public accountant and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in accountancy from Walsh College in Troy, Mich.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


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

CAE Spotlight: Verifying Compliance, Partnering for Improvement
Katherine Findlay, Vice President Internal Audit, Southwest Airlines

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

Katherine Findlay serves Southwest Airlines (SWA) as its Vice President, Internal Audit.

The SWA Internal Audit Department champions compliance and offers practical solutions to improve business operations and assist in corporate governance. She has received the “Leading by Example” and “Winning Spirit” awards at Southwest Airlines.

Prior to joining SWA in 1993, she was with Ernst & Young where SWA was one of her most valued Clients.  Katherine began her career at SWA in the Internal Audit group before moving into the Finance organization as Director of Maintenance Finance & Budgets.  Prior to returning to the Company’s Internal Audit Department in 2010, Katherine served as the Senior Director of Maintenance Services where she oversaw the Company’s outsourced maintenance activity, Maintenance Training and a warehouse management workgroup in Maintenance & Engineering.

She is member of the Dallas Chapter - Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Board of Governors, University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Internal Audit Education Partnership Advisory Board, and UTD Endowment Committee.   She also participates in both the DFW Audit Executive Roundtable and Ernst & Young’s Enterprise Risk Roundtable.  She has a B.B.A. in Accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.  Katherine is married (Troy) with two children, Noah (10) and Cole (8).  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending sporting events, reading, boating, traveling, and just relaxing. 

No prerequisites required.

No Continuing Professional Education provided.


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

Transitioning from Risk Based Auditing to Enterprise Risk Management Auditing
Raven Catlin, Facilitator and Trainer, Raven Global Training

Objective: Risk Based Auditing is the buzz word in Internal Auditing. Just as we are grasping what that means, it is time for a change. To remain relevant, we must transition from Risk Based Auditing to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Auditing. Join this interactive session to get answers to your questions on ERM Auditing, including:

  • How does ERM Auditing differ from Risk Based Auditing?
  • What does ERM Auditing look like?
  • Why does Internal Auditing need to transition to ERM Auditing?
  • How does internal audit make the transition to ERM Auditing?

No prerequisites required

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

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

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

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


Post-Meeting I - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Women in IA Panel Discussion
Moderated by Raven Catlin, Facilitator and Trainer, Raven Global Training

Objective: Internal Auditing is one of the best career choices an individual can make. Join us for a panel discussion where we’ll discuss:

  • What it takes to be become a leader in the Internal Audit profession
  • What internal audit needs to do stay ahead of other review and evaluation functions
  • Which emerging risks need audit’s attention to help our organizations thrive
  • How to manage the intricacies of a diverse workforce and stiff competition for talent

No prerequisites required.

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

Before starting Raven Global Training in 2006, Raven was a Consultant for Jefferson Wells and a Senior Manager at Protiviti.  She held internal audit positions with Freddie Mac, Bank of America (formerly NationsBank), and Philip Morris. Raven is an active member of the IIA, including serving as District Representative for the Caribbean and Washington DC Metro chapters. She also served in President, Broad Member, and chairperson positions for the Northern Virginia and Charlotte chapters since 1998.  Go to http://ravenglobaltraining.com/about_us for a full bio.

Panelists

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

Carolyn currently serves as Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ North American Board of Directors and is a past member of the IIA North American Advocacy Committee, Audit Committee and Trustee of the IIA Research Foundation.

Benita Casey joined JCPenney as SVP, Audit in January 2014. Benita is an experienced auditing and accounting leader who brings more than 24 years’ experience as both an executive and consultant at major corporations.

Prior to JCPenney, Benita was the VP, Corporate Audit for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS) since 2008. While there, she built the internal audit function from the ground up when DPS was spun off as a standalone company, and led major initiatives for financial reporting, risk management and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to 2008, she spent a cumulative 15 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, where she was responsible for audit engagements with clients ranging from start-ups to multibillion-dollar corporations and served as the firm’s subject matter expert for Sarbanes-Oxley. She previously spent three years at PepsiCo, advancing through positions from financial analyst to corporate planning manager.

Benita is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin. She is active in several professional organizations in the area and is a graduate of the Leadership Dallas program.

Shakeya McDow is a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services practice with over ten years of experience in providing advisory services (in public accounting and industry) to global enterprises across multiple industries. As a member of our Healthcare Advisory Services practice, Shakeya assists clients address clients most challenging issues from strategy to implementation, while providing an integrated view of the healthcare landscape. Shakeya has effectively managed engagement teams as well as developed client relationships in a high performing and dynamic environment while delivering timely work products, identifying critical client issues and/or opportunities, developing execution strategies and mentoring staff.

Debbie J. Kavanaugh is a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Risk Assurance Team and brings over 35 years of industry and client service experience. Debbie has been responsible for leading a variety of business process improvement, enterprise wide risk management and internal control projects including evaluation and development of compliance programs, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness, performance of regulatory risk and control assessments, facilitation of strategic risk sessions and internal control evaluation for most financial, compliance and operational processes.

