The President’s Letter
Well Chapter, I hope everyone is full of knowledge and
CPE credits right now. We offered 11 CPE credits in the span
of less than a week, beginning with the Fraud Summit on
March 27th and ending with the April Monthly Meeting. You
should all be quite capable to attack fraud, execute some
continuous auditing, and evaluate future business
combinations within your companies.
We are taking just a slight breather, as our next big
event will be the Rangers Baseball game on May 14th. This
event will be in conjunction with the Fort Worth IIA Chapter
and sponsored by Protiviti. The day will begin with a two
hour meeting covering topics ranging from IFRS, FCPA and
Audit Strategies for Operating in a Down Economy. Then, we
will have lunch at the Legends of the Game Museum, followed
by the game. We will finish off the year with our popular
annual “Almost Free Seminar” in June. The team is currently
finalizing this event; look for details in coming weeks.
In addition to providing great CPE opportunities, your
leadership is also focused on helping out auditors looking
for jobs or new opportunities in these tough times. During
our April meeting, Fred Herman and Shakeya McDow held a
session on Networking: Building Relationships and Branding.
The session focused on the what, when, and how of
networking, and was a complete success. Those that
participated decided the group will meet on a periodic basis
to discuss various topics. If you are interested in
participating in the group, please reach out to Shakeya
McDow at email@example.com.
I want to congratulate the new leaders that have been
elected to serve the chapter in the 2009 – 2010 year.
2009 – 2010 Officers:
President - Tom Keils, Builders FirstSource
1st Vice President - Marc Winandy, McKesson Corporation
2nd Vice President - Abe Paul, Michaels Store, Inc.
Treasurer - Brian Amend, AC Lordi Consulting
Secretary - Greg Estes, Texas Instruments
2009 – 2010 Board Members:
Al Bazis, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Ray Clay, University of North Texas
Sherri Durst, 7-Eleven
Dennis McGuffie, Tenet Healthcare
Anna Nicodemus, A.H. Belo Corporation
Lori Rainwater, Southwest Airlines
Now a one, a two, and a three – “Take me out to the ball
game, take me out to the crowd…”
2008-2009 President - Dallas Chapter IIA
Next Meeting - Thursday, May 14, 2009
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington - Legends Museum
The business portion of this month’s event is structured as one
meeting covering three important topics.
includes lunch in the Legends Museum and one ticket to the Rangers-Seattle
Registration – 9:00 am
Meeting – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Lunch – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
“Play Ball” – Rangers Game begins at 1:05 pm
Dallas and Fort Worth IIA Joint Social Event
brought to you by
Meeting 9:30am - 11:30am
Registration begins at 9:00am
Part 1 - IFRS: Convergence, Beyond the Numbers
Steve Hobbs, Protiviti Managing Director and IFRS Lead
With a change in IFRS seeming increasingly likely, and with
significant convergence and migration certain, more and more
companies are looking for conversion roadmaps and solutions. Based
on the experience of other countries, conversion is a significant
endeavor and an early start can make a difference.
The objectives of this presentation include the following:
- Understand the significant infrastructure impacts on people,
process, technology and project management
- Discover how other companies around the globe are
proactively approaching the IFRS conversion and how to perform
an initial diagnostic analysis
- Understand the lessons learned from conversions in
Europe and elsewhere
- Understand the importance of the early establishment
of a sound foundation with tone-at-the-top support and rigorous
project management around IFRS
Learn the potential roles of internal audit in the
Steve Hobbs is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s San Francisco
office and is currently responsible for Protiviti’s IFRS solution
and Financial Remediation & Reporting Compliance practice in the
west region. In this role, Steve provides valuable oversight
and advice to Protiviti clients, particularly Board of Directors and
Senior Management. Steve assists executive management and
company finance leaders develop and implement processes to address
changes and risks surfacing from financial accounting requirements.
He has recently consulted with several company board and management
teams regarding stock based compensation issues, IPO preparation,
SEC investigations, acquisitions, revenue recognition issues, IFRS,
financial restatements, and control rationalization efforts.
