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May 2002

President's Letter

Larry Rex, Chapter PresidentI find it hard to believe that my year as your Chapter President is almost over. It has been a great year. With tremendous support from my fellow officers, numerous committee chairs and members, our Board of Governors, and many, many of you, we have had a very effective year. For those who may not know, we once again achieved GOLD status in the Chapter Achievement Program. At Leadership, the Chapter was recognized not only for our contribution to the Texas Chapter foyer, but as well, for making Gold the last 10 years. Achieving GOLD status in and of it self is not what is important. Achieving GOLD means that based on the criteria established by the IIA for all Chapters to see how well we are serving our members, we are doing it and doing it well. I thank each and every one for your support in this achievement. I hope the Chapter has added value in some way to your career as an internal auditor. It has been a pleasure to work with each one of you and getting to know you a little better.

We will close out the year in style with our ANNUAL ALMOST FREE SEMINAR on May 23rd. This will be your Chapter’s second annual event of this nature and is simply the Chapter’s way of giving something back to the members and serving our members’ needs. Our own long time member Courtenay Thompson, one of our nation’s leading authorities on auditing and fraud, will present another of his informative and entertaining seminars on FRAUD. The total cost is only $25 for chapter members and the cost includes admittance to the same-day monthly luncheon meeting. You can get 8 CPE hours from what may be the highest quality and lowest priced seminar in your Chapter’s history!! You will not be disappointed.

Courtenay will also be our luncheon speaker and there will not be a pre and post meeting due to the seminar. At the luncheon meeting we will also be recognizing and presenting awards to the many, many folks who make our Chapter successful.

We've added another opportunity for members during the month of May - a morning seminar on May 24 full of tips on getting your next job. Targeted to members who may have been caught in the backlash of the Enron debacle, this session nevertheless will benefit ALL members with an eye on keeping their skills current. With the uncertainty of today's world, being prepared for your next job is a necessity.

Thanks once again for your support and attendance this past year. I encourage you to continue to give your support to David Price as he takes over as your President. You all know David well; he’s the one that graciously took over for me a few times this year when I could not make it to the meetings!!

Have a great summer and come back in September with renewed energy and lots of great ideas!!

Larry Rex
President

This Month's Meeting

Fraud 2002
What All Auditors Must Know!

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Presented by
Courtenay M. Thompson, Jr.
CityPlace Conference Center

Schedule:

8:00am to 8:30am - Seminar Registration
8:30am to 11:30am - Fraud 2002 – Morning Session
11:30am to 12:00 noon - Lunch Registration
12:00pm to 1:15pm - Lunch – “Lessons From Major Fraud Cases”

1:30pm to 4:30pm - Fraud 2002 – Afternoon Session

Registration: On line

If you would like to attend the Lunch Meeting only, use this On-line Registration.

Cost: $25 for IIA members. Not a member? Become one!

Continuing Education: 8 Hours

Seminar:

As we enter the 21st century, fraud is alive and well. Auditors and managers are being challenged as never before to provide the leadership, techniques and technology to keep fraud to a minimum.

This course explores the current fraud-related challenges facing auditors and their organizations and provides practical proven solutions to real problems. The program will be highly participative. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their questions and greatest fraud-related concerns, and share their own proven techniques and ideas.

Fraud – What all auditors must know!

  • Get executive commitment. Changing executive belief, defining management responsibility for detection, a model fraud initiative.
  • Fraud implications of the changing business environment. Explore the quality movement, empowerment, globalization, restructuring, reengineering, downsizing, markets and distribution methods, technology, the current computerized business environment, the Internet, cost pressures, relying on outsourcing, marketing fraud, and diversity of experience and values.
  • Lessons from recent major cases. Examine the lessons for auditors and management, and learn how to protect your organization.
  • What is new in fraud! Explore technology, cellular and toll fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, investments, fraud by vendors and contractors. What new exposures do you have?
  • Fraud-related best practices. Learn what other organizations are doing, and share your own effective practices.
  • Mistakes to be avoided. Examine the mistakes and practices that have cost auditors and their organizations dearly.
  • Practical approaches to fraud-related controls. Discover how some departments have been able to encourage management responsiveness and accountability. Learn ten reasons controls breakdown and what auditors can do to promote control conscious management.
  • More effective detection. Learn specific techniques for building detection into routine audits, monitoring for fraud, and using computer retrievals for detection.
  • Bring your current concerns and questions.

