The President’s Letter
Spring is in the air and I want you all to know that I
tried to get our April meeting moved to the shores of White
Rock. The Officers reminded me that an April day could
be sunny and 70 or stormy and windy, and really there is no
way to predict it. They are right - so I will plan to see
you all at Cityplace on April 3rd to discuss the latest in
internal audit trends from Scott Graham and Russ Collins
from Protiviti, Scott Fargason, a Professor at Louisiana
State University, and Steve McLaurin with Solomon Edwards
Group. We will be insulated from whatever the weather
decides to provide for the day and will have a great
opportunity to network with our colleagues and deepen our
knowledge of the profession.
At this meeting we will honor the newest CIA’s in the
Chapter! If you do not already have your CIA certification,
make 2008 the year you step up to the challenge – there is
no better way to show your commitment to the profession!
The computer-based testing will start in May with no
testing-window constraints. This means that certification
candidates will be able to take full advantage of
computer-based testing anytime throughout the year.
Also at this meeting, we will honor the 100+ volunteers
who have worked behind the scenes all year to make each
Chapter event a success. One of these volunteers will
receive the “Volunteer of the Year” award! If you are not
currently volunteering, I encourage you to seek out one of
the Officers to discuss your interests and they will find a
place for you to serve. We have a great Chapter and our
strength is in the volunteers. Check out this month’s
Insight magazine for an article highlighting your Chapter!
If you attended the March meeting you were one of the
first to hear about an exciting event we have been planning
for May. We will join the Fort Worth Chapter on May 14th at
the Ballpark in Arlington for a day of continuing education
and baseball! Clear your calendar for the day as the
game starts at 1pm. Check the Chapter homepage regularly and
the registration link will be up soon! Congratulations to
each new CIA and many thanks to each volunteer who helped to
make 2008 a great year for the Chapter! I look forward to
seeing you all at the April meeting!
Melinda Lokey /b>
2007-2008 President - Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, April 3, 2008
Cityplace Conference Center
Trends in Internal Auditing
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm
Leading Internal Audit Trends and Practices
from Around the World
Scott Graham and Russ Collins, Protiviti
There is little doubt that the Internal Audit Profession has seen
some of the most significant and sweeping changes over the last 6 to 7
years than at any time in the Profession’s history. Because of the
dynamics taking place world-wide, Internal Audit has had to adapt to new
risks, more threats and faster change, all the while increasing the
value addition to their organizations. How do they do it? In this
presentation, Scott Graham and Russ Collins, Managing Directors at
Protiviti, one of the world’s largest independent risk consulting and
internal audit firms, will discuss leading trends and techniques
employed by Internal Audit departments from around the world in order to
answer the question, “How is the Internal Audit Activity aligning with
Scott Graham, CPA, CIA is a founding Managing Director of Protiviti
and leads the Dallas office internal audit and governance practice.
Prior to joining Protiviti, he spent seventeen years with Andersen
serving as a partner for clients in two offices – Salt Lake City, Utah
and San Jose, California. Scott has focused his career efforts on
helping clients manage risk through an effective internal audit
function, and has led a significant number of complex Sarbanes-Oxley
engagements. He has expertise in process improvement and mitigation of
critical risks through effective business processes. He has supervised
and/or performed audit work for clients in over 20 countries in Europe,
Asia and Latin America.
Scott holds a degree in Accounting from
Brigham Young University and is a Certified Public Accountant and
Certified Internal Auditor. He serves as an Executive Director and
Treasurer at The Samaritan Inn, the largest homeless shelter in Collin
County. He is active in his church and enjoys his home life with his
wife, Wendee, and their six children.
Russ Collins, CPA is a Managing
Director in the Dallas office of Protiviti. He has approximately twenty
years experience serving clients as an external and internal auditor,
including 5 years as a partner at two global accounting firms.
