The Dallas Chapter - April 2005 eNews

April 2005

The President’s Letter - Congratulations New CIAs and CCSAs

On behalf of everyone in the Dallas IIA Chapter, congratulations to the new CIAs and CCSAs. What a great achievement! It shows your dedication to our profession and your commitment to excellence in the field. A job well done!

In addition to recognizing those receiving the CIA and CCSA certificates, we will have a great meeting that will include the current economic outlook, personal finances and career management. Mine Yücel of the Federal Reserve Bank will speak at lunch providing us with an Economic Update. At the Pre-Meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn some insights on personal finances presented by Jeff McNaughton of AXA Advisors. At the Post-Meeting you will get an opportunity to learn some tricks on Career Management presented by PenniMarie Sprague of Dickson Allan. A great line up of information that will be very beneficial to you both personally and professionally.

As we get close to the end of the Chapter year, I encourage you to consider helping the Chapter continue its success next year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at: jeseutte@jcpenney.com.

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey E. Seutter
President Dallas Chapter IIA

Next Meeting - Thursday, April 7, 2005
CityPlace Conference Center

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

The New Texas Two-Step: In Line with the Nation
Mine Yücel, Vice President and Senior Economist for
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Mine Yücel will provide an update on regional economic conditions. Topics include:

  • How Texas compares to the national economy in the past recession and recovery
  • Why did Texas' performance lag the nation's?
  • Overview of the current state of the economy.
  • Which sectors showed the most growth last year?
  • Is high-tech coming back?
  • Are high oil and gas prices still good for the Texas economy?

Mine Yücel is Vice President and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has been with the Bank since 1989. As an energy economist and head of the Bank's regional group, she analyzes the regional economy and energy markets on an ongoing basis and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth.

Yücel is past president of the United States Association of Energy Economics (2004 - USAEE), past president of the Dallas Economists Club (2004), member of the American Economic Association and the International Association of Energy Economics. She has served on the executive boards of the USAEE and the Dallas Chapter of Women in Technology International, Inc.

Before joining the Bank she was an assistant professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. She has a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University in Houston, Texas.


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am

Smart Auditors Finish Rich – adapted from Smart Couples Finish Rich
Jeff McNaughton, Axa Advisors

The presentation will provide a foundation to achieve financial success as well as educate about the various products for financial protection (life, health, disability income and long-term care insurance), financial accumulation (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 401k’s, IRA’s and 529 plans) and financial distribution (wills and estate planning).

Topics include:

  • Discover the True Purpose of Money in Your Life
  • Create a Purpose Focused financial Plan
  • Build Your Retirement Basket (401k’s, IRA’s, Roth IRA’s)
  • Build Your Security Basket (Life, health, disability income and long-term care insurance)
  • Teach Smart Kids to Finish Rich

Jeff McNaughton has been providing financial and insurance advice for the last 23 years. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1982, he provided financial and tax advice as a Certified Public Accountant. Jeff then moved on to provide comprehensive financial advice, including financial and estate planning and investment and insurance advice (including life, health, disability income and long-term care insurance). He is currently with AXA Advisors in Dallas, Texas. Jeff has passed the rigorous exams to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). He has his life and health insurance license as well as the following NASD registrations: Series 6, Series 7 and Series 65. His mission is to help individuals and business find solutions to them achieving their financial goals including wealth protection, accumulation and distribution of their assets. Jeff is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Million Dollar Round Table. He was recently named one Dallas’s best financial planners by D Magazine.


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

BAM! Kick Up Your Career a Notch
PenniMarie Sprague, Dickson Allan

Come join us after lunch and have fun learning some tips and tricks to manage your career. Incorporate all of the ingredients to bring you to the next level, whether internally or externally to your organization for now or in the future. The goal is to add zest to the following:

  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing tips
  • Working with recruiters (agency and corporate)
  • Trends (i.e., converting from a contractor to full-time employee, new positions in the marketplace, and what will happen in the next five to ten years.)

PenniMarie Sprague is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) that began her recruiting career in 1997. She has both agency and corporate staffing experience. Ms. Sprague has her bachelors in Business Management and is a graduate and graduate assistant (trainer) from Dale Carnegie Training. Ms. Sprague is currently studying to sit for the Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification.


