eNews - June 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May Social: Celebrating
Internal Audit Awareness
with Ft Worth IIA

Sponsored by

Schedule:
Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 2: 10:45 - 11:45 am
Lunch: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Baseball Game start at 1:05 pm

Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force (“FRAT Force”)
Susana Franco, Director Forensic and Valuation Services, Grant Thornton, LLP
Greg Shanabrook, Manager Forensic and Valuation Services, Grant Thornton, LLP
Arnold Spencer, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Summary and Objectives: This training will provide an overview of the emerging developments and trends in enforcement and examinations at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to financial statement fraud.  The SEC continues to broadcast their renewed commitment to the investigation and enforcement actions in the area of accounting and financial disclosure fraud.  Traditionally, enforcement actions in this area have been the hallmark of the SEC but have decreased as a proportion of investigations in recent years.

Responding to public criticism, the SEC has launched several new initiatives including the Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force (FRAT) and a ‘transformational’ overhaul of their technology and risk scoring at their Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics (CRQA). This training will provide an overview of the emerging developments and trends in the SEC enforcement and examinations specifically the event leading up to the formation of the FRAT Force and recent developments and actions taken.

Based on our experience in the marketplace, Grant Thornton and Akin Gump will provide attendees with:

  • Understanding of these new SEC initiatives,
  • Ability to identify and discuss examples red flags and common “problem areas” of financial statements facing higher SEC scrutiny, and
  • Discussion of pro-active actions that can be taken by to stay off the SEC’s radar.

No prerequisites required.

Susana Franco, MBA, CFE, CAMS has over 12 years experience in the field of Forensic Accounting consulting, she joined Grant Thornton in September 2006 after spending over 4 years with a Big Four accounting firm.  Her experience includes accounting and employee fraud and misconduct investigations, accounting analysis to support expert testimony on damages, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, money laundering investigations, and Anti‑Money Laundering Compliance monitoring engagements. In addition, her work with employee fraud and misconduct has given her an opportunity to work and travel abroad while assisting companies with investigations of their international subsidiaries.

Greg Shanabrook, CPA, CFE is part of Grant Thornton’s Forensic and Valuation Services practice with over six years of experience across the fields of fraud investigation, forensic accounting and audit in both the United States and Australia. Greg has been a lead investigator for numerous engagements across multiple jurisdictions including fraud, corruption and asset tracing. Through roles in both external and internal audit, Greg has gained experience across fraud identification, investigation and prevention, business control and risk assessment in environments ranging from small family enterprises to large international corporations. Currently Greg oversees a diverse portfolio of work in complex financial matters related to civil and criminal proceedings, investigations, matrimonial and shareholder disputes.

Arnold Spencer, J.D. a former First Assistant and Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas, is a partner in the white collar practice in the firm’s Dallas office. He concentrates his practice on investigations and criminal prosecutions involving fraud and corruption. Mr. Spencer is a trial lawyer. He has prosecuted and defended more than twenty-five trials in federal and state courts. Mr. Spencer has successfully defended companies and executives accused of fraud, financial mismanagement and corruption and has also counseled and defended companies in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and anti-money laundering allegations.

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Session II 10:30am - 11:30am

Grant Thornton’s 2014 Chief Audit Executive Survey Results
Priya Sarjoo, Managing Director – Business Advisory Services, Grant Thornton, LLP

Summaty & Objectives:  Grant Thornton's fourth annual survey of more than 400 Chief Audit Executives from U.S. organizations finds that they are facing the realities of a greater compliance burden. In this presentation, hear how savvy CAEs bring value to their organizations in the face of increasing regulatory demands on their time and resources.

In this year's survey, we asked respondents a number of questions aimed at gathering important information on how they feel about various tactics to leverage existing resources. This presentation highlights ways to maximize internal audit efficiency through the right mix of tools and strategy for your organization.

Learning objectives:

  • Assess opportunities your organization has to leverage existing resources, such as technology and data analytics, to create value for the business.
  • Identify best practices for streamlining controls testing across multiple compliance requirements.
  • Discuss how to build and adhere to a solid internal audit approach around third party risk.
  • Identify opportunities to upgrade staff skills.

No prerequisites required.

Priya Sarjoo, CIA leads Grant Thornton’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution in the Central Region.  She has more than 18 years of experience in accounting, internal controls and business process improvement within a variety of industries including financial services, manufacturing, distribution, consumer and industrial products, government, not-for-profit, and hospitality. 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.   Priya has also worked with clients to help improve usage of their information technology business systems.  She has identified inefficiencies and gaps in client processes and helped design processes which improved client use of existing technology.  She has also provided risk management and internal audit services including risk assessments, audit scoping, audit plan development, audit executing and reporting, to companies in a variety of industries. 