Protiviti, Russ has provided services in internal audit out-sourcing and
co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance, finance
transformation, and assistance to companies with financial reporting
matters. Russ focuses primarily on retail and consumer product
Russ holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Baylor
University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds an
accreditation in Internal Audit Quality Assessment Validation which
allows him to conduct Quality Assurance Reviews as required by the
Institute of Internal Auditors Professional Standards. He has been
involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations. Russ enjoys
spending time with his wife, Julie, and their three children (Kylie,
Grant & Grace).
1 Hour Continuing Education
Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Evolution of Audit Technology
Steve McLaurin, Solomon Edwards Group LLC
How do we best use technology to drive our audits? Technology is
inherent in the way we execute our audits today, ranging from the
simple use of software to document audit procedures and workflows to
drive the review. CAAT’s have played a critical tool to increase
the breadth and depth to which an auditor can analyze large and
complex sets of data and draw conclusions. Embedded in today’s ERP
systems are thousands of controls that can be enabled to drive
preventative controls. Understanding the stacked layers of
technology including applications, databases, network and operation
systems presents a broader need to understand and use technology to
audit effectively and efficiently. But what is next, where is the
future headed? Some say that history is the best teacher.
Steve McLaurin, CISA, is the Managing Director at SolomonEdwardsGroup
(SEG) for the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Steve has been with SEG since
March of 2006, when joined SEG to open the DFW office. Steve, who is a
former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and IBM executive, has over 19
years experience working with both CFOs and CIOs from middle market to
Fortune 100 companies. Steve’s areas of expertise include: financial
accounting, auditing, information technology risk management,
Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial
reporting system implementations./p>
Steve began his public accounting
career with Coopers & Lybrand, after two years as a systems analyst with
General Dynamics. He became a partner in the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
(PwC) assurance practice where he focused on auditing and information
technology risk management. Steve transferred to the PwC Consulting
practice and, following IBM’s purchase of the PwC Consulting, he became
an executive with the IBM BCS Financial Management practice.
has been recognized for his accomplishment by The Business Press in its
"40 Under 40" listing, and by Texas Business as one of its "Lone
Stars." He is also a member of Leadership Fort Worth. Steve received his
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Evangel University,
where he also served as a Professor of Accounting Information Systems.
In 2001, he was recognized as “Outstanding Young Alumnus” by Evangel
1 Hour Continuing Education
Post-Meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Legal Trends and Issues Facing the Internal Audit Profession
Scott Fargason, Professor, Louisiana State University
Concerned with legal issues affecting Internal Auditors? Ever
had to audit the Legal Department and not known where to start?
Then, this session is for you! Scott Fargason will discuss how to
audit legal counsel, including methods for improving the efficiency
and effectiveness of the legal department. This presentation will
also address how to audit intellectual property, and some of the
steps that should be included within the audit program.
Additionally, there will be some discussion on how to protect audit
workpapers, and on current cases involving audit committees and
James S. (Scott) Fargason is on faculty at Louisiana State
University, where he holds the Lee D. & Cynthia C. Bloch Distinguished
Over the years, he has taught a variety of subjects
including financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, fraud
auditing, and cost accounting. Fargason has published works in the areas
of auditing and accounting. Fargason has worked for a variety of
organizations including Deloitte, LWCC, Brunswick, General Motors,
Chase, IBM, and The Federal Reserve Bank. He has conducted audit and/or
legal related services in California, New York, Texas, Louisiana,
Georgia, Ohio, & Arizona. He has lectured in Asia, Europe, North
America, and Latin America to various professionals in fields of law and
1 Hour Continuing Education/p>
The $35 member price is for current Dallas IIA members only.
The only exception is when we have joint meetings with other organizations. We
welcome members of other chapters and organizations. However, if
you are not a member of the Dallas Chapter, we request that you
register as a non-member and pay the applicable fee. If you are unsure of your chapter affiliation,
please confirm The IIA’s records are current by logging into
www.theiia.org or calling The
IIA’s customer service line at 1-407-937-1111. Thank you for your
understanding and support of our programs.
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
Place and confirm your reservation via the
web site at
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
Dallas IIA Members: $35
Walk-ins/late registrations (members or non): $45
Reservations and cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday,
March 28, 2008.