Steve has over 26 years of experience, including 23 years at Big 4
firms, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at two
Part 2 - Corruption Risk and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
Pam Verick Stone, Protiviti Director and FCPA Lead
Corruption risk is often a hidden vulnerability for companies
conducting business overseas – one that has significant strategic,
financial and reputational consequences. Enforcement actions are on
the rise, while settlements and fines continue to grow more frequent
The objectives of this presentation include the following:
- Understand how the FCPA applies to public and
- Hear a brief background of the Act and recent trends
- Find out how to incorporate corruption scenarios
into your fraud risk assessment
- Hear how you can use electronic data analysis to
monitor transactions regularly used to facilitate bribes and
Compare your FCPA compliance audit program with
leading internal audit and compliance practices
Pam Verick Stone is a Director in Protiviti’s Litigation,
Restructuring and Investigative Services solution area, where she
focuses on investigations and leads the Protiviti fraud risk
management solution initiative. Pam has 18 years of combined
forensic and risk management experience, including development of
anti-fraud programs and controls, fraud risk assessment, fraud and
misconduct investigations, Sarbanes-Oxley assistance, and
development of compliance and ethics programs for both the public
and private sector. Prior to joining Protiviti, Ms. Verick Stone
was a Director in the Forensic practice of a Big 4 professional
services firm, where she served as a global product champion for
fraud and misconduct diagnostic services. She received her
undergraduate and graduate degrees from The American University in
Part 3 - Operating in a Down Economy –
Key Strategies and Opportunities for Internal Audit
Clint McPherson, Protiviti Managing Director and Internal Audit Lead
In this session, we will discuss key trends and focus points many
companies are addressing as part of the downward economic cycle, and
how internal audit can be a value-added resource during these
Clint McPherson is a founding member of Protiviti and a Managing
Director in Protiviti’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office, where he serves as
co-leader of Protiviti’s local internal audit practice and as leader
of Protiviti’s Sarbanes-Oxley practice for the south region.
Clint is also part of Protiviti’s internal quality assessment team
responsible for coordinating internal audit practice peer reviews
for other offices within the firm. Clint has over 18 years of
combined internal audit and risk management experience, including
annual risk assessment and audit planning, business process,
operations, and information technology assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley
compliance programs, and executive management/board level
communications. Clint received his undergraduate degree from
the University of Oklahoma and currently holds the CIA, CISA, PMP,
and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.
2 Hours Continuing Education for all three parts
reward that you can feel.
Dallas IIA monthly meetings are rewarding in their own right –
whether for the great line up of speakers, the CPE credit, to
network with colleagues, or to hone your skills with the new CORE
Audit Skills Track (CAST), there are plenty of reasons to attend
each month. This year, the Membership Committee is sweetening the
deal even more: each monthly IIA meeting you attend increases your
chance to win an iPod touch that will be awarded during our May
This meeting is being held at
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington – Legends Museum
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011, 817-273-5222
Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at
http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_0509.htm. Note: Registration this month is being handled
by the Ft. Worth Chapter. Our page has detailed instruction on Registration and Payment.
Reservations must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday,
May 8, 2009.
Annual "Almost Free" Seminar
Attention Dallas IIA members! Register now for the annual Almost
Free Seminar scheduled for June 4th at Cityplace. The theme of
this year’s seminar is what you need to know to be successful in a
down economy. In addition to timely audit topics, it is a fantastic
way of obtaining a full day of CPE credits for the incredibly low
price of $35! The presentations and speakers for this event are:
- Strategies to Mitigate Risk in the Current Economic Environment -
Jeff Camiel and Randy Watterworth, Jefferson Wells
- Audits Role During Mergers, Acquisitions & Bankruptcies - Muriel McFarling,
Partner, Andrews Kurth, LLP
- Fraud Testing in a Down Economy - Felix Lozano, Partner, Whitley Penn, LLP
- Networking; Resume Building; How to Bring Value & Cost Reductions to
Your Company at a Time When They Need It the Most - Cynthia
McConathy, SOX Compliance Director, Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Due to the popularity of this annual event along with the chapter’s
subsidy, this seminar is only open to Dallas IIA members and payment
is due upon registration. If you do not pay online via PayPal,
we must receive your check within 7 days of the event or your
registration will be cancelled. Seating is limited, so
registration will be closed May 22nd or earlier if we reach 300
registrants. Register now!
Details and Registration at http://dallasiia.org/09_AFS.htm
Congratulations to our New CIA’s
Ceremony to Honor New CIA’s and CCSA’s
At the April 2, 2009 IIA Meeting, the Dallas Chapter honored 17
CIA’s, seven CCSA’s, and one CFSA who completed their examination
requirements between October and December 2008.
