The President’s Letter
This is our last meeting of the Chapter Year, and last meeting for me as
President. I won’t get too sentimental here, but what an experience! I have been
an officer for the last 5 years. Before that, I was involved with the Academic
Relations committee, Research committee, and helped on some seminars and monthly
programs. It has been a great joy to serve the Dallas chapter! Thanks!!
It is now your turn to be involved in the Chapter! As we approach our
new year and new set of officers, we will need help filling the committees. If
you are interested in helping, one suggestion is to complete the member survey
http://www.dallasiia.org/Member_Survey_06.htm. There are boxes to check if
you are interested in different committees. An additional suggestion is to directly
contact the new officer in charge of your committee of interest. The committees
are listed under the applicable officer positions on the web at
For President’s committees, contact Pamela Krakosky at
email@example.com. For 1st
VP’s committees, contact Melinda Lokey at
Melinda.Lokey@TriadHospitals.com. For 2nd VP’s committees, contact Jay
Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org. For
Treasurer’s committees, contact Tom Keils at
email@example.com. For Secretary’s committees, contact Steve Bargmann at
I hope you can make it to the May meeting. It will be a time to celebrate the
chapter year and honor those that helped. We do not have regular meetings in
June and July. However, we are not on vacation. We have a seminar in June. You
may receive some emails from the chapter during the summer, and next official
newsletter will go out towards the end of July. Next monthly meeting will be in
August. Besides emails, check the website periodically for updates to events and
other association seminars.
Don’t forget the International Conference in Houston in June. Reserve your
Thanks again for everything!
President Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, May 4, 2006
CityPlace Conference Center
International Financial Reporting Standards
Bill Biese, Deloitte Mexico
The luncheon presentation will focus on the importance of the
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Latin America.
It will also address the topic of IFRS and GAAP convergence, as well
as recent "hot topics" with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
William A. Biese graduated from West Virginia University
in 1970 with Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Spanish. After
two years in the U.S. Army Finance Corps, he returned to West
Virginia University and obtained another Bachelor's degree in
Accounting in 1974.
Bill began his professional career in the Atlanta office of
Andersen in June 1974 and was promoted to audit manager in June
1979. Shortly thereafter he was asked to transfer to the Mexico City
office of Andersen to fill the need for a native-speaker of English
to handle several referred engagements and assist in the review and
quality control of English reports prepared for use outside of
Mexico, primarily in the United States. Bill was admitted into the
Andersen partnership in 1987. As a result the merger of the Andersen
and Deloitte practices in Mexico, in September 2002 Bill became a
partner of the Mexican member firm of Deloitte. Bill is
currently a member of the Professional Practice Group and Global
Offerings Services of Deloitte.
Auditing in a Global Environment
Jay Blanchard, Eddie Holt, Tim Sharp and Kirk Tryon - Texas
Assessing and evaluating risks for an international corporation
brings many unique challenges to an audit department trying to stay
connected throughout the organization. The Audit Services Department
at Texas Instruments (TI) has been working through these challenges
for many years and, as a result, has a unique perspective on how to
work effectively within a global environment.
In this session you will learn some of the steps TI has taken to
audit on an international basis. The team of presenters will discuss
how they ensure they get input from key managers around the world
when assessing risks to develop their annual audit plan. They will
also discuss their methodology for performing audits on a worldwide
basis rather than limiting the scope to a local region. The team
will present how TI evaluates itself for Sarbanes/Oxley section 404
compliance on a global basis. Lastly, the team will discuss how they
ensure the various controllers around the world assess the key
controls in their own areas.
Presenters: The Pre-Meeting will include four presenters from the
Texas Instruments (TI) Audit Department with each possessing a
variety of experiences related to auditing on an international
basis. Kirk Tryon, CPA, has been an audit manager at TI for
11 years and has been responsible for managing audits in TI’s Asia
and Japan regions. Eddie Holt, CPA, has a total of 12 years
of audit experience with the past six years at TI. Eddie was
responsible for training the international regions on the importance
of internal controls and how to evaluate for compliance with
Sarbanes Oxley Section 404. Jay Blanchard, CPA, is an Audit
Manager for TI and has had responsibility for two of TI’s
international business segments. Tim Sharp, CPA, has 12 years of
international audit experience and led a variety projects in TI’s
Staffing International Audits with Language and
Facilitator: Carla Cashio
Panelists: Joel Aguilar, ACS, Inc.