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 web site. 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 Marc Winandy at email@example.com.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
SAVE THE DATE:
The May Dallas IIA Meeting will be held on
WEDNESDAY, May 14, at the
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington! More details to
Chapter Nominations for Officers and Board of Governors
Chapter nominations for officers and board of governors have been
announced and elections will be held at the April monthly meeting.
The nominees for Chapter Officers for 2008 to 2009 are:
Jay Blanchard (CPA) for President: Jay is Audit Manager
for Texas Instruments. Jay currently serves as the 1st Vice
President and has responsibility for the programs, seminars,
facility arrangements, and certificates of education. He previously
served as 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Tom Keils (CPA) for 1st Vice President: Tom is the
Director of Internal Audit at Builders FirstSource. Tom currently
serves as the 2nd Vice President and has responsibility for academic
relations, research project, community service project, and
certifications. He previously served as Treasurer and Secretary.
Marc Winandy (CIA, CPA) for 2nd Vice President: Marc is
Audit Manager for McKesson Corporation. Marc currently serves as
Vice President/Treasurer and has responsibility for financial
statements, registration, socials, name badges, and employment
committee. He previously co-chaired the programs committee and
served several years on various other committees.
Abe Paul (CPA) for Vice President/Treasurer: Abe is
Director at Tatum. Abe currently serves as Vice President/Secretary
and has responsibility for membership, the website, communications,
directory, and advertising. He previously co-chaired the programs
committee and served several years on various other committees.
Holly Villanueva (CISA) for Vice President/Secretary:
Holly is Audit Manager at JCPenney. Holly currently serves as the
co-chair for the programs committee and has been instrumental in
organizing and planning the chapter’s monthly meetings. She
previously co-chaired the academic relations committee.
The nominees for the Board of Governors with terms from June 2008
through May 2011 are:
Corinne Bryan (CIA, CPA, CBA): Corinne is Internal Audit
Director of Chase Paymentech Solutions. Corinne is a current member
of the board, the district advisor for the southern region, chair of
the chapter support sub-committee of CRCNA and responsible for the
CAP (Chapter Achievement Program) reporting to the IIA. She previous
served as district representative and president of the chapter.
Chris Desjardins (CPA): Chris is Director, Audit and
Consulting Services at Essilor of America. Chris has been a member
of the IIA for over 20 years and was instrumental in organizing the
CAE roundtable for small audit shops.
Randy Earley (CIA, CISA): Randy is Vice President of
Internal Audit at Idearc Media Inc. Randy has been a member of the
IIA for over 20 years and is actively involved in several CAE
roundtables. He previously chaired the newsletter committee.
John Morgan (CIA): John is a Partner with Deloitte &
Touche. John has served in internal audit leadership roles for most
of his career. He has been a volunteer on IIA international
committees and previously served on the Board of Governors of the
Raleigh North Carolina Chapter.
David Shackelford (CIA, CISA): David is Director of
Internal Audit at Fossil, Inc. David is a current member of the
board, a member of the IIA professional issues committee, and chair
of the chapter’s designated funds committee. He previous served as
the co-chair for the speakers committee for the SMART Conference.
Vickie Tesmer (CPA): Vickie is Director, Audit and
Consulting Services with American Heart Association. Vickie has been
a member of the chapter for 5 years. She currently serves on the
board and is the audit committee chair of a local credit union.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for the
Dallas Chapter, please contact Pamela Krakosky at
IIA Research Foundation
The IIA Research Foundation has on its website a place where
downloadable research reports are available. The download is free
but they do request a tax-deductible contribution to The IIA
The link is: http://www.theiia.org/research/research%2Dreports/chronological%2Dlisting%2Dresearch%2Dreports/downloadable%2Dresearch%2Dreports/.
Certification News - New Certifications
Mark your Calendars
Ceremony for Those Passing November 2007 Exam – APRIL 3!
A ceremony to honor the Dallas Chapter members who passed the
November 2007 certification exams is scheduled to be held at the
April 3, 2008 Dallas Chapter meeting. If you passed the November
exam, you will receive an e-mail soon with further instructions.
