eNews - April 2010

The President’s Letter

Thank you for continuing to make our monthly meetings successful.  Our March meeting was a joint meeting with The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).  The meetings covered a variety of fraud related topics.

Our April meeting will be held on April 1st at the Cityplace Conference Center.  We are lucky to have Harvey Rosenblum, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Vice President and Director of Research, with us as our lunch speaker.  His presentation is entitled “Like Wagner's Music, the Economy is Better than it Sounds”.  The pre-meeting will be “XBRL for Dummies”, presented by Debbie Mathews, CPA, CIA, Rent-A-Center Director of Internal Audit.  Chad Murphy, CISA, Deloitte Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Manager will present “Time Management” at the CAST meeting.  The post meeting will be “XBRL – What’s In It for the Internal Auditor”, presented by Mike Willis, CPA, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Chairman of XBRL International.   I look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.

The Board of Governors selected two members to receive awards during their March meeting.  The Vic DiMarco Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the profession, was awarded to Denny Beran.  I am sure many of you know Denny as he has been a member of the Dallas Chapter since 1991. Denny has been with the JCPenney Company for 38 years and has been the Senior Vice President of Audit for the past 7 years.  Denny’s IIA highlights include serving on the Global Business Operations Task Force and as the Chairman of both the International Academic Relations Committee and the International Relations Committee.  He has also served as a Trustee on the Research Foundation for many years and on the Ethics Committee.  Currently, he is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors and is serving as the Vice Chairman of Professional Practices.  In his role, he has oversight responsibilities for the Audit Technology, Professional Issues, Quality, Advanced Technology Committees and the Internal Audit Standards Board.  He is also chairing the Value Proposition and Professionalism Task Force. Denny is the nominee for the Senior Vice Chairman on the Board for 2010-2011, which is the 2nd highest position amongst international officers.

The Aaron Saylors Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the chapter, was awarded to Greg Estes.  I don’t think I have to say much about Greg because everyone knows who he is.  For years, he has been that guy that is making sure the meeting lines are running smoothly, that the projector is working as expected, that plenty of tables are set up to accommodate lunches….  As much as you have seen him do, he is doing much more behind the scenes to make sure the chapter runs smoothly.  Behind every great organization there are people like Greg and I want everyone to know how lucky we are to have him.  Greg joined the Texas Instruments Audit Department in 2004 and quickly got involved in the Chapter.  He has served in the roles of Registration Chair (for both the monthly meetings and the 2006 Smart Conference), Assistant Treasurer, Meeting Arrangements Chair, and Programs Committee Co-Chair.  Greg is currently serving as the Secretary of the Dallas chapter and has been nominated for the Treasurer position for 2010 – 2011.

Thank you for continuing to work with me to make the Dallas Chapter of the IIA a success in 2010.

Thanks,

Tom Keils
2009/10 President – Dallas Chapter IIA
president@dallasiia.org
214-880-3560

Next Meeting - Thursday, Apri1 1, 2010
Cityplace Conference Center

Looking Forward: What’s on the Horizon

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

Like Wagner’s Music, the Economy is Better than it Sounds
Harvey Rosenblum, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Objectives: Economic data points to a mild firming of the underlying pace of economic recovery.  Through this presentation, we will discuss the indicators of economic recovery and the current state of our economic environment.

What are the indicators of this economic recovery?

  • Manufacturing, services and industrial production are all expanding, and consumer spending is rising, although concentrated on energy and luxury purchases by the upper quartile.
  • The job market is still awful but is poised to turn in the coming months.
  • The housing market remains vulnerable and consumer confidence remains low.

Harvey Rosenblum is Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In this capacity, he serves as economic policy advisor to the Bank's president and as an Associate Economist for the Federal Open Market Committee, which formulates the nation's monetary policy.

Rosenblum is also a past president and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a prestigious trade association whose 3,000 members are the leading business economists in the United States and many other countries. Past presidents of NABE include several Federal Reserve presidents as well as former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. Rosenblum is currently serving as Executive Director of the North American Economics and Finance Association. He also is a member of the Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board, appointed by the governor of Texas.