Her control related experience has been provided to a full range of clients, from start-up operations to multi-billion global organizations.  While having the agility to serve the diverse Dallas Fort Worth market, she is focusing on delivering services to healthcare providers and higher education entities while also leading PwC’s teams supporting global offshore and onshore sourcing activities.  Additionally, Debbie has experience leading company efforts in the resolution of matters with the U.S. Department of Labor as well as conducting forensic investigations.

Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science/Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.   Debbie is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education


Post-Meeting II 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Speed Interviewing

Update: Due to the inclement weather the day of the February meeting, we decided to reschedule speed interviewing! We are still excited to offer speed interviewing to students interested in the internal audit profession!

Students participating should wear professional attire, wear what you wear for a real interview, and look your best! Students will be interviewed in rapid fire by professionals in 5-minute increments and immediately get feedback on their interview, resume, and anything else.

There will be at least 15 professionals that will conduct the interviews. If you are interested in assisting with the interviewing, we would love to have your help.  Contact Monica Frazer at 214-820-8327 or monica.frazer@baylorhealth.edu


Post-Meeting III 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Managing Ethical Dilemmas for the Texas CPA
Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.N., JD, CPA

Objectives:

  • To educate licensees in ethics of professional accounting as Texas CPAs.
  • To convey the intent of the Rules of Professional Conduct in the performance of professional accounting services/work, not to adhere to the mere technical compliance of such rules.
  • To assist the Texas CPA in applying ethical judgment in interpreting the rules and determining public interest. Public interest should be placed ahead of self-interest, even if it means a loss of job or client.
  • To review and discuss the Rules of Professional Conduct and their implications for persons in a variety of practices, including:
    • CPAs in client practice of public accountancy who perform attest and non-attest services per § 501.52.
    • CPAs employed in industry who provide internal accounting and auditing services.
    • CPA’s employed in education or in government accounting or auditing.

No prerequisites required.

Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She received Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Baylor University, and a Master of Legal Letters (LL.M.) degree specializing in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Professor McLeod has also studied British and Art History at the University of Sussex, England.

Prior to joining the UNT faculty in 2010, Professor McLeod held the position of Director of Tax Planning and IRS Audits for Lehigh Hanson North America, a major manufacturer of cement, aggregates and other building materials. Her practice included both federal and international tax planning. Professor McLeod also spent thirteen years specializing in Tax Planning with the JCPenney Corporation, Inc., and two years with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.

Professor McLeod is a licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993. She is a member of the AICPA and the Dallas Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute.

There is an additional charge for this session.

4 Hours Continuing Professional Education.


Meeting Location

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


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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 on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Registration Cancellation Policy

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

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

Chapter News

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This year is the Dallas IIA’s 65th Anniversary, and we encourage you to celebrate with us this year at our monthly meetings and conferences! Please use the hashtag #DIIA65 to post about this incredible anniversary. We encourage you to submit Dallas IIA photos, stories, memories, or anything else using the hashtag #DIIA65, so that we may celebrate together!

Look at this delicious cake we enjoyed at the February monthly meeting!


News from UT Dallas

http://som.utdallas.edu/iaepThe spring semester started strong in mid-January.  The UT Dallas IIA/ISACA/ACFE held a kick-off meeting, resume review, and a job search meeting.  We recruited new students through classroom visits, and our membership is strong.  Students taking the Internal Audit class secured internships with The University of Texas at Dallas, Novation, Parkland Hospital, Ft. Worth ISD, Veritex, and Kosmos Energy.

The student chapter also held “IIA Awareness Week” during the week of February 3-7.  Activities included an interview coaching session, Academic Relations at the Dallas IIA meeting, IAEP Advisory Board meeting, and a fun event playing Whirlyball and laser tag.  We also enjoyed hosting Maunda Land, manager of College and University Relations with the IIA International.

Registration for the 9th Annual Fraud Conference closes on March 1st.  To register, please go to www.dallasiia.org.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has released the publication Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity (Quality Assessment Manual), which has streamlined the methodology in performing quality assessments.  The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) requires all internal audit activities, regardless of industry, sector, or size of staff, to develop and maintain a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP).  The essential elements of a QAIP include internal and external assessments.

Recently revised by leading quality assessment experts and reviewed by an international team of practitioners, this Quality Assessment Manual offers a new methodology and broadens the focus to include all components of a QAIP: internal assessments (ongoing and periodic), metrics, continuous improvement and reporting, as well as external assessments.  Aligned with the Standards, this Quality Assessment Manual:

  • Outlines a quality assessment process flow that streamlines gathering of evidence and eliminates duplication of work.
  • Contains standardized tools that promote ease of use while achieving consistency in assessment techniques and documentation of results.
  • Offers a Road Map that highlights the alignment of specific assessment activities to assist with conformance to the Standards.

The Quality Assessment Manual is a must-have reference for every internal audit activity and chief audit executive’s resource library.

The book can be ordered online at:  http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/quality-assessment-manual-for-the-internal-audit-activity-1660.cfm   The item is available in a hardcover with CD/DVD (Item number 1131, IIA member price - $215, non-member price - $260).  This book is also available on a CD/DVD (Item number 1132, IIA member price - $160, non-member price - $205).


