The Dallas Chapter - Summer 2007 eNews

Summer 2007

The President’s Letter

Melinda Lokey, President 2007-2008Welcome to the summer edition of e-news!

First I would like to introduce myself to you as the incoming President of the Dallas Chapter.

My name is Melinda Lokey and I am a Director in the Audit Services department at Triad Hospitals. My professional bio includes six years at Triad, four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and three years at a regional CPA firm in Waco, Texas. I graduated from Baylor University in 1994 and became a CPA in 1997. I am currently working to obtain a CIA certification. I live in Flower Mound with my husband and 3-year-old son and enjoy lots of family time and traveling. We are also expecting a baby in September 2007!  Please take a moment at a monthly meeting to find me and introduce yourself – everyone has a story and I enjoy meeting everyone within our diverse membership!

Summer for the Dallas Officers is spent assessing prior year results and planning for the new Chapter year. The Chapter accomplishments for 2006 – 2007 are numerous:

  • Total membership has grown to 2,200 members (that’s 5th largest in the U.S.)!
  • Average meeting attendance has risen almost 15% over the previous year.
  • The SMART conference held in December 2006 and the Fraud Summit held in March 2007 were both sell-outs.
  • 115 continuing education hours offered to Dallas members.

Many thanks go out to each of the volunteers who participated throughout the year and especially to Pamela Krakosky, the outgoing President. Her hard work and leadership were crucial to the success of the Chapter!

Looking forward to 2007 – 2008, the Programs Committee is hard at work planning the upcoming meetings, which includes topics, speakers and venues. This committee is dependent on the efforts of many volunteers so if you’ve thought about getting involved now is the time!

A listing of all active Chapter committees can be found at http://www.dallasiia.org/Committees.htm. Once you have selected the committees you are interested in, please contact Pamela Krakosky at mailto:pkrakosky@verizon.net for more information.

Mark your calendar for two upcoming events!

  • August 2 at Cityplace Conference Center - Chapter meeting featuring Bryan Dodge “How to Build a Better You.”
  • August 17 at University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) School of Management - Internal Audit Thought Leadership Seminar and book signing event.  Six hours of continuing education credit will be offered for $50. These funds will support each of the three universities that participated in the development of the book.

I look forward to meeting you all during the upcoming events!

Sincerely,

Melinda Lokey
2007-2008 President - Dallas Chapter IIA

Chapter News

Please welcome two new Officers to the Chapter - Marc Winandy and Abe Paul!

Marc Winandy, Treasurer, 2007-2008Marc Winandy joined McKesson Corporation in 2006 as the Western Internal Audit Manager, auditing corporate functions and the $91 billion Distribution Solutions segment, which is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in the U.S. and in Canada. Prior to joining McKesson, Marc worked in the Lennox International Audit Department, with internal audit and the year-one SOX responsibilities.

Marc's professional experience also includes three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on internal audit engagements with technology and manufacturing clients. He started his audit career with NationsBank in Dallas, which became Bank of America during his tenure with the company.

Marc graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, as well as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has served over four years on the programs committee for the Dallas IIA Chapter, including a year as co-chair of the committee. Marc has been an active member in the Dallas Chapter since 1996.  Marc will serve as Treasurer for 2007-2008.

Abe Paul, Secretary, 2007-2008Abe Paul joined Tatum (formerly knows as The Controller Group) in 2004, and has assisted various clients with their Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 engagements, including serving as the Interim Director of Internal Audit of a publicly traded accelerated filer. Abe has been involved in establishing a national practice for the SOX service line within firm; co-authoring the firm’s SOX methodology as well as creating various training classes for both internal and client use. Abe came to Tatum after working in the Internal Audit Services practice of KPMG in Dallas, Texas. There, he served as the field team leader for various Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 engagements, leading teams both domestically and internationally.

Prior to joining KPMG, Abe worked in the account management division of Medco Health Solutions in Albany, New York. There he served as primary project lead and liaison for two Fortune 500 companies, responsible for both client relations and client satisfaction. Abe’s professional experience also includes time spent with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked primarily with technology clients, performing audit services.

