We are having a special joint meeting with the Fort Worth
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm
Fraud and Financial Statements 2002
Presented by Bryan Finley, CPA, Deloitte & Touche
Dont miss this exceptionally timely presentation!!! With the growing list of recent high-profile bankruptcies, earnings restatements, and daily news stories of accounting irregularities, awareness of financial statement fraud has never been higher. Bryan Finley, Deloitte & Touche, will lead a discussion on Fraud and Financial Statements. This presentation will include current issues and concerns related to this exceptionally hot topic. Additionally, the role of auditors and accountants in detecting and preventing financial statement fraud will be explored. Bryan will be assisted by members of Deloitte & Touches Forensic and Investigative Services Practice, who will discuss several recent cases of financial statement errors, their characteristics, and warnings signs.
As internal auditors we need to understand the risks and recognize the potential warning flags related to financial statement fraud within our own organizations. Bryan and team will provide you excellent and useable information on this high profile topic.
Bryan Finley, CPA is a Senior Manager in the Dispute Consulting practice of Deloitte & Touche. Bryan has over eleven years of experience in forensic accounting, litigation services, and fraud investigation and reorganization services. Bryans experience in these service areas includes practice in New York for six years and London for four years. As a result, Bryan has significant international experience in fraud, litigation and bankruptcy assignments. Bryan has provided these services to a wide range of industries, including banking, publishing, energy, government and manufacturing. Bryan has had extensive experience with internal fraud investigation, management and financial statement fraud investigation, commercial litigation damages determination, Chapter 11 bankruptcies, and other regulatory actions. Bryan, a Dallas area native, has returned to his home state of Texas and now specializes in Forensic & Investigative Services for the Dallas office of Deloitte & Touche. Bryan is a graduate of the Professional Program in Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.
How to Audit Potential Earnings Management
Presented by Sonya Yoo, Texas Instruments Internal Auditing
Sonya Yoo, Texas Instruments Internal Auditing, will offer hands-on and timely advice related to performing internal audits aimed at preventing and/or detecting potential earnings management.
Operating managements goals can lead to decisions being made to recognize sales or expenses early or late. This can impact the financial results reported for the quarter or the year. Sonyas discussion will assist you and your internal audit team in understand the potential issues related to earnings management. Additionally, Sonya will outline the internal controls that should be in place to prevent and/or detect potential earnings management issues.
Post Meeting 1:30pm
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|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
IIA Members: $25
Reservations must be received by 10:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
Please mark your calendar for final meeting date for the 2001-2002 chapter year:
Periodic telephone calls are made to chapter members to remind them of upcoming meetings, events or seminars. The calls are brief and are made in the evenings and left on voicemail so as not to interrupt your work. If you would prefer not to receive reminder calls, you may "opt out" at the chapter website. Go to http://dallasiia.org/Reminder.htm and complete the form as requested. A message can also be left at (214) 740-5569 with your name and the telephone number to be removed.
The Research Foundation recently published a publication entitled Electronic Systems Assurance and Control (eSAC). The eSAC model sets the stage for effective technology risk management by giving companies a framework to guide an evaluation of their e-business control environment. A significant part of the eSAC planning involves feedback from the professional audit community. A brief survey (less than 20 questions), in which, the membership may provide their insights to the eSAC planning process is available now at the web site http://www.theiia.org/ecm/iiarf.cfm?doc_id=253. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
All you need to do is to write an article for one of the Departments in Internal Auditor magazine and submit it by Monday, April 22 for 2 movie passes.
Of course, longer articles may also be submitted to Magdalena Kovats or Corinne Bryan for publication in Internal Auditor. For each submission by April 22 the Dallas Chapter will award 2 movie passes. For submission contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By participating you also have a chance to win two more times: 1st the member submitting the greatest number of articles will win a $50 gift certificate. 2nd the best Roundtable article published in Internal Auditor will win a $50 gift certificate for items featured in The IIAs Bookstore Catalogue.
Be the member who submits the most articles for publication in Internal Auditor magazine by April 22 and walk away with movie passes and a $50 gift certificate!
Is your resume state-of-the-art? Do you know how to research and target companies for employment opportunities? Are you successfully networking to get your next job?
To get answers to these questions, the Officers of the Dallas Chapter are inviting our members to attend a free session called Successful Tips to Help Get Your Next Job to be held on May 24, 2002, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the JCPenney Home Office in Plano.
If interested, please register or contact Pamela Krakosky, Membership Chair, at email@example.com for more information.
Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Dallas Chapter:
|April New Members|
|New CIAs who passed the November 2001 Exam and met the eligibility requirements received their CIA certificates at the March luncheon. In total, 13 Dallas Chapter IIA members attained the Certified Internal Auditor designation. Congratulations to the following chapter members:|
Brenda Smith Peterman
|In addition to becoming a Certified Internal Auditor, James Koehlinger was also awarded the William S. Smith Certificate of Honor.|
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken during March, or earlier if not previously reported. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.