A widely recognized expert on both the national and Texas economies, Rosenblum has written articles for such publications as The Journal of Finance, New York Times, Southwest Economy and The Handbook of Banking Strategy.

Active in economic education, Rosenblum is a visiting professor of finance at Southern Methodist University, teaching courses in contemporary issues on monetary policy and financial institutions and markets. Rosenblum received a B.A. in economics from the University of Connecticut in 1965 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1972.  He began his career with the Federal Reserve in 1970 as an Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, advancing through the ranks to Vice President and Associate Director of Research in 1983. He was also a visiting Professor of Finance with DePaul University from 1973 until 1985. He joined the Dallas Federal Reserve as Senior Vice President and Director of Research in 1985 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2005.  His current research interests focus on monetary policy, inflation and the growing impact of globalization on the U.S. economy and businesses.

1 Hour Continuing Education


CAST Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

Time Management
Chad Murphy, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Objectives:  Does it ever feel like there is never enough time in the day? Do you feel like you are not accomplishing your goals?  Do you feel like you work all of the time and there is never enough time for family and friends?  Do you feel like you are always working on multiple projects at one time?  Better time management may be the answer.

The objectives of this presentation include the following:

  • Understanding the importance of goal setting and how it relates to time management.
  • Identify tools to help manage your time.
  • Implementing your new time management tools.

Chad Murphy is a Manager in Technology Risk Services at Deloitte and Touche LLP, where he is responsible for managing internal and external audits as well as leading other consulting related projects.  Chad has 10 years of internal audit experience with companies including McAfee and Deloitte & Touche, LLP.  He has worked on both IT and Business audit teams and has traveled around the world during his audit career.  He received his undergraduate and degrees from Northwood University and has his CISA Certification.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 10:00am

XBRL for Dummies
Debbie Mathews, Director of Internal Audit, Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Objectives:  XBRL is here!  Are you ready?  XBRL is language for the electronic communication of business and financial data which is revolutionizing business reporting around the world.  Did you know that XBRL isn’t just for public companies?  This presentation will answer these questions and more.  During this session we will discuss:

  • What is XBRL?
  • Why is XBRL relevant?
  • What are XBRL taxonomies?
  • SEC XBRL Filing Requirements
  • XBRL applications beyond regulatory filings

At the end of the session, attendees will have a starting point to understand XBRL and its value to their organization whether or not they have SEC filing requirements.

Debbie Mathews is a Director of Internal Audit at Rent-A-Center, Inc.  Since joining Rent-A-Center in 2008, she has been responsible for directing the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance project.  Additionally, she has participated in the Company’s XBRL implementation project, particularly from an internal controls perspective.

Prior to joining Rent-A-Center, Debbie was an Audit Manager at 7-Eleven for almost five years. In this role, she was responsible for managing various and participating in all areas of the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 readiness project including documentation, testing, and remediation.

Debbie has a diverse background including significant experience in internal audit and external audit with Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Louisville Gas & Electric, and Ernst & Young.  She also has extensive experience in ERP system implementation consulting and project management.  In addition to her experience in the finance world, Debbie spent several years in sales and marketing at both Brown & Williamson Tobacco and Dr Pepper/7-Up.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University, an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University and holds both the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certifications.

1 Hour Continuing Education


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

XBRL: What's in it for Internal Auditors?
Mike Willis, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Chairman, XBRL International

Objectives:  Have you heard any of the following to make you believe that XBRL is not relevant to you?

  • "XBRL is just for public companies…"
  • "XBRL tagging adds costs and time and is an economic burden…"
  • "No one is asking for or using XBRL…"
  • “XBRL is just for external reporting and is not relevant to internal systems…"

Participate in this session and learn more about these common misperceptions.

