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eNews Update - May 2001

This is the last edition of eNews for the 2000 - 2001 chapter year. Use the buttons at left to navigate to the major sections of the newsletter.

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Please Note: The deadline to sign up for the meeting is earlier than usual this month: Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at noon. This is also the deadline for registering for the May Seminar and to complete the Member Survey to be eligible for the drawing. 

This Month: Adding Value

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

12:00 Lunch Meeting
CityPlace Conference Center

Best Practices in Value Added Auditing

Presented by
James Roth, Ph.D., CIA, CCSA,
Audit Trends

Photo of James Roth


Registration begins at 11:30.

The new definition of internal auditing says we “add value” through “assurance and consulting” activities and evaluating “risk management, control, and governance processes.” But what does this mean in practice? This enlightening session will begin to give you the answer. Roth will present best practices that exemplify the new definition--practices of recognized internal audit leaders like DuPont, Lucent Technologies, and JCPenney, as well as emerging leaders like Canada Post and the City of Austin.

James Roth is president of AuditTrends, a training and consulting firm devoted to internal audit best practice. Jim has more than three decades of progressive internal audit and teaching experience. He has worked in a variety of financial industries and developed risk-based approaches applicable to any industry. Jim’s publications include eight seminars, a number of articles on internal control and corporate governance, and eight major educational products for the IIA.

There will be no Pre- or Post-meeting this month due to the ongoing seminar.


Map to CityPlace

This meeting is being held at CityPlace Conference Center.

Note:  The DART rail station at CityPlace is now open! Check for information and schedules at DART's website: http://www.dart.org/home.htm

Preferred Method

The best method to confirm your reservation is via the website at http://www.DallasIIA.org/Reserve.htm.

Secondary Method

An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2 phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.

Contact

Gina Bailey, TXU
Phone: 214-812-5937
Fax: 214-812-6676
e-mail: gbailey1@txu.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

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

Reservations must be received by noon on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

This is the final meeting for the 2000-2001 Chapter Year


Click here to complete the Member Survey by May 9, 2001

The Officers and the Board of Governors would like your support and ideas in planning and accomplishing our activities and programs for the coming year (June 2001 through May 2002). PLEASE take a few moments to complete and submit this survey.

Our members make our Chapter successful. Please indicate your willingness to serve your Chapter and your profession by leading or serving on a Committee. Any service you can provide, no matter how large or small will be helpful in keeping our Chapter strong and beneficial to our members. We also value your input on our programs and seminars. Your timely response to this survey will make it possible to schedule quality programs and seminars of interest to the chapter membership.

We value each person’s thoughts and opinion - particularly YOURS! To encourage your feedback, all surveys submitted by May 9, 2001 will be eligible for a random drawing for a $50 gift certificate at the May 15th luncheon.

Thank You !          

Larry Rex    

President Elect        

The survey can be found at http://www.DallasIIA.org/MemberSurvey_01.htm.


IIAResearch Foundation

The Research Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) to summarize the actual practices that directors follow in overseeing information security management. The survey results will be combined with data obtained from a variety of interviews and published as part of the NACD’s Board Leadership Series. Participants are assured of confidentiality. Results will be available to respondents. If you are interested in taking the survey, you may do so on-line at the IIA website (www.theiia.org).


Upcoming Seminar

One, Two, FREE! (Almost)

One result of Dallas hosting the IIA International Conference in 1998 is having the resources to offer an almost FREE seminar to all Chapter members. The seminar is scheduled for May 14 and 15, 2001 with the topic of “Best Practices in Value Added Auditing” by James Roth.

(The “almost” part is that there will be a nominal registration fee (see below), lunch will not be included, and it will be B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Binder) for the materials.)

Now just offering a “free” seminar to every member would be a little too easy for you. So, there are a couple strings attached to this offer. To be eligible to attend this seminar for “free”, you’ll need to have attended at least TWO monthly chapter meetings during the period September through April.