John Lazarine, Raytheon Company
Gary McGuire, Lennox International Inc.
Murli Manickam, The Controller Group, LLP
Carla Cashio is a Senior Manager for Audit Services/ERM at
Textron, Inc. Carla is an innovative business professional with
audit, consulting and strategic planning experience. Her work
experience includes SBC Communications, Deloitte & Touche, ClubCorp
International, Campus Federal Credit Union, Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of Louisiana, as well as contract consulting to Trammell
Crow, Neiman Marcus and TXU. Carla earned a Master of Business
Administration from Amberton University and a Bachelor of Business
Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University. She is a
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems
Auditor (CISA), Certified Control Self Assessment (CCSA), Certified
Financial Services Auditor, Certified Risk Professional and Six
Sigma Certified Green Belt.
Joel Aguilar is the Internal Audit Manager for Operations
and Finance with emphasis in Europe and Latin America at ACS, Inc.
He has over 24 years total experience including 17 in global
internal audit, five in banking operations and two in public
accounting. His previous experience includes being an Internal Audit
Manager for Alcatel, Plano, TX for 10 years, a Sunbeam Controller in
Mexico City for two years, as well as 10 years at Citibank (five
years as Audit Manager and five years in Operations). Joel holds a
BS, Accounting and Administration from the University of Mexico; an
MBA in Finance and a Diploma in Financial Engineering from the
University of the Americas; as well as a Certificate in Business
Administration. Joel is a governor on the Dallas IIA’s Board.
John Lazarine is currently the Global IT Audit Director
for Raytheon Company. John has spent the last 18 years working in
the Corporate Internal Audit organizations at several Fortune 500
Companies including Alcatel, Mobil Oil and JCPenney where he has
gained a high degree of knowledge regarding internal controls,
governance and Sarbanes-Oxley. He created the Global IT Audit
functions at both Alcatel and Raytheon. His experience includes
directing, managing and performing operational, financial,
compliance and information technology audits and projects in highly
complex and dynamic organizations. John’s audit experience covers
nine different business industries/areas, including: government and
defense, telecommunications, retail, insurance, banking, credit
card, catalog, manufacturing, oil and gas. John received his
Bachelor of Business Administration BA from Texas A&M University. In
addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified
Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is a member of the Institute
of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Information Systems Audit and
Control Association (ISACA).
Gary McGuire is the Vice President of Corporate Audit at
Lennox International Inc., a leading global provider of climate
control solutions. As part of his responsibilities as the Company’s
Chief Audit Executive, Gary leads Lennox’s Sarbanes-Oxley effort,
focusing on the section 404 internal control evaluation
requirements. Gary started his career at Arthur Andersen in Dallas,
Texas, and has worked in either external or internal auditing for
over 25 years. Prior to Lennox, he worked in the automotive industry
at Cummins Inc., telecommunications industry at Alcatel, aerospace &
defense industry at United Technologies Corporation, and the oil &
gas well services industry. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States, and
holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas Tech
University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from
Vanderbilt University. Gary is a member of the IIA’s Board of
Research and Education Advisors, where he focuses his efforts on
corporate governance research projects.
Murli Manickam, The Controller Group, LLP, is a Senior
Manager and Practice Leader - IT SOX and Controls Automation in the
Dallas office. Murli has most recently been serving Fortune 500
clients on IT SOX compliance efforts. He is a Certified Information
Systems Auditor (CISA) with over 15 years of IT management
experience. He has spent time with First USA, Ernst & Young and
Hencie and Veloz Global, a startup IT performance management
company, and has been actively involved with IT SOX engagements and
regulatory compliance efforts for several years. Murli has been
recently engaged in IT SOX compliance effort with DG Systems,
Central Freight Lines, Ernst & Young (Nortel) and Encore Wire, all
while utilizing COBIT Framework. His specialty in SOX Application
controls and Segregation of Duties has proven valuable through 11
full life-cycle ERP implementations using Oracle E-Business Suite,
SAP, PeopleSoft and Great Plains. Murli also has experience with
other ERP packages like JE Edwards, Navision and Axapta.
meeting is being held at
2711 North Haskell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204
The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the
RED and BLUE
lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare information at
The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the
web site at
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
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
& ACFE Members: $25
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/E-Mail Fee: $2
Reservations must be received by
5:00 pm on Friday, April 28,
or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept
payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the
cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover,
American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards
are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at
the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for
individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our
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 Jay Blanchard at
972-917-6963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After you place your reservation online, you will see the
link to pay via PayPal if desired.