About Mr. Thompson:

Mr. Thompson is a recognized authority on training managers, auditors and investigators in fraud-related matters. Since 1981 he has designed and presented courses on fraud prevention, detection and investigation for business and government organizations worldwide. His courses are known for providing practical, proven approaches to real problems. These practical approaches have yielded dramatic results for class attendees.

In addition to providing training on fraud-related matters, Mr. Thompson provides training on behavior and communication skills and internal auditing. He is the co-developer with R. L. Townsend, of a series of courses on audit and control of construction costs. He is also co-developer with Richard Stohl of a series of courses on audit and control of health benefits administration. Mr. Thompson is currently editor of "Fraud Findings" in The Internal Auditor magazine.

Mr. Thompson's experience prior to entering the consulting field includes public accounting with a Big 5 CPA firm, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company. His career in public accounting and internal auditing provided exposure to a number of types of impropriety including embezzlement, insurance fraud, loan fraud, stock fraud, kickbacks and bribery, misappropriation of funds and mail fraud.

In addition to personally detecting and investigating suspected fraud cases, he established corporate policies for fraud and trained other auditors in fraud detection and investigation. Responsibilities included working with top management and reporting to the audit committee on the status of open cases. He has worked closely with legal counsel, law enforcement and prosecutors.

Courtenay Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis seminar will be held at CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell at Central Expressway in Dallas.

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

Preferred Method:

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

Secondary Method:

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

Contact:

Lori Cannafax
Phone: 972-431-5981
Fax: 972-431-5995
e-mail: lcann3@jcpenney.com

Meeting / Luncheon Fees:

IIA 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 Friday May 17, 2002 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

Chapter Seminars

Successful Tips to Help Get Your Next Job

Map to JCP Home OfficeIs your resume state-of-the-art? Do you know how to research and target companies for employment opportunities? Are you successfully networking to get your next job?

To get answers to these questions, the Officers of the Dallas Chapter are inviting our members to attend this free session to be held on May 24, 2002, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the JCPenney Home Office in Plano.

If interested, please register or contact Pamela Krakosky, Membership Chair, at pkrakosky@aol.com for more information. Or go to http://www.dallasiia.org/May_02_Seminar.htm to register.


Special Announcement - Spring Advanced Information Systems Auditing Seminar

Returning by popular demand all the way from Australia, NT-ISACA is once again pleased to have Bryan McAtee for our Spring Seminar on “Advanced Information Systems Auditing” to be held May 20-22, 2002. As a long-time IS auditing and consulting practitioner, Bryan brings a fresh, pragmatic and fun approach to teaching and to the IS Audit discipline. Based on the reaction of prior participants, this promises to be an exceptional training opportunity at an affordable price, so be sure to register today!

Topic: Advanced Information Systems Auditing
Instructor: Bryan McAtee, Bryan McAtee & Associates, Brisbane, Australia
Dates: May 20-22, 2002
Location: CityPlace Conference Center

If you are interested in attending, an outline and registration form with all contact information can be downloaded from the Events page on http://www.isacantx.org.

As always, remember to visit the NT-ISACA website frequently for the most current, detailed information on all chapter events.


