eNews - May 2012

The President’s Letter

Greetings Dallas Chapter of the IIA, it is with bittersweet feelings that I write what will be my last President’s letter for the 2011-2012 Chapter Year.  From the feedback I’ve heard from the membership and Board of Governors, I think we can certainly declare this year an overall success.  We set many lofty goals as an Officer Team this year, and I’m proud to say that we have achieved them all!  I would like to highlight a few accomplishments in the paragraph below.

First, we have once again achieved “Platinum” status this year.  This has become a hallmark of the Dallas Chapter, and we made it again by March of 2012.  Next, we increased our CAE involvement this year through the addition of the CAE spotlight and the CAE roundtables that we pioneered in Dallas.  We also began planning for the one-day “Super Conference” to be held on October 29, 2012, at the Hilton Anatole.  Save the date on this – it will be a big event that you will surely not want to miss.  The Dallas Chapter also placed 1st in this year’s IIA Research Project competition.  Our chapter has a history of placing first or second each year, and we are very proud to bring home the top prize for 2012.  We also had some great seminars and the Fraud Summit was a resounding success as per usual.  Last and certainly not least, we experienced an increase in meeting attendance this year over the past couple of years as well.  This may have had to do with the great lineup of speakers that we booked this year, but it certainly has to do with the great membership base we have.  Thanks to the membership, my Officer Team and the Board of Governors for what has truly been an excellent chapter year!

Our last “hurrah” will be our annual joint meeting with the Fort Worth Chapter, which, due to overwhelming popularity according to the member survey that you completed, we will be going back to the Ballpark in Arlington for another great day of CPE and Rangers baseball.  A special thanks to Grant Thornton, who will be sponsoring this year’s event.  The festivities will begin at 9:30 am on Thursday, May 17th, and will feature 2 hours of CPE, a buffet lunch, free parking and of course, a good ticket to a great Rangers game that will begin at 1:05 pm that afternoon.  Please go online and register today, as this is one of our most popular meetings, and the meeting will be limited to the first 200 people to register.

In closing, I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Dallas Chapter.  This year has been a great experience for me as your President, and it would not have been possible without you – our excellent membership. 

Sincerely,

Brian Amend
2011/12 President – Dallas IIA
president@dallasiia.org


Thursday, May 17, 2012
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Joint meeting with the
Fort Worth IIA Chapter

Sponsored by:

Please note:

  • No walk-ins will be accepted!
  • Lunch will be 11:30 - 1:00
  • Game time is 1:05
  • Parking is free for those arriving BEFORE 9:00am. Participants arriving later may have to pay for parking at their own expense. Guests planning to attend the game only will have to pay for parking at $12 per car.

May 2012 Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas/ Ft. Worth IIA Member $60
  • Non D/FW member or Non-member $75
  • Students - D/FW IIA Chapter Member $30

Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions or skipping the game.

Session 1: 9:30am - 10:30am
Registration begins at 9:00am

Trends and Emerging Issues in Internal Audit
Warren W. Stippich, Jr., Partner, Chicago Practice Leader, National Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution Leader, Business Advisory Service
Priya Sarjoo, Director and Central Region Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution Leader, Business Advisory Services

Objectives: With potentially promising economic signs emerging, organizational demands are pulling internal audit in new directions. How does the function shift from being compliance focused to adding strategic and operational value? How can departments harness promising technologies to work smarter? How should internal audit get out in front of emerging risks?  Although many of these questions aren’t entirely new, they’ve taken on greater urgency in an environment that offers equal parts opportunity and risks.   This session will explore where internal audit fits into the new corporate world order and consider the challenges and opportunities present in a re-defined role.  We will discuss the use of a blank sheet of paper approach to design and deliver consultative business reviews which move the function to a new level of operational excellence and value creation and we will look at recent trends and emerging risks identified by internal audit leaders.