Certification Programs

Certification News from the IIA

CPE Reporting and Inactive Grace Period:

Individuals possessing an IIA designation who failed to report sufficient CPE by the required deadline of Dec. 31, 2013 now have a status of Inactive−Grace Period for each designation for which they failed to report.

Individuals who earned the appropriate number of credits for their respective credential(s) during the period ending Dec. 31, 2013, but missed the reporting deadline, may now report their CPE and reinstate their Certified status. Individuals who DID NOT earn the appropriate number of credits by the end of 2013 can reinstate their Certified status provided they earn and report sufficient CPE by June 30, 2014.

Learn more about the steps necessary to earn and report CPE compliance for 2013, and reinstate credentials that may now be in the Inactive−Grace Period status.

More Choices for Exam Registration Extensions

The IIA has expanded the registration extension options for certification candidates and now offers three options for candidates to consider when extending exam registrations. Those candidates who wish to extend their exam registration period may now choose a timeframe ranging from 30 to 90 days with varying fees:

  • 30-day extension: US $50 fee
  • 60-day extension: US $75 fee
  • 90-day extension: US $100 fee

Pricing adjustments have also been implemented to align the registration fees for all four IIA specialty certification exams (CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, and CRMA*). Member candidates seeking a specialty certification will now pay a registration fee of US $350 regardless of the specialty.  Learn more about fees, policies, and pricing options to obtain IIA certification.

New Edition of the Certification Candidate Handbook Now Available

There have been significant updates and enhancements to the certification process, ranging from the implementation of the three-part CIA exam structure to newly updated forms, to expanded eligibility and education requirements. The December 2013 edition of the Certification Candidate Handbook explains these changes and more.

The updated handbook is the go-to resource for anyone pursuing IIA certification. We recommend every certification candidate read the handbook, which covers the entire certification process from the application process to how to schedule an exam.

Download the new December 2013 Certification Candidate Handbook.

Certified Internal Auditor Educational Requirements:

With approval from the Global Board, the CIA educational requirements now have a provision that allows experienced internal audit practitioners around the globe not possessing a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent to pursue CIA certification.

Candidates may now become eligible for the CIA, subject to approval, who possess:

  1. Two years’ post-secondary education and five years’ verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent, OR
  2. Seven years’ verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent.

Individuals who meet the above prescribed criteria may now qualify to pursue CIA certification. This alternative provision opens the door to certification to those accomplished practitioners from around the globe who have had varied educational experiences, but possess the technical knowledge and expertise to obtain the designation.

For more information on CIA eligibility requirements, click here.

Eligibility Requirements for All Certification Programs:

The Board also updated the documentation requirements for candidates to move from an “Applied” to an “Approved” status in all certification programs. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, The IIA must receive and approve the following described candidate documents before a candidate may register for any certification exams.

  • Proof of Identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted. All documents must be scanned and uploaded through the Document Upload Portal in a manner that ensures the photo is clearly legible.
  • Applicants must indicate their highest level of education on the exam application. Proof of education in the form of a copy of the degree(s) or transcripts is required. These documents should be transmitted to The IIA via the Document Upload Portal.
    • NOTE: Full-time university students who are in their senior (final) year may enter the certification program and sit for exams before completing their education requirement upon approval. To be accepted into the certification program and ultimately achieve certification, they must:
      • Complete the Special Student/Professor application in CCMS.
      • Submit a University Student/Professor Registration form.
      • Complete the education requirement.
  • A Character Reference Form must be completed and signed by an active IIA-certified individual, a current or prior supervisor, or the candidate’s current professor and transmitted to The IIA via the Document Upload Portal.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, a candidate must provide all three documents indicated above and receive acceptance to the certification program before they can register and sit for any exams. The complete process, instructions, and forms for each certification are available on The IIA’s website, www.theiia.org/certification.

Certification Designation Certificates

After completing the program requirements to earn your CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP or CRMA designation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for ordering a certificate through the CCMS.  There is no charge to obtain your certificate unless you choose to upgrade your shipping option.

Prepare to Pass the 3-Part CIA Exam

If you’ve made the decision to enhance your career by earning the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation, the Dallas Chapter can help you achieve your goals with The IIA’s CIA Learning System®.

The IIA’s CIA Learning System is an interactive print and online self-study review program designed by CIA-certified industry experts to help you learn, review, and apply the key CIA content. This approach will help you build on foundational elements of internal auditing to master key concepts you need to know to pass the CIA exam. This three-part program includes:

  • Comprehensive reading materials teaching the entire 3-part global CIA exam syllabus in both printed and e-book formats.
  • Interactive online study tools:
  • Pre- and post-tests to gauge your starting knowledge and advancements.
  • SmartStudy™ tools to help you create a customized study plan based on pre-test results.
  • Chapter quizzes to test your comprehension and retention.
  • Flashcards and glossary.
  • CIA practice exam to build confidence for the computer-based CIA exam.
  • Online reports to track your progress and performance.

For more information or to try a demo, visit www.LearnCIA.com/3partcia/overview. Wondering how long it will take you to prepare for the exam? Create your free, personalized study plan at www.LearnCIA.com/3partcia/my-cia-review-plan.