The Art Of Profiling
Reading People Right The First Time

Dan KoremDan Korem, the critically acclaimed author of The Art of Profiling—Reading People Right the First Time, will teach you how to profile almost anyone—even people from other cultures—within just a few minutes of interaction and without stereotyping. When auditors, senior security staff, and corporate managers are shown video clips of real people in real situations, they only demonstrate about 25% profiling accuracy . Even though accurately reading people is a requirement of their professions. Download this Flyer for details and to register, http://dallasiia.org/Worddocs/Profiling.pdf

1 or 2 Day Seminar
June 17 & 18, 2002
Richardson, TX

Chapter News

2002 Member Survey

I want you … to get involved and give us input for our 2002-2003 chapter year …which begins in June 2002.

Have you ever wanted to get involved in our great profession or the IIA but just did not know how? …Now is your chance …And it is really easy …And it won’t take much time …Come on!!!

The 2002 Member Survey contains a listing of the Dallas Chapter’s committees. All of them need your special talents and abilities. If you are interested in getting involved, please check the appropriate box(es) for the committee(s), that interest you. No… it does not matter that you have not been a committee person in the past. Actually, we are seeking to get more members involved this year. So… we would especially welcome those members that have not participated in the past.

Additionally, there is a member survey after the committee sign up listing. We would greatly appreciate you filling out this survey out and submitting it to us. Our major goal for 2002-2003, is to serve our members. If we know what you like or don’t like, it makes it a little easier to meet this goal. So… even if you do not volunteer for a committee, please offer your insights into how we can better serve your needs in 2002-2003. It will just take a few minutes to fill out.

http://www.dallasiia.org/MemberSurvey_02.htm#aTOP

Thanks a million in advance!

David Price
2002-2003 Dallas Chapter IIA President


Membership News

May New Members
Kim Adams
Frank Beyer
Seandell Phillips
Juliet Thomas
Mark Baker
Denise Kreider
Teneka Ray
Paula Wehby
Paul Bennett
Robin Mallette
Robert Shipway
Michael Welch

Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken during April, or earlier if not previously reported. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.

To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by May 23, 2002. Contact Dace Ward (dace.ward@eds.com, 972-605-6128) if you have any questions.


Announcing the IIA Southern Region’s District 1 Conference
Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston Island
September 30 - October 1, 2002

Four information filled tracks:
  • Technology
  • Audit Leadership
  • Audit Skills - Smart Auditing
  • Risk Management - Best Practices

16 hours of CPE

An early bird special price of $495

Great speakers, including:
  • Robert Stevenson
  • Bill Bishop
  • Ed Robinson
  • Courtenay Thompson
  • Basil Woller
  • Dr. Raymond Clay
Moody Gardens Hotel

Contact Mary Ann Missman 713-237-2577 for details.

A complete list of conference speakers and specific topics will be announced soon.

Career Opportunities

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 14 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 (approximately 25%).

Interested candidates should contact Chris Migliore - Director of Audit Services at chris.migliore@triadhospitals.com, (972) 789-2770 or fax resume to (866) 260-0015.

EOE

Triad Hospitals

Please visit www.triadhospitals.com


ORIX Capital Markets (OCM) is one of the largest investors in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS), high yield corporate bonds and syndicated bank loans and 5th largest commercial loan servicer. OCM is a leading provider of loan servicing and asset management/loan workout services. Its base includes some of the nation's largest institutional investors, portfolio owners and loan originators. ORIX Capital is seeking applicants for the following positions:

SENIOR AUDITOR

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Surveys functions and activities in assigned areas to determine nature of operations, risks, key control points, and adequacy of the system of control to achieve established objectives. Plan the theory and scope of audit and prepares or updates internal control documentation and audit programs. Determines and audit procedures to be used, including statistical sampling and use of computer audit techniques. Evaluates a system’s effectiveness through an application of regulations, prudent industry practices and an understanding of auditing techniques. Assists in preparing time budgets required to complete the audit. Performs the audit in a professional manner, in accordance with the approved audit program and within the approved time budget. Communicates effectively and in a professional manner with employees and management. Makes oral or written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the examination, discussing issues and recommending corrective actions, and suggesting improvements in operations and reductions in cost. Prepares formal written issue documents and reports, expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency with which activities are carried out. Appraises the adequacy of corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions. Works with external auditors in performing agreed upon audit procedures and providing work papers as needed to facilitate the external audit. Keeps abreast of current accounting, auditing and industry regulations and the general business environment. Advises and assists the Director of Internal Audit on departmental administrative matters and on improving internal controls and operating procedures overall at ORIX.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or business, with a minimum of 30 hours of accounting courses. Three to five years of experience in mortgage industry auditing or public accounting.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

CPA or CIA Certifications. Big 5 experience in a financial services environment.