1 Hour Continuing Professional Education.


Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers - 1:05 PM


Meeting Location

Globe Life Park in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011

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Contact:
Pamela Krakosky
reservations@dallasiia.org

May 2015 Social Meeting Prices:

  • Dallas IIA Member $55
  • Other IIA Member or Non-member $65

NO WALK-INs will be allowed. Price includes up to 2 CPE and game ticket; there is no prorated price for attending just one of the meeting day sessions.

Reservations & Payment must be received by 5:00 on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Current Cancellation date: 5:00p Friday, May 8, 2015

  • You can cancel online until the current cancellation date and receive 100% refund. If you do not cancel by the deadline, you may send a substitute in your place after notifying reservations@dallasiia.org.
  • The substitute may be required to pay an additional fee which would depend on their membership status (Member, Student Member or Non-Member). To cancel your registration after the cancellation date, please send an email to CANCEL@dallasiia.org .

Chapter News

The City of Dallas has officially proclaimed the month of May as International Internal Audit Awareness Month!

Check out the official documentation

 

 

 

 

 

 


Attention all Chapter Members - Officer/BOG Election on May 21st!

As part of our annual process, the Dallas IIA is conducting an election on May 21, 2014 for Chapter officer and Board of Governor (BOG) slots. Each officer elected will serve a one-year term and each BOG will serve a three year term starting June 1, 2014. All qualified candidates have committed to serve if elected.

The Board of Governors and its Nominations and Elections Committee believe the skills, qualities, attributes and experience of the nominees provide the Chapter with a diverse range of perspectives to engage each other and chapter leadership to effectively address the Chapter’s evolving needs and best interests. If you are an active chapter member, it is important that you exercise your right to vote and select the individuals that you feel would best serve the Chapter.

Listed below are the Officer and BOG nominees:

Officers
  • President – Joseph Mauriello from BDO
  • 1st Vice President – Chris Mowery from Eagle Materials
  • 2nd Vice President – Mandi Church from DART
  • Treasurer – Teresa Lin from Grant Thornton
  • Secretary – LaToya Duncan from Dex Media
Board of Governors:
  • Brian Amend from UHY
  • Corinne Bryan from Chase Paymentech Solution
  • Katherine Findlay from Southwest Airlines
  • Tom Keils from Builders FirstSource, Inc.
  • David Price from CEC Entertainment
  • Manny Rosenfeld from MoneyGram
  • Vickie Tesmer from American Heart
  • Marc Winandy from Overhead Door Corporation

We have created a Voting Guide, which provides helpful information regarding each nominee.  Please review this information prior to the election so that you can make an educated decision.

Also study the Election Procedures so that you will understand the process by which this election is governed.

Each active member attending the election at the May 21st monthly meeting will be issued one ballot.  An alternative voting method will be allowed for those who can’t attend that meeting and wish to vote absentee.  Stay tuned for more information regarding absentee voting.

If you have a question regarding the election process please send an email to Greg Estes, Nominations/Elections Committee Chair at gestes@fossil.com.   If you have a complaint, please send an email to Abe Paul, Appeals/Complaints Sub Committee Chair, at abe.paul@kcc.com.


Dallas IIA Social Media

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This year is the Dallas IIA’s 65th Anniversary, and we encourage you to celebrate with us this year at our monthly meetings and conferences! Please use the hashtag #DIIA65 to post about this incredible anniversary. We encourage you to submit Dallas IIA photos, stories, memories, or anything else using the hashtag #DIIA65, so that we may celebrate together!

We are proud to announce that the Board of Governors approved our very own Dallas IIA Social Media Policy! We encourage all of our members to read the policy and become familiar with it! - Social Media Policy

Don’t forget: the month of May is Internal Audit Awareness month! Join us in raising awareness and advocate the profession at you company or firm today!

IIA Leadership Academy

The chapter officers had the opportunity to attend the IIA Leadership Academy in Orlando, FL. The training was a fast-paced 3 days filled with motivational speakers, collaborative sessions, and networking opportunities! IIA chapter leaders throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Guyana attended. The Dallas officers were able to share and gain valuable insight and ideas from other chapter leaders, district advisors, district representatives, and IIA staff.
 