Participants in this session will learn: What is the relevance of XBRL for internal auditors?  What are the related short term risks and opportunities that auditors are focusing on?  How is XBRL helping internal auditors cost effectively address a wide range of common process problems?  This interactive discussion will address these topics and other specific participant questions.  During this session we discuss:

  • What do Internal Auditors need to know about XBRL?
  • What are the key risks introduced by the SEC XBRL Mandate?  What Internal Auditors should do about them?
  • How does XBRL impact common audit processes and functions (for all companies)?  How can Internal Auditors benefit from these?
  • Where should you go to learn more?

At the end of the session, participants will have a useful understanding of the XBRL related short term and longer term issues and opportunities for internal auditors of both private and public companies.

Mike Willis has more than 27 years of accounting and auditing experience and is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mike served as the Founding Chairman of XBRL International (http://www.xbrl.org), which is currently composed of more than 640 leading software, accounting and finance companies from 30 countries around the world.  Mike has served in a number of roles within the XBRL community and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and the International Steering Committee.  XBRL is an international information format standard designed to enhance business reporting supply chain processes benefiting preparers, distributors, aggregators and consumers of this information.   He speaks frequently, publishes papers and blogs on the topic of business reporting, and related process and control systems.  Mike has been interviewed for or published articles in a range of business periodicals on the topic of a more efficient and effective business reporting supply chain including the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Business Week, Wall Street & Technology, FEI Magazine, CFO Magazine, Journal of Accounting and CIO Magazine.

1 Hour Continuing Education


New Online Registration Requirements

A few months ago, the Dallas Chapter made a change to the CPE process.  After attending an IIA meeting, an online evaluation is distributed via email.  When you click the link to the online evaluation, you can immediately prepare and print your CE certificate for that specific meeting.  We had an overwhelming positive response to this process improvement, and want to keep making improvements such as this to streamline our processes.

The Dallas Chapter now requires payment prior to confirming your registration.  Almost 90% of our attendees already pay through PayPal, so this is not a change for them.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received prior to the meeting (see details below).  Our goal is to reduce the wait time at the check in tables, improve controls, and ease the reconciliation process on the back end.

As a friendly reminder and to provide clarification for our new members:

  • Registration cutoff is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).
  • Payment must be received by the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted).  Your registration is not confirmed until paid.  We strongly encourage you to pay via PayPal to confirm your registration.  If you are mailing a check, the envelope must be post marked 8 days prior to the meeting (i.e., on Wednesday the week prior to the Thursday meeting) to ensure we receive your payment on time.  If the envelope is not post marked within the required timeframe and is received late, you will be notified by email that a) the meeting is sold out or b) an additional $10 late fee per person will be assessed.  Only registrations paid by PayPal will be accepted on Thursday and Friday prior to the meeting.
  • If you miss the deadline to register and space is available, you can attend the meeting as a walk-in.  Before coming to the meeting, please check the website to see if we are accepting walk-ins since our meetings tend to sell out.
  • The deadline to cancel your registration is 5:00 pm CST on the Friday before the meeting (unless otherwise noted) to receive a refund.  If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.  The substitute will be required to pay an additional $10 if they are not a member of the Dallas Chapter.
  • All walk-ins will need to register at a separate table before the start of the meeting.  The walk-ins will be required to complete an on-site registration form which will include name, company name, address, and email address and can pay with cash or check made payable to the Dallas Chapter of The IIA for the applicable amount.

Registration: Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0410.htm.

The following are the current rates for our monthly meetings:

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

We will keep you posted as we continue to make improvements.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the officers of the Dallas Chapter.  Thanks for your cooperation!


Meeting Location:

Cityplace Conference Center,
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0310.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 26, 2010.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org .

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 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 the Registration Chair at reservations@dallasiia.org.

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

Chapter News

CIA Programs

Register Now!

The next CIA review course will be held on April 16-19, 2010 (this is rescheduled from February) and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU. Courses will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas. You can either register for all four parts, or just take one, two, or three parts. Course materials and lunches are provided. Registration details are at http://dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_S10.htm.