Abe graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University at Albany in just three years, then went on to complete his Master's in Business Administration there as well. He was also selected to participate in the pilot program for Six Sigma Green Belt certification with the University of Michigan, which he successfully completed. Abe is an accredited Certified Public Accountant and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the IIA. He has served on the program committee for the Dallas Chapter of the IIA since the spring of 2005 as well as serving on the planning committee for the Spring 2007 Fraud Seminar. He has been an active member in the Dallas Chapter since October of 2004. Abe will serve as Secretary for 2007-2008


Interested in Volunteering?

Depending on how much time you are willing to give, we can find a spot for you.  Our volunteers are the reason for the Chapter’s success.  While it takes several volunteers to run the Chapter, there is no task that is too small and all efforts are greatly appreciated.  Many of our volunteers progress on to become officers and board members.

Volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise.  Volunteering can help you:

  • make important networking contacts
  • learn or develop skills
  • help you meet new people
  • make a difference

If you are looking to get more involved in the Dallas Chapter and help give back to the internal audit profession, please contact Pamela Krakosky at pkrakosky@verizon.net.


Certification News - CIA Review Course!

Congratulations to the Newest CIAs, CCSAs, CFSAs, and CGAPs!

A ceremony honoring the newest CIA’s, CCSA’s, CFSA’s, and CGAP’s was held on May 3, 2007

Thank You Proctors!

The Dallas Chapter appreciates the time and effort given by the proctors and their companies!  If you’d like to proctor the exam in November, please contact Toni Messer at tmesser@utdallas.edu.  A big thank you to the proctors who helped at the CIA exam that was held on May 16-17 at UT Dallas:

Brooke Manuel, Southwest Airlines
Claude Williams, Texas Instruments
Danny Kreps, Rent-A-Center
Greg Estes, Texas Instruments
Jason Hillman, Jefferson Wells
Jay Zhang, Texas Instruments
Jennifer Mayes, UT Dallas
Julie Pence, Veterans Health Administration
Kay Hardgrave, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Kelley Evans, Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
Lanita Ray, Dallas Independent School District
Lisa Cudmore, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Lisa Rogers, JCPenney
Meeoak Cho, UT Dallas
Mike Kennedy, JCPenney
Russell Huette, Jefferson Wells
Victor Rivas, Jefferson Wells
William Villegas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Upcoming CIA Review Courses!

The CIA review course registration information can now be found on the Dallas Chapter Web site:  http://www.dallasiia.org/CIA_Review_F07.htm  the dates are September 5-8, 2007

The next Dallas Chapter review courses, featuring live training by Dr. Glen Sumners of Louisiana State University, will be offered as follows at UT Dallas:

  • March 28-31, 2008
  • September 5-8, 2008
CIA and Other Specialty Exams – November 14-15 , 2007

CIA and other specialty exams will be held in the UTD School of Management (SOM) Building, Room 1.502. For information on how to get to UTD and nearby hotels, please see http://www.utdallas.edu/visitors-index.html. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the exam to allow time for parking and room assignment. If you enter via the University Parkway entrance, a guard will give you a parking pass and direct you to the SOM building.

Reminder…New Computer-based Testing Begins February 2008

Visit the IIA’s Web site for more information: www.theiia.org.

The IIA Announces New CIA Exam Preparation Materials

The IIA Announces New CIA Learning System™
In response to market demand for a premier-quality Certified Internal Auditor© (CIA©) exam preparation tool, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is proud to announce its development of The IIA CIA Learning System. The CIA Learning System was developed by CIA-certified subject matter experts and includes:

  • An interactive print and Web-based self-study program based on the CIA exam outline.
  • Comprehensive and flexible training to CIA candidates worldwide.
  • A self-assessment tool to tailor studies.

Framework for Successful CIA Exam Preparation
The printed modules teach the CIA content corresponding to the four parts of the CIA exam. The interactive software, also broken into the four exam parts, offers review and testing features along with additional resources and progress reports. Customers can order The IIA CIA Learning System as a full program or as individual parts.