STAFF ACCOUNTANT II - TREASURY AND PLANNING

Job responsibilities include the ability to minimize operating cash for seven accounts including coordinating borrowing/repayment under OUC lines of credit, communicate with appropriate personnel to obtain notice of incoming and outgoing operating cash and, enter money market trades on-line. Other responsibilities include release wires and ACH and review them for compliance with wire transfer matrix, understand OCM’s investment strategy on approximately $1 billion in custodial balances and assist with maximizing net investment income, and prepare monthly variance analysis on float earnings. On a monthly basis, successful candidate will maintain contact with bank to research and insure collection of interest receivable on approximately 180 accounts, collect or expense bank service charges on approximately 400 accounts based on OCM allocation, review bank account analysis statements for reasonableness and inquire about questionable charges. Additional responsibilities include assisting with forecast, budget and insurance administration as needed, the ability to initiate special projects to improve processes, prepare journal entries for daily and monthly transactions, maintain procedures for back up personnel and cross train to support other functions.

Position requires a bachelors degree in finance or accounting, 2+ years experience and a stable work history of at least one year at most recent employer. Strong analytical skills and ability to work with minimum supervision is required. Some overtime required.

Staff Accountant:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This staff accounting position provides financial and accounting support to the commercial loan servicing line of business controller. OCM services over $49 billion in performing commercial loans and provides asset management and workout expertise to over $36 billion of commercial mortgage backed securities and privately held portfolios.

Staff accounting functions in the areas of financial reporting, cash management/treasury and planning/budgeting. Includes preparation of journal entries, maintenance of sub-ledgers, review of general ledger postings, account reconciliation’s, analysis of income and expense account activity, profitability analysis and involvement in monthly forecasting and annual budget process. Also provides assistance with month-end closing process and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements. May perform some work with data required for state and federal tax filings. Degree in Accounting required. CPA or candidate preferred.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Proficient in Microsoft Office 97 (Excel, Word, and Access). Prior work experience and familiarity with SQL based general ledger systems, FRX & Crystal report writers are a plus.

Senior Staff Accountant:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This staff accounting position provides financial and accounting support to the commercial loan servicing line of business controller. OCM services over $49 billion in performing commercial loans and provides asset management and workout expertise to over $36 billion of commercial mortgage backed securities and privately held portfolios.

Staff accounting functions in the areas of financial reporting, cash management/treasury and planning/budgeting. Includes preparation of journal entries, maintenance of sub-ledgers, review of general ledger postings, account reconciliation’s, analysis of income and expense account activity, profitability analysis and involvement in monthly forecasting and annual budget process. Also provides assistance with month-end closing process and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements. May perform some work with data required for state and federal tax filings. Degree in Accounting required. CPA or candidate preferred.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Proficient in Microsoft Office 97 (Excel, Word, and Access). Prior work experience and familiarity with SQL based general ledger systems, FRX & Crystal report writers are a plus.

Interested Applicants should forward their resume to:

ORIX Capital Markets
Attention Human Resources Dept.1
717 Main Street, 8th floor
Dallas TX. 75201

or email: rnelson@orixcm.com.

Visit our website at www.orixcm.com.

ORIX Captial Markets

OCM is an EOE committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes a drug-free environment.