If you cannot attend the meeting, or have questions, please contact
Toni Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-883-2693 for assistance.
CIA Review Course
The next Dallas Chapter CIA Review course will presented by Dr.
Glen Sumners, will be held at UTD on September 4-7, 2008. The cost
will be $150 per part for members and $175 for nonmembers.
Registration will be available soon at Dallas Chapter website.
Why Become Certified?
Did you know that results from The IIA’s 2006 job market survey
showed that CIAs make an average of 12 percent more than
non-certified internal auditors? And, according to Robert Half
International’s 2007 Salary Guide, employers are seeking candidates
with designations such as the CIA. With today’s competitive job
market, candidates need to have more than just experience.
Certification gives you the professional advantage.
Certification enables you to do your job more effectively as you
are able to access information, resources, and the most valuable
tools in internal auditing. When communicating the value of
certification to your internal audit community, share some of the
benefits reported by those with an IIA certification, including:
- Broader range of job opportunities
- Commitment to the profession
- Greater earning potential
- Increased job satisfaction
- Professional prestige or status, and
- Validation of knowledge.
What Are the Requirements for Becoming a CIA?
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Character references.
- Agree to abide by The IIA’s Coe of Ethics.
- 24 months of internal audit experience (or a master’s degree
or work in a related field can be substituted for 12 months of
- You can sit for the exam before completing the requirements.
What Are the Requirements for the CFSA, CGAP, or CCSA?
These certifications have the same requirements, but may have
additional as outlined at
How Do I Register for the Exams?
See the “Six Steps to Certification” at
The IIA is transitioning its certification programs to
computer-based testing (CBT) beginning May 5, 2008. Registration
will begin April 1, 2008. Check their Website for more
details on the registration process. For more information on the
transition to CBT, follow this link: http://www.theiia.org/certification/computer-based-testing/.
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, 2008.
Dallas IIA – Almost Free Seminar
Full-Day Business Ethics, Fraud & Critical Thinking
for the Auditing Profession!!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Cityplace, Dallas, TX
Cost: $50 for 8 Credit Hours
Presenter: Patrick J. Kuhse
International Speaker, Trainer & Writer
The objective of this interactive program is to give the auditing
practitioner audience a better understanding of why good people do
We’ll discuss what goes on in someone’s mind that allows them to
think they can go undetected while committing a fraudulent act.
Patrick will share insights from his own experiences as well as the
myriad of interviews he conducted with his fellow inmates who were
convicted of fraud.
What he found was a common set of thinking errors and patterns that
each of us can be susceptible to on a regular basis.
You’ll learn what fraud perpetrators know - that you don’t, why they
do it, how they do it, why they don’t think you will catch them, and
the things you should know about perpetrators of fraud that will
make you a more effective auditor.
Patrick also examines the common ethical dilemmas that auditing
practitioners face in today’s workplace.
The full-day ethics and fraud workshops also include a talk and
discussion on the consequences of unethical and illegal behavior.
Patrick Kuhse will share his life story of prominence as a
stockbroker, his involvement in a bribery scheme with the Oklahoma
State Treasurer’s Office, his subsequent flight and life as an
international fugitive, eventual self-surrender and incarceration in
both a foreign jail and US Federal Prisons.
He will conclude with a proven ethical decision-making tool that
guarantees one will do the right thing.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone working in the auditing or accounting sector including
Why You Should Attend?
The end objective of this workshop is to give the participants a
deeper understanding of ethical dilemmas and fraud in the workplace
and why good people do bad things.
The goals are to be able to identify these dilemmas, process the
options, and make a clearly defined decision as to the right thing
What we’ll cover?
- We’ll learn to recognize these ethical dilemmas, process the
options, and make a clearly defined decision path as to the right
thing to do.
- We’ll discuss what goes on in someone’s mind that allows them to
think they can go undetected while committing a fraudulent act.
- Patrick will share insights from his own experiences as well as the
myriad of interviews he conducted with his fellow inmates who were
convicted of fraud.
- What he found was a common set of thinking errors and patterns that
each of us can be susceptible to on a regular basis.