No prerequisites required

Warren Stippich is the National Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution Leader and the Market Leader of the Chicago Business Advisory Services Group. He has over 20 years experience working with multi-national, entrepreneurial, and high-growth public companies, including boards of directors and audit committees. Warren brings experience to the business risk consulting and internal audit services areas from both the public accounting firm and industry perspectives. He leads many Sarbanes-Oxley consulting, internal audit services and SOC (former SAS 70) projects for a wide-array of publicly traded and private businesses with international operations. He has worked extensively with international internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and business consulting assignments in Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia, Central and South America and Canada. He has lectured and is published on governance, risk and compliance and is quoted extensively.

Warren began his career with Arthur Andersen in the external audit practice and later in the internal audit services practice. Later, he joined DEKALB Genetics Corporation, a $500 million multi-national public company, as the Vice President of Internal Audit and Worldwide Consulting. Subsequent to DEKALB, Warren was a Managing Director at American Express Tax and Business Services and a Partner in the related attest entity of Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser LLP and worked in the attest and business consulting areas.

Priya Sarjoo is a director in Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services with more than 15 years of experience in accounting, internal controls and business process improvement.

Priya has helped her clients with improving operational efficiencies, enhancing monitoring mechanisms, streamlining management reporting systems, developing and implementing internal audit functions and processes and evaluating internal controls environments.   She has provided internal audit services including risk assessments, audit scoping, audit plan development, audit executing and reporting, to companies in a variety of industries.

Priya has also worked extensively with U.S. public companies prepare for compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  Specifically, she has helped her clients use the COSO framework to assess their entity and process-level risks; implement and document internal controls; implement and test controls in corporate governance, business and financial reporting processes; and evaluate deficiencies.

While with Grant Thornton, Priya spent 2 years living and working in Hong Kong and providing co-sourced and outsourced internal audit services to multinational companies with operations in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Thailand.

1 Hour Continuing Education


Session 2: 10:30am - 11:30am

Demystifying IT for the Financial Auditor
Kirt A. Seale, Dallas Principal and National Special Attestation Reports Solution Leader, Business Advisory Services
Carrie L. Ellis, CISA, CRISC, Experienced Manager, Business Advisory Services

Objectives:  Technology is the backbone of every business, with every process having an IT component.  Technology lingo can be confusing and intimidating, but financial auditors need a basic IT understanding to integrate and manage the audit process and to discuss with management.   This session will demystify IT audit by providing the financial auditor a basic IT vocabulary and understanding of how IT is integrated into business process auditing.  The session will help provide the linkage between the auditing of Information Technology General Controls, and their financial statement impact.

No prerequisites required

Kirt Seale is a principal in the Advisory Services practice at Grant Thornton specializing in IT attestation, Internal Audit, and IT security projects.  During his years of work experience, Kirt has been exposed to a wide range of technology and process related consulting and assurance projects across a variety of industries, but his time has primarily been spent with financial services organizations, financial institutions, and technology companies.  Kirt has directed numerous internal audit engagements focused on identifying, evaluating, and aligning business process controls and information system controls.  Kart's involvement with these projects has included risk assessments, alignment of existing controls with regulatory requirements, control selection, control optimization, testing, and evaluating each organization’s compliance.

In addition, Kirt is the National Special Attestation Reports Solution Group Leader for the Business Advisory Services practice within Grant Thornton LLP.  This practice focuses on the delivery of reports in accordance with the AICPA’s Attestation Standards.  The most common types of reports are referred to as Service Organization Control (SOC) reports.  In this capacity his responsibilities include oversight for the development of service delivery methodology and tools, the interpretation of professional standards guidance, the development of marketing information and deployment of sales resources across the US.

Carrie Ellis has over 8 years of information technology audit experience. Her experience includes SOX readiness reviews, SOX IT audits, internal and external IT audits, FFIEC reviews, SSAE No. 16 attestations and general computer control reviews.  Carrie specializes in information systems auditing and has performed and lead numerous information systems engagements and evaluations on internal controls for mainframe and client server environments. Carrie’s responsibilities within these projects have included gaining an understanding of the specific risks associated with an organization’s operations, identifying the controls an organization has placed into operation to mitigate those risks, developing the appropriate test approaches and supervising staff resources assigned to projects.

1 Hour of Continuing Education


Website for Ballpark in Arlington:
http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/ballpark/information/index.jsp

Directions and Parking:
http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/ballpark/directions_parking/index.jsp  


Meeting Location:

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011


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Preferred Method:

Place and confirm your reservation via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve_051712.htm.

Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2012 Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas/ Ft. Worth IIA Member $60
  • Non D/FW member or Non-member $75
  • Students - D/FW IIA Chapter Member $30

Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions or skipping the game.

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

Seminars

Mark Your Calendars for Dallas CPA Society May 4th Conference

The Dallas Chapter of IIA is joining with the Dallas CPA Society, the Dallas Chapters of FEI and TEI and the Tax Sections of the State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association to present the 7th Annual Dallas CPA Society Education Conference on May 4, 2012, at the Hilton Anatole.  This one-day 8-hour conference will provide a selection of 42-courses on cutting-edge topics of current interest to CFOs, Controllers, Internal Auditors, Chief Accountants, Tax Directors, Vice Presidents of Finance and Practicing CPAs. 

The Conference will include a luncheon keynote address by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, on "The Prospects of Post-Election Tax Reform."  Other panel participants at the Conference will include members of the Texas House and Senate, officials from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service, Texas Comptroller's Office, Texas Attorney General's Office and national speakers on accounting, auditing, tax, finance and human resource topics. 

Registration and a complete conference brochure will be available starting in late February at http://www.cpadallas.org.  Cost for the conference is $35.00 for IIA members that are also Dallas CPA Society members ($115 for IIA members who are not members of the Dallas CPA Society).  Cost includes lunch.  This conference is expected to sell out so please register early.

Chapter News

IIA Research Foundation

The IIA has published Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) 16: Data Analysis Technologies.  This guide aims to help CAEs understand how to move beyond the tried and true methods of manual auditing toward improved data analysis using technology.  After reading this guide you will:

  • Understand why data analysis is significant to your organization.
  • Know how to provide assurance more efficiently with the use of data analysis technology.
  • Be familiar with the challenges and risks that you will face when implementing data analysis technology within your department.
  • Know how to incorporate data analysis at your organization through adequate planning and appropriate resource structures.
  • Recognize opportunities, trends, and advantages of making use of data analysis technology.

To further assist CAEs and other individuals who use this guide, it includes a detailed example of the application of data analytics to procurement control activities in Appendix A.  Consistent with where most data analysis starts, these examples are largely focused on simple data matching and re-performance of automated system functionality used in providing assurance.

The book can be downloaded free to IIA members or $25 to non-members at http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/global-technology-audit-guide-gtag-16-data-analysis-technologies-download-pdf-1576.cfm.


CIA Programs

CIA Review Course

The Dallas Chapter is currently in the process of evaluating options for CIA Review Courses.

 In the interim, the IIA Southern Regional Conference, being held in Austin, TX on September 16-19, 2012, will be hosting a CIA and CGAP review course.  See https://na.theiia.org/training/conferences/src/Pages/2012-Southern-Regional-Conference.aspx for further details.

Certification News from the IIA

Looking Ahead: Changes to the Certified Internal Auditor® Program in 2013

Beginning in Jan. 2012, certification candidates will benefit from two major enhancements to the certification testing process. The changes will be implemented as an effort to further streamline the testing process for candidates worldwide.

The first change involves the removal of the tutorial from the certification exams being delivered at Pearson VUE's testing centers. The tutorials are being moved to The IIA's website, www.globaliia.org. This change will enable candidates to take the tutorial in their language of choice, without any time limit. In addition, candidates can complete the tutorial as often as they like. By removing the tutorial from the exams, The IIA enables candidates to familiarize themselves with the computer-based testing (CBT) process prior to sitting for an exam, thus reducing test anxiety and enhancing exam candidates’ confidence.

The second change to the certification testing process is the removal of 10 trial (un-scored) questions per exam. For the CIA exam, for example, this will result in a total of 90 questions per exam. Because only the trial questions are being removed, this change will have no effect on candidates' calculated scores.
Due to the removal of the tutorial and the reduction in test questions, the testing window will be shortened by 30 minutes, reducing the CIA exam testing period from three hours to two hours and 30 minutes.