Congratulations To The New CIAs
The new CIAs, CGAPs, CFSAs, and CCSAs, that passed the November
2005 exam will receive their certificates and be honored at the May
4 Chapter luncheon. If you are a new CIA, you will get a free lunch
for you and a guest! If you are unable to attend the luncheon,
please contact Toni Messer, at
email@example.com or 972-883-2693, to make arrangements to
obtain your certificate.
May 2006 Exam
The CIA and other certification exams will be held May 17-18,
2005, at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management
(SOM) Building, rooms 1.502, 1.508, 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
CIA Exam Times
Part I and Part III
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(0830 – 1200) Local Time
Part II and Part IV
1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
(1330 – 1700) Local Time
For other certification exams, see The IIA’s Web site at
IIA Research Foundation
The Research Foundation has recently issued a report entitled
The Role of Internal Audit in Sensitive Communications. This
report summarizes the results of a survey about communication
channels for reporting sensitive matters (i.e., whistleblowing)
required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the role internal
audit plays in testing the effectiveness of such channels. Results
show that a positive ethical climate is related to the existence of
an ethics officer and a person’s access to important parties in the
organization (the CEO, internal audit, external audit, and the audit
committee). Positive climate is also related to the extent to which
the CEO has increased emphasis on reporting potentially sensitive
acts since passage of Sarbanes-Oxley.
This report 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. The IIA Research Foundation,
however, encourages individuals and organizations who find its
resources valuable to make a tax-deductible contribution. The
Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, formed to provide and expand
research and education for the benefit of the internal auditor, the
internal auditing profession, business and government communities,
and the general public. As such, it relies on voluntary
tax-deductible contributions to fund its projects and educational
The link to the publication is
Free Registration to a 2006 IIA Seminar
This is your chance to win a free registration to a 2006 IIA
seminar and provide input to the Dallas Chapter. The chapter is
making changes and we want your input. Please complete the Annual
Member Survey and tell us what you think. Once you complete the
survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free
registration to a 2 1/2 day seminar sponsored by The IIA. The
registration is valued at $930 and includes great topics as
- Introduction to Control Self Assessment
- Evaluating Internal Control
- Consulting: Activities, Skills, Attitudes
- Fraud Detection & Investigation
- Strategies for Managing Small Audit Shops
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Internal Auditor's Role: Corporate Governance
- Financial Auditing for IA
- Auditing Contracts
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Implications and Impact for Internal
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Impact on Information Technology
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Performing the IT Assessment
- SOX Primer: Charting Your Course
- Audit Report Writing
- Value-Added Business Controls
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Facilitating Results Using CSA
- Purchasing Fraud
- Auditing the Human Resource Function
- Creative Problem Solving Techniques
- Audit Project Management
- Effective Auditing of Construction
- Fighting Fraudulent Financial Reporting
- Effective Auditing of Health Benefits Administration
- Best Practices in Internal Auditing
- Adding Value Using Risk-based Auditing
- Enterprise Risk Management: Process Improvement Workshop
- Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
- Countdown to Internal Quality Assessment: Are You Ready?
- Corporate Governance: Strategies for Internal Audit
The winner will be announced at The Almost Free Seminar on June
IIA Survey - Please Assist
The Institute of Internal Auditors in coordination with the
University of Houston Bauer College of Business is conducting a
survey to better understand Internal Auditing and SOX Compliance
software. As a member of IIA, we consider you a leader in our
industry and as such feel it is very important to hear your
opinions. The survey results will be shared with all members in a
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 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, 2006. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Use this method to report your activity throughout the summer.
Dallas Chapter Seminars
Annual "Almost Free" Seminar
The Chapter would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to each of
its members. The ever popular Courtenay Thompson will be presenting
the annual Almost Free Seminar on June 1, 2006, at UTD’s SOM
Auditorium, Room 1.052. (Note: The date was changed due to a
conflict with the CIA exam dates.)
Important Details -
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Seminar begins at 8:30 a.m.