- You’ll learn what fraud perpetrators knew - that you didn’t, why
they did it, how they did it, why they didn’t think you would catch
them, and the things you should know about perpetrators of fraud
that will make you a more effective auditor.
- He will also examine the common ethical dilemmas that auditing
practitioners face in today’s workplace.
- Including Patrick’s remarks, the program will emphasize “real world”
ethical dilemmas and examples from Martha Stewart to Enron.
Patrick J. Kuhse Resume
Patrick was born and raised in Iowa farm country. In the mid-70’s he attended Arizona State University as a business
major; leaving in his third year to pursue his entrepreneurial
dreams of success. The lessons learned on his path to success – one that led him from
prominence to prison – are lessons that everyone is vulnerable to
and no one needs to experience first-hand.
Patrick’s professional background includes a mix of corporate and
- 1980 to 1987 - Financial Planner and regional manager with two
national securities firms. He earned his Certified Financial Planner
designation in 1986.
- 1987 to 1993 - Co-owner and Financial Principal of a San Diego
securities firm where he maintained a personal client base as well
as providing financial products for independent brokers nationwide.
- 1993 - While one of his professional activities was under
investigation by the FBI, he relocated his family to Costa Rica.
Shortly thereafter, 32 federal indictments were filed against him.
- 1997 - After living in Central America as an international fugitive
for nearly 4 years, Patrick self-surrendered to the American Embassy
in Costa Rica and was immediately incarcerated in the infamous
prison – San Sebastian. He was subsequently returned to the US where
he was convicted of numerous federal felony counts involving money
laundering, bribing a public official and conspiracy.
- 2001 - Patrick was released from incarceration after serving four
years in foreign and federal prisons.
- To fulfill his community service obligation, he began giving talks
on business ethics to various groups.
- He recognized a strong national interest in personal and business
ethics and the causes of white-collar crime. Utilizing his own
personal experiences and observations, he’s able to share with his
audiences unique insights into the causes and effects of unethical
- Since 2001, he has given nearly 1,000 presentations and workshops
both nationwide and internationally on business ethics and critical
thinking skills in leadership. His clients include such diverse
groups as major universities including Harvard, Stanford, MIT and
UCLA, businesses including Boeing, Sempra Energy, National City Bank
and MetLife, civic groups, international professional associations
and law enforcement agencies.
- BA Western Illinois University
- Ethics Fellow – Poe Center for Business Ethics – University of
- Ethics Fellow – Sawyer School of Management – Suffolk University –
Dallas ACFE Seminar ~ May 9, 2008 ~ Cityplace
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, please contact Greg Dubis at 972-431-5946 or send him
an e-mail at
email@example.com. We look forward to helping you.
Stanton Chase International (3/17/08)
Manager, Financial Audit
Dallas, Texas Location
Excellent compensation package
Dallas-based, rapid growth public energy company is seeking a Manager
of Financial Audit.
The company is led by an impressive team with track record for
success and delivering outstanding shareholder value. They are
continuing an aggressive acquisition path. Therefore our client
is seeking to expand its accounting and finance infrastructure to
support continued growth and build a “best in class” internal audit
function. This is an outstanding and high-visibility opportunity for a
high-performer in internal audit to join a top pedigree organization and
to gain broad exposure into all aspects of the company. Experience in
O&G/E&P is preferred, but other related fields will also be considered
(i.e., mining, minerals) with highly acquisitive companies and complex
business structures -- a rare port-of-entry into high-opportunity Oil &
- 7-10 years of experience designing and leading audits
- Career foundation in Big Four public accounting and/or public
company Internal Audit
- Oil & Gas E&P industry experience preferred, but will consider
related industries (i.e., mining/minerals) with complex business
structures that are highly acquisitive
- Mastery of financial and SEC reporting
- Must thrive in explosive growth environment
Qualified candidates should email resume to: Stanton Chase
Texas Mutual (3/12/08)
||Senior Auditor Finance and Operations
||Low to mid 70s, commensurate with skills and experience
- Performs complex Financial and Operational integrated audits,
Control Self-Assessments (CSAs), consultations and special projects
under the broad direction of the Senior Audit Manager.