Enhanced Examination Process for IIA Certification Beginning in 2012

As the result of findings from a Job Analysis Study (JAS) for the CIA program conducted in 2011, the Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and the Board of Directors of The IIA have approved two key changes to the program. The JAS determined that the body of knowledge related to the profession of internal auditing has changed since the last exam content update in 2004, and therefore needs to be adjusted to reflect those changes.

The first change will impact the exam structure, reducing the program from four to three exam parts. With the reduction in parts, The IIA will be eliminating the recognition credit provision previously applicable to Part 4. The final change consists of a realignment of the exam content outline and question count for each part. Below is a brief overview of the new outline:

Part 1 – Internal Auditing Basics
Duration: 2.5 hours
Question Count: 125
Part 2 Exam: Internal Audit Practice
Duration: 2.0 hours
Question Count: 100
Part 3 Exam: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
Duration: 2.0 hours
Question Count: 100
Topical focus areas include:
IIA Mandatory Guidance
Internal Control and Risk
 Tools and Techniques for Conducting the Audit Engagement
Topical focus areas include:
Managing the Internal Audit Function
Managing Individual Engagements
Fraud Risks and Controls
Topical focus areas include:
Governance
Risk Management
Organizational Structure and Business Processes
Communication
Leadership
IT/Business Continuity
Financial Management
Global Business Environment

The new content and three-part exam structure are scheduled to be implemented by mid-2013. The IIA is currently working to finalize the transition process for those who are currently in the CIA program, and do not complete the program prior to the implementation of the new structure. Additional details related to the transition process will be made available at the beginning of 2012.

For more detailed information on the content outline, or to read our FAQ document, visit www.theiia.org/certification.

2013 CIA Exam Outline

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2013 Changes

IIA’s Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA™) Off to a Running Start 

In October 2011, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) began certifying qualified individuals for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA™) through a “professional experience recognition” process. The IIA has received more than 1,000 applicants for certification through this process and has awarded 279 CRMAs as of Dec. 4, 2011.

This new certification was launched in response to research indicating that internal audit functions are increasingly involved in helping organizations improve their risk management processes. The CRMA designation enables audit practitioners and other risk-focused professionals to demonstrate their ability to provide advice and assurance to audit committees and executive management on the existence and effectiveness of key risk management and governance processes within their organizations. Candidates for the CRMA may submit proof of experience, related certification, and education in order to receive the professional designation now, in lieu of taking the certification exam that will be offered starting in June 2013.

On Jan. 1, 2012, there will be a US $75 increase to the CRMA certification application fee for CIA- and CCSA-certified individuals. For more information about the new CRMA designation, visit www.theiia.org/certification/crma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the next CIA Review Course?
A: More details will be forthcoming, but keep checking the Dallas Chapter’s Certifications Website at http://dallasiia.org/Certifications.htm.


Q: I haven’t received my certificate yet – where is it?
A: The IIA sends out certificates each quarter. Those passing the exam during the first quarter of 2012 (January – March) should be received by May 2012. If you do not receive your certificate by the above dates, contact the IIA’s certification department: certification@theiia.org, or call +1-407-937-1100. In many instances, certificates are not received until the experience and education requirements are met.

Q: How do I register for the exam?
A: For more information, please visit the IIA’s website at http://www.theiia.org/certification/.

Membership Updates

2011 – 2012 Membership Participation Drive

Be Rewarded... For attending monthly IIA meetings!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All Dallas IIA chapter members attending chapter meetings during September 2011 - May 2012

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Attend monthly IIA lunch meetings to earn a drawing entry (i.e., one drawing entry per lunch meeting).  Attend more meetings this year for more chances to win the grand prize!

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • The grand prize winner will receive… a brand new iPad!
  • Four runners-up will receive… a $50 Gift Card!!

Please contact your membership chair’s with any questions! 
Marc Doyle (marc.doyle@protiviti.com) or
Valerie Mitsynskyy (valentina.mitsynskyy@fedex.com)

** Winners will be announced at the May 2012 meeting; you do not need to be present to win.


2011 – 2012 New Member Appreciation Drive

Be Rewarded... For joining the chapter in the 2011 – 2012 year!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All new Dallas IIA chapter members who joined the chapter from May 2011 - April 2012.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
  • The grand prize winner will receive… a $100 Gift Card!
  • Two runners-up will receive… a $50 Gift Card!!