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204

                            CityPlace Conference Center

The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the RED and BLUE lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at  http://www.dart.org/default.asp

Preferred Method:

The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the web site at http://www.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:

Kari Reddick
Triad Hospitals
Phone: 214-473-3820
Fax: 866-855-0085 
kari.reddick@triadhospitals.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

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

Reservations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, April  1, 2005 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only

We accept most major Credit Cards

The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Melinda Lokey at 214-473-3823 or melinda.lokey@triadhospitals.com.

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

Chapter News

Annual Member Survey

Your opinion counts! The Dallas Chapter has now over 1400 members, but we only hear from a small portion. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions on the annual member survey at http://dallasiia.org/Member_Survey_05.htm. We are evaluating many areas of the Chapter including, lunch locations and prices, speaker topics and training requirements to better meet the needs of the growing membership.

Thank you for your time!

Lynn Allsup,
Chapter President-elect


IIA Research Foundation

The IIA Research Foundation provides to the membership a number of online research reports. The current list includes:

  • Emerging Issues Series
  • Assessment Guide for U.S. Legislative, Regulatory, and Listing Exchanges Requirements Affecting Internal Auditing
  • Internal Audit’s Role in Corporate Governance: Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
  • Internal Auditing Relationships: Serving Two Masters
  • Research Opportunities in Internal Auditing
  • Risk Assessment by Internal Auditors Using Past Research on Bankruptcy
  • The Role of Internal Audit in Corporate Governance and Management (Australia)

These are either free or a small donation is requested. You can review these at the following link - http://www.theiia.org/?doc_id=4247


Endorsed Internal Audit Program at the
University of Texas at Dallas Update

Progress through Sharing

One of the things in building a top flight audit organization is sharing the knowledge of others and gaining knowledge on best practices. It has amazed me in my fifteen years of working with the IIA the camaraderie and sharing of information among auditors. If you look at IIA International and working on various committees, the focus is sharing the knowledge of others and learning from their advances and sometimes mistakes.

To get a better idea of the Internal Audit State of the Union in the DFW area, a group of students from the IIA Student Chapter will be giving many of you a call regarding a survey they compiled. This information will help in getting a better picture of what is happening locally. I’m asking in advance for your assistance in sharing the information that will be used in aggregate to benefit the profession and the local Chapter. After they are complete with the study, they will create a presentation for one of the fall local chapter meetings.

Another event that is being planned for sometime in May is a Second Annual Golf event. More information will be coming as the students put this program together. A date to put on your calendar is an all day seminar on Fraud - Follow the Money. If you enjoyed the March Chapter meeting as much as I did, this seminar will go into more detail on the same topic. The seminar is planned for October 21 at UT Dallas.

The Student Chapter resumes are available and up to date they are available at www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia. If you are interested in any of the students for full time or internship positions you can set up interviews on campus at the School of Management. If you are interested in students in the program contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.


Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken in March, or earlier if not 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, 2005. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or magdalena.kovats@resources-us.com) if you have any questions.

Chapter Seminars

REGISTER NOW for the Dallas Chapter Profiling Seminar by Dan Korem:

Back by popular demand, Dan Korem is offering his seminar to the Dallas Chapter April 21 and 22 at the Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum. Dan Korem, the critically acclaimed author of The Art of Profiling—Reading People Right the First Time, will teach you how to profile almost anyone—even people from other cultures—within just a few minutes of interaction.

The February meeting notice had a typographical error on the member price. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more Seminar Information, refer to Web site: http://dallasiia.org/PDF/Profiling_05.pdf.

Also, Utilizing Digital Analysis and Benford's Law to Detect Fraud will be presented on Friday, Apr 29, 2005, 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Omni Hotel Colonnade in San Antonio, TX.  Details are provided in this Word Document.

Finally, Quality Assessment of the Audit Activity (IIA Trainer and includes Internal Assessor/Validator Accreditation Exam), will be held June 15th -17th at CityPlace Conference Center.  Look for more information of our seminars page in the near future.

Career Opportunities

Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.

Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, fsjnherman@aol.com.