- Ensures that auditing standards are followed and that working
papers are accurately documented to support conclusions.
- Drafts audit reports and communicates with auditees and Internal
Audit management staff related to the progress and status of audits,
CSAs, consultations and special projects.
- Requires frequent contact with company employees, company
management staff, third party vendors and external auditors.
Interactions often require negotiation skills.
- This is a non-supervisory position; however, employee might
occasionally supervise the work of other auditors.
- Identifies internal control strengths and weaknesses,
opportunities for operational efficiency and effectiveness, and
organizational process improvements;
- Performs other duties as detailed in job description.
- Bachelor's degree in
Accounting, Management, Business Administration, or related field, plus
five years auditing experience is required.
- Knowledge of insurance
industry and workers' compensation insurance is desired.
- One of the following
designations is desired: Certified Public Accountant (CPA),
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)./EEO
Please send resumes to
For more information, please visit our website at
Regency Energy Partners (3/6/08)
Internal Auditor III
Regency Energy Partners is a Dallas based growth-oriented public
limited partnership engaged in the gathering, processing, contract
compression, marketing and transportation of natural gas and natural gas
liquids. Regency provides these services through systems located
in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and the mid-continent region of the
United States, which includes Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
Internal Audit Description: Provides objective evaluation and
advisory services designed to add value and assist all levels of
management in achieving Regency’s objectives by striving to improve the
efficiency and effectiveness of the business processes and relate
internal controls designed, implemented and operated by management.
The internal audit position will be responsible for providing internal
audit services including:
- gathering information and documenting processes, risks and
related internal controls,
- assessing the design internal controls,
- preparing an audit approach to assess the effectiveness of
- executing the audit approach to assess the function of internal
- documenting the procedures performed and resulting findings,
- assisting management in developing remediation plans, and
- assisting with reporting of internal audit results.
Position Requirements: To be considered the candidate must have a
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar area plus a minimum four
years auditing experience and be willing to travel. Also, a CPA or CIA
certification and internal audit experience with a Mid-Stream gas or
related energy industry experience is desirable.
Please e-mail resumes to:
Resources Global Professionals (3/6/08)
Director of Client Service – Accounting/Finance
Resources Global Professionals is an international professional
services firm that provides finance and accounting, human resources,
information management, internal audit, supply chain management, and
legal services on a project basis. Resources was founded as a
division of one of the Big Four professional service firms in 1996, and
is now an independent, publicly traded company (RECN). In addition
to its project professional services, Resources Global Professionals has
established itself as a leading business services provider for companies
seeking independent and cost effective assistance for meeting or
complying with many of the complex business and regulatory issues in
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Resources Global Professionals
operates from over 80 offices worldwide. The U.S. client portfolio
boasts 81 of the Fortune 100 companies. Resources was named to
Forbes 200 Best Small Companies list in 2006 for the fifth consecutive
year. Resources has also been ranked #3 on Forbes’ The Best
Mid-Cap Stocks, #21 on BusinessWeek's Hot Growth Companies, and #61 on
Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies lists.
The Director of Client Service - Accounting/Finance has primary
responsibility for the development of new business; the management of
existing clients, engagements and Associates; and participates in
recruiting of Associates. This is a unique opportunity to leverage
your existing technical skills, tap into your creativity, and satisfy
that entrepreneurial drive.
develop new business by identifying target clients, networking,
meeting with target clients, and selling all Resources’ service
- Cultivate and
expand existing business relationships through frequent
communication and regular client visits.
- Sell projects to
new and existing clients, clarifying the scope of projects with
clients, identifying business solutions, presenting qualified
Associates to the client, and negotiating billing arrangements.
Resources in appropriate professional and community organizations.
- Identify future
project needs of clients and ensuring clients’ expectations are met.
Associates “unassigned time” by managing Associate roll off dates
and communicating regularly with Associates regarding additional
client needs and/or other appropriate engagements in the pipelines.