The fall CIA review course will be held September 24 – 27, 2010.

Congratulations to Our New CIA’s, CCSA’s, CGAP’s, and CFSA’s

Dallas Chapter Members completing their examination requirements in October, November, or December of 2009 were honored on at the March 4th Dallas Chapter Luncheon.  Congratulations to the following:

New CIAs

Shirley Barta
Eva Chen
Andrea Claire
Greg Estes 
Mfon Etuk
Daniel Farthing
Marsha Foster
Kay Hardgrave

Justin Johnson
Kevin Johnson
Tony Kiranga
Ramon Lopez
Rose Lundberg
David Martinez
Erich McCollom
Jana Morris
Daniel Njenga
Zachary Pucheu
Gabriel Rodriguez
Gagan Seth
Alicia Thornton
Brittany Wisdom
Jason Wood 
Teresa Yu
New CGAP

Omar Elsaad

   
New CCSAs

Felix Duperre-Picard
Tony Kranga

Christopher Mowery Jami Odie

Check Out Our New Certifications Web Page

For information about the CIA exam and review courses, see our new website at http://dallasiia.org/CIA.htm

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:      I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?

A:       The IIA sends out certificates to a Dallas Chapter representative each quarter. Those taking and passing the exam, including satisfying all requirements, between July and September 2009 should be received in November 2009 and presented in December. Those passing between October and December 2009 should be received by the Chapter in January/February 2010. 

If you do not receive your certificate by September 2009, contact the IIA’s certification department:  certification@theiia.org, or call (407)937-1100.

Q:      How do I register for the exam?

A:       Exam registration can be completed via the following link: https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/login?ownername=iia&channel=iia&basechannel=integral7


http://som.utdallas.edu/iaep
Next Steps!

Thank you all for supporting the annual Fraud Conference, which gets better every year.  For the first time ever, three Fraud workshops were held prior to the conference.  All Fraud Summit attendees will receive a copy of the book “HealthSouth: Wagon to Disaster” by Aaron Beam, one of our keynote note speakers.  The other keynote speaker was Robert Sheffield of the U.S. Secret Service, who spoke on the topic of current trends in cybercrime and financial fraud.  Next year’s Fraud Conference is already set as March 25, 2011 with workshops planned for March 24, 2011, so make sure to register early.

As many of you know this one day event has been a signature event of the program and is the event that provides for the continued funding of the program along with the growth of the program through marketing efforts.  We continue to receive calls for entry level students in internal audit with audit groups looking for primarily interns.  Many students are looking for internships to get their careers started and see which employers best fits the culture they are looking for.  We still have difficulty in marketing the program to other students and getting the word out about internal audit.  Large events such as the Fraud Conference helps in having others see the significance of internal audit and the interest in internal audit.

If you are interested in recruiting on campus or assisting the program in any way, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.  We are always looking for additional 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 website is available with student resumes at www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia. Contact Mark Salamasick for password access to the resumes.


The IIA's Global Internal Audit Survey
A Component Of The CBOK Study

Would you like to be a key player in helping to shape the internal audit profession? If so, this is your chance to take part in the most comprehensive global study of the profession since 2006.

Internal audit practitioners from around the world are invited to participate in The IIA’s Global Internal Audit Survey starting March 15, 2010. Survey results will:

  • Present you with insights on emerging issues and challenges facing our profession.
  • Help you identify new opportunities that add value to your organization.
  • Contribute to the development of new standards and guidance, and much more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape the future of your profession. For more information, visit www.theiia.org/global-survey.

Membership Updates

New Ways to Network

Last year, the Dallas IIA launched a Facebook and LinkedIn group. Brought to you by the membership committee, these tools will allow you another avenue to grow your online network, communicate with other Dallas IIA members, and stay on top of current chapter events. LinkedIn is geared to professional networking; Facebook is used for both professional and social networking.