To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by April 15, 2002. Contact Dace Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org, 972-605-6128) if you have any questions.
The Dallas Chapter of The IIA would like to report the speaking engagements on internal audit related topics which our members have conducted since June 1, 2001. If you have made presentations that would qualify for continuing education credit, would you please let email@example.com know the date, the group to whom the presentation was made, the number of hours of CPE, and the topic or title of your presentation. It will help the Dallas Chapter, and we thank you for it! (You need not repeat those that have already been reported.)
|Four information filled tracks:
16 hours of CPE
An early bird special price of $495
|Great speakers, including:
Contact Mary Ann Missman 713-237-2577 for details.
A complete list of conference speakers and specific topics will be announced soon.
8:00am to 8:30am - Seminar Registration
8:30am to 11:30am - Fraud 2002 Morning Session
11:30am to 12:00 noon - Lunch Registration
12:00pm to 1:15pm - Lunch Lessons From Major Fraud Cases
1:30pm to 4:30pm - Fraud 2002 Afternoon Session
Cost: $25 for IIA members. Not a member? Become one!
As we enter the 21st century, fraud is alive and well. Auditors and managers are being challenged as never before to provide the leadership, techniques and technology to keep fraud to a minimum.
This course explores the current fraud-related challenges facing auditors and their organizations and provides practical proven solutions to real problems. The program will be highly participative. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their questions and greatest fraud-related concerns, and share their own proven techniques and ideas.
Mr. Thompson is a recognized authority on training managers, auditors and investigators in fraud-related matters. Since 1981 he has designed and presented courses on fraud prevention, detection and investigation for business and government organizations worldwide. His courses are known for providing practical, proven approaches to real problems. These practical approaches have yielded dramatic results for class attendees.
In addition to providing training on fraud-related matters, Mr. Thompson provides training on behavior and communication skills and internal auditing. He is the co-developer with R. L. Townsend, of a series of courses on audit and control of construction costs. He is also co-developer with Richard Stohl of a series of courses on audit and control of health benefits administration. Mr. Thompson is currently editor of "Fraud Findings" in The Internal Auditor magazine.
Mr. Thompson's experience prior to entering the consulting field includes public accounting with a Big 5 CPA firm, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company. His career in public accounting and internal auditing provided exposure to a number of types of impropriety including embezzlement, insurance fraud, loan fraud, stock fraud, kickbacks and bribery, misappropriation of funds and mail fraud.
In addition to personally detecting and investigating suspected fraud cases, he established corporate policies for fraud and trained other auditors in fraud detection and investigation. Responsibilities included working with top management and reporting to the audit committee on the status of open cases. He has worked closely with legal counsel, law enforcement and prosecutors.
Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Go to http://www.dallasiia.org/Fraud_2002.htm for additional info and to register.
There are less than two weeks left until NT-ISACA's Spring Training Series, but the good news is there is still time left to register! However, dont delay since seats are limited and they are filling up fast!
If you are interested in signing up, NT-ISACA wants to make the registration process as painless as possible. They dont need to have your company check in hand to register you. Simply fax your registration form to Dave Sarabacha at 214-880-5083 and mail a check later, or pay at the door.
This time they are offering a 3-day, 2-track seminar concentrating on mainframe and network audit, security and control and featuring 3 highly skilled and experienced instructors. This promises to be an exceptional training opportunity at an affordable price, so be sure to register today!
Dates: April 15-17, 2002
Location: CityPlace Conference Center
If you are interested in attending, outlines for Track 1 and Track 2 as well as a registration form with all contact information can also be downloaded from the Events page on their website at http://www.isacantx.org. As always, remember to visit frequently for the most current, detailed information on all chapter events.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is seeking AUDITOR and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR candidates.
Both positions require:
Persons in these positions:
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is one of the 12 district banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, make up the central bank of the United States. The Federal Reserve Systems three major responsibilities are to set monetary policy and manage the money supply; to regulate and supervise banks; and to serve as a bank for the banking industry, provide financial services, and serve as the fiscal agent for the Federal government. The majority of the operations at the district banks, and the focus of audit activities, are focused on this last responsibility.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is located near downtown Dallas. The Bank offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, a casual dress work environment, and free, underground, on-site parking. The Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Interested candidates can find additional information about the Fed at www.dallasfed.org.
fax - 1-888-304-2317
Federal Reserve Bank Dallas
P.O. Box 549238, Suite 102
Waltham MA 02454-9238
OmniAmerican, ranked one of the top 100 credit unions in America, seeks an experienced, detail-oriented internal auditor. Responsibilities: plan & perform financial, operations, compliance audits.
Other duties include:
Accounting degree required; CPA or CIA preferred. Financial institution operations and/or audit experience preferred. The position is located in west Ft. Worth. Competitive salary and superb benefits! Fax cover letter, salary history, & resume to 817-367-2786 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit http://www.omniamerican.org
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:
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-5946
Fax: (972) 431-5995
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 Tracie Martin (email@example.com) at 214-820-6970 for more information.
Comments, questions, suggestions?
Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
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