- Assist in the
recruitment of Associates, conduct interviews and assess skill set
and competencies of candidates, negotiate Associates’ compensation.
- Ensure approved
business contracts are executed by taking responsibility for the
completion of all engagement paperwork, including the timely receipt
of signed engagement letters.
- Support team goals
of office by participating in strategy meetings, including
discussing candidate and Associate pipeline, marketing strategies,
and current challenges.
- Provide for timely
collection of receivables by monitoring payment of client invoices.
- Maintain strong
communications with Associates assigned to client engagements.
- Minimum Requirements
- Ten (10) years of experience,
including Big Four public accounting/ auditing experience and management
level experience in Accounting/Finance and/or Internal Audit.
- A professional network in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area.
- 4-year bachelor degree.
- CPA strongly
- Experience identifying
opportunities with clients, networking and generating leads.
- Demonstrated track
record of positive change in all positions held.
- A high level of
enthusiasm for building a business and a personal sense of urgency and
capacity to overcome obstacles.
- Ability to respond
effectively and quickly to clients’ needs and issues.
- Ability to negotiate
and communicate complex concepts/business issues verbally and in writing
to clients, Associates and management.
- Ability to prioritize
multiple responsibilities/projects and proven ability to develop
The Director of Client Service - Accounting/Finance reports to the
Managing Director located in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Resources Global Professionals offers an attractive compensation and
benefits package that includes: competitive base salary, medical/dental,
bonus incentive plan, 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, and stock
options. The long-term success of this individual will only be
limited by his/her performance. For this position, we do not offer
Please indicate DCS-AF-DFW on the subject line.
Additional Company Information:
For additional information please refer to the Resources Global
NASDAQ symbol is RECN.
Resources Global Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Fossil is a design, development and sales company which includes an
extensive line of fashion watches sold under the Company's proprietary
and licensed brands. The Company also offers complementary lines of
small leather goods, belts, handbags, sunglasses, jewelry and apparel
and are sold in department stores and specialty retail stores in over 90
countries around the world, in addition to the Company's e-commerce
website at www.fossil.com.
Fossil is searching for a Sr. Internal Auditor to join their growing
team! This star candidate will assist in performing risks assessments,
developing and executing audit programs, managing audit plan projects,
making recommendations and providing feedback to management on findings,
focusing on strengthening internal controls, quality and efficiency.
Other responsibilities will include working with management on special
projects involving new products and/or process changes.
Fossil is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
- Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance
- 5 plus years internal audit work experience or including 2-5
years of project management experience developing and implementing
audit and risk assessment programs.
- Additional Preferred Skills:
- SOX, Section 404 preferred
- CIA or CISA preferred.
- Public Accounting experience a plus.
- Proven track record in building relationships and partnerships
with internal teams
- Minimal local travel
Interested applicants can apply at
www.fossil.com or submit resumes directly to
Omni Hotels (2/19/08)
No Job Description for a position can
possibly include all duties that may be requested by guests or required
by the hotel or corporate office. The objective of all positions is to
effectively provide the services personally, or to immediately refer
requests to the appropriate department manager. The following is a
summary of the major responsibilities of the position
Omni Hotels is seeking an Internal Auditor. This position requires
extensive travel. Candidates can be based out of any area of the US with
convenient access to any major airport.
- Examine the effectiveness of all levels of management in their
stewardship of company resources and their compliance with
established policies and procedures.
- Recommend improvements in management controls designed to
safeguard company resources.
- Review procedures and records for their adequacy to accomplish
intended objectives, and appraise policies and plans relating to the
activity or function under audit.
- Prepare detail reports on the results of audit examination,
including recommendations for improvement upon conclusion of the
- Appraise the adequacy of the action taken by operating
management to correct reported deficient conditions.
- Assist operating management in identifying business strengths
and improvement opportunities.
- Prepare and give oral presentation of findings in an audit
wrap-up meeting to the property, area controller and Director of
- Be flexible with audit schedule to be able to work around
special needs of the property being audited.
