The President’s Letter
Thanks to all of our members, the Dallas Chapter has once again achieved
PLATINUM status in the Chapter Achievement Program (CAP). Platinum status means
that we have served our members well over the past 10 consecutive years. A
"special" thanks to the Chapter's volunteers, officers, and board of governors
for putting together an outstanding program for this chapter year and helping
contribute to this achievement.
Last month we also held our annual elections. Congratulations to the new
officers and board members whose terms begins June 1:
Melinda Lokey – President
Jay Blanchard – 1st Vice President
Tom Keils – 2nd Vice President
Carla Cashio – Treasurer
Marc Winandy – Secretary
Board of Governors:
Joel Aguilar from ACS
Kathryn Barton from Lone Star Technologies
Helen Dickey from Jefferson Wells
Fred Herman from Rent-A-Center
Toni Messer from UTD
Mark Salamasick from UTD IAEP
The IIA is offering seminars in Dallas during the week of April 2.
Outstanding topics are planned for the 2 1/2 days and 4 1/2 days seminars.
Please take a minute to find and register soon for a seminar at
The link to our annual member survey will be sent out in the near future. I
encourage you to take a minute and tell us what you think or volunteer on a
committee. Your input is very important to us and helps us plan our next chapter
I look forward to another successful meeting. If you have any comments or
questions, please feel free to contact me or another officer.
2006-2007 President - Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, April 5, 2007
Cityplace Conference Center
Internal Audit Research and Partnering
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
Creating Value WITH Customers … Dominance or Death?
Why You can’t Serve Two Masters…
Professor Michael Oliff, Director of Enterprise
University of Texas at Dallas School of Management
Why do 95 percent of enterprises the world over never reach
positions of dominance? What is the difference between a truly
sustainable company and one already on the road to decline? Based on
20 years of direct experience and research with dominant enterprises
worldwide, Dr. Michael Oliff, the founder of IMD’s Manufacturing
2000 Program in Switzerland and UTD’s Enterprise 2020 Initiative
will highlight the three keys to building and sustaining influence
in your chosen markets. He will argue that Customer Value Creation
is the only sufficient goal of the Corporation…and illustrate how
dominant firms today are identifying, estimating, measuring and
delivering value with customers globally.
Dr. Michael Oliff joined the faculty in the School of
Management (SOM) at UTD in the summer of 2002. He is responsible for
developing and directing the five-year global consortium program,
Enterprise Transformation 2020, and for graduate and executive
teaching in the same area of focus. He was recognized as the SOM
Outstanding Teacher in 2005.
Dr. Oliff has worked with Fortune 500 enterprises and their top
executive teams for the past 20 years, focusing on corporate
dominance – establishing and sustaining it. After earning his PhD in
management science from Clemson University he became corporate
manager of Operations Research at Milliken & Co. in Spartanburg ,
S.C. He then joined the faculty at USC’s College of Business in
Columbia , S.C. , where he was recognized as the Southern
Management Association Ascendant Scholar and received the
masters in International Business Program Professor of the Year
As an International Fellow, he joined the faculty at IMD
in Lausanne , Switzerland , where he published 30 business cases,
executive reports and articles. Dr. Oliff established a five-year
global consortium- Manufacturing 2000- that included Sony, Nokia,
Nestle, IBM, Accenture, Audi, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, BP, Exxon
and others. The program led to the establishment of a body of
methodology and applications known today as Enterprise
Transformation. As professor of Operations and Business Strategy,
Dr. Oliff was recognized as Distinguished Fellow by the World
Productivity Council and as The Leading Authority On
Enterprise Transformation by Management Center Europe. He served
as IMD’s Director of Research and Development and member of the
Management Committee before founding The Phoenix Group S.A. in 1993.
A “scratch” golfer and Keynote Speaker for the PGA Education
Summit, Dr. Oliff wrote From Hacker to Hero in Twelve Months
– How to Cut Your Handicap in Half in 1999. The book details his
12-month journey from a 36 – 0 handicap and the individual
IIA Advanced Technology Committee
Ken Askelson and
Ken Askelson, CIA, CPA, CITP is the Senior IT
Audit Manager for JCPenney in Plano, TX. He supervises the IT Audit
staff responsible for auditing and monitoring the activities of the
IT infrastructure. Previous positions with JCPenney included Audit
Manager, Merchandise Manager and Regional Accounting Coordinator.