Above: The new CIA recipients are recognized at the April 2, 2009 meeting.
Above: The new CCSA recipients are recognized at the April 2, 2009 meeting.
CIA’s completing their examination requirements between January
and March 2009 will receive their certificates in approximately May
2009. Honorees will be recognized at either the May or August
2009 meeting, depending on when the certificates are received from
the IIA. Honorees will be contacted via email with more
specific instructions. Questions can be addressed to Toni
Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?
A: Contact the IIA certification department: Email at
Q: How do I register for the exam?
Mark Your Calendars! 2009 CIA Review Course Schedule
NEW DATE! The next CIA review course will be held September
25-28, 2009 and taught by Dr. Glen Sumners of LSU. Courses
will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Registration will be announced in July 2009 for the September
Congratulations to the Dallas Research Committee!
The Dallas Research Committee’s research paper, entitled
Awareness of SAS 70 Reports and its Application among Internal
Auditors, has been awarded the 2009 Donald E. Ricketts Chapter
Research Award. This award will be presented at a luncheon
during the International Conference. The Dallas Research
Committee consists of Joe Diaz, Dr. Mary Curtis, Marvin Reader, Ali
Subhani, Renee Redmond, and Ganesh Ramaswamy. Congratulations
to the Dallas Research Committee – thanks for your contributions to
The award winning paper can be found via the following link:
SAS 70 Reports and its Application among Internal Auditors.
Additional information related to this accomplishment is located at
Annual Member Survey
Please take a minute to complete the Annual Member Survey:
Chapter :: 2009-2010 Member Survey
With the semester coming to an end, the IIA Student Chapter is
busy planning for the fall by recruiting new members. At the same
time, we completed the fourth annual Fraud Summit at UTD, and now
turn our attention to planning the next. We want to thank
everyone who attended; especially our sponsors who helped make this
an even more exceptional event. Our sponsors included:
Auditmation Services, Weaver and Tidwell, Deloitte, Solomon Edwards
and KBA. During planning for next years Fraud Summit, we plan
to continue to add concurrent sessions that provide for a variety of
information and allow everyone to focus more on areas of individual
interest. Registration for the March 26, 2010 Fraud Summit
will begin in the next few months.
This semester, the student chapter had the privilege of many
well-respected companies conducting campus visits and speaking
during the student chapter meetings. We wish to thank
Blockbuster, Weaver and Tidwell, BNSF, and Grant Thornton for
sponsoring receptions and trusting our program in your recruiting
Our biggest issue remains advocacy of the profession and
educating students of the possible careers in internal audit.
Each Dallas IIA member can help with these advocacy efforts by
talking to as many students throughout the year as possible, and
educating them on the perspective careers that begin in internal
audit. We continue to need volunteers for mentorship to each
of these Internal Audit students.
If you are interested in recruiting on campus or assisting the
program in any way, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729
email@example.com. We are always looking for
additional site tours and always welcome sponsors for our Wednesday
receptions. There are a number of students still available for
full time and internship opportunities, and a website is available
with student resumes at
www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia. Contact Mark Salamasick for password
access to the resumes.
IIA Research Foundation
IIA Research Foundation has issued two new fraud reports available
for free download.
The first one is entitled Internal Audit Reporting Lines: Fraud Risk
Decomposition, and Assessments of Fraud Risk. The independence
of the internal audit function of an organization has been the topic
of a considerable amount of attention since the collapse of several
large American organizations. Passage of the U.S. Sarbanes
Oxley Act of 2002 and associated stock exchange regulations gave the
audit committee substantial oversight responsibility and authority
over firms’ internal audit functions. It is possible that
these increases in audit committee power have created new
independence and objectivity threats to internal auditors that have
not previously been considered. Based on these potential
threats, this study examines the effects of internal audit reporting
lines on the judgments and decisions of internal auditors.
The second report is entitled An Evaluation of Internal Auditor
Responsibility for Fraud Detection. This report summarizes the
results of an international study of internal auditors’ perceived
responsibility for fraud detection. While internal audit
standards prescribe professional responsibilities related to fraud,
little is known about the extent that internal auditors perceive
responsibility for fraud detection and the factors that affect their
sense of responsibility.
Both of these reports can be downloaded free of charge from The IIA
Web site at
however, a contribution is requested.