Almost Free Cost for 8 hours CPE: $25 Dallas Chapter IIA
Members, $15 Student Members
NO WALK INS
WILL BE ADMITTED
Register On Line by May 26, 2006 -
Topic: Increasing Personal and Professional Effectiveness
in Today’s World
Presented by Courtenay M. Thompson
Today’s world presents challenges related to competition,
increasingly complex business transactions, technology, the
Internet, globalization, outsourcing, evolving supply chains and
personal values. Internal auditors, like others, are asked to do
more with less, at the same time many are expecting to have full
personal lives. This challenging environment presents opportunities
as well as challenges.
This course explores practical approaches individuals can use to
accomplish more in their work and in their personal lives.
Participants will explore:
- Personal productivity
- Role of goals in personal and professional life
- Techniques for mind management and accomplishment
- Specific traps and pitfalls to avoid, professionally and
- Encouraging critical thinking for yourself and others
- Evaluation of audit effectiveness
- A fresh look at risks
- Factors contributing to recent scandals…and what to do now
- Using technology you already have Improved communication
with management and others
About Courtenay 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
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
4 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 IIA, the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants, and the Texas Society of Certified Public
The IIA's 2006
International Conference - Houston, Texas
Join 2,000 of your colleagues at the world's largest annual
worldwide professional development and networking event – The IIA’s
International Conference on June 18-21, 2006, in Houston, Texas,
Featuring world-class keynote speakers:
- Dr. Mae Jemison, former NASA Astronaut and 1992 Endeavour
Science Mission Specialist
- Larry Kellner, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Continental
- Sy Sternberg, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the New York
Life Insurance Co.
- Hester Hickey, CA, Chief Audit Executive, AngloGold Ashanti
Ltd., South Africa
This conference will offer continuous sessions on the latest
developments, insights, and trends in areas of audit management and
quality assessment, fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley, information technology,
corporate governance, risk management, interpersonal skills, and
You will also benefit from:
- Innovative and motivating speakers on timely topics.
- Networking opportunities with more than 2,000 colleagues
from around the world.
- Expanded vendor exhibits featuring innovative products and
- First-rate entertainment, food, and music.
While the official language of the conference is English, all
general sessions and one concurrent session during each time slot
will have simultaneous interpretation to Spanish.
The Hilton Americas-Houston is the city’s largest and most
spacious convention hotels. Reserve your room(s) before May 29,
2006, for a special rate of US $157 (based on availability). You
can also benefit from reduced airfares when you fly Continental
Airlines. For complete details and to register, visit the
Houston 2006 International Conference on the IIA Web site or
IIA Chapter Hosts Inexpensive Two-Day Seminar on Automating
May 1 - 2 at the New Jersey IIA Chapter – Two day audit software
event - Day one is a FREE vendor exposition. Day two: “Best
Practices in Selecting and Implementing Audit Software." Receive 8
CPE for $200. Refer to:
North Texas ISACA Spring Seminar - Information Technology and
Audit: A New Convergence - Friday, April 28, 2006 - 8:00 a.m. to
Various Speakers - CIO Panel
Location: UTD School of Management - University Park and
Drive A, Richardson, TX 75080
Topic: Information Technology and Audit: A New
Convergence - What do the Information Technology Executives
expect from the Audit Executives in accomplishing corporate goals
for service and risk control? What do the Audit Executives expect
from the Information Technology Executives? What legal aspects
control how the corporation controls the technology? What
communication techniques work? What doesn’t work? This CIO Panel
will answer all of those questions and more!
Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Social: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
COST: $250 per non-ISACA attendee $200 per ISACA member
attendee $180 per attendee for organizations who send 5 or more
This seminar is worth 8 CPE credits.
Invited speakers include foremost VPs and Executives in
Information Technology, Auditing, and Legal Issues Surrounding
Technology from various industries. For organizations sending five
or more attendees, please contact Mark Johnston at the e-mail
Contact: Mark Johnston - Phone: 817-347-2071 or e-mail:
We have listed on our website other audit related seminars presented by other
local professional organizations as well as other Texas IIA chapters.
http://dallasiia.org/Seminars.htm for all the details.
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, email@example.com.
National/International Career Opportunities
The Controllers Group (4/12/06)
TCG Solutions is a professional executive search firm delivering
accounting, finance and IT candidates to public and private companies. We are
dedicated to giving our clients the personal attention they deserve by
delivering high-caliber, results-oriented professionals. With offices in Dallas,
Austin and Houston, we seek top talent to provide to our clients regionally.