To take advantage of special chapter discounts, visit: https://store.partnerrc.com/IIA/chapters/

Additional Information for CIA Review Course

The Dallas Chapter is not currently providing CIA review courses.  There are several on-line study tools available, including the IIA’s CIA Learning System and Gleim’s CIA Review materials.  CIA Model Exam Questions are also available through the IIA.  For more information regarding study materials, please see the CIA Exam Preparation Resources on the IIA website.

Ceremony to Honor New Certifications

The Dallas Chapter honored the Chapter members in attendance that had completed their certification requirements (CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP and CRMA) during the period of August 1 – December 31, 2013 at the February 6th meeting. 

Pictured above are the honorees in attendance at the recognition ceremony on February 6, 2014

Members recognized at the meeting for receiving their CIA certification include: Mark Brennan, Kris Jones, Chris Lewis and Silky Mangee.  Mark Salamasick was recognized for receiving certification in Risk Management Assurance.

In total, 16 chapter members received CIA certification and six members received certifications in Risk Management Assurance.

CPE Requirements

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


Membership News - Community Service

At the March Meeting, we will be having a food drive for the North Texas Food Bank. We will be collecting the following food and cash donations during the meeting:

  • Soup, Stew or Chili,
  • Low-Sodium Canned Vegetables,
  • Low-Sodium Beans,
  • Canned or Dried Canned Tuna or Chicken Fruit,
  • Canned in Juice or Dried Peanut or Almond Butter
  • Reduced Sugar Pudding Cups
  • 100% Whole Fruit Rolls
  • Whole Grain Crackers and Granola Bars
  • Lightly Salted Trail Mix
  • Brown Rice

Update: Due to the inclement weather the day of the February meeting, we have moved the food drive to the March meeting! We are still looking for donations for this great cause!

Important! We will be participating in a Junior Achievement Event on 4/25/2014. We will be meeting at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Dallas and we will read and teach to the kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. We need many volunteers to help represent the Dallas IIA and make this event a success! If you would like to participate please contact Chris Mowery at cmowery@eaglematerials.com.  If you would like to volunteer, you will need to watch a short online tutorial prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!


Welcome, New Members!

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter in January 2014: 

January 2013 New Members

Adam Rodriguez
Adam Thiel
Allen Orgeron
Amy Jerue
Apolonio Molina
Ashley Potts
Billy Jackson
Blaise Njie
Brandon Parson
Cameron Felix
Carolina Ortega
Chelsea Pardue
Chen Bai
Chunxiao Yan
Clint Curtis
Dan Curtin
David Epperson
Deborah Farrell
Diana Cage
Edgardo Nieves
Eduardo Valdes
Eric Allen
Erin Morey
Esther Bayazitoglu
Faisal Alsaffar
Gregory Asamoah
Hardeek Barot
Hera Jetpuri
Hiba Ijaz
Isaac Guajardo
Isabel Tonkinson
Jacki Jiao

Jae Park
Jennifer Fries
Jesse Harville
Jessica Hancock
Joe Valladares
Joel Mack
John Loehr
Jonathan Bui
Jonathan Ray
Joseph Hayford
Juan Mai
Junnan Shen
Karen Wingfield
Kendall Tucker
Laura Graham
Leslie Harris
Liz Frigo
Luisa Enz
Lyndon Nixon
Marissa Whiteside
Matthew Curl
Michael Wilson
Michelle Wright
Nancy Sinte
Nikita Jack
Nitza Gomez
Norma Torres
Phuon Le
Prateek Varshney
Qi Wang
Qing Li
Roshan Sunny

Roy Burrow
Rui Jing
Ruiqi Ge
Sarah Carraher
Sarah Jewell
Sean Swinney
Seth Hale
Shanna McDaniel
Sharon Pond
Sheri Webb
Stephanie Nino
Stetson Smith
Steven Lazar
Susan Castro
Suyi Zhu
Tareen Alam
Taylor Doucet
Tommy Offill
Travis Upham
Trenton Conger
Trisha Niemuth
Tyler Macho
Vamseedhar Chennaraeedy
Vinita Rana
Vivian Fuller
Weijie Diao
Yang Chen
Yunjeong Kim
Yuting Zhang
Zhanzhan Zhang
Ziad Abdella
Zohra Shariff


2014 Central Regional Conference

2014 Central Regional Conference
May 18th thru May 21st
Hyatt Regency / Indianapolis, IN
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The IIA Indianapolis Chapter invites you to the 2014 Central Regional Conference (CRC), which is themed Racing to Relevance!  The CRC kicks off Sunday with two pre-conference activities: a CIA exam preparation workshop in the afternoon and welcome registration in the evening.

On Monday, Senior Vice Chairman of the IIA North American Board and the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Director of Audit, John Wszelaki will take the stage with the first of four general sessions.  Then over the course of two days, more than 32 concurrent sessions will be available in 5 educational tracks:

  • IT Audit and Information Security
  • Financial and Process Based Auditing
  • Governance, Fraud, and Ethics
  • Specialty Topics
  • CIA Review Course

The last day of the CRC features two general sessions in the morning led by COSO Chairman Emeritus Larry Rittenberg and CAE panelists from Wendy’s, General Motors, and State Farm.  On Wednesday afternoon, there will be two post-conference events: a CIA exam preparation workshop and CAE roundtable.