Baylor Health Care System
Office of Internal Audit
Position Profile
Senior Auditor

Education / Experience

Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related filed of study
  • At least 4 years Internal Audit experience
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Preferred:

  • Health Care Industry experience
  • Supervisory / Project Lead experience
  • Consulting experience with a Big 5 Accounting firm or large corporation

Skills / Abilities

Required:

  • Proficient knowledge of Accounting Principles, Auditing Standards, Internal Control Theory, Fraud Indicators and Investigative Techniques
  • Proficient Analytical/Critical Thinking Skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Business Risks and Enterprise Risk Assessment methodologies
  • Proficient aptitude for learning and utilizing technology and software applications
  • Proficient ability to identify and effectively resolve moderately difficult operational and administrative problems
  • Strong Leadership, Interpersonal, Oral and Written Communication Skills to effectively deal with employees at all levels
  • Proven ability and willingness to motivate, develop, and evaluate staff

Basic Functions

  • Serves as Project Leader in planning, organizing, and directing work to ensure the timely completion of assigned projects
  • Identifies potential risk exposures and evaluates the effectiveness of organizational policies and procedures and internal controls designed to meet strategic business objectives
  • Assigns work program procedures and other audit tasks to Auditors assisting on assigned projects
  • Serves as Coach/Mentor in the professional development of Auditors
  • Evaluates the work of Auditors upon completion of projects
  • Performs work program procedures and other audit tasks as required
  • Reviews and approves all work papers to ensure that work performed is complete, properly documented, and conclusions reached are adequately supported
  • Meets regularly with both Internal Audit and client management throughout projects to discuss project status and specific issues identified
  • Prepares audit reports and reviews them with both Internal Audit and client management
  • Performs other duties as requested

To apply go to the Baylor Career Center website to apply online (http://baylor.kenexa.com/baylorv3/newhr/).

Baylor Health Care System


I T SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR

Temple-Inland Inc., a Fortune 500 company, has openings at their corporate headquarters at 1300 South Mopac, Austin, TX. These positions are responsible for providing an independent and objective review designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. These auditors will work on an integrated team performing risk assessment of business and system controls to provide value added recommendations.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree with emphasis in computer science or business administration, or equivalent training. Should have three to five years of IT auditing experience and ability to work with minimal supervision. CPA and CISA, or CIA certification or willingness to work towards this certification preferred. Successful candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills. This person should be a self-starter with good attention-to-detail. Experience with Oracle, SAP or J D Edwards would be beneficial. Must be available to travel up to 50%.

Temple-Inland is a major manufacturer of corrugated packaging and building products, with a diversified financial services operation. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including company paid retirement, 401K, and aid-to-education. Temple-Inland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace. Send or fax resume to:

Temple-Inland Inc.
Recruiting Department
P. O. Drawer N
Diboll, TX 75941

FAX (936) 829-7816

Email: recruiting@templeinland.com

Please visit www.templeinland.com

Temple-Inland, Inc.


SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITORS

Temple-Inland Inc., a Fortune 500 company, has openings for a Senior Internal Auditors at their corporate headquarters at 1300 South Mopac, Austin, TX. These positions are responsible for providing an independent and objective review designed to add value and improve the organization's operations. The audit function identifies effective internal controls that adequately safeguard the company's assets and ensures compliance with laws and regulations.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or related discipline with three to five years of internal audit experience. Manufacturing audit experience is a plus. CPA preferred. This position requires strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be self-starters with good attention to detail. Must be familiar with MS Office software. Must be available to travel up to 50%.

Temple-Inland is a major manufacturer of corrugated packaging and building products, with a diversified financial services operation. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including company paid retirement, 401K, and aid-to-education. Temple-Inland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace. Send or fax resume to:

Temple-Inland Inc.
Recruiting Department
P. O. Drawer N
Diboll, TX 75941

FAX (936) 829-7816

Email: recruiting@templeinland.com

Please visit www.templeinland.com

Temple-Inland, Inc.


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 Tracie Martin (traciem@baylordallas.edu) at 214-820-6970 for more information.


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