Pictured above:  Left to right (back row): Joseph Mauriello, Latoya Duncan, Mandi Church, Teresa Lin, Chris Mowery



News from UT Dallas

http://som.utdallas.edu/iaepThe UT Dallas Center for Internal Auditing closed out a busy and productive school year.  Many of our students are graduating in May and moving on to great full-time careers.  Our current students are starting summer internships in internal auditing positions.  We ended the semester with a fun event at Top Golf.  In addition, we have been heavily recruiting new students to our program for the fall semester.  Thank you all for supporting our program this year through hosting a student chapter meeting, recruiting our students, and attending the Fraud Conference!  Mark your calendars for March 26 and March 27, 2015 for the 10th Annual Fraud Summit.  We already have some great workshops planned.

If you are interested in recruiting our talented students or hosting a student chapter meeting in the fall semester, please contact Mark Salamasick at mark.salamasick@utdallas.edu.  We have many new students who are joining the chapter and getting ready to start careers in internal audit.


IIA Research Foundation

The CRMA® Exam Study Guide, 1st Edition is available.  It compiles the comprehensive review material that you will need to prepare for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA®) exam.  Crucial information is presented in this one-of-a-kind study guide for each of the four official exam domains:

I: Organizational governance related to risk management
II: Principles of risk management processes
III: Assurance role of the internal auditor
IV: Consulting role of the internal auditor

Written and reviewed by an international team of practitioners and academics, the study materials are designed for a global audience.  Included are sample CRMA exam practice questions with suggested solutions, the exam syllabus, and a list of supplementary study materials.

With current information and trends, explanatory examples, and useful figures and tables, the CRMA® Exam Study Guide will not only serve as an aid to taking the exam but will also enhance your knowledge of risk management assurance for audit-related activity.

The book can be ordered online at: http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/crma-exam-study-guide-1st-edition-1669.cfm.  (Item number 1130, member price - $75, non-member price - $85).  The item can also be ordered as an e-book at:  http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/crma-exam-study-guide-1st-edition-ebook-1807.cfm.  (Item number 1130.ep, member price - $70, non-member price - $80).


Almost Free Seminar
UTD Jindal School of Management

Friday, August 8, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration begins at 7:30am

Writing to Achieve Results
Bill Woodington, CPA, CIA, and CRMA, Woodington Training Solutions LLC

Objective:

This class is for all individuals who desire to improve their business writing skills.

Class topics include:

  • Discover the building blocks of writing to achieve results
  • Use the building blocks to evaluate all forms of writing
  • Practice using the mindmapping tool for organizing your thoughts
  • Determining audience and purpose
  • Using transparent structure
  • Practice cutting the clutter and editing run-on sentences
  • Learn the difference between and uses of writing in active vs. passive voice
  • Using proper grammar: agreement with antecedents, subject/verb, parallel construction
  • Practice using a grammar reference manual to edit your own writing
  • Learn the basic components of editing and proofreading
  • Learn how to avoid the mistakes of using email

Attendees at all levels will assess and lean to improve their business writing.

Biography:

Bill Woodington, CPA, CIA, and CRMA, spent 18 years managing the Learning & Development (L&D) function for Wells Fargo Audit & Security, and is based in Minneapolis.  He is a CPA, CIA, and CRMA, with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Finance.  Bill is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).  He spent four years as an Audit Specialist supervising audit projects prior to moving into L&D.  Prior to that, Bill worked for First Bank System and Deloitte & Touche.  Bill was responsible for teaching the core curriculum classes (New Hire Orientation, Auditor In-Charge Training, CIA Exam Review, Effective Writing, Situational Leadership, and Leadership 101) to Wells Fargo’s Audit staff.  He was also responsible for developing and delivering virtual training related to audit topics, and managing Audit & Security University at Wells Fargo.  Bill has taught seminars for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and MIS Training Institute (MISTI).  He is certified by the IIA to teach CIA Exam Review.  He is also certified by the Ken Blanchard Companies to teach Situational Leadership IIA.

Event CPE Details:

Number of CPE hours: 8
Prerequisites Required: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live
You must sign in at the conference to receive CPE credit.
An online CPE certificate will be available to print after you have completed the online evaluation survey.

Registration to open in CVENT on June 1st!

Let’s Celebrate! May is International Internal Audit Awareness Month

As an internal audit professional, you play an important role in raising awareness and elevating the profession. Whether you are an active IIA member or new to internal auditing, there’s something you can do to raise awareness.

For example, you can customize your email signature and social media accounts with the International Internal Audit Awareness Month digital icon (depicted at right). You can hold a lunch-and-learn in your workplace to dispel myths about internal auditing and explain the value that a well-resourced, independent internal audit function can provide. You can also distribute sweet treats or tokens to coworkers with an educational flier about the profession.

Don’t let the opportunity pass to advocate the importance of internal auditing to your coworkers and other stakeholders. For additional ideas, sample programs, tips, and templates, download the free Building Awareness Toolkit from The IIA’s website.