Register before March 21, 2014 and save $100!  The early bird registration price for 18.5 NASBA CPE credits is $595 for IIA members and $695 for non-members.  Groups of 9 or more members get the 10th registration free!  The CIA Review Course has an additional fee of $205 per part.

A limited number of rooms at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis are available at a special rate of $159 plus tax per night.  Make a reservation online by April 28, 2014 or by calling +1-317-632-1234 and mention the 2014 Central Regional Conference.

Please visit www.theiia.org/goto/CRC2014 for more details and to register online (call +1-407-937-1111 to register a group).  And follow the CRC on Twitter!!


Dallas CPA Society’s Convergence 2014

The Dallas CPA Society
invites you to attend Convergence 2014, the 10th Anniversary Conference!

Thursday, May 8, 2014
8am – 5pm
InterContinental Dallas Hotel
15400 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX  75001

Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of this outstanding event,  
providing top-quality continuing education to North Texas 
accounting and financial industry professionals.

This year’s event will feature 36 sessions of leading-edge information 
presented by nationally-noted experts on topics related to 
taxation, auditing, accounting, business technology, NPOs 
and other relevant and engaging subjects.

For more details and the opportunity to take advantage of our 
Early Bird pricing, please use this link.


Membership News

Do you want to become an IIA member but have been putting it off?  When was the last time you renewed your IIA membership? There is no better time than now to become a member of the IIA!  During the month when you join or renew your IIA membership, you will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant!

** Winners will be announced during the monthly meetings; you do not need to be present to win**

But that’s not it! If you join the IIA or renew your membership and do not win at the monthly events, you will be entered into a drawing at the end of the Chapter year (May 2014) for a chance to win the iPad Mini!

January’s winners for the restaurant gift cards are:

Cameron Felix (HollyFrontier Corporation)

and

Chunxiao Yan (University of North Texas - student)


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Employment Opportunities

Baylor Scott & White Health  (2/12/14)

Baylor Scott & White Health
SENIOR AUDITOR POSITION

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Required:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field of study
  • At least 4 years Internal Audit experience
Preferred:
  • Health Care Industry experience
  • Supervisory / Project Lead experience
  • Consulting experience with a Big 4 Accounting firm or large corporation
Skills / Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels
  • Excellent planning, organization, analysis, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Well developed analytical / critical thinking skills
  • Proficient knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, internal control theory, fraud indicators and investigative techniques
  • Proven proficiency in risk-based audit approach and process
  • Proficient in utilizing technology and software applications
  • Proficient ability to identify and effectively resolve operational and administrative problems
  • Proven ability and willingness to motivate, develop, and evaluate staff
  • Ability to manage projects effectively
BASIC DUTIES
  • Serves as Project Lead in planning, organizing, and directing work to ensure the completion of assigned projects on time and within budget
  • Identifies potential risk exposures and evaluates the effectiveness of organizational policies and procedures and internal controls designed to mitigate risks
  • Assigns work program procedures and other audit tasks to auditors assisting on assigned projects
  • Serves as coach/mentor in the professional development of auditors
  • Evaluates the work of auditors upon completion of projects
  • Performs work program procedures and other audit tasks as required
  • Reviews and approves all work papers to ensure that work performed is complete, properly documented, and conclusions reached are adequately supported
  • Meets regularly with both Internal Audit and client management throughout projects to discuss project status and specific issues identified
  • Prepares audit reports and reviews them with both Internal Audit and client management
  • Performs other duties as requested
  • Positions in Dallas and Temple Texas
  • Requires approximately 20% travel

Contact Monica Frazer at monica.frazer@baylorhealth.edu if interested


Garland ISD  (2/12/14)

Director of Internal Audit

Salary: Negotiable based on experience
Reports to: Garland ISD School Board

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in accounting.
  • C.P.A. or C.I.A. required
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of accounting/auditing experience
  • Familiar with auditing standards and procedures.
  • Must be able to work independently, and develop an internal audit program for a school district
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and Word, and various presentation software (e.g., Keynote, Prezi)
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, especially in dealing with other school district staff members
  • Preference will be given to persons with:
    1. Experience with auditing.
    2. School district experience.
    3. Supervisory experience.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Use auditing procedures established by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to:

  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Review the systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations which could have a significant impact on operations and reports and to determine whether the organization is in compliance.
  • Review the means of safeguarding district assets and, as appropriate, verify the existence of such assets.
  • Review and appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed.
  • Review operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and whether they are being implemented as planned.
  • Examine and evaluate the school district’s system of internal control.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive audit programs for the evaluation of management controls provided over all district activities.
  • Provide written report at conclusion of each audit.
  • Appraise the adequacy of the action taken by management to correct reported deficient conditions; accepting adequate corrective action; continuing reviews of appropriate management personnel on action the internal auditor considers inadequate until there has been a satisfactory resolution of the matter.
  • Perform special reviews requested the Board of Trustees or administration.
  • Supervise Internal Audit Staff.
  • Report quarterly to the Board.
  • Perform other duties as may be determined by the Board.
Work Conditions:
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Maintain professional communications at all times.
  • Occasional travel outside of district.
  • Occasional irregular hours.