- Conduct special examinations at the request of management,
including the reviews of representations made by persons outside the
Job Requirements - Qualified candidates will have held the position
of Internal Auditor, Assistant Director of Finance or Director of
Finance within the hospitality industry. Must have working knowledge of
a balance sheet. Must be willing to travel up to 100%. Prefer candidates
in the Dallas Metroplex but will consider someone living in close
proximity to a major airport in other locations.
Please apply at:
Texas Capital Bank (2/19/08)
Texas Capital Bank is a publicly traded commercial bank headquartered
in Dallas that delivers highly personalized financial services to
Texas-based businesses and private client individuals. The Bank
currently has $4.3 billion in assets and has full service locations in
Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
Come join the “Best Business Bank in Texas” as the Director of
Internal Audit in our Dallas, Texas headquarters.
Director of Internal Audit
Responsible for designing, developing, managing and administering the
Bank’s internal audit programs to ensure a high level of operational and
- Serves as primary liaison between Audit Committee and any
internally outsourced audit provider.
- Ensures the periodic completion and continuing effectiveness of
an internal risk assessment document to guide the scope and relative
priorities of all internal audit work.
- Coordinates the completion of a comprehensive internal audit
plan and schedule consistent with the results of the Bank’s internal
- Assists in the planning of specific audits as required, ensuring
that all activities conform to established audit policies,
procedures, laws and regulations.
- Works with Executive Management and managers of various business
units to coordinate responses and develop action plans, as
necessary, to respond to deficiencies and/or recommendations
included with the results of all internal audits.
- Participates as a key member of all Committees designed to
increase awareness of critical control issues.
- Provides direct reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of
Directors to ensure the establishment and maintenance of internal
- Schedules and manages internal compliance audits, directing
specific audit assignments as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business and a
minimum of fifteen years audit or regulatory experience with at
least five years in an audit managerial role.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
- Strong experience in banking or regulatory compliance with
excellent knowledge of consumer and other banking regulations, legal
and audit issues.
- Ability to interact effectively with subordinate staff,
executive management, the external audit firm, as well as regulatory
- Effective communication (both verbal and written), negotiating
and presentation skills.
- Ability to readily identify needs and requirements, and
establish plans and processes to ensure successful results.
- Proficiency in the use of PC software tools for reports, audits,
analysis and presentations.
For immediate consideration, please email resume to:
For more information, please visit our website:
Texas Capital Bank is an equal opportunity employer.
Credit Union of Texas (2/25/08)
The Credit Union of Texas, a $1B credit union with 11 branch
locations throughout the Dallas Metroplex has an opening for an Internal
Auditor and a Staff Accountant. Please note that all candidates
must be in good credit standing if credit is established. A credit
check will be conducted on all candidates.
Internal Auditor Description/Requirements:
Responsible for performing independent assessments of the effectiveness
of controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations
to ensure adherence to credit union policies, procedures and regulatory
guidelines. The right candidate will be able to develop creative
recommendations toward improving program efficiency, as well as
effectively communicate audit findings to audit area management.
- Must possess a firm knowledge and understanding of auditing
techniques along with strong analytical and technical abilities.
- Must have knowledge and ability to apply the Standards for
Professional Practice as set forth by the Institute of Internal
- Must have the ability to understand complex processes and create
- Must have strong communication, presentation and interpersonal
- Highly skilled with Microsoft Office and common database
- Familiarity with Credit Union Regulations is desirable.
To be considered the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from a
four-year college or university in Accounting or similar area plus 2-3
years of related experience in auditing, preferably with a financial
institution. CIA, CISA, CFSA, CPA or other relevant certification is
Staff Accountant Description/Requirements: The Staff Accountant
will assist with the development of financial statements, various
management reports, analysis, cash forecasting, budgeting, general
ledger maintenance and reconciliation, and internal/external audits and
examinations. Their primary responsibility is to perform complex
activities associated with the general ledger system including the
sub-modules and departmental reporting requirements.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from a
four-year college or university with 3 years related experience and/or
To apply for the above position(s), please forward resumes to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
We encourage you to visit our website at:
note that we are an equal employment opportunity employer.
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