Employment Committee Mission:
Assist Chapter Members to find
Are you currently in the job market, whether voluntarily or
involuntarily? If so, 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 a
variety of positions, including staff to director levels, IT to
finance specialization, and local to out-of-town positions. All
inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any
questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping
Employment Committee Chairman
Unless you attended Lori Rainwater’s CAST meeting at the October
2nd, 2008 meeting, you may not be aware that the IIA released a new
and updated version of the International Standards for the
Professional Practices. In addition to five new standards, stronger
verbiage was added to existing standards and interpretations have
been added which incorporate components that were previously part of
the Practice Advisories. While these changes do not
necessarily require significant effort to address, they certainly
could constitute findings in an evaluation of compliance with the
Standards – whether related to internal periodic review standards,
or an external quality assessment review (QAR). For a summary of
the changes, please refer to the following:
Related to upcoming quality assessment efforts, the revised
Standards may require an update to a number of quality assessment
tools utilized to assess conformance with the Standards. In
conjunction with the revised Standards, the IIA has also updated its
Quality Manual. For information on the changes to the Quality
Manual and how to obtain it along with the revised tools, you can
visit the IIA’s website directly at
If you made a presentation to students, please report it to the
Academic Relations Committee!
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. 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 31, 2009. This will be your last opportunity to report activity
for the 2008/09 Chapter Year!
Essilor Of America, Inc. (3/25/09)
ESSILOR OF AMERICA, INC.
SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR
Essilor is the global leading manufacturer of optical lenses and the
market leader in progressive, high-index and anti-reflective coated
lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic
lenses, Essilor employs more than 9,000 people throughout North
America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®,
DEFINITY®Thin&Lite®, and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories
of America (ELOA) is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network
in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands,
including Essilor premium lenses, to eye care professionals across the
nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of
Paris-based Essilor International, S.A., a publicly held company traded
on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).
||Senior Internal Auditor
||Internal Audit Director
||8:30 to 5:30
Perform internal audit and consulting engagements within a $1.6B
foreign-owned manufacturer and distributor of eyeglass lenses. The
successful candidate will have strong technical knowledge of accounting
and auditing as well as experience in creating audit programs and
performing internal audit engagements independently. Demonstrated
ability to develop testing criteria based on audit objective; to
consider business impact in the evaluation of test results; formulate
practical recommendations is required. Must be able to work
independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Contribute to departmental efforts individually or as part of a team, in
either a lead or support role.
- Perform audit, consulting and acquisition due diligence engagements.
- Assist with the LSF self-evaluation program for the North American zone
- Create or execute audit programs and tests to address specific business
functions and situations.
- Apply internal audit methodology to evaluate financial and procedural
controls in a variety of business environments.
- Develop solutions, with operations personnel, to address internal
control and operating deficiencies.
- Communicate audit findings and prepare audit reports.
- Participate, as part of a team, in Company-wide or Finance department
projects or initiatives.
- Perform special projects as needed.
- Perform administrative duties as required.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree with a course of study in Accounting or Auditing.
- Three to seven years internal audit or public accounting experience
- Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CMA) or MBA are pluses.
- Comfortable in an integrated audit environment, incorporating financial,
operational and IS procedures.
- Demonstrated understanding of internal controls and operational
procedures in a growing, dynamic organization.
- Ability to quickly develop conclusions from vast but incomplete data.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Working knowledge of manufacturing and distribution operations.
- Knowledge of financial due diligence procedures relative to acquisitions
of small companies.
- Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley or control self-assessment procedures,
- Familiarity with IFRS, foreign company exposure and international
auditing experience are pluses.
- Proficiency in MS Office suite of applications.
- Knowledge of Oracle, MS Access and Monarch are desirable.
- Conversational ability in Spanish within a business setting is also a
- Willingness to travel up to 40%.
Please e-mail resumes and contact information to Kendra Peters Ross
JCPenney is one of America’s leading retailers with revenues close to
$20 billion and 155,000 associates. Our customers can shop with us in
over 1,000 stores located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico,
and through jcp.com, one of the most popular general merchandise Web
sites on the Internet. The company is executing its strategic plan to be
the growth leader in the retail industry.
JCPenney is seeking an Audit Manager responsible for planning;
executing and managing audits and investigations related to fraud to
ensure the ethics and integrity of JCPenney are upheld.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Directing and conducting special investigations related to
ethics based on allegations, ethics hotline tips or as indicated
through standard audits in the following circumstances: suspected
misappropriation of Company funds or property, falsification of
Company financial records, non-adherence to regulatory requirements,
or other action by associates or outsiders that could be detrimental
to the Company.
