The Dallas Chapter - May 2005 eNews

May 2005

The President’s Letter

Thank You!!!

As the Chapter year comes to a close, I would like to say thank you for allowing me to serve as an officer the past four years of this great Chapter.

I have been involved in many different roles in the Chapter for more than 10 years. These roles have included member and chair of the Academic Relations, member and chair of Programs, member of Research, as well as roles of the Chapter officer positions from Treasurer through Chapter President. These volunteer positions have taught me leadership skills, enhanced my communication skills and most importantly, allowed me to meet and work with many talented individuals that make this Chapter successful. Volunteers are the life blood of the Chapter. We continue to need volunteers to not only keep the rich tradition of the Dallas Chapter going, but to also bring new ideas into the Chapter. So please take the opportunity to get involved. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at Jeseutte@jcpenney.com or incoming President Lynn Allsup at Lynn.Allsup@Intervoice.com.

Please join us at the May meeting as we not only have great presentations on the profession, but recognize our great volunteers.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey E. Seutter
President Dallas Chapter IIA

PS - Don't forget to complete the annual member survey - http://dallasiia.org/Member_Survey_05.htm

Next Meeting - Thursday, May 5, 2005
CityPlace Conference Center

Meeting 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Registration begins at 11:30pm

Beyond 404
Debbie McKibben, Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Advisory Services

Plenty of effort--and dollars--have been spent to comply with 404. Setting aside the frustration factor faced by all, documenting every process in detail lays important groundwork for solid analysis and improvement. Where can you begin to remove and replace those "last minute" or "only choice" tourniquet controls? How can you streamline inefficient or outdated processes? What are the next steps for creating a sustainable approach to 404 compliance? This kind of analysis can create opportunity to enhance operations throughout the company and bring value to the bottom line. In our meeting on May 5, we'll hit on some high points from real time "Beyond 404" projects!

Debbie J. McKibben, CPA, is a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory Services and has over 24 years of industry and client service experience. In addition to joining the firm to develop the Southwest Region’s internal audit services practice, Debbie has been responsible for leading a variety of business process improvement, enterprise wide risk management and internal control projects including development of compliance programs, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness, performance of regulatory risk and control assessments, facilitation of strategic risk sessions and internal control evaluations for most financial and operational processes.

Her control related experience has been provided to a full range of clients, from start-up operations to billion dollar international companies. She has provided control related consulting services to telecom, banking, high tech, higher education, retail, transportation, media, manufacturing, health care, death care, hospitality, and real estate industries. Additionally, Debbie has experience leading company efforts in the resolution of matters with the U.S. Department of Labor as well as conducting forensic investigations.

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Debbie was Vice-President, Director of Corporate Audit for a billion-dollar organization in the hospitality industry. In this role, Debbie designed and conducted audits that provided meaningful risk and control issues requiring management’s attention. Debbie’s success in this capacity was the result of incorporating the insight of executive, middle and operating management to obtain the most benefit from the investment of audit resources. Prior to this experience, Debbie spent six years in the banking industry.

Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science/Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. She represents PricewaterhouseCoopers as a public speaker on control related subjects and was published in the March 2004 Infocomm Review Magazine on the subject of the telecom industry’s compliance programs. Debbie is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Pre-Meeting 10:30am - 11:30am

Sarbanes-Oxley, How did the First Year go?
A panel of Internal Audit Professionals

Please join us as we talk with leaders in the internal audit profession about their experiences in the first year of implementation the Sarbanes-Oxley Act - Section 404 requirements. We will also be discussing how these companies are planning year two of compliance.

Sarbanes Oxley Panel includes:

  • Sherri Durst, Director of Internal Audit, 7-11, Inc.
  • Craig James, Director of Internal Audit, CEC Entertainment, Inc.
  • Cindy McConathy, Director of Internal Audit, Bombay, Inc.
  • Roger Steltzlen, Director of Internal Audit, JeffersonWells

Craig James serves as the Director of Internal Audit for CEC Entertainment, where his responsibilities include leading the company’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance initiatives. Prior to joining CEC in September 2004, he was responsible for leading compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 at FedEx Kinkos. His twelve years of accounting and auditing experience also include over six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Cynthia McConathy is the Director of Internal Audit for The Bombay Company, Inc. and serves as their Sarbanes-Oxley project manager. Prior to joining Bombay in 2002, she was an Internal Audit Manager for the Southern Region of AEGON, one of the world’s leading insurance organizations. While at AEGON, she also held the role of the Long Term Care Division’s Project Manager for projects including Information Security, Transamerica systems integration, Business Continuity Planning and Y2K. Cynthia’s previous experience includes serving as Controller for Westinghouse Security Systems in Irving and external auditor with Price Waterhouse – Fort Lauderdale.