TCG Solutions is seeking several outstanding professionals at the senior (3-5
years of experience) or the manager (5-8 years of experience) level with a
strong Internal Audit background. We have been engaged by multiple clients to
assist them in identifying skilled professionals that have had experience in
Sarbanes-Oxley and Internal Audit.
- Developing and performing financial and operational audits to determine
the adequacy, accuracy and efficiency of selected company financial
reporting operations, processes and internal controls.
- Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements, contractual
agreements, regulatory requirements, laws, and company policies and
- Prepare audit reports and summaries containing recommendations to
resolve business issues and improve internal controls. Present audit reports
and summaries to senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of
Directors. Discuss deficiencies and provide recommendations for corrective
- Develop and perform general risk assessments. Assist the upper
management in updating the annual audit plan as needed.
- Coordinate audit work with other functional areas of the company and
with the external auditors to maximize audit coverage using limited
resources and to maintain reasonable cost/benefit relationships between the
internal and external audit functions.
- 3 plus years of professional work experience and at least 2 years of
- Degreed in Accounting or Finance.
- CPA, CIA, or MBA preferred
- Ability to work unsupervised on multiple tasks and meeting company
- Recent audit experience and/or recent experience and expertise in the
evaluation and testing of internal accounting controls and business
- Ability to travel 25%.
- Strong communications skills and ability to interact with all levels of
- Big 4 or regional pubic experience is a plus, but not required.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to:
Parkland Health & Hospital System (4/11/06)
SR. INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR
Parkland Health & Hospital System
At Parkland, we care about our patients and our employees. Parkland employs
over 6,500 people throughout the hospital and its community-based clinics.
Parkland employees are a diverse team that depends on one another to provide
quality health care to patients and improve the quality of life for employees.
We welcome you to join us on our journey to continue to be the best.
SR. INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR
Description: Plans, prepares and performs routine and more complex audits of
the computerized systems and processes of Parkland requiring the development of
data, the evaluation of security issues, summarization of findings and
presentation of recommendations and suggestions.
Requirements: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Computer Science
plus six years of previous audit experience in a healthcare environment. Prefer
CIA (Certified Internal Audit) or CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
certification. Must have strong analytical skills and be detail oriented. Must
understand personal computers and networks and be proficient with spreadsheet,
database queries, data extraction techniques, communications, flow charting and
word processing software. Must be proficient with TSO and JCL language
environments and must be knowledgeable of RACF security.
To apply: Please send your resume to:
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Attn: Yolanda Roach
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Parkland. The Right Place. The Right Time.
Lander International (4/11/06)
|For more than 25 years Lander International LLC has
successfully helped audit professionals make career-enhancing
moves with the nation’s most highly regarded organizations.
Lander International offers both recruitment services and
A Note from Michelle Maltzahn, Recruiting
Coach for Texas
At Lander International building long-term relationships is
the cornerstone of everything we do. Having grown up in Texas
and graduating from the University of Houston with a BBA in
Management, I feel I know first hand most of the concerns people
have related to making career changes and considering the right
corporate fit amongst the best companies in the Lone Star State.
My early career was focused on corporate training and
development, and I learned that each person in a training class
has different needs. As a Recruiting Coach, my first
consideration is gaining an understanding of each candidate’s
value system – learning what he/she wants from life and from
their careers. Without that knowledge, I cannot recommend
suitable opportunities. Some people are cut out for a
consultant’s life; others are not. Some people want to travel
the globe and be in a different country each month; others want
to settle down. There are companies and audit departments to
accommodate both extremes and everything in between.
In addition to getting to know candidates’ short term and
long term needs, what I also like best about being a Recruiting
Coach is the opportunity to sit down with audit directors in
some of America’s best managed companies and find out what
contributes to their success. I like getting to the very heart
and soul of what makes the best companies in America really
improve and reach their goals. And I love sharing these success
stories with my candidates.
I am still formulating my schedule for the year, but I know
I’ll be at the ISACA North Texas Spring Seminar on April 28th
and the IIA International Conference in Houston in June. I hope
to make at least one visit to every other chapter of ISACA and
the IIA in Texas this year. If you’re available, let’s get a cup
of coffee together.
|Meanwhile here are a few
of my current searches:
- Internal Auditor #L02643 – This North Texas
client needs an individual with a foundation in public
accounting and preferably some internal audit experience.