Please apply online at www.garlandisd.net


Dallas ISD  (2/5/14)

Central Staff/Auditor

Location: Internal Audit
Date Closing: Until Filled

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university with a major in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • Four years of experience in auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation
  • Considerable knowledge in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts and practices
  • Knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations and laws
  • Skills in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products
  • Skills in collecting and analyzing complex data; evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral format
  • Proficient in MS Office Professional and business software
  • Knowledge of generally accepted IS audit standards; statements and practices, and IS security and control practices
BASIC FUNCTIONS
  • Identify and evaluate the organization's risk areas and provide key input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan
  • Perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures
  • Conduct interviews, review documents, develop and administer surveys, compose summary memos and prepare working papers
  • Identify, develop and document audit issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed
  • Communicate or assist in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Board of Trustees
  • Develop and maintain productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group organizations
  • Provide or assist in providing training, coaching and guidance to Internal Audit staff in conducting audits and other audit-related issues
  • Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned

Minimum
$56,877

Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer – Human Capital Management.

A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

No telephone calls please.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H

For more info or to apply, contact VShurack@dallasisd.org.


Santander Consumer  (1/31/14)

Sr. Manager SOX Controls – Finance and Business Operations

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA) Internal Control Department is responsible, as designated by the SCUSA BoD Executive Operations Committee and Executive Management, for the development, implementation, execution, and administration of the SCUSA Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance program and its respective requirements under sections 302 and 404.

The Sr Manager of SOX Controls will be responsible for assisting the VP SOX Compliance  with the development, implementation, and execution of a US-based approach for Sarbanes Oxley Compliance that leverages and complements the existing SCUSA Internal Control Model (ICM) for assurance of controls related to financial reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the VP SOX Compliance in developing and implementing a SOX compliance program that utilizes a US-based approach but also leverages the existing Corporate Methodology from the Parent Company.
  • Performs the following activities and manage the personnel responsible for these activities when they are delegated:
    • Maintenance and preparation of clear, detailed and accurate SOX 404 documentation, including narratives, control descriptions, risk control matrices, test programs, test results, and management responses and remediation.
    • Preparation of SOX documentation relating to new acquisitions.
    • Maintenance of adequate documentation of SOX testing to ensure that documentation and testing is in accordance with test programs/control objectives, is appropriately cross-referenced and adheres with sample size requirements of internal SOX methodology.
    • Recommend improvements to controls and test programs to improve the overall control environment.
    • Follow-up to ensure that past recommendations have been implemented properly to correct deficiencies noted.
    • Manage the quarterly SOX certification process.
    • Update, map and test controls relating to the fraud risk assessment and test entity level controls.
    • Manage the SSAE 16 process as it relates to SOX.
    • Identify key spreadsheets for SOX end user controls testing and review test work performed.
    • Assist the VP SOX Compliance with preparing and updating the financial risk assessment document.
    • Review IT SOX controls to support the overall SOX compliance program.
    • Be closely involved with the Archer implementation to ensure the SOX compliance program is appropriately incorporated into the system.
    • Utilize sound judgment to identify and assess: risk, materiality, adequacy of audit evidence, compensating controls, and significance of findings.
  • Assists the VP SOX Compliance with diagnosing findings and drafting internal control reports and presentations to management.
  • Establishes and communicates timelines, requirements and issues with management in a professional and timely manner.
  • Represents team interests at internal meetings, working groups and external functions as needed, including coordinating &/or contributing to SCUSA reporting to external parties.
    Facilitates the direct development of direct reports assigned and ensure demonstrated progress of their knowledge, skills and ability.
  • Develops close but independent working relationships with all levels of management in all area of the business.
  • Responsible for oversight of all activities related to SOX SEC filings and SHUSA or Banco Santander needs around these filings.
Other Functions:
  • Special projects as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements:
  • Business or Accounting Degree and CPA required.
  • Big 4/public accounting and industry experience required.
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years’ experience working in public accounting or Internal Audit or other risk or control related functions, preferably within a large commercial and/or investment bank or in a regulatory agency, with working knowledge of consumer and commercial banking and/or capital markets products.
  • Three (3) to five (5) or more years’ management experience.
  • Excellent understanding of Sarbanes Oxley Compliance and financial services regulatory requirements and current regulatory developments.
  • Have a working knowledge of IT SOX Controls.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to request and/or collect relevant information, identify potential exposures/gaps, summarize conclusions, construct recommendations, present recommendations, collaborate on the design/testing/implementation of controls, and evaluate control results.
  • Experience in, and ability to, execute an enterprise-wide SOX program and effectively communicate and drive change.
  •  Excellent database skills with the ability to design, analyze and reconcile large data sets; ability to generate charts and tables using the correct level of detail; perform relevant trend analysis; create metrics and dashboards.
  • Ability to create high-impact presentations for all audiences (senior management, regulators, training, etc) including the ability to represent content concisely and through charts and graphics for enhanced visual impact.
  • Masterful competence of MS Office; Excel, PowerPoint and Word is essential.
  • Strong leadership/managerial skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to foster a collaborative working relationship with multiple functional areas, operational areas, and complex business lines.
  • Proven ability to build networks quickly, influence others, and effectively address audiences of all levels.
  • Ability to work closely and build trust with senior management.
  •  Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Working Conditions:

  • Extended working hours may be required as dictated by management and business needs.
  • Travel to multiple facilities may be required.
  • May be required to lift, push, or pull materials weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • May be required to sit and review information on a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • May require repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.
  •  Corporate / satellite office role.