Build Exam-day Confidence
With IIA CIA Intensive Review Seminars To supplement learning and build exam day confidence, The IIA will be offering CIA Learning System intensive review seminars in seven U.S. cities in Fall 2007. These courses will provide a customized, intensive review of the key components of the CIA exam and will be offered over four days — one day per part of the exam.

If you would like to receive periodic updates about The IIA CIA Learning System, visit www.learncia.com and select the Update News menu option.

Order Now to Prepare for the May CIA Exam!
If you are planning to take the CIA exam this year, now is the time to begin preparing and there’s no better way than through The IIA CIA Learning System. Orders began shipping April 1st, so place your order today. Visit www.learncia.com or call 1-877-442-2425.


Internal Audit Education Moves Forward

We completed our fourth year of the Internal Audit program at UT Dallas.  We accomplished a lot with the past four years with collaboration with the Dallas Chapter.  This coming year you will see many new things happening around the country related to Internal Audit education.  One that will have a much bigger impact than originally planned is the new book that will be used by most schools for Internal Audit education - Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services.  This project was funded and published by IIA Research Foundation.  You all have the opportunity to attend the North American kickoff on August 17 at UT Dallas which will feature all the authors.  Details for the event can be found in this newsletter and registration is on the Chapter Web site.  Be sure to register early.  

In talking to many educators around the globe the one thing many of them have been waiting for is a new contemporary internal audit book that could be used in the classroom.  UT Dallas and UT Austin piloted the book during this past year prior to going to print this month.  You will see internal audit taught at significantly more schools throughout the U.S.

We are adding to the program at UTD with a new Advanced Auditing course that will target training concepts for audit seniors and managers.  This course will compliment our unique offerings in Audit Software and Forensic Accounting Investigations.   An Assistant Director-Chris Lindsteadt will join the program in the fall semester teaching external audit along with advising students on career planning.

IIA International expanded its Academic Relations area this last summer by rolling out a new Internal Auditing Education Partnership program with the new logo shown above.  You will be hearing and seeing a lot more about this program in the future.  If you haven’t visited the IIA International Academic Relations Web site lately it has been significantly updated and is at www.theiia.org/academic.  You can find a wealth of information about promoting internal audit along with the status of the various programs around the globe.  If you go to the IIA International Conference in Amsterdam this year there is an entire track of Education and Practitioners working together which is new and planned to be an annual track at the International Conference.

So you think all this just happens by chance or without a strategy?  The focus on internal audit education has been a strategic directive of the IIA for a number of years.  It has taken some time to get things in place and now you will see the impact of this strategic direction.  You can find this and other strategic directives of the IIA at www.theiia.org.

If you are interested in recruiting on campus or assisting the program, contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.  We are always looking for additional interesting site tours and always welcome sponsors for our Wednesday receptions.  Recruiting will start in September and we plan on a whole new crop of potential students.


Dallas Chapter Survey Results

Some highlights from the survey include:

97% of you rated overall member satisfaction as “Excellent” or “Good”

Chapter Meetings

  • 68% prefer Thursday
  • 74% prefer the meeting on the 1st or 2nd week of the month
  • The most common reason members did not attend a chapter meeting was due to a conflict with other activities
  • Both Brookhaven and Cityplace were overall rated “Good”
  • 50% prefer a north or far north location and 24% prefer a southern location.
  • 61% are not interested in a breakfast meeting

The winners of the IIA Conference and the $50 AMEX gift card are:

2007 IIA Conference
Rachel Seastrunk, Baylor Health Care System

$50 American Express gift card
Clinton Jenkins, Ernst and Young

Thanks to everyone who completed the Member Survey!


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 May 1. 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 July 15, 2007. Contact Gwen Land gwen_land@jeffersonwells.com if you have any questions.

Seminars

Latest in IA Thought Leadership August 17, 2007 @ UT Dallas School of Mgmt

Special event at UTD to launch a new book sponsored by the IIA! This contemporary, state-of-the-art textbook provides the fundamental knowledge needed to succeed as entry-level internal audit professionals. A collaborative effort by educators and practitioners created to reflect 21st century real-world auditing. Contents include internal auditing theory, concepts, and applications – all intended to help users to begin to think like auditors.