Professionally, Ken served on several committees for the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He currently
serves as a commissioner on the AICPA National Accreditation
Commission, Vice Chair of the AICPA Privacy Task Force, and on the
editorial advisory board for the Journal of Accountancy. Other AICPA
committees he served on include the Information Technology (IT)
Executive Committee, IT Research Subcommittee, IT Practices
Subcommittee, and the Business and Industry Executive Committee. Ken
also serves on the Advanced Technology Committee for the Institute
of Internal Auditors.
Ken is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information
Technology Professional and Certified Public Accountant. He is a
member of the AICPA and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He
received degrees in marketing and accounting from the University of
Results of Whistleblower Mechanisms Survey
Mary Curtis, University of North Texas
Mary will present the results of the chapter’s 2006 research
project WHISTLEBLOWER MECHANISMS: A Study of the Perceptions of
“Users” and “Responders” (which incidentally won 1st place in
the National IIA competition!). Input from Chapter members was an
integral part of this survey so this will be a great opportunity to
hear how other companies in the area are combating fraud!
This project focused on the premise that management and employee
frauds are concerns for all organizations and confidential reporting
mechanisms, or whistle-blower hotlines, are often proposed as one
tool in the organization’s internal control arsenal for dealing with
fraud. If communication regarding observed incidents of fraud is to
occur, it is vitally important to the organization that these
reports be made internally, rather than through external paths. It
is only in this way that organizations can meet the challenge of
addressing the immediate problem of fraud and correcting the
internal controls which allowed the fraud to occur. This gives the
entity the ability to report the wrong-doing and associated
corrective action to appropriate authorities internally and
externally if necessary, rather than suffering the embarrassment and
potential legal penalties resulting from learning of the fraud
through external channels.
Mary B. Curtis, Ph.D., CPA, CISA has taught
accounting and MIS for the last 20 years, the last 9 of these at the
University of North Texas. Her professional experience includes MIS
and IT audit consulting, preceded by stints as a systems analyst for
Cities Service Company and Bank of America, and IT audit manager for
Coopers & Lybrand. Mary’s research includes such diverse topics as
ethical decision-making and IT auditor expertise.
Mary is also steering the 2007 research project, which is focused
on insider trading. She will provide an update on the results to
date of this project as well!
meeting is being held at
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204
The DART light rail station at Cityplace serves both the
RED and BLUE
lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at
The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the
web site at
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
Builders First Source
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IIA/ACFE Members: $25
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $35
Phone/E-Mail Fee: $2
Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday,
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
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 Tom Keils at
214-880-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Dallas IIA Chapter Social will be held immediately following the
May meeting at the Brookhaven Country Club on Thursday, May 3.
Tennis, golf and massages will be available along with a happy hour
for our members. Please plan to join us!
IIA Research Foundation
Update on the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK)
CBOK is a comprehensive survey that will capture the state of the
internal auditing profession throughout the world including:
- The knowledge and skills that internal auditors possess
- The varying skill and organizational levels that practice
internal auditing work
- The actual duties performed by internal auditors
structure of internal audit organizations
- The types of industries which practice internal audit
regulatory environment of various countries
The results of CBOK will drive many crucial aspects of The IIA
for the next 3 years, including: certifications and exams,
standards, advocacy, practice advisories, educational programs,
educational products, and publications.
The deliverables for this project will include an article in the
Internal Auditor magazine and a global research analysis
publication. These are expected to be out in the second quarter
Certification News - CIA Review Course!
The Dallas Chapter is offering a CIA Review Course that will be
held on April 20-23, 2007, at the UT Dallas’ School of Management.
The instructor will be Dr. Glen Sumners from Louisiana State
University. For more details, and to register online, go to
http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_S07.htm. Registration ends
April 13, 2007!
Note that eight hours of CPE is offered by the IIA for this
course; however, it does not qualify as CPE from the Texas State
Board of Public Accountancy for CPAs.
The next review courses will be offered
September 5-8, 2007
March 28-31, 2008
September 5-8, 2008.