Cynthia received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and holds the insurance-industry designations of FLMI, HIAA, and Associate of Insurance Regulatory Compliance. She is currently a member of the National Retail Federation Internal Audit & Compliance Council and serves on the board of the DFW Retail Executives Association. Cynthia coaches her 7 and 8-year old daughters’ cheerleading squad for the Crowley Youth Association.


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

Chapter Chairs’ Discussion Panel
Chapter Chair Members

Please join us for dessert and a social time with the committee members and officers of the Dallas Chapter of the IIA. Many of you have wondered how the Chapter gets everything done each year. We are successful with the help of many volunteers on our various committees. Many of our committee members will be in attendance at the post-meeting to answer questions and help our members to understand the activities of each committee. This is a great way to learn about our committees and help you decide which committee you may be interested in joining.

Don't forget to complete the annual member survey - http://dallasiia.org/Member_Survey_05.htm - This will be a vital tool to help plan next year.


Map to CityPlace Conference CenterCityplace Confernce CenterThis meeting is being held at CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204

                            CityPlace Conference Center

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:

Kari Reddick
Triad Hospitals
Phone: 214-473-3820
Fax: 866-855-0085 
kari.reddick@triadhospitals.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 5:00 pm on Friday, April  29, 2005 or a $5 late fee will be charged.

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

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 website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Melinda Lokey at 214-473-3823 or melinda.lokey@triadhospitals.com.

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

Chapter News

Annual Member Survey

Your opinion counts! The Dallas Chapter has now over 1400 members, but we only hear from a small portion. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions on the annual member survey at http://dallasiia.org/Member_Survey_05.htm. We are evaluating many areas of the Chapter including, lunch locations and prices, speaker topics and training requirements to better meet the needs of the growing membership.

Thank you for your time!

Lynn Allsup,
Chapter President-elect


Congratulations to Our New Certified Internal Auditors!

 

The Dallas Chapter has 32 new CIAs! The new CIAs were honored at the April 7 Chapter luncheon. The following members from the Chapter successfully completed the November 2004 exam and completed their certification requirements:

Thomas J. Clooney
Michael E. Hill
Kevin E. Brevelle
Jeff W. Bain
Gail Lewis
Joseph G. Fronzaglio
Tara C. Stelluti
Jo Ellen Stringfellow
Jeanie Branch
Joni Hughes
Jonora K. Jones
Laurent Mitton
Brooke E. Henkelman
Tao Liu
Jeffrey Price
Kim Lafrentz
Robert Landers
David Melly
Barbara Jeanne Ward
Michael R. Taylor
Curtis J. Caraway
Jason D. Kitchens
Cheryl Diane Jacobs
Jennifer Lynn McMichael
Deborah L. Haga
Satoko Moore
Ashley L. Ford
John L. Hurt
Siby Philip
Billy Z. Marandure
Andrea Troup
Tong Zhang

Congratulations to Our New Certified Government Auditing Professional!

The Dallas Chapter congratulates Ramesh Ganesh for passing and completing the requirements for the Certified Government Auditing Professional exam!

 


MAY 2005 CIA EXAMS

The CIA and other certification exams will be held May 18 and 19, 2005, at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management (SOM) Building, rooms 1.502 and 1.517. The SOM building is located at Campbell Rd. and University Pkwy. in Richardson. For directions and a map, see the Web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html.

CIA Exam Times
Part I and Part III
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Part II and Part IV
1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

For other certification exams, see The IIA’s Web site at http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=12.


IIA Research Foundation

The Research Foundation has recently issued a report entitled Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Work: Looking at the Benefits. Companies have struggled in implementing the internal control provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Costs have been high. However, few studies have systematically looked at the benefits. This report surveys 171 chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit managers to help identify the specific benefits associated with Section 404 work. It identifies control improvements that have taken place as a direct result of Section 404 evaluations. It also identifies lessons learned that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of control evaluations in the future.

This report on SOX Section 404 is provided as a service to members of The IIA. IIA members may reproduce and distribute copies for use within their organizations. The download is free; however, The IIA Research Foundation encourages individuals and organizations to make a tax-deductible contribution. The link to the publication is http://www.theiia.org/index.cfm?doc_id=5161.