Please contact your membership chair’s with any questions! 
Marc Doyle (marc.doyle@protiviti.com) or
Valerie Mitsynskyy (valentina.mitsynskyy@fedex.com)

** Winners will be announced at the May 2012 meeting; you do not need to be present to win.


Are You Connected?

Connect with the Dallas IIA and colleagues in the profession via social networking pages at the following links: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Gain instant access to the latest chapter news and excitement!!

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How are Dallas IIA Chapter Members Internal Auditing Heroes?

The IIA wants to hear how our chapter members have used the Internal Auditing Framework (IPPF) or any of the position papers, practice advisories, and practice guides from The IIA to become an internal auditing “hero” within their workplace. (Visit the "How Did the IPPF Make You a Hero" article for examples.)

Click here for the “I’m an Internal Auditing Hero Because . . .” form. Please complete and return to headquarters – this will provide CAP points to our chapter AND you may be featured in an upcoming IIA membership article. 
In addition, all entries received by Jan. 31, 2012 will be entered into a drawing for a US $100 IIA Research Foundation gift certificate, and the chapter of the winning entry will receive a complete set of the GTAG series to distribute as a door prize.


IIA Launches New Video-sharing Site

The IIA has launched AuditChannel.tv, a new video-sharing site, addressing the specific needs of internal auditors and the business community. With video channels focused on areas such as fraud, governance, risk, technology, operations, compliance, and more, AuditChannel.tv enables internal audit professionals worldwide to search for and post videos that address the topics of greatest interest to the profession. There’s even an entire channel for chapters!

As an IIA member, you are invited to register as a user at www.AuditChannel.tv or www.AuditChannel.tv/mobile (for mobile devices). Once registered, you can view, rate, and comment on the site's current content — and add your own. Contributing content is easy. Grab your mobile phone or sit in front of your webcam, film a short segment (two to five minutes in length), and post to AuditChannel.tv using the instructions provided on the site.


Collaborative Anti-Fraud Initiative Releases Online Quiz and Opportunity for CPE Credit!

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has partnered with The IIA, Financial Executives International (FEI), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) for an “Anti-Fraud Initiative,” which endeavors to increase collaboration among members of the financial reporting supply chain. The first to release a collaboration tool is FEI with an online feature article in the November issue of Financial Executive magazine. The article is followed by an online quiz that offers a free CPE credit. After reading the article, be sure to create a profile to receive the free CPE credits. Read the article. There is also an additional fraud literacy quiz you can take to test your knowledge. Click here to begin the quiz. Read the full press release.


COSO Releases Update to Internal Control – Integrated Framework (Framework) for Public Comment

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released a draft update to the Framework for public comment. Previously, COSO had engaged PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) to author changes to the Framework in consideration of the evolving business environment and associated risks since its original publication in 1992. During this process, COSO worked with PwC on the update approaching ways organizations may adapt to increasing complexity and pace of change, mitigate risks to the achievement of objectives, and provide reliable information to support sound decision making. A broad range of professionals from industry as well as representatives and observers from academia, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations have provided a wealth of perspective on how the original Framework can be refreshed. While the Framework retains its core definition of internal control and the five components of a system of internal control, one of the most significant enhancements made is the codification of the original internal control concepts into 17 principles and supporting attributes that further support organizations as they apply judgment in managing risk and improving performance.

The comment period ends March 31, 2012. At which time, the Framework will be revised as necessary. Release of the final Framework is expected by November 2012.

To access the complete Internal Control-Integrated Framework, please visit www.ic.coso.org.

For an overview of the proposed revision, you are invited to attend a webinar hosted jointly by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The IIA. During the Webinar, attendees will hear directly from members of the COSO board and the update taskforce. For more information and to register, click here .


IIA 2011–2012 Chairman of the Board Video: "Assess Our Relevance"

As The IIA’s chief spokesperson and advocate for the internal audit profession worldwide, Denny K. Beran, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CPA, CFE , chose “Assess Our Relevance” as his 2011–2012 Chairman’s theme. He believes that internal auditors must continue to become more relevant to both their stakeholders and their profession.