All in a Day’s Work

The IIA recently updated “All in a Day’s Work,” a downloadable PDF designed to help internal auditors explain what they do to friends, coworkers, and stakeholders. Click here to access this and other helpful tools for promoting the profession.

 


Community Service

We would like to thank the volunteers that participated at the April Junior Achievement Event at the Cesar Chavez Elementary school. The Dallas IIA had ten volunteers and had the privilege of reading stories and explaining the various uses of money to the kindergarten to 2nd grade classes.


Left to right (back row): Tony Mayorga, Robert Sherrill, Chris Eidd, Chris Mowery, and Chris Lewis
Left to right (front row): Shakeya McDow, Nina del Castillo, Lilia Pagan, Sheba Kuruvilla and Vickie Tesmer


Certification Programs

Certification News from the IIA

New Documentation Requirements for IIA Certifications Now in Effect

Individuals who plan to apply for any IIA certification program should take note of the new documentation requirements that became effective Jan.1, 2014.

The IIA must have the following documents on file prior to a candidate being granted “Approved” status and able to register or sit for IIA certification exams:

  • Proof of identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport, driver’s license, or national identity card. The identification must be current (not expired) and contain the candidate’s photograph.
  • Proof of education in the form of a copy of the degree(s) or transcripts.
  • A Character Reference Form completed and signed by an active IIA-certified individual, a current or prior supervisor, or the candidate’s current professor.

The documents must be transmitted to The IIA via the Document Upload Portal.
 
For complete details, process, instructions, and forms for each certification, please visit www.theiia.org/certification.

CPE Reporting and Inactive Grace Period:

Individuals possessing an IIA designation who failed to report sufficient CPE by the required deadline of Dec. 31, 2013 now have a status of Inactive−Grace Period for each designation for which they failed to report.

Individuals who earned the appropriate number of credits for their respective credential(s) during the period ending Dec. 31, 2013, but missed the reporting deadline, may now report their CPE and reinstate their Certified status. Individuals who DID NOT earn the appropriate number of credits by the end of 2013 can reinstate their Certified status provided they earn and report sufficient CPE by June 30, 2014.

Learn more about the steps necessary to earn and report CPE compliance for 2013, and reinstate credentials that may now be in the Inactive−Grace Period status.

More Choices for Exam Registration Extensions:

The IIA has expanded the registration extension options for certification candidates and now offers three options for candidates to consider when extending exam registrations. Those candidates who wish to extend their exam registration period may now choose a timeframe ranging from 30 to 90 days with varying fees:

  • 30-day extension: US $50 fee
  • 60-day extension: US $75 fee
  • 90-day extension: US $100 fee

Pricing adjustments have also been implemented to align the registration fees for all four IIA specialty certification exams (CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, and CRMA*). Member candidates seeking a specialty certification will now pay a registration fee of US $350 regardless of the specialty.  Learn more about fees, policies, and pricing options to obtain IIA certification.

New Edition of the Certification Candidate Handbook Now Available

There have been significant updates and enhancements to the certification process, ranging from the implementation of the three-part CIA exam structure to newly updated forms, to expanded eligibility and education requirements. The December 2013 edition of the Certification Candidate Handbook explains these changes and more.

The updated handbook is the go-to resource for anyone pursuing IIA certification. We recommend every certification candidate read the handbook, which covers the entire certification process from the application process to how to schedule an exam.

Download the new December 2013 Certification Candidate Handbook.

Certified Internal Auditor Educational Requirements:

With approval from the Global Board, the CIA educational requirements now have a provision that allows experienced internal audit practitioners around the globe not possessing a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent to pursue CIA certification.

Candidates may now become eligible for the CIA, subject to approval, who possess:

  1. Two years’ post-secondary education and five years’ verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent, OR
  2. Seven years’ verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent.

Individuals who meet the above prescribed criteria may now qualify to pursue CIA certification. This alternative provision opens the door to certification to those accomplished practitioners from around the globe who have had varied educational experiences, but possess the technical knowledge and expertise to obtain the designation.

For more information on CIA eligibility requirements, click here.

Eligibility Requirements for All Certification Programs:

The Board also updated the documentation requirements for candidates to move from an “Applied” to an “Approved” status in all certification programs. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, The IIA must receive and approve the following described candidate documents before a candidate may register for any certification exams.