Endorsed Internal Audit Program at the
University of Texas at Dallas Update

End of Year Two or the New Beginning

After two years of building a program at UTD, student interest is increasing as more students find out, “What is internal audit?” I still get that question at least once a day. We are also seeing students interviewing and entering careers in internal audit. Being advocates for the profession and discussing all of the exciting possibilities in entering the profession of internal audit is what we need for the profession. That is why IIA International through the recent reorganization added a function for Advocacy.

I would like to mention one example that made a difference by one of our members. Lori Miller from Deloitte was the keynote speaker at the UTD Beta Alpha Psi induction meeting. The outreach to a group not normally introduced to internal audit caused a number of students to check out the Internal Audit program. If every member would take an opportunity to introduce internal audit to a group of people or individual we might have a lot more candidates for the occupation.

To get a better idea of the state of the Union of Internal Audit in the DFW area a group of students from the IIA Student Chapter will be giving many of you a call regarding a survey they compiled. This information will help get a better picture of what is happening locally. I’m asking in advance for your assistance in sharing the information that will be used in aggregate to benefit the profession and the Dallas Chapter. After the students have completed the study, the results will be presented at one of the fall local Chapter meetings.

Two training events are coming up to help fund the program at UTD. Both are one day training seminars. One is being offered June 10 at UTD and is being coordinated by the North Texas ISACA Chapter. The guest speaker will be Richard Tuck and Mark Salamasick. The first half-day session is entitled, “Emerging Trends in Technology affecting Audit,” and the second half day workshop is on the “Art of Influencing Others.” The other training event is planned for October 21 and is on “Fraud - Follow the Money” sponsored by the Dallas IIA.

We will be recognizing students for completing the program at UTD during the past year at the May meeting. Most have been placed prior to graduation or have interviews in process. If you are still looking for internal audit candidates give me a call. If you are interested in students or want more information on the program contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.


New Dallas IIA Chapter Members

The Dallas IIA added 164 new members in the months of January through April! As the Chapter grows, so do the opportunities for networking and the sharing of knowledge. Please welcome the following new Chapter members:

April 2005 New Members
Debra L. Long
Stephen French
Cynthia Ayala
Jon Travis Brooks
Maegan Bowman
Connie Nguyen
David Roche
Dankole Moore
Brian R. Amend
Amber McCord
Michael Kaighan
David M. Sarabacha
Christine Patton
Eric Smith
Afzal Sadruddin Kerawalla
Ottis Wilton Bateman
Thwanna Jones
Colby Ton
Christian Ross
Robert Colbert
Doug Gorrie
James M. Wommack
Regina Allen
Robin Teauge
Shawn F. Wilson
Joreaner P. Stimpson
Brian Chan
William R. Devlin
Faith Urban
Jean Halton
Peter Zhu
Melis Hua
 
March 2005 New Members
James S. Hickman
Steve Bronnenberg
Michael L. Randle
James E. Davis
Andrew Ingram
Yolandra R. Davis
Jennifer M. DeSDautel
William W. Braden
Gary Forsythe
Michelle Griffin
Patricia Olver
Phil Aslin
Paul Garrity
William L. Glatch
Vicki L. Durham
Reeba A. Oommen
Jenise A. Judah
Cassandra Pryor
Jamie L. MacCloskey
Teresa Martinez
Brandy Reed
Kipling Stanley
Rebecca Valenzuela
Vijoy Joseph
Mitch Groover
Connie Ratliff
Kyle Gibson
February 2005 New Members
Rickey J. McRay
Mohammed Ali Subhani
Markus Tan
Sumeet Shah
Brooke Stateham
Vanessa Jones
Bryan Linquist
Karthik Alagu
Eric Bowman
Richa Sharma
Riti Doshi
Letitia Skillens
Justin Johnson
Pablo H. De Arkos
Leland A. Jobe
Namita Walawalkar
William F. Lamar
Zac Potter
Nathan Dull
Brady Popp
Joanna Voges
Reginald V. Williams
Robert T. Alexander
Becky Haislip
Jonathan Chad Scudder
Darrell Simmerman
Kimberley K. Johnson
Kristine M. Lanoux
Gary Blackwelder
Marisela Olivares
Diane Welsh
Charisse Mae Ceniza
Lion Register
Qi Chen
Mariusz Dzwolak
Corey Wells
Debbie Fu
Toni Michelle Dollar
Janice Harissis
January 2005 New Members
Hardik Sheth
Christopher Martino
Anthony Abernathy
Jairo Cardoza
Andrea Davila
Maria del Carmen Gomez Marino
Lisa Nilsen Neary
Xiaobing Niu
Narita K. Holmes
Conlee Melvin
Justin Taylor
Alicia Wright
Edgardo J. Nieves
Geraldine Charles
JoEllen Brown
Alexander J. Guerra
Robert P. Malyska
Denyse Morphis
Sarah Roberts
Gloria J. Smith
Hitixa Patel
Michael Lance Sharber
Johnnie Y. Bobo
Kimberly Dawn Trussell
John Russell Johnson
Crystal A. Jareske
Jerry Herbel
Paul Smith
Alicia Howell
Shelley Cooper
Mandy Biggs
Rainy Tate
Dhaval B. Vasa
Katherine Chapman
Joe Hernandez
Jeremy Kendle
James Roberts
Heather Segura
Mike Clock
Hsin Chieh Liu
Elvis J. Nelson
Tai-Cheng Chiu
Ayhan Akbel
Kevin G. Carey
Arlene A. Nguyen
J. Clair Karpenko
David Y. Yee
Bryan C. Liebnick
Donald L. Ledbetter
Dena Knierim
Phillip A. Johnson
Angela Gamel
Steve Cochran
Sharon Huang
Zhendan Cao
Kairat Amirkhanov
Yinghua Cai
John F. Maisto
Michael Vail
Christina Byrom
Marvin Reader
Julie Judd
Jarod Baccus
Brooke Stephens
Eric Teague
Jeffrey Sone