- Performing on-going monitoring and continuing to improve,
enhance or develop new methods to extract potential data anomalies.
- Communicating summary audit or special investigation results to
Senior Management and alerting management to unusual or high-risk
situations requiring immediate action.
- Continually building fraud awareness through Company
communication vehicles, training or coaching.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with Legal, Loss Prevention, HR and other respective areas to ensure
proper coordination and communications of investigative issues
including best practices, findings and results.
- Staying abreast of current industry practices and emerging
issues with industry experts with and continually seeking ways to
enhance Company processes.
- Identifying and recommending new and/or improved audit
techniques and processes to expand and enhance Internal Audit
Department effectiveness and fraud identification and mitigation.
Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in Accounting or
Finance preferred, Masters Degree a plus with 5+ years experience in
forensic accounting, fraud investigations and internal auditing. CPA or
CFE certification required. Knowledge of investigative techniques
and procedures, communication skills both written and verbal, strong
analytical skills with sound independent decision making ability are
required for success.
*This position will require approximately 10-15% travel.
Qualified and interested candidates can apply online at
send their resume to Ashley Weaver at
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (2/17/09)
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is one of the largest beverage
companies in the Americas. We manufacture, market and distribute more
than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, juices, ready to drink teas,
mixers and other premium beverages across the United States, Canada,
Mexico and the Caribbean. Our diverse portfolio includes Dr Pepper,
Snapple, 7UP, Mott’s, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch,
Schweppes, Peñafiel, Squirt, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T Mixers, Rose’s, Yoo-hoo
and other consumer favorites.
Senior Corporate Auditor
The Senior Corporate Auditor will execute corporate audit assignments
and assist with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance throughout the
company. Assist in providing recommendations that improve internal
controls, add value and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to
operations and financial reporting. Work with key audit resources to
complete assigned projects on schedule. There will be some
exposure to senior management throughout the organization
- Assist the Manager of Corporate Audit in performing company-wide annual
risk assessments and preparation and execution of the annual audit plans
- Responsible for executing complex audits; assist in the performance of
critical project management duties including the planning, scheduling,
coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams; and
providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria,
audit requirements, and information technology skills
- Execution of assignments related to operational auditing, financial
auditing, and SOX compliance
- Maintain corporate audit independence and objectivity in all assignments
while developing and maintaining effective and value-adding business
- Assist in the developing and executing of corporate audit procedures,
schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and
- Preparing audit reports using sound writing skills
- Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by the Manager of
Corporate Audit and management
- Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by
management and that a subsequent audit report is issued promptly
- Ensure that all agreed recommendations are subsequently implemented;
- Stay abreast of best practices and provide conduit for introducing those
practices to the company
- Three or more years of accounting and auditing experience, including at
least one year of supervisory experience, with a minimum of two years of
public accounting experience is required
- Experienced with SOX and risk assessment methodologies;
- Information systems audit experience a plus
- Bachelor or Masters degree with an emphasis in accounting, information
systems or finance.
- CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, MBA, and/or MS Finance preferred.
- Demonstrated team skills
- Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
- Takes accountability for scope of control
- Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all
levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of
- Project management experience strongly desired;
- Ability to influence business partners and key stakeholders
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
- Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to
thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in all types of environments from manufacturing plants
and distribution centers.
- Willing to travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada
Manager, IT Audit
Ensure that IT internal controls are operating effectively within the
Company and that the Company is in compliance with best practice and
regulatory compliance requirements. Assist in changing IT environment
and be able to functionally perform IT testing while also having the
appropriate knowledge base to interpret financial and operational risk
inherent in the current environment.
- Assist with the development of the risk/control profile of the IT
organization and help develop the annual IT audit plan
- Plan and direct the timely execution of audits of information systems
risks and controls, including SOX and other compliance initiatives
- Act as Liaison for external auditor IT testing and projects
- Participate in system development and implementation projects, including
third party application software to ensure appropriate controls are
implemented during the development and implementation process
- Oversee major components of audits and may lead audit of diverse
business units, or performs components of audits
- Perform risk assessments by analyzing business activities and potential
exposures and the materiality of loss.