  • Proof of Identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted. All documents must be scanned and uploaded through the Document Upload Portal in a manner that ensures the photo is clearly legible.
  • Applicants must indicate their highest level of education on the exam application. Proof of education in the form of a copy of the degree(s) or transcripts is required. These documents should be transmitted to The IIA via the Document Upload Portal.
    • NOTE: Full-time university students who are in their senior (final) year may enter the certification program and sit for exams before completing their education requirement upon approval. To be accepted into the certification program and ultimately achieve certification, they must:
      • Complete the Special Student/Professor application in CCMS.
      • Submit a University Student/Professor Registration form.
      • Complete the education requirement.
  • A Character Reference Form must be completed and signed by an active IIA-certified individual, a current or prior supervisor, or the candidate’s current professor and transmitted to The IIA via the Document Upload Portal.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, a candidate must provide all three documents indicated above and receive acceptance to the certification program before they can register and sit for any exams. The complete process, instructions, and forms for each certification are available on The IIA’s website, www.theiia.org/certification.

Certification Designation Certificates

After completing the program requirements to earn your CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP or CRMA designation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for ordering a certificate through the CCMS.  There is no charge to obtain your certificate unless you choose to upgrade your shipping option.

Certification Designation Certificates

After completing the program requirements to earn your CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP or CRMA designation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for ordering a certificate through the CCMS.  There is no charge to obtain your certificate unless you choose to upgrade your shipping option.

CPE Requirements

Practicing CIAs are required to complete a total of 40 hours of acceptable CPE every year.  The IIA accepts CPE credits from several areas including seminar/conference attendance, passing the CIA exam, other certification examinations passed, self-study programs and participation as an officer or committee member in a professional industry organization related to internal auditing.  For more information and a full list of acceptable CPE hours, please see the CPE Requirements for CIAs on the IIA website.  For information regarding reporting, see the CPE Reporting Steps on the IIA website

CIA Review Course

The Houston IIA Chapter will be sponsoring an in-person, 5 day CIA review course and has extended an invitation to Dallas Chapter members interested in attending. The course will be taught by Dr. Glen Sumners, an Internal Audit professor at Louisiana State University. The registration website and course invitation are below.  

CIA Review Course Invitation

This course is offered to assist candidates in their preparation for successful completion of the Certified Internal Auditor examination. The course will combine lectures, discussions, and classroom exercises in a diversified approach to exam preparation. The material covered in this review course is basic to the internal auditor’s work; therefore, the course can also be used to provide training to new internal auditors or for maintaining the skills of more experienced auditors.

When: June 9 - 13, 2014

Where: Total Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St., 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002 

Register Here: http://www.cvent.com/d/lJWZqEWJukS9o1XlQSX6wQ/4my3/P1/1K?

Course Schedule & Fees:
Registration Fee before 5/9/13:
  • PART 1 (June 9-10): $300 for IIA Members and $350 for Non IIA Members;
  • PART 2 (June 11): $150 for IIA Members and $200 for Non IIA Members;
  • PART 3 (June 12 & June 13): $300 for IIA Members and $350 for Non IIA Members
  • EARLY REGISTRAITON IS STRONGLY ADVISED
Registration Fee on or after 5/9/13:
  • PART 1 (June 9-10): $350 for IIA Members and $400 for Non IIA Members;
  • PART 2 (June 11): $200 for IIA Members and $250 for Non IIA Members;
  • PART 3 (June 12 & June 13): $350 for IIA Members and $400 for Non IIA Members
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014.

 Questions? Contact Lauren Elkins at lauren.m.elkins@us.pwc.com


Report Your Speaking and Writing

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 online form. If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Bryan at CAP@dallasiia.org.


Employment Opportunities

Garland Independent School District  (5/14/14)

Director of Internal Audit

Salary: Negotiable based on experience
Reports to: Garland ISD School Board

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in accounting.
  • C.P.A. or C.I.A. required
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of accounting/auditing experience
  • Familiar with auditing standards and procedures.
  • Must be able to work independently, and develop an internal audit program for a school district
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and Word, and various presentation software (e.g., Keynote, Prezi)
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, especially in dealing with other school district staff members
  • Preference will be given to persons with:
    1. Experience with auditing.
    2. School district experience.
    3. Supervisory experience.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Use auditing procedures established by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc., and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards to:

  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify measure, classify, and report such information.
  • Review the systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations which could have a significant impact on operations and reports and to determine whether the organization is in compliance.
  • Review the means of safeguarding district assets and, as appropriate, verify the existence of such assets.
  • Review and appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed.
  • Review operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and whether they are being implemented as planned.
  • Examine and evaluate the school district’s system of internal control.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive audit programs for the evaluation of management controls provided over all district activities.
  • Provide written report at conclusion of each audit.
  • Appraise the adequacy of the action taken by management to correct reported deficient conditions; accepting adequate corrective action; continuing reviews of appropriate management personnel on action the internal auditor considers inadequate until there has been a satisfactory resolution of the matter.
  • Perform special reviews requested the Board of Trustees or administration.
  • Supervise Internal Audit Staff.
  • Report quarterly to the Board.
  • Perform other duties as may be determined by the Board.
Work Conditions:
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Maintain professional communications at all times.
  • Occasional travel outside of district.
  • Occasional irregular hours.