Report Your Speaking and Writing

It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken in April, or earlier if not 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 15, 2005. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or magdalena.kovats@resources-us.com) if you have any questions.

Chapter Seminars

Is your Internal Audit Department In Compliance? Have you started QAR? Come to the Dallas IIA Seminar:

Quality Assessment of the Audit Activity
(includes Internal Assessor/Validator Accreditation Exam)

Presented by an IIA Instructor

Wednesday - Friday, June 15th – 17th, 2005, at Cityplace
8:30am to 4:30pm , except Friday Afternoon Exam ends at 4:00pm

  • Learn about the new Professional Practices Framework, including the new International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  •  Understand the impact of the new Quality Assurance Standards and the mandatory external assessment requirements.
  •  Discover state-of-the-art quality assessment techniques and processes.
  •  Identify best practices and key benchmarking criteria that separate top performing internal audit activities from the rest of the pack.
  •  Develop or enhance your department's internal quality assessment program.
  •  Prepare your department for a future external assessment.
  •  Explore the new Self-Assessment with Independent Validation option and process.
  •  Prepare for and take the Internal Assessor/Validator Accreditation Examination (optional). 21 Total CPE Hours Available

SAVE $375 OFF THE IIA PUBLISHED PRICE!!!

IIA Dallas is Sponsoring the Seminar to benefit its members. Registration will be open to only Dallas IIA Members through May 15th at a special price. After that any other IIA members and non-members will be allowed to register. The class size is designed for a limit of 25, total, so register NOW!!

Seminar cost for 3 days, including Lunch each day and Exam:
IIA Dallas Members on or before May 15th: $650 IIA Members (All)
After May 15th: $725 Non-Members After May 15th: $800

Registration closes and all payments must be received by June 1st. 

For more info and to register, visit http://dallasiia.org/QA_05.htm

Also, Utilizing Digital Analysis and Benford's Law to Detect Fraud will be presented on Friday, Apr 29, 2005, 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Omni Hotel Colonnade in San Antonio, TX.  Details are provided in this Word Document.

Career Opportunities

Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.

Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, fsjnherman@aol.com.


Swift & Company  (4/21/05)

COMPANY: For nearly 150 years, Swift & Company has been providing quality beef and pork products under superior brand names to consumers nationwide. Today, Swift & Company is an industry leader in fresh ideas, products and technology. Swift & Company is the third largest beef and pork processor in the United States and the largest beef processor in Australia.

Swift & Company is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) encouraging diversity in the workplace.

Relocation assistance is available.

LOCATION: Greeley, Colorado (northern Colorado about an hour from Denver)
POSITION: Project Manager-Sarbanes Oxley
RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee decentralized procedural documentation efforts
Meet with internal and external audit firms to ensure compliance
Post documentation phase review procedures and identify key controls
Design testing protocols to ensure that key controls actually exist and are operating effectively
Design risk mitigation via educating and coordinating efforts of affected departments
Visit remote locations to ensure that interim milestones are being met and exceeded to ensure project stays on track
Periodic updates to the Audit Committee, the internal and external audit firms and the Executive Management team
20-25% travel
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, CPA a plus
4-5 years of public accounting and/or internal audit of a major company with decentralized operations
Project management experience over decentralized group
Ability to break down a long project timeline into manageable interim goals

Qualified Candidates submit resumes to: recruiter@swiftbrands.com 

www.swiftbrands.com 


The Thomas, Edwards Group  (4/21/05)

The Thomas, Edwards Group is a Dallas based executive search firm specializing in the direct hire and interim placement of accounting and financial professionals at all levels - from accounting assistant to staff accountant to CFO. We have consistently been ranked by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the top search firms in Dallas.