Incredible special benefits for someone who is a bit of a
- Internal Audit Manager (Financial and Operational)
#L02539 -- This global leader wants to add an Internal
Audit Manager who has a track record of accomplishments, has
a vision for improving the business beyond just ordinary
audit recommendations, and has a strong desire to build a
senior management role for the members of the audit team. An
inspiring department all the way around!
- Senior Auditors (Financial, Operational and
Integrated) # L02540 -- We have a bevy of clients in and
around Dallas that are trying to find exceptional people for
their Senior Auditor positions. Travel runs between 10% and
40%. Some clients want career auditors, others want to
rotate a person out of audit after 2-3 years. The most
challenging department expects a lot from its auditors –
they want consultants who can help the business units
measure their success and improve their competencies. The
emphasis is on financial reviews but with a flavor for
operational management consulting.
For additional information regarding these and other
positions or for information on enlisting Lander International
in your search, please contact Michelle Maltzahn at 800-548-5318
x28. You may also send your resume to
PNM Resources (4/4/06)
Job ID 7006015
RESUMES ACCEPTED THROUGH April 14, 2006
LOCATION OF THIS POSITION: FT. WORTH,
SUMMARY: Provides management with business risk, regulatory compliance,
internal control assessments, and the efficiency/adequacy of business systems
and processes by focusing on ongoing operations. Under general supervision,
conducts audits for management to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of
financial records, and efficiency of operations by performing the following
Responsible for testing Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
Public Accounting experience preferred.
CPA or CIA certification
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans and executes financial and
operational audits, business process and application reviews, regulatory
compliance reviews and various other consulting engagements.
Audits records of departments and interviews workers to ensure recording of
transactions and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Examines department activities for compliance with management plans and
Inspects accounting systems to determine their efficiency and protective
Assesses the proper accountability of assets by conducting inventories.
Reviews records pertaining to staff and material assets, such as equipment
and buildings, to determine degree to which they are utilized.
Analyzes data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication
of effort, extravagance, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government
regulations, and management policies or procedures.
Prepares and submits audit findings and makes recommendations to management.
Conducts special studies for management such as those required to discover
mechanics of detected fraud and to develop controls for fraud prevention.
Audits employer business records for governmental agency to determine
unemployment insurance premiums, liabilities, and employer compliance with state
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the
Four to Six years experience with internal controls and business processes.
Knowledge of internal controls and business processes.
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Working knowledge and ability to apply GAAP.
Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative
Enthusiastic, motivational professional who desires to develop and maintain
strong client and team relationships.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in accounting
or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
To learn more about this position and to apply on-line visit
www.pnmresources.com. Job ID # 7006015. Resumes MUST be received no later than
April 14, 2006.
PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) and its subsidiaries— Avistar, First Choice Power,
PNM and Texas-New Mexico Power — serving electricity customers in New Mexico and
Texas and natural gas customers in New Mexico.
PNM Resources is an affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (4/4/06)
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is seeking a full-time Auditor
for our office located in Dallas, TX.
This position will be responsible for developing and conducting operational,
financial or control reviews to assist the Corporate Auditor by:
- Conducting timely operational, financial and management audits of
- Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over
- Reporting audit findings and making recommendations for the correction
of unsatisfactory conditions and for improvements in operations to reduce
- Drafting written reports upon completion of each audit.
- Identifying, in conjunction with other review activities, problems
relating to the EDP function for additional follow-up by the EDP auditor
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST HAVE:
4-year degree in Accounting or related degree with 21 semester hours in
Accounting AND a minimum of 3-years auditing experience. Also requires
proficiency in effective auditing standards and statistical sampling techniques;
Knowledge of cost accounting standards and GAAP; Good verbal and written
communications skills; Good planning, organizational, and human relations
skills; Must be proficient in the use of Access and Excel. PREFERRED
CANDIDATES will have: CIA, CPA or CISA; 1 year in healthcare industry; ACL
and AutoAudit software experience.
If interested, please e-mail your resume AND salary requirements
Must Reference: SC Auditor
We would like to thank everyone who submits his or her resume for this
position. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates
selected for interviews will be contacted. Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC offers a
competitive salary with an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive
medical and life insurance coverage, retirement, 401(k) and many value-added
options. Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC promotes a drug free workplace.