Employer’s Rights:

This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


Sr. Manager SOX Controls – Information Technology

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Senior Manager, IT and SOX Controls is responsible for supporting the VP of SOX Compliance through the execution of Sarbanes Oxley activities, reviews, and consultancy activities conducted within SCUSA.  This role is envisaged to be the expert for SCUSA’s Internal Control Department with regards to information technology and information systems, specifically for control-related endeavors and areas.    With regards to IT Controls, the person filling this role will be responsible for supporting the VP of SOX Compliance through the effective administration, management, and execution of a comprehensive control-based program designed to contain controls related to SCUSA’s IT activities and environments.  This role is expected to be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, under the direction and in support of the VP of SOX Compliance.  This role is expected to contribute through a team structure to the team’s objectives as well as individually.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists the VP of SOX Compliance in developing and implementing an IT SOX compliance program that utilizes a US-based approach but also leverages the existing Corporate Methodology from the Parent Company.
  • Performs the following activities and manages the personnel responsible for these activities when they are delegated:
  • Maintenance and preparation of clear, detailed and accurate IT SOX 404 documentation, including narratives, control descriptions, risk control matrices, test programs, test results, and management responses and remediation.
    Preparation of IT SOX documentation relating to new acquisitions.
  • Maintenance of adequate documentation of IT SOX testing to ensure that documentation and testing is in accordance with test programs/control objectives, is appropriately cross-referenced and adheres with sample size requirements of internal SOX methodology. 
  • Recommend improvements to controls and test programs to improve the overall control environment.
  • Follow-up to ensure that past recommendations have been implemented properly to correct deficiencies noted.
  • Updates, maps and test controls relating to entity level controls.
  • Manages the SSAE 16 process as it relates to IT SOX.
  • Identifies key spreadsheets for IT SOX end user controls testing and reviews test work performed.
  • Is closely involved with the Archer implementation to ensure the IT SOX compliance program is appropriately incorporated into the system.
  • Utilizes sound judgment to identify and assess: risk, materiality, adequacy of audit evidence, compensating controls, and significance of findings.
  • Is responsible for following up on Internal Audit findings as they relate to IT controls and ensuring these findings are appropriately remediated.
  • Manages SOC reporting program. 
  • Assists the VP of SOX Compliance with diagnosing findings and drafting internal control reports and presentations to management.
  • Establishes and communicates timelines, requirements and issues with management in a professional and timely manner.
  • Represents team interests at internal meetings, working groups and external functions as needed, including coordinating &/or contributing to SCUSA reporting to external parties.
  • Facilitates the direct development of direct reports assigned and ensure demonstrated progress of their knowledge, skills and ability.
  • Develops close but independent working relationships with all levels of management in all area of the business.
  • Responsible for the oversight of all activities related to SOX SEC filings and SHUSA or Banco Santander needs around these filings as it relates to IT.
  • Develops integrated test plans for use in covering key areas of risk within SCUSA, and evaluating, through applicable standards, the adequacy and effectiveness of IT controls against key business risks.
  • Leads and participates in multiple assurance activities and critical business initiatives throughout the year.
  • Establishes and maintains key business relationships with internal client's leadership and the firm's external auditors resulting in maximum effectiveness.
  • Coaches multiple staff members to complete effective and timely audits.
  • Remains current with industry trends and emerging risks to update audit coverage as appropriate.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree or professional certifications (CISA etc.) required.
  • Big 4/public accounting and industry experience required.
  • Eight (8) to Ten (10) years  experience working in public accounting or Internal Audit or other risk or control related functions, preferably within a large commercial and/or investment bank or in a regulatory agency, with working knowledge of consumer and commercial banking and/or capital markets products.
  • Three (3) to five (5) or more years of management experience.
  • Excellent understanding of Sarbanes Oxley Compliance and financial services requirements.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to request and/or collect relevant information, identify potential exposures/gaps, summarize conclusions, construct recommendations, present recommendations, collaborate on the design/testing/implementation of controls, and evaluate control results.
  • Experience in, and ability to, execute an enterprise-wide IT SOX program and effectively communicate and drive change.
  • Excellent database skills with the ability to design, analyze and reconcile large data sets; ability to generate charts and tables using the correct level of detail; perform relevant trend analysis; create metrics and dashboards.
  • Ability to create high-impact presentations for all audiences (senior management, regulators, training, etc) including the ability to represent content concisely and through charts and graphics for enhanced visual impact.
  • Experience auditing, implementing, or operating general computer and application controls including security, change management, systems development, and disaster recovery. 
  • Experience working with distributed environments and mainframe environments (Windows, UNIX, and z/OS), relational database platforms (DB2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and et.al.), and web applications.
  • Experience developing computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and using data analysis software (IDEA, ACL, etc.).
  • Solid understanding of risk assessment, control analysis, and audit methodology with the ability to converse with management on these topics to develop the most effective audit approach and business-focused recommendations to strengthen controls.
  • Masterful competence of MS Office; Excel, PowerPoint and Word is essential.
  • Strong leadership/managerial skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to foster a collaborative working relationship with multiple functional areas, operational areas, and complex business lines.
  • Proven ability to build networks quickly, influence others, and effectively address audiences of all levels.
  • Good proficiency in advanced PC applications (MS Access, SQL, IDEA, etc.)
  • Ability to work closely and build trust with senior management.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Other Functions:
  • Special projects as requested
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Working Conditions:
  • Extended working hours may be required as dictated by management and business needs.
  • Travel to multiple facilities may be required (10%).
  • May be required to lift, push, or pull materials weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • May be required to sit and review information on a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • May require repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.
  • Corporate / satellite office role.
Employer’s Rights:

This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


SOX Control Analyst (2 Positions)

Summary of Responsibilities

The SOX Control Analyst is responsible for supporting the Manager of SOX Controls and the Director of Internal Controls in the execution of the SOX program and its related activities conducted within SCUSA.  This role will report directly to the Manager of SOX Controls.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists with assessing the adequacy of SOX internal controls and efficiencies in business processes.
  • Assists with documenting SOX process and control activities via narratives, matrices, and test scripts etc.
  • Audits and tests SOX controls to ensure that they are performed as required and is in accordance with test scripts/control objectives and within budgeted time allowed. Testing is adequately documented and cross-referenced and adheres with sample size requirements and internal SOX methodology.
  • Works with process owners to ensure SOX documentation is updated (as needed).
  • Assists with maintaining a library of SOX documentation including narratives, test scripts, and risk matrices.
  • Works directly with control and process owners to ensure understanding and knowledge of SOX processes and procedures.
  • Builds strong relationships with SOX control and process owner’s, IT SOX internal control team, internal audit, external auditors, internal control team and compliance department.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or other related discipline.
  • 3+ years of Sarbanes Oxley professional experience in a risk & control organization or public accounting firm.
  • Big 4/public accounting and industry experience.
  • Certification(s) such as CPA will be considered along with other certifications such as CIA, CSox, CCSA, CISA, CFE, CBA, et.al.
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong and well developed verbal and written communication, collaboration, and time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to various work environments, industries, and project schedules and to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.
Working Conditions:
  • Extended working hours may be required as dictated by management and business needs.
  • Travel to multiple facilities may be required. 
  • May be required to lift, push, or pull materials weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • May be required to sit and review information on a computer screen for long periods of time
  • May require repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard
  • Corporate / satellite office role
Employer’s Rights:

This job description may not list all the duties of the job.  You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.


Apply to any of these position at https://www.santanderconsumerusa.com/about/careers


UT Southwestern Medical Center  (11/25/13)

Senior Auditor (IT)

Job Code: 506803

Job Description
Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area. A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience. Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties

Conducts audits of assigned IT, departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.
Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.
Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.
Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.
Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.
Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
Conducts information technology audits.
Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.


Internal Auditor Sr

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area. A Master’s degree or professional certification is preferred; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Five (5) or more years professional auditing experience is required, preferably with some public accounting or consulting experience. Healthcare or higher education industry experience is highly desirable.

Job Duties
  • Conducts audits of assigned departmental, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate crediting standards and prescribed departmental standards.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and determines compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Develops and reviews audit programs and reports, including audit findings and recommendations for specific action.
  • Provides working supervision to assigned auditors, including performance evaluations at completion of each audit.
  • Prepares and reviews work papers as basis for supporting work performed, conclusions drawn, and findings and recommendations included in audit report.
  • Remains abreast of current developments in auditing.
  • Conducts or assists in investigation of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations, determines cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
  • Conducts information technology audits.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
  • Assists in performing special reviews and analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


Internal Auditor II

Job Code: 506801

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, information systems or related area and 2-4 years of professional experience, preferably in an public auditing or consulting environment. Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Information Systems Auditor is preferred.

Job Duties
  • Conducts less complex audits or parts of larger audits involving accounting, financial, and operational activities in accordance with appropriate accrediting standards and prescribed departmental policies.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of management controls surrounding activities under audit and their compliance with all applicable University policies and procedures.
  • Provides input for, and assists in, drafting of audit reports, development of audit findings and recommendations for specific remedial actions.
  • Prepares work papers to support work performed, findings, and recommendations included in audit reports.
  • Assists in investigations of alleged theft, misuse of funds, or other defalcations to determine their cause, extent of loss, and means of prevention.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with audit personnel to achieve objectives of auditing assignments.
  • Remain abreast of current developments in auditing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


More information on all these positions:
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/careers/index.html

or, contact our HR rep Charlotte Williams – charlotte.williams@utsouthwestern.edu


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