We are representing several of our best clients with their searches for Internal Audit Directors. Each company is publicly traded and Dallas based with revenues ranging from $500 M to $1B+.

Basic Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and conduct standard audits and reviews; make recommendations and report to executive management and Audit Committee as well as perform “unplanned’ projects as requested by executive management.
  • Perform ‘follow-up’ reviews of prior year audit responses to verify status and adequacy of implementation.
  • Participate in and monitor various system upgrades.
  • Perform internal investigation and security requirements as necessary; assist with physical security issues as applicable.
  • Selection and prioritization of audit projects.
  • Decides appropriateness of audit recommendations and responses.
  • Evaluation of policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Reports to the Audit Committee, Board of Directors.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business
  • 10 years combined experience in the area of internal audit (to include financial and operations audit); 5 years experience in a senior management role
  • Proven strong organizational, analytical, communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively interface with senior management internally and in client organizations.
  • Strong computer/technical applications skills
  • CPA

Compensation packages range from the low to high 100’s. If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please e-mail your resume in Word format to Sharon Lukich at sharon@thomasedwards.com.


Raytheon  (4/21/05)

Raytheon Company, with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham MA, Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide. Our vision is to be the most admired defense and aerospace systems supplier through world-class people and technology.


Auditor II

Reporting to the in-charge auditor, the Auditor II completes internal audits and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and the efficiency of operations by performing the following activities:

  • Plans and conducts internal audit projects.
  • Conducts interviews of selected personnel for the purpose of documenting and evaluating business processes to determine the adequacy of internal controls.
  • Develops audit test programs and completes audit tests to determine the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with regulations.
  • Develops findings and recommendations for inclusion in the audit report.
  • Meets with clients/auditees for the purpose of presenting audit findings and recommendations. Participates in fraud investigations as required.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
  • Works toward professional certification (CIA, CPS, CISA) and maintains a program of continuing professional education.
  • Performs necessary travel to company locations to complete audit work.

The successful candidate will possess:

  •  A Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university in a business related area is required.
  • One to three years of internal auditing or related business experience is required.
  • Personal computer skills, including the use of word processing and spreadsheet applications is required.
  • The ability to analyze and interpret information is required
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communications, and presentation skills are necessary.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. Raytheon offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Please submit your resume to www.rayjobs.com; keyword search: CRP100407. For additional information, please send requests to Marianne_Isgur-NR@raytheon.com.


Integrated Project Manager of Internal Audit

The Integrated Project Manager (IPM) of Internal Audit directly reports to and supports the Senior Manager of Internal Audit in planning, supervising, and executing internal audit activities. The IPM coordinates the department’s risk and control assessment process by assisting audit staff in performing control self-assessment workshops, providing training and support on the use of the software system, and educating management on risk identification and control framework process.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • The IPM Manager should have the ability to identify root causes of business related problems and effectively discuss issues and solutions with senior management.
  • The IPM is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of assigned audit work in a manner consistent with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with the professional standards of conduct of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Assist the Senior Manager of Internal Audit in supervising ongoing audits, identifying critical control issues, and recommending corrective actions. P
  • Prepare audit reports in good form, with recommendations, appraisals, or analyses that will assist the area’s manager with the proper discharge of his or her responsibilities.
  • Provides critical review and edits to the staff’s draft audit reports (and other correspondences) to ensure clarity, conciseness, and comprehensibility. Ensure that audit reports clearly communicate risks and key audit issues from a senior management and Audit Committee perspective.
  • Supervise the work of the Staff Auditors (or other staff as assigned by the Senior Manager of Internal Audit) as it relates to the assigned audit in accordance with professional standards.
  • Supervise and coach audit staff, ensuring assignments are adequately planned in advance and performed in accordance within Internal Audit’s standards.
  • Assess the adequacy of management’s plans for addressing and correcting audit findings and issues. Provide monitoring, reporting, and review of the status of outstanding audit findings from internal and external audit, Internal Audit Director, senior management, and the Audit Committee.
  • Coordinate the Internal Audit Department’s risk and control review process by assisting audit staff in performing control self-assessment workshops, providing training and support on the use of the software system, and educating management on risk identification and the control framework process.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the external auditors to ensure a timely and efficient completion of their audit and examination.
  • Develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with staff and management. Build partnerships within audited areas. The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for ensuring timely and adequate two-way communication before, during and after each review to ensure mutual understanding of audit scope, process and results, to eliminate “surprises”, address client concerns, and add value throughout the audit.