Wyndham International  (3/24/05)

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for performing hotel, casino, and home office audits. He/she is responsible for assisting in maintaining audit shells and programs. This individual must follow established privacy procedures and policies at all times and maintain confidentiality of employee data and healthcare information.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Able to read reference materials and obtain information. Prepares letters and/or reports, following policies and procedures. Able to operate various standard office machines.

Position will be based in Dallas. Please submit resumes to lvargas@wyndham.com for immediate consideration.


Reddy Ice  (3/24/05)

Reddy Ice is the largest manufacturer and distributor of ice in the United States, servicing over 73,000 customers in 32 states. The company owns or leases approximately 60 manufacturing facilities, several distribution centers, refrigerated warehouses, and one bottled water plant. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Internal Audit Manager

SUMMARY
Develop annual internal audit plan, plan and coordinate the internal audit program, direct and oversee work of audit team members, express opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, prepare formal written reports for management. Implement Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements, and develop testing methodology to ensure adequate internal controls. Hire, train, and supervise staff auditors. Conduct internal investigations as warranted. Perform due diligence on potential acquisitions.

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Five to six years experience in internal audit.
  • CPA required
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Additional designations preferred, such as CIA, CFE, or CISA.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley implementation experience preferred.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Experience in multi-location manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Ability to set priorities and organize work flow to manage multiple tasks and the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Ability to travel from 35% to 50%.
  • Strong Computer skills including data analysis tools, Excel, Word, Outlook.

Please send your resume and salary history to ngreen@reddyice.com 

Internal Auditor

Job Description

Reddy Ice is currently hiring an internal auditor to perform financial and operational audits on multiple company manufacturing locations. This person will be responsible for evaluating the company’s system of internal controls, preparing written report of their findings, and presenting results to management. This person will also assist in the documentation and testing of internal controls as required by Sarbanes-Oxley, and will assist in due diligence of potential acquisitions.

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Two to four years’ auditing experience.
  • CPA or candidate preferred.
  • Additional designations desirable, such as CIA, CFE, or CISA.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley implementation experience desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to adequately document work papers.
  • Travel required up to 50%.
  • Strong Computer skills including data analysis tools, Excel, Word, Outlook.

Please send your resume and salary history to ngreen@reddyice.com.


Progressive Personnel Systems, L.L.C.  (3/9/05)

Description

Company Profile:
Dean Foods Company, the nation's leading dairy processor and distributor. Dean Foods is the only fluid dairy company in the United States with the ability to deliver fresh dairy products to customers across the entire nation.

  • Dean is searching for a number of qualified auditors.
  • Assess the internal controls and operating efficiency of business units throughout the organization by evaluating key financial operational processes.
  • Plan the approach and scope of the audit program and assist in its preparation.
  • Prepare formal written reports, expressing the opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system control.
  • Appraise the adequacy of the actions taken to implement recommendations.
  • Salary is base $55k-$65K
  • Dean Foods Company is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements
  • Travel requirement is approximately 50% throughout US and certain international locations.
  • BS, BBA, required with an MBA preferred.
  • CPA or progress towards a CPA is required.
  • 2-5 years audit experience with manufacturing or consumer products experience.
  • Strong presentation and platform skills are required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions.
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

Candidates can forward resumes to the attention of Clayton Conine at clayton@pps-staffing.net.


Mortgage Bankers' Consultants  (3/1/05)

Mortgage Bankers’ Consultants
www.mortgagejob.com
Amy Norton 214-704-8778

Publicly held national mortgage company has retained our services for the following position. Please feel free to call 214.704.8778 or email to amy@mortgagejob.com. Thank you.

Internal Auditor Senior

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

To assist the Internal Audit Manager of servicing operations in Ft. Worth, Texas, with the execution of an annual internal audit plan covering the mortgage servicing operations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assisting with development of the annual internal audit plan for servicing operations.
  2. Executing detailed audit programs covering servicing operations including call center, loss mitigation, regulatory, agency, investor, and Uniform Single Attestation Program for Mortgage Bankers audit requirements.
  3. Maintaining effective communications with the Manager of Internal Audit and other members of Internal Audit team, as well as mid- and upper-level management.
  4. Assisting with the development of standard audit planning and work paper documentation.
  5. Conducting entrance and exit conferences with management.
  6. Testing Sarbanes Oxley related internal controls in connection with individual audits.
  7. Developing and mentoring a staff auditor.
  8. Drafting audit reports for management.
  9. Determining cost effective solutions and process improvements for audit findings.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required.