Featuring the Authors as Speakers Sign Up Early – Free copies of the book will be available to the first 75 who sign up and pay!

This Event is sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP

Event Details - Registration - Contribution The day will begin with registration and continental breakfast starting at 7:45 am with the kickoff speaker starting at 8:30 am. In the morning you will hear from the co-authors on areas covered in the new book due for release in Amsterdam at the IIA International Conference. You will also have a unique opportunity to have all six authors sign copies of the book at the event. They will also hold additional sessions in the afternoon on emerging topics of interest. The event will conclude at 3 pm with a short reception to follow.

Registration - Contribution A contribution of $50 is required for registration to this event. All proceeds from this event are a contribution to the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF) and are designated to the three Internal Audit programs represented by three of the authors-Friends University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Texas at Dallas. All payment however will be through the IIA Dallas Chapter. Registration is at dallasiia.org/Semimar_Reserve.htm

Payment Details Payment is due at time of registration. You may charge your registration by using PayPal or mail your check, made payable to IIA Dallas Chapter, with your registration form to: IIA Dallas Chapter, P. O. Box 261747, Dallas, TX 75026-1747. Only those paid in advance are eligible to receive a free copy of the book.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and a reception. The first 50 that sign up also receive a free copy of the book priced at $75 for IIA members and $105 for members. Copies of the book will also be available at a reduced price.


On behalf of the IIA’s 2007 Southern Regional Conference Coordinating Committee and the Austin Chapter, we’d like to invite you to attend this year’s conference at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas.

We have a great conference scheduled, featuring four informative tracks:

  • Governance – “Tone at the Top”
  • Information Technology and Information Management
  • Risk Management
  • CGAP Review

The CGAP review track is designed as a 16-hour review that starts on Sunday afternoon, culminating with the option for you to take the exam on site Wednesday morning. If you sign up for the review track, you may also attend the Monday and Tuesday general sessions and luncheons.

The “fun” activities start on Sunday evening with a pool-side reception, and continue on to Monday evening when we will provide transportation to either the downtown area for fine dining and live music, or a family-style barbeque restaurant in the hill country.
Tuesday evening’s “gala” will be a “Texas-style” evening at the Bob Bullock museum of Texas History. Along with a buffet and cash bar, you’ll have access to three floors of exhibits and the Texas Spirit Theatre, an interactive multi-media experience focusing on the “stories of determination, perseverance, and triumph that have formed the Texas spirit."

In addition to the conference, we are pleased to announce that The IIA will present a free Internal Audit Educator’s forum on Sunday. On Wednesday afternoon, the Sloan Foundation will offer a workshop on Performance Measurement for a small additional fee.
We hope to see you in Austin!

Robert Cates, CIA Robert Elizondo, CIA, CGAP
Conference Co-Chair Conference Co-Chair

Career Opportunities

Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily?  Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database.  We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match.  We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.  If you have any questions, please contact Greg Dubis at 972-431-5946 or send him an e-mail at gdubis@jcpenney.com.  We look forward to helping you.


Temple-Inland  (6/21/07)

Temple-Inland

Temple-Inland operates four business segments: corrugated packaging, forest products, real estate and financial services. These businesses are focused on domestic markets in the United States and Mexico, and the company’s products serve every segment of the population. Our headquarters are in Austin, Texas, and we have approximately 16,000 employees throughout North America. Together, the Corrugated Packaging, Forest Products, Real Estate and Financial Services operations create a company that is ranked among the top 500 U.S. companies by Fortune magazine. Please visit www.templeinland.com for more information.