As he speaks to The IIA’s constituents and 170,000 members around the globe, he will encourage fellow practitioners to assess their own relevance and to strive to be an indispensable asset to their organizations. You can view the chairman’s message on The IIA web site and download a high-resolution copy for your personal viewing.

 



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 March, 2012.  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, 2012. This will be the final report f the chapter year

Employment Opportunities

Orth, Chakler, Murnane & Company, CPAs  (4/19/12)

Audit Position Open…Orth, Chakler, Murnane & Company, CPAs, is an accounting firm providing audit and consulting services to the credit union industry. Due to continued growth, we are looking for a quality, highly motivated professional to join our firm as auditor in our Plano, Texas office. We offer a competitive salary/benefits package with an excellent opportunity for advancement. Financial institution experience is a plus but is not required. Travel in Texas and other states is required for this position.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field.
  • Minimum three years audit, accounting, or financial institution experience.
  • Practical knowledge of processes, risks, and internal controls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, deductive, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Please email your resume to mkoehler@ocmcpa.com


Sabre Holdings  (4/4/12)

 

Sabre Holdings connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry through our three companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre Holdings has approximately 9,000 employees in more than 55 countries. Our teams around the world work together to support travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies and travel suppliers. Our team members are people who take initiative, are resourceful and innovative, and are passionate about what they do. In return for their hard work and dedication, Sabre Holdings provides our employees with countless learning and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance and a fun, yet productive, work environment.


Senior IT Audit

General Description:
Under general direction, responsible for planning, conducting and documenting complex information technology audit projects. Competent to work on all phases of information technology auditing. Leads audit assignments; includes ensuring value added audits are conducted efficiently and effectively. Plan and perform technical risk assessments and audits, both independently and as a team member. Identify opportunities where enhancements to internal controls can be achieved in IT security, operations and development projects. Ensure that processing is efficient and accurate and that systems and procedures are in compliance with corporate standards. Communicate findings and recommendations to management and follow through final resolution.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience.
  • Big 4 Experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
External Auditing Support: SOC/SSAE16 Audit, Continuous Monitoring/Fraud Analysis: Analyzes fraud data and trends, reviews detection rules and processes. SAP/GRC Security
 
Certifications:
CIA OR CISA preferred


Senior Financial Auditor

Purpose of Role:

Lead basic assignments and direct staff in the performance of financial and operational audits. Facilitate and participate in the execution of internal audits including definition of audit scope, control evaluation, testing activities, audit reporting, issue resolution and risk assessment for assigned audit objectives within the operational and financial systems of Sabre.

Job Duties:

  • Perform audits and special reviews of Company functions, processes, business units, contracts and other activities to ensure reliability and integrity of information, proper recording of transactions, safeguarding of assets, compliance with policies and procedures, achievement of operational goals and objectives, and effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Lead basic assignments and direct staff in the performance of audits and special reviews. Assist in employee development and project-specific goal setting and evaluation. Provide feedback on employees to management.
  • Assist with assessing risks and recommending changes to strengthen financial reporting, internal controls or business process controls and operating effectiveness.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Company accounts, financial processes, systems, policies and procedures and maintain technical proficiency with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, auditing standards, trends and best practices.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests to address control issues on new business processes, policies and procedures and provide consultative services to management including exception reporting and analysis.
  • Promote the collection and dissemination of best practices in conjunction with audit activities. Assist in the administration of processes related to assigned functional area, and maintain associated documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years auditing experience.
  • CPA, CIA and/or CISA certification
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Previous public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)
  • MBA or advanced degree in Accounting or Finance

Candidates can apply online at www.sabre.jobs, or send resumes to me at erin.fox@sabre.com.