Work Experience:
Two to four years of accounting and/or auditing experience are required, preferably with a large national or regional accounting firm, or large internal audit department. Knowledge of mortgage banking operations and call center operations is a plus, but not required.

Computer Software Skills:
Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor is preferred but not required. Candidates not currently possessing such credentials will be encouraged to seek one of the above, or similar professional designations.


Grant Thornton  (1/13/05)

Grant Thornton LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Founded in 1924, Grant Thornton serves public and private midsize clients through 48 offices in the United States and in 585 offices in 110 countries. Grant Thornton LLP's web site is www.GrantThornton.com.


Title: Internal Audit Associate

Our Business Risk Services (BRS) group, a specialty advisory practice within Assurance and Advisory Business Services, is a growing practice providing strategic solutions, operational performance improvement and assurance support to our clients. Grant Thornton seeks a team player with a strong work ethic and excellent professional skills for the role of Associate- Internal Audit Services.

This professional will perform internal audit procedures under the direction of the internal audit management team and in accordance with the client's audit plan, risk management strategy and Grant Thornton's internal audit methodologies.

Responsibilities:

Maintain a strong client focus by effectively serving client needs and developing productive working relationships with client personnel.

Stay abreast of current business and economic developments relevant to the client's business.

Deliver high-quality client service by directing the daily progress of fieldwork and informing Managers of engagement status.

Respect and protect confidential client information.

Display teamwork, integrity and leadership.

Support colleagues and value others' contributions.

Provide constructive on-the-job feedback and coaching.

Utilize technology and tools to continually learn and innovate, share knowledge with team members and enhance the delivery of services.

Bring potential business opportunities to the internal audit management team's attention.

Actively encourage team members to contribute ideas and identify potential business development opportunities to sell Grant Thornton's services.

Requirements:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a business-related field
  • 1-4 years minimum of related audit, business or financial experience
  • CPA, CIA or a desire to pursue applicable professional development and certification(s)
  • strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • demonstrated consistency in values, principles, and work ethic

Candidates must be available to travel 30-45% and work in excess of standard hours when necessary.

Interested Candidates should submit a resume in confidence to TexasBASCareers@gt.com or fax 214-561-2370.

Grant Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.


Title: Internal Audit Manager

Our Business Advisory Services (BAS) group, a specialty advisory practice within Assurance and Advisory Business Services, is a growing practice providing strategic solutions, operational performance improvement and assurance support to our clients. Grant Thornton seeks a team player with a strong work ethic and excellent professional skills for the role of Manager- Internal Audit Services. This professional will supervise and perform in accordance with the client's audit plan, risk management strategy and Grant Thornton's internal audit methodologies.

Responsibilities:

Maintain a strong client focus by effectively managing client needs and developing productive working relationships with client personnel. Stay abreast of current business and economic developments relevant to the client's business. Deliver high-quality client service by directing the daily progress of fieldwork and informing Managers of engagement status. Respect and protect confidential client information.

Display teamwork, integrity and leadership. Support colleagues and value others' contributions. Provide constructive on-the-job feedback and coaching.

Utilize technology and tools to continually learn and innovate, share knowledge with team members and enhance the delivery of services.

Develop potential business opportunities. Actively encourage team members to contribute ideas and identify potential business development opportunities to sell Grant Thornton's services.

Requirements:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a business related field
  • 5-7 years minimum of related audit, business or financial experience
  • CPA a plus, CIA required
  • strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • demonstrated consistency in values, principles, and work ethic

Candidates must be available to travel 20-30% and work in excess of standard hours when necessary.