The successful candidate will possess:

  •  BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • CPA, CIA or CISA would be a plus.
  • 5 - 7 years experience in internal audit Strong team player
  • Diplomacy
  • Problem analysis/structuring
  • Project Lead responsibility for audit engagements

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. Raytheon offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Please submit your resume to www.rayjobs.com ; keyword search: CRP100307. For additional information, please send requests to Marianne_Isgur-NR@raytheon.com


Senior Auditor

Reporting to the in-charge auditor, the Senior Auditor will complete internal audits by evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and the efficiency of operations by performing the following activities:

  • Plan and conduct internal audit projects.
  • Conduct interviews of selected personnel for the purpose of documenting and evaluating business processes to determine the adequacy of internal controls.
  • Develop audit test programs and completes audit tests to determine the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance with regulations.
  • Develop findings and recommendations for inclusion in the audit report.
  • Meet with clients/auditees for the purpose of presenting audit findings and recommendations.
  • Participate in fraud investigations as required. Work toward professional certification (CIA, CPS, CISA) and maintains a program of continuing professional education.
  • Travel, as necessary, to company locations to complete audit work.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Three to six years of required internal auditing or related business experience.
  • CPA or CIA certifications.
  • The ability to analyze and interpret information is required.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communications and presentation skills are necessary.
  • Personal computer skills, including the use of word processing and spreadsheet applications is required.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. Raytheon offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Please submit your resume to www.rayjobs.com ; keyword search: CRP100414. For additional information, please send requests to Marianne_Isgur-NR@raytheon.com .


Senior Manager of Internal Audit

The Senior Manager of Internal Audit supports the Director of Internal Audit in planning, supervising, and executing internal audit activities. The Senior Audit Manager coordinates the department’s risk and control assessment process by assisting audit staff in performing control self-assessment workshops, providing training and support on the use of the software system, and educating management on risk identification and control framework process. The position reports directly to the Director of Internal Audit. The Senior Audit Manager should have the ability to identify root causes of problems and effectively discuss issues and solutions with senior management.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • The Senior Audit Manager is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of assigned audit work in a manner consistent with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with the professional standards of conduct of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Assist the Internal Audit Director in supervising ongoing audits, identifying critical control issues, and recommending corrective actions.
  • Prepare audit reports in good form, with recommendations, appraisals, or analyses that will assist the area’s manager with the proper discharge of his or her responsibilities.
  • Provide critical review and edits to the staff’s draft audit reports (and other correspondences) to ensure clarity, conciseness, and comprehensibility. Ensure that audit reports clearly communicate the risks and key audit issues from a senior management and Audit Committee perspective.
  • Supervise the work of the audit team (or other staff as assigned by the Internal Audit Director) as it relates to the assigned audit in accordance with professional standards.
  • Supervise and coach the audit team. This includes ensuring assignments are adequately planned in advance, answering questions, providing technical assistance and information to adequately prepare audit staff, ensuring work is performed in accordance within Internal Audit’s standards, and preparing staff assessments with input from the Internal Audit Director.
  • Assess the adequacy of management’s plans for addressing and correcting audit findings and issues. Provide monitoring, reporting, and review of the status of outstanding audit findings from internal and external audit, Internal Audit Director and senior management.
  • Coordinate the Internal Audit Department’s risk and control review process by assisting the audit team in performing control self-assessment workshops, providing training and support on the use of the software system, and educating management on risk identification and the control framework process.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the external auditors to ensure a timely and efficient completion of their audit and examination.
  • Develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with staff and management. Build partnerships within audited areas. The Senior Audit Manager is responsible for ensuring timely and adequate two-way communication before, during, and after each review to ensure mutual understanding of the audit scope, process and results, eliminate “surprises”, address client concerns, and add value throughout the audit.
  • Appraise the economy and efficiency of how resources are employed.
  • Assist the Director of Internal Audit on special projects and assignments.
  • Maintain core competencies in accounting and finance.
  • Analyze commercial and financial data.
  • Basic analysis of accounts and accounting reports.
  • Designing control systems. Documentation of internal audit work
  • Assessing the risk associated with internal audit assignments.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Post graduate degree preferred.
  • CPA, CIA, CISA
  • 7-15 years of experience in internal audit.
  • Have strong supervisory and people development experience.
  • Experience using information technology – audit software
  • Ability to apply control system designs and procedures.
  • Ability to take a strategic view, seeing the macro as well as the micro
  • Experience building/using relationships and networks
  • Ability to sense/serve client needs and expectations
  • Business acumen.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to diffuse conflict.
  • Coaching/mentoring skills

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. Raytheon offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Please submit your resume to www.rayjobs.com ; keyword search: CRP100305. For additional information, please send requests to Marianne_Isgur-NR@raytheon.com .