  • $50 for IIA Dallas Chapter Members that have attended at least two monthly meetings from September 2000 to April 2001.
  • $250 for Members that have NOT attended two meetings.
  • $300 for Non-Members.

The price includes continental breakfast, the lunch on the day of IIA Dallas Chapter May Meeting, and morning and afternoon snacks.

Remember, you need to have attended any two monthly meetings to be eligible for this “free” seminar! Mark your calendars now and plan on attending this information packed seminar.   Deadline to sign up is May 9, 2001. See  http://DallasIIA.org/May_seminar.htm for seminar details and to register.


Career Opportunities

Brookshire Grocery Company
Forbes Private 500 Company

Internal Auditor

Finance
Tyler, Texas

Join one of today’s most respected grocery chains that continues to grow with the philosophy of putting people first!

Brookshire's is a privately owned company, operating 135 stores in three states as well as manufacturing and distribution facilities. The corporate office is located in Tyler approximately 100 miles east of Dallas.

Job Summary:

Develop the company’s internal audit programs. This will include designing procedures and performing audits. Will also involve coordinating and overseeing the outsourcing of internal audits and external financial statement audits.

Qualifications:

Minimum of five years’ recent audit experience (retail preferred), including two- years’ management level; CPA or CIA. Excellent teamwork, communication skills and computer literacy necessary.

BGC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Brookshire Grocery Company is firmly committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. The Company offers employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally-protected classification.

Contact HR Staffing:

Brookshire Grocery Company
Attn: HR Staffing
P.O. Box 1411
Tyler, TX 75710

Fax: (903) 534-2200

E-Mail: hrstaffing@brookshires.com


Operations Analyst
Internal Audit
$4,383 - $4,870 per month

Requires:

  • BA in Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related field plus three years experience in auditing & accounting field.
  • Possess or be able to pass the necessary exam for CPA, CIA, or CISA certifications within 2 years of employment, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing techniques; generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Knowledge of techniques for internal & external data collection; & various analytical techniques. Skill in making judgment and decisions based on known criteria & gathering & compiling data.
  • Experience in operational auditing and good understanding of internal controls are highly desirable.
  • Ability to formulate judgment and opinions and effectively communicate findings and recommendations to upper management.
  • Experience working with computer databases, like Access & Oracle, and audit extraction software, such as ACL, preferred.

Submit response including Social Security number for tracking:

City of Arlington
Human Resources
Box 231
Arlington, TX 76004-0231

Job info available at http://www.ci.arlington.tx.us/employment/index.html

City of Arlington

EOE; reasonable accommodation upon request.


Triad Hospitals, Inc. owns and manages high-quality hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers located in small cities and selected high-growth urban markets. Created as a new independent company in 1999 through a spin-off from Columbia/HCA, Triad is one of the largest investor-owned hospital companies in the nation with operations in 12 states.

We are currently seeking auditors that will assist us with the following:

  • Performing periodic risk analyses to facilitate identification of audit projects.
  • Development of project-level plans based on overall risk assessment results.
  • Conducting work in the field and in the office to accomplish audit objectives identified during risk analyses. Conducting audit follow-up activities.
  • Adhering to the department’s quality assurance process for planning, analysis, and documentation and reporting on all audit projects.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors and/or masters degree in business or healthcare-related field.
  • Minimum two years experience, preferably audit/accounting in healthcare.
  • Professional certification desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Willingness to travel.

Interested candidates should contact Chris Migliore - Director Audit Services at (972) 789-2770 or fax resume to (866) 260-0015. EOE.

Traid Hospitals, Inc.

Please visit www.triadhospitals.com


Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume to:

Greg Dubis
JCPenney Company
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-5946
Fax: (972) 431-5995
E-mail: gdubis@jcpenney.com

Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill positions. This service is offered to members at no charge.

Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Barry Tillman (barry.tillman@bankofamerica.com) at (214) 209-9810 for more information.  Job openings will be posted to the web site throughout the summer months.


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