Please apply online at www.garlandisd.net


CHAN Healthcare  (5/8/14)

We are looking for an experienced IT Audit Manager in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who is self-motivated and possesses strong IT audit and client relationship skills. You will be leading and managing IT audits and consultative projects as part of a strategic and innovative internal audit team. You will be working with all levels of client management to assess emerging risks and business strategies, develop value-added internal IT audit program and execute audits in a timely manner. If you have strong values, a passion for success and thrive on challenges, apply today.

We offer highly competitive compensation, benefits and relocation packages. Qualified professionals from all geographies are encouraged to apply.

CHAN HEALTHCARE is the market leader in providing Internal Audit and Consulting Services to the healthcare industry. We deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex healthcare issues. As a faith-based company, we assist in advancing the missions of our clients.

Qualified applicants should have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Accounting or Business Administration
  • 7 years or more of IT auditing, IT consulting, information security and/or healthcare IT experience
  • Professional certification as a CISA, CISSP or CIA preferred
  • Healthcare industry experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with clients at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Reference No. ITAM-FMOL-BR-KM

Interested? Email us: recruiter@chanllc.com

And, for further information on CHAN HEALTHCARE services, culture
and opportunities visit us at:
www.chanllc.com

EOE


Neiman Marcus  (5/8/14)

Title:  Staff Auditor
Department:  Internal Audit
 

Job Summary

Perform audits of routine nature (primarily store audits) with direction from an Auditor-in-Charge in accordance with audit work program.  This individual is also responsible for identifying and recommending specific audit tests to be performed in routine audit areas.  This individual will perform store audits for two-thirds of the year and conduct operational audits during the remainder of the year.

Key Performance Elements

  • Perform audits in accordance with audit programs under the supervision of the Auditor-in-Charge.
  • Obtain and analyze evidentiary data through interaction with auditee.
  • Prepare comprehensive workpapers for each area audited, including detailed process narratives where applicable.
  • Identify and recommend to the Auditor-in-Charge specific audit tests to be performed.
  • Prepare oral presentation of findings from areas audited to auditee Management, along with appropriate recommendations to enhance controls, improve operations or reduce costs.
  • Resolve routine audit issues with auditee staff.
Requirements

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CIA candidate preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform 35% travel

Work Experience

  • Minimum 1-2 years prior audit experience preferred; recent graduates also considered
  • Retail industry experience preferred, but not required

Send all inquiries and resumes to Amber Thigpen at neimanmarcuscareers.com


University of Texas at Dallas  (5/1/14)

 

Staff Auditor

The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking a Staff Auditor to assist on audits in all areas of the University's operations in accordance with The Institute of Internal Auditors' International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and their Code of Ethics, Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards, UT System Policy 129 (Internal Audit Activities), and other applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or business-related field is required.  Preferred candidates will have completed Internal Auditing coursework at a college or university and have one to two years of experience in internal audit, preferably at a university.  Professional certification or parts passed (CIA, CPA, CISA).  Experience with TeamMate, IDEA, or other audit software is also desired.

Candidates must have:  excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent understanding of computers and terminology and ability to use Microsoft Office software as well as audit software; excellent judgment and problem solving skills; be a critical and logical thinker; possess a professional presence and attitude; excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation; a good ability to work both independently and as part of a team; ability to maintain positive team relationships by demonstrating and supporting initiative, willingness to learn, flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of the Internal Audit Department; desire to achieve professional certification in audit-related field.

Security sensitive position.  See detailed list of other responsibilities at www.utdallasjobs.com.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Apply online at:  www.utdallasjobs.com


Weaver  (4/10/14)

Weaver is a Texas-based regional accounting and consulting firm that has been in continuous practice for over 60 years. Weaver serves clients in all industries with comprehensive services, including audit, tax and advisory services.  Weaver's client base includes private and publicly held business enterprises, local governments, municipalities, nonprofits, wealthy families and executives.

At Weaver, 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.