The City of San Antonio  (4/21/05)

San Antonio is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest city in Texas, with a population of more than 1.2 million. The City of San Antonio employs more than 12,000 employees and has an annual consolidated budget for fiscal year 2005 of more than $1.5 billion.

The City of San Antonio Internal Audit Department is seeking general and information technology auditors to work locally in San Antonio. Positions from level II through V are available. Candidates should have prior internal auditing or information technology experience. To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or Computer Sciences. Certifications such as CIA, CPA, CISA, CGAP or CFE required. Government experience a plus. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of recent internal audit experience.

Information technology auditors experience should include assessing information technology risks, control responses and audit techniques for ERP, internet/intranet, mainframe and/or client server systems.

Qualified applicants should complete a City of San Antonio application on-line. City of San Antonio on-line application, detailed job descriptions and requirements are available at:

https://ww4.sanantonio.gov/jobs/jobvacs/openpositions.aspx

Applicants may also send a resume with salary history and references to the City Internal Auditor via E-mail at pmajor@sanantonio.gov, fax (210)223-0173 or mail to 111 Soledad, Suite 600, San Antonio, TX 78205


Sumrall Consultants, Inc.  (4/21/05)


Virginia Sumrall, CPC

Sumrall Consultants, Inc.
Established in 1972

(972)386-4486
sumrall@airmail.net
www.virginiasumrall.com

Integrated Project Manager of Internal Audit – Dallas - Salary to $90K

5 - 7 years experience in internal audit. CPA, CIA, CISA would be a plus.
Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance, IT or related field. 25% travel

Duties: The IPM of Internal Audit directly reports to and supports the Director of Internal Audit in planning, supervising, and executing internal audit activities. The IPM coordinates the department’s risk and control assessment process by assisting audit staff in performing control self-assessment workshops, providing training and support on the use of the software system, and educating management on risk identification and control framework process.

Specific Responsibilities include: The IPM is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of assigned audit work in a manner consistent with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with the professional standards of conduct of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in supervising ongoing audits, identifying critical control issues, and recommending corrective actions. Prepare audit reports in good form, with recommendations, appraisals, or analyses that will assist the area’s manager with the proper discharge of his or her responsibilities. Provide critical review and edits to the staff’s draft audit reports (and other correspondences) to ensure clarity, conciseness, and comprehensibility. Ensure that audit reports clearly communicate risks and key audit issues from a senior management and Audit Committee perspective. Supervise the work of the Staff Auditor (or other staff as assigned by the Internal Audit Director) as it relates to the assigned audit in accordance with professional standards.

SENIOR AUDITOR – DALLAS – Salary to $80K

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Senior Auditor has the responsibility of supporting the Manager of Internal Audit and in examining, evaluating, and verifying operating systems, procedures, internal controls and recorded data. The Senior Auditor should also determine that Company employees are following government laws and regulations including operating policies and procedures.

The Senior Auditor should have the ability to participate in the audit planning process, prepare most audit workpaper sections, discuss audit findings with the auditee, and prepare draft audit reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Auditor is responsible for the timely completion of Financial, Operational and Compliance audits in a manner that is consistent with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and with the professional standards of conduct o the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Responsibilities of the Senior Auditor include:

  • Adequately supervising the work of the Audit Team as it relates to the assigned audit in accordance with professional standards.
  • Preparing draft audit reports in good form, with recommendations, appraisals, or analyses which will assist the client manager with the proper discharge of his or her responsibilities.
  • Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal accounting and operating controls as they relate to each audit area.
  • Reviewing the reliability and integrity of the financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Reviewing the means of safeguarding assets.
  • Appraising the economy and efficiency of how resources are employed.
  • Reviewing operations and programs to determine if results are consistent with department goals and objectives.
  • Preparing audit work papers according to established department guidelines and industry standards.
  • Providing assistance and guidance to the Company’s outside auditors to insure a timely and efficient completion of the audit.
  • Providing assistance to Audit management on special projects and assignments.
  • Developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with Company staff and management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or BA in Accounting or Finance.
  • 7 years audit experience.
  • Knowledge of financial statement analysis.
  • CPA, CIA or other comparable certification required.
  • Experience with spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Travel to 25%

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE POSITIONS CONTACT: VIRGINIA SUMRALL, CPC


Grant Thornton  (1/13/05)

Grant Thornton LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Founded in 1924, Grant Thornton serves public and private midsize clients through 48 offices in the United States and in 585 offices in 110 countries. Grant Thornton LLP's web site is www.GrantThornton.com.


