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eNews Update - April 2001

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This Month: Joint Meeting with the Fort Worth Chapter of the IIA

Thursday, April 19, 2001

11:15 Lunch Meeting The Ball Park in Arlington

The Business of Baseball

Photo of Doug Melvin

Presented by
Doug Melvin,
General Manager of the Texas Rangers

Please note special meeting times for this month:

  • Registration (and informal social gathering) between 10:45 and 11:30.
  • Lunch service (buffet style) will start between 11:15 and 11:30.
  • Business meeting (announcements, CIA presentations, etc.) will start approximately 11:45.
  • Doug Melvin will speak at noon (for approximately 45 to 50 minutes).

1:00 Post-meeting Ballpark in Arlington

Ballpark Tour (no CPD Credit offered) 

Photo of The Ballpark in Arlington


Map to The Ballpark in Arlington

This meeting is being held at the Ballpark in Arlington. 

Preferred Method

The best method to confirm your reservation is via the website at DallasIIA.org/Reserve.htm.

Secondary Method

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.

Contact

Gina Bailey, TXU
Phone: 214-812-5937
Fax: 214-812-6676
e-mail: gbailey1@txu.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Students: $15
Walk-ins (members or non) $30
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee $2

Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, April 13, 2001 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows"

Remaining Meeting Dates for the 2000-2001 Chapter Year
May 15, 2001

The program calendar is now on the web now. Go to http://dallasiia.org/Events.htm for details.


IIAResearch Foundation

Dave Hallo recently received a new publication from the Foundation entitled An e-Risk Primer (order number B426, price is $60 for IIA Members and $75 for Nonmembers). This publication (130 pages) provides an understanding of how the paperless e-world affects internal controls, addresses the enterprise impact and technologies issues, and identifies risk assessment and analysis techniques.

It can be purchased through the IIA Distribution Center (toll free in the U.S. 1-877-867-4957). If you would like to preview the publication prior to purchase, please let Dave know at (214) 812-4990 or dhallo1@txu.com.


IIA Dallas Chapter Member Receives Highest Score Award For CCSA Exam

Walter E. States, CIA, CCSA, Senior Auditor for EDS Corporation in Plano, Texas, was recently awarded the 2000 CCSA Highest Achievement Award for his performance on the Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) examination, administered by IIA. The award will be presented to States at The IIA’s Enterprise Risk and Control Self-Assessment Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on August 20-22, 2001. States earned this prestigious award by achieving the highest exam score of all candidates who took the CCSA exam in 2000.

CCSA


Upcoming Seminars

Auditing PeopleSoftEnterprise Systems

April 25, 2001

Presented by Lane Lambert and Manish Chokshi of
D&T Logo

Seminar Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of PeopleSoft version 7.5 and its navigation.
  • Gain knowledge on how to audit PeopleSoft version 7.5 applications.
  • Understand the physical and logical components of a PeopleSoft Enterprise Solution.
  • Understand the internal control components of a PeopleSoft Enterprise Solution.
  • Gain knowledge of PeopleSoft customization, programming, and change management control considerations.

Seminar Outline:

  • User Authentication - logon process, PeopleSoft login control testing, password configuration, third-party software packages
  • Operator Security - password configuration, operator IDs, operator classes, menu/panels
  • Operator Class Security (Financials, HRMS) - row level security/organization (in HRMS), trees, operator preferences, field level security
  • Field Level Security Reporting - query, Crystal, PS/Vision

Instructors:

  • Lane Lambert is a manager in the Enterprise Risk Services Group at D&T. Prior to joining D&T in June of 1999, Lane acquired over 23 years of professional experience in Information Technology (IT) and auditing in the electric utility and manufacturing industries. His prior background includes experience as a Senior COBOL Programmer/Analysts, an IT Audit Manager, and an IT Project Manager.
  • Manish Chokshi is a senior consultant in the Enterprise Risk Services Group at Deloitte & Touche. He is responsible for the PeopleSoft and EDP Control Reviews for a diverse range of clients with various system architectures. Prior to joining D&T in December of 1999, Manish acquired over 12 years of professional experience in Financial Accounting, Information Technology (IT) and auditing in the PeopleSoft.

Date and Time:

April 25, 2001 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, registration begins at 8:00 am. Deadline for enrolling in the seminar is April 20, 2001. Use the On-line Registration form on the web site at http://dallasiia.org/April_seminar.htm.

Location:

CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 Haskell (southeast corner of Central Expressway and Haskell).