Job Title: Operational Auditor, Sr.
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Internal Audit
City/State: Austin, TX
Job Requisition#: 22409
Date Opened: 31-May-2007

JOB DESCRIPTION
Responsible for performing audit procedures and SOX tests for shared services center and manufacturing operating divisions. Develop audit programs as required. Examine, verify and appraise records, reports, systems and procedures as required by audit assignments. Identify control deficiencies; develop and complete appropriate test procedures for the area under review; assess risks; recommend system improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness of controls; report audit findings to management and obtain management action plans (MAPS) for control improvements. Create and maintain flowchart business processes. Assist in planning, tracking time, budgeting, and scheduling. Serve as audit team lead to coordinate the audit process with the Operational Audit Manager or IT Audit Manager. Assist in department support activities including scorecard monitoring. Works toward obtaining department KPI’s as directed by management. Position reports to Operational Audit Manager.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
B.S. or B.A. in Accounting/Finance required. Experience in Accounting, Internal Auditing, or business related field. 3 - 5 years related experience and/or internship in Internal Auditing. Prefer Graduate Degree: MBA, PPA or MS. Prefer certifications: CPA, CIA, or CISA. Should possess strong communication, presentation, time management, and organizational skills. Required to travel approximately 40% to Company’s domestic locations and some international locations.

COMPENSATION:
Competitive base, variable bonus, full benefits (PPO, matching 401k, tuition reimbursement, etc.)

To Apply, Please Visit:  https://www.templeinland.com/Careers/secure/JobDetail.aspx?rq=22409


University of Texas at Arlington  (6/12/07)

University of Texas at Arlington
SENIOR AUDITOR (07-05-17-01-9134)

Hiring department: INTERNAL AUDIT
Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM; some travel required for continuing education.
Monthly salary: $3,750.00 negotiable depending on qualifications; excellent benefits

Purpose of position
Works alone or participates as a member of an audit team (or teams) of internal auditors performing audit field work in support of operational, financial, compliance audits or evaluating systems of internal control.

Essential functions
Works in support of the Audit Manager and/or the Director of Internal Audit. Provides assistance to the Audit Manager and/or the Director in planning, coordination and participating in internal audit work performed at the University. Plans and performs audits by surveying activities, developing audit programs, preparing audit work papers, and evaluating internal controls and institutional compliance programs. Facilitates communication of audit results through written reports and oral presentations. Complies with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics adopted by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Monitors and weekly reports time spent on audit assignments and other duties; assists with special projects; prepares audit reports; reviews audit reports which have been prepared by other members of the UT Arlington Internal Audit Staff. Helps to develop and supervise Staff Auditors by setting performance goals, monitoring performance, providing feedback, and documenting performance. Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, management, or information systems. 3 years previous relevant experience in accounting or auditing position(s) within a public or private college or university, a state or federal agency, an accounting/auditing firm, or with a corporation. High ethical standards and values. Ability to organize and direct major work activities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team. Working knowledge of the principles and practice of accounting and auditing. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred qualifications
IT auditing experience. Current Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Information Systems Auditor. Ability to effectively use a personal computer and a solid working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software commonly used in a modern audit or business office, and the ability to use email on a regular basis as a business communication tool. Experience working with modern, sophisticated, computer-based accounting and financial reporting systems in a large, complex organization.

Working conditions
Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Climbing of stairs. Security Sensitive; criminal background check conducted.

Application instructions Applicants MUST apply online at www.uta.edu/jobs. For questions and assistance, call 817-272-3461. This job may close at any time. Please check www.uta.edu/jobs for a list of currently open positions. UTA is an EO/AAE.


Chase Paymentech Solutions  (6/12/07)

Chase Paymentech Solutions is the world’s largest merchant acquirer accepting payments via traditional point of sale, hospitality, Internet, retail, catalogue and recurring billing. We are a privately held company that is an end-to-end processor for merchants of all sizes and industries. Chase Paymentech processed 18 billion transactions in 2006, with more than $660 billion in annual bankcard and debit volume in both the United States and Canada. With revenues in excess of $1.1 billion for 2006, we are a financially strong and stable company.