Risk Advisory Services – Senior Associate I

Position Summary:

The Risk Advisory Services Senior Associate I will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of objectives on engagements.  This position is based in Fort Worth or Dallas, TX.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assume responsibility for assigned sections of audit engagements while supervising 1-3 Associate staff members
  • Assist in the planning of internal audit and other Advisory engagements
  • Work closely with Managers to identify and resolve issues encountered in the performance of internal audits and other Advisory engagements through effective and timely communication
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels
  • Develop effective and clear work papers
  • Assist with internal audit report preparation
  • Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence
  • Work with group leaders to construct an appropriate plan of professional development and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed
  • Assist in the professional development of Associates, including mentoring and fieldwork supervision
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Master’s degree preferred
  • CIA or CPA eligible (CPA preferred)
  • 2-5 years or more experience in public accounting, industry or a combination of both
  • Understanding of the COSO internal framework
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP, GAAS and IIA Standards is preferred
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills
  • Past experience supervising teams of at least 1-3 employees

To Apply:
Visit https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WEAVERANDTIDWELL&cws=1&rid=806 to fill out an online application.

Email Jimmy Roberson for any questions relating to this position. jimmy.roberson@weaver.com 


Risk Advisory Services – Experienced Associate

Summary:

The Experienced Associate is primarily responsible for execution of various engagement objectives within assigned areas and assists where necessary to complete the overall engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Learn and execute documentation initiatives in assigned areas using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control framework
  • Develop an understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and is able to research issues and provide management with coherent information on routine, non-complex issues
  • Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in performance of assignments through effective and timely communication
  • Consistently perform and take ownership of assigned areas, small projects, and small engagements under the supervision of more experienced team members
  • Assist with financial statements, workpaper preparation, and/or other reports
  • Keep supervisors apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis
  • Work with direct report manager to develop an appropriate plan of professional development and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed
  • Has the goal to progress professionally by working toward passing the CPA exam if not already certified
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the client’s operations and accounting system
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels
  • Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions
  • Has effective and clear workpaper and documentation techniques
  • Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence
  • Adhere to the Firm’s policies and procedures, ACTION philosophy, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary
  • Understand and adhere to rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct as stipulated by the Institute of Internal Auditors
Qualifications:
  • Candidate should Possess a basic familiarity with GAAP, GAAS and IIA standards
  • CPA, CPA eligible, CIA, CIA eligible candidate preferred
  • 1-2 years or more experienced in public and/or industry experience
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required; Masters degree preferred

To Apply:
Visit https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WEAVERANDTIDWELL&cws=1&rid=786 to fill out an online application.

Email Jimmy Roberson for any questions relating to this position. jimmy.roberson@weaver.com 


Texas Capital Bank  (4/9/14)

Senior Auditor

ID: 2014-1896
Job Location: US-TX-Dallas-Corporate Headquarters
Location Address: 2000 McKinney Ave
Category: Compliance & Regulatory

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development, and completion of a comprehensive risk based, internal audit plan, including SOX testing
  • Assist in monitoring of the Corporate Compliance Program and assist the organization in the management of compliance risk
  • Assist in the development of specific audit plans and ensure that all activities conform to established Internal Audit Department policies and procedures
  • Prepare and execute specific audit programs, procedures, and tasks that are sufficient to opine on the adequacy of governance, risk management, control and compliance processes of Texas
  • Capital Bancshares, its subsidiaries and business units
  • Prepare and review reports of audit results with business unit management
  • Work with managers of various business units to coordinate responses and develop action plans, as necessary, to respond to deficiencies and/or recommendations noted from internal, external audits, regulatory examinations, as well as deficiencies self-identified by management
  • Ensure the quality of all internal audit work complies with Internal Audit Department Charter, established policies and procedures, and established professional standards
  • Utilize available electronic tools to develop programs and analysis that assist in the audit and monitoring processes
  • Through continuous education, maintain and improve knowledge of corporate governance, risk management, internal controls, compliance and internal audit processes
  • Serve as lead auditor on specific assignments directing the activity of exempt or non-exempt level auditors and/or third party providers
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • Minimum of three years internal audit, public accounting or regulatory experience
  • Professional certification(s) such as CPA, CIA, CISA and advanced degree preferred
  • ACL experience preferred
  • Evidence of continuing education to maintain skills to accomplish duties and responsibilities
  • Experience in banking and regulatory compliance with excellent knowledge of consumer, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti Money Laundering, and other banking regulations, and related risks
  • Experience in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) processes such as internal control documentation, walkthroughs, testing and reporting
  • Understanding of risks within financial services and related risk management processes
  • Understanding of organizational governance processes
  • Effective communication (both verbal and written), negotiating and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in the use of software tools for reports, audits, data extraction, analysis and presentations
  • Knowledge of data processing and information security processes
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships across the organization
  • Strong organizational skills; including effective time management