Dean Foods Company  (3/23/12)

Audit Senior

Job Summary:

The Audit Senior, under general direction of Audit Management, is responsible for independently conducting and documenting complex audit and consulting projects.  Duties include:

  • Leading financial, operational, and compliance related projects
  • Performing all phases of project activities, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up
  • Evaluating process effectiveness related to policies and procedures prescribed by the Company
  • Finding process efficiencies and driving positive change in alignment with organizational objectives
  • Preparing draft reports on project results for Audit Management review
  • Evaluating risk, driving to root cause and determining related impact to the Company
  • Making practical recommendations for process improvement
  • Coordinating with external auditors to reduce level of effort and duplication
  • Providing functional advice and/or training to less-experienced auditors
  • Documenting work product according to professional standards and departmental policy
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or similar business degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of auditing experience in public accounting and/or a corporate internal audit
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience applying audit principles, practices, and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Ability to document, analyze and make improvement recommendations in processes and controls
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing organizational and departmental needs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company, and external stakeholders
  • Relevant certification such as CPA, CIA or similar
  • Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Operations, JDE, Hyperion and ACL experience a plus

Dean Foods Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  M/F/D/V

Main contact:

Theresa Lovelace Masek, PHR
Human Resources | Talent Management
Dean Foods Company
(214) 303-3743 direct
(214) 754.1522 fax
theresa_masek@deanfoods.com

How to apply? via Dean Food’s website at the following link:
https://deanfoods.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/job_search.php


Weaver and Tidwell  (3/11/12)

Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, a leading accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has been in continuous practice for 60 years. Weaver is ranked as the largest regional independent accounting firm in the Southwest by Accounting Today Magazine, and is ranked among the top 50 firms in the nation by Public Accounting Report

At Weaver and Tidwell, LLP, your career journey will be both exciting and challenging. Weaver offers competitive benefits, flexible schedules, top salaries, a business casual environment, and 7 great locations throughout Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Odessa. Whether your interest lies in developing skills in areas such as international tax, forensic accounting, wealth transfer, audits of publicly held companies, green e-attest services for energy companies, or corporate tax work and beyond, find the path that is right for you. Building your career involves the important step of selecting a firm that is not just an employer, but is also an advocate of your personal and professional growth. Weaver and Tidwell, LLP is that advocate, and we are proud to offer our team members an environment surrounded by people who are Driven, Like You.

AUDIT ADVISORY SENIOR- OIL & GAS

Weaver and Tidwell is seeking an Advisory Senior I Associate that will be responsible for day-to-day execution of engagement objectives on Advisory engagements. This role requires the ability to supervise 1-3 Associate staff members. This candidate must possess a greater than basic understanding of the COSO internal framework, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the related requirements of Section 404, GAAP, GASS and IIA Standards. This candidate should also possess a greater than basic understanding of financial reporting, transaction cycles and business processes. CPA or CPA candidate; CIA or CIA candidate required (CPA preferred) with 2-5 years or more of public accounting experience, industry or a combination of public accounting and industry experience. Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; Masters degree preferred. Experience in the Oil & Gas industry is preferred.


IT AUDIT SENIOR

Weaver and Tidwell is seeking an IT Audit Senior Associate that will be responsible for supervising 1-3 Associate staff members.  This candidate must possess a greater than basic understanding of fundamental layers of information systems including network infrastructure, computer operating systems, database management systems, and computer applications.  This candidate should also possess knowledge of IT controls and how they affect the control environment (COBIT, COSO, and related standards are preferred) as well as Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.  CISA or CISA candidate, CIA or CIA candidate, and/or CPA or CPA candidate with 2-4 years or more equivalent auditing experience.  Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; Masters degree preferred.

For immediate consideration for either position, please contact Michelle.Griffin@weaverllp.com or apply online @ http://www.weaverllp.com/Careers.aspx


Sunera  (3/6/12)

Sunera, a leading provider of Audit and IT Audit Services, is currently recruiting for candidates (both full time and temporary) for internal positions and current client needs.  We are currently looking for the following:

Experience:
  • 3+ years of accounting and auditing experience with at least 1 year of public accounting experience is preferred but not required;
  • Experienced with SOX and risk assessment methodologies;
  • Information systems audit experience a plus
Education: 
  • Bachelor or Masters degree with an emphasis in accounting, information systems or finance.
  • Working towards CPA, CIA and/or CISA.
Skills:
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action;
  • 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

Please contact Danny Goldberg for more information to set up an interview @ dgoldberg@sunera.com.


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