INTERNAL AUDITOR

Description:
The Internal Auditor with assist with the planning and execution of audit and consulting work as directed by the Director, Internal Audit.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning and directing financial control audits and operational audits to assure protection of assets and adherence to established company policies and procedures.
  • Reports results and audits to management and makes specific recommendations for corrective action.
  • Performs follow-ups on audit recommendations to determine whether corrective action has been taken.
  • Plans, coordinates, and provides assistance to external auditors and assessors.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting, finance, or other related business field with three years of experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • CIA, CPA, or CMA preferred.
  • Skilled with spreadsheet software.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to synthesize complex information from diverse sources into coherent reports.
  • Strong mathematical and accounting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Please contact Katy Jones at 214-849-2069 or katy.jones@chasepaymentech.com


We are also looking for an IT Auditor to participate in the planning and execution of all Information Technology audit and consulting work and assists in the execution of other internal audit functions.

IT AUDITOR

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes technical, operational, and compliance audits to assure protection of assets and adherence to card association regulations, network requirements, and established company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for identifying technology risks and independently evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of information technology infrastructure and application controls including security and internal controls.
  • Performs detailed reviews to test the efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls and prepares workpapers that document the understanding of audit areas by performing activities such as interviewing, writing narratives, describing transactions, gathering evidence, and updating other permanent audit files.
  • Assists in coordinating and providing assistance to the OCC, security assessors, and external auditors during the examinations, SAS 70 reviews, network security assessments, annual audit, and interim reviews.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting, finance, information systems, or other related business field with three years of information technology audit experience.
  • CISA (or completion of the CISA examination awaiting requisite information technology audit experience for certification) required and CIA preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors as well as generally accepted Information systems audit standards, statements and practices, and security and control practices.
  • Considerable skill in assessing the effectiveness of internal controls over key IT risks, identifying significant exposures, analyzing transactions and other management information and detecting changes in key risks and/or control effectiveness.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.

Please contact Katy Jones at 214-849-2069 or katy.jones@chasepaymentech.com


Griffin Consulting Search Group  (6/11/07)

Griffin Consulting Search Group is an Independent Boutique Recruiting Firm specializing in the placement of Audit and Accounting professionals.

Here are a couple of our most urgent needs:

FORTUNE 200 CLIENT- LAS COLINAS:
Leading global health and hygiene company with Corporate HQ in DFW and employing more than 55,000 people worldwide and posted sales of over $16 billion in 2006.

  • As part of their Audit team you will be exposed to their diverse global operations (manufacturing in 37 countries and sell in 150 countries)
  • Audit department has a strong history of providing great people to the organization, typically rotating into the business after 18-24 months, and is where their current CEO started his career!
  • They develop their employees into leaders by providing powerful learning and mentoring opportunities.

POSITIONS: All Audit positions require willingness to travel 25-50% (Domestic and International) and to be open to possibility of eventually relocating to advance your career.

(4) STAFF/SENIOR AUDITOR- ($55- 85k- 4 positions available) - 2+ yrs Audit exp, CPA or CPA Candidate

FRAUD EXAMINER- ($70-100K) - CPA and/or CFE with 3-5+ yrs exp as a fraud examiner with public accounting and/or industry internal audit

AUDIT MANAGER- ($90-125K) - CPA with 7-10+ yrs exp managing audits and people, within public accounting and/or industry internal audit. Not looking for Career Auditor! Candidate will have varied Financial Exp and desire to leverage position as entry into Business Mgmt.

40 YR OLD DALLAS CPA FIRM:
With over 65 professionals, our client ranks in the top 15 CPA firms in the DFW Metroplex in delivering quality tax, audit, consulting, and other accounting services.

  • Provides a family-friendly environment by helping you realize your career aspirations while balancing your personal commitments.
  • Offers paid over-time and limits the number of working hours during busy season!
  • The Assurance & Advisory (A&A) Services group does not opine on public companies allowing them to function in a more advisory capacity, therefore you will gain exposure to all the accounting functional areas, not just internal controls.
  • Majority of their clients are local, therefore travel is limited generally to the DFW area
  • Offers opportunity to work with a broad base of companies including manufacturing, real estate, health care, legal, not for profit and financial services.
  • Unique opportunity to fast track your Partner path due to explosive growth in their A&A Group.