Design and perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining
issues, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting auditee
processes and procedures
- Carry out any special IT audit and consulting projects as requested
- Ensure accurate and timely identification and reporting of audit issues,
issue resolution and delivery of high quality audit services
- Design and execute internal control testing for standardized operations
of moderate complexity with more than one component
- Plan, perform and lead audit tasks of high-level difficulty,
demonstrating the degree of audit experience needed to effectively
supervise the work of other auditors
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the broader context and
implications of the various types of risks affecting the business (e.g.,
financial, compliance, reputation, etc.)
- Effectively identify and understand changes in a higher complexity risk
environment, and adapts the audit testing as appropriate
- Demonstrate flexibility in responding to changes in assignment and job
- Draft audit reports, memorandums or other presentations to communicate
results and recommendations from reviews
- Travel to locations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada as applicable
- Bachelors or Masters degree in business, accounting, computer science
and/or other appropriate academic major
- CISA certification required, CPA or CIA preferred
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a similar capacity
- Big 4 public accounting/auditing experience is required
- Experience assisting in development of IT audit risk assessment and
- Experience with system implementations, working with various
technologies and system infrastructures
- SAP and UNIX experience preferred
- Strong technical understanding of IT systems development and processes
- Strong understanding of CoBIT and SAP systems a plus
- Strong background in process and controls and understanding of the
operating business environment from a controls and compliance
- Strong interpersonal skills to successfully develop relationships among
various groups, such as IT management, corporate management and external
- Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrated team skills, initiative and drive for results
- Takes accountability, ability to influence business partners and key
- Project management experience a plus
- Excellent organization and documentation skills and ability to thrive in
a fast paced environment
To apply to either position, please send resumes to:
Equal Opportunity Employer
United Surgical Partners International (2/4/09)
Headquartered in Addison, Texas, United Surgical Partners
International (“USPI”) is a leader in the ambulatory surgery center and
short–stay surgical hospital industry. Many of our 160+ domestic
facilities are jointly owned with not-for-profit
systems. We also operate facilities in London, England. USPI
was founded in February 1998, went public in 2001 and was taken private
again in April 2007.
USPI is currently seeking an INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER, with the following
- Bachelor’s or higher
degree in accounting or finance
- Professional designation/certification
(CPA or CIA) required. MBA or CISA a plus.
- Six plus years work experience in public
accounting, internal auditing or combination, with at least three years
experience managing audit teams
- Knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting
and financial controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls
assessment and testing experience
- Information technology auditing and/or
Oracle experience a plus
- Project management exposure
- Excellent interpersonal skills and
ability to build, coach & mentor a high-performing audit team
- Excellent oral & written communication
skills and proven ability to work effectively with various levels of
- Strong work ethic, analytical thinking
and organization skills
- Ability to work in a fast paced, detail
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office
tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) & general systems aptitude
- Ability to travel overnight during the
week, almost entirely within the US (approximately 25-35%)
Responsibilities and Expectations
The following description is intended to reflect the major
responsibilities of the job, but does not describe the minor duties or
other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential
- Observe, document and evaluate actual
operating procedures. Identify existing or potential
inefficiencies and internal control weaknesses
- Conduct or oversee all aspects of audits
at surgical facilities and the Home Office, including duties such as:
- Selecting samples and
performing detailed test work
- Developing and
reviewing work papers and documentation of audit findings
- Developing and
reviewing appropriate recommendations for solution or improvement of any
problems or control deficiencies uncovered
- Clearly communicating
results of audit findings and recommendations for improvement to
management through concise and high quality audit reports
- Monitor implementation status of audit
recommendations agreed upon by auditee management
- Maintain and update audit programs &
recommendation repository to insure they are current and relevant
- Assist in the development and review of
continuous auditing procedures and fraud identification procedures
- Summarize internal control testing for
Sarbanes-Oxley purposes and coordinate efforts with external auditors
- Assist in the preparation of reports and
communications for senior management and the Audit Committee
- Assist in the development of an
enterprise risk assessment and the creation of the annual audit plan and
- Act as Internal Audit representative on
various cross-organizational projects
- Perform special audits or projects as
- Train & supervise audit staff, reviewing
their audit work papers and results
- Perform normal HR functions for staff
including providing input for staff development and training needs.
- Foster and promote a positive work environment enable staff development,
morale and advancement within the department and corporation.
For consideration, please send your resume to
or fax it to 972-692-8099
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