May 2007 Exams – Register by March 31!
The exams will be held May 16-17, 2007. For all certification
exams, see The IIA’s Website at:
http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=12. The exams will be
held at UT Dallas in the School of Management Building.
Congratulations to Newest CIA’s, CCSA’s, CFS’s, and CGAP’s!
By now you should have received your exam results from the
November exams. Congratulations to everyone who completed their exam
requirements, or just passed parts! A ceremony to honor those who
completed their full examination requirements will be held at the
May 3rd Dallas Chapter meeting. Details on the ceremony will be
e-mailed to those receiving certificates in April. The Dallas
Chapter will provide a free registration for award recipients and
their guests for the May meeting.
New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008
The CIA and specialty exams will be administered through the
worldwide network of Pearson VUE Testing Centers. Pearson VUE
administers 40 million exams a year in 145 countries worldwide in
multiple languages. A link to a list of eligible exam sites will be
available on the Certification section of The IIA’s Web site
beginning September 2007. For more information, visit the
IIA's Web site.
Proctors Needed for May Exams!
If you’re interested in being a proctor for the May 2007 exams,
held at UTD on May 16-17, 2007, please contact Toni Messer at
972-883-2693. Due to the overwhelming growth of the CIA and other
specialty exams, we need many volunteers to help proctor the exam.
To thank you for your service, the IIA will provide you with lunch
and CPE credit for your CIA exam. You need not be certified to
proctor the exam.
You can volunteer for one, two, three, or four parts! Volunteers
are needed as follows:
Wednesday May 16th: 7:45 a.m. – Noon (Part I)
Wednesday May 16th: 12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Part II)
Thursday May 17th: 7:45 a.m. – Noon (Part III)
Thursday, May 17th: 12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Part IV and specialty
Mark Salamasick, Director of Internal Auditing Education
One of the areas that I feel the IIA does an excellent job is in
the area of sharing with others as represented by the motto of,
“Progress Through Sharing”. A number of significant events have
happened in the local Dallas IIA Chapter during the past few months
which truly represent this motto.
The program at UTD partnered with the IIA, ACFE, and ISACA to
present a Fraud Summit. This Summit was the first time all three
organizations worked together to provide a top notch program while
financially supporting internal audit education at UTD. The program
was one year in the planning and is now planned to be an annual
event. Mark your calendars for March 28, 2008 for the next Fraud
Another area where the local Academic Relations group provided a
number of unique experiences for students was the opportunity to
participate in “Speed Interviewing”. An event that went over so well
at the chapter level that IIA International will take our lead in
trying something similar. Also, during the last two semesters the
local ARC provided evaluators to observe students group
presentations on case studies of different industry business risk
assessment and overview of audit plans. It was a good opportunity
for practitioners to see what students had learned on key audit
concepts and students to utilize real life presentation skills. We
are really looking forward to a number of ideas coming from this
group in future years. The internal audit class also continues to
perform audits with: UTD Internal Audit, UT Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas, City of Garland and City of Irving. These kinds of
projects continue to make internal audit come alive for the
IIA International expanded its Academic Relations area this past
summer by rolling out a new Internal Auditing Education Partnership
program with the new logo shown above. You will be hearing and
seeing a lot more about this program in the future. If you haven’t
visited the IIA International Academic Relations Web site lately, it
has been significantly updated:
You can find a wealth of information about promoting internal audit
along with the status of the various programs around the globe. If
you are unable to attend the IIA International Conference in
Amsterdam this year, there is an entire track of Education and
Practitioners working together. This effort is new and will be an
annual track at the International Conference.
If you are interested in recruiting on campus or assisting the
program in any way, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729
We are always looking for additional interesting site tours and
always welcome sponsors for our Wednesday receptions. There are a
number of students still available for full time and internship
opportunities and a Web site is available with student resumes at
Contact Mark Salamasick for password access to the resumes.
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas
Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken since March 1. 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, 2007. Contact Gwen Land
email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Austin IIA Chapter is presenting a Half-day Seminar in
Austin, Texas - Jim Ratley, President of the ACFE, is presenting.
It's only $100 for members, which is an excellent value (and great
opportunity to visit Austin)!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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