POSITIONS:

(2) EXPERIENCED STAFF/MANAGER- (to $90k BASE+ PAID OT)- CPA with 3+ yrs Audit exp, including external public audit experience within the last 2-3 years

Full job descriptions can be found at www.gcsearchgroup.com - JOBS PAGE. Anyone interested is asked to submit their resume through the website or email to Mgriffin@gcsearchgroup.com for immediate consideration.


Sumrall Consultants, Inc.  (6/11/07)

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR
IRVING LOCATION
SALARY PLUS 25% BONUS

This Fortune 500 company has been listed as one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the US and one of the most admired companies for the last three years. Forbes Magazine been listed as one of the best-managed companies in 2006.

  • The successful candidate should have 4 to 6 years’ experience.
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Ability to travel 40%.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and project management skills.
  • Certifications or should commit to attaining a certification within a year.
  • Audit Team focus is operational, financial, compliance, and IT Audits.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OR OTHER POSITIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
Virginia Sumrall, CPC
Sumrall Consultants, Inc.
Established in 1972
Dallas, Texas
(972)386-4486
sumrall@airmail.net


DFW International Airport  (6/7/07)

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,900 flights per day and serving 60 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 134 domestic and 36 international destinations worldwide.

Assistant Director – Audit Services

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Director of Audit Services, the Assistant Director guides, supervises, and assists 12 managers and auditors who perform professional-level audit work. Work requires considerable expertise in the areas of internal and external auditing, including financial and operational audits. Work is conducted independently within established Airport Board policies and procedures and within professional guidelines for government and internal auditing. This individual exercises initiative and judgment in developing methods and procedures and directing activities of the Audit staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; six years of progressively responsible, professional-level auditing experience; four years of supervisory audit experience; current certification as a Certified Public Accountant; and possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

DESIRED SKILLS: Excellent organization, project management, and writing skills. Previous experience running the day-to-day operations of a similar sized audit department or group.

Senior Business Ethics Auditor

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of audit management, the Senior Business Ethics Auditor programs and performs professional-level investigative and audit work to assist the Board of Directors and management.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and three years of experience performing formal investigative work under professional standards. Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, current or past TCLEOSE license, or current or past federal law enforcement agent. Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

We offer excellent benefits and flexible work schedules with very limited travel. For more information and to apply online, visit our website at www.dfwairport.com. Click on the EMPLOYMENT icon.


Southwest Airlines  (6/7/07)


AT&T  (4/3/07)

Corporate Auditor
Dallas, TX

An exciting opportunity to advance your career with the World’s Most Admired Telecommunications Company, AT&T. As a Corporate Auditor you will be responsible for planning and performing reviews of business operations and evaluating internal controls that result in cost-effective, value-added audits. Additional challenges include developing innovative audit plans based on risk analysis, testing and evaluating key business controls and communicating audit results to various levels of management. This position allows exposure and potential transition to other business units within AT&T across a wide range of operations and locations. There is 10-20% travel associated with this position.

Qualified candidates have a minimum of 2 years experience in Public or Industry audit along with a functional business understanding in some of the areas of sales, finance, procurement, billing, inventory management, risk analysis, information systems, network, marketing, customer service and operations. The selected candidate will have strong critical thinking and analytical skills coupled with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication expertise. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel along with the ability to adjust to a constantly changing environment are necessary in this role. The final candidate will also possess a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business; however, a CPA, CIA, or CFE is most desirable.

At the AT&T family of companies, our success depends on the determination and dedication of our employees, and it's important that our employees know we value them. We recognize that work is just one of many important things in your life and your needs may change over time. So we've designed a benefits package that allows our employees to plan for their future, offering protection and value today and tomorrow.

Not only does the AT&T family of companies offer excellent compensation packages, but we also have outstanding benefits (medical/dental/vision insurance, education assistance, family care benefits, pension, savings plan), and an environment conducive to personal and professional growth.

If interested, please submit your resume to zc2716@att.com. Please reference Dallas, TX Corporate Auditor position.

AT&T Communications Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified candidates will receive full and fair consideration for employment.


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