Link to apply: https://careers-texascapitalbank.icims.com/jobs/1896/senior-internal-auditor/job


Novation  (3/20/14)

Novation has won awards for our focus on Ethics, leadership, diversity and environmental initiatives in our industry, made the great places to work list and works hard to “be green” in our practices and our offices.  In 2012, the health care customers Novation serves used our contracts to purchase over $40 Billion in products and services and we continue to grow.  Additionally, we help lower costs for America's hospitals, and since 2009, we have provided just over $1 billion in savings for our customers.  We offer a culture that likes to promote from within and we have a tremendous benefit package that includes an onsite gym.  Join our team to help improve healthcare costs for all across the country.

Senior Auditor – Supplier Audit

Location:  Irving, TX

Job Summary:
You will work in a team-oriented environment to identify underpaid and unpaid Member Value through review of health care organization purchase data and monitoring activities.  Performs complex analysis, database queries, forensic investigation and research of suppliers’ data to identify and quantify unpaid or missing fees. Influences and supports Sr. Management discussions with suppliers based on technical expertise and comprehensive research. Communicates with internal and external parties to gather or distribute information related to audit engagements. Manages communication and disbursal of Member Value to customers as well as contribute to other corporate projects. 

Responsibilities:
  • Manage projects to gather information and prepare charts, graphs, tables and more for supplier audits
  • Use business acumen and advanced data mining skills to write database queries, perform highly complex analysis of supplier data and investigate payment of fees
  • Design and conduct tests, using numerous databases queries, to identify issues regarding fee/rebate payment completeness and accuracy
  • Determine and present quantified missing fee impact to advise and influence Management decisions during recovery discussions
  • Perform as a subject matter expert to management and others regarding functional knowledge and to identify missing fees and improvements
  • Document research, review working papers, and provide guidance to other employees
  • Participate in internal and supplier calls to reconcile contract eligibility and minimize reporting errors
Qualifications:
  • Accounting, Finance or Systems Degree preferred. Masters or other relevant advanced degree a plus
  • 3-5 years of public or industry audit experience
  • Ability to travel <20%
  • Development/management of analytical processes/systems
  • Advanced data mining experience (SQL, ACL and IDEA) is preferred
  • Financial certification or eligibility preferred (CPA, CIA and CISA are preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Developed sense of professional skepticism
  • Proactive in approach to work, adaptable, and a team player
  • Must possess excellent presentation/communication skills
EOE  M/F/D/V

The Company is committed to equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law. 

All applicants should apply at: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VHA&cws=39&rid=3116


Progressive Waste Solutions  (3/4/14)

Status:  Full time, Employee
Relevant work experience:  2-5 years
Education Level:  Bachelors degree
Location:  Ft. Worth, TX
Job Category:  Accounting/Auditing
Career Level:  Experienced (non-manager)

About the Company:
Progressive Waste Solutions is North America's third largest full-service waste management company, providing non-hazardous solid waste collection and landfill disposal services to municipal, commercial, industrial and residential customers in 6 provinces and 11 U.S. states.

About the Job:
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Internal Audit, we are seeking an Internal Auditor to assist in our Sarbanes Oxley and other audit efforts.  You will be responsible for assisting in the enhancement of our current audit program, including the review and documentation of policies and guidelines, the identification of corporate and field level controls, and the continuation of the monitoring and testing of key controls by the Company.  In addition, you will be required to perform testing at various locations in the US and Canada.  While this position is based out of our corporate office in Fort Worth, TX the position does require 30% travel.

To be considered:

Candidates must have some experience in internal or external audit and a basic working knowledge of SOX requirements including:

  • Documenting significant processes and identifying key controls;
  • Performing audits focused on operational and financial controls;
  • Testing the effectiveness of internal controls;
  • Communicating, reporting and negotiating audit findings and recommendations to management;
  • Preparing internal audit reports for circulation to management and the audit committee;
  • Working with outside consultants, principally during location testing.
Other qualification requirements include:
  • BA/BBA in Accounting, Finance, Auditing, IT Auditing a plus
  • CPA and or graduate/masters degree desired or desire to pursue CPA/CIA/CISA/MBA
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Solid PC skills
IESI offers a complete compensation package including:
  • Base Salary
  • Medical, dental, life and disability insurance.
  • 401(k) Plan with company match

To Apply:
Visit www.progressivewaste.com/en/company/careers/ to fill out an online application.

Email Kassandra Killion for any questions relating to this position. Kassandra.Killion@progressivewaste.com


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