Interested candidate should submit a resume in confidence to TexasAuditCareers@gt.com or fax 214-561-2370. Job code: Dallas IA Mgr

Grant Thornton LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Frontline Source Group  (2/22/05)

Internal Auditor- 3 Positions

Job Description:

As an Internal Auditor, you will perform operational, compliance, and financial audits. You will conduct and assist in planning work on assigned audits. Verify and analyze information while conducting reviews of organizational and functional activities. Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls. Report audit findings and make recommendations for improvements. Participate in special projects as needed.

Requirements:

We are seeking candidates with 2-4 years experience and are degreed in either Accounting or Finance. CPA and/or Big 4 experience helpful, but not required. Experience in Financial Reporting a plus. Business and/or audit experience in one or more of the following areas: Oil & Gas; Real Estate; Venture Capital; and SAP system exposure. Up to 40% travel required, including international locations.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including: Medical / Dental / Vision, Pension plan and 401 (k), Dart E-Pass, Tuition Reimbursement, Downtown Dallas YMCA Membership, Wellness Program, and more. If you are interested in working in a challenging environment for a stable company that offers a competitive salary with an excellent comprehensive benefits package then this company is for you. Please include your salary requirements with your resume.


Senior Internal Audit – 6 Positions

Job Description:

Dallas based manufacturing company is in search of a Senior Internal Auditor. This is an exciting position for anyone interested in the opportunity to travel internationally to Europe and Japan. 60-90% travel, both domestic and international. The Senior Auditor will assist with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work, financial audit (main focus) and some operational audit. Requirements include 3+ years of financial audit experience (public a plus), BBA in accounting, CPA/CIA or candidate, and manufacturing industry experience is a plus. Spanish, Japanese, Polish or other language skills are helpful. This is a great opportunity to join the existing audit team based in very North Dallas. Salary will be competitive based on experience level plus yearly Bonus. Excellent benefits.

Frontline Source Group is one of the fastest growing technical and accounting & finance staffing and permanent placement firms in Dallas Fort Worth Texas.


Senior Accountant - 1 Position

Job Description:

The position requires a minimum of 4-5 years accounting experience and a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus and previous law firm experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should possess solid communication, technology, organizational and analytical skills. Prior experience including maintenance of the general ledger system, preparation of financial statements, coordination of the budget process, and preparation/review of account reconciliations would be helpful. Strong Excel experience required.


Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.

Frontline Source Group is one of the fastest growing information technology and accounting & finance staffing and permanent placement firms based in Dallas Fort Worth Texas.

Frontline specializes in matching top talent in the technology and financial arena with companies for permanent, contract and contract-to-hire placements. We work with clients and candidates in all areas of North America.

Application Process Apply on line at www.frontlinesourcegroup.com/openjobs.htm or email your resume in Word as an attachment to resume@frtline.com. Please include salary history. No phone calls please.

Dickson Allan  (2/22/05)

IMMEDIATE OPENING
GLOBAL DIRECTOR-Industry

This position will be responsible to develop, maintain, and update global accounting policies. This position will play a critical role in continuing to establish standardized accounting policies and procedures throughout the company.

  • Prepare technical and business oriented analysis of new accounting regulations, rules and pronouncements.
  • Lead and implement policy changes on a global basis.
  • Serve as a recognized expert and as a primary resource for technical issues and research.
  • Develop practical guidelines, procedures, and examples for applying accounting policies and practices.
  • Conduct compliance reviews, visits and other actions needed to ensure that accounting policies are understood and applied appropriately.
  • Conduct training for corporate, divisional, and site managers in financial analysis, accounting policies and emerging accounting issues.
  • Guide policy development and application through the external audit review process.
  • Act as consultant with executive management, corporate managers, financial managers, divisional executives and managers, and external auditors.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Six figure salary level

How to inquire for this and other positions:

Dickson Allan (formerly Lavinski Allan) and our sister organization Horn Murdock Cole (HMC) has openings for all levels of internal auditors. We have multiple industry and consulting C level-executive to staff level auditor positions available throughout the Metroplex.

Dickson Allan/Horn Murdock Cole are subsidiary companies that are owned by a parent organization called Accretive Solutions. There are 10 offices nationally throughout the domestic United States, offering permanent, interim and project opportunities. Our website is www.dicksonallan.com. For a confidential search for your next career change,

please e-mail inquiries to: psprague@dicksonallan.com.