Title: Internal Audit Senior Associate

Grant Thornton is the leading global accounting, tax, and business advisory organization dedicated to serving the needs of midsize companies. Our goal is to help our clients grow faster by providing business services that deliver measurable value. To do this, we look for exceptional candidates who want to make a difference and be an important part of our future. If we sound like the type of organization you would like to join, we invite you to visit our Web site at www.GrantThornton.com and consider the following career opportunity.

We are seeking a Business Advisory Services Senior Associate. The responsibilities will include : Plan, execute, direct and complete internal audit and business process control review engagements in a variety of industries. Must proactively interact with key client management to gather information and make recommendations for business and process improvements; gain strong comprehension of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements. Will train and supervise staff, assess performance of staff for engagement reviews and participate in recruiting efforts as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of experience
  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA license or ability to sit for the exam
  • CIA certification a plus
  • Must have internal or external audit experience specifically dealing with financial/operational audits.
  • Strong leadership ability with a positive team player attitude. Flexibility to travel. (25-45%)

For immediate consideration please submit your resume to texasbascareers@gt.com

Grant Thornton LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Founded in 1924, Grant Thornton serves public and private midsize clients through 48 offices in the United States and in 585 offices in 110 countries. Grant Thornton LLP's web site is www.GrantThornton.com 


Title: Internal Audit Associate

Our Business Risk Services (BRS) group, a specialty advisory practice within Assurance and Advisory Business Services, is a growing practice providing strategic solutions, operational performance improvement and assurance support to our clients. Grant Thornton seeks a team player with a strong work ethic and excellent professional skills for the role of Associate- Internal Audit Services.

This professional will perform internal audit procedures under the direction of the internal audit management team and in accordance with the client's audit plan, risk management strategy and Grant Thornton's internal audit methodologies.

Responsibilities:

Maintain a strong client focus by effectively serving client needs and developing productive working relationships with client personnel.

Stay abreast of current business and economic developments relevant to the client's business.

Deliver high-quality client service by directing the daily progress of fieldwork and informing Managers of engagement status.

Respect and protect confidential client information.

Display teamwork, integrity and leadership.

Support colleagues and value others' contributions.

Provide constructive on-the-job feedback and coaching.

Utilize technology and tools to continually learn and innovate, share knowledge with team members and enhance the delivery of services.

Bring potential business opportunities to the internal audit management team's attention.

Actively encourage team members to contribute ideas and identify potential business development opportunities to sell Grant Thornton's services.

Requirements:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a business-related field
  • 1-4 years minimum of related audit, business or financial experience
  • CPA, CIA or a desire to pursue applicable professional development and certification(s)
  • strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • demonstrated consistency in values, principles, and work ethic

Candidates must be available to travel 30-45% and work in excess of standard hours when necessary.

Interested Candidates should submit a resume in confidence to TexasBASCareers@gt.com or fax 214-561-2370.

Grant Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.


Ratliff Associates  (4/4/05)

Experienced Sarbanes Oxley Senior Audit Consultant

Ratliff Associates, recruiters of finance, accounting and IT professionals, is IMMEDIATELY seeking a Senior Financial Auditor with a minimum of six months Sarbanes Oxley audit experience for a project engagement starting immediately with a North Dallas company.

Description:
Candidate will review the audit program in place and provide objective recommendations to streamline SOX compliance efforts.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 months of Sarbanes Oxley audit experience REQUIRED
  • BS in Accounting or related degree
  • CPA or CIA strongly preferred
  • External Audit experience a must (Big four experience preferred)
  • Multiple Business Unit or Franchise experience required
  • Experience making Executive Level presentations a must
  • Audit Plan Creation experience required
  • The ability to prioritize audit tasks, interface with internal and external audit team in an efficient and productive manner, and provide reliable follow through are “must haves”
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must

Compensation:
Negotiable based upon experience level. Target $70hr. and up

Qualified candidates please forward your confidential resume to connie@ratliffassociates.com.


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