Map to CityPalce

Fees and CPE:

$100 for IIA Members and $125 for Non-Members. (The price includes continental breakfast and morning snacks.) You will receive 4 hours of CPE. Checks should be made payable to IIA Dallas Chapter and mailed to the attention of:

Dennis McGuffie
Triad Hospitals
13455 Noel Road, Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75240

Contact:

Dennis McGuffie dennis.mcguffie@triadhospitals.com, or  (972) 789-2767


One, Two, FREE! (Almost)

One result of Dallas hosting the IIA International Conference in 1998 is having the resources to offer an almost FREE seminar to all Chapter members. The seminar is scheduled for May 14 and 15, 2001 with the topic of “Best Practices in Value Added Auditing” by James Roth.

(The “almost” part is that there will be a nominal registration fee (see below), lunch will not be included, and it will be B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Binder) for the materials.)

Now just offering a “free” seminar to every member would be a little too easy for you. So, there are a couple strings attached to this offer. To be eligible to attend this seminar for “free”, you’ll need to attend at least TWO monthly chapter meetings during the period September through April.

Time is growing short. If you have not attended two IIA meetings, you only have the March and April meetings to qualify for this opportunity.

  • $50 for IIA Dallas Chapter Members that have attended at least two monthly meetings from September 2000 to April 2001.
  • $250 for Members that have NOT attended two meetings.
  • $300 for Non-Members.

The price includes continental breakfast, the lunch on the day of IIA Dallas Chapter May Meeting, and morning and afternoon snacks.

Remember; attend any two monthly meetings to be eligible for this “free” seminar! Mark your calendars now and plan on attending this information packed seminar.   Deadline to sign up is May 9, 2001. See  http://dallasiia.org/May_seminar.htm for seminar details and to register.


Career Opportunities

New Career Opportunities are being posted to the web site. Visit DallasIIA.org/Employ.htm for the latest job postings. Here are this month's opportunities:


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITORS / CONSULTANTS

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is seeking INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR / CONSULTANT candidates.

Position requirements include:

  • 1 to 3 years experience in IT auditing.
  • Experience with auditing / knowledge of distributed processing / client/server / database environments using various hardware platforms and operating systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting, management, computer science/information technology, engineering, or a related field.
  • Excellent project management, teamwork, and communications and report writing skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, establish priorities, work effectively independently or as part of a team.
  • Audit / accounting / information technology certification is a plus.

Persons in this position will:

  • Plan, conduct, and report on audits of internal Federal Reserve Bank operations.
  • Interact with all management and staff levels in the organization.
  • Maintain a general knowledge of the current information technology environment with a specific expertise in the operations of one or more Reserve Bank IT functions / organizational units as part of the Audit Liaison Program.
  • Travel occasionally (5-8% annually) to other Federal Reserve cities nationwide.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is located near downtown Dallas. The Bank offers a pleasant, casual dress work environment, competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and free, underground, on-site parking. The Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Interested candidates can find additional information at www.dallasfed.org or may forward resumes to resumes@dal.frb.org, or (214) 922-6365 via fax, or mail to:

Personnel Department
Code ITA
P O Box 655906
Dallas, TX 75265-5906

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Please visit www.dallasfed.org


The Federal Home Loan Bank Dallas has an immediate opportunity for an individual at our office in Irving.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR

Selected individual will perform EDP audits of the Bank, including examining, evaluating, verifying procedures, internal controls and recorded data in the completion of audits of information systems, applications and other assigned work. To prepare EDP audit results and recommendations for management. To assist in financial and operational audits. Perform audit procedures to review and apprise general and application data processing controls. Perform assigned financial and operational audit procedures. Assist in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive data processing audit program. Provide IT consulting services to clients relative to data processing security and controls. Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelors degree with a major in accounting, Finance or Computer Science with a minimum of 18 hours of Accounting. Should have 3-5 years experience in financial institution auditing or EDP auditing. Certified Information Systems Auditor or candidate preferred. MS Office skills including Word, Excel and Access preferred. Good oral and written communication skills.

We offer an outstanding benefits package and competitive salary. Qualified candidates may forward resume with salary requirements in confidence to:

Human Resources Advisor-SA
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
8500 Freeport Pkwy., Suite 100
Irving, Texas 75063

e-mail: molly.ritter@fhlb.com or fax (214) 441-8152.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

Please visit www.fhlb.com


Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume to:

Greg Dubis
JCPenney Company
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-7121
Fax: (972) 431-7195
E-mail: gdubis@jcpenney.com

Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill positions. This service is offered to members at no charge.

Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Barry Tillman (barry.tillman@bankofamerica.com) at (214) 209-9810 for more information.


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