The Stafford Group  (2/22/05)

Sr. Corporate Auditor: Aviation Industry

I. Primary Purpose of Position:

Conducts financial and operational audits and projects in order to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of procedures and operating controls designed to safeguard the company’s assets.

II. Major Job Responsibilities (Group tasks into major categories; tasks are to be defined on performance standards worksheet)

  • Data collection and Analysis
  • Audit/Project Field Work
  • Reporting/ Presentation
  • Department Administration
  • Special Projects

III. Describe decision-making authority of this position (what types of decisions can be made by this individual)

  • Defining the approach
  • Identification of Key Audit Areas
  • Developing and implementing work programs
  • Formulating recommendations and acceptance of responses

Communicating with key management personnel

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business (accounting minor 18-24 hours)
Preferred MBA

Experience:
5 years specific job related experience
3 years experience working for national Public Accounting Firm

Skills:
Basic: PC skills
Excellent Analytical and Problem solving Skills
Excellent Communications skills
Able to travel both domestically and internationally
Working knowledge of ACL or IDEA, AllClear, Crystal reporting writing or other data extraction and analysis software

Certifications:
CPA or CIA

Salary:
75K- 79K Relocation package if needed

Contact Information:
Stephanie Crum
Director of Operations
The Stafford Group
(972) 991-7900
scrum@hpstaffordgroup.com


Exel  (2/17/05)

Title: Global Audit Manager

Primary purpose of the role

Person will be responsible for conducting financial control and business process audits and independent assurance services to Exel businesses in the Americas, including obtaining management commitment to action.

Key Accountabilities

Assist in completing audit assignments as dictated by the Audit Plan presented to and approved by the Audit Committee.

Assist in continuous improvement of International Audit processes and provision of risk training for clients.

Resources

No budget or staff reporting responsibilities. Managing teams of colleagues.

Geographical Spread: North America, South America, and Canada

Key Relationships

Internal

  • Financial/Group Controllers
  • Finance Managers and Analysts
  • General Managers (at Stations)
  • CFO
  • Speak/write to any member of the Global Audit & Assurance (GAA) group in the course of audit investigation work.

External

  • Audit staff of external accountant (Ernst & Young)

Decision Making Authority

Decisions of this individual are broad related to the execution of audit fieldwork. Auditor’s work is reviewed by multiple levels of management. The Audit Manager will work with Director, customers and co-workers to schedule their work based on the audit and risk assessment plans.

All audit and risk assessment work is carried out in accordance with the Exel audit standards and methodology. Contents of audit reports must be agreed with clients, as well as GAA management and CFO.

Performance Indicators

Delivery of audits within deadline and budget.

Quality of audit observations – must add value to internal clients.

For the audit report, high implementation rate of agreed actions by management Quality and integrity of service provided to management: positive feedback from recipients Sharing knowledge with other GAA team in the regional team: positive feedback from audit team Process improvement: positive feedback from colleagues and clients.

Qualifications

Accounting and/or finance qualification.

College degree

Internal or external audit experience.

Relevant professional qualification such as CPA, CIA, CISA or a post graduate business qualification such as MBA Preferred - Demonstrated knowledge of freight forwarding, warehousing and logistics business practices.

Skills

Computer literate, such as Microsoft applications (strong in Word and Excel).

Requires effective oral and written communication skills Customer interface skills Conflict resolution skills Knowledge of modern audit concepts, techniques and project management Knowledge of company and departmental policies and procedures

Experience

6-8 total years of relevant business experience (specific to Audit)

Any Other Requirements

Desirable to have some knowledge and understanding of current Institute of Internal Audit professional standards and leading edge thinking in Internal Audit.

  • Commercial understanding
  • Customer Awareness
  • Independent and objective outlook
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Developmental orientation
  • Creativity and innovation

Travel

50% - 60% (mostly Domestic with some International (N.C.S. America, Asia, UK)

Spanish language skills a plus

Portuguese language abilities would be a huge plus.

Salary

Broad base salary range with bonus potential depending on experience.

Contact Information:

Seena Rupolo: 214-277-0767 or email: seena.rupolo@us.exel.com.


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