 

  • If you already have a profile at either one of these websites, you can join the Dallas IIA group by searching for it.
  • If you don’t have a profile but would like to set one up, visit www.linkedin.com and / or www.facebook.com and follow the instructions.
  • If you have questions contact membership@dallasiia.org

The Dallas IIA Chapter would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who joined the Chapter last month:

February 2010 New Members

Denis Agbor
Richard Bordelon
Paula Butler
Samuel Chiu
Robert Elrich
Robert Grim
Cody Hagans

Samuel Hudson
Larry Linthicum
Clint Melton
Malikshah Muradally
Renita Philipose
Kassie Phillips
Kirra Phillips
Layla Powers
Raul Quiroz
Nitin Ravoof
Richard Springsteen
Sean Strong
Amy Wiebe
Jodie Young

New Membership Information Booth

Did you know that approximately 10% of event attendees are non-members?   We have recently added a membership information booth for future monthly meetings so non-members can stop by and receive information or ask questions related to IIA membership.  If you would like to know more about the many benefits of joining the Dallas Chapter, please stop by and speak with one of our membership committee members or pick up a brochure from the table.  The booth will be located in the registration area that is marked by a “membership information” sign.  We look forward to meeting you!


Please look for the monthly eNews (electronic newsletters) as a source of information for future events within the Dallas Chapter and other internal audit related news. If you have any questions regarding your membership or need additional information about the Dallas Chapter, please feel free to contact the Membership Chair (membership@dallasiia.org). If you are looking to become more involved in the Dallas Chapter and help give back to the internal audit profession, please contact Jay Blanchard at jayblanchard@ti.com.


INTRODUCING THE IIA’S RECRUIT-A-COLLEAGUE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
As a member of The IIA, you already know the value you receive, and now we’re giving you an incentive to tell your friends and colleagues about it! With the new, year-round Recruit-a-Colleague membership program from The IIA, the more friends and colleagues you recruit to become members, the more chances you have to win free training and professional development! For complete program details, visit www.theiia.org/Recruit.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has recently issued a book entitled Internal Audit Capability Model (IA-CM) for the Public Sector.  It is a framework that identifies the fundamentals needed for effective internal auditing in government and the broader public sector.  It illustrates the levels and stages through which an internal audit (IA) activity can evolve as it defines, implements, measures, controls, and improves its processes and practices.

The model is intended for self-assessment, capacity building, and advocacy.  Its primary users are expected to be internal audit professionals together with the profession’s principal stakeholders (e.g., senior management, audit committee members, governing bodies, and external auditors).

This research report comprises two sections — an Overview of the IA-CM and an Application Guide.

  • The Overview provides background on the research project itself, some environmental and contextual information about internal auditing, and a description of the model, including its underlying principles and structure.  A selected bibliography is also provided.
  • The Application Guide describes the IA-CM in detail — its elements, levels, key process areas, and how to use and interpret the model.  Some evolving and best-practice examples of IA activities identified during the global validation of the IA-CM are highlighted along with guidance to help use the IA-CM as a self-assessment tool.

The model is not intended to be prescriptive in terms of how a process should be carried out, but rather what should be done.  It is intended as a universal model with comparability around principles, practices, and processes that can be applied globally to improve the effectiveness of internal auditing.

 The book can be ordered online at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/internal-audit-capability-model-iacm-for-the-public-sector-1422.cfm..  (Item number 5007, IIA member price - $40, non member price - $60)


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 February 1, 2010. 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 March 28, 2010.

Seminars

The IIA’s 2010 International Conference is being held in Atlanta Georgia, June 6 – 9.  The Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference is recognized as the premier global event for internal auditors to gather, network, and exchange information on the practice of internal auditing.  In addition to the 11 program tracks, the conference features two Virtual Tracks; one for Chief Audit Executives and the other for Financial Services Auditors.  Registration fees are scheduled to increase on April 1 so members should take advantage of early registration savings.  For more information please go to the conference website:  http://www.iia2010atl.org/.