Equal Opportunity Employer/ No agencies please / No phone calls please
Brinker International (3/28/06)
If it’s working with integrity, then come join a company that believes in
true flavors and honest results. We’re Brinker International, the proud parent
of Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and the rest of
the country’s favorite brands.
Originality, honesty and some very well-tended
fires have kept our irons hot for more than 30 years. Brinker International has
won the respect and favor of the nation by always staying true to our words and
We have never and will never compromise the quality of our products –
or the way in which we treat the people who have contributed to our collective
Responsible for management and performance of integrated audits using the
internationally recognized COSO internal control framework. Heavy focus leading
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance project. A management and process owner advisor on
control effectiveness and efficiency.
Undergraduate degree in business-related field.
Accounting degree preferred.
years in internal and/or external audit.
Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley
CPA, CIA, and/or CMA certification.
Up to 20% travel.
Apply On Line
For a full job description and to apply please visit us at
www.brinkerjobs.com and apply online
for the Sr. Risk Advisory Project Leader.
Brinker International has made Forbes’ “Platinum 400” list and been
consistently named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies”. Founded in 1975,
we have grown to more than 100,000 employees and sales exceeding $3.5 billion
annually. Innovations throughout our company continue to be served up daily.
Integrity. Balance. Passion. Growth. Diversity. Family.
These are values many
companies speak of. Now experience what makes them different at Brinker
International. The Hottest Brands. The Hottest Opportunities.
International is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to
KPMG - IARCS (3/10/06)
KPMG LLP provides audit, tax and advisory services to a broad range of
clients. KPMG’s commitment to quality is demonstrated in our disciplined
delivery approach and use of cross-functional teams. Advisory Services
professionals strive to help clients improve business performance, comply with
regulatory requirements and achieve sustainable value over time. Our approach
incorporates the balancing of risk and control considerations with the more
traditional performance and cost factors. Advisory professionals are also able
to provide clients with relevant industry and functional skills where they need
them most. We are currently seeking an Internal Audit and Regulatory and
Compliance Services (IARCS) professionals to join us in our Dallas office.
IARCS professionals help organizations enhance the effectiveness and
efficiency of critical in-house governance, internal audit and compliance
functions. IARCS professionals, focused on internal audit, help
strengthen/supplement client internal audit functions across industries
primarily through strategic sourcing. They also perform risk assessments and
risk-based operational, financial and compliance audits of key business
Responsibilities for all positions:
- Project a professional image of KPMG
- Provide high quality professional day-to-day execution of internal audit
engagements and special projects - Assist in preparing risk assessments, audit
plan programs, and internal audit reports
- Work on project teams focused on
compliance or advisory projects
- Typically required to be on-site at the client
premises approximately 80-90 percent of the time
- Serve a variety of clients
within multiple industries
Responsibilities for Manager:
- Manage client relationships and expectations
- Assist Partners in the creation of proposals, business development, and
- Manage and develop team members
Responsibilities for Director:
- Understand KPMG’s practices and service
offerings and identify potential opportunities for such service offerings
- Assist Partners in the creation of proposals, business development, and practice
- Manage client relationships and expectations - Create and
refine internal audit methodologies
- Manage and develop team members
Qualifications for all positions:
- Ability to travel an average of 30-50
percent of the time, at times with relatively short notice
- Strong analytical
and writing skills
- Strong proficiency in basic PC applications (MS Excel,
Word, PowerPoint) with a general understanding of data analysis techniques
- Project or team lead experience
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited
Qualifications for Senior Associate:
- Two years of audit experience
Qualifications for Manager:
- Five years of audit experience
- CPA, CIA, CISA
(or equivalent) certification
Qualifications for Director:
- Eight years of audit experience - CPA, CIA,
CISA (or equivalent) certification
- Business development experience
KPMG offers and supports flexible work arrangements as well as part-time
schedules. We also offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
Interested? Please send your resume referencing Code 06705200. We strongly
encourage you to apply online at www.kpmgcareers.com referencing the Job Code
indicated above; resumes received through our Web site are available for
consideration as early as the next business day. Alternatively, you may send a
scannable resume to: KPMG Centre, Attn: Resume Processing, 717 North Harwood
Street, Suite 3100, Dallas, TX 75201-6585. Include the Job Code indicated above
in all cases.
No phone calls or agencies please. KPMG Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
© 2006 KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of KPMG International,
a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.
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