Employment Opportunities

Ensco International  (3/4/10)

Position: Auditor I
Location: Dallas Texas 75201
Job Type: Full-Time
Company Site: www.enscointernational.com

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, participates in standard operational and financial audit processes, plans and programs. Will assist Internal Audit management in preparing various audit reports, performing follow-up procedures on outstanding agreed upon recommendations and communicating internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout the organization.

Experience

Minimum of zero to three years experience in an internal and/or external auditing role.

Education and Training

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or related subjects; relevant work experience may be substituted for education.

Minimum Requirements

  • Partial (50%) professional certification (CPA, CIA or CISA) preferred.
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Models and acts as an example demonstrating company values and high ethical standards, ensuring complete objectivity and impartiality.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with MS Office software, including but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access; beginner knowledge of CAAT applications.
  • Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally as and when required, in support of job responsibilities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in numerous internal audits of low risk areas and executes assigned audit steps in a professional and timely manner, ensuring all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented through documented follow-up procedures.
  • Collects and analyzes data to detect deficient controls, duplicated efforts, extravagance, fraud or non-compliance with laws, regulations and management policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills resulting in effective communications with peers and management including routine audit documentation.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of GAAP, COSO, SOX, FCPA and risk assessment principles, practices and trends.
  • Contributes to the issuance of agreed upon audit reports and recommendations to management

Ensco International Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V
All candidate must apply via our company website www.enscointernational.com


JPMorgan Chase & Co.  (1/18/10)

Title – Auditor, Home Lending
Location – 3929 W John Carpenter FWY, Irving, TX

Job Description

Department Description
The JPMorgan Chase Audit Department is accountable to the Audit and Examining Committee of the Board of Directors, the Office of the Chairman, senior management and our global and local regulators. The global Audit Department has in excess of 500 Audit Officers.

Position Description:
This position is responsible for the risk assessment, control identification, development of audit testing plans and the execution of the of the audit plan covering the Home Lending Default Operations. This position will also have the opportunity to work on other audits related to the Home Lending, Consumer Lending and Banking businesses.

Responsibilities:

  • Executing audit work, including planning, fieldwork, ongoing interface with business stakeholders and within the audit group, report issuance and administrative tasks to complete the paperwork.
  • Performing ongoing analysis of operational risk trends through the development and execution of audits.
  • Performing detailed control analysis and test work of departmental processes.
  • Assessing and escalating issues identified during audit assignments or special projects in a constructive manner.
  • Developing recommendations to strengthen internal controls and improve operational efficiency.
  • Providing leadership and coordination for multiple audit assignments or special projects with multiple team members.
  • Providing constructive, direct, accurate and timely feedback in staff evaluations.
  • Ensuring that projects are completed timely and within budget.
  • Initiating and developing effective client relationships with mid-level line management.
  • Participating on project teams to assist clients in developing internal control systems or monitoring significant changes to control systems.
  • Positively and creatively influencing needed department change and championing critical department initiatives.
  • Assisting in the development and training of other team members.
  • Occasional overtime and approximately 30-40% of travel is required.

Requirements

  • Candidates should have 2-5 years of experience in risk management, internal or external audit, preferably in the Home Lending business and/or Default Operations.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field is required. An MBA degree and/or professional certification, such as a CPA or CISA, are a plus.
  • Ability to identify the risks and controls within operational areas, execute audit test-work and opine on the effectiveness of management's risk mitigation.
  • Effective skills in time management, problem solving, conflict management, written and oral communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are critical to success.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

JPMorgan Chase & Co. · 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, Floor 27, New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (212) 552-7723
http://www.jpmorganchase.com  · roopa.x.malik@jpmchase.com


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of ACFE

Association of
Certified Fraud
Examiners

aicpa.org
American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants

cpadallas.org
Dallas Chapter
of TSCPA

Texas Society of CPA's


Dallas Chapter
AGA

Association of
Government Accountants

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